Debra Haydock

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16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

How to Start Changing Your Environment for the Better

I read Guy Spier’s book, <i>The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment</i>, in a single sitting.<p>The …

Self-improvement

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Journalism

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands …

Giving your wardrobe an update for spring with Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus will always be one of our go-to stops for stylish classics as well as trending statement pieces. This spring, all we can dream about is …

Robotic hands cook any dish with skill of master chef...then clean up

The robotic kitchen are modelled on the actions of Masterchef winner Tim Anderson<p>Most Masterchef winners open their own restaurants, set up catering companies or write cookbooks.<p>But 2011 winner Tim Anderson has spent the last two years helping to devise the ultimate kitchen gadget – a pair of …

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

Celebs On the Catwalk in Paris

Ashton Kutcher: More public changing tables!

New dad Ashton Kutcher has a new cause: baby changing tables.<p>In public men's rooms.<p>The <i>Two and a Half Men</i> star, who with fiancee Mila Kunis welcomed daughter Wyatt five months ago, put out a simple call to action a few days ago on his Facebook page — and it's resonating.<p>"There are NEVER diaper …

Ocean City

The Real (and Troubling) Reason Behind Lower Oil Prices

I am obsessed with how the top tier of finance has undermined, rather than fueled, the real economy. In part, that’s because of I’m writing a book …

Oil

6 Ways The New ‘Student Aid Bill Of Rights’ Will Help Borrowers

On Tuesday President Obama proposed some relief, but experts say more is needed.<p>President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a “student aid bill of …

Personal Finance

Suspects in Nemtsov killing probably tortured: Russian rights activist

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three suspects in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have probably been tortured while in detention, a member of the Kremlin’s advisory council on human rights said on Wednesday.<p>Zaur Dadayev, charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition figure …

Russia

Military Helicopter Crashes in Florida; Eleven Feared Dead

Crews searched along the fog-shrouded Florida coast on Wednesday, but seven Marines and four soldiers were feared dead after an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a nighttime training exercise.<p>A spokesman at the Air Force base near where the chopper crashed, however, said crews were still in …

Iraqi forces take military hospital from ISIS as Tikrit offensive continues

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Joint Iraqi forces now have control of Tikrit Military Hospital as they continue their offensive to liberate the city from ISIS.<p>The joint forces raised the Iraqi flag from the hospital premises Wednesday as they continued their offensive into the city from four sides, the …

Report: OU student apologizes for racist chant

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the two University of Oklahoma students expelled for their role in leading a racist chant has issued an apology, The Dallas Morning News reported.<p>"I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless. I made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and …

Sequencing fraud on 9 CIBC Visa cards like 'Groundhog Day' for Ottawa man

Alex Pavlovic has been living what he calls "a Groundhog Day with the bank," after his CIBC Visa card was compromised and cancelled nine times in …

Identity Theft

The Greek government is trying to raid social security funds for cash to pay its bills

In a recent interview, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis acknowledged that the country was facing a squeeze on its finances following disappointingly low tax revenues in January. He said that "we have money to pay salaries and pensions of public employees...[but] for the rest we will see". …