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Trump is doing the people’s business

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Seth Meyers Slams Trump’s Embarrassing North Korea Fail: ‘He Had No Idea What He Was Doing’

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The big summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is off. And Late Night host Seth Meyers is not surprised.

“President Trump has spent weeks hyping his upcoming summit with North Korea,” Meyers said Thursday night. “He’s earned glowing praise from the media, chants of ‘Nobel’ from his crowds and his government even made a commemorative coin to mark the occasion.”

Meyers actually purchased one of those coins only to find out that Trump had cancelled what would have been a historic diplomatic meeting. And he acknowledged that was probably a mistake.

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The big summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is off. And Late Night host Seth Meyers is not surprised.

“President Trump has spent weeks hyping his upcoming summit with North Korea,” Meyers said Thursday night. “He’s earned glowing praise from the media, chants of ‘Nobel’ from his crowds and his government even made a commemorative coin to mark the occasion.”

Meyers actually purchased one of those coins only to find out that Trump had cancelled what would have been a historic diplomatic meeting. And he acknowledged that was probably a mistake.

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What Exactly Is Katy Perry Doing on American Idol?

So far on ABC’s revived American Idol, Katy Perry has held a golden ticket to Hollywood between her toes and asked a male contestant to grab it. Then, she kissed another male contestant on the lips, sparking a brief scandal: the singer had been saving his first kiss, he later said, for someone “special.” She has used the gay-Twitter slang “wig” on national TV, referred to herself as “a 32-year-old cougar” while admiring a teen contestant, slyly hinted at her ongoing war with Taylor Swift and fallen to the floor while dancing. The show’s been on the air for two weeks.

Katy Perry, who sits at the center of the show’s three judges, takes up just about all of American Idol‘s psychic energy. It’s no small feat—her fellow panelists are Luke Bryan, one of country’s reigning superstars, and Lionel Richie, a legend with five Grammys on the shelf. But on American Idol, they sing back-up to Katy Perry. She seems to be earning her reported $ 25 million salary in at least one sense: Her brassy humor inflects every moment. She’s the one who plays along with aspiring singers even before they ask, performing a hoedown when one contestant yodels a country song, or turning another contestant’s muttered “Wig” (a slang term indicating one is blown away by one’s surroundings) into a goofily exuberant nod at the fancifulness of web culture. “It’s not your language,” she told Bryan and Richie. “It’s just for us.”

In American Idol‘s early going, it’s seemed as though someone isn’t fluent in reality TV: Perhaps it’s Katy Perry, who is less the designated wacky judge than a relentless blast of gleeful artifice. Or maybe it’s her two fellow judges, who have ceded the spotlight to her entirely. A show that began 16 years ago refracting every singer through the lens of Simon Cowell’s dry British wit and drill-sergeant pursuit of excellence is now spinning them through Perry’s anything-for-a-joke sensibility and sincere commitment to insincerity. (When I interviewed her before American Idol relaunched, Katy Perry told me her judging sensibility was “a really nice balance [between] reality and fantasyland.”) Bryan and Richie provide gentle guidance, but it’s through Perry’s eyes we see the auditioning singers. The women tend to come in for bountiful, nurturing support with just a dash of salt, as when Perry encouraged an aspirant to challenge herself: “Sing ‘Firework,’ because I can barely sing ‘Firework.’” (Perry sang it at the Super Bowl in 2015.) And the men get objectified in a tame, schoolyard way, with Perry playing a Mae West-ish caricature.

Her placement on American Idol, and the ease with which she’s taken it over, is at once completely logical and a bit surprising. Of the three judges, Perry has the most recent and mainstream successes; any potential Idol viewer, of any age, has likely heard several of her songs. And yet among her near-peers at the top of pop—Beyoncé, Swift, Rihanna, Drake, Ed Sheeran—Perry has by far the least in the way of persona. Taylor Swift could never be an Idol judge both because her career is built in part on an ultimate unknowability—her meeting her public for weeks on end couldn’t work—and because her fans have enough information to imagine how she’d respond to anything. Perry is far more down-to-earth; last summer, she invited fans to watch her in a strangely compelling 96-hour livestream in which she underwent therapy, yoga lessons and the intrusion of cameras. And yet some fundamental self-protection clicked in even then, keeping her from explaining what, precisely, she was going through. Years into a major pop career, all we really know about Perry is that she voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and that she likes to have a laugh.

