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White House May Crack Down On Recreational Marijuana

Even though federal law currently prohibits the Justice Department from using any of the funding it receives from Congress to prosecute <i>medical</i> …

Putin orders Russia's air force to prepare for a 'time of war' — and NATO doesn't stand a chance right now

"In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and troops to carry out combat training tasks," said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, according to Russia's state-run …

Trump paused a call with Putin to make an aide explain a nuclear arms treaty

Thursday afternoon, Reuters reported that Donald Trump interrupted a phone call with Vladimir Putin to ask a basic question about US-Russia relations. Specifically, he asked what New START, a nuclear arms agreement inked by the Obama administration, was. Once he heard the basics, he immediately …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

GEORGE W. BUSH looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and thought he saw his soul. He was wrong. Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, …

Geopolitics

Americans Oppose President Trump's Environmental Deregulation, Poll Says

The majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump‘s plan to eliminate environmental regulations that combat climate change, according to a new …

Donald Trump

Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Syria's Assad Sees Trump's Russia Position as 'Promising' in ISIS Fight

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's commitment to fighting terrorism and ISIS is "promising," according to SANA, the Syrian state-run news agency.<p>Assad met with a group of Belgian journalists in Damascus and was asked what he expects from the Trump …

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Happiness

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

Russian malware detected in US electricity utility – report

Code found within system of a Vermont electric utility was not used to disrupt operations but represents potentially serious vulnerability<p>A malware code associated with Russian hackers has reportedly been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility.<p>The Russians did not actively use the …

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Consciousness

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

This is How Lack of Sleep Correlates With Depression

Do you think losing a few hours of sleep each night is worthwhile, as long as you are getting more done each day? The evidence in this infographic …

Sleep

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

Productivity

Yoga Has a Surprising Health Benefit

If you’ve been warned by your doctor about borderline high blood pressure, you may want to give yoga a try. According to a small new study, people …

Diabetes

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

personaldevelopment

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

Leadership

The Coffee Shop Approach to Innovation

True innovation comes from more than just a cup of coffee, but it's a good place to start.<p>When you want to chat with a friend or colleague, what's the easiest and least invasive way to do it? Ask them to meet for a cup of coffee.<p>Coffee and beverages have a unique way of bringing people together; …

marsdrinks

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

This smart home appliance will make it easier to grow weed at home

As cannabis use becomes normalized, the tech industry is finally starting to innovate the seed to weed growing process.<p>A venture capital-backed …

7 Differences Between A Healthy Relationship And A Toxic One

Your partner should complement your life, not complete it.<p>You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner <i>completes</i> you, but they do complement your life in just the right way.<p>What are some other signs that you’re in the right …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Rapper Rhymefest to Donald Trump: Come to Chicago

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Rhymefest extended an invitation to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday.<p>"I'm inviting Donald Trump to Chicago. I will walk you down a block, Mr. Trump, and I guarantee you won't get shot," Rhymefest, whose legal name is Che Smith, said in …

Why Do Couples Get—and Stay—Together?

For decades, Helen Fisher—of the Kinsey Institute and Match.com—has examined the forces that turn lust into love into something else.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>"I grew up in a glass house designed by Eliot Noyes, right up the hill from Philip Johnson's …

Relationships

7 Motivational Songs for Badass Entrepreneurs Who Hustle Hard

6 min read<p>In the sage screamed words of Eminem: “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime…”<p>Sure, we doubt Slim Shady, the <i>real</i> Slim Shady, was talking …

Music

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

Entrepreneurship

Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?

Employers trusting in the impartiality of machines sounds like a good plan to eliminate bias, but data can be just as prejudiced as we are<p>We would all like to fancy ourselves as eminently capable of impartiality, able to make decisions without prejudices – especially at work. Unfortunately, the …

Salaries & Wages