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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive U.S.-China ties | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China’s top diplomat on Tuesday and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.S.-China relationship, and the two agreed on the need to address the threat posed by North Korea, the State Department said.<p>FILE …

China

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Peru's president asks Trump to deport fugitive ex-leader

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The leader of Peru asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to deport a former Peruvian president sought in the South American nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal.<p>President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's office said the request was made to …

Corruption

Seven Relaxation Techniques when You Are Stressed Out

Adulthood can be very stressful, and we would all avoid the rigors of adulthood if we could. Thinking about paying bills, keeping in touch with …

The Brain

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

The most popular items at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's has a cult-like following.<p>Unwavering loyalty to the brand is held by many shoppers simply because it can be difficult to find favored items elsewhere.<p>Trader Joe's releases an annual list of customers' favorite products based on polling customers.<p>These were some of the most popular …

Food

This may have been the most embarrassing moment in the history of the world's strongest military alliance

Among many accomplishments over the course of its 66-year history, the alliance protected Europe from Soviet expansion during the Cold War, intervened to stop ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, and provided air support for the rebels who overthrew Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.<p>And now it's responsible …

Turkish Military

Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside …

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When …

Self-improvement

How to Lower Cholesterol in 12 Proven Steps

Shutterstock<p>How to Lower Cholesterol: Eat Some Cheese<p>For a <i>Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry</i> study, Danish researchers compared urine and …

The Reason You're Not Happy (And How To Fix It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If only [blank], I would be truly happy.<p>We’ve all uttered that phrase at one point during our lives, right?<p>Whether we were kids hoping for that one Christmas present we really wanted or adults in search of that next promotion, we’re constantly in …

Happiness

11 things you didn’t know about Rand Paul

Blending a fierce libertarian streak - advocacy for civil liberties and avoiding foreign conflicts - with traditional family values, he has attracted a disparate group of supporters around the country. And he's stood out in Congress with his outspokenness and independence, from filibustering the …

Rand Paul

6 Things That Could Happen During a Plane Flight, and Whether You Should Actually Worry About Them

I withdrew my hand and continued flying the plane with my armrests. After landing, I sought a better authority on what to worry about in the air than someone who believes the moon is made of cheese.<p>Three pilots were happy to take me through the most common things that worry antsy airplane …

S.C. officer charged with murder of unarmed black man after video surfaces

A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after authorities obtained a video that showed him unleash a volley of gunfire while the victim ran away, officials said.<p>North Charleston Police Officer Michael Thomas Slager was charged Tuesday in …

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

Taj Mahal

White House Antibiotic Plan Pushes Drugmakers, Hospitals to Fight Superbugs

The White House released a five-year, $1.2 billion plan on Friday to fight drug-resistant “superbugs” that includes better tracking of infections, faster tests and new drugs.<p>Hospitals will be pushed to do a better job of controlling infections such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), …

Microbiology

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

US authorities are investigating JPMorgan for hiring a China minister's son despite his being a terrible job candidate

Gao Jue, son of minister Gao Hucheng, was hired by JPMorgan and kept on during major job cuts despite an extremely poor performance, and after he inadvertently sent a sexually explicit email to human resources, the paper said.<p>The elder Gao said he was willing to "go extra miles" for the bank if his …

Employment

U.S. must resist urge to 'overreach' in global crises, Obama says

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the United States must resist the urge to “overreach” abroad, as he outlined a new national security …

The Flash Photo Gallery: "Crazy for You"

The things we do for love.<p>In this week's Flash, Caitlin makes an executive decision and takes Barry out for a night at... the karaoke bar! All so …

Comic Books

Making money as the Fed raises rates won't be easy

The days of smooth sailing are likely over for investors as the economy heads into uncharted waters.<p>The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rate later this year, perhaps as early as June. The Fed tried to jumpstart the economy during the Great Recession by cutting rates down near …

Stock Markets

Sapphire Displays to See Major Step Forward With Lower Reflectivity

For several months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it was heavily speculated that the smartphones would be equipped with sapphire crystal displays. Those rumors failed to materialize, however, as Apple opted to continue using ion-strengthened Gorilla Glass for its …

Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis

On Tuesday Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine should repay the $3 billion loan because Russia needs that money to fight the economic crisis that's currently ravaging the nation, reports Bloomberg's Anton Doroshev.<p>Last week, Russia rolled out a $34.7 billion stimulus program, which …

Russia

Android just achieved something it will take Apple years to do

And Google faces an unprecedented threat from "forked" versions of Android— independently developed offshoots of the mobile operating system that are out of Google's control.<p>Despite this, new figures show that Android isn't going anywhere, at least not soon. Strategy Analytics last week revealed …

iPhone

Nest Touts Three Studies Claiming Its Thermostat Pays For Itself In Two Years

Google-subsidiary Nest claims that the results of three studies based on longitudinal data show that its thermostat pays for itself in less than two years from savings from heating and cooling costs.<p>The studies were funded and implemented separately by the Energy Trust of Oregon, Indiana-based …

Smart Homes

NY Asks Stores To Halt Herbal Supplements After Tests Show Advertised Herbs Not Present

Only 4% of the Walmart Spring Valley herbal supplements tested turned up DNA of the herbs advertised on the label.<p>When you buy an herbal supplement …

Consumer Protection

6 things they don't tell you when you leave the big corporate world for your own business

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com</i>.<p>By Ambareen Musa, Entrepreneur.com<p>After …

Small Business

2,500 Year Old Jewish Tablets Discovered in Iraq

As we watch horrific images of beheadings from the country formerly called Iraq - a country that is disintegrating into various tribal fiefdoms before our eyes - it is easy to forget that it was once the cradle of civilization. In point of fact, Arabs are latecomers to the area. They are first …

Mesopotamia