Which means both that she can reboot anytime she likes. In her music career, she pivoted from generalized uplift like “Firework” to generalized political engagement with her last album, 2017’s Witness; the public seemed less interested in her coming into consciousness than they’d been in her looser, loucher pop. In 2018, as a means of preserving her world-conquering status, she’s swerving deeper into a comic persona that can’t help but dominate its surroundings: Her fellow judges, with less at stake, aren’t really there to play, and contestants have everything to gain by just playing along.

They might do well to pay attention to her, too. Perry’s routine is without recent precedent in reality-judging history, a medium that tends toward either flavorless earnestness or complete self-absorption: She takes American Idol lightly enough to make it largely about herself, but seriously enough to go to the effort to come up with a topspin on every comment. Any competitor who wants to learn something about stardom in 2018—about how to move forward from disappointment and how to triumph in an entertainment economy where meme-ability is the coin of the realm—could do well to look at Perry. She’s teaching a lesson in precisely what it takes to keep the focus on you, and more than any contestant we’ve so far seen, she is playing to win.


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How Huawei forced Trump to block the Broadcom deal ever by doing nothing

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Broadcom’s hostile Qualcomm takeover plans hit a massive wall on Monday: Trump. The president issued an order to block the $ 117 billion Qualcomm buyout, effectively killing what could have been among the biggest tech deals in history.

It all happened over national security issues, and it all has to do with Huawei, a giant Chinese corporation whose ties to Beijing are a cause of concern among intelligence agencies. The best part about it is that Huawei did nothing to block the Qualcomm deal. Well, other than advancing 5G technology development at a rapid pace.

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7 Powerful Things Teachers, Parents, and Kids Are Doing to Prevent School Shootings

Gun violence often starts with bullying or loneliness. Meet the local heroes who are working to address both issues—before tragedy strikes.

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State Department struggles to describe what the US is doing to end the violence in Syria

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert struggled to describe specific steps the State Department and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are taking to end the violence in Syria at the agency’s briefing on Thursday, exclaiming, “I don’t know what some of you expect us to do,” while arguing that the administration is “fully engaged.”


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Drugmaker CEO turned Senate hopeful: I met with Jamie Dimon on health care and like what he’s doing

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Carrie Underwood Shares Recovery Update, ‘Doing Great’ After Surgery

Carrie Underwood is on the road to recovery after breaking her wrist last Friday. The country superstar had surgery on Tuesday to address the injury, a result of falling on steps at her Nashville home just two days after co-hosting the 51st annual CMA Awards.

In characteristic Underwood fashion, she's come through the ordeal with her sense of humor fully intact. 

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Senate Republicans are doing their best to prove Steve Bannon right

The United States Courts, the third branch of government laid out in the Constitution, maintains a Web site that tracks vacancies among its 890 authorized judgeships. That site is continually updated, but for conservative supporters of President Trump most concerned with the judiciary — and they are legion — its scorecard doesn’t change often enough….
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Trump will hurt Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder to engage in bipartisan talks with Democrats, lawmakers say

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Trump Aides Are Confounded By His Hospital Lie: ‘He’s Just, You Know, Doing His Thing.’

The president of the United States has been repeatedly blaming the biggest legislative failure of his administration on a senator in a made-up hospital, and no one in the White House is quite sure why.

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How ‘The Orville’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Are Doing Trek Differently

The long-awaited series Star Trek: Discovery premiered on Sunday, signaling that the television space drought was finally over. Star Trek: Discovery isn’t the only show competing for a space in the heart of sci-fi fans. The Orville also premiered this Fall on FOX. So far, audiences have seen two episodes of Discovery and three of The Orville — so what’s the verdict? Is one show “more like” Star Trek, and one less? Let’s explore how they’re different, how they’re similar, and how both shows could be exactly what Trek fans need right now.

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The U.S.S. Discovery, commission of Captain Gabriel Lorca.

