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Read this heart-wrenching diary of a WW1 soldier in real time

LONDON — On Jan. 1, 1917, a young man from Lancashire started a diary. It might not sound like much to write home about, but the 21-year-old — …

18 women sue ex-USA Gymnastics doctor in sex-assault case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eighteen women and girls have filed a federal lawsuit against disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, alleging that he sexually assaulted them repeatedly for years during physical examinations.<p>The plaintiffs alleged a pattern of sexual abuse, …

Thousands urged to flee as Calif. river threatens to flood

Thousands of people in Northern California were urged to flee their homes as a river threatened to burst its banks Wednesday.<p>The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department advised about 2,000 people in Wilton — a rural community near Sacramento — to consider evacuating Tuesday evening, as a Cosumnes …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Smart people value friendships and relationships just like anyone else, but they tend to be more selective with how they spend their time.

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of working

Sam Altman doesn't buy it.<p>On a recent episode of the "Freakonomics" podcast, entitled "Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?" Altman argued basic income could support huge amounts of productivity loss and still carry the economy on its shoulders.<p>"Maybe 90% of people will go smoke pot …

10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There’s a rumor that Paul Graham, the founder of the world’s most successful incubator, once invested in …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Woman Who Predicted The Fall Of The Twin Towers Has Bad News For 2016!

<b>Baba Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911. She died on August 11, 1996 . She lived in the city of Petrich, Bulgaria .</b><p>Vanga lost her …

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Happiness

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

11 Life Lessons Travel Teaches You

There's nothing like the end of the year to put people in a reflective mood which is why we asked the members of travel website Trippy.com to reflect on their favorite subject and tell us what travel has taught them. The answers are thought-provoking, insightful, and above all, inspiring. If this …

Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War

Photographer Lalage Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on an 8-month-long project titled <i>We Are The Not Dead</i> featuring portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan. Similar to Claire Felicie's series of monochromatic triptychs, …

Questions To Ask If You Really Want To Be Happy

What really makes you happy? When you are put on the spot and questioned about your happiness, what answers will you give? Happiness is not a …

25 Cities From the First Half of My 20s and What's Next Before 30

As I child I believe I took traveling for granted. Thus, in the first half of my 20s I made sure to venture on to see the parts of the world that were left undiscovered from my childhood.<p>In those first five years I went to 25 cities that each hold a very special place in my heart. They've all …

15 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business

Starting a business is exciting—and scary.<p>I’ve started more businesses than I’d care to admit. In my experience, it’s a bit like driving through a …

Small Business

The First Step To Getting More In Touch With Your Spirituality

All you need is a night sky, states one religious scholar.<p>With more and more people identifying themselves as "spiritual, not religious," the path to connecting with a higher power has become a deeply personal one. Different people tap into their spirituality in different ways, but there is often …

‘The Obamas are treating Air Force One like an Uber ride’: First family’s travel tab tops $70 million

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Court upholds FAA ruling that bans ridesharing for planes

Uber for flying companies argued their pilots didn't need commercial licenses<p>Uber-for-flying startups will stay grounded after a federal appeals court declined to review a ruling by the Federal Aviation Administration that prohibited cost-sharing by private pilots.<p>Flytenow.com, one of the companies …

Why Are Americans So Afraid of Vacation?

We take far less vacation than any other country in the industrialized world. Arguably, it might be killing us. So why are we so afraid of getting away?<p>My husband has a saying when we travel: “If it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t worth it.” Over the years, we’ve had food poisoning in at least a dozen …

Entrepreneurship: How to Determine If It's Time to Make Your Move

Making the move from the corporate life to the startup world is no easy feat. Are you ready?<p>You've climbed the corporate ladder and made a comfortable life as an executive, but you still want more. You have ideas to share with the world and think you might be ready to strike out on your own as an …

Entrepreneurship

New startup offers members half price hotel rooms--if you don't mind sleeping with strangers

A new startup is taking the sharing economy to new extremes.<p>Winston Club, a members-only travel website set to launch in early 2016, will offer travelers the opportunity to book a room in Seattle, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco or Los Angeles for half the market price.<p>There’s just one catch: …

Here Are Several Common Airbnb Problems No One Checks for Before Booking

Did you know central air conditioning isn't standard in New York? Bet you would want to know that before taking off in the heat of summer.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>It's really easy to glance at the rating, scroll through the pictures, check the price and check out. If I was booking …

LinkedIn's billionaire founder Reid Hoffman explains the difference between China and Silicon Valley

Hoffman used examples from his own resume to describe changes in personal identity.<p>He said that his resume up until now includes his roles founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock Partners, investor in Facebook and Airbnb, and co-founder of Paypal, as well as graduating from Stanford University.<p>But …

The story of santa and his flying reindeer may have started with a shroom trip

Amanita muscaria Yug/Wikimedia Commons<p>If you celebrated Christmas as a child, the story of a bearded old man flying around the world delivering gifts may have struck you as strange. But one interpretation of the myth's origins is even stranger.<p>As Live Science reported back in 2012, magic mushrooms …

Photographer Overlays Photos, Creates a Window to the Past

Hungarian artist and photographer Kernyi Zoltn compares images from the past to the present in his series titled <i>Ablak a Mltra</i>, translated as <i>Window to the Past</i>. The photographer takes images from Fortepan, a site with an online collection of amateur photos from 1900 through the 1990's, and overlays …

Brain Surgery Serenade: Man Plays Saxophone During Tumor Removal

The team of doctors who recently operated on Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera's brain wanted to be sure they didn't affect his ability to play the saxophone – so they had him play songs during a 12-hour surgery.<p>A partially sedated Aguilera obliged, playing "Misty" and other songs, in addition to …

The Brain