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Pasang Lhamu Sherpa defied societal norms to climb Mount Everest: Nepal ‘needed a hero’

On Oct. 5, 1990, French mountaineer Christine Janin became the first French woman to summit the peak of Mount Everest. She climbed the Earth’s …

Mountaineering

4 Life-Changing Foundation Tricks You Should Try For Younger-Looking Skin

Flawless foundation application is the key to smooth, wrinkle-free, younger-looking skin. While practicing healthy, anti-aging skincare habits should …

Skin Care

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

Self-help

Mulvaney defends pay freeze even for feds he knows are underpaid

Just two days after the Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog documented raises as high as 72 percent for handpicked aides, President Trump’s budget boss defended a general pay freeze for federal employees, even those he knows are underpaid.<p>Office of Management and Budget director …

Employment

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Here are 13 transformational bills in Congress that could completely change America as we know it

We are so focused on political parties, and also on the personalities of candidates, that we almost always ignore some of the really important, and …

Interest Rates

The indicator with an almost perfect record of predicting US recessions is edging towards a tipping point

Nearly a decade after the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, markets are now starting to think about when the next US recession might hit.<p>The US yield curve — the difference between short and longer-dated bond yields — is continuing to flatten, and may go negative in the …

Markets

Collusion, Anyone?

As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion …

Donald Trump

Party before people: Republicans keep blocking bills that could help suffering Americans

GOP senators have shot down bills on opioids and harassment — and the only possible reason is 2018 politics<p>There are plenty of signs of the U.S. Senate’s immense dysfunction. But perhaps none was as alarming as seeing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, standing as the only male Republican to side with every …

Republicans

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.<p>The real estate company issued a statement saying it has "nothing to hide and is …

Donald Trump

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

Listen to Prince's Original Version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' ... Then Cry

On Thursday, the estate of musical icon Prince released the original recording of his song <i>“</i>Nothing Compares 2 U” recorded in 1984.<p>Before Sinead …

NAACP Image Awards

The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):<p>12:10 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions together.<p>Trump says the memos "'show clearly that there was NO …

Donald Trump

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

The quality of your decisions today will determine the quality of your life tomorrow.<p>Our decisions influence how well we make use of our talents, …

Critical Thinking

UK and US intelligence services warn Russia is behind a global router hacking campaign to steal official secrets

Intelligence agencies have revealed techniques used by Russia to lay foundations for “future offensive operations”<p>Russian hackers been blamed for a …

Cybersecurity

Trump’s Lifelong Addiction

It’s not alcohol, or even women. It’s his lawyers, and they’re now his biggest vulnerability.<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump has a thing about women. In addition to his three wives, there are scores, perhaps hundreds, possibly <i>thousands</i> of women he’s hit on, dated, married, …

Donald Trump

Here’s who won higher ratings after Trump tweeted for Hannity’s ‘big show’ against Maddow

The ratings are in after President Trump tweeted his more than 50 million followers to watch a “big show” on Sean Hannity’s program Wednesday evening.<p>Hannity had an impressive 3 million viewers for his “big show,” but Rachel Maddow beat him with 3.3 million average viewers for her progressive show …

Donald Trump

Here's Why the Media Kept Trump’s 'Love Child' Story Secret for So Long

Click here for reuse options! Multiple news outlets knew about the story for months, but they didn't publish.One of President Donald Trump's former …

Donald Trump

Trump Weighs Return to Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not So Fast, Say Members.

BEIJING — As trade tensions with China escalate, President Trump has found new appeal in a regional trade pact he once called a “rape of our country.”<p>The pact’s members — including some of America’s most stalwart allies — might not make it so easy to come back.<p>Officials in Japan, Australia and New …

Globalization

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Trey Gowdy demands EPA hand over more records on Pruitt's travel

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R) sent a letter Wednesday asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose additional records …

First Class Travel

What Is Scott Pruitt Smonking???

<i>The New York Times</i> dropped a scoop Wednesday afternoon reporting that EPA chief Scott Pruitt wanted to redesign the department’s “challenge coins” …

Scott Pruitt

Sinclair chairman broke restraining order and allegedly threatened neighbor

The executive chairman of the Sinclair television group has run into trouble at courts in two states for his alleged conduct during disputes with neighbours.<p>David D Smith was temporarily barred from contacting a tenant on land that he owns in Maryland after he was accused of making threats, which …

Domestic Violence

This 1 Practice Immediately Reduces Stress (and Improves Self-Awareness)

Give this a try next time you need to clear your head.<p>Some stress is good.<p>An appropriate amount of stress helps you achieve peak performance. It gives you the extra boost you need to overcome laziness and focus on the task at hand.<p>Take a job interview, for example. If you don't have any stress or …

Mindfulness

5 tips on how to build resilience, recover from setbacks, and not be scared by 'failure' again

A person’s resilience can be measured by how fast they bounce back after disappointments. But more than that, it’s about your ability to adapt to …

Emotional Intelligence

House Speaker Paul Ryan was the biggest fraud in American politics

Good riddance.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is announcing his retirement today, was not the most pernicious figure in American life during his era of prominence, but he was the biggest phony.<p>His Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, was always willing to wear the black hat, from his early rise to …

Republicans

Justice Dept. turns over document that launched Russia probe

A day after Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, threatened the impeachment of FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department on Wednesday turned over the document that launched the bureau’s Russia investigation in 2016, …

Donald Trump

How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean

Belize City<p>Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.<p>The Astrum helicopter company launches from a base less than five miles from where Belize City meets the Caribbean. In the backseat, to my left, …

Belize

Someone Is Jealous of You

The Golden Girl—that’s what my sister and I called the most popular girl in our town. We’d become very jealous of her on account of her many …

Spirituality

Jack Kornfield: Buddhism 101

What is Buddhism? How could it help your daily life? Is it a religion? And what does the statue we always see really represent? Jack Kornfield, one …

Meditation