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Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Anti-Defamation League

With a New Apology, Starbucks's CEO Just Taught an Important Lesson in Leadership

Firing the employees involved probably wouldn't help things at Starbucks. Hopefully, this will.<p>Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store.<p>The story, according to <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>Two …

Leadership

What Is Edging—And Will It Really Improve Your Sex Life?

Get ready for crazy-intense orgasms.<p>Reaching that big O can be a struggle on its own. So what if I told you that there are people who try to get themselves close to an orgasm...but then STOP themselves at the last minute? On. Purpose. What madness is this?<p>It's actually called "edging," and it might …

Landscaping

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

Little Known Black History Fact: The Real Woman Warriors Of Dahomey

Fans who took in Marvel movie blockbuster <i>Black Panther</i> were no doubt thrilled by the all-woman fighting force known as the Dora Mijale, the fierce …

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. goes 74 years back in time—to the present day

Leopold Fitz can take a lot of punishment, but there’s one thing you really don’t want to do around him: Criticize his soccer team.<p>And with the …

Papa John is Papa gone

<i>The Associated Press</i> is reporting that John Schnatter—known to fans of greasy, pepperoni-laden cheesebread and shitty TV spots everywhere by his …

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

Trump's spiritual adviser, Paula White, fires back at critics

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's longtime religious adviser, Paula White, is firing back at critics who have called her a heretic and questioned her personal finances and romantic history.<p>"I have been called a heretic, an apostate, an adulterer, a charlatan, and an addict. It has been falsely …

Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republicans pushed immediately forward to repeal the health care law and President Obama made a rare trip to Capitol Hill to defend it.<p>The bitterness that has long marked the fight intensified as Republicans seized …

Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

A federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.<p>In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of …

Immigration

Uber And Lyft May Just Be Here For A Brief Ride

Uber and Lyft may be taking the world by storm today, but some experts believe their run will be shortly ended by the technology they are rushing to embrace: self-driving cars.<p>“Several car companies have said that they think Uber and Lyft are only here for a short period of time, because when they …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The Next Time You're Abducted, Steal Something Off The Spaceship'

Sometimes controversial, Neil deGrasse Tyson, 58, is one of the scientists who lobbied to have Pluto stripped of its status as the ninth planet from the sun. Tyson also says there is no reason to doubt the existence of life other than ours elsewhere in the universe, possibly intelligent, but he …

Meet The Inventors Who Turned Billions Of Phones Into Cameras

Taking a selfie is one of the easiest and quickest things you can do on your smartphone. But as with any landmark invention, it took decades and plenty of graft to develop the camera technology that lives in your pocket.<p>A trio of engineers behind the invention of the image-sensing technology found …

Liberals Paint Gorsuch As 'Dangerous,' 'Radical,' 'Extremist.' Really?

According to liberal groups including the Center for American Progress, Lambda Legal, Physicians for Reproductive Health and the Sierra Club, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is a “conservative extremist,” “unacceptable,” and “dangerous.”<p>Really? Following are a few of the accusations against …

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Another Travel Ban: IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes

President Trump’s executive order on travel may be generating big protests and be put on hold by the courts, but an IRS missive on travel and passports may not go down too well either. More than a year ago, in H.R.22, Congress gave the IRS a new weapon to collect taxes. Tax code Section 7345 is …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

Shia LaBeouf arrested on live stream after an apparent altercation

LaBeouf seems to have been quickly released, appearing again on the live stream this morning<p>Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested Wednesday evening during his live-streamed protest project against President Donald Trump. The <i>Associated Press</i> reports that LaBeouf was detained after he “allegedly got into …

President Trump Could Strip Over $2 Billion a Year in Funds to Top 10 Sanctuary Cities

U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to strip municipalities of federal dollars for shielding illegal immigrants threatens $2.27 billion in annual …

Ford Swings to $800 Million Loss

Charges related to pension plans, cancellation of Mexico plant overshadow strong results in North America<p>Ford Motor Co. swung to a net loss of $800 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, as special charges related to the company’s pension plans and the cancellation of a plant in Mexico overshadowed …

North America

Mexico's president: I 'reject' US decision to build the wall and we will not pay for it

President Enrique Peña Nieto did not address reports that he was considering canceling next week's visit to Washington following Trump's order to begin construction of the wall between the two countries.<p>In a recorded address televised nationally, Peña Nieto said, "I regret and reject the decision …

Trump heads to Philly to charm congressional Republicans

The retreat is an opportunity for Trump to tap into the enthusiasm of lawmakers whose party just regained control over Congress and the White House.<p>President Donald Trump may crow about his successes when he takes the stage before congressional Republicans at their group retreat in Philadelphia on …

The Latest: Trump to skip dinner with Washington elite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>8:25 p.m.<p>The White House says President Donald Trump is skipping the annual …

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border.<p>"This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend …

Donald Trump