Summary of “Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign”

The email is likely to be of keen interest to the Justice Department and congressional investigators, who are examining whether any of President Trump’s associates colluded with the Russian government to disrupt last year’s election.
At the White House, the deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was adamant from the briefing room lectern that “The president’s campaign did not collude in any way. Don Jr. did not collude with anybody to influence the election. No one within the Trump campaign colluded in order to influence the election.”
The younger Mr. Trump, who had a reputation during the campaign for having meetings with a wide range of people eager to speak to him, did not join his father’s administration.
In an interview Monday, Mr. Goldstone said he was asked by Mr. Agalarov to set up the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The elder Mr. Agalarov and the younger Mr. Trump worked together to bring a Trump Tower to Moscow, but the project never got off the ground.
Mr. Goldstone said the last time he had communicated with the younger Mr. Trump was to send him a congratulatory text after the November election, but he added that he did speak to the Trump Organization over the past weekend, before giving his account to the news media.
Donald Trump Jr., who initially told The Times that Ms. Veselnitskaya wanted to talk about the resumption of adoption of Russian children by American families, acknowledged in the Sunday statement that one subject of the meeting was possibly compromising information about Mrs. Clinton.
His decision to move ahead with such a meeting was unusual for a political campaign, but it was consistent with the haphazard approach the Trump operation, and the White House, have taken in vetting people they deal with ahead of time.

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Summary of “A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life”

Here are a few of the most damaging things many of us are currently teaching our children about success, and what to teach them instead. What we tell our kids: Focus on the future.
Children do better, and feel happier, if they are learn how to stay in the present moment.
Studies even suggest that happiness makes you 12% more productive.
The way we conduct our lives as adults often communicates to children that stress is an unavoidable part of leading a successful life.
It’s no surprise that research shows that children whose parents are dealing with burnout at work are more likely than their peers to experience burnout at school.
These tools help children learn to tap into their parasympathetic “Rest and digest” nervous system.
Giving your kids downtime will help them to be more creative and innovative.
So it’s important to encourage children’s natural instincts to care about other people’s feelings and learn to put themselves in other people’s shoes.

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Summary of “‘The Mummy,’ ‘The House,’ and ‘Transformers 5’: Hollywood’s Problem Isn’t Sequels, but Bad Movies”

Take a quick glance at the box-office returns for June, and you could draw an easy conclusion: Hollywood has a franchise problem.
Films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy, and Cars 3 have all underperformed, each making hundreds of millions less than their immediate forebears.
The refrain is always the same: Who cares if the fifth Transformers is drawing little enthusiasm in the United States when it’s doing well in China? But that defense is becoming more specious, as international audiences are also seemingly growing tired of the endless assembly line of action films, while the biggest box-office story of 2017 is the success of smaller-budgeted original films.
A few weeks ago, sources complained to Deadline about the underperformance of Pirates 5 and Baywatch, both of which were critically drubbed, claiming that “Once upon a time these types of films – a family adventure and a raunchy R-rated comedy – were critic-proof.”
Audiences didn’t avoid these films because they got bad reviews; they avoided them because they were never interested in them in the first place.
The same goes for a fifth Transformers, another Cars movie, or a reboot of The Mummy-the first two were sequels to films that got bad reviews and made less money, signs their respective studios chose to ignore in favor of their overall brand recognition.
Those totals are enough to keep these movies from being true financial catastrophes, but they’re all below expectations and smaller than those of earlier films in their franchises.
Hollywood studios are also partnering with major Chinese studios like Huahua Media and Wanda Film for these roll-outs; as such, their cuts of worldwide box-office numbers are getting smaller.

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Summary of “5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life”

“What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?” originally appeared on Quora-the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
The way you interpret and understand the world directly affects your beliefs and the way you live your life.
So how do you learn to know what you don’t know? Start by asking yourself: What don’t I know? What do you want to learn more about?
The balance of being able to take time to reflect, and to prioritize your future while spending the majority of your day in the present, is beyond valuable, it’s life changing.
Your work is a considerably large aspect in your life that you dedicate yourself to.
One of the worst things you can do for self-development is comparing yourself to other people.
Not only does that distract you from being appreciative of what you have in our own life, it doesn’t provide any productive input to yourself.
You only have one life, work as hard as you can to make it your best life.

