Michael VanDervort

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Neighbors say wild sex parties disturb upscale Castle Rock community

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Sex parties hosted in one of the metro area's nicest communities are angering neighbors who say it's time to take …

Condoms

Tesla shares fall sharply for second straight day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell sharply again on Wednesday, reeling from a credit downgrade of the electric car maker by Moody's Investors Service, federal probes of a fatal crash and concerns about Model 3 production.<p>Shares tumbled 9 percent before ending down 7.7 percent at $257.78. On …

Tesla

Stormy Daniels interview adds to '60 Minutes' legacy of big hits

Over the decades "60 Minutes" has featured everyone from CEOs to presidents to whistleblowers to tyrants.<p>But this Sunday is a first.<p>America's highest-rated news program is airing an interview with an adult film star known as Stormy Daniels. She was paid hush money by one of President Trump's …

Trump Labor Officials Scramble to Keep McDonald's Workers From Setting a Precedent

The National Labor Relations Board is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle a major workplace action involving McDonald’s Corp., lawyers …

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Education

Two Nike execs leave amid complaints about work environment

Two Nike executives have resigned in the midst of complaints about the work environment.<p>Nike Brand President Trevor Edwards and VP Jayme Martin resigned on Thursday -- the same day that Nike sent a company-wide email to employees addressing workplace conditions and how to "evolve" company …

Codes of Conduct

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

Cooking

Georgia Republicans threaten to stop Delta tax break over NRA decision

Delta's decision to cut ties with the NRA could cost it a generous tax break from the state of Georgia.<p>The state's Republicans — including a major candidate for governor— are threatening to kill part of a bill that would eliminate a state tax on jet fuel. If it passes, the provision is expected to …

Guns

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Mentoring

It's so Simple: How to be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

Leadership

Struggle to fill vacancies amid UK jobs boom

Ultra-low unemployment has left UK firms scrambling for workers, with record job vacancies in the health and hospitality ­industries.<p>A total of 823,000 job ­vacancies were advertised last month, the Office for ­National Statistics said, up by 62,000 on the year. Of those, a record 130,000 were in …

10 cool things to do in Amsterdam at night

1. PLAY IT BY EAR WITH VAN GOGH<p>The Van Gogh Museum is one of the busiest attractions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons, but on certain Friday …

Five skills everybody will need for the jobs of the future

Work—the very meaning of the word—is undergoing metamorphosis. In a few years’ time, traditional office employees all over will find themselves suddenly working for themselves, working freelance, or perhaps out of work entirely and seeking a new path forward.<p>What’s a person to do? To answer that, …

Employment

How Ava DuVernay Became a Creator of Worlds

Late fall in the redwood forests of Northern California, it gets cold. Not wrap-yourself-in-furs cold—we’re still talking 51 degrees—but the kind of …

Middle School

Airbnb Struggles to Balance Its Past and Future

Homesharing is how Airbnb got its start, with a couple of air mattresses on the floor of the San Francisco apartment CEO Brian Chesky and co-founder …

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I wasn't …

Leadership

The CEO who turned around Arby's says much of his success should be attributed to an advantage most CEOs don't have

When the private equity firm Roark Capital appointed Paul Brown CEO of Arby's in 2013, they tasked him with turning around a 50-year-old fast food franchise that was approaching irrelevancy in its market.<p>Five years later, Roark was so pleased with Brown's success that they made him CEO of a new …

Leadership

Klimt and Schiele: The artists who shocked Europe

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two titans of Viennese art who shared a firm friendship and an artistic free will that scandalised many, writes Cath Pound.<p>At first glance there is little to suggest a connection between Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Klimt was the archetypical sensualist who …

Art

17 Children's Fantasy Series You May Have Missed As A Kid — But Should Read Now

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are <i>so many</i> novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and …

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

Travel Loyalty Programs May Become Smaller With More Perks in 2018

Frequent travelers have a loyalty industry in transition to look forward to in 2018. Revenue-based models have change the way that companies and …

Singapore Airlines Asks Employees for Ideas on Efficiencies During Business Revamp

Singapore Airlines Ltd., the premium carrier that’s undergoing a business revamp to fend off competition from Gulf airlines and budget operators, is …

EasyJet's New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

EasyJet Plc’s newly hired chief executive officer is taking a pay cut to match the salary of his predecessor, Carolyn McCall, as the discount airline …

A Pair of S.N.L. Sketches Perfectly Nail the Awkwardness of the #MeToo Movement

By finally admitting its inability to handle the moment, S.N.L. strikes comedic gold.<p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been struggling, this season, to pivot from reliably and routinely lampooning the president of the United States to engaging in some of the thornier, more complicated discussions around …

How Female Painter Mary Cassatt Became an Important Impressionist Figure

As a prominent Impressionist artist, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is often regarded as one of art history's most famous female painters. An unmarried American woman living in Paris, Cassatt was able to make a name for herself in the male-dominated movement, defying 19th century gender expectations and …

Art

Just Write

<i>Even when there’s nothing to write about.</i>One of the thing I have noticed since I started writing in the summer of 2017 is that you don’t have to wait …

Elon Musk Just Gave a 1-Sentence Lesson in Accountability (While Explaining How Much He Gets Paid) | Inc.com

Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reported that Musk ended speculation he might soon hand over the reins as …

Leadership

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

Apple Supplier Workers Describe Noxious Hazards at China Factory

At a Catcher Technology Co. manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai, workers stand for …

Codes of Conduct

Almost 70% of US managers are scared to talk to their employees

Being a manager inevitably entails an uncomfortable talk with employees, be it a bad performance review, a delicate personal situation, or unpleasant news from higher-ups.<p>But an astounding number of managers report that the hardest part about talking to employees is talking to them at all.<p>In 2016, …

Employee Engagement