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The Brain Has A Negativity Bias. Here's How To Be Happy Anyway

Let's conduct an experiment: Take a moment to think back over your day; which experiences stand out for you?<p>For most of us, it’s the <i>negative</i> ones<i>.</i> …

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

This is why young European Muslims are joining Isis

This week has seen three terror attacks in Europe. Hours after van killed 13 people and injured 100 in Las Ramblas, the seaside town of Cambrils was …

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

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11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

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10 Ways to Restore Yourself | [site:name]

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can (and should) do right now to improve yourself and …

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Six Habits of Highly Attractive People

Everyone has met somebody who, physical appearance aside, is just truly, deeply appealing.<p>Whether they are physically attractive or not, members of …

Self-help

6 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

It used to be that if you pulled the longest hours, you were practically guaranteed a spot on the executive floor. Now, it’s all about efficiency. It’s been written about by prestigious magazines and famous authors alike, and now start-ups like BetterWorks and WorkBoard are focusing entirely on …

Donald Trump is advocating foreign policy 'realism' — and that's a debate worth having

Trump is neither a "dove" nor a "hawk", Gingrich explains, but an "owl" who wants vast American military superiority but with a hard-nosed emphasis on diplomacy rather than intervention, which - <i>wait for it!</i> - is what Newt has been arguing for all along.<p>Whatever, that's standard Gingrich. But in …

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the …

Globalization

The Dispute About the South China Sea Is Also a Dispute About History and America's Role

The U.S.S. <i>John C. Stennis</i>, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, plowed through the azure waters of the South China Sea in late April, as …

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The Kremlin’s Candidate

In the 2016 election, Putin’s propaganda network is picking sides.<p><b>Back when he hosted a prime-time talk show on</b> MSNBC, Ed Schultz divided the world into heroes and villains. The heroes usually included Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The villains were most Republicans, and …

Meet the Man Behind Hillary Clinton's Campaign

On the wall in his office at Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters, campaign chairman John Podesta has an oil painting on loan from his lobbyist …

Trump pressed on 'woman card,' foreign policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said Hillary Clinton would pose less of a challenge than most of his GOP rivals.<p>"She's 'Crooked Hillary' and I say that I will beat her easier than beating some of the people that I've just won (against)," Trump told …

Five things we learnt from Donald Trump's foreign policy speech

Donald Trump used a major speech on Thursday to lay out an “America first” foreign policy that would see Nato allies contribute more to their own defence.<p>Castigating the “reckless and rudderless” policies of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that he said “blazed a path of destruction” in …

Donald Trump’s real foreign policy: A clash of civilizations.

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>On Wednesday, Donald Trump delivered a scripted address on foreign policy in Washington, his most direct attempt yet to signal his chops as a potential statesman on the world stage. He unveiled his plan for a "coherent," "America first" foreign policy, one that supposedly …

Foreign Policy

Here's How Trump Would Make America's Foreign Policy Great Again

Donald Trump is above all else a marketing genius.<p>He knows that to get a message across to a large number of people, you must keep it simple, and …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

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Knowledge is empty unless it leads to love, Pope Francis says

April 27, 2016 by CNA Daily News<p>Vatican City, Apr 27, 2016 / 05:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that just because someone is …

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Could Pope Francis Be Ready to Throw Out Just War Theory?

For more than 1,500 years, the Catholic Church has promoted just war theory as a way to determine in what cases a war can be considered morally …

Pope Francis explains the parable of the Good Samaritan in the general audience

(ONLY VIDEO) During the general audience, the Pope explained the parable of the Good Samaritan.<p>In it, one can see how there are devout people who …

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Trump's 'America first' speech alarms U.S. allies

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner’s repeated invocation of an “America first” agenda as a threat to retreat from the world.<p>While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a …

Donald Trump unveils 'America first' foreign policy plan

Republican frontrunner denounces establishment foreign policy in announcing new plan that hinges on an unashamedly US-centric approach<p>Donald Trump promised to save “humanity itself” on Wednesday, arguing he would “shake the rust off America’s foreign policy” if elected president with an unashamedly …