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20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Success

How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

Home Automation

Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate

The president is working hard to persuade 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for reelection, and Mitt isn't happy about it, people close to him say.<p>Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations from 2017.

Books

Air Force’s Microwave Weapon Technology Can Fry North Korea’s ICBMs

The U.S. has developed microwave weapons, which its advocates say can be used to prevent missile launches by North Korea by frying their …

North Korea

Hard Brexiters have just discovered Britain is weaker than Ireland

The drama of the Brexit talks on the Irish border shows how well the EU protects its members. Is there a lesson there?<p>There may be some way to go, but today we moved much closer to a British climbdown on the question of the Irish border after Brexit. And this will turn an acrimonious debate on its …

Brexit

A very scary number for Republicans heading into 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the best ways to gauge the relative health of a political party's brand is to see how willing people are to say they identify with the party. Which is why new Gallup poll numbers on party identification should worry Republicans heading into an election year.<p>Just 37% of people …

Elections

Donald Trump's Monday morning perfectly encapsulates his entire presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.<p>1. He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we …

Donald Trump

Making bold choices: how Latifa became an advocate against child marriage

If you walk around Gopalganj in southern Bangladesh, you might spot an adolescent girl eagerly knocking on doors. Her name is Latifa.<p>For the last few …

46 House Republicans join Democrats in backing a US military study on climate-change threats

President Trump has been highly dismissive of the long-term threat of climate change, to the point of recently pulling the U.S. out of the Paris international climate change accord. But not so Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis and many other defense experts.<p>During his Senate confirmation …

Climate

Establishing an Online Presence for Your Business

Establishing an online presence for your business is crucial in today's world. But you can't simply create a website, whip up some content, and then sit back expecting to get ranked in the search engines.<p>Not only do you want to rank, you need to rank on page one for your targeted terms. Out of the …

SEO

The Future Of Space Travel: Is Mercury Next?

The €1.65 billion BepiColombo spacecraft is now being unstacked for final tests after being displayed in its launch configuration to the world’s …

Space Exploration

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

The Workplace

Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort included at least eight people.<p>The revelation of additional participants comes as The Associated Press first reported Friday that a Russian-American lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin said he …

Donald Trump

Want to Be a Better Salesperson? Start Practicing This 1 Crucial Skill

Sales pro Anthony Iannarino reveals how to develop the one sales trait that rules them all.<p>There are a lot of books that explore the essential traits and skills of highly successful salespeople. You can probably quickly call out a list of the qualities that they endorse--a strong focus on the …

Self-improvement

Start-ups take the talent

One of the core principles of the economy is that risk and reward must be in balance. Joining a new company usually means smaller salary for the …

Careers

3 Steps to Overcome Your Negative Self-Talk

“I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And – doggone it – people like me!”<p>If that’s what comes to mind when you think about positive self-talk, you might be missing out on a key factor that can increase your success in business and in life in general.<p>In a recent interview with former Navy SEAL, …

Self-improvement

Why most people will never be successful

"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Your Life’s Work Will Probably Not Pay Off Immediately. And That’s Okay

The opposite of overnight success is overnight failure. Stop looking for shortcuts. They build weak and unstable foundations.<p>Some people have trained …

Self-improvement

Overcoming These 7 Challenges Will Make You More Successful

Don’t let these common obstacles hold you back from reaching your full potential.<p>It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. …

Self-improvement

Self-made millionaire: 3 ways that talking to yourself can help you succeed

In order to be successful, you may want to try talking to yourself.<p>It sounds strange, but I've found that positive self-talk can help a person's …

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

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 …

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 …

Weight Loss

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 …

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>…