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Bitcoin Dips Below $10,000 for the Second Time This Month

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For the second time in July, Bitcoin has dipped below the $10,000 price mark as of July 16. In fact, this, the biggest cryptocurrency, is down more than 22% over the past week. That being said, its dominance on crypto markets is still surging, breaking new highs since April two years ago. Read more here:

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-dips-below-10-000-for-the-second-time-in-july

Dwight Howard Open to Signing With Lakers or Clippers

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Thirty-three year-old Dwight Howard says he is open to signing with the Lakers or the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s not exactly sure where he’ll end up, but he’s hoping for one of those two teams. In particular, he’s said how much he loves the city of Los Angeles and the Staples Center. But it’s still unclear if either team wants to take him on, despite him being a future Hall of Famer.

 

Summer Movies 2019

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Ready for a good movie this summer? Summer is always a traditional time for blockbusters, and 2019 is proving to be no different. The Lion King and Toy Story 4 are dominating the box office for families, while Spiderman Far From Home and Annabelle are taking top spots with teens. Aladdin, Rocketman and Secret Life of Pets 2 are also gaining ground.

What have YOU seen this summer?

 

Dressing for Success

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I think it’s great that many companies are encouraging more casual days at the office. But there’s something to be said about dressing up each day. Once recent study told people to change into formal or casual clothing before cognitive tests. What they found was that wearing formal business attire increased abstract thinking—an important aspect of creativity and long-term strategizing, concluding that the effect is related to feelings of power.

Check it out here:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dress-for-success-how-clothes-influence-our-performance/

Want to be a Better Leader?

Then lead with empathy. At least that’s what Forbes says. It’s empathetic leadership that allows for moments of tough love that earn respect. That doesn’t mean you should mistake empathy with kindness. You can still be assertive and aggressive while still being empathetic. There’s a find balance that takes a lot of learning to achieve.

Do you display empathy as a leader? Does your boss?

Ler’s start a discussion. First, read this piece:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carriekerpen/2019/07/16/want-to-be-a-better-leader-lead-with-empathy/#45f0f011116a

Quotes to Inspire

You may wonder, What is success? While there are countless definitions, we can all agree on one thing : Success is only achieved by persevering in the face of failure.

Here are come quotes to inspire you to succeed:

1. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston S. Churchill

2. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

— Herman Melville

3. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

— Colin R. Davis

4. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

5. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

— Chris Grosser

How to De-Stress

In life and certainly in business, stress is part and parcel of being human. A little stress is healthy. Indeed, it’s a natural reaction we inherited from our ancestors. But when it gets out of control, it can harm you, leading to fatigue, headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension, heart attacks and even death.

Entrepreneur offers 25 simple ways to de-stress, from taking walks and laughing to eating well and meditating.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/296344

Best Cryptocurrency to Invest in 2019

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If you’re like me and are fascinated by cryptocurrency, you may want to get into the game but aren’t sure where to start. This article provides a good stepping stone, giving you the best crypto to invest in for 2019.

Did you know that Ethereum and Bitcoin are not the most profitable assets anymore? Find out which cryptocurrencies are expected to take hold and dominate this year:

https://u.today/the-best-cryptocurrency-to-invest-in-2019

Saving for Retirement

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Retirement is something that’s on all our minds. Do we have enough saved? Is it too late to start? Where should I put my hard-earned money? When saving for retirement, it’s important to know how best to allocate your money. For instance, you should take advantage of any employer-sponsored retirement plans, and you should contribute to an IRA.

Nerd Wallet has some more insight into retirement savings and the best way to go about it.

https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/investing/how-to-save-for-retirement

Lakers Will Have #4 Pick on June 20 at Barclays Center

The title says it all. It wasn’t looking all that good for the team with the 11th-worst record in the league but it seems the Lakers scored the No. 4 pick at the draft, which will take place at the Barclays Center on June 20. Tune in to see who they’ll snag.

There is some speculation as to the five players the Lakers could bring in with their top-four pick:

  • Darius Garland
  • DeAndrew Hunter
  • Jarrett Culver
  • Sekou Doumbouya
  • Cam Reddish

https://www.lakersnation.com/2019-nba-draft-lottery-results-lakers-will-have-no-4-pick-on-june-20-at-barclays-center/2019/05/14/