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10 American cities where life is just harder than the rest of the country

A new report from Wallethub finds Atlanta, Cleveland and Detroit have the highest concentrations of people in need<p>As the media obsess over Donald Trump's latest ploy to make the media obsess over him, here are some issues getting less attention: 22 percent of U.S. kids live in poverty, including 39 …

Income Inequality

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Men Of The Internet Describe The Hardest Part Of Being Male, And You’re Not Ready For This

Several well-known downsides (still) exist to being a woman in society. Sexism can result in unreachable expectations of perfection in beauty, motherhood, and other stereotypes. In many industries, women are still paid lower salaries than their male counterparts, and ladies are expected to “have it …

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Microsoft officially launches Cortana on iPhone and Android

After several months of beta testing, Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is officially making her debut on competing platforms. You'll be able to snag the Cortana app for iPhone and Android phones on their respective app stores, or via Microsoft's Windows 10 companion app, starting today. It'll …

Costco is becoming one of the most popular pizza chains in America by offering one huge incentive

However, the bulk retail giant is one of the biggest pizza chains in the US, thanks to its food court business that sells slices for only $1.99. With 482 domestic locations, the vast majority of which have food courts, the retailer is the 14th largest pizza chain in the country.<p>While most chains …

India's 'last prince' dies in obscure poverty in a mud hut

Mahapatra, the Raja of Tigiria, was once known for his playboy antics, but his fortune swiftly declined after signing over his princely state in 1947<p>He was one of the playboy princes of colonial India - a Raja who lived in a fine palace, hunted big game and travelled by elephant when he wasn’t …

Weight Loss Myths

Weight Loss

Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health

Around a dozen years ago, researchers noticed that some patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease fared better than others. This should have been encouraging news, perhaps a clue to future treatments. Instead, researchers were baffled. Because the factor that seemed to be protecting …

Holistic Medicine

The 50 most powerful people in the world

It isn't just wealth. And it isn't just control over people or resources. No, <i>true power</i> is a potent combination of money and influence that enables people to help shape the world. But only a select group of people really possess the economic and political clout to effect global change. For better …

Tim Cook

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

DNA from teeth discovered in Siberia suggest that an extinct human species lived there for 60,000 years

Until now, Denisovans were represented only by DNA from a finger bone found in Siberia's Denisova Cave in 2008.<p>Evolutionary geneticist Susanna Sawyer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and her colleagues have now extracted nuclear and mitochondrial DNA …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

The Single Best Tip For 9 Classic Exercises

These coaching cues will help you nail every rep and build your best body

A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts before dawn

Jocko Willink retired from 20 years serving as a US Navy SEAL in 2010, but his morning routine is as intense as ever.<p>Willink is the former commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which became the most decorated special-operations unit in the Iraq War. In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs …

Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

Yesterday, November 4, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king. The celebration was somewhat marred, at least here in the U.S., by a leading Republican candidate for president, former …

Ancient History

Junk food, soda aren't to blame for obesity, researchers say

Despite their bad reputation, junk food, fast food and soda aren't the root causes of America's obesity epidemic, Cornell University researchers contend.<p>While these sugary and salt-laden foods may not be good for your health, the scientists found no significant difference in how much of these foods …

Four Health Myths Everyone Thinks Are True | Women's Health

<b>Myth:</b> Gluten, a protein in wheat, makes all bread bad. <b><br>Reality:</b> Take it from the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, a nonprofit organization that certifies gluten-free foods: “The gluten-free diet is healthier for people with gluten-related disorders, but there is no evidence that it is …

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

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If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the world. His philanthropic activities reach far and wide and have actually …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 16th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 50 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the …

What ancient Egypt tells us about a world without religious conflict

High above the atrium of the British Museum, in the Hotung Gallery that curves around the dome of the old Reading Room, you can – for the next four months – walk through 1,200 years of Egypt’s history: from Alexander’s conquest in 331BC to Salah al-Din’s takeover in AD1171.<p>Egypt: Faith After the …

Ancient History

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>. European Union leaders will try to persuade Turkey to approve a plan to help host</b> over 2 million refugees during Thursday's summit on Europe's migrant crisis.<p><b>2. Israelis are panic-buying guns</b> amid a growing number of knife and other attacks by young Palestinians since the start of October.<p><b>3.</b> …

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Research