What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
When I was about 12 or 13, we had this yearbook, and everybody had to get a quote from a teacher. Next to my name, the teacher wrote, “The greatest are the humblest.” I don’t know why she picked me to write that for, but it always stuck with me.
What did you learn growing up during the Depression?
That it’s better to have money than not to have money. It was pretty tough. My father was unemployed most of the time, so as soon as I became a teenager, I had to get little jobs here and there: I was an usher at a theater and a delivery boy for a drugstore. I wrote advertising copy for a hospital. I never understood if my purpose was to make people sick, so they’d go to the hospital.
You’ve been working for eight decades and still run POW! Entertainment. What have you learned about work?
That I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time. Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Playing golf, you get together with your friends for an afternoon, talking and having fun. But I do that in the office, and we’re accomplishing more than hitting a ball into a hole.
What’s the secret to collaboration?
You have to be selective about the people you deal with. I was lucky to work with a guy like Jack Kirby, because he had a way of making anything he illustrated look exciting. He couldn’t draw a dull panel. I’d come up with a concept for a script and give it to him, and he’d make it even better than I imagined. That’s the most important thing – to try to select somebody who you trust can improve on your ideas and make your work seem better.
What changed for comic books in the Sixties?
Oh, I hate to sound immodest, but with The Fantastic Four, I really started a new type of comic. I tried to give the characters their own personality and their own problems and way of talking and acting. That hadn’t been done in comics before, and the book did very well, so I tried to do the same thing with X-Men, Spider-Man, and so forth. I try to write them as though they were real human beings who just happen to have a superpower. Also, little by little, I got caught up in the social issues of the day.
What’s it like to see something that for years was pencil and ink now dominate pop culture?
Obviously it’s a great feeling. I wrote these stories a million years ago, and they have become so popular and successful. So I get a big kick out of it, but I’m a little annoyed that I’m not starring in any of these movies. But hey, that’s another story.
You’ve been married for 66 years. What’s the secret to a happy marriage?
I’m terrified of my wife! [Laughs.] No, I was very lucky: I married a woman I loved very much, and I still love her just as much. Just pick the right girl – which is hard to do.
How should a man handle growing older?
It’s just something you have to accept, because there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stop it. I guess I’ll keep working till I drop. You know how the cowboys die with their boots on? I guess I’m going to die at the keyboard of a computer.
What do you think your legacy will be?
Who knows? If people enjoyed the stories, and if my name is still on them, they’ll say, “Boy, that guy, Lee, wherever he is, he was a pretty good writer.”
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The controversy has gone months, and finally, President Trump signs the law on Tuesday which imposes the ban on Kaspersky from Federal use.
Last September Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release immediate order to Federal executive branch departments and agencies to take actions related to the use or presence of information security products, solutions, and services supplied directly or indirectly by AO Kaspersky Lab or related entities.
Ban imposed due to a lot of spying activity Controversy against the Kaspersky Products.They are in use by all US Government Agencies including NSA.
This incident reported by The Wall Street Journal says Russian Government Hackers are using Kaspersky software to stole NSA advance cyber weapons such as secret spying tools from NSA contractor personal Home Computer who has been employed the Russian Based Kaspersky Security Products.
Kaspersky continues to deny that they have not tied up with any government and it would not help a government with cyber espionage.Also, the company said they could open source code for review.
On Tuesday, Christopher Krebs, a senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, told that nearly all government agencies had fully removed Kaspersky products from their networks in compliance with the September order, reported Reuters.
Ban imposed according to SEC. 1634. According to the ban No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through work with or on behalf of another department, agency, organization, or element of the Federal Government, any hardware, software, or services developed or provided, in whole or in part.
(1) Kaspersky Lab (or any successor entity);
(2) any entity that controls is controlled by, or is under common control with Kaspersky Lab; or
(3) any entity of which Kaspersky Lab has majority ownership.
“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue, and I appreciate the urgency of my bipartisan colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to remove this threat from government systems,” Shaheen wrote in a press release.
Both mind and muscle adapt to a familiar training plan in about four weeks, which means you have to periodically mix up your workouts to beat boredom and break performance plateaus. The proven approach to do it: Lift fast on some days, and at a moderate-to-slow pace other days. This rep-timing technique, called time under tension, helps target different goals like boosting power, growing muscle, or building endurance, simply by tweaking exercise tempo.
There are four numbers that define the tempo of an exercise. The first number is the amount of time it takes to lower a weight (the “negative” or “eccentric” motion). The second number is the transition time between lowering and lifting. The third number is the lifting portion (the positive, or concentric motion). Finally, the fourth number is how long you pause at the end of the exercise.
If a program recommends you do a barbell chest press at a tempo of 30X0, it means that you’ll take three seconds to lower the barbell to your chest; 0 seconds of transition time between lowering and lifting the bar back up; the X denotes raising the weight as explosively as possible, and the 0 means you’ll have no pause at the top of the exercise — you’ll immediately go into your next rep.
