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These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Cambridge Analytica exec reveals there were more quizzes used to collect data

A former employee of the notorious data broker Cambridge Analytica (CA) today testified the company had several other quizzes on Facebook besides the one which started Facebook’s current audit — and potentially they could have compromised far more than the 87 million people Facebook estimated.<p>The …

The Latest: Syrian-Americans express anger over missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):<p>9:40 p.m.<p>Syrian-Americans have expressed anger at the missile strike on their homeland as they celebrated their country's independence day at a rally in Pennsylvania.<p>The Morning Call of Allentown reports a crowd of …

Middle East

The Latest: Zuckerberg ends Day 2 of grilling by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony (all times local):<p>5:37 p.m.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks regulation of his company is "inevitable," but still came to Capitol Hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too …

Donald Trump

Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia for vowing to block them

The United States and Russia escalated a war of words over Syria on Wednesday, with President Trump warning that U.S. airstrikes “will be coming” despite Russia’s pledge to shoot down American missiles aimed at its ally.<p>The exchange raised the possibility of open military conflict between the old …

National Security

Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a …

Paul Ryan

Mark Zuckerberg Testimony: Day 2 Brings Tougher Questioning

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder and chief executive of Facebook, faced a much tougher crowd on the House side of Capitol Hill in his second day of congressional testimony.<p>Over the two days, there were nearly 10 hours of hearings, during which almost 100 lawmakers grilled Mr. …

Privacy

Instagram launches rumored Focus feature, like Portrait Mode for iPhone 6s and later

Instagram has today launched its latest feature, ‘Focus’, the portrait mode feature that we reported on last month. While this is almost identical to what Apple offers with its stock iOS camera app, it will be more of a challenge to social media rival Snapchat. And the good news is that Instagram …

Hungary's liberals brace for a torrid four years after Orbán's landslide

Viktor Orbán embarks on another four years in power newly emboldened, as his crushing victory in a parliamentary vote on Sunday gives him the power to remould Hungary.<p>With most of the votes counted, a two-thirds majority looks likely for Orbán’s Fidesz party, which will allow the government to pass …

Europe

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.<p>U.S. and North Korean officials have held …

North Korea

Trump to Decide Soon Whether to Retaliate for ‘Barbaric Act’ in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday denounced the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Syria over the weekend as a “barbaric act,” and said he will make a decision in the next 24 to 48 hours about whether to retaliate militarily as he did to a similar assault last …

Backpage.com taken offline ‘as part of an enforcement action,’ federal officials say

The website Backpage.com was taken down Friday and seized by federal law enforcement authorities, according to a notice posted online.<p>The classifieds website has been the focus of intense scrutiny over the issue of its sex ads, which have included those involving children being trafficked by adults.<p>…

Crime

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Antarctica

Upcoming Twitter Changes to Disable Key Features in Third-Party Apps [Updated]

Twitter is making changes to its API on June 19, and third-party Twitter clients are worried about the impact and Twitter's lack of communication about the issue.<p>The developers behind popular third-party Twitter apps that include Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings today teamed up to warn …

Samsung Electronics tips record first quarter profit as chip boom winds down

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> tipped a surprise record first-quarter profit on Friday but market reaction was muted due to growing concerns that the semiconductor boom that has driven the South Korean tech giant's earnings is about to end.<p>Samsung shares fell after the …

Facebook to Require Verified Identities for Future Political Ads

SAN FRANCISCO — For months, Facebook’s critics — ranging from Silicon Valley executives to Washington politicians — have been urging the company to do a better job of identifying who is buying political ads and creating pages about hot-button topics on its social media sites.<p>On Friday, just days …

Social Media

Where Is Googoosha, the Missing Uzbek First Daughter?

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan — Every five to 10 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, a fresh group of Uzbek pilgrims troops into the tomb of their late president, the dictator Islam Karimov, to pay homage at his white onyx sarcophagus, and listen to prayers chanted in his honor.<p>At this point, …

Female Medics Rushed to Help a Man Who Collapsed in a Sumo Ring. They Were Promptly Told to Leave

Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a …

Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria

President Trump has instructed military leaders to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria as soon as possible and told them he wants Arab allies to take over and pay for stabilizing and reconstructing areas liberated from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. officials.<p>In a meeting with top national …

Middle East

White House Tries to Tamp Down Trade War Fears as China Retaliates

WASHINGTON — White House officials moved quickly on Wednesday to calm fears of a potential trade war with China, saying the administration’s proposed tariffs were a “threat” that would ultimately help, not hurt, the United States economy, hours after China said it would punish American products …

China

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Senate, House committees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees as well and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 10 and 11 respectively, the committees announced Wednesday.<p>The public testimony will be Zuckerberg's first before the U.S. government and comes …

Mark Zuckerberg

China announces new tariffs on 106 US products

Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist and head of macro research at Goldman Sachs International, and Allianz Global Investors Global …

Not seeing a generalized trade war, US-China moves very much bilateral: Goldman Sachs

Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist and head of macro research at Goldman Sachs International, and Allianz Global Investors Global …

Japan braces for Trump assault on trade, yen policy as summit looms

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese government officials are bracing for Donald Trump to get tough in trade talks, and are particularly anxious that the U.S. president could target Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weak-yen policies.<p>The deal Trump clinched with South Korea last month, which was reached in …

Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch up to the artificial intelligence technology of its rivals.<p>Apple said on Tuesday that Mr. Giannandrea will run Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” and …

Artificial Intelligence