The first way that The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery are similar is in their name. Both shows are named after their ships. The Orville is captained by Seth MacFarlane’s character, Ed Mercer, and the U.S.S. Discovery is captained by Jason Isaac‘s character Gabriel Lorca. Both ships are part of a federation or union and are on missions in deep space. Each ship has a crew that includes a first officer, a tactical officer, a communications officer, an engineer, and a doctor. In this way, both shows harken back to Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterpriseall shows which were named after their ships. The only show in Star Trek‘s television history that wasn’t about a ship was Deep Space Nine. DS9 took place on a space station and showcased the life of a busy space station on the edge of two distinct galactic quadrants.

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Commander William T. Riker, as played by Jonathan Frakes.

Both of these shows are also supported by former Star Trek alumni Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons and four feature films. As if proof that he’s not playing favorites, Frakes will be directing episodes of both The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery this season. Frakes’ first directing gig was on Star Trek: TNG for a powerful Season 3 episode titled “The Offspring.” He then directed two feature films in the TNG franchise, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Since his days on Star Trek: TNG Frakes has executive produced shows like Roswell and directed episodes of Leverage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Librarians and countless more.

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Here’s where the shows begin to divide: the mission of The Discovery and The Orville are not the same. While the mission of their federations and unions may be one of exploration, the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery clearly showed us that this is what the Federation looks like at war. Lives were lost, ships were destroyed, and that flash-forward trailer showed Captain Lorca and First Officer Burnham in an all-out war against the Klingons.

Not so for The Orville. The Orville is able to travel the galaxy freely, as a mid-level ship of exploration. In the first three episodes of The Orville, we’ve seen the zoos of Calivon, we’ve seen a court trial on Moclan, and we’ve seen union headquarters on Earth.

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Captain Mercer and Commander Grayson, on ‘The Orville.’

Another way The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery differs is in how they are telling their stories. Much like Star Trek: The Original Series and The Next Generation, The Orville is telling stories in an episodic format: one episode equals one story. Discovery is telling a serialized drama, where the story unfolds over multiple episodes. It’s possible that Discovery will take their entire first season — if not their entire series — to tell the story of the battle between the Klingons and the Federation.

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Captain Georgiou, First Officer Burnham and Lt. Saru on the bridge of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

Another realm of creative differences stem from the production teams who work on The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery shows. Star Trek: Discovery is helmed by Alex Kurtzman. Kurtzman has been a collaborator of J.J. Abrams for over 15 years. Kurtzman co-wrote both of Abrams’ feature films Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness. He currently serves as an executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery and his influence can be seen in every frame. Discovery looks more cinematic, it feels more cinematic — it looks like it fits exactly into the Abrams/Kurtzman films. Those films were about war, they were about conflicts with the Klingons, they were not about a well-functioning crew like The Next Generation, and neither is Discovery.

The Orville is executive produced by Star Trek alum: Brannon Braga. If Gene Roddenberry is the father of all Star Trek, Braga would be one of Roddenberry’s legacy sons. Braga started working on Star Trek: TNG as an intern back in 1990. He wrote some of the best Star Trek episodes of all time, including the incredible series finale “All Good Things…” He then went on to executive produce both Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. His strength is writing and directing episodic television that centers around a moral theme. This was most recently explored in The Orville episode “About a Girl.” The episode featured a debate around the gender reassignment of a Moclan girl born on the ship. Her parents favored reassigning her to become male, while the crew of The Orville did not. This is Brannon strength and it clearly came across in this episode.

So, which show is “more like” Star Trek? I would venture to say they both are. While The Orville is giving us the “adventure of the week in space” (while also exploring moral and ethical dilemmas) that Star Trek fans love and crave so much, Discovery is giving us the “cinematic adventure in space” that we love from the films. What show should Trek fans be watching? Why not have the best of both worlds and watch The Orville AND Star Trek: Discovery?

The Orville airs on FOX Thursdays at 9/8C, while Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS All Access Sundays at 8:30E/5:30P.

