April Paquette

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30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much …

Middle East

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

Connecticut surgeon saves, adopts baby born with rare birth defect

Now the surgeon-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Christine Finck has performed countless operations. But it was one procedure she performed nearly 13 years ago that changed her life forever.<p>In 2006, Finck, an attending physician at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia at the …

Pregnancy

The American Opioid Crisis Has Reached the Mussel Beds of Seattle

'What we eat and what we excrete goes into the Puget Sound.'<p>Every two years, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists take mussels out …

Puget Sound

How to Apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Fix-It Fund

Are you eligible for the federal public service loan forgiveness program? Worried that you may have ended up in a disqualifying loan repayment plan? The rules for a new fix-it fund are now clear, but you may have to wait awhile to find out if there will be any money left for you.<p>Two months ago, …

Personal Finance

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Russia

The mysterious death of a 35-year-old CDC commander who disappeared in February has been solved

The mysterious disappearance of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Commander Timothy Cunningham ended tragically last month when a group of fishermen found his body in a muddy spot on the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, and alerted the police.<p>"We may never be able to tell …

Public Health

Michael Cohen’s to Potential Clients: Stay Away From Corey Lewandowski

The president’s fixer sold himself as the person with ultimate access, and said the former campaign manager “had a lot of heat on him.”<p>As Donald …

Donald Trump

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur to make Toronto court appearance

Bruce McArthur, the alleged serial killer charged with eight counts of first-degree murder, is set to make a court appearance by video link in …

Crime

Here’s More Evidence Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in Playmate Affair

Saturday, December 2, 2017, was a big day for David Dennison. Dennison <b>—</b> as Donald Trump was called in his hush-money agreement with Stormy Daniels <b>—</b> …

Donald Trump

40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency expense

Can you cover an unexpected $400 expense?<p>Four in ten Americans can't, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Board. Those who don't have the cash on hand say they'd have to cover it by borrowing or selling something.<p>The bright side? That's an improvement from half of adults being unable …

Retirement

Eagle snatches fox holding rabbit in mouth in dramatic images

Videos and photos captured a bald eagle attempting to snatch a rabbit from a young red fox as they battled it out 20 feet in the air in what a photographer called a “dramatic act of thievery.”<p>The dramatic sight at San Juan Island National Historic Park, in Washington state, was caught by …

Birds

7 military principles you should apply to your business strategy

“Business strategy” is a powerful phrase. People like to use it to impress others, and audiences listen up when you talk about it. But it’s also one …

Management

Welcome To Paradise: Vanuatu honorary citizenship programme

LUXUO conducted an exclusive interview with Investment Migration Insider, head of the Vanuatu Information Centre, James Harris.The post Welcome To …

Vanuatu

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter."<p>Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the …

Pope Francis

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Saudis Arrest Activists Who Campaigned for Women's Right to Drive

Saudi authorities have detained at least six activists, including three of the country's most prominent women's rights campaigners, weeks before the …

Saudi Arabia

What If Your Business Was So Intelligent That Nothing Came As A Surprise

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gearing up to help business leaders never be blindsided again. It’s not that AI will prevent hurricanes, worker …

Machine Learning

Ancient horse found in Pompeii’s ashes, another testament to cataclysmic eruption

The horse’s big buck teeth were still faintly white, despite being buried beneath volcanic ash for nearly 2,000 years.<p>In the stable where it died, the horse lay on its side, its legs bent slightly at the knee, its jaw open and jutting into the ground. Like the roughly 2,000 people and countless …

Archaeology

Bill Gates says Trump asked the difference between HIV and HPV

President Donald Trump made “scary” observations about the appearance of Bill Gates’ daughter and asked if HPV and HIV were the same thing, the billionaire philanthropist said in video footage obtained by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.<p>The Microsoft founder was recorded addressing staff at a recent meeting of …

Donald Trump

Man to Spanish speakers at New York restaurant: 'My next call is to ICE'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York restaurant, describing them as undocumented and threatening to call immigration officials in a rant captured on video.<p>The incident happened Tuesday at a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan, according to Edward Suazo, who posted …

Justice

Pentagon video reveals new details of deadly Niger ambush

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A 23-minute video that was used to brief members of Congress on the October 2017 Niger ambush that killed four US soldiers and five Nigeriens provides new insight into what went wrong.<p>The video, produced by the US military and given to CNN by the Pentagon, comes on the heels of …

Military

Treasure trove reveals origins of 800-year-old shipwreck

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of a shipwreck, thousands of luxury items and the equivalent of a centuries-old "Made in China" label sounds like the makings of a mystery. And it has been for decades, as scientists tried to understand more about an ancient ship that sank in the Java Sea, off the coast of …

Archaeology

The Absolute Best Way to Show Your Employees That You Truly Appreciate Their Efforts

It's not about lavish gifts or even lavish compliments, it's all about sincere appreciation and perfect timing.<p>According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, you don't need to put out a lot of money to reward your employees. Group team building seminars or weekends away are not necessary to make …

Employee Engagement

Two-headed fawn found in Minnesota forest shows rare wildlife deformity

A mushroom hunter's discovery of a conjoined white-tailed fawn in a Minnesota forest two years ago is being hailed by researchers as a landmark case among oddities in nature.<p>The fawns, which were stillborn, are believed to have been the first recorded case of a conjoined two-headed deer to have …

Mississippi River

The surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult

My son was 6-years-old.<p>He was reading chapter books and could string together a story about the Pokemon sitting on his shoulder who didn’t need a seatbelt because he could just fly into the air if we got into a collision—yes, he could use words like collision accurately—and he loved to learn and …

Parenting

Ronan Farrow’s New Book to Reportedly Reveal Why NBC Didn’t Run His Weinstein Exposé

Ronan Farrow is working on another exposé. This one will be in the form of a book called “Catch and Kill,” which will expand on his investigation …

Harvey Weinstein

How To Talk To Your Partner About Their Spending

Dealing with money in a relationship is tricky. And weirdly — though it affects so much of a relationship — many of us are really good at ignoring the issue. We pretend it’s separate from the person or the relationship, even though it’s actually an integral part. So when it comes to talking about …

Self-help

‘Handing him over was signing his death warrant’; Grizzly cub euthanized after woman tries to save it

A woman from central Alberta is heartbroken and angry after a grizzly cub she attempted to save was euthanized by Alberta Environment and …

Wildlife