Jim Slock

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Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You're Born With

Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Silver-tongued orators are like world-class magicians. They float onto the stage with enviable swagger. They use choice material, and their compelling …

A ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Made One Of The Craftiest Moves In Show History

What a difference a dollar can make.<p>Before yesterday’s episode of <i>Jeopardy</i>, reigning champion Lisa “Let’s Bet it All” Mueller had won $16,800. That’s …

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A Black Woman Who Defied Segregation in Canada Will Appear on Its Currency

OTTAWA — Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Jim Crow-era bus in Montgomery, Ala., Viola Desmond tried to sit in a whites-only section of a movie theater in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.<p>Ms. Desmond, a businesswoman who had her own line of cosmetics and who died in 1965, was …

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Google is testing a new Material Design layout for Search

Search might be getting a facelift in the months to come. It seems Google is currently experimenting with a revamped version of its signature Material Design layout for its search engine service, as spotted by sharp-eyed Reddit users.<p>Here are a couple of screenshots to check out for comparison. The …

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Walmart is unleashing a new weapon in its battle with Amazon for your groceries

Walmart is rolling out its own line of meal kits to as many as 2,000 stores this year, the company said Monday.<p>Shoppers can choose between three kinds of kits, depending on how much cooking they want to do.<p>One kit is ready-made and only needs to be heated. Another, which requires a little more …

4 Takeaways From a ‘Throw the Bums Out’ Italian Election

BRUSSELS — More than half of the Italians who cast ballots on Sunday voted for populist parties, largely abandoning the traditional mainstream parties, especially on the center-left, continuing a European trend.<p>Here are some other takeaways from a “throw the bums out” Italian election.<p><b>Migration</b> …

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MIT's robotic carpenters take the hassle out of custom furniture

If you want to build custom furniture, you usually need to know your way around a saw and devote days to both designing it and cutting every last piece. MIT's CSAIL might have a better solution: let computers and robots do the hard work. Its researchers have developed an AutoSaw system that makes …

Government websites have quietly been running cryptocoin mining scripts

A security researcher has discovered thousands of legitimate websites — many belonging to local governments and government agencies — running scripts that secretly force visitors’ computers to mine cryptocoins.<p>In the UK, both the websites of the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Student …

Joe Biden signed a Joe Biden meme because he's Joe freakin' Biden

Joe Biden memes just got hella meta.<p>A picture uploaded to Imgur seems to show that Biden signed a printed out meme of himself. According to the OP, …

BMW factory in S.C. needs more robot fixers

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: In an earlier version of this story, a BMW spokesman misstated the salary amount an equipment maintenance technician could earn. They can earn competitive salaries.</i><p>GREENVILLE, S.C. — BMW needs more humans to take care of its robots.<p>The German automaker is doubling the …

FakeApp lets you recast Nicolas Cage into any movie using AI

Not the B movies!<p>History is full of “what if” questions. What if President Kennedy had survived his assassination, for example, or what if Germany …

'Bloggergate' fiasco leads Dublin hotel to ban bloggers in the most hilarious way possible

An Irish hotel has banned bloggers and other influencers after a 22-year-old YouTuber broke down in tears when she was refused free accomodation.<p>Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer first emailed Charleville Lodge in Dublin to seek a tit for tat arrangement seeking a free five night …

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Bob Dole gets assistance to stand for the flag

Despite being in a wheelchair, former Senator Bob Dole stood with assistance for the National Anthem at a ceremony awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

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Uber had a secret program that froze company computers if the police raided an office

Not too long ago, there was great scene on the television show <i>The Americans</i> wherein a Russian spy, fearful that the FBI was about to bust in the door …

Zelda, Overwatch are top Pornhub searches for 2017

My aren’t you a bunch of sly dogs. Pornhub, a website dedicated to the distribution of pornographic videos, is onto all you porn lovers and your sexy, sneaky ways.<p>In a nearly catastrophically complete year-in-review post, the company has laid bare all of our deepest desires. Many of the takeaways …

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Spanks A Lot: The 10 Kinkiest Sex Scenes In Movie History

No vanilla sex here.<p><b>The Film:</b> <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> <b><br>The Fetish:</b> Much of this movie franchise's premise relies on the fact that Christian Grey (Jamie …

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4 Times Celebs With Big Boobs Wore See-Thru Tops And Were Total #FashionGoals

If anyone's going to flaunt a bold style, it's celebrities. From good to bad to ugly trends, some celeb has probably endorsed it. The see-thru shirt …

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Polish government brings forward plans to assert control over judges

Debate on proposals to give government power to appoint and dismiss judges moved forward at short notice in wake of protests<p>The Polish government has brought forward its attempts to assert political control over the country’s judicial system, after thousands of Poles took to the streets in cities …