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EPA chief fights for his job in meeting with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met with President Donald Trump to make his case for why he should remain in his post amid a stream of questions about his ethical standing.<p>Pruitt visited the White House Friday to discuss his agency's recent steps to …

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Life Behind the Beard: Professional Santas Tell All

Have you ever seen a mall Santa out in the wild and thought, “What’s that like? How does a person step into the shoes of one of the most beloved …

6 Shocking Realities of the Secret 'Troubled Teen Industry'

When I was 14, I lived with my grandparents in a wealthy gated community and went to a very prestigious private school. This was the first time I had …

Are you happy and in love? Here’s why that makes you so sad.

Congratulations!<p>You are going to die!<p>Someday.<p>Also, everyone you know and love.<p>They're going to die too.<p>That's just how it goes.<p><b>Sorry to tell you.</b><p>So …

Why Procrastination Doesn’t Need A Cure–And Might Even Make You More Productive

Is wasting time as productivity killing as we’ve always thought, or does it provide a creativity-enhancing escape from the chaos of the world? Stop dawdling and let’s explore!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …

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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

Want to Grow Your Business? Get to Know Your 'Vital Few'

For most businesses, 20 percent of customers drive 80 percent of sales. The key is to find your 20 percent and keep them happy.<p>In the 1940s, Joseph M. Juran coined the "80-20 rule," which posits that there are a "vital few and trivial many" or that 20 percent of the causes drive 80 percent of the …

Customer Experience

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and …

Samsung still top Android smartphone maker, missing target on tablets

According to the latest data Android users prefer smartphones rather than tablets. A new report by Flurry shows that only 12 percent of Android devices are tablets. In comparison, some 28 percent of Apple devices are either an iPad or an iPad mini, and only 72 percent are iPhones. Apple’s biggest …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

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Competing with a Mac

Publicly, Mr. Lazaridis and Mr. Balsillie belittled the iPhone and its shortcomings, including its short battery life, weaker security and initial …

After losing Waze to Google, Samsung continues to court startups to improve software offerings

It's no secret that Samsung is a hardware company first. The Korean firm became dominant in televisions and then mobile through efficiency and vertical integration in hardware development and production — not the software on its machines. In a world where a joint Google-Motorola and Microsoft-Nokia …

WhatsApps Shows BlackBerry The Mountain That Needs To Be Climbed

Yes, the 10 million downloads of the Blackberry Messenger app (BBM) on Android and iOS was impressive, but the announcement at Nokia World 2013 by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum shows that the Canadian messaging platform has a long way to go before it can be considered significant in the modern market.<p>With …

2013 Prediction: Crowdfunding Pays Off

Crowdfunding models like Kickstarter took off in 2012--now we'll wait and see how transformative those models are.<p><i>Science and technology have utterly transformed human life in the past few generations, and forecasts of the future used to be measured in decades. But big changes arrive faster and</i> …

The Real Reason It Doesn't Matter That Amazon Is Losing Money

Following another quarter of surging revenue, Amazon's march toward overtaking Target in annual sales is on track to happen this year. Once that …

Delta and JetBlue now permit personal electronics use during all stages of flight

That was fast -- mere hours after the FAA said it would allow the use of personal electronics during takeoff and landing, airlines have begun flying under the relaxed rules. Passengers on both Delta and JetBlue aircraft are now free to use their mobile gadgets at nearly every stage of flight. Other …

80% Of Companies Don’t Care About Company Culture–Do You?

Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, believe they’re the future of business.<p>Some believe company culture can be mandated from the top down. Some believe it emerges on its own from the bottom up. A Design Executive Officer, …

Leadership

Yahoo Says That Killing Working From Home Is Turning Out Perfectly

After receiving tons of heat for taking away workers’ remote privileges, Yahoo now says that things are working just as planned: engagement and productivity are up.<p>When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned her 12,000 employees from working from home in February, her all-hands-on-deck ultimatum ignited a …

Innovation Factory on Flipboard

By Sérgio Figueiredo Jr | "The best way to predict the future is to invent it" (Alan Kay)<p>Entire human chess knowledge learned and surpassed by …