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Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face.<p>If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this.<p>For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with …

Psychology

Couples in retirement face average health care costs of $280,000, Fidelity estimates

Got a spare quarter-million bucks sitting around?<p>If you’re a 65-year-old couple retiring this year you’ll need even more than that to cover health care and medical expenses throughout retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ annual cost estimate.<p>Fidelity estimates it will cost a couple …

Retirement

Why You Should Hire a Financial Planner, Even if You’re Not Rich

If the very idea of financial planning makes you break out in hives, you’re not alone. A new study found that perceived financial well-being — feeling secure about not only the state of your current situation but how well you’ve planned for the future — holds the key to your overall well-being. …

Personal Finance

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

Self-help

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

At Amazon, Jeff Bezos has strict instructions for crafting the perfect memo — and he said it should take days to write

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has some tips on crafting the perfect memo, which he broke down in his annual letter to shareholders.<p>At the online giant, memos must be six pages and "narratively structured." These memos never contain individual authors' names, only the name of the team.<p>Bezos said that, at …

Writing

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn’t pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.<p>They …

Employment

Women who want to conceive should adopt a healthy diet years earlier

Women who are hoping to conceive should go on a diet years before, new research suggests.<p>Writing in The Lancet, medics said the vast majority of women of reproductive age were not nutritionally prepared for pregnancy - putting the long-term health of their children at risk.<p>Those thinking about …

Pregnancy

13 Mental Habits Leaders with Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader/boss/manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

Self-help

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing …

Burnout

Xiaomi's $480 Black Shark gaming phone is designed to take on the Razer Phone

The introduction of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite has catalyzed the mobile gaming market, and manufacturers are now starting to roll out …

Mobile Technology

9 different ages for claiming Social Security -- and what they mean to you

Not sure when to file for benefits? Here's a rundown of your choices.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social …

Retirement

The Dividend Diet: A Guide To Investing On Easy Street

Dividends have accounted for nearly 50% of the returns of the S&P 500 over the past 80 years.<p>As powerful wealth accumulators for younger investors, …

Investing

Infographic: What Consumers Expect of Brands When It Comes to Issues They Care About

There’s a good reason marketers and the C-suite alike continue to focus so determinedly on brand purpose—it’s important to consumers. According to a …

Public Relations

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Employment

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Employment

Here's How Much You Need to Live Comfortably in America's 10 Most Expensive Cities

San Francisco, New York, and Boston are great places to live, but at a cost.<p>Have you ever wondered how much income you would need to live in the most expensive cities in the U.S.? Not just to survive, but to live a reasonably comfortable lifestyle? Fortunately, the folks at personal finance site …

San Francisco

Successful Leaders Use This 1 Brain Trick to Master Persuasion

The idea that you can influence someone's thoughts with your brainwaves has suddenly become less unbelievable.<p>Entrepreneurial brilliance may be rooted in a genius idea, but entrepreneurial success often comes down to the art of persuasion. At every step of the way, you have to convince someone -- …

Brainwaves

Elon Musk Wants to Blanket the World With the Best Satellite Internet Service Ever. The FCC Just Said Yes

SpaceX got conditional approval to launch 4,425 satellites into low-Earth orbit.<p>How do you feel about your internet service provider options? If you're not wild about them, you may get a new alternative within a few years, thanks to the ever-innovative Elon Musk. His company SpaceX recently …

Space Exploration

How to Increase Your Employees' Satisfaction Without Giving Them a Raise

It's not just about the money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a common misconception that money is the main driver of employee satisfaction. It is, after all, a fairly reliable measure of how much a company values its employees. Naturally, employers would think …

Employee Engagement

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

What Is Blockchain?

An overview of the technology everyone is talking about.<p>Blockchain might seem like magical fairy dust that companies throw about that suddenly sparks …

Ask a Fool: What do alpha and beta mean in investing?

These are two common, but often misunderstood investing terms.<p>Q: I've seen the terms "alpha" and "beta" used frequently in the financial news. What do they mean?<p>These terms refer to two important investing concepts.<p>In simple English, "alpha" refers to how well an investment performed relative to a …

Investing

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with enterprise setup improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a few enterprise improvements. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch.<p>Windows 10 is a …

These giant viruses have more protein-making gear than any known virus

Scientists have found two more giant viruses in extreme environments in Brazil.

The media merger wars are on. Next up: Comcast’s bid to undercut Disney’s purchase of Fox.

Comcast bid $31 billion for European pay TV service Sky, besting Rupert Murdoch’s bid.<p>The merger wars are on.<p>Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal*, announced today it made a surprise $31 billion bid for European pay TV company Sky.<p>What’s more interesting is how that could end up spoiling Disney’s $52 …

Media Industry

Amazon acquires Ring, Santa Monica-based maker of smart doorbells

Amazon Inc. has agreed to buy Ring, the Santa Monica maker of security cameras and internet-connected doorbells, the companies said Tuesday.<p>The deal is worth more than $1 billion, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified source familiar with the matter.<p>The acquisition pushes Amazon further into …

You can now explore a magical 'Harry Potter' exhibit on Google Arts & Culture app

Google is bringing a world of magic artefacts into the digital space.<p>Last year, the British Library opened their exhibition <i>Harry Potter: A History of</i> …

Nvidia's GTX 2070 and 2080 cards could be unveiled next month, launch late April

We’ve been waiting for what seems like an age to see Nvidia’s next generation of GeForce graphics cards, but according to the rumor mill, they’ll …