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5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Secular Muslim’?

In Italy, some want the category recognized by the government. Others say it’s totally meaningless.<p>Many are familiar with the concept of “secular Jews,” people who choose to identify as Jewish despite being non-practicing, agnostic, or even atheist, because they see Judaism as a culture or …

Religion

When Is Ramadan 2017? Why Does Muslim Month Of Fasting Start On Different Dates Every Year

Muslims around the world are preparing for the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This year, …

Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said.<p>The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and …

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

May visits Saudi Arabia without headscarf

British Prime Minister Theresa May has forgone wearing a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia.<p>May stepped off a plane in the Saudi capital of Riyadh Tuesday morning without the headscarf the kingdom favors for women.<p>Under the kingdom's dress code, Saudi women are required to wear a headscarf …

Shia law board backs ban on cow slaughter, triple talaq; seeks amicable solution to Ram Temple issue

The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) on Tuesday adopted three resolutions, including an amicable settlement to the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute …

Iran Strikes Back at U.S. With 'Reciprocal' Sanctions on 15 Companies

World<p>Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 U.S. companies, alleging that they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land that Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the United States.<p>The wide-ranging list, from a …

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

Bahrain 'assassination cell backed by Iranian Revolutionary Guards planned killings in Gulf kingdom'

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says 11 out of 14 members of the cell were arrested.<p>An assassination cell operating out of Bahrain, backed by Hezbollah …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

It'll depend a lot on how you spend the next decade or so — i.e. will you start saving or rack up credit-card debt? Wallow in self-pity or learn to be happy with what you have?<p>Over on Quora, hundreds of people have shared the best ways to spend your 30s in order to lay the foundation for success …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

47 Things That Define True Love

Along with the new wrinkle on my forehead and the increasing severity of hangovers, getting older has also brought me something a lot more welcome — …

How to stop Facebook from wasting your precious time

I like Facebook and I’m not deleting my account any time soon. But I do feel like I have an unhealthy relationship with the social network. It kinda feels like that one friend who’s slightly too nagging. You know, the one that’s always demanding attention. Sure, we have a good time and a couple of …

The Complicated Legacy of Our First Black President

As we bask in the glow of the Obama legacy, it's important to remember who was left behind.<p>Tonight President Obama will deliver his farewell address. He will use the opportunity to remind the nation of what he accomplished during eight difficult but historic years in office. And because President …

10 Success lessons from Napoleon Hill – “Rich Man, Poor Man” for entrepreneurs

Share119<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+17<p>Shares 357<p>Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers …

Nigeria’s ex-oil minister will have to give up $153 million in stolen cash

In what could be president Muhammadu Buhari’s first big publicized corruption win, the government will reclaim up to $153.3 million in misappropriated funds from Nigeria’s controversial former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.<p>Alison-Madueke, 56, who fled Nigeria soon after Buhari came to …

Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State

U .S. political leaders of both parties argue that destroying Islamic State is America's top priority in the Middle East. In reality, that's not nearly as important as confronting the challenge posed by Iran. The nuclear deal that went into effect a year ago may have postponed the danger of an …

BlackBerry to stop making phones

Canadian company shifts focus to software having struggled to compete as mobile users opt for touchscreens<p>BlackBerry is shutting down its phone business after 14 years of making handsets.<p>The company’s devices were once the phone of choice for professionals, providing access to emails on the move, …

IPhone 7

Science says parents of successful kids have these 16 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

15 things you should do in the 15 minutes before a big presentation

You have to give a big, important presentation in just 15 minutes. Your heart is racing, your palms are damp — you're starting to panic.<p>It's completely normal. In fact, most speakers, beginners and veterans alike, readily admit to feeling nervous in the moments leading up to a big speech or …

Nigeria cannot overcome its gathering humanitarian crisis alone | Bukola Saraki

With food insecurity affecting 4.4 million people and creating a fertile breeding ground for Boko Haram, Nigeria needs help from the international community<p>The situation facing internally displaced people in the north-east of Nigeria is fast becoming a full-scale humanitarian crisis and Nigerian …

Using Cognitive Science to Resurrect Multifunctional Teams

Cognitive Science has lessons for getting disparate team members to work together.<p>Last week, I attended the Cognitive Science Society conference. Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that studies the mind. It brings together psychologists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, …

Mexico is ready to send 'El Chapo' Guzmán to 'Brooklyn's Abu Ghraib'

Sinaloa cartel chief and vaunted Mexican kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is currently languishing in a prison near Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico, surrounded by nearly 700 guards, police, and soldiers.<p>But on both sides of the border, authorities are preparing for Guzmán to be shipped north to …

Soccer Star Lionel Messi Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

A Spanish court has found Argentine footballer Lionel Messi guilty of tax fraud.<p>The soccer star has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. The sentence is significant because, as with Messi’s teammate, Javier Mascherano, who was also found guilty of tax fraud and sentenced to jail, in Spain, those …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you’re …