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Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

5 lessons in winning from highly successful people

What do Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They wear the same thing every day!<p>Rather than waste time and energy on trivial things, the …

Community weighs in on plans to address homelessness

Community members got their first chance Wednesday to weigh in on new plans by the city and county of Los Angeles to address the region's growing problem with homelessness.<p>During two public hearings, advocates for the homeless praised the proposals while others pointed to gaps in the plans, …

Homelessness

Do Services Matter for Homeless Families?

How can this question still be open for debate? Somehow, inexplicably, it is.<p>Policymakers agree that deep housing subsidies contribute significantly to residential stability for families who have experienced homelessness. But the impact of services on these families continues to be debated.<p>As the …

D.C. has a long history of housing homeless families in motels

The District’s placement of homeless families in motels has a long and storied history, beginning in the 1980s, when the District began contracting with motels for emergency shelter of homeless families with children.<p>In 1984, after D.C. voters passed Initiative 17, a law guaranteeing overnight …

Obama Wants $11B to Fight Homelessness

Organic farm that benefits homeless triples in size

A small Vista aquaponics farm run by a nonprofit group that works with homeless families just had a pretty big growth spurt — it has tripled in …

Obama's Plan To End Family Homelessness May Make The Problem Worse

President Obama’s proposed FY 2017 budget, unveiled this week, will again be dead on arrival on Capitol Hill. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not revealing in ways worth appreciating. One of those is the President’s proposal to spend $11 billion over 10 years to end “family homelessness,” which as …

De Blasio orders NYPD to take control of troubled homeless shelter system

City shelters have become so dangerous for residents and staff, Mayor de Blasio has ordered the NYPD to come in and take control, the Daily News has …

Homelessness

Julia Bradbury: "Homelessness is a deeply painful experience"

Former Countryfile co-host Julia Bradbury is known for her love of the great outdoors. For a new Sport Relief documentary, featuring The Big Issue …

Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …