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The Simplest, Cheapest, Most Effective Task Management Solution I've Found

Managing a To-Do List has been the bane of my existence for more years than I care to think about. As the CEO of a growing company I tried out countless Task Management Software programs along with exploring about every To-Do App that got released. Yet, no matter how many systems I tried I couldn’t …

Hillary To Jeb Bush: The Problem Is CEOs, Not Their Workers

Jeb Bush got a lot of attention last week when he suggested that Americans who want higher living standards need to work harder.<p>During a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton happily served up a rejoinder: It’s the people running companies, not their workers, whose behavior needs to change.<p>In making …

How Much Damage Can the OPM Hackers Do With a Million Fingerprints?

The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that the personal data for 21.5 million people had been stolen. But for national security …

Genetic testing is taking medicine to an all new extreme

Preventing disease is a standard goal of medicine.<p>But a new technology takes it farther than we normally do by preventing a potential person with a genetic disease from being born at all, George Annas, a bioethicist and health lawyer at Boston University and author of "Genomic Messages," tells …

When deal is ratified by both countries’ parliaments, Ukraine’s ailing economy will be significantly boosted<p>Canada formally announced a “milestone” free trade agreement with Ukraine after the two countries’ prime ministers met in Ottawa on Tuesday.<p>The agreement, which has to be ratified by both …

Canada

Rhode Island beach to reopen after mysterious blast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials do not know what caused a blast that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer to the ground but concluded there is no …

Uighurs sent back from Thailand were on way to join jihad, says China

More than 100 ethnic Uighurs deported from Thailand to China had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to wage holy war, China’s official news agency has claimed.<p>On Thursday, Thai authorities sent back the 109 Uighurs, who had been in Thailand for over a year and claimed to be Turkish. The …

China

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say.<p>Citing the need to buttress national security and stability, President Xi Jinping’s …

MPs will not accept any new bailout deal for Greece, public broadcaster Yle says, meaning ministers’ hands are tied in crunch Brussels negotiations<p>Finland’s parliament has decided it will not accept any new bailout deal for Greece, media reports said Saturday, piling on pressure as eurozone finance …

Europe

First Church of Cannabis sues over marijuana laws

A pot-smoking church sued the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana on Wednesday, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs.<p>The First Church of Cannabis, formed as a test of Indiana's new religious objections law, filed its lawsuit in Marion Circuit …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

It turns out the NSA was collecting voice calls, photos, passwords, documents, and much more

Now, new documents show the breadth of this program and just what sort of data XKeyscore catalogs.<p>According to a new report from The Intercept, the amount of data XKeyscore scoops up as well as the sort of data it collects is much larger than originally thought.<p>Here are a few highlights from the …

Vienna brothel manager: 'Business is booming' when Iran nuclear talks are in town

He declined to say who were his most frequent customers, but made clear that, as far as he was concerned, the longer the negotiations between Iran and six world powers drag on, the better.<p>Some journalists are also pleased that this round of talks is in Vienna; when the last ministerial round, in …

Banks lose billions as Europe's markets jitter over Greece

Europe’s financial markets took a few hits in early trading after Greece announced a shut down of the country’s banks and stock exchange.<p>Shares plunged in London, Paris and Frankfurt, but after early volatility the markets settled and recovered some ground.<p>EU bank shares suffered, losing €40bn of …

Europe

Greece to default on IMF loan on Tuesday as banks close and panic buying begins

Greeks stood around outside shuttered banks as a new week began during which Tuesday’s IMF payment of 1.6 billion euros won’t be paid, and by next Sunday’s end may see the Greeks reject the EU’s deal and crash out of the eurozone. the banks will stay closed until after Sunday’s vote, and cash …

Europe

Tsipras says if Greeks approve the EU's aid plan, Syriza will resign

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told the Greek people that if they vote to accept the terms of continued EU financial aid in Sunday’s referendum he would get the deal through parliament, then resign.<p>He reaffirmed his call for the deal to be rejected.<p>“The bigger the turnout and the wider the …

Europe

Putin, Berlusconi spend weekend in _ where else _ Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent the weekend …

Car bomb attack kills Egypt's top public prosecutor | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on Monday, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president two years ago.<p>Policemen secure the site of a car bomb attack on the convoy of Egyptian …

Putin: Nations must unite to fight Islamic State militants; Russia backs Syria’s Assad

In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.<p>The war in Syria, which began with protests in March 2011, has …

Allegation that François Baroin and Pierre Moscovici were targeted between 2011 and 2014 comes after report US agency spied on three of France’s presidents<p>The US National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French …

Surveillance

Markets across Asia slide and $35bn is wiped from Australian stock market on what is expected to be a torrid day following the closure of Greek banks<p>Markets suffered across Asia on Monday as Greece shut down its banks for a week ahead of an increasingly likely debt default.<p>Oil prices declined and …

Stock Markets

Steven Seagal Responds To Accusations That His Martial-Arts Demonstration Was Fake

You may remember a few weeks back when we shared video of Steven Seagal doing an Aikido demonstration at a Russian sambo tournament, looking like a pirate in his pajamas teaching the youth to dance. Now this week, a TMZ cameraman has accosted Steven Seagal in an airport to ask him the important …

47 Utterly Dumbfounding Photos From Russia's Social Networks

Eastern Europe is certainly one of the stranger parts of the world. They have politicians with full body-tattoos, prisoners who have their own …

A Chinese woman reportedly paid to rescue 100 dogs from a meat festival

Animal-loving Yang Xiaoyun paid about 7,000 yuan (US$1,100) to save around 100 dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported.<p>The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal's meat on the summer solstice, which has provoked an increasing backlash from animal …

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …