Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg have this trait. So did the late Steve Jobs. There are reports that Warren Buffett might, too (although this photograph suggests otherwise) along with at least eight of the 18 presidents in the last 100 years, plus Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Richard Branson, and two out of the four Beatles. Today is International Left Handers Day, and to celebrate, we're looking at the surprising degree to which left-handed and ambidextrous people seem to be overrepresented in the ranks of high-achievers--especially high-achievers for whom intelligence and creativity played a role in their success. Among them, of course, the 28 people listed above, who fall
It's a tiny convenience in a world built for righties.
Meghan Markle's life is seemingly a modern day fairytale. From an audacious 9-year-old girl with curly hair and a willingness to speak out against what she saw as injustice in a Proctor and Gamble dish cleansing liquid advertisement implying that only women washed dishes and the callous comments of her classmates alleging it was a woman's place, she's now the royal family and the House of Windsor's newest member as the Duchess of Sussex. At the time, she wrote to kid's news channel director Linda Ellerbee, powerhouse lawyer Gloria Allred, and former first lady Hillary Clinton as well as Proctor and Gamble, receiving replies from all and successfully changing the line. “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” Markle pronounced boldly in the 2015 speech.
James Franco has taught courses at Columbia, NYU, UCLA, California Institute of the Arts, and more. At UCLA, Franco taught a winter quarter screenwriting class. The course was said the be "very experiential." And he's apparently a pretty normal professor. One of his students told LA Weekly: "He definitely cares a lot about teaching and it's not just something he's just doing. As a teacher he's has office hours and is pretty normal." He's even got some interesting RateMyProfessor reviews. It's worth noting that Franco's time as a professor wasn't without controversy. A f ormer student is currently suing James Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions and actor Seth Rogen's Point Grey Pictures, accusing
One of the best momentum stocks to buy of 2018 recently got a rude awakening from an analyst. On July 20, Credit Suisse analyst Judah Former downgraded discount retailer Five Below (FIVE) to "neutral" from "outperform" after its stock gained more than 125% over the past year. "[Five Below] remains one of the most differentiated concepts in retail ... and operates the quickest new store return model we have seen," Frommer wrote in a note to clients. "That said, we see risk/reward as balanced at these levels given the stock's material outperformance." There are two schools of thought when it comes to momentum stocks to buy and sell. The first philosophy is never begrudging a profit. The second is always let your winners run and cut your losses quickly. Which one is correct? They both depend on your investment psychology. If you're averse to risk, the first school of thought will serve you better. If you've got a no risk, no reward personality, however, you'll find comfort exercising the second philosophy. The one thing you shouldn't do is use both. Commit to one and stick with it through the good times and bad. If you've done your homework, the odds are good you'll do well over the long run. For the purposes of this article, I'm recommending seven momentum stocks to buy with market caps greater than $2 billion that are up more than 100% over the past year ... and Five Below could be on the list. If you follow the first philosophy, you're welcome to read along, but I don't recommend you take a bite out of any of these given your temperament. You'll thank me later. SEE ALSO FROM KIPLINGER: 10 Ways to Play the Next Bull Market With Emerging-Markets Stocks
Wes Johnson was about 18 years old when he was murdered in a cotton field in southern Alabama. It was 1937, and according to newspaper reports at the time, a mob of men had dragged him from his jail cell before he could stand trial for the charge against him: assaulting a white woman. Today, only one photograph is known to exist of Johnson, a single picture to preserve his image for posterity—his lifeless body hanging from a tree. Bryan Stevenson wants to honor the legacy of Johnson, and thousands like him, with a new memorial for victims of lynching in America. Stevenson is a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to ending mass incarceration
“Queen Sugar” has been renewed for a fourth season at OWN, the cable network announced Wednesday. The renewal comes ahead of the third season finale on Aug. 22. In addition, series co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take over as showrunner and executive producer on Season 4. Sparks television writing credits include “Undercovers,” “Lincoln Heights,” “The […]
Ahead of Queen Sugar‘s Season 3 finale, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a fourth season of Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama, with writer-co-executive producer Anthony Sparks set as new showrunner/executive producer. Sparks replaces current showrunner Kat Candler in the new season. The move continues DuVernay’s aim to provide showrunner opportunities to those who have never before held the position, OWN says. "Under Ava's creative vision and leadership, Quee…
Not too long ago I spoke to my friend, Dan Pallotta and had a fascinating conversation with him. For those of you who don't know Dan, he's a leading global thought leader, activist, entrepreneur and humanitarian. He's done two Ted Talks, including one on human potential. One of the reasons I like to speak to Dan is because he always reminds me that, as a business leader, no idea is too crazy or “out there," and in his words, he suggests that we should all "be ridiculous.” I think many business leaders and entrepreneurs have to keep that idea front and center. What does Dan mean about being ridiculous? It's an idea that he explained in a post on his site. As it relates to business, it's being
Weight Watchers (WTW) stock is aiming to continue its impressive run when it reports Q2 earnings after the close Monday. The addition of Hollywood director Kevin Smith as a brand ambassador as he attempts to shed pounds following a heart attack has been predicted to help the brand appeal to more people than ever before. Estimates: Wall Street expects EPS to swell 34% to 90 cents, according to Zacks Investment Research. Revenue is seen ballooning 20% to $412 million. Results & Outlook: Check back after the close. Stock: The company's shares were up 0.8% at 92.27 on the stock market today. It is trying to move above its 50-day line, a key technical benchmark. Weight Watchers stock is nearing its
Who knew that transitioning to a wellness company could plump up the bottom line so much? reported a 28% year-over-year increase in subscribers for the second quarter, bringing its subscriber base to an impressive 4.5 million.