Jessica Cruz

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7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

Laptops

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

The 5 Most Important 401(k) Terms You Should Know

If you are new to investing in your 401(k) plan, there are a few important concepts you should understand. By learning the basics of your 401(k) …

Retirement

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Air Travel

Got a craving? Here's what your body actually wants to eat

Ever find yourself rummaging through the fridge or kitchen cabinets for that delicious, satisfying something—except nothing seems to fill that void? Maybe you know what you’re craving, but would actually have to leave the house to go and buy it (who wants to do that?), or your craving is so …

Over 100 Workers Fired After Taking Part in 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

Over 100 employees have reportedly lost their jobs after joining the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest, which focused on missing a day of work as a …

Employment

TCM Classic Film Festival to Open With ‘In the Heat of the Night’

Turner Classic Movies has announced it will open the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival with a 50th anniversary screening of “In the Heat of the Night.” …

heatofthenight

Valentine's Day for Couch Potatoes: Best Movies to Stream if You're Spending the Night In

If you don't have plans to go out tonight with your significant other, consider yourself lucky: You've got someone in your life you like at least a …

Shailene Woodley Jokes She Regrets Not Taking a Better Mug Shot Following Pipeline Protest Arrest

Shailene Woodley has no regrets about getting arrested last year for her activist work. Her mug shot, though, is a different story.<p>The <i>Big Little Lies</i> …

This Formerly Homeless VC Won't Stop Picking Fights With Tech's Elite

Two years ago, Arlan Hamilton was homeless. Now, she's a venture capitalist -- and a pugnacious proponent of inclusivity in Silicon Valley.<p>For someone with a fear of public speaking, Arlan Hamilton sure has a lot to say.<p>Since her emergence in 2016 as a public persona in the venture capital world, …

Venture Capital

Starbucks Will Soon Serve Ice Cream at over 100 Locations

Enjoy something sweet with your espresso<p>Ice cream lovers rejoice: Starbucks is adding affogato to the menu.<p>An affogato is what you get when you pour …

Coffee

A Travel Photographer Reveals the Best Hidden Spots in Popular U.S. National Parks

National parks are some of the most scenic, historic places you can visit. National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. …

IHOP Free Pancake Day 2018

IHOP Free Pancake Day Event 2018<p>How to Get a Free Stack of Pancakes<p>Updated February 27, 2018<p><b>Updated for IHOP Free Pancake Day 2018</b><p>Every year IHOP …

Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally: court

(Reuters) - A Peruvian woman who voted illegally in two U.S. elections in 2006 can be deported as a result, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, despite her claim that she registered to vote only after a motor vehicle department clerk said she was free to do so.<p>The case involving Margarita Del …

Voter Fraud

BAFTAs 2017: Viola Davis voices skepticism about success of #OscarsSoWhite

Viola Davis has voiced her scepticism about the success of the “Oscars So White” backlash at this year’s BAFTAs.<p>The actor, who won a BAFTA for …

This popular yogi used Instagram to address period shaming, and it is spot on

Like it or not, as women, we get periods, and now this popular yogi used Instagram to address period shaming, reported Refinery29, and it is spot on. …

These Female Hackers Want To Make It Safer For You To Share Nudes

If you don't want to be subjected to revenge porn, don't send nudes. You've heard it before. But a group of female hackers thinks that advice isn't …

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Demands Explanation After Immigration Raids

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a letter demanding an explanation for hundreds of arrests in immigration raids. Hispanic Caucus chair Michelle Lujan Grisham talks about the next steps.<p>Transcript<p>LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST:<p>It has been a tumultuous weekend for immigration enforcement. Agents …

The most romantic date spot in every state

Turn your next Valentine's Day up a notch by taking your date to one of the most romantic spots in the country.<p>Yelp shared the most intimate, date-worthy spots in every state with us — keep scrolling to see where to score the most brownie points.

Wine Cellars

Ice Cube on Donald ‘Easy D’ Trump: ‘Everybody Is Getting What They Deserve’

The hip-hop legend sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss his new film ‘Fist Fight,’ the state of rap emcees, and the chaotic first few weeks under …

Shia LaBeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

EFM will draw more than 1,600 buyers from 70 countries to close deals for projects in every stage of development and production. Here are some of the …

Thailand extends free tourist visas

The Thai cabinet has extended its free tourist visa programme to 21 countries until the end of August to boost tourist arrivals. The stimulus measure …

Thailand

5 mindless and easy ways to save money — without even trying

Do you ever find yourself feeling like there is too much month left without enough money to pay for expenses until your next paycheck comes?<p>Maybe you …

Veterans Want People To Know Starbucks Is Already Hiring Them

The company has hired over 8,800 veterans and spouses.<p>Starbucks – at least under outgoing CEO Howard Schultz – has never shied away from taking a …

Armed Forces

This Baker's Pastel Cake Creations Will Give You Magical Unicorn Vibes

Milk and Water Baking Co.'s baker (in Ontario, Canada) concocts gorgeously decorated cakes and cupcakes and posts the stunning creations to her Instagram account. The expertly decorated treats look almost magical, and the pastel swirls are giving off some serious unicorn vibes.<p>If you'd like to …

America Unplugged - USA Road Trip Across 50 States

Our 3 year USA road trip across all 50 states kicked off on March 20, 2017, and we want you to help shape our journey.<p>Yep, this family of four from …