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What does it mean to be a good man? Redefining masculinity in the age of Donald Trump

What does it mean to be a good man? The election of US president Donald Trump, and his subsequent inauguration, has led many of us to worry about the example that he is setting for boys and young men now coming of age in America. Trump’s style of leadership—bullying, narcissistic, violent, and …

Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies.<p>Although Obama’s stake is minuscule, worth no more than $30, it …

The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia

The untold story of the rescue mission that could have been NASA's finest hour.<p><b>February 1, 2016:</b> <i>One of the most tragic events in the history of space</i> …

'Back to the Future' fans to get second shot at Pepsi Perfect

"Back to the Future" fans who missed out on the Wednesday sale of Pepsi Perfect will get a second shot at the cola next month.<p>Eager fans were upset to find that some of the limited supply of the soda that first appeared in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future II" was sold before the midnight Tuesday …

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Colorado woman trapped in car for days after wreck sues General Motors

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado woman who was trapped inside her car for six days after losing control and rolling 300 feet (90 meters) down a mountainside is suing General Motors, saying her 2009 Chevy Malibu’s safety features failed, court records showed on Wednesday.<p>Kristin Hopkins' 2009 Chevrolet …

The camerawoman caught kicking migrants is now suing Facebook

A Hungarian camerawoman who was caught on video kicking migrants last month is now planning to sue Facebook, as part of effort to clear her name.<p>Journalist Petra Laszlo is lashing out against the social network for failing to remove threatening groups and messages aimed at her, despite her …

5 Essentials for Achieving Long-Term Success in the Tech Sector

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The tech sector can be an unforgiving place for startups, with some analysts pegging the failure rate at 90 percent. A company that stays afloat for five years is considered a veteran. So what do you call a company that has been around …

6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s be clear, being a successful entrepreneur is hard work -- very hard work. From learning new tasks to managing employees and planning for future growth, there isn't a lot of time in the day to make huge errors. That said, …

TWIN: A Bench With Social Character

TWIN is a modular bench designed by Andrea Rekalidis that can easily transform into different configurations depending on your style and use. Besides …

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How Not to Work From Home, According to the Giants of Tech

The tech world doesn't want people working from home. Or so it seems.<p>Hewlett Packard, which had previously encouraged many employees to work from …

You Have To Stop Meeting Like This: How To Un-Process Your Counterproductive, Soul-Crushing Processes

Getting to a better way started with crafting a persuasive story about the price being paid for the habit. No one had ever painted a picture of a …

5 Startup Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

Don’t partner up too fast, but do fire quickly. And “good enough” is usually not good enough.<p>Have you ever felt discouraged by the stat that 75% of startups fail?<p>I have.<p>Are you more interested in hearing about startup mistakes (versus success) so you can apply those lessons to your business?<p>Me, too.<p>…

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

The Story of How Ron Paulk Discovered He Had Inadvertently Created a Product Design Hit

As industrial designers, a lot of us dream of having product design hits, where we design something so popular that those royalty checks start piling …

5 Things That Will Make Your Desk (And Job) More Awesome

If you don’t control the office thermostat and you can’t teleport your desk to beside the window, what can you do to make your workspace feel more wonderful? Glad you asked.<p>Where we work shapes how we work.<p>Feeling too cold is a physical distraction: Your body tries to solve the problem of keeping …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Creating Slack: The Quick Scheduling Trick To Make Your Week Most Productive

Constantly canceling appointments, showing up late, and rushing from thing to thing is a terrible way to spend your time. The answer? Build slack into your schedule. Here’s how.<p>I work on Fridays. But if you look at my calendar on a good week, you wouldn’t think I do.<p>I got in the habit of leaving …