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Recent articles by Catherine:

Barack Obama: This is what you can do to reform the system that leads to police brutality

As people across the country and the world protest the treatment of black Americans and the killing of George Floyd, and as some U.S. cities impose curfews due to incidents of looting and violence, former President Barack Obama suggests a next step: vote local. → Read More

Jeff Bezos to exec after product totally flopped: 'You can't, for one minute, feel bad'

Amazon's Fire Phone has secured its place in the canon of insurmountable business flops. But Jeff Bezos didn't dwell on the failure, demonstrating a key lesson about his success as an entrepreneur and leader. → Read More

Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey on giving away his money: 'If someone is in pain, I am in pain'

The co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, is a multi-billionaire. He's also committed to giving away all of his money in his lifetime. Here's why. → Read More

What it was like to tell my kids I lost my job: 'Aren't you important' Mom?

Alison Fischer had never been laid off — until the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The family-owned small business she was working for lost several of its airline clients and she was let go on March 31. She waited 24 hours before telling her two children. Here, she shares how that conversation went. → Read More

Trump administration's 'Warp Speed' plan gets this right about speeding up a Covid-19 vaccine

The Trump administration on Friday unveiled "Operation Warp Speed," an effort to bring a vaccine to market "prior to the end of the year," Trump said. According to scientists, collaboration will be key to condensing vaccine timelines. → Read More

Reddit crowdsourced tips on life and success for young people, from happy people over 40

Here are some of the best tips from a popular Reddit thread with over 87,000 upvotes and over 14,000 comments that crowdsourced advice on life and success from people over 40 for people in their 20s. → Read More

Ray Dalio's advice for graduates: Realize 'you know virtually nothing' about being successful outside of school

"You're about to enter the beginning of the second phase of your life, which is totally different than the first," billionaire Bridgewater Associates' founder Ray Dalio tweeted. "You need to learn what it's like and how to be great at it." → Read More

This interactive tool shows you how the coronavirus pandemic is—and is not—affecting climate change

This free interactive tool from artificial intelligence company HyperGiant gives users the ability to manipulate the sources of carbon emissions to understand how the coronavirus is — and is not —affecting climate change in the United States. → Read More

Stephen King: This is how I deal with painful criticism

The ultra-prolific septuagenarian author Stephen King says he has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism. Luckily, he has a simple yet effective way of dealing with naysayers. → Read More

What it's like to invent a coronavirus vaccine in the middle of a pandemic

How Hannu Rajaniemi, co-founder and CEO at Helix Nanotechnologies, pivoted his business from working to build a cancer vaccine to inventing a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. → Read More

These are the new hot spots of innovation in the time of coronavirus

Entrepreneurs are innovating in new ways as a result of the coronavirus. Potential examples include virus resistant nanoparticles for health worker protective gear and home schooling solutions, CEO of global start-up accelerator The Founder Institute Adeo Ressi tells CNBC Make It. → Read More

Pope Francis: 'This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage'

Pope Francis called for a consideration of universal basic wage "which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out," in a letter to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, an organization representing global grassroots organizations. → Read More

Mark Cuban: Here's how to give your kids 'an edge'

The billionaire tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban says learning the basics of 'artificial intelligence' will help your children become successful. → Read More

Bill Gates: This is how long it may take before Americans 'can be completely safe' from COVID-19

It will likely be a long while before the U.S. recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bill Gates. In an interview with PBS Newshour, the billionaire philanthropist explained his predictions about a COVID-19 vaccination and what life may look like in six to 12 months. → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic proves the need for 'social robots,' 'robot avatars' and more, say experts

The COVID-19 pandemic may be the catalyst that inspires a slew of robotics innovation, from social robots to robot avatars that go to conferences in our stead, according to a public letter from 13 robotics experts from China to Switzerland to Italy to the USA. → Read More

Bill Gates: How the coronavirus pandemic can help the world solve climate change

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the coronavirus pandemic is forcing some of his climate change work to the back burner, but the work being done fighting the coronavirus is also paving the way for future climate change work in productive ways. → Read More

Why everyone is #quarantinebaking their way through the coronavirus pandemic

Calls for social distancing to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic has people baking. Here's a look at why, beyond the obvious benefit of cookies, cakes and breads. → Read More

CEO of multibillion-dollar company Slack to employees amid coronavirus: 'Don't stress about work'

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the United States and the world, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said in an internal note to employees, "We got this. Take care of yourselves, take care of your families, be a good partner. It is fine to work irregular or reduced hours. It is fine to take time out when you need it." → Read More

Bill Gates: If I were president, this is what I would do now to fight coronavirus

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says if he were president of the United States, he would prioritize keeping everyone isolated to "flatten the curve." The billionaire says he would be clear that it will not be an easy time. → Read More

Look inside the hospital in China where coronavirus patients were treated by robots

Beijing-based robotics company CloudMinds sent robots to Chinese hospitals to help with the treatment of patients with coronavirus to limit the spread of the infection. Here's a look inside. → Read More