Brianna Soto

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Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Rohan Gunatillake, the mind cleanser: ‘Society shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which it …

TED Talks

Obama nominates first openly gay military service chief

President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning, a civilian, would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service.<p>The nomination comes at a time when the Obama administration is working to eliminate …

'Gay' Doritos Prompt Freak-Out

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' attempt to turn Rowan County into a no-gay-marriage zone has failed, but conservative enthusiasm for pointless posturing …

LGBTQI

Top Cancer Doc Gives 5 Lifestyle Strategies That Help You Avoid Cancer

These small tweaks could make a monumental difference to your health<p>People who have suffered and beaten cancer are willing to do anything they can to prevent the disease from returning. And that’s probably a mindset everyone should adopt, whether they’ve had cancer or not.<p>The good news: “Almost all …

Cancer

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Study Says Working With Too Many Men Could Be Bad for Your Health

Being one of the only ladies in the office can have its upsides. The ladies’ room is probably always free and nobody is going to steal your tampon stash. But it can also be pretty tasking. In fact, researchers at the Indiana University Bloomington have recently discovered that working in a …

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?<p>When I was six, I wrote an elaborate children's story about a family of mice who vacation at Disneyworld. I detailed their quaint village, their …

Obama Says U.S. Stands With Kenya After al-Shabab Attack on College

President Barack Obama called Kenya's president Friday to express condolences to the country's residents and offer the support of the United States after gunmen stormed a college and killed at least 147 people in a shocking rampage.<p>Obama also reaffirmed to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta his …

Africa

US man rescued after 66 days missing at sea: coast guard

Louis Jordan, 37, who was reported missing on January 29, told family members he survived by catching fish with his hands and drinking rain water, according to the Coast Guard.<p>He was spotted drifting on his stricken sailboat -- a 35 foot vessel called Angel -- approximately 200 miles (322 …

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

Get ready to say goodbye to Mad Men, welcome back Toni Morrison, and get Furious again, as your Creative Calendar for April ushers in spring.<p>It’s no longer April Fools’ Day, so you can trust that there are no hilarious pranks in this month’s entertainment forecast. Let’s leave the pranks to …

Kurt Cobain

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015: Our 5 favorite moments

Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards ceremony showed a few growing pains in its second year. Host Jamie Foxx was barely present, starting off the night …

How Ebola changed the world

<b>One year ago the World Health Organization officially declared there was an outbreak of Ebola across Guinea.</b><p>The disease had already claimed dozens of lives and was on its way to neighbouring countries. This tiny virus, invisible to the naked eye, went on to kill more than 10,000 people across …

Disease

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

German Language

How Harper Lee's Long-Lost Sequel Was Found

An interview with the publisher of Go Set A Watchman, the recently-discovered follow-up of To Kill A Mockingbird<p>When Harper Lee's lawyer and close friend, Tonja Carter, went combing through the secure archive near the author's Alabama home last fall, she only intended to check on the condition of …

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

Caitlyn Jenner

It's not the 2015 of 'Back to the Future II'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are only nine months left to get that flying car designed and in production.<p>The Internet has reminded us of the very specific vision "Back to the Future II" had for October 21, 2015. Flying cars zipping through the air, auto-drying clothes that fit to your body, shoes that lace up on …

Google Glass

Leelah Alcorn’s mom mourns a “good boy”

The trans teen’s mom still doesn’t quite get “unconditional” love<p>It's not a phase. It's not something anyone is doing to challenge your beliefs or defy your religion. And unfortunately, Leelah Alcorn's mother still doesn't understand that.<p>This weekend, the 17 year-old Alcorn, who was given the name …

Worrying isn't all that bad. It's said to be a sign of intelligence!