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President Trump is at a crossroads with regard to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, the Obama-era initiative the president just rescinded that protected nearly 800,000 undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. when they were young. And instead of picking one path to go down, he seems to be trying to jog down both sides at once, which has brought fury and

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Socially Awkward Things You Need To Stop Doing On Dates

Nobody’s amazing at first dates (except for sociopaths—they’re great at being charming under the worst conditions). First dates are designed to be uncomfortable. First dates are all, “Hi! Here we are. Both admittedly looking for love and trying to determine if maybe that love can be here…all within a one to three-hour interaction.” The only […]

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Surviving Hurricane Harvey, with kids: How these 3 moms are doing it

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I have a hard time wrapping my brain around what’s happening with Hurricane Harvey.

As I write this, Hurricane Harvey has dumped 49.2 inches of total rainfall, and The Weather Channel says “This may end up being one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history.” Thirty thousand people are anticipated to be without homes, and at least nine people have died. Thousands of people have been rescued so far.

As a blogger myself, I follow lots of other bloggers, including several moms who live in Houston and the surrounding areas, and who are sharing their experiences since the storm hit. And since the thing that really helps me put a face on this — or any — disaster is hearing firsthand stories from people who are there, I wanted to share them.

Paula Rollo wrote “To the moms holding it together for their kids during Hurricane Harvey” on her blog Beauty Through Imperfection a few days ago, and it hit on something I always struggle with. How much do we tell our children about disasters? She said,

“Yesterday was the first day that I’ve ever flat out lied to my kids. I never lie to them, not even in little “white” lies like “we’re out of candy.” I always shoot them straight…I lied to them and I still don’t know if it was the right thing to do.

They know it’s storming. They know there are floods, but in their little-kid minds they don’t quite grasp the reality of what is going on around us. And I don’t think I want them to just yet.”

I can completely relate. Who among us really knows what to tell our kids? Or how much they can handle? I never do.

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Kirsten Oliphant wrote about what her family is experiencing in Katy, Texas, and included this terrifying thought,

“When you are in the midst of a hurricane, every decision seems like a bad one. You just have to choose the best BAD choice…From the outside, decisions may not make sense. You may not get why the city didn’t evacuate or why people stayed in their homes and got trapped or went out and got trapped. Again, there are no GOOD decisions. Our mayor encouraged people to stay. Evacuation for Rita over ten years ago meant the loss of more than 100 lives. There are no easy answers.”

We like things to make sense. Those of us not in the thick of this like to think that we wouldn’t be trapped in our homes, because we would have done things differently. It gives us reassurance and a sense of control that’s much more comforting than realizing that this could happen to us, too. That sometimes there aren’t any good answers.

Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog wrote “Hurricane Harvey: Why I Can’t Mark Myself Safe,” and shared this picture from Sunday:

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She says this is the hardest thing to explain to those of us not living it,

“I think what is hardest to describe to those watching from the outside is the constant state of emotion. At one moment I am in complete fear that our family will need to be evacuated from our home. When we are out of immediate danger, I am filled with worry and sadness for the friends I can’t help. And then the rest of the time, I am so overwhelmed that I sit in a stupor and stare at the endless newsfeed on local television. Watching the city that I love brought to its knees. And I can’t help because we ourselves are not out of danger.”

In the meantime, because they are moms with kids, they’re also dealing with normal kid and family problems. Kirsten says she still has bored, hungry children and messes to clean and muddy dog paws on the carpet. She’s just handling that along with knowing that at some point she and her husband may have to evacuate five kids and three large dogs, because this is what parents do.

We’re praying for you, Texas.

BabyCenter has some wonderful resources to help you talk to your children about disasters:

* -How to talk to your preschooler about disaster
* -How to help your 5-year-old understand disaster
* -How to talk to your grade-schooler about disaster

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Jimmy Kimmel Says His 3-Month Old Son Is ‘Doing Great’ But Needs Two More Surgeries

It’s been quite the harrowing year for Jimmy Kimmel — but things are looking up.

The late-night host and wife Molly McNearney‘s baby boy William “Billy” John now 3 months old, had open heart surgery three days after his birth in April. And according to Kimmel in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, his son will need two more of the procedures, but is “doing great.”

