10 free classes that’ll make anyone better (and happier) at their job

10 free classes that’ll make anyone better (and happier) at their job
Image: Shutterstock / begalphotoDespite how different our jobs may bewhether were an engineer or a sales rep, work remotely or in an open officewe all have one thing in common: We want to be better at what we do. Well, reaching success (and, alternatively, being happier) in our careers starts with the right habits. This means learning how to communicate effectively, be a leader, face adversity, work more productively, and start our days off right. Maybe youre already a

Now you can ‘Rep the Realm’ with these stylish ‘Game of Thrones’ pieces

Now you can ‘Rep the Realm’ with these stylish ‘Game of Thrones’ pieces
Where can I buy that hairdo though?Image: macall b. polay/hboWhen you think of Game of Thrones, you can now also think of chic urban streetwear. Starting this week, HBO has partnered with seven designers to release Game of Thrones-inspired designs. Carrots, Billionaire Boys Club, ALIFE, Dee & Ricky, 40s & Shorties, Koio, and V/SUAL will launch limited "micro-collections" of Thrones apparel. SEE ALSO: Everyone's getting a wardrobe upgrade on 'Game of Thrones' Game of Thrones has captivated audiences globally

Brexit EU migration study launched by Amber Rudd – BBC News

Brexit EU migration study launched by Amber Rudd – BBC News
And the Liberal Democrats said the study had been commissioned a year too late.Immigration was one of the central topics of last year's EU referendum campaign, and ministers have promised to "take back control" of the UK's borders as they negotiate Brexit.They have also promised to bring total net migration - the difference between the number of people moving to the UK and the number leaving - from the EU and the rest of the world to below 100,000.

Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist – BBC News

Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist – BBC News
2017 Man Booker Prize longlist Paul Auster, 4 3 2 1 Sebastian Barry, Days Without End Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves Mohsin Hamid, Exit West Mike McCormack, Solar Bones Jon McGregor, Reservoir 13 Fiona Mozley, Elmet Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire Ali Smith, Autumn Zadie Smith, Swing Time Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad Image copyright EPA/Getty Images Image caption Ali Smith and Zadie Smith have been shortlisted

‘Time for change’: Encouraging working class actors to rise again – BBC News

‘Time for change’: Encouraging working class actors to rise again – BBC News
Image copyright Ian Kay Image caption Jolene Rathmill has found it hard to progress in the acting profession The adult class members range from people who have never set foot on stage to jobbing actors who are honing their skills. There are students, retired people, a few teachers, a former policeman, a fireplace salesman.Jolene Rathmill, 38, from Oldham, works for financial advisers and runs confidence and self-esteem workshops in schools.She says: "When I first started, Jim got me an

Lawmakers, LGBTQ groups divided over transgender military service

Lawmakers, LGBTQ groups divided over transgender military service
Washington (CNN)Less than a month into the six-month delay set by Defense Secretary James Mattis to review the United States military's policy on transgender service members, President Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to enlist or serve in the military.The transgender military ban, as well as Rep. Vicky Hartzler's failed controversial amendment to cut funding for transgender service members' medical treatments, has sparked renewed debate over transgender personnel serving in the US military. Ash

Amazon has big ambitions in the automotive market

Amazon has big ambitions in the automotive market
Image: Brian Ach/Getty Images for AmazonBetween Amazon's blitz into the grocery market and its fashion aspirations, you might have missed the shopping juggernaut's entry into the auto world. Car retailers certainly haven't. The company has already built a sizable business selling vehicle parts online, and it could have its sights set on auto services and even car sales down the road. Like most of Amazon's plans, this is no small ambition. Cars and their maintenance are a bigger cash

Grenfell Tower: Council knew of emergency access fears – BBC News

Grenfell Tower: Council knew of emergency access fears – BBC News
The council received 318 letters opposing the Kensington Aldridge Academy, and just two in support.An email sent in 2010 to councillors by local resident Francis O'Connor, a member of the Grenfell Action Group, said the plans meant emergency access to Grenfell Tower would "certainly be compromised". An 80-capacity car park was demolished to make way for the school in 2012.Campaigners said that pushed more cars on to the surrounding streets, making it difficult for large vehicles such as fire

Jodie Whittaker on her other doctor role in Trust Me – BBC News

Jodie Whittaker on her other doctor role in Trust Me – BBC News
An early encounter sees her straighten a man's broken foot having forgotten to give him an anaesthetic. Imagine the screams.Then there's a heart-stopping - and heart-breaking - sequence involving the victims of a car crash."There was blood squirting everywhere," says Whittaker, at a press screening that was held before the recent announcement she was to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker's former roles Like her

U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians

U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians
Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement. These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials and celebrities, particularly those who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy security of Ukraine, Hynes said. Perry said the Trump administration opposes Nord Stream 2, a Russian project to bring natural gas

Russia sanctions: What you need to know

Russia sanctions: What you need to know
(CNN)President Donald Trump will soon decide whether to slap fresh sanctions on Russia, a decision that will be widely watched as a test of his proclaimed detachment from Russia's powerful elite.Here's what you need to know about Russian sanctions.Why are there so many sanctions against Russia?Ukraine: The United States and the European Union rolled out a rash of coordinated sanctions in 2014 over Russia's occupation, and then annexation, of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine. Certain Russian individuals were hit

France wildfires force evacuation of thousands

France wildfires force evacuation of thousands
(CNN)Parts of France's southern Cote d'Azur were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to a statement from the Var police. As part of the over 100 operations launched since the outbreak of the fires, firefighting planes have been flying over the Bormes area since early Wednesday morning, dropping water bombs on the blazes.

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?

The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?
(CNN)The plan is out and the verdict is in. Progressives are greeting the Democratic congressional leadership's new economic agenda with cautious optimism, choosing to highlight notes of common cause -- and mostly play down the now familiar divisions -- as the party begins a fresh play to rebrand itself ahead of the coming midterm election. But the question for national Democrats in this chaotic moment is less about policy -- an ongoing debate that both invigorates and threatens to

Are we about to reach peak emoji?

Are we about to reach peak emoji?
Funny boy with smile pillow instead a head; Shutterstock ID 682241353Image: Shutterstock / Elena ValebnayaIt had to happen: Emojis have gone so mainstream that Hollywood cant resist. When Shakespearean-trained actor Patrick Stewart is willing to voice an emoji in the shape of swirled poop in multimillion-dollar box office flick, things have gotten out of hand. As Stewart adds his talent to The Emoji Movie, its clear that emoji use is on the rise across the boardtheres even an emoji