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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

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How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” …

5 5-minute routines that will make you wildly wealthy and successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and billionaires, we can see that their small, personal, daily routines are just as crucial as the big …

Self-improvement

OPEC just reached a surprising deal — here's what comes next

In light of recent events, that's turned out to be quite the prescient observation.<p>On Wednesday, the oil cartel reached an agreement at informal talks in Algeria to limit its production at its November policy meeting to a range of 32.5 million to 33 million barrels a day, down from today's …

How Mitch McConnell won the SCOTUS fight (for now)

<b>(CNN) —</b> September was not a good month for Merrick Garland.<p>The Obama administration's efforts to reignite interest in the Supreme Court nominee fizzled. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said for the first time that if elected she would look widely for candidates rather than commit …

The Essential Guide to Getting a Stronger Back

No more excuses.<p>While most gym-going men spend plenty of time honing their arms and chests, the back often goes neglected - probably because it's harder to admire in the changing room mirror afterwards.<p>But, as <i>Esquire</i> fitness expert Harry Jameson points out, what's behind you is equally as important …

My boyfriend makes $160,000 and I make $80,000 — here's how it affects our relationship

Several months ago, we polled more than 500 women and found that when it came to dating, heterosexual women were oftentimes coupling off with partners who make significantly more money than them.<p>So we decided to start a series where we asked women with salaries much lower than their partners to …

This Wave-Power Company's Stock Jumped 75%

One of the biggest standouts from a record-breaking week for the markets was Ocean Power Technologies (optt), whose Nasdaq-listed stock popped 75% on …

Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money: Prepaid Debit Cards

Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.<p>Being pulled over by the police can be a …

Police are asking an unlikely group for help with security during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Law-enforcement officers in Cleveland are casting a wide net for security threats ahead of next week's Republican National Convention—including within the city's homeless populations.<p>On Tuesday night, police visited at least two encampments in the city, asking homeless people to be on the lookout …

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

Obama rejects attempted military coup in Turkey

The president pledged to 'support the democratically elected government of Turkey' as Washington gaped at the dramatic events in a key NATO ally.<p>President Barack Obama called on all parties to "support the democratically elected government of Turkey" on Friday after an attempted military coup in …

First Case Reported Of A Woman Infecting A Man With Zika Through Sex

Doctors have known for some time that a man can spread the Zika virus to a woman through sex. Now officials have documented the first case in which a woman apparently infected a man through unprotected sexual intercourse.<p>The case occurred in New York City when a woman in her 20s returned from a …

Public Health

Trump And Pence Face Divide On Women's Health And LGBT Issues

Donald Trump could stand to benefit from his reported vice presidential pick Mike Pence in a number of ways, in particular from his strong Christian identity, which might help Trump gain needed support in evangelical communities.<p>But Pence initially endorsed Ted Cruz, albeit without enthusiasm, and …

Congress just passed a bill that could change the way you buy food

The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to write rules establishing a national standard for how GE products are labeled.<p>Companies will be allowed to use text, symbols or a QR code to let consumers know about GE ingredients in their products.<p>A federal labeling law would nullify Vermont's …

'Open carry' gun law gives Cleveland a headache for Republican convention

Toy guns and sharp-tipped umbrellas are banned from the vicinity of the event where Donald Trump will be nominated. Rifles, shotguns and pistols are not<p>Cleveland officials have expressed concern about the Ohio “open carry” state laws that will allow people to take guns to events organized close to …

4 Surprising Ways to Build Wealth

Buy a modest house in a modest neighborhood.<p>You likely already know the standard advice about building wealth: Live below your means. Max out your …

Retirement

One year later, White House claims success in Iran nuclear deal

A year after the United States and five other world powers signed a historic nuclear deal with Iran, the most steadfast supporters and the most fervent detractors can both say they were right.<p>Neither faction can claim full victory. But nor has the deal flopped.<p>Iran, for the most part, has complied …

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The Reign of the Social Justices

Should Supreme Court Justices be political? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg certainly was quite political in her criticism of Donald Trump. Most thought she was wrong to make the comments she did – even the New York Times and the Washington Post. In truth, she and her Social Justice friends have been …

U.S. military likely to seek additional troops in Iraq: U.S. army general

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military expects to seek additional troops in Iraq, even beyond the hundreds announced this week, as the campaign against the Islamic State advances, the head of the U.S. military’s Central Command told Reuters.<p>U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central …

Middle East

The future of car ownership that no one is talking about

It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to change — and when it does, it is predicted to be one of the most monumental displacements of wealth the world economy has ever seen.<p>But there …

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Meet the Woman Who Could Take Down Donald Trump

CLEVELAND — Kendal Unruh is trying to do what 16 Republican presidential candidates and at least three super PACs spending more than $20 million could not do: take down Donald Trump.<p>She’s not wealthy but she is principled and has proven some political savviness. She's a delegate on the powerful …

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

Billionaires bought Brexit – they are controlling our venal political system | George Monbiot

We may be told donors do not influence policy, but anywhere else our setup would be seen as corruption<p>Is this a democracy or is it a plutocracy? Between people and power is a filter through which decisions are made, a filter made of money. In the European referendum, remain won 46% of the money …

How can Supreme Court justices be penalized? There's really only one option

Donald Trump’s renewed call for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign over her critical comments on his presidential bid is really just a suggestion. Why?<p>Like 'em or not, Supreme Court justices are appointed for life.<p>Impeachment by Congress is the only legal avenue that exists for …

Homeowners can reap benefits as mortgage rates near record lows

When mortgage interest rates slide close to all-time lows — as they have since the Brexit vote — do you sit on the fence? Or do you ask yourself: Are there financial opportunities today that didn’t exist for me when rates were higher by half a percentage point or more?<p>Last week, according to …

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