“Young Billy made his first visit to our office today. He’s juggling. He’s translating Flaubert from French into English,” jokes the star. “No — he smiles. That’s pretty much it. He is very interested in ceiling fans. He likes those a lot. I could get him to pay the same amount for Netflix just to watch ceiling fans.”

In all seriousness, “We would like to get [the surgeries] over with and not have to think about it all the time, but it could definitely be worse,” says Kimmel, 49.

Kimmel says he and McNearney “didn’t know anything about heart surgery” before their son’s birth and subsequent operation, and that the associated memories from the beginning of Billy’s life were stressful and difficult, to say the least.

“I felt like I was in an episode of a television show where something terrible was happening,” he says, explaining, “There were a lot of people scrambling around. At that point, I knew there was nothing I could do. They were all very good about keeping me abreast of what was happening, but I wanted them to just focus on him and not worry about me.”

Of “the surgery itself,” it “took less time than we were told it would — about two hours,” Kimmel, who’s also dad to 3-year-old daughter Jane and adult children Katie and Kevin, reveals to THR. “We were surprised when the doctor walked in and told us it went well.”

“My whole family came to the hospital. We were worried getting through that time, but my cousins Sal, Ivy and Mickey showed up and started making fun of everyone else in the family,” he shares. “Somehow, we managed to laugh through the whole day.”

Kimmel famously addressed his son’s birth and congenital heart disease — called tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia — for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in early April, sharing a photo of Billy hooked up to multiple hospital wires.

The host’s monologue also included praise for his wife, as well as a plea about affordable healthcare in the U.S. — something he is continuing to speak about.

“I don’t see what the difference between health care and education is. Every kid should have a right to an education. We don’t seem to have a problem with paying for that,” Kimmel tells THR.

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“I was relieved when the [GOP bills] failed to pass, but it’s far from over,” he continues. “I worry that those who oppose Obamacare are going to do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t work. Nothing is perfect, but when people are working against something, it makes it a tough road.”

“I worry that these politicians don’t care about the people they represent,” Kimmel says. “I have spoken with so many people who strongly believe the reason they are alive or their brother is alive or their parents are alive is the Affordable Health Care Act. It’s undeniable if you talk to people.”

The host admits he’d be open to having President Trump on his show to talk to him about healthcare. “I would like to see, as a father and a person who prides himself on speaking the truth, what he thinks,” he says. “If I were his next-door neighbor and I didn’t have health insurance for my child, I find it hard to believe he would ignore that.”

This article originally appeared on People.com


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Want to Become a Better Manager? Make Sure You’re Doing These Things

Better Manager

As a leader of a small business, you are responsible for everything your company does or fails to do. Whether you are making key decisions, managing resources, or motivating subordinates, being a better manager is tough work.

Fortunately, the advent of the 21st Century, and the amazing technologies that have changed the way we live our daily lives now, are often applicable to business leadership as well. Here are some great ways you can use new and emerging technology to be a more effective manager, and help make your company a profitable one.

 

Communicate More Effectively

 

Recent technological innovations make it relatively simple for managers to stay connected to their communities of interest. 25 years ago, if you wanted to communicate effectively with your employees or customers, your opportunities were limited to in-person conversations, landline, print, or maybe radio or television advertisements. These days, there are numerous ways for you, as a manager, to stay connected to everyone.

Managers can use emails, texts, or tools like Skype, FaceTime or videoconferences to communicate with your employees, regardless of where they are. Your website and social media presence can keep you connected to customers and the public as well. An effective social media presence especially let’s you receive critical feedback with the customers; it even allows customers to communicate effectively with each other.

 

Make Better Decisions

 

Technology can help remove some of the uncertainty managers often face, and enable them to make more informed decisions. Your company can leverage some of the “big data” analytics of companies like Google to gain a better understanding of your customers, sales trends, and other critical activities, which will make it easier to make critical decisions about resources management and business strategies; big data will literally help you see the future.

Additionally, accounting software can help managers review past financial performance information to make more effective decisions today.

Finally, collecting data on your own companies’ performance – from its employees, to its machinery and processes – will enable a manager to review the company’s overall performance, and make decisions to improve upon it.

