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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 …

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, …

Shopping

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>…

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Repealing Obamacare could cost 3 million jobs, study finds

Health Care

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. …

Graphic Design
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 & …

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 …

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 shaping its diplomatic future?<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin was planning to visit Paris last week. Instead, he came to Berlin - for the first …

Elections
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 …

Asia
Fighter Aircraft

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 …

Photoshop

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 …

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 …

Cool Stuff

Microsoft Price Adjustments Raised to 22 Percent in the UK Following Brexit

#Brexit #UK – <b>Microsoft Price Adjustments Raised to 22 Percent in the UK Following Brexit [VIDEO]</b> : Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the …

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

The Mediterranean diet could be the fast track to a longer life — here's what to eat

A delicious diet that might help extend your lifespan? Yes, please! A recent study revealed that the Mediterranean diet could prevent 19,000 deaths …