“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”
-Richard Carlson


SUV barrels into busy Melbourne intersection filled with Christmas shoppers, injuring at least 19  A white sport utility vehicle drove into a busy downtown intersection packed with pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne, injuring at least 19 people, some critically, and raising fears of a terrorist attack. - Washington Post

Walmart is developing a personal-shopper service for rich moms — and a store with no cashiers  A new Walmart subsidiary, called Code Eight, has recently started testing a personal shopping service for “busy NYC moms,” according to multiple sources, with the goal of letting them get product recommendations and make purchases simply through text messaging. - Recode

Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Is Unnerving Privacy Experts  In its newest feature, announced on Tuesday, social media giant Facebook disclosed that it can now let you know when a photo of you has been posted -- even if you don't get tagged in the photo. - Inc.

Worker ‘Idle Time’ Costs U.S. Employers $100 Billion a Year, Study Says  American workers are spending hours doing nothing, and it is costing their companies more than $100 billion a year, a new study says. Employers are paying that much in wages for “idle time”—periods when employees are on the clock but unable to get any work done. - Wall Street Journal

Boeing unveils MQ-25 drone that it claims will be "changing future air power"  Aerospace manufacturer Boeing has unveiled a huge military drone that will be used for refuelling fighter jets mid-air. The MQ-25 is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), designed by Boeing to refuel US Navy jets that are operating from aircraft carriers while in flight. - Dezeen

The Palace Just Released Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Official Engagement Photos  The portraits were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who has shot A-listers like Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Selma Hayek, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson. - Apartment Therapy

The battle of the space billionaires heats up as Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin reveals it is aiming for a manned launch in 2018  Speaking at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference in Colorado, Jeff Ashby, a former NASA astronaut who is director of safety and mission assurance for Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin, said the firm is now 'a year out' from human flights. - Daily Mail

E*Trade to Let Clients Trade Cboe Bitcoin Futures Contracts  E*Trade Financial Corp. said it will allow customers to trade bitcoin futures from Cboe Global Markets Inc., joining competitors in offering the contracts after monitoring their debut earlier this month. - Bloomberg
  The Keys to Emotional Control During Difficult Conversations.
You know it, I know it, and your boss definitely knows it: the cooler you can remain under stressful situations, the higher you'll go in your career.  No one wants to work with the person who's screaming fire when things are just starting to get warm, so do yourself a favor and treat your emotional control like a sport - study, train, learn from your mistakes, and continually improve. 
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