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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Airline reveals which windows seats you should always avoid

How many times have you boarded a plane and arrived at your carefully selected window seat, only to find there’s no window?<p>Given the sky-high view is one of the few perks of being squashed up against the wall of the plane, it’s a pretty disappointing scenario to find yourself in.<p>Sometimes seats …

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People magazine reveals photo of Trump with accuser he claims he never met

Donald Trump<p>People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.<p>The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former …

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Arsenic in baby food: Study finds high levels in popular name-brand cereals

Infant rice cereals have been known to contain high arsenic levels, and a new study reveals that little has been done to reduce the amount of arsenic found in these products.<p>The study, conducted by an an alliance of scientists, non-profits and donors called Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF), …

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The Real Reason to Eat Organic Food May Have Nothing to Do With Health

Organic produce is more likely to be fresher and, therefore, taste better.<p><i>Aaron Carroll, MD. is a physician, professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and a contributor to The New York Times. In his new book, The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully, he writes</i> …

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With Virginia, Voters Give Democrats First Big Wins of the Trump Era

FAIRFAX, Va. — Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr. Trump’s deep unpopularity to capture the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey and make significant inroads into suburban communities that once favored the …

Trump to tell North Korea: 'Do not try us'

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> Standing near the front line of the world's tensest standoff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a direct and personal warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, declaring during his first major speech in Asia that continued nuclear provocation could result in the communist …

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11 ways to improve iPhone battery life with iOS 11

Hooray, a new iOS update is here! Oh no, my old iPhone is ripping through battery life at an alarming rate!<p>Updating to a new version of iOS can be a rollercoaster of emotions. If your iPhone doesn't hold a charge like it used to (despite Apple's best efforts to preserve battery life on older …

The last Nazi hunters

Since 1958, a small department of Germany’s government has sought to bring members of the Third Reich to trial. A handful of prosecutors are still tracking down Nazis, but the world’s biggest cold-case investigation will soon be shut down. By Linda Kinstler<p>The Central Office for the Investigation …

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Be Prepared for Extra Security Procedures at These U.S. Airports

A few days ago, the New York Times reported that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they are testing new procedures at 10 …

10 Private Island Resorts Where No One Will Find You

10 Best Luxury Private Island Resorts In The World<p>In "Accommodation"<p>Is North Island, Seychelles the best honeymoon island in the world? George …

10 secret beaches around the world you need to know about

1 of 10<p>Getty<p>Navagio Beach in Greece<p>Often referred to as Smuggler's Cove, this sandy destination is lodged between two huge limestone cliffs. It's …

6 morning habits that can boost your weight loss success

Mornings can set the mood for the rest of your day, so it’s no surprise that your a.m. actions can have a big effect on your weight loss success. Fox News spoke to Lauren Blake, an R.D. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Astrid Swan, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, …

9 Simple Changes That Helped Me Lose 45 Pounds—and Keep It Off

Fitness blogger Katie Dunlop melted off 45 extra pounds in a sustainable, healthy, and fun way. Here’s how you can too.<p>Katie Dunlop’s journey began …

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7 Superfoods You Need for a Longer, Healthier Life

Is it true that you can add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Believe it or not, it is!<p>Our life span is dependent on several …

Women who go through puberty before 12 more likely to suffer early menopause

Women who go through puberty before 12 years old are at increased risk of early menopause, new research suggests.<p>The first large scale, international study of more than 50,000 women showed that those who were 11 or younger when they started their first period were 80 per cent more likely to enter …

How the 4th Industrial Revolution Becomes the Opportunity of a Lifetime

<i>At this year's World Economic Forum taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland, we have reason to be optimistic. As the world's CEOs and heads of state gather, we can be certain of one thing - change and speed are needed to unleash the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Globalization,</i> …

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, …

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5 Ways You Can Organize with Toilet Paper Rolls (Really!)

Stop right there! Before you throw away your next empty toilet paper roll, consider this: with a little effort, you can probably get so much more use …

10 ways the iPhone changed everything

<i>Editors' note: This story was originally published on January 7, 2017.</i><p>Ten years ago, Nokia was the world's largest phone maker. Microsoft was gearing up to launch Windows Vista. And the best new products at CES included a wireless TV and an MP3 player that streamed internet radio.<p>Then, on Jan. 9, …

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault

We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define our lives.<p>While there have been many …

Election Day 2016: A historic moment arrives

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, CNN projects, a historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of Washington's political establishment.<p>The billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star needed an almost perfect run …

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Advice for Republicans Fleeing the United States

Oh, no! It’s the end of the Republic. The death of democracy. It’s Armageddon and Judgment Day and Black Friday all rolled up into one.<p>Hillary Clinton will be the forty-fifth President of these United States.<p>So, for all those Republicans who are now preparing to flee the Land of the Formerly Free, …

Michelle Obama Takes on Donald Trump

"I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics,” Michelle Obama said in a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday afternoon, as she responded to the latest news of Donald Trump’s treatment of women. “It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong.” She spoke with a …

Florida Woman Donates Her Pubic Hair To Donald Trump

“I felt better after I mailed the letter. I felt relieved.”<p>A woman in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has Donald Trump by the short hairs now.<p>Her own.<p>Emily Robinson heard Trump’s now-infamous “grab her by the pussy” comments around the same time her house received a mailer from the Republican …

The 15 airports that all pilots love flying to

What makes the perfect landing? Beautiful scenery, jovial ground crew, and white-knuckle crosswinds that mean the autopilot stays off; according to the pilots we questioned, that's the secret of job satisfaction.<p>1. Naples, Italy<p>“The views during descent and approach are breath-taking! I enjoy the …

The 4 Bad Habits That Could Ruin Your Relationship

Your relationship with your significant other or life partner can simultaneously be the most difficult and rewarding thing in your life. However, a …

One Thing That Will Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

As Oscar Wilde put it, “Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography.” It tells you more about the psychology of the criticizer than the …

11 Key Activities for Creating Trust in Successful Relationships

Trust doesn't develop on its own. It takes serious effort from both partners. Here are some ways to develop trust and build on it together.<p>Trust is one of the most important components of any relationship. Nothing brings people together like trust. When trust is broken, it is severely damaging and …

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