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Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Shares of Whole Foods Market rocketed 28 percent on Friday after Amazon said it plans to acquire the grocery store chain for $42 a share, in a deal …

eCommerce

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

We aren’t all motivated by the same things. Here’s how to secure everybody’s buy-in, in this order.<p>Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you’ve got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology …

Innovation

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With 12 Multi Millionaires

In 2015, I decided to reach out to wealthy people to understand how they got there. From having lunch with Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Celebrating 25 years, the Pan African Film Festival honors Alfre Woodard for telling and carrying 'our stories, our spirit'

From the late 1980s to the early ’90s, when people thought of blackness in Los Angeles, most thought of either the rise of N.W.A’s West Coast style of rap or the fallout from the LAPD’s beating of<p>Rodney King. As actress Alfre Woodard put it, “people didn’t think there was a mindset here of an …

Immigration

Inexperience Weakens Congress and the White House

A younger, less experienced Congress tackles some old and knotty issues<p>For the first time in U.S. history, we have a president with no government …

Republicans

Trump playing catch-up to fill top government posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump filled another important post in his new government. Only 685 to go.<p>In his third week in office, Trump's young government remains a work in progress, with hundreds of empty desks in agency offices …

Donald Trump

It’s not just Google — Snap has a $1 billion cloud services deal with Amazon, too

Snap disclosed the deal in a revised version of its S-1 made public Thursday.<p>It turns out that Google isn’t the only company Snap is paying for cloud and infrastructure support.<p>Snap also has a $1 billion deal with Amazon to use its cloud computing services, according to an updated version of its …

Cloud Computing
New Jersey

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Archaeology

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

20 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Help You Let Go of Your Ego and Embrace Every Moment in Life

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. In …

A Harvard Neuroscientist Reveals That Meditation Not only Reduces Stress But Literally Changes the Structure of the Brain

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered whether meditation actually has any benefits for the brain.<p>Luckily, modern day research is …

Deepak Chopra Reveals the Hidden Secret to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Having Complete Confidence

If you’re like most people, at times you second guess yourself when making a decision. We all know what it feels like to lack …

3 Mindful Breathing Exercises That Reduce Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Feeling a little stressed?<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than three quarters of Americans say they’ve felt stressed …

Make your own fiduciary rule with three easy steps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tired of the on-again-off-again tease of a government rule that would make financial advisers act in your best interest? No need to wait.<p>You have all the tools you need right now to enforce your own fiduciary rule, simply by asking the right questions at the right time and …

Retirement

5 Sneaky Ways Credit Card Companies Get You to Overspend

Credit card companies claim they want to help you, by giving you access to funds for the things you want and rewarding you for good spending …

The Only 3 Vanguard Funds You Need to Build a Portfolio

How many Vanguard funds does it take to build a complete portfolio? No, this is not a lead in to a riddle or a joke, but rather the beginning of a …

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

14 iconic civil rights moments

Since 1976 the United States of America has recognized February as Black History Month. This time is used to honor and celebrate those who have broken boundaries as well defining moments in history.<p>The origins of Black History month date back to 1915 when Carter G. Woodson -- a Harvard educated …

Black History

10 Books You Should Read During Black History Month

Historian Carter G. Woodson had specific goals when he created “Negro History Week,” what later became Black History Month, in 1926. He wanted to …

Black History

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

Meditation