 

Manage Your Workforce

 

There are a plethora of software tools that can ease managers’ burdens when it comes to human resource management. There are many programs that make it scheduling work times and hours for subordinates a snap; the same software make computing hours and payroll much easier as well.

Finally, there are several human resource programs that make it easier for you to rate your employees’ performance and potential, and even allow their peers to provide performance evaluation feedback as well.  Tools like this can help managers improve their employees’ performance, and help them realize their potential.

Managers can also use these tools to help guide their tough decisions about promotions and pay raises, and can even save mangers a considerable amount of time that would otherwise have been spent documenting employee behavior on analog forms as well.

 

Collaborate With Your Team

 

Thanks to modern technology, some of the best collaborative efforts may come from team members in completely different time zones. There are a myriad of tools available that make it easier than ever for virtual teams to work together, share information, and develop effective plans and ideas, regardless of where they are.

Cloud computing, for example, makes t easier than ever for employees and managers to store and access key data regardless of where they are. Software like Dropbox allows you to share key files with your team, work in real time with teammates who are geographically separated, and provide guidance and intent to teammates so they get the job done correctly.

 

Automate Your Workflow

 

Modern technology can enable you to automate many of the more mundane tasks your business has to perform. This helps save you and your employees time.

In some cases, automating workflows may enable you to reduce the total number of workers you need, saving you time and money. For example, your company may be able to automate purchase orders for raw materials or supplies based on warehouse monitoring programs, saving you time previously spent doing this task. Another workflow automation tool, customer relationship management (CRM) software, can also simplify many of the basic tasks for dealing with clients that previously required much more of your time and attention.

The less time managers have to spend on routine tasks, the more time they have available to focus. Now they can focus on what is important right now in their company.

 

Stay on Schedule

 

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs and small business owners have is managing their timeeffectively. Fortunately, today’s technology can provide welcome relief on this front.  Simple calendars, like those found in Microsoft Outlook, make it simple to schedule key events and keep track of them; managers can also share their calendars, and help subordinates organize their own schedules more effectively as well.

Cloud connectivity and mobile computing also helps synchronize your calendar across all of your devices, so that you always know what the next scheduled event is, too. New programs also make it much easier for companies to more effectively – and efficiently – track billable time when performing a service for their clients, taking yet another burden off of managers.

 

Monitor the Situation

 

Technology has also enhanced managers’ capacity to maintain situational awareness of their companies’ status, regardless of where they are.

Software makes it easier than ever to track total sales, spot trends, and view up-to-date financial information. Automated systems also make it simple for managers to receive rapid feedback from clients on their products as well.

Global positioning technology makes real-time management of your company’s vehicles, employees, or shipments easier than ever, too.

Finally, Internet accessible cameras, sensors, and controls can even allow managers to observe their business. Wherever they are at to stay aware of environmental conditions on-site. It can also help them make adjustments to things like thermostats from remote locations.

 

Never Stop Learning

 

As a manager, business owner or entrepreneur, it can be difficult to find time to improve yourself. If you’re a sole proprietor, it’s hard to take time off to attend a business class.

Fortunately, it is easier than ever to leverage technology to educate yourself and gain new skills. Internet-enabled devices make it simple to connect to thousands of online classes. Now you can bring the class to wherever you’re at. You can often take online courses to get critical certifications you need to operate your business as well.

Finally, access to information, both free and through subscription services like Lexus-Nexus, can allow you to increase your knowledge on whatever subject you think is important as well.

 

Parting Thoughts

 

Leadership is arguably the most critical component of any business, big or small.  Technology offers today’s managers a myriad of tools that, if used correctly, can help them be more effective.

Technology can help managers communicate and collaborate with their teams. I’ve also found it increases their situational awareness, oversee their employees, and manage time more effectively. It can even help them learn new skills. Managers who leverage technology effectively can gain competitive advantages over rivals, and increase their companies’ success and profitability.

So take the time to research and understand existing and emergent technologies, and put them to work for you today.

 

This article was written by  and originally published on DUE.com.

 

 


William Lipovsky owns the personal finance website First Quarter Finance. His most embarrassing moment was telling a Microsoft executive, “I’ll just Google it.”

 

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Ten years after we never really found out who fathered Sophie, “Mamma Mia! The Movie” is getting a sequel. 

