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The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

Financial Services

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Money

30 days to a smarter and better brain: How to rapidly improve how you think

Everyone wants a better, and smarter brain to process information faster and have better memory recall.<p>The most brilliant minds don’t have more brain …

The Brain

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

It’s official. Black Lives Don’t Matter—and neither do white or brown ones, male or female, if a policeman feels threatened, is rattled by the …

Justice

7 settings to change right away on iOS 11

iOS 11 adds a bevy of new features and interface tweaks to your iPhone (and even more changes for your iPad). After opening your new iPhone or upgrading your current iPhone, here are the settings to check or change straight away.<p>Do Not Disturb While Driving<p>Given the frightening number of drivers I …

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks

<b>Neil Young,</b> <i>Hitchhiker</i><br>This “buried-treasure mother lode” from Neil Young’s archives, writes David Browne, is “a journey through the past, but far …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

‘Bodied’<p>Music-video godhead Joseph Kahn – a gent who’s worked with everybody from the Geto Boys to the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift to Eminem (one …

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without …

How Many of The 2017 Locus Award-Winning Books Have You Read?

Since 1971, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has presented the annual Locus Awards in recognition of the best in science-fiction and fantasy …

Books

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

How Libraries are Making Comic Conventions Accessible

Public libraries are bringing major creators and comics icons directly to kids and fans, far from San Diego crowds.<p>Last year, John Keithley, who runs Mystery House Comics, met a young boy in a samurai rabbit costume at a comic convention.<p>"Oh, you're dressed as Usagi Yojimbo," Keithley said, …

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March

We always warn you to clear more time in your schedule (and on your shelves) for each month’s new releases—but March brings new books from genre …

Garbage Food: Climate change may be a political hot button, but a big driver of it — food waste — is a bipartisan target

<b>A woman holds a bagel she found in a garbage bag of pastries and bagels outside a shop in New York (Getty/Stan Honda)</b><p>Finally, an environmental initiative everyone agrees on — big business and tech startups, science and churches<p>Diane Stopyra<p>February 4, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>If your mother ever told you …

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy

<b>President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP)</b><p>President Trump was right: The election was rigged. But it was rigged in his favor<p>William deBuys<p>January 21, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Donald Trump …

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Add these seven routines to your night to set yourself up for success.<p>How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Psychology

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Mexican-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Chipotle Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Chipotle Sauce<p>One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo (about 3 chiles)<br>• 5 garlic cloves<br>• 1 teaspoon dried oregano<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin<br>• 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth<p>Pork Roast<p>1 4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast, butterflied<br>• Kosher salt and …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the US Senate's override vote on legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia the "most embarrassing thing" the legislative body has done in decades.</b> It's "the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate …

New Super-Man Is More Than an Official DC Comics Chinese Knockoff

Clark Kent is an aw-shucks Kansas farmboy who can juggle tanks but is modest and humble to a fault. Kenan Kong is no Clark Kent. He’s an asshat who …

You must listen to the best new music that came out this week

<i>Having a hard time keeping up with all the new music that drops every week? Us too — which is why we’re rounding up the best new music of the week</i> …

Music

Twelve Must-See Movies For 2016

. at<p>Monday, December 28, 2015 . No comments:<p><b>Start saving now, as you'll be handing over lots of cash to your local multiplex throughout 2016.</b><p>2015 has …

OK, This Trump Thing Isn’t Funny Anymore

It has been more than two months since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, and slowly but surely the entertainment factor as been on …

South Carolina

New Talent At Marvel Comics – Ashley A Woods

This is <b>Ashley A Woods.</b><p>She also does cosplay.<p>Comics book creator in her own right for several years, she is the artist for <b>Niobe: She Is Life</b>, a new …

10 Ways to Treat Your Skin Like a Derm Would

Want gorgeous skin? It’s time to start thinking like a dermatologist. While you can’t see your skin doc for every bump and blemish, you can impress …