Four different timing cues might sound like a lot to remember just to lower and raise a weight. But focusing on tempo is a sneaky way to control lifts and avoid achy joints that go hand-in-hand with sloppy technique. Try this training strategy for at least a month, and we guarantee you’ll benefit from newfound focus and intensity during workouts.
Below, you’ll find three tempo-based workouts that use similar movements performed at different speeds, depending on your goal. Choose one four-week program to try, or do them in succession (12 weeks total), starting with slow and progressing to fast. Do the total-body workouts three times per week, on non-consecutive days (like Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), and perform the moves like a circuit, that is, one after another without a break, then rest for 60 seconds. That’s one set. Do three total sets. For all workouts, choose a weight that you can handle with good technique and is challenging by the last rep. To avoid confusion, note that some moves start with the lifting part (think pull-ups). Just remember that the first number is always the lowering or eccentric portion of the exercise, and the third number is the lifting portion (concentric).
Slow-Tempo Workout for Muscle Balance and Endurance
Use slow, controlled tempos with deliberate pauses at critical points of the exercise to build stabilization and muscle endurance.
Lifting Pace: Slow (4210)
What to do:
A. Single-leg squat
B. Overhead press
D. Suspended (use rings or TRX) chest press
E. Suspended (use rings or TRX) row
Medium-Tempo Workout for Muscle Strength
Take two seconds to lower the weight and pause for three seconds at the bottom. Next, lift for one second with no pause at the top. This technique “turns off” the stretch reflex in your muscles so you build starting strength. In other words, lifting from a dead stop prevents you from relying on the elastic energy created when you bounce the weight at the bottom of an exercise.
Lifting Pace: Moderate (2310)
B. Shoulder press
D. Chest press
E. Lat row
Fast-Tempo Workout for Explosive Power
Build speed and strength using a quick lowering (negative) movement followed immediately by a rapid lift (positive), with no pause in between in order to turn on your muscle’s rebound effect (the stretch reflex).
Lifting Pace: Fast (30X0)
A. Squat jump (Use either a weighted barbell or empty bar. Low-back pain? Swap out the bar, which may increase compressive forces on the spine, for dumbbells.)
B. Romanian deadlift
C. Push press
D. Clapping push-up
It has been a busy night, but this year’s Game Awards have come to an end. A lot of awards were given away and a lot of games were announced. Nintendo was just one of many that were able to take home an award, with Hellblade and Cuphead also taking home multiple awards. That said, if you missed any winners, we have a list of everyone that won down below.
- Best Music Score: Nier Automata
- Trending Gamer: Dr. Disrespect
- Best Narrative: What Remains of Eidth Finch
- Best Handheld Game: Metroid: Samus Returns
- Best Action Game: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Best Art Direction: Cuphead
- Industry Icon Award: Carol Shaw
- Best Debut Game: Cuphead
- Best Ongoing Game: Overwatch
- Best eSports Game: Overwatch
- Best eSports Player: Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”
- Best eSports Team: Cloud9
- Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us Part II
- Best RPG: Persona 5
- Best Family Game: Super Mario Odyssey
- Best Strategy Game: Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Best Chinese Game: jx3 HD
- Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7
- Best Student Game: Level Squared
- Games for Impact: Hellblade
- Best Audio Design: Hellblade
- Best Performance: Melina Juergens (Hellblade)
- Best Game Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Action/Adventure: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages.
More than a year ago, Google announced that Chrome Apps would be removed from Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Chrome (but not Chrome OS) some time in 2017, and it seems we’ve come to that point today. Google has shut down the “app” section of the Chrome Web Store for those platforms, meaning you can’t install Chrome Apps anymore. Google has started sending out emails to Chrome app developers telling them that Chrome Apps are deprecated, and while previously installed apps still work, the functionality will be stripped out of Chrome in Q1 2018.
As Google explained in its blog post last year, Chrome apps are being killed because no one uses them. In the post, Google said that “approximately 1 percent of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps.” Chrome Apps came in two varieties: “packaged apps” and “hosted apps.” Hosted apps were basically glorified bookmarks, which makes little sense on a real desktop OS but gave Chrome OS users a way to pin important webpages to certain parts of the UI. The more powerful Chrome Apps were “packaged apps,” which could run in the background and access hardware like USB ports. Both were desktop-only features, and now both will exist as Chrome OS-only features.
There’s also Chrome Extensions, which are still desktop only and aren’t going anywhere. Extensions are also installed through the Chrome Web Store and usually live next to the address bar as buttons. This is the plug-in point for password managers, script and ad blockers, and mail checkers, and even the occasional fully fledged “app,” like Google Hangouts for Chrome.
Google wants to throw yet another app type into the mix, though. With the shutdown of Chrome Apps, Google is working to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to the desktop. PWAs again aim to bring a few app-like features to websites, giving them a full-screen interface, an “installable” app icon, push notifications, and offline capabilities. They already work on Chrome for Android, so once Google is done here, PWAs would be the only Chrome app type to work across desktop and mobile.
