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Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump)

Change your approach to productivity and let the results speak for themselves.<p>By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Multiple Sclerosis

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Fights break out at malls across United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.<p>Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning …

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

Federal lawsuits filed in 5 states after African-American voters purged from registration rolls, targeted for intimidation by the Trump campaign

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>In violation of the Voting Rights Act, the NAACP and Democrats allege Republicans have targeted black voters<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>October 31, 2016 9:38pm (UTC)<p>New federal lawsuits were filed in five different states Monday, …

#CrimingWhileWhite does pay: Ammon Bundy and weaponized white privilege prevails again in Oregon

<b>Ammon Bundy, center, Jan 8, 2016. (AP/Rick Bowmer)</b><p>Just consider: An all-white jury acquitted militant religious fundamentalists whose avowed aim is hurting the U.S.<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 31, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 election season, Donald Trump’s rise and run for the White House has …

Study: Uber and Lyft have ‘pattern of discrimination’ against black passengers

Waiting times for black Seattle passengers were 35% longer, and Boston drivers cancelled rides for black passengers more than twice as frequently, study found<p>A new academic study has found “a pattern of discrimination” against passengers with African American-sounding names by Uber and Lyft drivers.<p>…

5 Ways To Create A Powerfully Productive Mind

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Ohio State University

How Aydin Senkut Helped 11 Different Companies Grow to $1 Billion Each

Over the past 10 years, Aydin and the Felicis Ventures team have helped 11 companies grow to over $1 billion each. They also assisted 36 portfolio companies surpass the $100 million mark. Out of their 180 investments, 60 have turned into notable exits. That would be considered quite a great track …

Entrepreneurship

The Lean Startup Budget: How To Start A Big Business On The Cheap

PhotoCredit<p>A couple of years ago, a friend of mine coined a phrase to describe startups that required a lot of money; he called it 'the fortune 500 startup budget'. There are so many reasons why startup ideas never become a reality, or die soon after the business is established. Two of the reasons …

The Next Wave Will Be Built on This One Thing, According to Steve Case

If AOL represented the first wave of the Internet, and Google and Facebook represent the 2nd wave, what will the 3rd wave look like?<p>If you are a budding entrepreneur you need to understand the ways that emerging companies will be built and what type of playbook is required to ensure success. The …

Gary Vaynerchuk: All Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits

Without these five traits, you're going to struggle to succeed as a founder, Vaynerchuk warns.<p>If you want to become an entrepreneur, where do you start?<p>It's a sensible enough question to consider, but when a curious user asked essentially this of the community on question-and-answer site Quora, …

Christians should put their faith above their race and culture, the Rev. Tony Evans says

By Tony Evans<p><i>The Rev. Tony Evans is pastor of the 10,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Church in Dallas. He delivered the sermon “A Biblical Response on Race” on Sunday, July 17. By Thursday, July 21, it had been watched 114,000 times. Below are excerpts from the sermon.</i><p>Father, we need you today at a …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of …

Philando Castile's Driving Record Raises Questions About Racial Profiling

He'd been cited for dozens of minor infractions, many of which were eventually dismissed.<p>ST. PAUL, Minn. ― A black St. Paul man whom police fatally shot during a traffic stop last week appears to have been previously cited by police at least 31 times while driving, raising questions about racial …

Law Enforcement

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly

The art of asking questions is the source of all business success.<p>Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in …

Let this sink in: The Republican Party has chosen a birther as its presidential candidate

<b>Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Kamil Krzaczynski/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Remember this, no matter what Trump now says, his entire political existence is built on bigotry<p>Sean Illing<p>May 5, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>This is happening, people. This is really happening. Donald Trump will be the …

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

Success

5 Harmful Thought Patterns Keeping You From Reaching Your True Potential

Researchers have proven that the way you think directly correlates with what you achieve in life.<p>What you achieve in life is directly proportional to the thoughts you allow to roll around in your mind. And know this: You are in control of your mental content. In fact, the most successful people …

Seven of the best to-do list apps

Tick off your tasks and get more organised using this selection of apps, from Wunderlist and Google Keep to Any.do and Habitica<p>Juggling tasks is an important skill in the modern world. From that presentation you promised to send your boss by today to picking up some ingredients for dinner, from …

Chris Christie isn’t the first moderate Republican to jump on the Trump-wagon this week

By Amber Phillips<p>Amber Phillips<p>Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>On Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) surprised the political world by endorsing Donald Trump for president. But just a few days before, two relatively moderate Republican members of Congress</i> …

Republicans

In Apple-FBI Fight, Congress Considers Aggressive And Measured Approaches

While Apple and the FBI fight in court over the government's demand that the tech company to help it break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Congress is trying to find its own solution to the digital security/national security debate.<p>Lawmakers' best hope for consensus may be …

Oh, snap: Apple’s latest motion turns the US government’s own security record against it

Apple is showing some sass in its campaign against the US government’s attempt to bypass iPhone security. The company filed a motion today (Feb. 25) to vacate the court order (pdf) requiring Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>The government wants …