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How To Increase Self-Esteem And Success In Business

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As an employee, low self-esteem leads to low …

Seth Rogen and James Franco Parody Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Video

Kanye West has inspired another parody. While on set of their movie <i>The Interview</i>, actors Seth Rogen and James Franco recreated Kanye West’s “Bound 2” …

Twitter’s New App Refines DM Experience With Suggested Users, Introduces New Interface Experiments

Twitter is in full on experimentation mode with its latest app update. We’ve talked before about how Twitter is using data to push out big changes to small amounts of people and then make judgment calls about whether to implement those updates on a larger scale.<p>Its latest update adds several …

The German and Italian economies are moving in opposite directions

To paraphrase disgraced US past presidential contender John Edwards, there are clearly two Europes. Or rather, there’s Europe and there’s Germany, the largest economy on the continent.<p>In Germany things are going pretty well. The economy is growing. Exports are booming. Home prices are rising, yet …

Economy

J.C. Penney And Abercrombie At Risk Of Getting Booted Out Of S&P 500

The retailers are among companies at risk of losing their spot in the S&P 500 once Ingersoll-Rand spins off its Allegion unit next month.<p>J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch, both retailers that have been plagued with falling sales and management mishaps in the past two years, are now at risk of …

Texas Oil Legend Oscar Wyatt Hits $500M Payday In Deal With Malaysian Investor

Legendary oilman <b>Oscar Wyatt</b> earned a fat check today. Coastal Energy, the Toronto and London-listed oil company in which Wyatt owns a 25% stake, agreed to be acquired for C$2.3 billion in cash, or C$19 a share. The buyers, who are paying a 28% premium to the previous day’s close, include the Abu …

Wayne Rooney massage parlour sex stories untrue, phone-hacking trial told

The grandmother who found herself at the centre of a Wayne Rooney sex scandal has testified in the phone-hacking trial that she did not sleep with him, but told him to get out of the massage parlour before he destroyed his career.<p>The Old Bailey has also heard on Tuesday how Glenn Mulcaire, the …

10 Most Iconic World Cup Goals and the Stories Behind Them

Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup remains the biggest showpiece sporting event across the globe, and next summer's tournament in Brazil is shaping up to be just as extravagant as those that have preceded it.<p>The 2014 edition will be the 20th World Cup tournament and over the past 19 editions …

Soccer

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

50<p>Outkast, ‘B.O.B’<p><i>Stankonia, 2000</i><p>Outkast greeted the 21st century with a single that’ll probably still sound ahead of its time in the 22nd: Big Boi …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen: Boldy James: "Reform School" Featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Da$h

<b>Update:</b> Stream <i>My 1st Chemistry Set</i> in its entirety now via Pitchfork Advance.<p>Detroit rapper Boldy James' latest LP <i>My 1st Chemistry Set</i> is out October 15 via Decon/Mass Appeal. The whole thing was produced by the Alchemist. Above, listen to album track "Reform School", featuring guest spots from …

Vince Staples

New Music: Chief Keef Feat. Wiz Khalifa “Rider”

#BEEN #TRILL recently released a new mixtape titled <i>In The Field</i> and they debuted some new music on there. The project boasts 88 tracks of their own …

Read Pusha T’s Complex Online Cover Story

With his long-awaited debut solo album finally arriving tomorrow, who else but Pusha T to get his own <i>My Name Is My Name</i> week over on Complex? In …

adidas flips the switch on a classic, announces white Copa Mundial boot

A classic boot renowned for its traditional styling is about to undergo a big change. The adidas Copa Mundial has been inverted, stepping away from its famous black upper and going with a bright white look.<p>For over three decades, the adidas Copa Mundial has roamed football pitches & soccer fields …

Say Hello to Rick Ross

1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L. A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.<p><i>Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue</i><p><b>The real Rick Ross is not a rapper.</b> …

Phil Jackson Responds to Rapper Kendrick Lamar's Verse on 'Control'

The Twitter world was buzzing Monday night about Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's new single "Control." You can listen to the song here (Warning: NSFW language).<p>Lamar's blasting of a number of rappers and crowning himself "King of New York" even got a response from LeBron James:<p>During the …

Kendrick Lamar