Art

Bill Gates Says This Is the Most Inspiring Book He Has Ever Read

Bill Gates Says This Is the Most Inspiring Book He Has Ever Read

Yesterday, Bill Gates gave some very profound advice to graduates in a series of 15 tweets. And while his advice ranged from promising career fields (artificial intelligence, energy, and biosciences) to social (start fighting inequity sooner, whether down the street or around the world) to the people to surround yourself with (people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self), what most caught my eye was the gift that Bill ... Full story

Education

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Having a set of norms that an executive team consistently follows helps team members be clearer about each other’s intentions, increases trust, saves time, decreases backbiting and politics, and sets a clear operational compass for the rest of the organization. To create your own executive team norms and put them into practice, follow these five steps: (1) Identify successful norms based on your past experience; (2) break down the norms into ... Full story

Economics

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades  News

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades News

Image caption South Korea is believed to be the third-biggest market in the world for Bitcoin trades, behind Japan and the US. South Korea is banning the use of anonymous bank accounts to make cryptocurrency transactions. The move is aimed at stopping virtual currencies being used for crimes such as money laundering. The regulations will bring the country closer into line with financial rules in other markets. South Korea is believed to be the ... Full story

Entertainment

Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's, retires from touring

Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's, retires from touring

(CNN) Entertainer Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, prompting the singer to retire from touring. "I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years," Diamond said in a statement . "My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.". The singer had been planning a March tour of Australia and New Zealand as a part of his 50th anniversary ... Full story

Health

Asylum-Seeking Kids Locked Up in Greece

Asylum-Seeking Kids Locked Up in Greece

Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police. Migrant and asylum-seeking children, traveling without parents or relatives far from their families and homes, are being locked up in police cells and detention centers in Greece. Last August, in response to an open letter from Human Rights Watch, Greece’s migration ministry pledged that by the end of 2017, all unaccompanied children will be ... Full story

Law

After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse. Zainab's death has even given birth to a nascent Pakistani version of ... Full story

Living

California dad brought to U.S. as a 2-year-old faces deportation

California dad brought to U.S. as a 2-year-old faces deportation

A California father remains in an ICE detention center and his family wants him home. PACOIMA, Calif. -- A California father remains in an ICE detention center and his family wants him home. CBS Los Angeles spoke with Raymond Torres' fiance, Araceli Galvez, who was planning their upcoming wedding until a few days ago. The couple was planning to marry in April on their 10th anniversary. But now, Galvez is holding fundraisers at Torres' mother's ... Full story

Politics

Melania will no longer join Trump on trip to Davos: report

Melania will no longer join Trump on trip to Davos: report

First lady Melania Trump will no longer join President Trump on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, CNN reported Monday. Full story

Sport

Avalanche and volcano hit Japan ski resort

Avalanche and volcano hit Japan ski resort

One person is missing after an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort which may have been triggered by a nearby volcanic eruption. Several people were also injured in the incident near Kusatsu in central Gunma prefecture. At least three people have been rescued, Japanese media report. Authorities say the Kusatsu-Shirane volcano erupted at the same time, but it is not yet clear whether the avalanche was triggered by that. "Based on various ... Full story

Technology

Lenovo's tough, hybrid Chromebooks are built for education

Lenovo's tough, hybrid Chromebooks are built for education

Lenovo has launched a handful of new laptops designed for classrooms , including three new Chromebooks. The new devices were designed to be tough enough to survive students' rough handling and have rubber bumpers, reinforced hinges and mechanically anchored keyboards. Google has also subjected them to drop tests, and they include support for Google's Classroom and G Suite for Education. Lenovo 500e (pictured above) is a convertible Chromebook ... Full story