Original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski will return for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!,” according to Deadline.

We can also get ready for some ABBA deep cuts: Variety reports the sequel will include songs that weren’t used in the first movie, along with a few reprised favorites. 

The 2008 film followed Sophie (Seyfried) as she attempted to find her father before her wedding on the sparkling Greek island where she lived with her mother, Donna (Streep). The plot of the sequel is not yet known, but there is a release date: July 20, 2018.

Universal nabbed “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” screenwriter Ol Parker to handle the script and direct. Producers and lyricists from the original ― a box office hit that earned $ 144 million domestically ― are also set to return. 

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Work Your Abs Laughing At This Ridiculous Dog Doing Human Exercise

Want to work your abs but hate the gym?

Give this video of an adorable golden retriever apparently attempting to do bicycle crunches a whirl. It will make you laugh until it hurts.

The cute pup, named Riptide, is doing his best to get in shape alongside the Stanford Women’s Crew team, who posted the cute video to their Instagram page

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What a good boy!

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Peta Murgatroyd is back at the gym only 17 days after giving birth to son Shai Aleksander — but she’s not in any rush to bounce back to her pre-baby body.

The Dancing with the Stars pro, 30, shared a snap of her postpartum body on Instagram on Saturday with the caption, “Love thy self.”

She went on to explain that she is getting back into a workout routine to feel better, not just to look better.

“I’m actually fine with the rate at which my body is shrinking back,” wrote Murgatroyd. “After two days back at the gym I’m feeling like the old Peta again. I definitely don’t have my six-pack, and I still have excess skin and rolls on my belly; however, I feel good. After all, slow and steady wins the race!”

The dancer says she decided to start working out again for her “own sanity,” but she has been taking it easy — or at least, easy for a pro athlete.

“I cannot jump yet and still can’t run a mile, but the exercises I’ve planned out are a good start,” she said. “Honestly, the hardest part for me is getting my core strength back. Day 1 I couldn’t do a sit up. Here’s day 17 and I’m doing 70-plus.”

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“Being an athlete I pride myself on having a lean, strong physique, so believe me this has been a challenge to work through, but as long as you have a loving support network around you, you will be fine,” she continued, ending with the hashtag, “#theresnothinglikehardwork.”


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Fun Saturday Activities You Won’t Enjoy Doing with Your Mother-in-Law

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We’ve all been there — it’s a beautiful Saturday filled with potential, but it’s all ruined by having to spend it with your mother-in-law. Here are some fun activities that would have been enjoyable were it not for the brittle, 117-pound sack of negativity wrapped in Chico’s and Pandora bracelets:

Visit a Museum! Take in some culture at your city’s history museum (or bide your time at the gift shop while his mom marvels at “primitive” societies). As you lament over your $ 22 lunch salad (as she laments that you didn’t meet your “goal weight” before the wedding) you’ll wish your brain had been pulled out through your nose like those lucky mummies.

Go Shopping! Take a stroll through Baby Gap as “Mom” reminds you that “…it’s about time, after all.” Coo over those tiny shoes and quell the urge to garrote her with the strings of a baby hoodie; it’s too soon for her prophecy of “dying without a grandchild” to come true. Just take a deep breath and let her miasma of Estée Lauder’s “Beautiful” numb you into a trance.

Have a Leisurely Brunch! Hit your favorite spot for bottomless Mimosas. By the second, she’ll be telling you all about her secret first marriage to Steve Lacroix, who is now a successful breeder of Yorkshire Terriers in New Hampshire, and “what could have been if he’d been able to overcome those homosexual urges.” By the fifth, she’ll give you some helpful advice for your career, like that you should “show a little less T&A — it’s a credit union, not a bordello.”

Spend a Day on the Farm! Join her for chores around the family farm while you get some color in your cheeks, fresh air in your lungs, and pig shit in your hair. You’ll love it when she regales everyone during future holidays about how you got lost in the corn maze. She’ll also tell you the sad tale of your husband’s first love, Peg, who was crushed in an unfortunate thresher accident. Such a sweet girl. She always did like Peg more than you.

