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Smart speaker calls 911 during domestic dispute, police rescue woman and daughter

It can be a nuisance when a smart home device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is inadvertently invoked. But it can also be a lifesaver.<p><i>ABC News</i> …

Worried that my kids would only remember me as a stressed-out mom, I tried this.

By Sarah Cottrell<p>I slammed a glass plate down on the wooden dining room table, where it shattered into tiny pieces that flew around the room. My husband and children stared at me, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. No one, not even I, could believe that I had just smashed a salad plate. But there I was …

Parenting

6 Powerfully Effective Hacks to Get Organized Right Now

Getting organized doesn't just happen all by itself--it takes a concerted effort over a period of time.<p>No matter what we're doing, getting organized is always one thing we never seem to completely achieve, and it's something most all of us could use a little more of. But getting organized doesn't …

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that was …

Motivation

13 Behaviors All Successful People Stop Doing (to Discover Astonishing Happiness)

Real happiness is an act of rebellion.<p>American society is corrupt. The value of obsessive, unrelenting work transmitted by U.S. culture is toxic to our mental, physical, and emotional health. In the U.S. alone, 42.5 million adults--one in every five--struggle with mental illness. Half of all adults …

Happiness

How Dad’s best advice led 15 women in business to succeed

Between the truly terribly-wonderful dad jokes, the candid humor and the smart advice, good fathers can have a way of changing their daughters’ lives.<p>…

4 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life This Year

It's not about reading 1,000 books. It's about reading the right few.<p>Say what you want about politics or culture--the past year has been amazing in terms of the books that have come out.<p>People dedicated to getting what they want in life are on a constant journey to learn more about themselves and …

If You Want to Be More Attractive, Get More Sleep

Last night I was up until midnight watching old episodes of The Office. I’m now regretting that decision, not because I thought Dwight shouldn’t have …

Google is using games to teach kids about online safety

With the rise of phishing, malware and fake news, it can be hard for adults, let alone children, to identify what's safe and what's not. Parents can teach internet best practices, but companies like Google want to share the load. With its new project, Be Internet Awesome, the search giant has …

9 women strip down to send a striking message this swimsuit season

Putting on a bathing suit each summer can feel intimidating to say the least. TODAY Style asked nine women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life to look in the mirror while wearing a swimsuit and talk candidly about what they see in their reflections — both physically and emotionally.<p>The …

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning …

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Self-improvement

Micro-Habits Changed My Life

How the tiny devotion to micro-habits can make a huge impact.<p>I am a true believer that when you get comfortable, you start to die. If you aren’t …

How Can I Take Control Of My Life Story In Five Steps?

Keep this in mind whenever you look at the story of your life and see that it is either not going the way you expect it to go or you think that it will not end the way you want it to be.<p>Just like everyone else in the world, you have a story. From birth until now, your story has been written that …

Confidence Will Be the Ultimate Driver of Your Success. Here's How to Make Sure It's Rock Solid

Without this trait, you will never rise above the tide.<p>Your confidence level is what will determine your success level in the workplace.<p>That's proved true again and again for the most famous entrepreneurs, the smartest business leaders, and the most talented managers.<p>If you lack confidence, you …

Removing These 8 Things From Life Can Make You More Successful

Lots of people think that the best way to become successful is to pick up lots of new habits and skills. While this can help, sometimes the best …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons People Blame You (Even When You're the Victim)

You might be the one who got hurt, but psychology is going to drive people to blame you rather than the one really at fault.<p>Much of the time, work teams achieve phenomenal success, thriving off each other's energy and ideas. But they don't have the phrase "office drama" for nothing, either. And …

6 unusual habits of the world's most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with …

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

Spirituality

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities

Being around this type of negative energy will only drag you down.<p>Since Spring has finally sprung, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. And what better place to start than with the people in your life?<p>This has been something I try to do each year. While it's not always easy, it's necessary for …

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

How to Disrupt Old Habits and Take Control for the Life You Want

You can't afford to sleepwalk through the rest of your time on Earth. The time for a change is today.<p>Routine isn't all bad. But when you're completely stuck in old habits, you pretty much label yourself the snail on the racetrack. Todd Mitchem, speaker, Fortune 500 leadership consultant and author …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Self-help