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The Real Harm In Multitasking

New studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.<p>You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less …

The Brain

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Happiness

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

With electoral college vote, Trump’s win is official

Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history.<p>Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after electors from Texas cast ballots and put him …

Government

Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Just Got Even Worse

Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth that recently declared a historic default, could be shut out of debt markets for two more years as it battles with …

America Keeps Telling Canada That Polar Bears Are Going Extinct; Canada Disagrees | VICE News

Green groups and the American government are expected to lobby the global community to classify polar bears as a species threatened with extinction.<p>But Canada, home to sixty percent of the world's polar bears, is prepared to fight back. The indigenous populations in the Canadian Arctic say the …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Tragedy in an Instant, Photographed for a Lifetime

“I will continue to photograph, film, and document major points in Saleh’s life for as long as he continues to welcome me into his world. Our lives have woven together, and Saleh’s indomitable spirit continues to inspire me every day.”—<i>Deanne Fitzmaurice</i><p>On November 11, 2003, when I was a staff …

Health officials confirm sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, first in US

A person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex, the first case of the illness being transmitted inside the United States, health officials confirmed Tuesday.<p>Dallas County health officials said the unidentified patient had sexual contact with an infected individual who had …

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

Details emerge on 2 Giants players fighting over free Beats headphones

No good deed goes unpunished, it seems.<p>No good deed goes unpunished. Earlier this week, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tried to spread a …

THE SHOT: Sports in 1/1000th of a Second

I have covered every Olympic Games since 1984 which means I have shot 15 games in freezing blizzards and oppressive heat. There is nothing like the Olympics and they provide the opportunity to make pictures that are so completely different from what most sports photographers do on a weekly basis. …

Athletics

The Truth About Entrepreneurship That Isn't Mentioned Nearly Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our society craves instant gratification -- we want things now and we want them fast. We are able to rent movies on demand, use our smartphones to have a personal driver waiting outside within minutes and Chipotle’s Twitter feed goes …

Entrepreneurship

7 Post-Workout Eating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Don’t let your grub sabotage your results.<p><b>RELATED:</b> How to Work Out for Optimal Weight Loss with Minimal Time<p><b>RELATED:</b> 5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong<p><b>RELATED:</b> 11 Delicious, Healthy Snacks You Can Stash in Your Purse

Dow off 180, Nasdaq stays in black for 2015

Stocks tumbled Tuesday, though trimming their losses late in the session, as investors continued to grapple with the downside risks associated with slowing world growth and persistent uncertainty related to the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average lost 180 points, …

You’re Squatting All Wrong

A common squat technique may help you lift more weight—but it can also screw you in the long term<p>You feel like a hulking beast when you squat. So why do you look more like Daffy Duck?<p>The tendency to turn out your feet to 15 degrees or more during the exercise—or duck squatting, as people in the …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Canada to Require Biometric Screening of All Visitors on Visas

Canada will collect finger prints and digitals photos from all foreigners traveling on a visa under a new security measure.<p>The measure, which …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

SHAPIRO: The Fascist Left and Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law with the same name as one signed on the federal level by President Bill Clinton in 1993, which was …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

The Worst Secret Things the U.S. Government Has Done to the American People

The American government is not lacking in controversial decisions, from starting a war in Iraq based on faulty intelligence, to using drone strikes …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …