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7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …

Albert Einstein

The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

James Altucher Contributor<p>James Altucher is the founder of Choose Yourself Media.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How to quit your job the right way<br>• How To Win The Day<p>I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six …

Productivity

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

University of Pennsylvania

The deep racial division in American churches

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in the United States was 11:00 on Sunday morning.<p>That remains just as true a half century later. Though some integration has come to the schools, the military and the workplace, white and black Americans still mostly worship apart.<p>The …

Hundreds of Nigerians illegally trafficked to UK, says anti-slavery chief

Flow of potential modern slavery victims for sexual exploitation or domestic servitude targeted as influx from African country rises by third<p>Hundreds of people from Nigeria are being illegally trafficked to the UK, where they face sexual exploitation or being forced into domestic servitude.<p>The …

Canada confronts its dark history of abuse in residential schools

Sue Caribou contracts pneumonia once a year, like clockwork. The recurring illness stems from her childhood years at one of Canada’s horrific residential schools. “I was thrown into a cold shower every night, sometimes after being raped”, the frail 50-year-old indigenous mother of six said, …

Canada

Female genital mutilation practised in Iran, study reveals

The first authoritative study into female genital mutilation in Iran has found the practice is being carried out in at least four major provinces while officials are silent on the matter.<p>According to research by social anthropologist Kameel Ahmady released on Thursday, FGM is more prevalent in the …

US museum must call Hiroshima and Nagasaki 'war crimes', say Japanese

Plans in United States for national parks to commemorate the Manhattan Project atomic bomb programme draw condemnation in Japan<p>A Japanese group is demanding that literature and displays in national parks in the United States being set up to commemorate the atomic bomb programme describe the attacks …

As Caitlyn Jenner Is Learning, Trans Equality Is a Many-Layered Undertaking, Riddled with Paradox

Can a trans woman in the process of becoming authentic advance trans equality while simultaneously setting back women's equality in the broader sense?<p>Eric Sasson, writing in <i>The New Republic</i>, put it well, with the headline mimicking Neil Armstrong from Tranquility Base, Luna -- "One step forward for …

What marijuana really does to your brain

<b>(Shutterstock/Pe3k)</b><p>Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>LAURA DONOVAN<p>June 4, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but …

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England

Indonesia army urged to stop virginity tests for recruits

<b>Human rights activists have urged Indonesia to stop requiring female military recruits to undergo so-called virginity testing.</b><p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the hymen examinations were "harmful and humiliating'. Another group said they may amount to torture.<p>The Indonesian military has defended the …

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