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Trump's VP drama headed for a climax

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's ultimate showman, Donald Trump, has turned his search for a Republican vice presidential pick into a real-life political thriller.<p>He spent Wednesday beguiling the media and playing on the hopes of his final few candidates to build tension, drama and -- perhaps -- a climactic final …

13 Cleaning Gadgets to Make 2016 Your Tidiest Year Yet

Keeping your home nice and tidy is always high up there on the list of new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, just because you are motivated and ready to make this year your tidiest yet, it’s still a struggle to get to the hard-to-reach places and conjure up the energy to clean after a long day of …

Johnny Depp Says Daughter Lily-Rose's 2007 Hospitalization for Kidney Failure Was the 'Darkest Period' of His Life

Johnny Depp is opening up about his daughter Lily-Rose’s health scare back in 2007.<p>During an appearance on the <i>Graham Norton Show</i>, the actor spoke …

Horror Comedy

Checklist: the 5 secrets to winning at office politics

What are the secrets to winning at office politics?<p>The research and the experts agree on what it takes to win at office politics.<p>Jeffrey Pfeffer, …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid …

How to develop your presence as a leader

By Tom Fox<p>, The Federal Coach<p><i>Executive presence is an essential element of effective leadership according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su, co-authors of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence. Wilkins spoke recently with Tom Fox, guest writer for On</i> …

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

Becoming a Better Judge of People

In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?<p>The easy thing to do is focus on …

Speed Chess Changed My Brain

Mastering the three-minute game saw improved skills in unexpected places, from poker to planking.<p>Mukumbura/Flickr<p>The poker table was down to three players. I had a queen and a 10. It wasn't the strongest hand, but I'd been analyzing my opponents' playing patterns and knew I needed to send an …

A Checklist for Personal Efficiency

At the end of the day, there are two ways to excel in business: Right strategy and personal effectiveness. Strategy is often a complex matter, and personal effectiveness is simpler, but very few do it well.<p>Yet the potential gains when you maximize how efficiently you perform can be astronomical. …

How to get a bigger bonus: Don’t ask for it in cash

In the popular ABC television drama “Nashville,” a young country music artist is discovered by a famous producer and offered a signing bonus. But the bonus is not cash—instead, it is a gorgeously restored, classic convertible sports car. The musician happily accepts this gleaming prize over the …

Kellogg School

How To Win Over Co-Workers And Influence Meetings: Use These 3 Words

A pair of MIT researchers think they’ve cracked the code behind office meetings, where a good idea can succeed or fail based not on the merits of the idea itself, but how you present it.<p>In their new paper, “Learning About Meetings,” Been Kim and Cynthia Rudin note that U.S. managers often spend up …

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

How and when you eat can impact your health—and your weight. Upgrade your eating habits to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay<p>Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the …

Among Layoff Reports, An IBM Executive Explains How Big Data Can Be Used To Manage A Workforce

So we listened with interest to IBMer Brenda Dietrich talk about a big data project that IBM uses internally to size its workforce.<p>Dietrich is an IBM Fellow and VP, CTO and Strategist for the Business Analytics unit at IBM. She was speaking on a panel about big data tech at Bloomberg's Next Big …

Big Data

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Who Should You Tip? And How Much?

Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most! Budget Travel sheds light …

Budget Travel

What can improve your memory by 20% in a matter of minutes?

More great stuff from Jeremy Dean’s excellent Psyblog. Nature walks — or even looking at pictures of nature — improve cognitive performance:<p><b>The</b> …

4 things that will make you more motivated, happy and creative at work:

Harvard’s Teresa Amabile gave office workers something very simple: diaries. Then she reviewed their ups and downs and drew connections. What she …

Do Interruptions Zap Our Brain Power? Yes. A Lot of It.

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>To test whether interruptions like email and text messages come at the expense of getting good work done, scientists at …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

Experienced job interviewers are no better than novices at spotting lying candidates

For the penultimate round of the TV show The Apprentice, the competing entrepreneurs must face a series of interviews with a crack team of hardened …

When paying more stops paying off

By Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton<p>Everyone likes money. Ask people who say they don’t care about money if they’ve ever turned down a raise. Wait for the awkward pause.<p>But money is funny, too. However much it can motivate people to work harder and better, it also has curious—and sometimes …

What 6 rules should be guiding your career?

Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need conveys a number of principles about the world of work that …

Spend time wisely: How to focus on the things that matter

How Can You Spend Time Wisely?<p>We all wonder where the hours go. There’s a good reason for that — we’re absolutely terrible at remembering how we …

How to network: 5 methods by top experts

They say networking is vital but nobody explains how to network<p>How to network is the real question. But first, in case you’re a doubter, some quick …