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The Diabetes Cure That Most Insurance Companies Won't Pay for

For 15 years, Erez Benari’s struggle with his type 2 diabetes had been a losing one. A software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington, Benari …

Diabetes

Where have all our insects gone?

When Simon Leather was a student in the 1970s, he took a summer job as a postman and delivered mail to the villages of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire. He recalls his early morning walks through its lanes, past the porches of houses on his round. At virtually every home, he …

Insects

Pebble smartwatch owners might be getting a lifeline after all

• Officially, support for Pebble smartwatch software and services will end on June 30, according to Fitbit.<br>• However, a third party group called Rebble plans to offer a replacement for those services to Pebble owners.<br>• Rebble is asking Pebble owners and developers to link their accounts to their service …

Apps

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

Corn, wheat prices jump as USDA pencils in tighter supplies

Corn futures climbed by nearly 3% Tuesday and wheat futures marked their highest finish in two weeks, after data from the U.S. Department of …

Forestry

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Monsanto No More: Agri-Chemical Giant's Name Dropped In Bayer Acquisition

Originally, it was just a name — Olga Monsanto's name, to be precise.<p>Around the turn of the 20th century, she married a man named John Francis Queeny. He named his artificial sweetener company after her. And over decades, that company expanded from the sweetness business into agri-chemicals, where …

Agriculture

Trade conflict undermines investor confidence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor concerns over U.S. trade policy overshadowed worries about political instability in Italy, driving equity prices lower on Thursday.<p>Equity indexes around the world fell after the United States said it would impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, …

Stock Markets

US forces Germany's Bayer to shed $9 billion in ag business in biggest ever antitrust sell-off

Drug-maker Bayer, agreeing to the largest divestiture in American antitrust enforcement history, will sell agricultural businesses and assets worth …

Agriculture

Mohamed Salah may fast for 18 hours ahead of Liverpool's Champions League final vs Real Madrid

Mohamed Salah could fast for up to 18 hours before Liverpool's Champions League final vs Real Madrid.<p>The Egyptian, as a practicing Muslim, …

Soccer

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

Parents can help children be brave without looking like a bully, by offering encouragement with a major dose of empathy and love.<p>It’s difficult to …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

To buy or not to buy? Car subscriptions offer alternative for new car shoppers

People use monthly subscriptions to pay for lots of things they used to buy: music, smartphones, books and even clothes.<p>Why not cars?<p>That's the thinking behind car subscription services that are cropping up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the New York metro area, Atlanta, and several other cities in …

Personal Finance

Every Introvert Needs To Know About This Self-Care Practice

When I tell people I’m taking time out for my "introvert hangover," I’m not joking. What you must know is that it doesn’t come with the splitting …

Self-improvement

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

3 Signs That You're a Micromanager and What You Can Do to About It

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do.<p>As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem for many leaders, new and old alike. Left …

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 …

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

What Does It Mean To Be Resilient?

“What does it mean to be resilient?” That’s the question one reader asked in response to my recent article on Forbes. It’s a great question.<p>The idea of “resilience” has entered the mainstream of life. Well-known researchers like Brene Brown and Angela Duckworth have published on the topic. But a …

Self-improvement

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

Best Buy’s CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone’s a leader

Best Buy’s CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>“I’ve spelled out the five ‘be’s of leadership,” CEO and chairman Hubert …

5 Ways You Can Negotiate More Effectively

How to Negotiate More Effectively<p>Improve your negotiation skills to improve your bottom line<p>Updated February 16, 2018<p>"What's your best price?"<p>"That's …

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ketogenic Snack Is The Secret To Balanced Blood Sugar & Healthy Mitochondria

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, the dark ages of gluten-free. Still, I knew way back then that high-carbohydrate gluten-free fare was …

Nutrition

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

How to use a USB drive with Files on iOS

There are several workarounds for getting data off a USB stick or SD card, and onto your iPad or iPhone. We’ve even covered some. But until now, there’s been no way to just plug a USB stick into your iPad’s Lightning port, and browse the contents in iOS 11’s Files app. Thanks to an update to the …

Apps