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Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million

Google announced today that it intends to purchase Apigee, an API management platform that went public last year, for $625 million or $17.40 a share.<p>The company, which helps customers build digital products with open APIs, has an impressive customer list including Walgreens, AT&T, Bechtel, …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

Trump refuses to endorse Paul Ryan in GOP primary: ‘I’m just not quite there yet’

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump escalated his war with his own party’s leadership Tuesday by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan or Sen. John McCain, two of the GOP’s highest-ranking elected officials, in their primary campaigns.<p>Trump’s comments — …

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Nearly 15 hours later, Democratic senator ends filibuster over guns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Democrats have ended a 14-plus hour filibuster calling for gun control reform, after Sen. Chris Murphy said he won promises for votes on two measures.<p>"It is our understanding ... that we have been given a commitment on a path forward to get votes on the floor of the Senate …

Do you even lift? Why lifting weights is more important for your health than you think

Regular participation in muscle strengthening activity such as weight or resistance training has many health benefits. However, this mode of exercise …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Warren Buffett's Surprising Secret for Success and Happiness

If you think success hinges on a joyless grind at a job that gives you little satisfaction, the Oracle of Omaha has some advice for you.<p>Contrary to what many people think, the key to success is not toiling away at a 9-to-5 job from which you take no pleasure. Take it from Warren Buffett himself: …

Richard Branson: Hire From Within and Let Your Employees Work From Home

Richard Branson leads a charmed life. Today, the founder of the Virgin Group travels the globe, running his multibillion-dollar empire from his …

3 Face Criminal Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Three people — two officials with the state Department of Environmental Quality and a water official from Flint — are facing criminal charges as a result of an investigation into the lead-contaminated water case in Flint.<p>The three men face felony charges including misconduct, neglect of duty and …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Understand Your Retirement Saving Options

Pick the right retirement account for you.<p>This is Day 17 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Investing

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the …

College is Good for Getting a Job but Not Necessarily for Getting Rich

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I went to McNeese State University. I promise you I’m not where I am today financially because of the formal education I received. Going to college is a path to the middle class -- not to becoming a millionaire or even a</b> …

Success

Opinion: It wasn’t China that ruined the middle class; it was Republican policies

BERKELEY, Calif. (Project Syndicate) — One does not need to be particularly good at hearing to decipher the dog whistles being used during this …

President Obama Chides Media For 2016 Election Coverage

President Obama delivered a stern rebuke to the media, for their role in the 2016 campaign and, as he sees it, not holding candidates accountable for "unworkable plans."<p>"A job well done is about more than just handing someone a microphone," Obama said at a journalism award dinner in Washington …

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

But that doesn't mean anyone can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent than they actually may be.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.<p>We rounded up 15 of them so you can impress your boss and buddies with your …

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Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Psychologists say a common cognitive trap could be sabotaging your success

What time are you available for a phone call tomorrow? Can you sign off on this project proposal? How much pizza should we order for tomorrow's staff meeting?<p>Ugh. 2 p.m. Yes. 10 pies. Done.<p>You might feel incredibly productive after making these decisions, simply because you checked three items off …

Cognition

California's assisted suicide law offers new option for terminal patients

<b>Burbank —</b> Matt Fairchild, 46, is in near constant pain. Advanced melanoma has spread to his brain and bones. He takes 26 medications a day and rarely leaves his house except to go to doctors' appointments.<p>Fairchild, a retired army sergeant, refuses to say he is fighting a battle against cancer, …

Health Care

B12 and the Brain

Vitamin B12 is essential to brain health. As a psychiatrist, it is one of the few tests I run routinely, and one of the few procedures I do is to …

British man forced off easyJet plane after passenger saw message about 'prayer' on his phone

Police arrived, took Laolu Opebiyi off and asked if he was converting to Islam<p>A British man was removed from from an easyJet plane by armed officers after a passenger saw a message on his phone about 'prayer' and reported him as a security threat.<p>Laolu Opebiyi, 40, a Christian, born in Nigeria and …

Flying

How Big Pharma Makes Billions on Cancer Drugs That Are Thrown Away

Clever packaging means drugs are sold but never used.<p>Despite healthcare reform efforts in recent years aimed at reining in costs, hospitals, doctors …

Why does Bernie Sanders want to increase income inequality?

Free tuition at public colleges and universities — it's a rallying cry in Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, and it sounds like an effective strategy for ensuring that the widest range of students can graduate from college without burdensome debt. But zero tuition actually runs counter to …

Chris Christie Struggles To Explain Trump Endorsement In Train Wreck TV Interview

As a presidential candidate, Christie disagreed with nearly every one of Trump's proposals.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had trouble on Sunday explaining his decision to endorse Donald Trump's candidacy for president in light of his past differences with the Republican front-runner.<p>On ABC’s …

Social Security

Scientists Discover New Clues About How Running May Guard Against Cancer

Mice that ran on a wheel developed fewer tumors by a large margin.<p>If you had only 20 or 25 minutes to make yourself feel a bit less like a sack of wet flour, running is the only way to go. I say this anecdotally, but there's a Library of Babel's worth of "running is good, really good" data to back …