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Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to raise empathetic kids? Try spending time in nature.

Earlier this year, I wrote about what kids should do if they found a baby bird on the ground. The idea for the story came from an experience I had with my sons last summer, when we discovered a robin’s nest in a holly bush. The fragile home, stitched together with twigs and lined with dried grass, …

Parenting

We're nearly at zero: The US just passed another flashing-red indicator on the way to recession

The yield on 10-year US Treasury notes declined for a fifth consecutive week, taking the US economy yet another step toward recession. A contraction in America would hurt growth across the planet.<p>Treasury yields don't automatically trigger recessions, of course.<p>But there has been a worrying …

Markets

Sorry Bernie Bros But Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist

As the American left embraces a platform that continues to look more and more like a socialist’s dream, it is common for those on the right to counter with the example of Venezuela as the nightmare of socialism in reality. A common response from the left is that socialism (or democratic socialism) …

Middle-class

Canada hits $13 billion of US goods with new tariffs

Canada has retaliated against US steel and aluminum tariffs by slapping its own penalties on American exports.<p>The Canadian government confirmed Sunday that it has imposed tariffs on US exports worth 16.6 billion Canadian dollars ($12.5 billion).<p>More than 40 US steel products attract tariffs of 25%. …

Tariffs

Dr. Temple Grandin on how minds work

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and …

Autism

Scientists Successfully Reduce Autism Symptoms in Mice Through Gene Editing

Scientists have successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to lessen some symptoms of autism in mice. The mice have a form of fragile X syndrome, …

Autism

How Tech As Therapy Can Be Big Business

One in four children need professional help at some stage of their speech development, and that number is increasing at an average rate of 10% each year, says Mitja Mavsar, Co-founder of Slovenian startup BlubBlub.<p>During a “pitch the media” workshop at the Pioneers conference in Vienna last May …

Autism

A new use for Google Glass: Helping children with autism understand emotion

One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder and it is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., according to the …

Autism

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

10 Top Stock Picks From Wall Street’s Best Analysts

The word on Wall Street – from the mouths of several top analysts – is that the market still has some serious room to run. And quality stock picks …

Investing

'Baseload Is Poison' And 5 Other Lessons From Germany's Energy Transition

Baseload power is not the answer to the variability of renewable energy, a German energy official said Friday, and energy storage may not be the answer either.<p>Germany has achieved moments in its <i>Energiewende</i>, or Energy Transition, in which renewables met 100 percent of demand without the aid of …

Natural Gas

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

8 Tech Stocks That Pay You to Own Them

When you buy stocks, you’re trying to get returns from two places: growth and/or dividends. And for the longest time, tech stocks were bought for the …

Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Jeff Bezos

Marinated Chinese eggplant is the only recipe I've ever begged from a chef

I used to feel guilty asking chefs for recipes. In a roundabout, nonsensical way, by making that dish at home it felt like I was taking business away …

Recipes

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

The 5 Best Dividend Aristocrats For The Next 25 Years

Have you always wanted to buy a safe stock like <b>Coca-Cola</b> and get rich from it like Warren Buffett?<p>It’s doable. But most investors “live in the past” and fixate on dividend track records rather than a payout’s forward prospects. And looking ahead is the key to yearly gains of 10%, 15% or even 20% or …

Investing

Put REITs In Retirement

Well, it’s official. My mother is now retired — sort of.<p>A few days ago, I went to lunch with my mother and she told me she was going to stop selling houses for a developer and retire.<p>She then went on to explain she was still going to keep her real estate license active so she could sell a few …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

5 Savvy Ways To Invest $10,000 In 2018

What would you do if you suddenly had $10,000 in cash at your disposal? Would you splurge for a trip to some far-flung corner of the world? Trade up for a nicer vehicle? Buy new furniture and a hot tub for your backyard deck?<p>Those ideas might be the first that come to mind, but they may not be ones …

Retirement

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

The OXYGEN Bomb: Place This Wherever You Want To CLEAR Toxins And Negative Energy From The Air In Your Home

Do you often suffer from headaches, dizziness, or get colds every once in a while even though you take good care of yourself? If the answer is yes, …

Warren Buffett's Biggest Losers

Eight three percent of legendary investor Warren Buffett’s 47 positions were in the green Friday, though a few are off this year and one of those is a top-five position.<p>Stocks of the legendary investor and head of Berkshire Hathaway have had a relatively strong year – especially considering he …

Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely Shares Five Life-Changing Books

Last month, I was so inspired by my previous interview with Dan Ariely that I had to go back and learn more from him.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Dan Ariely, he’s an academic at Duke University, studying habits and behavior – topics that I find fascinating.<p>I connected with Dan Ariely to talk about …

Solar Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap...Again

The market is down on solar stocks, but the future still looks bright.<p>This year has been one of the strangest I've seen in the solar industry. At the …

Explore the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often associated with sorting data–and occasionally a sci-fi fantasy robot scenario–but healthcare leaders are hoping to use machine learning to better identify and treat diseases. For example, clinicians hope with the help of machine learning, they will be able to …

Artificial Intelligence