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Funny Cat Video: How a Cat Reacts After Discovering It’s Flying on a Plane’s Wing

Cats are famously afraid of water, so it’s always funny to see them reach when having to deal with water and washing incidents. But what about …

My Awakening to the Obvious.

<i>In January 1994, after a contemplative practice of more than two decades, I awoke to the transcendent heart. That fact plus a couple bucks entitles</i> …

Pictures of the day: 15 June 2015 - Telegraph

Kim Jong-un

'Fast Money' Recap: Should You Stay Long Stocks or Sell Now?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After a week full of <b>Federal Reserve</b> statements and Greek drama, stocks still eked out a gain. The <b>S&P 500 closed</b> up 0.7% on …

Stock Markets

The Father Who Raised An Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

<b>Benjamín Molina was one of Puerto Rico’s finest ballplayers, but he set his Major League aspirations aside to help his sons make the Show.</b><p><b>By Bengie</b> …

Puerto Rico

13 Life-Changing Mindfulness Books

By now, you’ve probably heard of mindfulness. The health and lifestyle benefits of mindfulness are well established, because they include regulating …

Mindfulness

7 Ways To Truly Master Your Own Mind

Mastering our thoughts can be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding tools towards experiencing truly fulfilling lives. If you’re reading this, you …

Huge Biotech Trade Highlights Insider Selling as Market Hits Record Highs

In what may be a very good harbinger for stock market bulls, despite the indexes tapping through to record high prints, the insiders selling stock …

Stock Markets

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

The single most effective way to get rich

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert about personal finance to get rich.<p>You don't need to use fancy economic jargon or know this year's "hottest stock." You don't have to come from an affluent family, and you don't even have to earn a massive paycheck.<p>For most people, it all …

Investing

Jeb Bush on S.C. Confederate flag: 'I'm confident they will do the right thing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to dealing with the Confederate flag, Jeb Bush isn't leaving much room for interpretation in his stance on the issue.<p>The former governor recalled Saturday how he ordered the removal of the flag from Florida state grounds in 2001, adding that he believes South Carolina will do …

Charleston Church Shooting

Physical Differences Found in Brains of People Who Respond Either Emotionally or Rationally

<b>Researchers at Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Low prices and rising global political will are shifting future of the oil sands

<i>Collapsed prices, a looming recession, calls for a development moratorium, halting federal action on emissions – the oil sands are under pressure on many fronts. In coming days, contributors will offer views on how Canada's energy sector can move forward in a changing world. Today: Our decarbonized</i> …

Climate

Use REITs to Invest Like a Property Mogul

Real-estate investment trusts have taken a hit this year, but they can balance your stock portfolio and generate steady income. Here’s how to bet on commercial property.<p>Are REITs on solid ground?<p>Real-estate investment trusts are companies that typically hold dozens of commercial properties, …

Investing

Jeff Kober: Actor, Addict, Meditation Teacher

Jeff Kober might look familiar if you’ve ever watched <i>Sons of Anarchy</i>, <i>The Walking Dead</i>, <i>NCIS</i>, <i>Bad Blood</i>, <i>Law and Order</i> or really any television in the …

Confederate flag sets off debate in GOP 2016 class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.<p>Some still …

Government

Andy Murray forced to wait at Queen’s after ‘The Dog’ bares his teeth

• Rain halts Scot’s semi-final against Viktor Troicki in first set • South Africa’s Kevin Anderson fires 34 aces past Gilles Simon to reach final<p>Gilles Simon is the best Frenchman still standing on the tour and likely to lead his country into the Davis Cup quarter-finals against Great Britain next …

Tennis

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Novak Djokovic's health blueprint: how to transform your body in 14 days

Novak Djokovic went from frequent on-court meltdowns to the number one tennis player in the world - but how did he do it?<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b>'s body used to be broken. He had a reputation for collapsing on court at crucial moments and being forced to drop out of tournaments because of his poor …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

The success of Jack Bogle and Vanguard can be attributed to one concept: relative predictability

Jack Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group<p>REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton<p>Jack Bogle's Great Insight<p>"What's this?" Bogle will roar. "Only one great insight?" All right, fine. I will reword. Jack Bogle's least-appreciated great insight.<p>Conventional risk statistics measure absolute …

Investing

The CEO of a Chipotle-style pizza chain says he'll destroy chains like Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's the way Netflix destroyed Blockbuster

Rick Wetzel, Blaze Pizza's cofounder, told QSR Magazine that he expects to deliver a "big blow" to major delivery chains like Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut.<p>"Apple dethroned record stores; Netflix killed Blockbuster; and Starbucks is decimating Folgers and Maxwell House," Wetzel tells the …

Fast Casual

Some of tech's biggest investors are funding a police-proof marketplace that lets you sell literally anything

However, the company is at pains to make clear that it isn't trying to create a "Silk Road 3.0." Lead developer Brian Hoffman spoke emphatically against "misuse" of the platform when I talked to him, instead arguing it has the potential to revolutionise online commerce — a next-generation Etsy with …

Bitcoin

Nick Stern: Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change

Oil giant is wrong on climate policy and on the progress that will be made in renewables over next 20-30 years, says influential economist Nick Stern<p>Shell is asking investors to bet against the world taking action on climate change or in renewables displacing fossil fuels, says influential …

Fossil Fuels

The Market is Rapidly Running Out of Props…

While CNBC and the Financial Media trumpet the markets recent breakout to new highs, the market’s internals are rapidly deteriorating. First and …

Stock Markets

8 Steps to Truly Love Yourself -- and Why It's the Most Selfless Thing You Can Do

There seems to be a very beautiful trend taking shape that I am completely devoted to: It is starting to be popular to "be loving." Over the last few years, health, spiritual practices and taking care of mother earth are starting to be considered a hip thing -- rather than a strange "hippie" thing. …

Spirituality

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