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How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Mad Men

GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, one of America's silliest holiday traditions.<p>Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), wrote …

A Strong Dollar and A Weak Oil Price Could Trigger a Stock Market Melt-Up

U.S. equities could well outperform the rest of the world on the expectation that the U.S. is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the globe’s largest oil producer. Miracle of miracles never to be dreamed of until today. And OPEC, which quadrupled oil prices in 1973 and threw the world into a deep …

Inside a Female Circumcision Ceremony in Kenya (PHOTOS)

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7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Family of instructor killed at Arizona gun range does not blame girl

(Reuters) - The ex-wife and children of an Arizona gun range instructor shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi submachine gun do not blame the child and plan on reaching out to her family, according to a TV interview broadcast on Friday.<p>Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a …

4 charts that help explain weak consumer spending

Slide 1 of 5<p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There’s all sorts of plausible-sounding reasons why consumer spending, which fell in July, wasn’t so hot.<p>The …

Economics

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California."<p>"Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they [were] kind of more like a father figure sitting up …

Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p>Junk food does more than make you …

Ex-US Navy officer who spied for Soviets dies in prison

<b>A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.</b><p>Retired Navy Warrant Officer John Walker Jr was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing codes and other sensitive data to the USSR.<p>He had recruited his son, his brother and …

What Instagram Did for Photos, This Could Do for Videos

Experimenting with Hyperlapse, Insta's latest iPhone app<p>The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, launched a new exhibit this week. It's called "The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography," and it considers the cultural impact of photography's new ubiquity. …

College Station furniture store to refund more than $1 million of furniture after Aggies win

A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas A&M beat South Carolina on Thursday night.<p>The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free.<p>“We’re …

U.K. Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’

<b>Updated at 12:39 p.m.</b><p>The United Kingdom raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe” Friday, at a time when Britons have traveled to …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on …

Officer resigns after Ferguson incident - CNN Video

A Tanker Carrying $100 Million of Disputed Oil Was Traveling Off the Texas Coast — and It Just Mysteriously Disappeared From Radar

An oil tanker traveling off the Texas coast with $100 million of disputed Kurdish oil has gone missing.<p>According to Reuters, the vessel completely disappeared from satellite tracking Thursday, showing no position on the AIS tracking system used by the U.S. Coat Guard.<p>Image source: U.S. Coast Guard …

Texans' D.J. Swearinger avoids NFL fine for penalized hit on Wes Welker

Taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger cost Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning an $8,628 fine.<p>The hit that led to the taunting only cost Swearinger a penalty.<p>NFL spokesman Jon Zimmer said Friday that Swearinger wasn't fined for the hit on Wes Welker, who appeared to duck into the hit …

Lev Tahor expelled from Guatemala village after conflict with locals