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A Look Inside the Marriage of Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, the Richest Couple in History Who Own More Land Than Almost Anyone Else in America

They have a long history.<p>Jeff Bezos wasn’t alone when he made his cross-county road trip to Seattle in 1994. And he wasn’t alone when he founded …

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

Teaching

The 25 Most Enjoyable Companies To Work For

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.<p>To that end, job hunting site Glassdoor.com sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with its 2014 list of the 25 companies that employees say have …

Corporate Culture

How To Work Much Faster

Working quickly is one of the most important characteristics of the high performing business person.<p>You can be highly intelligent, motivated and experienced, but if your output is slow then you’ll never reach your potential.<p>Speedy working is a craft well worth learning, but few executives spend any …

25 Photo Clichés You Should Try to Avoid if You Want Your Work to Stand Out

Are you frequently afraid that you’re falling into the trap of only taking cliché photographs? If so, then Kai from DigitalRev might be able to help …

Son of God Is First in a Flood of Religious Movies

<i>Son of God,</i> which opens this weekend and stars Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado as Jesus, is just the first in a barrage of religious films coming out …

Apple and Microsoft join US carriers in $750 million commitment to education

iPads, MacBooks, Windows 2-in-1s, teacher training, and wireless broadband have all been promised as part of a wide-ranging commitment from US companies to support Barack Obama's ConnectED plan. The US president is set to fully announce the news in a speech at a Maryland school today, but most of …

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These Maniacs Cut a Cruise Ship in Half, Then Stretched It Like a Limo

I'm impressed by a shipyard's ability to dry-dock a cruise ship. I'm also impressed by limousine manufacturers being able to cut, stretch and weld a …

How To Simplify Every Part Of Your Life: When In Doubt, Tell The Truth

It was not exactly a New Year’s Resolution, more like deciding to finally do something about things that had been bothering me for some time.<p>An increasing number of situations were getting out of control in my microbusiness: Deals I had negotiated were suddenly falling apart; work that I thought …

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., entrepreneurs should take note of five important business lessons that can be learned from him, and his role in the Civil Rights movement:<p><b>1. Make Your Dream A Reality</b><p>The phrase people most often associate with Dr. …

Five reasons why it’s time to invest in online video

I've been preaching a consistent message about the evolution of digital media since 2008. And in this New Year, it's more relevant than ever.<p>If your business is already active online, or has reallocated 2014 budgets to do so, it's going to be a great year for your brand and your bottom line. If …

The 50 Philanthropists Who Have Given Away The Most Money

When Centre College in Kentucky declared in July that it had received a $250 million donation from its former trustee chair, Houston entrepreneur Robert Brockman, via a trust created by his father, it garnered national headlines. As one of the largest-ever gifts to higher education, it would almost …

10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

Best iPhone Apps of 2013<p>1. Afterlight<p>2. Duolingo<p>3. Pocket Light Meter<p>4. <i>Temple Run 2</i><p>5. Venmo<p>6. Over<p>7. ThirdLove<p>8. Vine<p>9. <i>Proust</i><p>10. Mextures<p>There are …

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ObamaCare deadline is a milestone and marker of uncertainty

Today is the deadline for most Americans to have ObamaCare insurance beginning Jan. 1, but a series of administration fixes and delays is turning the milestone into a day that for many Americans will underscore the uncertainty about the future of the law.<p>The original plan was simple -- that …

Love after tragedy brings baby into world

A young woman, sick with cancer, asks her best friend to be the surrogate mom for her baby.<p><i>Note: Des Moines Register writer Daniel P. Finney first wrote about Nate Yoho and his wife, Laura, in July, the week Laura died. Thursday, he writes a letter to their now 1-month-old daughter, Caralyn, to</i> …

'Duck Dynasty' family: No show without Phil

Could this be the end of 'Duck Dynasty'?<p>The <i>Duck Dynasty</i> family issued a statement Thursday evening supporting patriarch Phil Robertson and throwing the future of their successful hit reality show into jeopardy.<p>The A&E cable channel has put patriarch Phil Robertson, 67, on "indefinite" hiatus from …

'Duck Dynasty' Star Advises Men to Marry Teenage Girls

Phil Robertson is in hot water, again.<p>A video has surfaced on YouTube in which the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch advises men to marry teenage girls.<p>"Look, …

Arapahoe High School Shooter Wrote Plans on His Arm

The gunman who shot up a Colorado school on Friday wrote a plan for the murders on his body. He wrote the Latin phrase “alea iacta est” or “the die …