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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

This New Comic Book Teaches Entrepreneurship to Kids as Young as 8

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Jobs was a kid once. So was Richard Branson. So who’s to say your son or daughter won’t be among the next generation of breakout innovators and entrepreneurs?<p>A new book called <i>My First Startup</i>, created by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based …

5 Tips for Becoming a Brilliant Conversationalist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how meticulously you plan your words, you can never control how your message is received. However, several things are within your control, like timeliness, intensity and volume. Knowing what’s within your power and preparing in …

Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees

The<p>U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state's most powerful political forces.<p>If Orange County teacher Rebecca Friedrichs wins her …

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

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Founders of #BlackLivesMatter: Getting credit for your work matters

Leading a social justice movement is not something that most women can relate to.<p>However, the female founders of #BlackLivesMatter do struggle with …

Millennials who are financially thriving have one characteristic in common

Millions of America's young people are really struggling financially. Around 30 percent are living with their parents, and many others are coping with stagnant wages, underemployment, and sky-high rent.<p>And then there are those who are doing just great—owning a house, buying a car, and consistently …

13 Tips For Successful Email Marketing Campaigns

We already wrote about the importance of Email Marketing for your business in the past and have given you “6 Reasons Why Email Marketing Is Important …

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5 Reasons Your Budget Isn't Working

#5: You're ignoring it.<p>Having a plan for your money should help you manage your funds better and ensure that your money is going to support your …

It Only Took Five Months For Billionaire GOP Donors To Set New Records

WASHINGTON -- It only took five months before the top donor to candidates, political party committees and political action committees in 2015 surpassed the giving of all top donors from the previous election cycle. This radical change in the amounts a single donor can give is all thanks to new …

Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich …

Democrats Demand To Know How Much The Republican IRS Witch Hunts Are Costing Taxpayers

In the wake of Republicans continuing to make accusations (sometimes going so far as to embarrass themselves by publicly fantasizing about criminal …

Captain Clarion on Twitter: "Time to CALL OUT @ALEC_States and @NRA for legalizing MURDER in America. STOP promoting #StandYourGroundLaws http://t.co/rQhpvXcLsf"

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ALEC's (Non)Disclosure Policy

Wisconsin State Capitol at night. (Darin ten Bruggencate/Wikimedia Commons)<p>Last week, The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) filed suit against …

Encore: United States of ALEC | Moyers & Company

<b>BILL MOYERS</b>: This week on Moyers and Company: The scheme to remake American, one statehouse at a time.<p><b>LISA GRAVES</b>: Politicians and corporate …

Interactive Map: Is Your State Legislator a Member of ALEC?

Many of the laws that affect us most directly — from taxes to marriage equality to voter ID — are made at the state level. The idea that change …

Tracking the ALEC Law-Making Machine

Last year, <i>Moyers & Company</i> aired the “United States of ALEC,” a report on the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-backed political …

Halfway There: Wisconsin Becomes the 25th Right-to-Work State

Governor Scott Walker sat with rolled up sleeves at a table with a “Freedom to Work” sign emblazoned across the front.<p>The invitation-only ceremony …

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Overtime rule coming early next month — Rauner drops local right-to-work bill — Ohio governor not down with right-to-work

<i>With help from Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah</i><p><b>OVERTIME RULE COMING EARLY NEXT MONTH:</b> The grapevine — that ubiquitous and not-always-reliable source — says the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule will finally see daylight the week of June 8. Labor groups and businesses are gearing up for the …

How to Plan a Team Offsite That Actually Works

All around the world, teams large and small assemble at offsite locations to take a step away from their day-to-day work and build team spirit. Unfortunately, many team building offsites turn out to be ineffective, or worse. Sometimes, it’s because the sense of unity and cohesion that gets created …

Is welfare reform working?

<b>The "experts" are scratching their heads. Today was the day, we were told, when we'd see a sharp rise in poverty as official figures included the full impact of welfare cuts for the first time.</b><p>But, instead, the numbers have remained broadly flat and the government is able to claim that "the …

You Don’t Need a Promotion to Grow at Work

As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway …

Japanese women are speaking out against “maternity harassment”

Expecting mothers in Japan face tremendous social pressure to choose between having either a child or a career, and sometimes get assigned work that’s difficult or dangerous for a pregnant women—a phenomenon known as <i>matahara,</i> or “maternity harassment.”<p>This week, a group of Japanese women spoke out …

Three Core Concepts in Early Development

Childcare – like life – is about so much more than economics

Solve childcare and you win the election. This is the calculation politicians make – whether they set about it like Nick Clegg, rolling out childcare for the poorest under-twos, or like Ed Miliband, promising 8am to 6pm care for schoolkids, or you take David Cameron's rather perverse course of …