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11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 10, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, …

20 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Summer

No money to spend on summer fun? No problem. There are plenty of frugal things you can do to have the best summer ever — some of which are right out …

Frugal Living

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

God, Jesus and the Bible: FAQs for Gay Pride Month

June is Gay Pride Month. It is a time for parades and for festivals, for rainbow flags and for dance tents. It is a time to recognize the amazing progress that has been made on LGBT equality as we recommit ourselves to continuing the struggle until liberty and justice for all really means "all." …

LGBTQI

15 Little Things You Can Do Every Day that You Never Knew Could Make You Smarter

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

Eating healthy can seem like a chore – but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled a list of diagrams that are simple and easy to follow. Print them …

Do Things You Can Sustain

In 1996, Southwest Airlines was faced with an interesting problem.<p>During the previous decade, the airline company had methodically expanded from being a small regional carrier to one with a more national presence. And now, more than 100 cities were calling for Southwest to expand service to their …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

Invest Your Time in These 13 Things While You're in Your 20s

Our 20s fly by before we know it, and we want to make sure we did the decade justice. Did we worry about the right things? Are we where we should be …

Frugal Living

Ireland’s Big Gay Turnaround

Irish voters will likely approve same-sex marriage this spring, a huge U-turn for a country where the Catholic Church’s iron grip has been weakened …

I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World

Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article about how they quit their job to travel the world. Okay, maybe not every five minutes, but these days it does seem like there are many people who do just that -- save up money, quit their jobs and go from country to country, city …

60 Rules For Personal Finance

A while back, I was asked to give an hour-long presentation where I talked about my key principles of personal finance. I chose to give a presentation where each slide was available for about a minute with one simple rule on each slide, giving me a minute to discuss that rule. Thus, I ended up …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

From Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions.<p>We are primed to see faces in every corner of the visual world.<p>It’s not often that you look at your meal to find it staring back at you. …

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35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …