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5 Steps to Doubling Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder how you can double the amount of work you can get done in the same amount of time with just a few simple steps?<p>The problem is, we are …

US consumer confidence in surprising fall from six-year high

Consumer confidence in the US fell unexpectedly in August as higher interest rates and a dip in the rate of economic growth appeared to sap optimism.<p>The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading of consumer sentiment slipped from a six-year high of 85.1 in July to 80.0. The …

Watermelon: The Ultimate Recovery Food?

Watermelon sometimes gets a bad rap for being high in sugar, but the fruit has some hefty health benefits, especially for athletes.<p>A recent study …

Breast cancer risk can be predicted using new technique

A new way of predicting a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer has been developed.<p>Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, US, have produced a statistical formula that calculates a woman’s risk of developing the disease over a 10 and 20 year period.<p>The technique, which examines …

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

A shareholder spring on audit?

<i>Bringing down the barriers to shareholders subjecting company management to frank and public questioning at the annual general meeting will take more</i> …

In-N-Out Burger craze takes over Austin: New location and details emerge

In-N-Out Burger fever is building — at least among the ultra-intense, sometimes crazed devotees of the fast food chain — in Austin. A company rep …

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Taco Bell Will Soon Sell Waffle Tacos Across the Country

Last May, Taco Bell announced that it was taking tacos too far with the creation of waffle tacos, which would be available at just five Southern …

Pro Athlete Tax Returns Illustrate Complexities of U.S. Tax Code

<i>This is a guest post from K. Sean Packard, CPA, who is Director of Tax at OFS. He specializes in tax planning and the preparation of tax returns for pro athletes. He can be reached</i> <i>at sean.packard@ofswealth.com and on Twitter at @AthleteTax</i>.<p>Tax Day is upon us once again, where procrastinators …

Ricketts' Threat To Move From Wrigley Field Related To Cubs Debt

Tom Ricketts is threatening to move the Chicago Cubs out of the friendly confines of Wrigley Field due to difficulty in getting a $500 million renovation plan approved. One concern for the team’s boss: a potential legal battle due to a new, huge video screen over left field that would block the …

10 Companies Accused Of Bribing Foreign Countries (PHOTOS)

It's sketchy business, bribing foreign officials -- sketchy enough that it's hard to believe some of America's most well-known companies have been accused of the practice.<p>Nevertheless, brands as popular as Johnson & Johnson, Ralph Lauren and Walmart Mexico have all allegedly found themselves mixed …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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