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Dad raised 11 kids alone. How will I cope with one?

Seamas O’Reilly’s father brought up a huge brood of children on his own. He also built their house and filled it with love, laughter and DIY catalogues. So how does that make Seamas feel now that he’s about to become a dad?<p>Many’s the Father’s Day my dad awoke to the sound of soft padding at the …

Parenting

Why does Trump hate Jeff Bezos: is it about power or money?

Trump doesn’t know what to do with someone who won’t play and it would be a grave mistake for Bezos to engage Michael D'Antonio<p>If Trump owned a newspaper, it would be called The Daily Trump and he would have a front-page column Michael D'Antonio<p>Nestled between the embassy of Myanmar and the …

Donald Trump

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Trusting your gut could be the most rational way to make decisions

• <b>Brain studies have shown that using our "gut feelings" can be more rational than we give credit.</b>• <b><br>Emotions can be significant responses in decision-making— as our brains process information and experiences over time, our intuition becomes more accurate.</b>• <b><br>Intuitive thinking is fast and subconscious,</b> …

Psychology

How to Optimize Date Night with Your Spouse

Committing to one meaningful hour a week with your partner can fuel a lifetime of happiness.<p>There's a reason date nights are recommended by every psychologist and marriage-family therapist. Positive interactions and time to connect one-on-one are among the most basic building blocks of a healthy …

Work-life Balance

I couldn't believe these were my father's final words to me

Last autumn, my brother Caleb and I knew our father didn’t have much time left. He had been in the hospital intensive care unit three times in one year and although his mind was clear, his heart was failing. But he refused to admit it – and that presented a minor problem.<p>Caleb and I wanted Dad's …

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

The strange story of Australia’s wild camel

There are hundreds of thousands of camels roaming the outback. But how did an animal synonymous with the Middle East end up here in such numbers?<p>I’ll be honest. I wasn’t expecting the camel.<p>The hours tick by slowly when you’re driving Australia’s Stuart Highway. Named after the 19th-Century …

Trump Thought He’d Picked His Perfect U.S. Attorney in Geoffrey Berman. He Was Very Wrong.

For the Michael Cohen raid, Rosenstein, filling in for Sessions, gave the go-ahead to Khuzami, filling in for Berman. All four are …

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

Ian Bremmer reveals why last week was 'the most significant and dangerous week of geopolitics' in 20 years

March 19 through March 25 was a particularly tumultuous week in a particularly tumultuous presidency — marked by more turnover at the White House, contentious words with China over trade policy, another Republican loss at the ballot box, a budget bill President Donald Trump hated and his base …

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Political Science

Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010

Facebook’s executives have spent much of the past week dealing with the fallout of reports claiming millions of its users had their data harvested from a quiz app without their consent. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg issued a long non-apology on Facebook, and appeared on cable news to explain how …

Silicon Valley

The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement

<b>(CNN) —</b> After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.<p>Trump lambasted the …

Merchant Shipping

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in 3 Paragraphs

What it means for Facebook, for President Trump’s world, and for every American<p><i>(If you want to skip the preamble, see below for the three indented paragraphs. I promise they’re here.)</i><p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal is suddenly a major problem for Facebook.<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Five ways to break up with plastic

From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.<p><i>Produced by Carla Gray. Filmed and edited by Jemma Cox.</i><p><i>Reporter: Jimmy Tam.</i>

‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center.<p>These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much further President Trump and his administration may …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort's Fate Is Sealed

For the past decade, Rick Gates was fiercely loyal to his risk-taking boss. Not anymore.<p>There should be no denying Paul Manafort’s fate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s list of charges keeps on swelling—a repeatedly amended compendium of malfeasance that is now so long and so pointillistic that it …

Paul Manafort

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Self-improvement

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Country diary: finely dressed gadwall has an air of austere decency

<b>Airedale, West Yorkshire:</b> Neck held straight, upright and officer-like, the drake appears dressed in close-fitted tweeds, a fine houndstooth of tan and grey<p>I don’t know a bird book that has much to say about the gadwall (<i>Anas strepera</i>). Generally this unobtrusive winter duck is compared with the …

Birds

The best digital piano for students

<i>By John Higgins</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After researching more than 80 digital …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Exercise

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time

Some people get their daily dose of cardio by running into every meeting saying, “Sorry I’m late!” While it might seem like chronic lateness is just …

Burned Out? This 1 Habit Will Ensure You Never Burn Out Again

Too many people suffer from burnout.<p>At the end of every year, I make it a point to do some serious reflecting.<p>Part of my reflection process this year has entailed taking a hard look at "burnout."<p>Burnout feels like you've hit a wall.<p>Every entrepreneur knows the feeling.<p>Burnout can happen at the end …

Productivity

13 Ways to Make Your House Stay Clean Longer

I Sealed My Garage Floor<p>In my former home, the cement floor generated a large amount of fine dust, which got tracked indoors. So when my family moved …

Cleaning