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3/27/2017

Take advantage of your emotions when making a decision, says John Baldoni in this video and blog post. Try writing down the possible decisions on small pieces of paper, selecting one from a bowl and measuring your reaction, knowing that you can always go another direction.

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3/27/2017

Entries in the Merriam-Webster dictionary can take months to update as employees try to cover all the ways people use a word. Merriam-Webster's online buzz belies the fact that the US has only about 50 working lexicographers, according to in-house lexicographer Kory Stamper.

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3/27/2017

After the GOP health care bill failed last week, the Dow Jones industrial average fell and the dollar dropped. However, gold climbed by more than $11, and sat at its highest level in a month, according to Accendo Markets analysts Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft.

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3/27/2017

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has repeatedly sounded the alarm on the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and its capacity to harm the human race. Musk, along with Y Combinator President Sam Altman, started OpenAI, a nonprofit focused on making AI safer.

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Vanity Fair online
3/27/2017

Employee satisfaction tends to drop after a startup has been around for three or four years, and this "cultural chasm" is especially prevalent at fast-growing companies, research shows. One reason for this is that founders overlook the need to put a solid cultural infrastructure in place and fail to convey a sense of transparency, write TinyPULSE CEO David Niu and HubSpot revenue chief Mark Roberge.

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3/27/2017

General Mills, Google, Intel, the Marines and the Seattle Seahawks have implemented mindfulness meditation to ease stress in the workforce. One form of meditation well-suited for the workplace is on-the-spot mindfulness intervention, which is a shorter period of mindfulness than the typical one-hour session and applies to a specific situation.

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INSEAD Knowledge
3/27/2017

Owners of small businesses are split in their opinions about whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But they find common ground as they lament the high cost of health care and call on Washington to find an affordable solution.

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3/27/2017

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and personal adviser Jared Kushner volunteered to testify regarding his involvement in arranging meetings between Trump campaign advisers and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The White House says Kushner's only meetings with the ambassador took place after the election.

3/27/2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that would roll back environmental regulations and make it easier for companies to produce energy in the US. The order will also repeal the Clean Power Plan, which attempts to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions given off by power plants.

3/27/2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that because the safety of the financial system is critical, he has made cybersecurity his top technology priority. He said he will use his authority as chairman of the Financial Stability Oversight Council to push financial regulators to strengthen cybersecurity.