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Bolivia calls U.N. meeting over Syria strike threat

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Bolivia has asked for the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday “on the escalation of rhetoric regarding Syria and these threats of unilateral military action,” hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of missile attacks.<p>Bolivia's Ambassador to the …

Middle East

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

Trump Weighs Strike Options on Syria as Allies Rally Over Attack

President Donald Trump is still weighing options for U.S. military action against Syria as Western powers rallied against Syrian President Bashar …

Middle East

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Anthropology

Attractive Mountscape and Nature Landscape Photography by Gabe Rodriguez

<b>Gabe Rodriguez</b> is a talented photographer and traveler who was born and raised in Santa Cruz County and currently lives and works in Monterey Bay, …

Photography

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It's Often Overlooked)

If you want a quick way to scale and test products, this is your best bet.<p>The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they'd like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar …

eCommerce

51 Things You'll Never Learn in Business School

I worked at a fast growing scale-up for 10 years, and learned things I never would have learned in business school.<p>I am often asked by 20-something employees at my company, HubSpot, if I would recommend that they get their MBA. While I never flat out say no, I do offer my perspective about the …

Whiteboards

5 Ski Gear Technology Breakthroughs to Try This Spring

2018 is a great year for sustainable, eco-friendly and innovative ski upgrades.<p>Evidence from cave paintings suggest that people began skiing in some capacity over 5,000 years ago, and the archeological record from Russia includes skis from as early as 6000 BCE. Skiing for sport, as opposed to …

Disney World

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars' orbit

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …

Breakthrough as human eggs developed in the lab for first time

Developing eggs from earliest stages to maturity could open the door to new approach to fertility preservation<p>Women at risk of premature fertility loss might have cause for new hope as researchers reveal that human eggs can be developed in the lab from their earliest stages to maturity.<p>While the …

Eggs

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say | Inc.com

Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their skills, the results you see may be tied to how you present your ideas.<p>As a professional speaker, I …

Profit

Larry Nassar Sentencing: ‘I Just Signed Your Death Warrant’

LANSING, Mich. — The former doctor for the American gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes, capping an extraordinary seven-day hearing that drew more than 150 young women to publicly confront him and speak of their …

United States

U.S. Schools Have Already Faced 10 Shooting Incidents This Year

The two students killed by a fellow high schooler Tuesday in Benton, Kentucky, weren’t the first victims of such violence this month. So far this week, three shootings have happened at or near schools. At least eight more took place in the first three weeks of 2018.<p>A student bringing a gun onto …

Guns

New Research: 6 Shocking Statistics and 1 Surprising Conclusion About Our Smartphone Use | Inc.com

These days, there is certainly a lot being discussed about the impact of technology on our brains, our behaviors, and our ability to live generally happy lives. Much of that discussion talks about the negative impact in particular, specifically citing our smartphones as one of the main technology …

The Brain

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, time, development, expectations, vision, or resources they …

Employment

Science Discovers a New Miracle Drug That Can Double Your Attention Span: Nature | Inc.com

Humans didn't evolve over millennia sitting in cubicles, typing away under fluorescent lights. Humans became humans outside under the blue sky, so perhaps it's no surprise that study after study shows that spending time in nature is profoundly good for us.<p>We already know that getting outside …

Study Skills

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

The Guardian view on Davos and inequality: a demagogue takes advantage

Democracies will fall under the spell of populists like Donald Trump if they fail to deal with the fallout of globalisation<p>The rich, as F Scott Fitzgerald noted, “are different from you and me”. Their wealth, he wrote, makes them “cynical where we are trustful” and their affluence makes them think …

Economics

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

Hunting a C.I.A. Mole, Agents Gambled and Let a Suspect Return to China

WASHINGTON — Face to face with a former C.I.A. officer in 2013, federal agents took a calculated risk. They did not confront him about the classified information they had found in his luggage. And they did not ask what they most wanted to know: whether he was a spy for China.<p>It was a life-or-death …

Surveillance

Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert

Satellite photos show parts of Africa's Sahara Desert blanketed in snow following a rare winter storm earlier this month.<p>The European Space Agency's …

Deserts

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Admit It: You're a Micromanager. Here's How to Kick the Habit | Inc.com

You're frustrated your team just can't seem to meet your standards. And unless you do it yourself, nothing really gets done. You ask your team to constantly update you on their progress, but there never seems to be much progress at all.<p>The issue might very well be your team. But it also could be …

Leadership

Warren Buffett Has A Bold Answer On Whether You Should Invest In Bitcoin Now | Inc.com

You probably saw some of the heat investor Warren Buffett caught for saying he is not, and never will be, an investor in cryptocurrencies: "We don't own any. We're not short any. We'll never have a position."<p>Further, he shared with CNBC, "In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with …

Cryptocurrency

6 Crucial Steps for a Powerful Personal Transformation | Inc.com

You possess the greatest gift known to mankind: the power of choice.<p>Is there something in your life that could be better? You have everything you need, right now, to change it. You can't always control external people and events, but there's a secret: Everything changes when you change …

Self-improvement

5 Skills That Will Get You Through Any Tough Conversation | Inc.com

I admit it. I spend most of my days researching, writing about, and speaking about positive aspects of leadership--how to properly recognize and show appreciation to people. I write a lot about how to inspire and motivate people to become their best. And, I talk a ton about building better …

Self-help

Buying a Boring Business in 2018 May Just Be Your Best Next Financial Move | Inc.com

The New Year is fully underway and many rookie and veteran entrepreneurs are ready to start something new now that the holiday hangover is over. The question many will ask themselves is, "do I start a brand new business, or buy into an existing one?"<p>If you know you have a million-dollar or …

Small Business

Could Facebook, Google and Amazon Be Sued Under Antitrust Laws? | Inc.com

Could the federal government take steps to break up or limit the activities of such tech giants as Facebook, Google, and Amazon?<p>It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. Standard Oil and AT&T were both dismantled into multiple entities because each had used its size and influence to reach near-complete …

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12 Potassium Rich Foods and 6 Reasons Why You Need More Potassium

One of the most important electrolytes in the human body is potassium. It is essential to the proper functioning of all the organs, tissues and …