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A Fan Tweets That He Feels Depressed. This CEO's Response Is a Masterful Example of Emotional Intelligence

A fan's comment on social media sparked an amazing reply from a football club CEO -- and a heartwarming response from the online community.<p>A leadership truism goes something like this: "No one cares about you, until they first know how much you care about <i>them</i>."<p>Hold that thought.<p>On August 8, a …

Emotional Intelligence

Premier League 100: Ranking Best Players Entering 2018/19 Season

We're on the eve of a brand new Premier League season.<p>The 2018-19 campaign kicks off on Friday night as Manchester United take on Leicester City, and then we're into the thick of it; a 38-round slog to see who will be crowned champions, secure European berths and avoid relegation.<p>As is tradition, …

Soccer

All the science fiction and fantasy books that you should check out this month

Dystopias, space operas, and magical technology<p>I studied military history in grad school, and in the years since, I’ve been keenly aware of how warfare is imagined in science fiction and fantasy. There are some books, like Orson Scott Card’s <i>Ender’s Game</i> and Joe Haldeman’s <i>The Forever War,</i> that have …

Books

How to negotiate anything–from people who have done it

From asking for a raise to getting to a flexible work schedule or a sabbatical, we got advice from people who have successfully gotten what they asked for.<p>Part of business–no matter what type you’re in–is bargaining and asking for what you want, deserve, and need. From going after opportunities to …

Employment

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.<p>It was a …

Donald Trump

I Got Fired Twice -- Am I Unemployable Now?

Dear Liz,<p>I worked for almost fifteen years without getting fired, or even getting close.<p>I advanced in my career. I have great experience from excellent firms.<p>Then I got fired (not laid off) from a job four years ago. I was completely blindsided.<p>My VP tried to intervene but I ended up being …

Dennis is on track to make $83 million from selling cars online this year

British magazine publisher Dennis is quietly building an e-commerce empire, and not through affiliate revenue — through online car sales.<p>The …

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies about 100,000 miles a year and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

Virgin Atlantic

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Google introduces its own ad blocker to Chrome: here's how it will work

The age of annoying pop-up adverts online may be at an end, as Google has begun blocking intrusive adverts by default in its Chrome browser. The move leaves the tech giant, which makes most of its revenue from advertising, in control of the kind of ads users can see.<p>Starting on 15 February, Google …

How to Use a Cover Letter to Land a Job Interview

Don't skimp on the effort when it comes to this important document.<p>Many job seekers treat cover letters as a necessary evil. They put some effort in, …

How to send large files for free: the easiest ways to send massive files

For bigger file transfers, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Software

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Google

Watch Three Japanese Soccer Players Compete Against 100 Kids

Three members of the Japanese national soccer team took on a small army of kids for a unique New Years tradition.<p>One hundred small children, clad in …

EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality

The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that makes it easy to ask your members of Congress to fight for an open internet. All you have to do us plug in …

Net Neutrality

Stop Trying To Be Friends With All Your Coworkers, And Do This Instead

These five simple habits can help you build and sustain great working relationships, without having to befriend every single person in your office.<p>For anyone who’s ever had an office job, two things are pretty obvious. On the one hand, it’s important to have friends at work. Those relationships …

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Three Insanely Simple Email Templates For Networking With Strangers

When you know what (not) to say, reaching out to strangers for your job hunt becomes less awkward and more effective.<p>Maybe it’s been a few months since you’ve graduated and you’re getting anxious to land a job. Or maybe you’re further on in your career and looking to move into a new industry. In …

Employment

Here are the winners of the 2017 Dragon Awards

Winners include the latest Expanse novel, Stranger Things, and Wonder Woman<p>DragonCon was held this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the convention announced today the recipients of the second annual Dragon Awards. The prize is designed to be a “true reflection” of what science fiction and …

These Are Email Templates To Use When You Want To Ask For An Introduction

Professional social currency matters.<p>Throughout the course of your career, there will be times when you <i>need</i> to ask for an introduction–even when you <i>don’t</i> want to. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur looking for an “in” with investors or just seeking a career change, you’ll need to tap your network …

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Google’s New Viz Tool Makes Snappy GIFs Out Of Your Data

The project is part of a shift in data visualization today.<p>Since 2015, the Google News Lab team has been working on making Google’s massive trove of Search data accessible to newsrooms—with a data viz storytelling series, for example, or their excellent Year In Search recap. Today, the team …

Why Waste Plastic On Produce Stickers When We Could Use Lasers?

The two companies have teamed up on an initiative to replace the pesky stickers with laser-printed labels on organic avocados and sweet potatoes. A …

Sustainability

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Social Media Ad Spending Is Expected to Pass Newspapers by 2020

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

Travel Industry

How to get free digital magazines from your library

Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- digital magazines.<p>It's true: Many libraries have partnered with RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) to offer …

What You Can Do Now To Ace a Job Interview

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>You should …

Wi-Fi