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Blacks and Whites Don't Agree on the State of Race Relations in the U.S.

A little over eight years ago, President Obama delivered a speech on race that the Pew Research Center dubbed one of the biggest events of his 2008 …

15 Phrases You Need to Say to Yourself More Often

Discover how positive affirmations and encouraging phrases can keep you on point.<p>Careers and lives are too often hectic these days, making it easy to lose touch with who you are and who you want to be. Just as you'd speak positively to someone else to help keep the person on track, talking to …

The Answer to This One Question Will Skyrocket Your Sales

Can all your sales problems be solved with a single question?<p><i>Dr. Karl Blanks is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from London. He is the co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts, a consultancy that scientifically grows many of the world's most successful web business, including Google, Apple,</i> …

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to …

The 11 most explosive moments of the GOP debate

The Fox Business News moderators are keeping themselves out of the crosshairs, but the Republican debate on Tuesday night still had plenty of memorable moments. Below are some of the best:<p><b>1. Trump’s back.</b><p>After a low-energy performance in the last debate, Trump came out punching and wisecracking on …

South African Male Hitchhiker Attacked By Three Female Rapists

A hitchhiker from Hazyview, South Africa, got more than he bargained for when three women gave him a lift in a BMW car. The three alleged female …

Judge who signed off on treatment deal for suspected cop killer says she is ‘truly sorry’

One of the New York judges who helped send a suspected cop killer to rehab instead of jail five months ago said Friday that the deadly shooting "breaks her heart" and that she is "truly sorry."<p>Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuñez told The New York Post that she will address the issue …

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Benghazi

Which Platforms Deserve Your Advertising on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

So they say: no two social networks are alike. And if you've got a tight budget, or not much time, you might be wondering where to focus your social …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

Employment

The world only has ugliness for black women. That’s why Serena Williams is so important

<b>Serena Williams (Reuters/Daniel Munoz)</b><p>For two decades, Williams has dominated an overwhelmingly white sport, a powerful statement on black womanhood<p>Brittney Cooper<p>July 15, 2015 6:02pm (UTC)<p>On Saturday morning when I dragged myself out of bed to watch Serena Williams compete for her 21st Grand Slam …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner describes 3 qualities that make a great leader

Weiner's leadership style has earned him the trust of founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, his team, and LinkedIn investors. Glassdoor named him the highest-rated CEO of 2014.<p>Earlier this year, Weiner spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where he explained how he understands his role …

Team Building

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Business Strategy

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more examples below.<p><b>1. The mortgage interest deduction for big houses</b> …

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is

Appearance is everything with consumers, who may trust large companies more than smaller ones. These platforms, websites, and apps can help.<p>Being a small company has its upsides. You're fast and nimble, and you don't have any bureaucracy mucking up your ability to get things done. However, being …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders

Earlier this week, I posted The Ten Commandments of Leadership, so today I'll describe the flip side of the equation: the seven failure-producing, deadly sins that leaders too often commit. Here they are, with my prescriptions for overcoming them.<p>1. Gluttony.<p>Ever hear the saying "he's a glutton for …

Self-help

American Blindness to the Racism All Around Us

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.<p>One of the contradictions of American society is that although race is central to the nation's history—a fact few deny—Americans often seem to struggle to see the ways that historical legacy …

George Will says he supports help for “real survivors” of “real sexual assaults”

<b>George Will (Associated Press/Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The conservative commentator spoke at Miami University (for a hefty fee) amid vehement student protests<p>Jenny Kutner<p>October 23, 2014 8:20pm (UTC)<p>In a controversial appearance at Miami University of Ohio on Wednesday, conservative columnist George Will …

Will this shocking atheist pamphlet be handed out in some Florida schools?

If The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist group, gets its way, it may be handing out controversial pamphlets in several Florida …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …

The Plot Against Public Education

How millionaires and billionaires are ruining our schools.<p>Bill Gates had an idea. He was passionate about it, absolutely sure he had a winner. His idea? America’s high schools were too big.<p>When a multibillionaire gets an idea, just about everybody leans in to listen. And when that idea has to do …

10 Things The Best Leaders Never Say

Whether you like it or not, the words you use can seriously affect your ability to achieve success. And that's especially true for leaders.<p>"The most successful leaders can articulate their organization's mission and express it in ways that inspire others to achieve it," says Darlene Price, …

Leadership

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve your dreams can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you're struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference.<p>Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing …

How To Raise Funding: 4 Powerful Online Tools

Today is one of the most incredible times in history to be an Entrepreneur or project owner. Startup costs are low. Talent abounds. Business platforms and solution providers are cutting prices to compete for your business and make life easy for you.<p>However, if you’re looking to raise funding, it …

Easy Steps to Calm Running Anxieties

Develop strategies to conquer your fears.<p>At some point, every runner doubts his or her ability. Such fears can get in the way of progress—for example, if you get too worked up about your ability to complete a workout or stick with friends on a run, the negative thoughts and associated stress can …