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Summary of “iPhone Bugs Are Too Valuable to Report to Apple”

“I wanna share some news with you,” Krstic said at the Black Hat conference, before announcing that Apple was finally launching a bug bounty program to reward friendly hackers who report bugs to the company.
Researchers I spoke to are reluctant to report bugs both because they are so valuable and because reporting some bugs may actually prevent them from doing more research.
All of them said they have yet to report a bug to Apple, and none of them know of anyone who has.
One of the reasons why the researchers we talked to aren’t itching to report bugs is that Apple’s rewards aren’t as high as they could or maybe should be.
In the private, gray market, where companies such as Zerodium buy exploits from researchers and sell them to their customers, a method comprised of multiple bugs that can jailbreak the iPhone is valued at $1.5 million.
“Either you report and kill your own bugs, or you decide not to report the bugs so that you don’t complicate your own life and you can keep doing research,” another researcher who was invited to Apple’s bug bounty program said.
Until Apple provides those devices, or invites more people to participate, the bug bounty program will have a hard time attracting serious attention from independent white-hat iPhone hackers.
In a way, the lack of bug submissions should also be seen as a testament to the security of the iPhone, but also as a sign the program needs changes, and perhaps more people looking for bugs, according to Guido.

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Summary of “The NBA’s Salary Cap Is Normalizing. How Will Teams Adjust?”

In 13 years, the cap rose about as much as it did just last summer, when the NBA’s big cap boom rocketed the figure from $70 million in 2015-16 to $94.1 million in 2016-17.
You could say those teams were negligent - and you’d be right - but they operated under the assumption that the cap would keep surging.
If teams do want to splurge in free agency, they’ll need to strategically create cap space, just like they did not too long ago.
As Adrian Wojnarowski said on The Ryen Russillo Show, teams are already trying to figure out how to get Giannis Antetokounmpo out of Milwaukee, and the same can be applied to Anthony Davis, or even John Wall after he hesitated signing an extension this summer with the Wizards.
How Strong Is Your GM’s Investment Portfolio?In the meantime, teams will need to spend smartly and sign contracts that maximize their position, given the cap climate.
Teams that will be under the cap, including the Lakers, Hawks, and Suns, are loading up on cap space, putting themselves in position to pounce on opportunities.
Teams over the cap, such as the Rockets and Celtics, retain similar flexibility, even after their splash acquisitions this summer, with their mixture of assets and movable contracts.
The smartest teams that cleverly manipulate their contracts to best take advantage of the new cap will be rewarded.

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Summary of “5 takeaways from a great book on accomplishing more by doing less”

The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing – a visionary goal for their lives – that influences every decision they make.
What is the one thing that you are the most passionate about? Throughout the book, Keller emphasizes that before you can make any significant progress in your life, you need to know what you are aiming for.
With the exception of rare, extraordinary individuals like Elon Musk, people can’t become masters at multiple things at the same time.
The important thing is that your one thing inspires you to wake up every day and give your all pursuing it.
Once you’ve chosen your one thing, you need to create goals that will help you achieve it.
Being busy means you’re doing things; being productive is doing things that have a positive impact on your life.
Just like how your one thing guides the trajectory of your life, every day you need to choose the one thing that you need to complete to move yourself one step closer to achieving your goals.
Even if you only make one or two lasting connections at that event, those people can introduce you to more people and resources, who then do the same and the effects of that one thing continue to multiply like the impact of the first domino in a long chain.

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Summary of “27 Must-Have Apps You Don’t Know About”

Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category-but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question.
He asked other users: What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about?
The community responded with over 220 product recommendations.
Here are 27 of our favorites-from a plug-in that helps you write better, to a Mac volume booster, to an automated website that tracks just about everything in your life.
Read on for morebut be ready to go down an app blackhole for the next few hours.

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Summary of “5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive”

All it takes is a little training and focus, and you can rewire your brain toward the positive.
Retrain your brain to flip negatives into positives.
Even after years of subconsciously focusing on the negative, it is possible to retrain your brain to perceive and focus on the positive.
The next step is to retrain your brain to see positive patterns.
Recognize that your mind will want to slip back into old patterns, and remind yourself that you’re reconditioning yourself to have positive thoughts and take positive actions.
Once you develop the habit of pivoting toward the positive, your brain will become predisposed to doing so.4.
Use those positive feelings to channel your thinking into a positive pattern.
You are teaching your brain to sense when you are slipping into negativity and take action toward the positive.

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Summary of “How to Fit Two Weeks’ Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips”

You can always avoid checking your carry-on, even on a full flight.
How to fit two weeks’ worth of clothing in a carry-on.
Using them I can usually get two weeks’ worth of clothes to fit in a carry-on bag.
A two-point plan for scoring the best flight deals every time.
If there’s a place I haven’t been, I allow them to dictate where I travel next-like when I went to Bali, because I found a ticket for $450 from L.A. And Chase Sapphire Reserve is the best thing that’s ever happened to me; it blows the American Express Platinum card out of the water for anyone who calls himself a real traveler.
The annual fee is $450 per year, but you get a $300 travel credit every year, so if you charge a flight from New York to L.A? Boom! You get a $300 credit, so now the annual fee is really only $150. Where to shop in Africa.
It’s a short flight from Malindi, where most tourists go, and like much of the East African coast, it’s largely Muslim.
How to chop onions without crying, wherever you are in the world.

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