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Daily Habits Every Healthy and Happy Person Knows

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>A big takeaway from a journey to recover from an eating disorder is realizing AND believing there is no magic and no one-size-fits-all to lifelong sustainable health and …

Authorities missed many 'red flags' before the Paris shootings

In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey's border and deported him to Belgium. Brahim Abdeslam, Turkish authorities told Belgian police at the time, had been "radicalized" and was suspected of wanting to join Islamic State in Syria, a Turkish security source …

North Africa

A Plus-Sized Model Is Getting Back At The Fashion World With Unretouched Photos

If you’ve never heard of model Iskra Lawrence, you surely won’t forget these photos. The 25-year-old model, believe it or not, is considered “plus-sized” by the fashion industry. She’s physically fit and regularly Instagrams her gym stints, but Iskra enjoys her food and isn’t ashamed of her …

Women's Fashion

Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …

Microbiology

A wealthy Florida woman's Supreme Court case could determine when the government can freeze your accounts

To secure counsel, Luis hopes to draw from an account entirely unrelated to her alleged fraud. But the federal government refuses to give her access to a single cent, freezing <i>all</i> of her assets, including those untainted by her purported fraud.<p>You can still get a lawyer to represent you, the …

Bill Of Rights

Has the Italian Mafia Sold You Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Seven of Italy’s top olive oil companies have been accused of selling some sullied extra-virgin olive oil, and it may be the result of the …

Italy

Social Security in 2016: 6 Things You Need to Know

Image: FDR Presidential Library and Museum via Flickr.<p>2016 is coming fast, and for the tens of millions of Americans who receive Social Security benefits, the New Year is a good time to review what they can expect from the program over the coming year. Often, the changing calendar brings with it a …

Retirement

New Clues to Van Gogh’s Suicide

Carbon monoxide and heavy metals — even uranium—may have poisoned Van Gogh. The source? The gas he used to light the rooms where he worked late into …

Vincent Van Gogh

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

The CIA Keeps (Accidentally) Legitimizing JFK Conspiracy Theories

Now we learn that the CIA chief at the time did all he could to bury "incendiary" information.<p>It is somewhat lost to history what a writhing ball of snakes the national security establishment was during the three years of John F. Kennedy's presidency, especially after the collapse of the Bay of …

John Kennedy

Adult Male Pilot Whale Carries Dead Calf; Cetaceans Need Time To Grieve

Photo credit: Deron Verbeck.<p>In July Deron Verbeck , free-diver and award winning underwater photographer, happened upon a group of pilot whales while on a photoshoot with National Geographic. The adult male carried the corpse of a dead baby, and the group swam by in what Deron called a "heavy and …

Why so many Americans think they're part Cherokee

Like many Americans at the time, Phelps had a vague understanding of his Native American ancestry. On one point, however, his memory seemed curiously specific: His Indian identity was a product of his "Cherokee blood."<p>The tradition of claiming a Cherokee ancestor continues into the present.<p>Today …

Genealogy

21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.<p>On Thursday five of the world’s leading …

She Was the Cartel’s Top Assassin. And Then Her Boyfriend Turned Her In.

La China led an army of murderers, then went rogue, terrorizing Cabo San Lucas with a fleet of 300 killers. She might have kept at it—if her lover …

Crime

Who killed Elsie Frost?

<b>Fifty years ago, 14-year-old Elsie Frost was stabbed to death. A BBC investigation has now led to the police resuming their hunt for her killer.</b><p>It was shortly after lunch when Elsie Frost said goodbye to her father, Arthur. She was 14 and was on her way to a lake not far from her home.<p>It was to be …

Crime

Bernie Sanders now has a commanding lead over Hillary Clinton in a key primary state

The NBC/Marist College poll out Sunday found that if the primary were held today, Sanders would capture 41% of New Hampshire voters, while Clinton would get 32%.<p>The poll also includes Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently mulling entering the race. He would grab 16% of the vote.<p>Sanders' lead …

Middle-class

America's decline in wages can be traced to the George W Bush era

What if a re-reading of the data reveals the Reagan and Clinton years actually boosted the wages of blue collar and middle income households?<p>One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat wages. There …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Psychology

Dick Cheney faces surprise accusation on his own foreign policy

Two days before he’s expected to bash President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, former Vice President Dick Cheney faced the surprise accusation that …

Tiny Endangered Turtles Hatch at Tennessee Aquarium

In a sunny space directly under one of the Tennessee Aquarium’s tallest glass peaks, senior herpetologist Bill Hughes is caring for a special group …

Air Pollution

Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers

American service members used in chemical and biological testing have some questions: What exactly were they exposed to? And how is it affecting their health?<p>Tens of thousands of troops were used in testing conducted by the U.S. military between 1922 and 1975. As one Army scientist explained, the …

Military

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

In the 2015 fall issue of Weapons of WWII magazine, author KM Lee detailed some of Hitler's advanced weaponry.<p>Here's a look at are some of the secret, lethal weapons the Nazis created during World War II:

Military

Here's How The Refugees Were Welcomed When They Reached Germany And Austria

Lots of smiles.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>One organization, called Welcome Refugees, matches European volunteers with Syrian immigrants as roommates.<p>Though some of the migrants plan to stay in Germany and Austria, others plan to move on to other parts of Europe, such as Sweden and Denmark.

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This woman sold her company for $425 million in cash after her $100 million IPO died

Good has one of the longest, craziest histories we've ever heard of, filled with exits, near-exits, pivots, and reinvention.<p>Today, Good Technology is known for its enterprise mobile security products, which helps enterprises track and protect fleets of smartphones and tablets.<p>But it began life back …

Venture Capital

Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans. Here's Why

American politics is never static. Similar to the value system of certain presidential candidates, it's in a never-ending state of constant evolution. For this reason, "Dewey Defeats Truman," "We still seek no wider war," and "They hate our freedoms" are time capsules of American history seen …