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10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Some people seem to be born with self-esteem--and some of us have to work at it.<p>Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If …

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

Sorry, Not Sorry: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Regret Life Decisions (and How to Achieve it)

The one constant thing in our life is change. We cannot avoid it and the more we resist change the tougher our life becomes.<p>Trust me, I know this …

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This Teenage Entrepreneur Raised $2.8 Million for His Drone Startup In-Between High School Classes

George Matus graduated from high school in May, but his schedule is crazier than ever. While most of his former classmates are catching up on sleep …

Meet the black woman raised to believe she was white

Growing up, Lacey Schwartz always felt different. It wasn't until her late teens that she discovered the truth about her parentage - and her race<p>“Throughout my life, people have asked me why I look the way I do,” says Lacey Schwartz. “I would tell them that my parents were white, which was true. I …

China Sentences 71-Year-Old Journalist to 7 Years

Third sentencing of elderly critic illustrates eroding tolerance for dissent<p>BEIJING—A 71-year-old Chinese journalist on Friday became the third elderly critic of the Communist Party to be sentenced in court in less than a year, another sign of how Beijing’s tolerance for dissent has eroded under …

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Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

Small Business

Google Docs is now better than ever on iOS and Android

Google announced on Thursday that the Google Docs app on iOS and the Docs, Sheets and Slides apps on Android had received updates to give users more …

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18 Wholesome Ways to #Win at Cooking for One

Cooking for one needn’t be a hassle. With these 18 delicious recipes, featuring everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert, you’ll be eating well (and well balanced) for days and days. And if time is of the essence, be sure to check out all the different ways you can put a mug and your …

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Jeb's time warp

Is he ready for a rapid-response, Twitter-driven modern campaign?<p>Jeb Bush is trying to show he’s ready to run a modern-day presidential campaign: When he declared last week that he’s “actively” exploring a presidential run, the former Florida governor went straight to Facebook and Twitter instead …

He was tortured for three years. Now he’s fighting against it — and denouncing the CIA

By Danielle Paquette<p>Danielle Paquette<p>Reporter focusing on national labor issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nearly four decades later, Perico Rodriguez recalls his torture. He fought to breathe. Prison guards had blindfolded him and chained him to a bunk-bed. They tied his hands behind his back and shoved his …

Obama touts end of combat mission in Afghanistan

President Obama paid tribute to the military saying the sacrifices of the American troops have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to come out of the ashes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>Obama marked the end of Afghan combat at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii Christmas Day. Obama still …

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What Appeared on a Major Newspaper’s Website Results in FBI Investigation

Federal authorities are on alert after the website of a local newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was hacked Wednesday.<p>The newspaper’s top online story about the 1971 slaying of a state police officer was removed and replaced with pro-Islamic State propaganda in an article titled “CHRISTMAS WILL …

Dinosaur Researchers Say They're in a 'Golden Age' of Discovery

Science News<p>This was a great year for dinosaurs. Dreadnoughtus, "Jar Jar Binks," and a swimming Spinosaurus all made headlines — and 2015 could hold even more surprises.<p>It wasn't always like this. From 1984 to 1994, there were about 15 new dinosaur species named per year. This year, nearly one …

The Hottest Landscape Photography Articles on dPS in 2014

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS and we had some really great articles on that topic over the last year. Now is your time …

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Videos of Earth Taken by ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst From the International Space Station

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a compilation of breathtaking time-lapse videos of Earth taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst …

Persian Gulf Airlines Groom New, Global Flight Crews

Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Attract International Employees, Criticism for Some Labor Practices<p>By<p>Scott McCartney<p>Scott McCartney<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MiddleSeat<p>Scott.McCartney@wsj.com<p><i>Abu Dhabi</i><p>To drill the importance of innovation into its class of 30 flight attendants from five continents, …

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The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The recipe for business success requires a dose of ambition and dedication, and a healthy portion of perseverance, but make no mistake about it, money is the ingredient that will ultimately make it sustainable.<p>Funding a startup business, …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …

We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the …

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