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Orlando shooting follows ISIS call for U.S. Ramadan attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 followed a clarion call by ISIS to its supporters in the United States to launch attacks during Ramadan, the Islamic Holy Month, which started last week.<p>In an audio recording released on May 21, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani …

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

The number of job postings on LinkedIn could be a terrible sign for the economy

Instead, we're confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It shed 21,000 jobs in May, and 63,800 since December. This …

9 signs you're successful, even if it doesn't feel like it

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the '<i>He who dies with</i> …

New Taliban leader vows: No peace talks; 'terror on enemies' will continue

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new Afghan Taliban leader has told commanders and the group's supreme leadership council that there will be no peace talks with the Afghan government, a source in the group reached through an intermediary said Wednesday.<p>The source said that Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, newly …

Food shortages take toll on Venezuelans' diet

Nutritionists point to long-term health risks of low-quality food as basic staples are hard to find or being sold at exorbitant prices<p>Not so long ago, whenever Juan González would go to the butcher he’d buy a few nice steaks for himself and cow lung, known here as <i>bofe</i>, to chop up and feed his …

Venezuela

Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam

<b>Hanoi, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam.<p>In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal …

Vietnam

Obamacare Consumers Are Getting Tired Of Those High Deductibles

The survey shows large majorities still rate their coverage highly.<p>People buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are getting frustrated with their premiums and deductibles, according to a poll out Friday, although a substantial majority still think highly of the coverage they …

Six Simple Questions Highly Successful Managers Keep Asking

The tragedy of poor management is lost potential and lack of fulfillment. Successful managers create environments where people make a difference for …

Shadows of 1948: Fazal Sheikh's Erasure Trilogy – in pictures

Photography,Art and design,Awards and prizes,Culture,Palestinian territories,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,Art and design,Books<p>Sheikh has won the 2016 Kraszna-Krausz book award for his epic three-part photobook exploring the ongoing anguish of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Elizabeth Warren To Donald Trump: I’m Right, You’re Wrong

News flash, Donald: Working people "are smarter than you think."<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday night resumed her stream of disdainful tweets directed at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.<p>Warren, a fierce defender of the middle class, sent several tweets attacking …

Chinese money has 'dried up' in Silicon Valley

Chinese investors have been buying about 5% to 7% of residential properties in San Francisco, possibly more in parts of Silicon Valley. And other brokers are now publicly chiming in about money from China drying up.<p>"We've recently noticed a slowdown," Jack Woodson at Alain Pinel Realtors in Menlo …

The 5 Books Bill Gates Recommends Reading this Summer

Before you dive into a book that screams summer (you know the type: pretty cover, an obvious role for Reese Witherspoon in the film adaptation), …

Breathe Better: How to Improve Your Mind, Attention, and Memory, with Emma Seppälä

<b>Emma Seppälä:</b> We really depend on adrenaline throughout the day. We pump ourselves up; we drink too much caffeine; we over schedule ourselves; wait …

Mindfulness

Jennifer Lawrence Explains How She Ended Up In A Tiny Little Airport 'Jail'

Don't lie at airport customs counters -- Jennifer Lawrence learned this lesson the hard way. She recently revealed on <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> that she …

jenniferlawrenceexplains

'Here's some fruit: now pay up,' say Thai debt collectors | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - When Piya Pong-acha’s employees chase payments from Thai debtors there are no strong men pounding on doors or threatening letters from lawyers. A basket of fruit and a polite home visit does the trick.<p>A man walks next to the logo of Bangkok Commercial Asset Management at its …

Economics

Android just blew past the iPhone

Google's digital voice assistant was already miles ahead of Apple's Siri even before Google's announcements on Wednesday at its annual I/O conference. But given what the search giant showed off yesterday, Siri will shrink further in Google's rearview mirror in the near future.<p>What we currently call …

Android News

How to Defeat the No.1 Killer of Your Happiness

It's ghastly to be surrounded by negative people, isn't it?<p>And even ghastlier when some of those negative people are family and friends?<p>But odds are, not everyone around you shares your positive mindset. Or appreciates it.<p><b>Sometimes your 'nearest' aren't necessarily your 'dearest'.</b><p>The cynics and …

There Is Now Vodka Literally Made From San Francisco Fog

Vodka can be made from almost anything and often is. There’s potato-based vodka. Wheat-based vodka. Grape-based vodka. There’s even vodka made from …

Alcohol

Surreal estate: add some sparkle to this diamond in the rough

Originally a jewellery workshop in London’s Hatton Garden, this one-bedroom house is spread over three storeys and has a roof terrace

The Thai Government Just Shut Down A Popular Tourist Destination

If you planned on heading to Koh Tachai Island any time soon, you're going to want to read this.<p>If you're vacationing in Thailand soon, you should know there's a bit of trouble in paradise.<p>According to the Bangkok Post, Koh Tachai – a Similan Island off the coast of the Phang Nga province – will be …

Thailand

23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year

Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It's essential you shut these …

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Being assertive and knowing what you want is not the same as being hostile or belligerent. You just have to know what to say with confidence.<p>Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you're passive about …

Self-help

Do You Get Out of Bed in the Morning to Make Money for Billionaires?

We have been told a great lie about capitalism — that everyone who works hard in life will be successful, make a lot of money, and have a good life. …

Economics

Special Report: Cyber thieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network | Reuters

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong.<p>The SWIFT logo is pictured in this photo illustration taken …

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …