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What Hillary Clinton's New Tax Proposal Would Mean

Here's how the plan would change capital gains tax rates.<p>On Friday, Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spelled out her new plan to raise …

Hillary Clinton

World's Most Pleasant Productivity Hack: The Should-Less Day

Scientists agree you need to switch off your brain periodically for it to work its best. Here's an intriguing trick to accomplish truly restful breaks.<p>Rest, research tells us, isn't just good for energy levels. It's key for learning and knowledge retention, and is an essential component of …

Productivity

The Email Management Mistake That's Costing You

If you're currently employed—and a human—then you know of the great email deluge. You get more of it than you can reply to each day, and often it …

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

Everyone wants more time. Efficiency is one way of adding minutes or hours to your day. Here are eight tips effectively used by the most efficient.<p>Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that …

Time Management

Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

Xconfessions is like PostSecret for porn, with a twist: Filmmaker Erika Lust wants to bring female-friendly fantasies to life.<p>There’s only one way to …

Meet Your New Pet, A Domesticated Fox

Thanks to Russian scientists, a new breed of fox is available. And it’s pretty darn cute.<p>Dogs have been evolving as human companions for at least about 14,000 years. Cats have lived with us for 12,000. But if you want something a little more cutting edge–and you’re willing to pay up– a pet fox …

Pets

How Saying 'No' Can Help You Grow

By not chasing after every opportunity, you give yourself time to succeed at the few important things that drive your business.<p>When you really look for it, there is opportunity all around you. It's easy to fall into the trap of inviting too much opportunity into your life, only to find out that it …

Business Strategy

The Amazingly Two-Faced Mitch McConnell

The Kentucky Republican who will likely be our next Senate majority leader has an astounding ability to lie, dissemble, and misrepresent himself to …

A System For Email Productivity

How to regularly get to “inbox zero”…<p>All of your emails can fit into one of the following 7 categories…<p><b>No need to reply, and not important to read.</b> …

Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of …

How To Turn Monday Into A Day You Actually Enjoy

Ever wish the weekend had just one more day of rest? Rethinking Mondays gets us a little closer to that ideal schedule.<p>For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying an experiment with my Mondays. Rather than making Monday morning my big post-weekend return to work as it is for a lot of people, I’ve …

Time Management

“I know that feeling of despair”: Charles Blow on his searing memoir of pain, doubt and redemption

<b>Charles Blow (Beowulf Sheehan)</b><p>New York Times columnist Charles Blow tells Salon how his new book tries to reach those who feel hated or forgotten<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 23, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Prior to this weekend, most people, including even the most avid readers of the most influential opinion …

GOP is still Mitt Romney’s party: Why it can’t quit attacking the 47 percent

Another Republican attacks the 47 percent, claiming the so-called problem is even “bigger now.” He’s got company<p>In its self-autopsy after Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, the Republican National Committee made a not-so-thinly-veiled jab at Mr. 47 Percent.<p>"The perception, …

14 Classic Business Books You Can Download For Under $5

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.<p>For less than $5, you can gather timeless wisdom from classics like Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," build your economic background with …

How to Communicate With Your Spouse | The Art of Manliness

Loving relationships are the most important factor in a man’s happiness, success, and ability to live a fully flourishing life.<p>And one of the most …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus finally allow for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon

One of the cons of owning an iPhone on Verizon has been the inability to make a call and use data at the same time. The old restriction is finally going away with the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.<p>Verizon has added Apple’s newest iPhones to its list of …

The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

These days, the word <i>drone</i> is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft. That could mean a consumer-grade quadcopter or a slightly more advanced octocopter.<p>But in military parlance, <i>drone</i> has a more austere connotation. In the US, at least, the term refers to the …

Drones

Racism and the founding of the GOP: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the real history of the Republican Party

Republicans hide behind “the party of Lincoln” to deflect racism charges. The party’s history is more complicated<p><i>Founding the Republican Party</i><p>The political party that grew from these concerns over slavery was the Republican Party. In turn, it nourished and carried forward the public’s anti-slavery …

How to hide the free U2 album on iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

After Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement, U2 took the stage. After that iTunes customers in over 100 countries were told they'd have …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Time Management

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

3 Tricks for a More Organized Mind

Organization isn't just about getting your stuff and your tasks in order. You'll do better if you unclutter your mind as well. A new book suggests how.<p>Pick up the average book on organization and it'll tell you all about what to do with your unruly sock drawer, chaotic inbox, or consistently …

Productivity

How to Deal With Haters and Negativity

3 things you can try if the haters come knocking.<p>I haven't always had thick skin. When I was young, like many others, I was bullied. I moved around a lot as a kid. Being a new arrival and awkward looking while I was growing up (who am I kidding? I'm still awkward looking) didn't earn me any hall …

Self-help

Weingarten: Writing for dummies

<i>Gene is on vacation. This column originally appeared in 2003.</i><p><b>I am worried.</b> I am worried because I just learned something. What I learned was bad.<p>I learned it from a letter I got. It was from a man. His name is Bill.<p>Bill is an authority on how people read and write. “Authority” is a great big word. …

Tom Ford: What I've Learned

How to keep your skin looking young, the secret benefits of dark glasses, and how to welcome a lady back to the dinner table<p><i>Iconic menswear designer Tom Ford turns 53 today. Below, reprinted with permission, is an interview that Ford gave to Esquire UK in 2013</i>.<p><b>I love the title</b>. "What I've Learned." …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

America's Best Burgers

Chef San Yoon has said that when he created his legendary gourmet burger in 2000, he was inspired less by classic hamburgers and more by the flavors …

How To Sweet-Talk Your Airline Rep Into Almost Anything

Nothing beats the rush of scoring a flight upgrade... or of simply getting the service you want, for that matter.<p>Airline reps have a tough job but with the right language, you can snag that coveted first-class seat, early boarding time, or just a friendly agent on the phone (which can be hard …