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Deepak Chopra On The Toughest Thing You'll Have To Give Up To Be Happy

<i>Why is it that some of us bounce back from rough times, and others of us get sucked under? The spiritual teacher and author of the new book,</i> The Future of God, <i>shows us how to help ourselves and the people we care about.</i><p>By Deepak Chopra<p>Happiness has never been a simple matter. What makes us happy as …

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Federal Government to Recognize Gay Marriage in 6 More States

WASHINGTON — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. Saturday's announcement brings the total number of …

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Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

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Head To Cape Town Now To Chase Your Eternal Summer

While we think Cape Town is always beautiful, a particularly superb time to visit is actually right now. October means springtime in South Africa, offering up fantastically mild temperatures as they make their way to summertime.<p>As we settle into fall here in the States, we understand if you're …

Apple Watch is a breakthrough device that won’t polarize the wearable computing world

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>In many ways, the Apple Watch and its introduction resembled many Apple products before it. It is a …

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

Haffy<p>Inbox<p>Music Deals<p>Rooms<p>TinType<p>Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you …

CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid was not an official Apple Pay partner, but the …

L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour.<p>Since their inception in the Great Depression, minimum wage laws have prompted a fierce debate …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …

Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination

A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples. There is no such right. Yet.<p>The first thing …

Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain

Sleep deprivation can take a heavy mental toll.<p>I’m sure a lot of subway riders are skilled nappers, but this car seemed to be particularly talented. Going over the Brooklyn Bridge on a recent morning, just as the sun was coming up, a row of men in nearly identical black suits held on to the straps …

Put a Dashboard on It!

MagMaker / August 28, 2014<p>It may be all about birds in Portlandia, but in the land of tech and social media, it’s all about the dashboard—a “control …