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Raiders sign troubled Aldon Smith to 1-year deal; likely to play Sunday

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio didn't delve too deeply into the team's surprise decision to sign talented but troubled linebacker Aldon Smith on …

A glance at nationwide protests sparked by Ferguson shooting, local efforts to recover

Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Here's a look at the protests, which are turning their …

Two More of Your Favorite Marvel Characters Are Set to Appear in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (SPOILERS)

From the looks of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the forthcoming, frothily anticipated superhero epic that reteams Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), along with new …

How To Turn These Life Setbacks Into Opportunities For Growth

Navigating through life's most stressful situations can oftentimes feel like swimming against a swift current -- no matter how hard we try to stay calm, we drift further along, getting more and more wrapped up in our rambling, reactive thoughts. As this process repeats itself time and again in our …

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Self-help

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Life is short. This advice will help you make the most of it.<p>What does it take to be successful in life? There's no simple answer, but history has shown that there are practices that can maximize your chances of a productive, happy life.<p>Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the …

Self-improvement

Most Productive People: 6 Things They Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …

Time Management

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

Self-improvement

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

14 of the best quotes from a U.S. president known most for his silence

In a recent article, economist and political commentator Thomas Sowell, writing on potential presidential candidates for 2016, invokes “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge,” which upon review appears to be a slender volume full of wisdom and wit.<p>Written with his characteristic substantive brevity, …