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The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt

Tens of millions of Americans together owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt. For the financial health of their households and the entire economy, ensuring a fair and smoothly functioning student loan system is critically important.<p>But with a series of regulatory changes, the Trump …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Blame it on Trumpcare

The House Republican vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act means the GOP now has to answer for every problem with the health care law.<p>Call it Obamacare, Trumpcare or GOPcare, but Republicans now own health care.<p>The House Republican vote Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable …

Health Care

10 Awesome Pack-And-Go Lunch Recipes (For Grown-ups)

Thought Rice Krispies Treats couldn’t get any better? Wrong!<p>Packed lunches are just for the kids. Whether you’re preparing a picnic or packing lunch for work, these easy recipes will leave you feeling happy and satisfied — no reheating required!<p>1. Golden Gazpacho<p>This unique recipe is adapted from …

Here's the workout routine a retired US Navy admiral uses to stay in tip-top shape

Admiral William McRaven, author of "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe The World," explains what his daily workout consists of including push-ups, pull-ups and other exercises. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I've got a routine. I do 100 crunches and then</i> …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Meditation

Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.

Think like a memory athlete<p>Think back to grade school. Do you remember those standardized tests where you were given lists of meaningless words to memorize? Then, after taking a challenging math or reading section, you had to write down as many words from that list as you could remember? If you …

Humanity

15 Ways to Empower Others in 15 Minutes

<i>“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” – Lao …

Who's yer daddy? James Earl Jones back as Mufasa of 'Lion King'

Fans just can't wait for the actor with the booming voice to return to Pride Rock in the upcoming remake.<p>"Lion King" fans are looking forward to James Earl Jones being king -- again.<p>The 86-year-old actor, who provided the deep voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars series as well as of Simba's regal …

Lion King

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global …

Compulsive behaviour? It may make more sense than you think

Some compulsions are simply expressions of psychological needs we all feel<p>There are endless motivations for human behaviour, from the basic drives for food and sex to more complicated ones, such as compassion, envy and anger. But none of these explain behaviours that we feel irresistibly, often …

Mental Health

US to deploy 1,000 troops to Poland

A thousand US soldiers will head to Poland in late March, according to the US Army's European headquarters in Germany. The move is part of NATO's …

The Workout I’ll Do for Life

Today is not a legs day, a chest day, or an arms-and-back day. And it’s definitely not an abs day. In fact, it’s never an abs day. Today, like every …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Mindfulness

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

Google Scholar

This new outdoor clothing company donates 2% of its yearly revenue to ending poverty

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Cotopaxi Since their founding in 2013, Cotopaxi's goal has been pretty simple: make great gear, and help alleviate world poverty while …

My Husband and I Meditated Daily for a Month and It Felt Like Free Couples Therapy

Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön once said, “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.” I’m not a Buddhist, nor an ordained nun like …

Trump sons open Dubai golf course, praise U.S. ally

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honour at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration.<p>Speaking on a stage in front of …

The Best Recipes For Healthy Bowel Cleansing

Bowel cleaning is a natural function of extraction of harmful and undigested substances and a very wise choice to make. Through this process you are …

Welsh council staff 'should check pets for microchips'

Animal lovers hope to make it mandatory for pets found by council workers to be checked for microchips so they can be returned to their owners.<p>A petition to the assembly wants it to be mandatory to scan microchips of all pets, dead or alive.<p>Rebecca Baker, assistant manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend, …

Pets

Trump’s news conferences look a lot like Putin’s. Should you worry?

This week, President Trump’s first solo news conference since taking the presidency was fodder for late-night television. But that’s just an extension of what we’ve seen since he took office. Under Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer, the near-daily White House news briefings have changed from …

Journalism

How 16 Successful Business Leaders Start Their Day (Infographic)

From meditation to kite surfing, learn how these successful entrepreneurs jumpstart their mornings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How you wake up in the morning can dictate how the rest of your day will go. That’s why it’s so important to have a positive and productive …

This Mexican Street Artist Mixes Science Fiction and Psychedelia

Muralist, illustrator, and all-around renaissance man Smithe is creating his own brand of sci-fi surrealism.<p>South of the US-Mexico border, Smithe, aka Luis Enrique, creates some of the most striking graffiti and murals seen on the streets of Mexico City. But Smithe isn't just plying his trade in …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

California 'bombogenesis' storm pushes north

<b>A fierce storm, dubbed "bombogenesis" or "weather bomb", has eased in southern California, while pressing on further north in the US state.</b><p>Torrential rain, flash floods and mud slides wreaked havoc on Friday and early Saturday, killing at least five people.<p>Metrologists said it was the worst storm …

Weather

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Consumer Tech

The Most Powerful Herb That Destroys Strep, Herpes, Candida And Flu Virus (Recipe)

This plant is part of the mint family and comes from the Mediterranean basin. We talk about thymus vulgaris, more known as thyme.<p>The chemical …

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

Historical Fiction

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

Retirement