Darian Villanueva

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I Cheated on My Boyfriend With His Best Friend

Now he spits in my face, calls me a worthless whore, and goes on dates with other women, but he won't end our relationship.<p><b>I cheated on my boyfriend with his best friend. Actually, it was an affair drawn out over a month's time with three encounters. I wasn't in love with his friend — it was more</b> …

The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness

My company was left untenable by cuts to subsidies, so I had to close it. The ‘greenest government ever’ needs to act fast before it destroys the sector<p>It was with great sadness last week that I announced the closure of Southern Solar – a firm I set up in 2002, which I grew for the first 10 years, …

Construction Industry

The 6 Changes I Made to Lose More Than 40 Pounds After Years of Trying | Women's Health

<b>The Change</b><br>When I turned 30, I went to the doctor to find out why I was having stomach problems. After a colonoscopy, he told me that I had a lot of polyps in my colon and that a person my age shouldn't have this issue. This was the wakeup call I needed to start treating my body better. I started …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Stocks Fall to Cap Turbulent Month

Dow posts largest monthly loss since May 2010<p>By<p>Saumya Vaishampayan and<p>Saumya Vaishampayan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@saumvaish<p>saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com<p>Christopher Whittall<p>Christopher Whittall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Chris_Whittall<p>christopher.whittall@wsj.com<p>Stocks ended a turbulent …

Stock Markets

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

Is It Really Possible to Be in Love with Two People at Once?

“We are complex and complicated beings, and it’s very possible that two different traits in two different people can both appeal to us,” says Durvasula. As you grow and develop as an individual, you might find yourself drawn to people who complement different aspects of who you are.<p>“Attraction is a …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

The Easy Steps That Helped Me Lose More Than 175 Pounds

When I got to college, I weighed about 300 pounds and <i>then</i> put on the freshman 15—times two. I think the reason I gained so much is that I just kept up my unhealthy habits, didn't exercise, and ate like a college kid. I don't think I had one vegetable while I was there.<p>After college, I started …

What 5 Amazing Athletes Eat for Breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the …

Science says couples in lasting relationships typically wait this long to start having sex

But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?<p>Like many relationships, the answer is a little complicated.<p>One of the reasons it's so hard to determine the best time in a relationship to have sex is because there haven't been a ton of studies that address that …

5 Best Homemade Mosquito and Insect Repellent

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

American imperialists are deluding themselves: Henry Kissinger, George W. Bush and the end of U.S. hegemony

The former secretary of state lauds W’s “courage” in Iraq. Here’s what he and his fellow hawks refuse to accept<p>For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to …

Don't Make These Common Mistakes If You Plan To Retire Soon

Procrastination can undermine your retirement.<p>When it comes to the downside of procrastination, most people focus on the danger of getting a late …

Obama hits Republicans with a healthcare truth bomb: Obamacare is the new normal

President Obama lays out the reality the GOP refuses to recognize: The ACA has changed our healthcare expectations<p>President Obama gave a big speech yesterday about the Affordable Care Act and, while I don’t want to spoil it entirely for you, the gist of it was that he’s a pretty big fan. All the …

The Leg Exercise That Destroys Your Abs

For an epic core and quad burn, try this movement at the gym today<p>The goblet pause squat is what I call a “money” exercise. Here's why:<p><b>1. It builds the bottom of your squat like a champ.</b>And once you own the bottom of the exercise, you own everything else in between.<p><b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but</b> …

Workouts

These Photos Show The Problem With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss

By the time Tatiana Bobbitt lost 190 pounds, she knew she had a problem. It had been 21 months since her successful bariatric surgery, and while she had shed nearly half the weight of her 5-foot-11, 450-pound frame, her body was covered with loose skin.<p><i>Tatiana Bobbitt before weight loss.</i><p>For almost …

Are divorced dads really treated fairly by the family courts?

A new study has concluded that the family courts do not discriminate against divorced fathers when it comes to access to their children, but the experience of many men suggests otherwise, says Glen Poole<p>So it’s official then. The University of Warwick has spent £100,000 researching the family …

Revenge Porn Victim Chrissy Chambers Seeks To Make Legal History

A YouTube star is looking to make legal history by becoming the first person to bring a civil claim against a former partner for posting revenge porn …

Two years after Snowden, governments resist calls to end mass surveillance – Amnesty International USA

Governments must accept they have lost the debate over the legitimacy of mass surveillance and reform their oversight of intelligence gathering, …

Surveillance

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Mariah Carey slams 'American Idol,' calls show 'fake'

It seems safe to say that Mariah Carey doesn’t have any fond memories of her “American Idol” days.<p>“It’s so boring and so fake,” the 45-year-old pop icon told Australian KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday.<p>The “Infinity” singer explained judges were expected to make up stuff about the …

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know

<i>IN THIS TWO-part series, we go inside the murky world of surveillance in Ireland, and expose the alarming gap between what agents of the state can do</i> …

12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

10 States With the Biggest Income Inequality

The difference between what the richest and poorest earn is the widest in these U.S. states.<p>The wealth gap between America’s highest earners and the …