Reorganize Your Kitchen! Open the windows and let the sunlight stream in right along with the constant judgment. She’s let you know for years that everything is all wrong, and it’s about time you put things right while she supervises from a high stool with a pack of Virginia Slims and a gimlet. After that, you can rid your closet of all of those fucking wire hangers that you’ve been using to hang the nice dresses she buys you.

These ideas are just a jumping off point for ideas to make new memories together, and ruin your first opportunity for respite after a killer workweek. Remember — you’ve earned this misery by going back on your oath to only date orphans. Have fun!

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@font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } “We all know bad manners when we see them,” NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Troubled by the absence of good manners in his day-to-day life-by the people who clip their toenails on the subway or give three-letter replies to one’s laboriously crafted missives-Alford embarks on a journey to find out how things might look if people were on their best behavior a tad more often. He travels to Japan (the “Fort Knox Reserve” of good manners) to observe its culture of collective politesse. He interviews etiquette experts both likely (Judith Martin, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He plays a game called Touch the Waiter. And he volunteers himself as a tour guide to foreigners visiting New York City in order to do ground-level reconnaissance on cultural manners divides. Along the way (in typical Alford style) he also finds time to teach Miss Manners how to steal a cab; designates the World’s Most Annoying Bride; and tosses his own hat into the ring, volunteering as an online etiquette coach. Ultimately, by tackling the etiquette questions specific to our age-such as Why shouldn’t you ask a cab driver where’s he’s from? , Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity? and What’s the problem with “No problem”? -Alford finds a wry and warm way into a subject that has sometimes been seen as pedantic or elitist. And in this way, he looks past the standard “dos” and “don’ts” of good form to present an illuminating, seriously entertaining book about grace and civility, and how we can simply treat each other better.
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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That

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@font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } “We all know bad manners when we see them,” NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Troubled by the absence of good manners in his day-to-day life-by the people who clip their toenails on the subway or give three-letter replies to one’s laboriously crafted missives-Alford embarks on a journey to find out how things might look if people were on their best behavior a tad more often. He travels to Japan (the “Fort Knox Reserve” of good manners) to observe its culture of collective politesse. He interviews etiquette experts both likely (Judith Martin, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He plays a game called Touch the Waiter. And he volunteers himself as a tour guide to foreigners visiting New York City in order to do ground-level reconnaissance on cultural manners divides. Along the way (in typical Alford style) he also finds time to teach Miss Manners how to steal a cab; designates the World’s Most Annoying Bride; and tosses his own hat into the ring, volunteering as an online etiquette coach. Ultimately, by tackling the etiquette questions specific to our age-such as Why shouldn’t you ask a cab driver where’s he’s from? , Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity? and What’s the problem with “No problem”? -Alford finds a wry and warm way into a subject that has sometimes been seen as pedantic or elitist. And in this way, he looks past the standard “dos” and “don’ts” of good form to present an illuminating, seriously entertaining book about grace and civility, and how we can simply treat each other better.
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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That

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@font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } “We all know bad manners when we see them,” NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Troubled by the absence of good manners in his day-to-day life-by the people who clip their toenails on the subway or give three-letter replies to one’s laboriously crafted missives-Alford embarks on a journey to find out how things might look if people were on their best behavior a tad more often. He travels to Japan (the “Fort Knox Reserve” of good manners) to observe its culture of collective politesse. He interviews etiquette experts both likely (Judith Martin, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He plays a game called Touch the Waiter. And he volunteers himself as a tour guide to foreigners visiting New York City in order to do ground-level reconnaissance on cultural manners divides. Along the way (in typical Alford style) he also finds time to teach Miss Manners how to steal a cab; designates the World’s Most Annoying Bride; and tosses his own hat into the ring, volunteering as an online etiquette coach. Ultimately, by tackling the etiquette questions specific to our age-such as Why shouldn’t you ask a cab driver where’s he’s from? , Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity? and What’s the problem with “No problem”? -Alford finds a wry and warm way into a subject that has sometimes been seen as pedantic or elitist. And in this way, he looks past the standard “dos” and “don’ts” of good form to present an illuminating, seriously entertaining book about grace and civility, and how we can simply treat each other better.
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