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51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

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If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

These Credit Cards Will Hit You With the Most Fees

Plus, how to avoid other penalties that will cost you money.<p>Credit cards are powerful tools. There are products that let you earn a free flight; …

Plutonium Propels Spacecraft To A Close Encounter With Pluto

The planet Pluto, and its sister planet Charon, were viewed up close for the first time by the NASA New Horizons Spacecraft as it zipped by on Tuesday. Launched on January 19, 2006, traveling about 58,000 kilometers per hour, this spacecraft was the fastest spacecraft ever to leave Earth. With the …

Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

Thank your genetics.<p>One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison …

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15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

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Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

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Sinaloa cartel thrived, whether boss was in prison or on the lam

Even as authorities fanned out across Mexico on Monday in search of Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" whose weekend escape was straight out of a Hollywood script, Guzman's cousin was miles away in New Hampshire, facing sentencing in an international cocaine distribution case.<p>The …

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

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Pluto and Other Epic Space Photos

Our Beautiful Multiverse<p>The first fly-by of Pluto is already sending back some intriguing images. Here are our favorite pictures of outer space's …

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

Consoler-in-Chief: Obama Again Comforts Nation After Shootings

It has become a grim repeat performance.<p>Tragedy strikes and a somber President Barack Obama seeks to give voice to a grieving nation and offer solace. The president will once again try to comfort a country in mourning as he delivers the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was murdered last week …

Millennials Now Outnumber Boomers in the U.S.

Mil­len­ni­als now make up a lar­ger part of the pop­u­la­tion than boomers, ac­cord­ing to the latest Census Bur­eau data.<p>People who were born …

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

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Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

We could see a number of twists and turns in the 2015 NBA draft Thursday.<p>With some teams trying to trade up and others willing to move down, there is bound to be plenty of conversation and activity among general managers.<p>At this point, it looks like the New York Knicks will determine the direction …

Confederate flag has new meaning for many Southerners since Charleston slayings

Times are changing in the hearts of Dixie.<p>On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley, a Republican, became the first Southern governor to use his executive power to remove four Confederate banners from a monument on the Capitol grounds. It was the latest step in the search for a safe spot between …

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Welcome to the orgy! How the sex movie got its groove back

After the success of Fifty Shades of Grey – and with audiences having reached peak-porn – old-fashioned erotica is re-entering the movie mainstream. We find out why stars such as Jason Schwartzman, Keanu Reeves and Jack Black are chucking their keys into the bowl<p>“Everything comes in cycles,” says …

Can Obama’s New Plan Save 30 American Hostages?

Six American hostages have died since the White House started reviewing its rescue policies. Will the new plan help the rest?<p>President Obama said all …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

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The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

Watch Kanye West Address Racism, Violence in Stirring Freestyle

Kanye West headlined Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash at Atlanta’s Philips Arena Saturday night, and the rapper used his performance to address racism and …

Obama Uses N-Word, Says Slavery Still 'Casts a Long Shadow'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.<p>In an interview, Obama weighed in on the debate over race and guns that has erupted after the arrest of a white man for the racially-motivated shooting deaths …

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Facebook's Slingshot is a Snapchat competitor that wants you to snap back

After accidentally releasing it to the world last week, Facebook has now officially unveiled Slingshot, a curious new app to come out of the company's Creative Labs division. Widely rumored as a Snapchat competitor, Slingshot certainly has an ephemeral element -- all of the photos and videos you …