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Donald Trump mocked for 'awkward' handshake with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

Donald Trump met with Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, on Friday. They had a visit to Air Force One and he was given a VIP tour of the White House. The two also talked about the economy and security of both their countries.<p>However, all many people could focus on was the "awkward" handshake …

Donald Trump

I'm a professor in Texas and I'm worried about students who can now carry guns in my class

As of Aug. 1, a new law allows concealed handguns in college and university buildings in Texas.<p>It’s already had an impact on me as professor of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to this law, I set foot in a federal court building for the first time.<p>And I was not alone. …

Higher Education

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

10 Success lessons from Warren Buffett– “Oracle Of Omaha” for entrepreneurs

Share68<p>Tweet<p>Share26<p>+19<p>Shares 103<p>With an estimated net worth of $66.2Billion, Warren Buffett is one of the most successful, wealthiest businessmen and …

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

Leadership

The healthy fat you're not eating- but should be

If you haven't heard about the awesome fat that is clarified butter, get ready—you might just melt with excitement.<p>What exactly is this stuff? Butter, minus the milk solids. It hails from India, where it's called ghee, and is used in everything from delicious curries and dals to traditional …

Nutrition

Goldman Sachs Finally Admits it Defrauded Investors During the Financial Crisis

Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (gs) has agreed to a list of “facts” in addition to paying $5.1 billion to settle a lawsuit related to its …

Goldman Sachs

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There’s a rumor that Paul Graham, the founder of the world’s most successful incubator, once invested in …

Startups

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

Success

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

Yoga

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one outside the country knows about it

In a report for Nautilus, the researcher, Yongdong Wang, outlined what the company was doing with Xiaoice — pronounced "Shao-ice" and translated as "little Bing" — in China.<p>The Turing test, created by British scientist Alan Turing, is a test that looks to see if a human can detect whether the …

Artificial Intelligence

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CNN

Why Simple Brands Win

The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business …

Top 10

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

How Naked Yoga Enlightened Me

Photographer: Craig White<p>One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head...<p><i>Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back</i> …

Spirituality

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

New Orleans

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Five ways to profit from a housing boom - without buying

How can you profit from rising house prices without buying a property? Richard Evans has the answers.<p>House prices are booming again – but is there any way to join the party without actually buying any property?<p>There a several reasons why some investors will want to, especially now that the housing …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …