Home resales in June increased 1.1% to reach their highest mark since February 2007, according to the National Association of Realtors. June was the fourth straight month where existing home sales increased.
Jim Papadopoulos has spent several decades studying bicycles in an effort to improve their design and help us understand the science of riding a bicycle. "The study of bicycles is interesting from a purely intellectual point of view," says engineer Mont Hubbard, "but it also has practical implications because of their ability to get people around."
Consider what issues can be fixed and let go of the problems you can't control when dealing with a bad boss, writes Eileen Hoenigman Meyer. Try to communicate with your boss and involve others if necessary before ultimately moving on if the situation doesn't improve.
Most of the specific facts and figures in Donald Trump's convention speech held up to close inspection, although some fact-checkers said he cherry-picked data or failed to provide necessary context.
Donald Trump struck a dark tone in his acceptance speech Thursday, presenting himself as the only figure capable of bringing America back from the brink. The speech fired up those in attendance, but some in the party saw it as missed opportunity to humanize Trump and reach out to moderate voters.
Followers of the Trump children made their preferences known on Twitter as each of the four took a turn on the GOP convention stage.
Hillary Clinton is reportedly preparing to announce her running mate, perhaps as early as this afternoon, with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia seen as her most likely pick. Kaine has the support of key Clinton insiders and, as a Spanish-speaking white male from a swing state, would tick plenty of Clinton's demographic boxes.
Good speakers must be able to boil their speech down into one short sentence that is memorable and answers the main question, writes Jim Anderson. "If you told it to someone they would have to understand what you are saying and they'd have to be able to repeat it," he writes.
The Ice Bucket Challenge that encouraged people to dump cold water on their heads to raise money for the American ALS Association was a success, raising $220 million without seeming to take away from other charitable giving, writes James Surowiecki. The campaign was a successful use of social media to reach younger audiences, but one that no other charity seems able to duplicate.
Goldman Sachs managing director Melissa Barrett credits her success to mentors who encouraged her to take risks in her career. "No matter what their level, or whether they're inside or outside the firm, find people who can answer questions and provide solid advice," she says.
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