Progressive Web Apps are not Chrome-specific. PWAs aren’t exactly a “standard” but are a catch-all phrase for a combination of existing W3C standards like a Web app manifest for app icons and service workers for push notifications and background updates. Because of this, other companies are jumping on the PWA bandwagon: it works on Samsung Android phones in the Samsung browser, Firefox on Android, and Opera on Android. PWAs got a big boost to move beyond Android when Microsoft announced it was bringing PWAs to Windows 10, and even Apple has slowly started work on adding PWA support to Safari.
Google says it is “roughly targeting mid-2018” for PWA desktop apps. There’s still no word on removing Chrome Apps from Chrome OS, though. If only 1 percent of users used Chrome Apps when it was supported on the major desktop OSes, you’ve got to wonder how dead and abandoned the platform will be when it is only available on Chrome OS.
If you truly want higher self awareness, do this practice and you’ll get it.
No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing–emotional intelligence.
Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few people tend to know what self-awareness is or how to improve it.
The conversation in entrepreneur culture needs to shift from talking with buzzwords like emotional intelligence to listening to experts who work with clients to improve their self-awareness each day.
Let me spend a quick second dispelling some myths and providing information.
Myth: We don’t know what self-awareness is.
Fact: Self-awareness is insight into one’s thoughts, feelings, and ways of relating to themselves, others, and the word.
Myth: We don’t know how to improve self-awareness.
Fact: There is one scientifically proven way to increase self-awareness–and it doesn’t involve merely using an app or reading self-help books.
Truth: Everyone can improve their self-awareness by engaging in long-term therapy or coaching with an expert.
As a licensed therapist and life coach, I work with motivated clients to improve their self-awareness and deepen their ability to be in tune with their moment-to-moment mental and physical experience.
I know for a fact that the clients I work with deepen their understanding of themselves in a way that boosts their emotional intelligence.
Because results speak for themselves.
Some clients learn to treat themselves more compassionately, to be more responsive and supportive of their emotional needs. Others challenge their negative self-criticism and tendency to ruminate on past events and start living more fully in the present moment.
Other clients start listening to their intuition and engaging in regular journaling, exercise, yoga, and mediation.
Some clients–the type who are unfamiliar with their own feelings–develop the ability to identify, acknowledge, and express their emotions in healthier ways.
And almost all clients improve the ways that they relate to others.
Because when you spend time focusing on yourself–your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of continued growth–and you combine that with accountability and a process that encourages vulnerability and trust, the result is a radical shift in mindset.
That shift in mentality–or insight–coincides with greater opportunity to take action. And taking new actions leads to new patterns and healthier relationships.
Let me give you a very simple example.
A man spends long hours each day working a difficult and demanding job. He makes great money, feels engaged and passionate about his work, but the stress is starting to add up.
As demands on his time increase, he finds less time to spend with his wife. He finds himself getting angry when she asks him to spend more quality time together. And then, after a major fight, he kicks his dog.
In our work together–so long as the client is committed to the process–the client will deepen his ability to notice his stress levels. He will have insight into what his body is communicating to him, and therefore have opportunities to either take more breaks or add more adaptive coping strategies.
He will recognize the impact that his overworking is having on his relationship. He will gradually discover why he feels the need to work so much.
He will learn the reasons behind why he reacts so strongly to his wife’s feedback. And he will understand why he kicked the dog.
All of this self-awareness and understanding, combined with the relationship we create in which he feels like he can openly share and express these feelings, enables him to make different life choices.
At the end of our work, this same client who called me feeling irritable, overwhelmed, and stressed is leaving with higher self-awareness and the ability to do something with that insight–make better choices.
So when the entrepreneur and leadership space discusses self-awareness and emotional intelligence as if they either don’t know what those things are or aren’t sure how to improve them–they’re either uninformed or defensive.
My guess is the latter.
I think that the entire mentality associated with entrepreneurship and leadership is self-involved–focused more on the glory of success than the enjoying the road to it. I think many individuals are uncomfortable with the idea of seeking additional emotional support.
The hyper-masculine “do it yourself” mentality of entrepreneurship results in fear of being perceived as weak for talking about one’s feelings. Business itself tends to revolve around emotional suppression, so I’m not at all surprised that people claim that they aren’t sure how to improve emotional intelligence.
Of course you don’t know–you’re afraid to engage in the very process that improves self-awareness!
And that fear should tell you something.
Your aversion to my advocacy of therapy and coaching should send a loud and clear message to yourself that you have things you need to address.
I hope that you have the courage to listen to your feelings. Because I think that everyone deserves an opportunity to live a happier and more fulfilling life. And I think that improving yourself awareness is the fastest way to do that.
Stop refusing to justify taking one hour out of your week to devote to your growth. It’s one hour out of 168.
And I promise that one hour–over time–will make a bigger difference than any single book, application, or motivational talk.