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Obama to become first sitting president to visit a prison

President<p>Obamawill become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, part of a push he plans next week for reforming the criminal justice system.<p>On Thursday, the president will visit with inmates and officials at the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno near Oklahoma City, the<p>White …

7 ways to add an extra hour to your day

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill took an afternoon nap every day. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel works out seven days a week. Facebook COO Sheryl …

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …


A Lush Sydney Eco House Built Around a Living Courtyard

Daphna Tal and Cameron Rosen are a Sydney couple on a mission to change the way we think about interiors. When Homedit had a chance to visit their …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

5 Great Books To Read In April

A roundup of recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.