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The Bible has a very clear message about refugees—we should accept them

On Jan. 27, president Donald Trump signed an executive order that placed a stay on refugees from seven Muslim majority countries. Entrance of refugees from Syria, however, will be banned for the next 120 days.<p>Two days prior to that, he committed the United States to building a wall on its border …

Open Bible, Burning Hearts: Response to Andy Stanley

Now that Andy Stanley has responded so fully and helpfully to the critics of his sermon “The Bible Told Me So,” we may be able to sort out a few …

Take a look inside this colossal machine where scientists propel electrons to 99.99% the speed of light

But the LHC is not alone — the world is equipped with more than 3o,000 particle accelerators that are used for a seemingly endless variety of tasks. Some of these machines, like the LHC, accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light to smash them together and probe the fundamental building …

6 Leadership Behaviors Drive Continuous Innovation

Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face. They know they need to act proactively, but still are often blindsided by a new competitor coming out of the blue with a future …

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Man Explains How His Christian Faith Led Him to Befriend Dirty Cop Who Wronged Him

CBS aired a special segment of “On the Road” with Steve Hartman Friday that told the story of an unlikely friendship between a Michigan man and the dirty cop who wronged him.<p>Back in 2005, Jameel McGee of Benton Harbor was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. On the morning of McGee’s arrest, …

‘No Dear, It’s Not Your Choice’: The Moment Surrogate Parents of a Down Syndrome Baby Refuse an Abortion — and How It’s Changed Their Lives

San Francisco natives Andrea and Keston Ott-Dahl, who have been partners for six years, had no plans to raise another child of their own. But when they were approached by family friends who couldn’t conceive, Andrea agreed to be a surrogate.<p>“Andrea looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to offer to …

Learn the Vocabulary of Great Leadership: 5 Words That Will Help

Great leaders tend to define words differently.<p>They understand the deeper meanings and don't live according to the well-accepted rules of the dictionary. They write their own Webster's.<p>Here are a few good examples:<p>1. Role<p>When you look up this word in a dictionary, you find an interesting …

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Brazilian president's future increasingly shaky as minister resigns

Embattled President Dilma Rousseff has been dealt another blow after a cabinent member resigns. A widening corruption scandal threatens to unravel …

Best Washers for $800 or Less

How much should you spend on a washer? You don’t have to pay $1,000 or more to get a washer that cleans well. Consumer Reports' tests found …

5 Ways to Cut Hearing Aid Costs

Have you put off buying a hearing aid? In Consumer Reports’ most recent survey of readers with hearing problems, 71 percent who bought hearing aids …

10 Cars Proven to Get to 200,000 Miles and Beyond

Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond, if you’re willing to throw enough money at it.<p>But that's not necessarily a good idea. It's …

How to Avoid Used-Car Disasters - Consumer Reports

It’s every used-car buyer’s nightmare: Getting a rebuilt wreck despite doing extensive research.<p>That’s because they’re difficult to spot. Even buying …

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Must-Have Car Features, and Those You Can Skip - Consumer Reports

<b>Comfortable seats!</b> Drivers can spend a lot of time in the car. If the seats aren’t comfortable, you won’t be happy with your car for long. Be sure as …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphones Top Consumer Reports' Ratings

When Samsung ditched water-resistance and a microSD slot for last year’s Galaxy S6 models, the phones lost important advantages the older S5 phones …

Update Your Amazon Kindle. Like, Now.

If you own an Amazon Kindle, you might want to grab it and turn it on. Today will be the last day your Kindle will have access to the Amazon Kindle …

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The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, March 9

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, March 9.<p><i>Mental Floss</i> …

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Beginner's Guide to Turntables

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember the first time you ever heard a vinyl record. For me, the song was the Beatles’ "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and …

How to Iron Your Very Best Clothes

Despite all the no-iron shirts, pants, and other garments in our closets, you still have to iron occasionally to get ready for that job interview or …

How to Decide If You Need a New Car - Consumer Reports

New-car envy. It can creep up anytime. It may snag you at a stoplight when a muscle car or luxury sedan sidles up. Or maybe when the gleaming SUV …

This “Tribute to Downton Abbey" Tour Keeps the Crawley Spirit Alive

On Sunday, <i>Downton Abbey</i>—the record-breaking <i>Masterpiece</i> series-turned-pop culture phenomenon—will bid a final (and undoubtedly very proper) farewell …

A Context for Hope: Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee died today. She would have been surprised, I think, to know what a profound impact her book, <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>, in its film form, had on me. It gave me what I had so little of in my childhood -- hope.<p>As a child growing up in demonically racist Albany, Georgia in the 1960s, reared by …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Help Your Salespeople Spend Time on the Right Things

Sales executives typically have two levers to try to increase sales: they can increase the <i>quantity</i> of sales effort by adding salespeople, or they can improve the <i>quality</i> of sales effort by investing in coaching and training.<p>There is a third approach that is often overlooked: Improving the <i>allocation</i> …

When You Need Sales Specialists, Not Sales Generalists

Companies that compete in business-to-business markets have traditionally relied on generalist sales reps to unearth and close opportunities. Yet as companies expand their range of products or solutions, no generalist can credibly sell every offering. So these companies have to train and hire for …