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These ultra-luxurious underwater homes are being built in Dubai

Kleindienst In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as “The World.” Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain. The Heart of Europe rolled out its first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named “Floating Seahorse,” in early 2016. Since then, development firm Kleindienst has been rolling out even larger homes that will cost roughly $3.3 million. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings. The $2.8 million Floating Seahorse is the product of more than 5,000 hours of research and 13,000 hours of design and engineering, according to design ...

Become a Millionaire With These 7 Habits

The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book Million Dollar Habits. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBoundYou must develop seven key habits for business success. The absence of any one of these habits can be costly — if not fatal — to your business. When you become competent and capable in each of these areas, you’ll be able to accomplish extraordinary results, far faster and easier than your competitors. 1. Plan thoroughly. The first requirement for business success is the habit of planning. The better, more thoroughly, and more detailed you plan your activities in advance, the faster and easier it will be for you to carry out your plans and get the results you desire once you start to work. To plan better, develop the habit of asking and ans...

Floyd Mayweather says he ‘doesn’t want to fight no more’ and hints that Conor McGregor should be the favourite

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.Harry How / Getty Images Former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather says there are six reasons why UFC star Conor McGregor should be seen as the favourite to win their boxing rules contest next month. Mayweather is a 10/1 bookmakers favourite to defeat McGregor when the two trade punches at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26. A number of prominent boxers have also said McGregor stands no chance in this fight. Ricky Hatton, for example, told Business Insider that he expects the fight to last “a few rounds” before Mayweather knocks McGregor out. Yet Mayweather feels differently. The 40-year-old says McGregor is 1) younger, 2) taller, 3) has a greater reach (the distance between a fighter’s knuckles and armpit), 4) is an ...

This Is Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

Nope, it’s not because they’re trying to buff out that scratch above your bumper. Say you’re driving on your local road, and you enter a construction zone. The construction is wrapping up for the day, the sun is coming down, and you just miss the four-sided “Reduce Speed Ahead” sign. You come to the octagonal Stop sign, and notice a state trooper pulled up behind you. (There’s a reason why the signs you encountered have different shapes, by the way.) The trooper’s flashers turn on, and you realize that you may have been speeding. (Make sure you know these 10 tricks to beating any speeding ticket, if you are indeed pulled over for speeding!)You pull over, and as the officer approaches the car, you hear a quick tap on the back of your car. The officer touches your tail light as h...

Top 7 job skills you’ll need in 10 years if you don’t want to get left behind

There’s an awful lot of doomsday chatter about the future of the workforce and how all our jobs will be replaced by robots by 2020. A lot of that might be true. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Future of Jobs Report estimated that over 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by that time — and that number will only continue to grow. Your usual fallback jobs — you know those “safe bets” your parents always lectured you about: manufacturing, law, administrative, etc. — these will probably suffer the most cuts. But the good news is this: In times of great change, there’s always room for the enterprising and entrepreneurial to clean up. It’s just that there will be new and different skills to master — skills that will be most valuable in a new economy and in a changing world. Here are some of...

Trump’s Crisis Spurs Talk of White House Departures

(NEW YORK/WASHINGTON) – President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out. A parade of business executives broke ties with Trump on Wednesday, a day after he blamed white nationalists and counter-protesters in equal measure for the weekend clashes that left one woman dead. Now, frustrated aides could be next. Trump’s remarks have left some wondering if sticking by the president comes at too high a cost to their reputations. “A lot of us joined this administration thinking we could bring to it the experience and expertise that the president didn’t have an opportunity to gain in his business career, and to encourage some restraint in what he says pub...

‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Author Tony Schwartz Predicts Trump’s About To Resign “Trump’s presidency is effectively over.” By Ed Mazza

220 Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz is predicting that the president is getting ready to call it quits ― and that the resignation will happen soon. He wrote on Twitter Wednesday: In followup tweets in response to questions, Schwartz predicted Trump would make a deal for immunity in the Russia investigation in exchange for his resignation. “The Russia stuff will be huge,” he wrote. “He doesn’t want to go to jail.” He also urged Trump’s opponents to keep up the pressure, and he slammed the president’s elder children. Eric & Donald Trump Jr., dumber versions of their father. Ivanka Trump fake human and enabler. They all suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. — Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) August 16, 2017 Schwartz has been predicting resignation as Trump’s endgame, making ...

Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

WASHINGTON — President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Va. The breach with the business community was the most striking. Titans of American industry and finance revolted against a man they had seen as one of their own, concluding Wednesday morning they could no longer serve on two of Mr. Trump’s advisory panels. But before Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group and one of Mr. Trump’s closest business confidants, could announce a decision to disband Mr. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum — in a prepared statement callin...

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is taking down posts and ‘watching the situation closely’ in Charlottesville

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has weighed in on the violent protests that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, condemning neo-Nazis and promising to make Facebook “a place where everyone can feel safe.” “The last few days have been hard to process. I know a lot of us have been asking where this hate comes from,” Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday afternoon. “As a Jew, it’s something I’ve wondered much of my life. It’s a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong — as if this is somehow not obvious.” New ‘Steroid Alternative’ For Men to Lose Weight and Get Fit Without Going To The Gym See More Sponsored by Mens Muscle Mag Zuckerberg added that there will always be evil in the world, but that he wants to create more “balance, nuance, and depth ...

The Stuff Still Made in the USA

Workers assemble wooden handscrew clamps during production in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2017. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg From handcrafted beer steins to sleeping bags, these American companies have survived global competition. Entire industries, from textiles to toys, have become almost extinct in the U.S. as manufacturers moved abroad in search of lower costs or got swept away by a wave of imports. Some products aren’t Made in America at all anymore. Others still are—but by just a handful of small businesses, or maybe only one. They’re mostly surviving by the skin of their teeth in a world where shoppers care more about price than country of origin. Their stories show the challenge of producing at home—as President Donald Trump is pushing for—and also that it’s not impossible. D...

5 Solid Reasons to End the Death Tax

#TaxReform: 5 Solid Reasons to End the Death Tax By SBE Council at 14 August, 2017, 4:26 pm by Raymond J. Keating- Tax relief and reform is critical for entrepreneurship, small business, U.S. competitiveness and our economy. And it’s important for any reform effort to permanently end the estate, or death, tax. The Death Tax: A Brief History The current U.S. death tax was first imposed in 1916 at a rate of 10 percent. The tax rate topped out at 77 percent at the beginning of World War II, and later declined to 70 percent in 1977. The Reagan tax cuts of the 1980s saw the rate drop to 55 percent. The rate was scheduled to fall to 50 percent in 1993, but that cut was eliminated by the Clinton tax increase that year. Later, the George W. Bush tax relief package saw the rate decline to 50 percen...