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The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to "work out their differences before the tumult in the Middle East escalates even further," according to The New York Times.<p>Some in the administration, however, "worry that agreeing to meet would only play …

Thousands declare solidarity with the teen who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school

The 14-year-old student was a member of the robotics club in middle school and regularly enjoyed building electronics for fun, the Dallas Morning News reported.<p>When he brought the clock to school to show his teachers, they told him it looked like a bomb and called the authorities, despite Mohamed's …

Hillary Clinton

Minds blown

<i>My son, who is almost 30 years old, was married four years ago. He just shared with us that for the last three years, he and his wife have been</i> …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Woman's Honest Portraits Show What Major Weight Loss Really Looks Like

She wanted people to see the physical as well as the emotional transition.<p>When you look at the average weight loss story, you typically see a "before" and an "after." In the "before," you see a sad-looking person wearing the clothing equivalent of a burlap sack, and in the "after," you see what …

On The Red Couch With Doctors Without Borders Executive Director Jason Cone

<i>Since its founding in 1990, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-USA) or Doctors Without Borders, has opened offices in 28 countries, employed more than 30,000 people and treated over a hundred million patients—8.25 million in 2014 alone. Jason Cone serves as executive director of the U.S. operation that</i> …

South Sudan

10 stunning underwater vintage photos - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>A pioneer for underwater photography from the 1940's, Bruce Mozert's work challenged conventions by creating uncanny visuals of the American dream -- entirely underwater.<p>Bruce Mozert is also recognized for his work as a set photographer on iconic film projects such as …

Vintage

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

Communication Skills

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

Post 9

For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

Organization Tricks: 14 Steps to the Bedroom of Your Dreams

Important documents and files stacked around your bedroom keep you from enjoying the room as a place of rest. Instead, organize your files in a chest -- you can easily access them, but they're out of sight, out of mind.

Oliver Sacks obituary

Oliver Sacks,Health, mind and body,Books,Psychology,Mental health,Neuroscience,US news,Film,Medical research,UK news,London,New York,Magazines,Judaism<p>Neurologist and writer best known for his books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings<p>With his absorbing and accessible yet profound …

Focus: Your Productivity Timer [Sponsor]

Focus is a time manager that helps you beat procrastination and work more efficiently. Available on iOS, OS X, and Apple Watch, Focus lets you work in intervals and reminds you to take breaks regularly (based on the Pomodoro Technique).<p>Taking breaks regularly enables you to be more concentrated, …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Time Management

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

Spring cleaning: Apps for getting stuff done

Spring cleaning can become a relatively involved process. That's because you're usually adding these tasks to your normally scheduled ones, like grocery shopping or picking up your kids. Here are a few apps for your Android or iOS device that can help you remember what to do, when, and even where …

11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

But your personal productivity helps determine your company's productivity, so it's crucial that you stay efficient.<p>To help you out, we scoured the web for the most practical and insightful advice on getting things done. Read on for tips on prioritizing tasks, managing digital distractions, making …

Small Business

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything <i>but</i> what you need …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Chinese stocks opened sharply higher on Friday , following Thursday's rally after days of major losses. <b><br>2</b> <b>.</b> Up to 50 migrants were found dead in a truck in Austria on Thursday as European leaders were meeting in Vienna to discuss the deepening migrant crisis.<p><b>3.</b> Hundreds of people are feared dead …

The City

9 Tips to Make Your iPhone Run Faster

Technology is pretty great, and we all benefit from it. But sometimes, when it fails, it’s super frustrating. Waiting for your phone to load is totally a first-world problem, we know. However, you can’t deny that watching that pinwheel of death spin, or the blue screen of death is a special form of …

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4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

Depression

10 Essential Stories About Hurricane Katrina

<i>It was Aug. 29, 2005, that Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, leading to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in U.S. history.</i> …

3 Easy Steps to Becoming an Optimist

You're convinced, being an optimist is the way to go. But beyond the old adage "See the glass half full" how do you do it?<p>Here are three quick, easy steps to becoming an optimist.<p>1. Play the "What If" Game Positively<p>We all play the "what if" game, but for the most part, we play it negatively. For …

5 Things You Can Do With Your Slow Cooker That Don't Involve Food

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>You already have a deep appreciation for your slow cooker (usually called by the name of the most popular brand, the Crock-Pot) for the gloriously easy, set-it-and-forget-it meals it cooks up as if by magic while you're at the office or splayed …

Slow Cookers

Micellar Water as Face Wash: Does It Work? And 3 of Our Favorites

I've been on a mission to overhaul my skin care routine. It started out intense with scrubs, peels, and laser treatments, but now in skin rehab, I've put the brakes on harsh ingredients and products in exchange for gentler ones. And you know what? My skin has been really happy about it.<p>That's why I …

Skin Care

How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.<p>In 1966, a young neurologist began …