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6 types of people who have trouble with money

We all have quirks in our personalities, particularly when it comes to spending. Whether you’re in good financial standing or not, sometimes these qualities can keep you from achieving your financial goals. Fortunately, whatever your personality, there are ways to ensure you are not holding …

Felony charges dropped after officer admits faking body cam video

Police body-cam footage is supposed to be an objective account of what happens during a traffic stop or whatever's taking place when an officer's device is activated. The emphasis is on the "supposed to be." Recently, a Colorado case was dismissed after it was discovered that police officer Seth …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

Researchers have measured the cost of using a smartphone around your kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.<p>In a recent study of …

University of Michigan

HEADSPACE: MEDITATING 10 MINUTES AT A TIME

A few months after Peter died, I attended an open meditation class in a large auditorium which proved to be a complete disaster. I wrote about it in a blog which described my abysmal foray into the world of meditation, complete with sobbing, used wet tissues, puffy red eyes, and a firm resolve that …

Most vitamins are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the opposite direction, having found that certain vitamins may be bad for you. Several have been linked with an increase in certain cancers, …

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

Parenthood seems to make us unhappy. So why do we keep doing it?

Not long ago, my toddler, Atlas, bounded into the kitchen exclaiming, “Mommy, come see the river!”<p>I cringed, recognizing that a river might have several meanings to a 3-year-old who loves playing with faucets and still hasn’t perfected potty training. When he pointed toward the hallway where we …

Archaeologists hopeful of finding Lorca remains after unearthing bullet

A team of researchers digging ground near Granada in search of Federico García Lorca’s elusive remains believe they are close to finding the poet after discovering a bullet and the possible location of the wells where it is believed his body was dumped.<p>“We’re hopeful. We are following the script of …

Archaeology

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

‘Brutal’ video shows white officer violently arresting black man sitting on his mother’s porch

Dejuan Yourse was outside his mother’s house, sitting on the front porch in Greensboro, N.C., when two police officers arrived.<p>They’d received a report about a possible burglary and a man with a shovel trying to open a house’s garage. When they saw Yourse on the porch, they asked what he was doing …

Law Enforcement

4 typical-but-unhealthy breakfast foods you shouldn't feed your kids

Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day: It jump-starts the metabolism, reduces afternoon hunger cravings, and provides the energy necessary for a long day. Research shows that children who eat an early-morning meal have longer attention spans, are less frequently late to school, …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Procrastination

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

Jet Lag

The Easy Security Hack the Director of the FBI Uses to Protect His Computer That You Should Too

It takes less than a minute, and sets you up to not get hacked where it matters most.<p>In the modern world, your computer is integral to both your personal and professional life. You rely on it to stay informed, connected, related, entertained, and more. But what if your computer itself posed a …

webcams

Wife locked away ill husband for years, fed him one meal a day and withheld medicine, police say

When officials found the 71-year-old Indiana man in late May, he was sitting on the front porch of his Greenwood home on Paradise Court, covered in feces, wearing a dirty shirt and a soiled adult diaper. He weighed 100 pounds.<p>They’d been tipped off by a neighbor, local news reported, who saw him …

Woman stops attempted rape of girl in Austin library; patrons guard man until police arrive

A 30-year-old man was arrested after police say he grabbed two girls at an Austin library and confessed to wanting to rape one of them, but was …

California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said …

Law Enforcement

20 Incredibly Common Speaking and Writing Blunders

Like it or not, people make snap judgments about you all the time. Don't let these incredibly common mistakes affect how people see you.<p>How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and …

Language

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

Terence Crutcher Shooting: Tulsa County District Attorney Charges Officer Shelby With Manslaughter

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man after the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office found she “reacted unreasonably” and became “emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted.”<p>Officer Betty Shelby was charged with …

Law Enforcement

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?<p>James Duane doesn't think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, "Don't talk to the police if you're accused of a crime," or, "Don't talk …

Who Were the Sea People?

Who Were the Sea People?<p>Written by Eberhard Zangger<br>Illustrated by Rosemary Robertson<p>Through the epics of the Greek poet Homer, tales of an "age of …

Cottonmouth vs. Copperhead: Watch First Mating Duel Seen in the Wild

Weird & Wild<p>Surprising video shows venomous vipers fighting over a female, raising questions about mating between the two species.<p>Most people would run if they happened across a pair of yard-long vipers twisting and thrashing in the weeds. But Dawn Kelly of Searcy County, Arkansas, reached for her …

Zoology

Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."<p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a …

Black Lives Matter

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How You Should Read to Them

The kind of books you should read to your kids to cultivate a love of reading.<p>It's no surprise that having plenty of books around the house is good for young developing minds. Plenty of research has been done on the subject, even down to the exact number of books you should own to lock in your …

Kids

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

Hacking