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The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

The 8 Quickest Ways to Get Sick Abs

Getting a flat stomach is hard work enough; getting full-on definition is downright laborious. But it just got easier: These simple workout and diet tweaks will help you get the definition you want, faster.

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

50 ways to accelerate weight loss

The average man’s body houses 43.2lbs of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it’s never stagnant. Spend more …

Roger Federer not certain of competing at French Open

<b>(CNN) —</b> Will he? Won't he? Roger Federer has cast an element of doubt over whether he will compete in the tennis season's second grand slam -- next month's French Open.<p>The Swiss great told CNN Sport that missing the second major of the year to extend his current break from the Tour was "still an …

Bryan Bickell: From the top to the bottom and back again

<b>(CNN) —</b> He woke with a start, a strange pain in his shoulder.<p>Used to big hits and aching bones, pro hockey player Bryan Bickell reassured himself, blaming the pain on a strange sleeping position, a pinched nerve, or perhaps an infected tooth he had at the time.<p>But it didn't subside.<p>"It came back, …

Don’t believe your own hype: How Pebble went from being worth $740 million to less than $40 million

Confidence is an essential ingredient for entrepreneurs.<p>It’s what makes them quit college or their jobs, tells them they can take on corporate behemoths, and helps them endure countless rejections. But from the outside, confidence can look an awful lot like arrogance, and it may not be until …

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Top rugby coach found dead in Paris hotel room

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world of rugby is in shock after the sudden death of Munster head coach and former Irish international Anthony Foley at the age of 42.<p>Foley, who played 62 times for his country, was found dead in the team's hotel in Paris, ahead of a match in the European Champions Cup against Racing 92.<p>…

Want your kid to become a tennis player? Prepare to spend big

<b>(CNN) —</b> If it wasn't for a Romanian shipping tycoon, Simona Halep may never have become one of the world's best tennis players.<p>Growing up in the Black Sea town of Constanta, Halep was in need of international competition to advance her tennis career.<p>Corneliu Idu came to the 14-year-old's rescue -- …

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London gym molds several boxing champions -- and one mayor

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Tucked away down a dead-end street in one of the less glamorous areas of southwest London lies a hidden gem that can lay equal claim to former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno and the city's mayor Sadiq Khan.<p>The walls of Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club are covered floor to ceiling …

The 10 most luxurious first-class plane cabins in the world

One of the best parts about having expendable money has to be flying in style.<p>Being on a plane can be brutal — especially when traveling internationally — but a queen-sized bed, personal shower, or butler could definitely turn that experience around.<p>Scroll down for a look at the 10 most luxurious …

Serena's Grand year: Making history, making waves, making us jealous

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know Serena Williams. We all know Serena Williams. She's been burning up the tennis world for 20 (!) years now. But it seems in the past year or so, she's gotten even more...Serena Williams-y.<p>It's not even her accomplishments on the court, which are ridiculous: Just this week, she …

Tiger Woods to make comeback

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tiger Woods is on his way back -- but the former world No. 1 says he "still has work to do" as he attempts to resurrect his career.<p>Woods has not played competitively since August 2015 after undergoing multiple back surgeries, but hopes to tee off at a PGA Tour event next month.<p>The 14-time …

US Open 2016: Kei Nishikori stuns Andy Murray in five sets to reach semis

<b>(CNN) —</b> There may be a roof at the US Open this year but the rain can still be a turning point, as Andy Murray discovered to his detriment.<p>Cruising for most of the first set and a half against Kei Nishikori, when the roof was shut at 3-3 in the second it changed the entire complexion of the …

Novak Djokovic is good ... and now he is very lucky

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've heard of the expression "Better to be lucky than good?" But what if you are both lucky and good?<p>At this year's US Open, Novak Djokovic -- one of tennis' all-time greats with 12 majors -- is a prime example.<p>When Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired trailing the world No. 1 in Tuesday's …

Formula One: Bernie Ecclestone to stay on after $8 billion deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Formula One may soon have a new owner but it looks like the man behind the wheel is going nowhere -- for now at least.<p>Bernie Ecclestone has led F1 for 40 years and will remain as CEO after US group Liberty Media agreed to buy the race series from European private equity firm CVC Capital …

Formula E: The 'laboratory' for tomorrow's urban transport

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cars maybe slower than Formula One, and the sound they make is more of a squeal than a roar, but Formula E has plenty to shout about as it prepares for its third season.<p>With the first race set to run along Hong Kong's spectacular harborfront on October 9, and ePrix slated to run on the …

FIFA to investigate Sepp Blatter and former top officials over payments

<b>(CNN) —</b> FIFA's former president Sepp Blatter faces an investigation into multiple allegations including bribery and corruption, the football governing body's ethics committee announced Friday.<p>Proceedings were also opened against FIFA's ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke, and its former director of …

F1 families: Like father, like son?

Renault teammates Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen tell CNN's The Circuit how they followed their fathers and became Formula One drivers.

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Stoffel Vandoorne: The rookie who upstaged F1 champions

<b>(CNN) —</b> His name sounds like it has been plucked from the pages of a comic book or a Hollywood movie, but now real-life Formula One drama finally beckons for Stoffel Vandoorne.<p>Since 2014, the Belgian has had to play understudy to former world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as McLaren's …

How an Abu Dhabi billionaire is transforming not just City, but the city

<b>Manchester, England (CNN) —</b> If Manchester City used to be the club boasting high-profile signings on provocative billboards, these days this northern English city's "noisy neighbor" is taking a more softly, softly approach.<p>Ahead of Saturday's Premier League derby against rival Manchester United, …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Nissan Rogue

More aggressive styling for the popular compact crossover<p>The automaker has given the 2017 Nissan Rogue a mid-cycle refresh. Other changes to the second-generation Rogue, which debuted in 2014, include a new hybrid model and more active safety features detailed in our <b>First Look</b>. Below is an …

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Airbus planes are about to get even more crowded

The move reflects the rivalry between major planemakers to jazz up interiors and give airlines more flexibility on cabins as the industry struggles to capture more traffic without angering passengers.<p>Airbus said the "Airspace by Airbus" brand would debut on its upgraded A330, the A330neo, which is …

What Science Says About Men's Sex Appeal

While there is no such thing as a perfect man — except maybe Chris Hemsworth, that bastard! — there are indeed beneficial assets we can adjust to make ourselves more appealing to the opposite sex. But instead of asking hundreds of women over dozens of months to determine a man’s most attractive …

I Grew Up Poor in a Rich Person's World -- Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

I stopped asking for presents at age 8. That's when I understood that my family was poor, and that I couldn't ask for much, because the answer would be "No."<p>It's these memories that stand out in sharp relief -- the shame of handing my lunch lady that brightly colored free lunch ticket instead of …

Rugby World Cup 2015: Cherry Blossoms in the shade after Scots win

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw's late try saw them edge battling Samoa 36-33 Saturday to cruelly dash the hopes of Japan reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.<p>Laidlaw, who scored 26 of Scotland's points, crossed in the 74th minute and converted it to leave his team …

Rugby World Cup 2015: Japan ends with a flourish to secure third win

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan's rugby players will return home as national heroes after rounding off their World Cup campaign with a third victory Sunday, beating a battling United States team 28-18 at Gloucester.<p>The Cherry Blossoms may not have made the last eight, narrowly missing out behind South Africa and …

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

Tesla's profit margin might be about to skyrocket

On one side, bulls see the electric vehicle maker as a fundamentally different kind of car company and one that heralds a new future for the industry.<p>Bears look at the lack of profit and the limited number of models being sold currently and see an overvalued stock.<p>There is little doubt that Tesla's …