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The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

Self-improvement

North Korea's nuclear capability growing every day, top US diplomat warns

A key U.S. diplomat warned Thursday that North Korea's weapons capabilities have shown a "qualitative improvement" in the past year and the result is an "unprecedented level of activity."<p>Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who met with his counterparts from key U.S. allies Japan and South …

North Korea

U.S. job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor market momentum that sets up the economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve this year.<p>Nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000 jobs …

United States

11 Geeky Soaps to Level Up Your Hygiene

Everyone remembers at least one family member who had a little bowl of decorative soap in the bathroom that you <i>absolutely could not use.</i> At the time, …

15 tips for losing weight and keeping it off in 2017

<b>Ever wondered why losing weight and keeping it off in the new year is so hard?</b><p>Starting a health and fitness drive just after the new year more often …

Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year.<p>“This is …

Microsoft

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

With the New Year comes new expectations: that you'll be productive and energized and motivated all the time. Go you!<p>This is kind of silly. Realistically, there will be times — a lot of times — when you're lazy and unmotivated to do anything.<p>The key is to anticipate that laziness and prepare for it.<p>…

Procrastination

Trump's Toyota attack sets off alarm bells in Japan

Donald Trump's Twitter campaign against the auto industry has gone global.<p>After berating Ford and GM, the U.S. president-elect is now going after Toyota for making cars in Mexico for the U.S. market. His attack has set off alarm bells in Japan, prompting top politicians and another major carmaker …

Donald Trump

Repealing Obamacare could cost 3 million jobs, study finds

Congress has another reason not to roll back Obamacare too quickly: New research suggests that repealing two major provisions of Obamacare without replacing them right away could cost the nation 3 million jobs and trigger negative economic impacts that would extend far beyond the health care …

ObamaCare

20 Brilliantly Simple Business Ideas Designers Can Start From Home

Making money as a designer is a good thing, but sometimes you want to step out on your own and do something different — a side hustle, if you will. …

Coloring Book

A 'Bulletproof' Method For Staying on Track

It's hard to stay innovative while you're trying to focus on the core business. The Bullet Journal is one approach that may just help.<p>As we start 2017, a number of entrepreneurs out there are working off of the list of things they'd do or not do differently this year. From growing key metrics in …

Productivity

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

The way we think about diets is undergoing an important shift.<p>We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & …

Diets

7 Insightful Tips for Succeeding as a Senior Executive Leader

Succeeding as a senior executive leader requires empowering the team and articulating the vision.<p>Having worked with outstanding leaders as a Navy SEAL in combat and built high-performing teams in the business world, I have developed unique insights into the leadership qualities necessary for being …

Leadership

$3.8 billion Slack's chief marketing officer quietly stepped down after less than two years

Slack's head of marketing has quietly stepped down after two years on the job, leaving a key position at the $3.8 billion startup unfilled just as it faces tough new competitors.<p>Bill Macaitis, a tech industry veteran and former Salesforce and Zendesk executive who was hired as Slack's first Chief …

Chief Marketing Officers

5 Hidden functions of Mac you did not know

Your News Ticker | October 25, 2016<p>Mac OS X debuted back in 2001, and during that time has become very popular OS. Apple operating system is very …

Germany's new global responsibility

Berlin has increased its presence on the international stage, but it is still defining what kind of foreign policy actor it wants to be. How is …

Germany

Trump has 2-point edge in new Florida poll

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has a 2 percentage point edge over Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday, as both presidential campaigns blanket the critical swing state in a full sprint to Election Day.<p>A new Bloomberg Politics poll finds Trump ahead of Clinton, 45% to 43% -- …

Elections

Paul Ryan and allies brace for fallout in leadership race from Trump backers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Top House Republicans are moving to quiet dissent over Speaker's Paul Ryan's rocky relationship with Donald Trump as some on the far right of the GOP conference are threatening to stir up trouble in leadership elections next month.<p>Regardless of what happens on Election Day, Ryan …

U.S. Congress

Philippines' Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts U.S.

| TOKYO<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo's side over the disputed South China Sea when the time came.<p>Earlier in the day, Duterte reiterated his harsh …

South China Sea

India could shell out $12 billion for new fighter jets

India needs new fighter jets, and the world's leading manufacturers are lining up to provide them.<p>The South Asian nation's government has sent letters to several companies regarding a new fleet of military aircraft, to be jointly produced with local firms. A potential deal, according to experts, …

India

How to Make Color Overlays Work in Your Design

Color is an important part of almost any design. Whether you are a fan of bright, bold hues or prefer a more minimalist black and white, how you use …

Tutorials

Tim Cook ‘not sure’ Apple will meet iPhone 7 Plus demand by the end of the year

Apple is working to match the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as best as it can, but it might not meet all the demand by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on the investor call discussing its fourth-quarter earnings.<p>“It’s hard to say,” Cook said in response to an investor question about whether …

Apple

Donald Trump’s Empty Blustering Reveals a Narcissist Who Can’t Fathom Defeat

The highlight of the third and, thankfully, final presidential debate last Wednesday came roughly at the midway point, when Donald Trump refused to …

Google says Pixel pre-orders are exceeding expectations and causing delays

If you didn't order a Pixel on launch day, you'll probably be waiting a while. Several versions of the phone are sold out, and those that aren't gone …

Google Fiber just gave up on me -- and many of its employees

In a blog post, Google says it's "paused" plans to roll out its fiber-optic internet service to any new cities -- including ones in its own backyard.<p>In the San Francisco Bay Area, home to countless tech titans, there's precious little competition for home internet access. The choice is generally …

Google

5 Swoon-Worthy Office Supplies to Up Your Writing Game

It's high time you upgraded your office supplies. Whether you're taking notes, pursuing your creative passion, or jotting down to-do lists, a nice …

What Do You Call Leaders Without Followers? You Call Them Leaders

Sometimes leadership can be a very lonely walk.<p>In 2015, during his tumultuous tenure as Speaker of the House, Ohio congressman John Boehner left us with this thought on leadership:<p>"A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk."<p>In that one quote, John Boehner:<p>Demonstrated why so many …

Leadership