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The One Quality That Defines a Truly Great Leader

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Robert Reich: Wealth inequality is even more devastating than income inequality

Two thirds of Americans now live paycheck to paycheck. This isn’t sustainable, warns the former secretary of labor<p>Robert Reich<p>April 28, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to …

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast is about to get more animated. The company's NBCUniversal division is acquiring the DreamWorks Animation studio for about $3.8 billion.<p>On Thursday, Comcast (CMCSA) said shareholders in DreamWorks will receive $41 in cash per share of stock -- a roughly 50% premium from where the stock was …

Animation

How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Self-improvement

The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds | VICE News

The CIA violated federal laws and its own internal regulations by hiring independent contractors for a wide variety of intelligence and national security-related work that was supposed to be performed by government employees, according to a CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report …

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

Black Americans are prescribed addictive painkillers less often than white Americans are, partly because of racist beliefs dating back to the slavery era.<p>A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held “false and even fantastical” beliefs that black people …

'We could destroy you,' Obama warns 'erratic' North Korean leader

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, reminding its “erratic” and “irresponsible” leader that America’s nuclear arsenal could “destroy” his country.<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A …

Obama’s effort to heal racial divisions and uplift black America

Barack Obama’s watershed 2008 election and the presidency that followed profoundly altered the aesthetics of American democracy, transforming the Founding Fathers’ narrow vision of politics and citizenship into something more expansive and more elegant. The American presidency suddenly looked very …

Scientists reveal Jewish history's forgotten Turkish roots

New research suggests that the majority of the world’s modern Jewish population is descended mainly from people from ancient Turkey, rather than …

Constitutional Sheriffs: The Cops Who Think the Government Is Our 'Greatest Threat'

<b>The full version of this story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>Sheriff Nick Finch let a pistol-packing man out of the Liberty County, Florida, jail, a decision that led state authorities to …

What Women Really Think of Your Trendy Menswear

Three fashion experts weigh in on how not to embarrass yourself.<p>It can't be argued; we've reached peak menswear. Well, it <i>can</i> be argued, but then you'd be ignoring the thousands of blog pages dedicated to pocket squares, the miles-long lines outside Supreme, the peacock parade on Instagram, and the …

Mindfulness and Losing My Wallet

Entrepreneurial mindfulness in crisis.<p>Hungarian endocrinologist Hans Selye, who invented the term "stress," said, "It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."<p>I lost my wallet yesterday---the realization of one of my deepest business and life fears.<p>I was meeting a friend at The Film …

20 Things That Will Make You More Productive Than Ever

The last year has been huge for me. I've got more things done than ever, switched careers and countries, spent loads of time with my family and friends, kept a healthy lifestyle, and exercised at least 5 times a week.<p>Many variables determine your overall productivity. Tools, apps, or hacks, don't …

Productivity

NASA's latest video may be the most beautiful thing you see today

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.<p>The five-minute clip, produced for NASA TV by Harmonic and released on Apr 17, uses time lapses shot from the International Space Station and shows the dancing …

Northern Lights

U.S. Coverup of Saudi 9/11 Role Proves Complicity

Among the numerous views held by those espousing “9/11 truth,” one central idea remains the same: The United States government is complicit in the …

“Unidentified Floating Object” Is A Seaborne Suburb Of The Future

Or at least Science Fiction<p>Life in coastal cities in North America has been defined by two things in the 21st century: rising rents and rising sea levels. The Unidentified Floating Object--a mobile, modular, house-boat concept from Jet Capsule--is an answer to both problems. When the land is too …

Dining Rooms

Climate Change Is Forcing a New Manifest Destiny

I hate to say it, but I might be living at the wrong latitude—or at least, my kids certainly are. Reams of climate change reports—and a quick look at …

Republicans and Democrats hate income inequality, but not as much as they hate each other

A majority of Americans of both parties believe that the gap between rich and poor is getting larger, making the issue a prominent one on the campaign trail this year.<p>But you’d be wrong if you thought this meant there was any kind of consensus among Democrats and Republicans on the issue. What is …

Middle-class

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring a protein which is missing in the brains of dementia sufferers, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science showed that upping levels of the protein IL-33 mobilises the immune system into …

Hacking Team's 'Illegal' Latin American Empire

The use of Hacking Team’s spyware is illegal in most Latin American countries, according to a new report.<p><b>Leer en Español</b>.<p>In early April, 2014, a spy from the Ecuador's intelligence agency sent a flurry of emails to the support team of Hacking Team, a company of Italian hackers-for-hire that works …

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Self-improvement

Robots are coming for our jobs — but the best solution is already being tested in Europe

In 1930, the influential economist John Maynard Keynes coined the term 'technological unemployment" to describe what happens when mechanical labor makes human labor obsolete.<p>He predicted that by 2030 we could all be working just 15 hours a week.<p>That hasn't happened yet, because until now most …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money

Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn?<p>Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in …

How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger

Researchers compared the minds of people who exercise to those who don’t. Here’s what happened<p>Working out keeps your brain young, suggests a new study from Columbia University and the University of Miami.<p>Researchers asked people over age 40 about their exercise habits and tested their cognitive …

8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates ages 25 to 32 earn $17,500 more annually than their …

Small Business

Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner

Vital research on the medical benefits of marijuana has been obstructed by policies based on moral panic. Government needs to get out of the way of science<p>In fall 2012, when other parents were trading stories about the difficulties of balancing homework with little league practice and swimming …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …