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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

President Warren G. Harding presided over Prohibition, died before completing his first term, and is consistently ranked by historians and the public as one of the worst U.S. presidents.<p>But suddenly he's getting a lot of attention, thanks to a cache of steamy love letters he wrote to a mistress …

Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder, …

Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

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Last Man on the Moon recalls US era of courage to do the impossible

In 1972 Apollo 17 astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan became the last man on the moon. Cernan, a US Navy fighter pilot handpicked by Nasa in 1966 despite not applying for the space programme, nor having gone to test pilot school, went on to fly three space missions. He is the only person to have …

This Is Why You Don't Hide Under A Tree During A Lightning Storm

Via the US National Weather Service comes this staggering footage of a lightning bolt making matchsticks of a tree in Upstate New York.<p>The footage …

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing

Ask 100 people if they have good common sense, and more than 95% will tell you they do. Ask them if they are good coaches, and almost as many will say yes. Executives we talk to assume that if they’re good managers, then being a good coach is like your shadow on a sunny day. It just naturally …

How Self-Awareness makes a Successful Leader

When you think of a leader, you think of a self-assured and confident person. You might not think of someone who contemplates the Why of their …

15 Habits of Highly Motivational Leaders

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

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Want to Relive the Excitement of Apollo 10?

Apollo 10 is among the most overlooked missions of NASA's lunar landing program. It wasn’t the first flight to take men to the Moon and it didn't land on the surface. So what was it? Apollo 10 was the dress rehearsal before Apollo 11's successful landing at the Sea of Tranquility. It was the flight …

Space Exploration

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

It's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are reports that the Santa Maria, the largest ship among the trio that made Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he thinks he has found the ship in waters off of Haiti's …

What It Takes to Be a Great CEO

Make sure to expand your leadership skills as your startup expands.<p>If you're running a startup, how do you know if you have what it takes to be great? The answer is complicated, because startups go through fundamental changes as they grow. For example, the skills of a great CEO at Stage I, when a …

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

Tech Tools for the Classroom

Tonight, I participated in a fantastic chat on twitter, #6thchat, and was bombarded with an overflow of new tech ideas and tools that could be used …

Rare 1937 footage shows FDR walking at all-star baseball game

Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said Friday.<p>The clip shows FDR, who was paralyzed from the waist down by …

Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder dies at 79

Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the office break-in that eventually led to his resignation, has died. He was 79.<p>Magruder died on 11 May in Connecticut, Hull Funeral Service director Jeff Hull said on Friday.<p>Magruder …

Watch Jupiter’s Incredible Shrinking Great Red Spot

Changing Planet<p>This photo of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 21, 2014. Sky-watchers can check out the gas giant for themselves in the early evening sky. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)<p><b>Even monster planets aren’t immune</b> …