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5 Tips for Accomplishing What's on Your To-Do List

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of all tools invented to improve productivity, the to-do list may be the most basic, yet essential. But like any tool, the to-do list only helps you accomplish more if you know how to use it effectively.<p>If you find your to-do list getting …

How to Simplify Your Life with Systems

Life is vast, unpredictable, and complicated.Systems make it simpler. Systems thinking allows us to take control of a part of life, reduce it to a …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

One-Third Of The World's Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble: Study

The earth's biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>The studies used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites gathered between 2003 and 2013 …

These 22 cars are the most economical to own

The sticker price on your car is only the beginning of what it really costs to own that auto — something that savvy shoppers should take into account …

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it.<p>Sometimes in life, less is more.<p>NBA agent David Falk …

Basketball

What Obama's trip to Selma means

He’s more publicly embracing his role as America’s first black president.<p>Six months ago, as Ferguson rioted night after night and President Barack Obama carefully parsed his response, many African-American leaders wondered if he’d join them in Selma for the 50th anniversary of the march across the …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

The Last Taboo: Will Smith, “Focus,” And Hollywood’s Interracial Couples Problem

With love interest Margot Robbie, Smith’s character embraces a colorblind romance in a mainstream movie. But is it enough?<p>Will Smith has already saved the world.<p>But ultimately that might not be his biggest on-screen accomplishment. Now he’s poised to solve what is arguably Hollywood’s last taboo: …

Why ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Is TV’s Most Radical Show

Gay sex. Natural hair. Viola Freaking Davis. How to Get Away With Murder creator Peter Nowalk tells us how he managed to make the most progressive …

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night’s Sleep. Here’s What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night’s rest. But how much can they achieve?<p>I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I’m neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage …

NFL Free Agency 2015: Rumors and Predictions for Under-the-Radar Players

Some of the biggest names in the NFL are set to hit free agency this offseason, although the lesser-known competitors are also likely to make a major impact.<p>While teams work to re-sign or put franchise tags on players like Ndamukong Suh, Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas, the rest of the league gets …

Football (U.S.)

DeAngelo Williams: 'Nobody' from Panthers came to mom's funeral

DeAngelo Williams said only one player on the Panthers came to his mother's funeral.<p>DeAngelo Williams gave an exclusive interview with WBTV in …

West Indies' Chris Gayle scores first double century at Cricket World Cup

Opener hits double ton off just 138 balls - including nine fours and 16 sixes against Zimbabwe in Canberra<p>West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century when he made 215 against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash in Canberra.<p>Gayle, who might have been given out …

Marshawn Lynch Biopic Promo Shows Beast Mode's Rise to the Top

Link to Media<p>Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch isn't a fan of talking to reporters, but if a camera is on him outside of a football setting, he does seem to be willing to open up.<p>A promo for a biopic about Beast Mode called <i>Family First</i> has been released. The promo, put together last …

Biopic

Jamal Crawford: J.J. Redick and I are 'best shooting-guard tandem'

When<p>Blake Griffinhad surgery Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection from his right elbow, theClippershad a big hole to fill.<p>Specifically, a hole the size of 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.<p>Luckily for the Clippers, two of the team's top shooters picked quite an opportune time to both be …

Want Fiber? Do more to get it, Google exec tells cities

Image copyright Google.Google has a tip for those who want more high-speed internet options: tell your town to get rid of its fax machine, touch up …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the most crucial components of the US armed drone programme. Alongside a couple of squadrons of the F-22 stealth fighter, the inhabitants of a large, nondescript brick building deep …

Military

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

The Brazilian Town Where the American Confederacy Lives On

The Confederados are one of the last remaining enclaves of the children of the unreconstructed South.<p>One day last spring, near an old rural cemetery in southern Brazil, a black man named Marcelo Gomes held up the corners of a Confederate flag to pose for a cell-phone photo. After the picture was …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

While waiting for new hearts, women build loving friendship

For months, Niki Glass waited anxiously in Room 976 of the cardiac intensive care unit for the call that would save her life.<p>A few doors down the hall at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Karen Tompkins was in painfully similar limbo. Also waiting for a heart transplant, she filled her days walking …

Medicine

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

Space Travel