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Julian Castro defends Hillary Clinton on emails, says running mate talk 'flattering'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday morning on her use of private email -- as he also deflected chatter about him as a potential running mate to her presidential campaign.<p>When asked on CNN's "New Day" …

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

I know, I know. Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think …

How websites spy on us

Wondered why the adverts you see online appear linked to your browsing habits? We explain<p>How do websites know who I am?<p>Typically, every time you visit a website, a little text file is left in a folder on your computer. These data are called "cookies". They log which websites you visit and when.<p>That …

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Can books change the world?

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”― Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird<p>Scout Finch, the six-year-old heroine of To Kill a Mockingbird, spends the novel learning how to follow …

The 10 best short story collections

<b>This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You</b><br>Jon McGregor (2012)<p>The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and …

The quirky inventions that did not change the world, in pictures - Telegraph

Social media engagement: the surprising facts about how much time people spend on the major social networks

Social platforms have become the new leaders in the digital media industry, evolving well past their beginnings as digital communication networks and becoming full-fledged media distribution channels and entertainment centers.<p>Today social dominates users' attention. Nearly 20% of total time spent …

The 20 Best Business Books To Read This Summer

Think Like A Freak<p>The Obstacle Is the Way<p>Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder<p>Flash …

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How to draw... a footballer

Love football and love drawing? Want to capture the thrills of the World Cup on a page? Let Charlie Merrick take you on a step-by-step journey to drawing an action-packed scene from a football match. He had a little bit of help from author and illustrator Dave Cousins.<p>Charlie is the star of Dave …

Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Despite the fact that every major Internet provider has added some kind of encryption to its services over the past year, tracking your online traffic is easier than you think.<p>And you don't have to be the target of the hacker or the NSA for your traffic to be intercepted. There is a hole in mobile …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.<p>2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Congratulation, Graduates! Get Ready for the Rest of Your Life

MagMaker / May 30, 2014<p>For college students, summer’s already here. With graduation comes the inevitable commencement speech, a half-hour of sage …

There were doves at the World Cup opening! (They are now dead.)

These doves represent World Peace and OH NO<p>They released doves before the start of the World Cup!<p>Sure, there are riots outside the stadium, but doves! World peace!<p>However, it didn't go too well.<p>RIP, doves.<p>At least one is alive!

Asia stocks fall, oil up on escalating Iraq war, yen buoyant | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian equities fell and crude oil hovered near nine-month highs early on Friday as escalating civil war in Iraq hit risk appetite.Sunni Islamist militants have extended their advance south towards Baghdad prompting President Barack Obama to warn of possible U.S. military …

'There Will Be No World Cup': What's at Stake in Brazil

I witnessed protests before South Africa's tournament, too. But something bigger is happening in the land of soccer.<p>If histrionic warnings about impending catastrophe at the 2014 World Cup sound familiar, that’s because prophecies of doom on (and off) the pitch surface every four years. Search for …

Photo highlights of the day

The odd pairing of Angelina Jolie and William Hague got a little stranger today<p>Brad Pitt also arrived at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at the Excel Center in London<p>Half a million people are on the move in Iraq as militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

How Does The U.S. Jobs Recovery Compare?

The new jobs report this week finally put the total number of payrolls in the U.S. back to the pre-recession level. Reflections of how long it has taken us to get to this point naturally lead to the question of how this recovery looks in comparison to other recession recoveries? Importantly, there …

A Reformed Workaholic On How to Work Smarter

Instead of fighting the workaholic spirit, make a plan to work smarter.<p>I am an advocate of hard work.<p>I have been known to say things like, “I may not be the smartest person in the room, but I know how to outwork everyone else.” And it’s true–I’ve done it my whole career.<p>In fact, I never took more …

How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but your thought process as well. You move so fast you feel unproductive and sloppy. By the end of the day, you …

Soccer Could Be So Much Better If It Were Run Honestly

So it is sad that the tournament begins under a cloud as big as the Maracanã stadium. Documents obtained by Britain's Sunday Times have allegedly revealed secret payments that helped Qatar win the hosting rights to the World Cup in 2022 (see page 63). If that competition was fixed, it has company. …

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small-business owners in the Big Apple are increasingly turning to Facebook to engage new customers and hone a dynamic brand ethos.<p>This was a key takeaway from a panel at the first-ever Facebook Fit event, held in New York City yesterday …

The Secret To Grooming The 10-Day Beard That Women Find Sexiest

A study recently conducted by the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre has taken the guessing game out of what beard style women prefer. We visited Astor Place Hairstylists to get some tips on how to keep up the popular yet subtly maintained 10-day beard.<p><i>Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis.</i>

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …