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Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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March 11, 1974

Lt. Hiroo Onoda, sword in hand, walks out of the jungle on Lubang Island after a nearly 29-year guerrilla campaign.

Image: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on Aug. 15, 1945, Japan announc...

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Times are hard and confusing, but Michelle Obama gives a hug that could cure all ills.

At the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Saturday, the First Lady enveloped President George W. Bush in ...

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Dachshunds. In costumes. Racing.

The Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race took place Saturday in Melbourne as part of Hophaus' Oktoberfest celebrations. The annual "running of the wieners" raises money for Dachshund Rescue Australia. 

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And just like that, all was right with the world. The birds began chirping, the sun emerged from behind a cloud, and Kim Kardashian made it clear that yes, she would be voting for America's first woman presidential candidate come November.

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Two videos released Saturday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department fail to provide a full picture of just what happened during its officers' fatal encounter with Keith Lamont Scott.

Police shot and killed Scott, a 43-year-old African Amer...

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It started like any other day with a simple swipe of a ride-sharing app

But at the end of it, Bay Area residents found themselves with all-expense paid trips to Singapore after a Lyft of a Lifetime. Needless to...

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Most of us pay our bills around the beginning of the month, and about this time the stack can get pretty high — as does the hit to your bank account. If you’re like me, you often think, “What can I do this month to cut my expenses, in a smart way,...

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Gennifer Flowers has made her reentry into the news surrounding the 2016 presidential race. 

Flowers, kwn for having a sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton years ago, tweeted on Saturday that she supports Republican presidential candida...

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Despite knowing full well that Dyson can clean my house wonderfully, I wasn't convinced that a tiny wind turbine for my head would give me perfect hair.

Any time a new hype-worthy hair product like the Dyson Supersonic comes out, I have the same t...

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Call it a product of busy schedules, increased tech connectivity, or fried attention spans, but for whatever reason, when you gather a group together for a meeting, almost everyone has a hard time ditching distractions and sticking to the task at ...

Trump & Kids Named, But Not Charged, In $250 Million Tax Evasion Case

Last week, Donald Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. While Trump and his family were at the convention, a story was making the rounds on social media, eventually landing in my inbox. The shocking allegations? Trump and two of his children were facing tax evasion charges

It’s a pretty sensational story and given the amount of attention heaped upon Trump’s reluctance to disclose his tax returns, (you can read my take on that here), it definitely attracted attention. There’s just one problem: it’s not true.

What is true is that Trump is involved in a civil tax fraud case. But his involvement, and that of two of his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, is this: they are named as material witnesses in a case focusing on a man named Felix Sater (more about Sater in a moment).

After work, is what determines your future! Spend one hour per day doing these 5 things and your life will change forever!

After work, is what determines your future! Spend one hour per day doing these 5 things and your life will change forever!You finish work at 6 pm, go to bed at 12 midnight.
Within these six hours, how do you spend them?
Watching TV?
In fact, the activities you do between 6 am and 12 midnight,
the importance of it is beyond your imagination. Too many people believe that,
your career is determined by the 8 hours of hard work and effort you put at work,
and your future and career progression depend on the boss and the company.
But the reality is that for most people, this thing, you are on your own…..Read on…

Dad shares what it’s like to stay at home with kids and it’s not pretty

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“Hold onto your bootlaces because I’m about to take you on a ride that could only be likened to a backwards 100 mph roller coaster that takes you through waterfalls of vomit, shit and lots of tears,” he wrote on Sunday. “And once you’re finished with yours you will move onto the children’s.”

Racing home from work, he discovered the house in a bad state, with no more than biscuits, gravy stock, tea bags and “a clear lack of defrosted meat” left to eat in the house.

Kearns’ 2-year-old boy, Knox, screamed at him to watch a DVD, while his 6-week-old son, Finn, cried irrespective of being either too hot or too cold. Amid the crying, a sumptuous feast of instant noodles was fed to his 2-year-old, while Kearns tried to figure out how to keep both kids quiet……..read more

How to find the right freelancers to get your business off the ground

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f94025%2fdbathumb3Working for a startup has its perks: The excitement, energy and satisfaction of building a business from the ground up is extremely rewarding; but it definitely comes with its own unique set of challenges.

One of the most common difficulties is finding the right talent. I studied team-building while working as a manager in corporate America, and it’s clear to me that the biggest asset to a company is its team.

Many startups can’t afford to hire full-time employees from the onset, so the go-to strategy is to find the best freelancers for your company. The question then becomes: How do you build a team around people who aren’t committed full-time?……...read more

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

13 effective ways your startup can use PeriscopeBy now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven storytelling give startups a tremendous opportunity to reach new (and younger) customers. But how can entrepreneurs take full advantage of the live video platform, Periscope?

To find out, I asked 13 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what strategies are most beneficial for companies using the popular social app. Their best answers are below….read more

The Questions I Ask Myself When Making Tough Decisions

The Questions I Ask Myself When Making Tough DecisionsI’ve had to make some tough decisions in my career. For example, should we institute a big lay-off in 2010, or double-down by hiring more trainees? (More trainees.) Should I fight my boss to return client funds, lost in poorly constructed products in the 2008 downturn? (I did, and lost my job over it.) After that, should I return to big business or start my own business? (I’ve started Ellevest, a digital investment platform targeted to women.)

I’m sometimes asked how I work through tough, high-stakes decisions. I do all of the analyses you might expect; I work though all the pluses and minuses. But here are three questions that I always ask myself, and always give me some clarity:….read more

Three Big Things That Can Derail Your Career

 Three Big Things That Can Derail Your CareerCareers are unpredictable and go through many kinds of changes. There is no single path that works for everyone and no single strategy that can insure a perfect career arc. Despite all the advice about what makes a person successful, there is probably more to be said about avoiding the things that undermine success. Some of these actually are predictable, and three are important for everyone:……..read more

Woman shares story of homeless man helping her after being stranded in London

Girl-and-homeless-manLONDON — A woman who recently found herself without a roof for the night after missing the last train home from London was so inspired by how her evening was transformed by a homeless man that she took to Facebook to share her story.

After spending the day in London, Nicole Sedgebeer missed her last train back to Milton Keynes — leaving her without shelter until the next train the following morning……read more

My First Career Lesson: Know When to Ask a Stupid Question

My First Career Lesson: Know When to Ask a Stupid QuestionI was 17, fresh out of high school, feeling completely out of place in a Washington, D.C., newsroom stacked with grizzled editors. It was my first day.

My boss, Reginald Stuart, told me he needed some papers faxed. Seeing as I’d just left the 12th grade about a month before, I’d never had reason to use a fax machine. He handed me the papers and the cover sheet, and continued typing.

“O.K.,” I said. “Where’s the fax machine, and how do I work it?”

He glanced up briefly. “Ask somebody.”

Months earlier I’d won a national competition sponsored by Knight Ridder, a corporation that owned the newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News. Along with a much-needed scholarship to help with college costs, I had a guaranteed paid internship every summer, starting with this one. It was a big step up from the summer job I’d had the previous two summers, a day camp counselor for elementary schoolers…..read more

 

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