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Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it."--</i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to …

Self-help

5 Lessons from a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-fought Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur and business-owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in …

Leadership

Ridley Scott Walks You Through His Favorite Scene from Blade Runner

f<p>The opening Voight-Kampff test that turns explosive, the flight over the high-rise rooftops and past the tower-side video geisha of 2019 Los …

Science Fiction

What I Learned About Coaching After Losing the Ability to Speak

I was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2001. By 2003 I could no longer speak intelligibly or walk, and any muscle control became more difficult as the disease progressed. I knew I couldn’t keep facilitating team meetings and giving strategy presentations — staples of the consulting …

Leadership

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Books

Proven Advice To Save You Money On Your Car Insurance Bill

How 2 Math Grads are Disrupting the Auto Insurance Industry<p>Do not pay your next car insurance bill until you read this…<p><b>Virginia Beach, Virginia</b> – …

Insurance

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening

Technically speaking, Mark Zuckerberg has been on paternity leave. In late August his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to their second child, a girl. …

Facebook

How a Tiny $50 Gadget Is Thwarting Hackers in 160 Countries

A Swedish product designer built the go-to cybersecurity device for companies in Silicon Valley--and across the globe.<p>When Stina Ehrensvard opened an account with an online bank and was issued a user name, password, and complex security software to be installed on her computer, what the bank didn't …

Silicon Valley

If you leave your kids alone, it’s not predatory strangers who are a risk

As a child, Ashley Thomas loved to go, by herself, to a meadow about a 10-minute walk from her house in Ojai, California.<p>Playing on her own let her …

Psychology

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It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when …

United States

A Third of Vegetarians Eat Meat When They’re Drunk

A new survey of British vegetarians has found that one in three veggies eat meat every time they’re drunk on a night out, with kebabs coming out as the favoured illicit meat snack.<p>Everyone likes to think they have a few guiding principles. Basic stuff like "no bitching about workmates" or "no …

Vegetarian

Liberals and conservatives deny science equally: study

Denial is a river that runs both red and blue, new research suggests.<p>People on both ends of the political spectrum are similarly prone to science …

Research

Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’ – It’s Your Turn

They might be skills, but they’re not soft<p><b>Are you good at your job?</b><p>Different, easier question: Was Ty Cobb good at baseball?<p>The apocryphal story is …

Leadership

The First Web Apps: 5 Apps That Shaped the Internet as We Know It

Something new was in the air. It was July 1995, the hottest New York summer in a decade and a half, but heat wasn't making the headlines. Tech was. …

World Wide Web

Both Students and Their Mentors Deserve Blame for America’s Violent Streak

American Society<p>Both Students and Their Mentors Deserve Blame for America’s Violent Streak<p>"Drummed in your dear little ear."<p>Noah Rothman / Sept. 19, …

Donald Trump

Fugitive murder suspect posts Instagram video of himself, gets arrested | Ars Technica

Officials obtained fugitive’s GPS coordinates after he took to social media.<p>A Texas outlaw on the Lone Star State's 10 most-wanted list was arrested …

Crime

68 Percent of Employees Are Disengaged, But There Is a Scientifically Proven Way to Boost Engagement

Engagement is essential to building a high-performing team.<p>Your team is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to achieving the mission you have for your business. Not only do they increase your bandwidth, but they bring new ideas, perspectives, and insights as to how to serve your …

Employee Engagement

7 Deadly Sins of One-on-One Meetings

One-on-one meetings are engaged organizations' #1 method of communication. To make sure your one-on-ones work to engage employees, avoid these deadly …

Engaged

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out

After careful review of her harried work life, Charla, an IT manager, discovered that 20% of her time over the previous two months was spent managing escalations. It seemed that each interaction with her team ended with her feeling a need to exercise her authority to rescue them from a crisis. For …

Management

Research Shows Listening to Music Increases Productivity (And Some Types of Music Are Super Effective)

Are you making the most of what you listen to while you're at work?<p>Music has a way of permeating through empty corners and filling up environments with substance. It can help you relax, make you well up in tears, or feel alive. But can it make you more productive?<p>We use music to set the tone of our …

Time Management

Story Structure Examples: Repetition and Variation

A well-structured story is satisfying to read, as independent parts feel cohesive and related. Read a definition of story structure, followed by …

Writing

After My Husband’s Death, I’m Learning To Steward The Light He Left Behind

When you lose someone, you go through a lot of metaphors. Our vocabulary falters in the face of death.Today is the two-year anniversary of the death …

M-learning

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey

By John VillasenorCollege students’ views of the First Amendment are of profound importance for multiple reasons. First, colleges and universities …

Constitutional Law

Global warming may be occurring more slowly than previously thought, study suggests

Computer modelling used a decade ago to predict how quickly global average temperatures would rise may have forecast too much warming, a study has …

Climate Change

Wikileaks releases documents it claims detail Russia mass surveillance apparatus

Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. It’s the first time the organization has leaked (what it claims is) material directly pertaining to the Russian state.<p>As ever, nothing is …

Surveillance

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Potatoes are close, but not close enough.<p>For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. He also took B12 supplements. But, overall, he ate potatoes for breakfast, …

Nutrition

40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

That's compared with 27% of Gen Xers and 24% of Boomers who say the same.

Millennials