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31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Productivity

11 Chefs Share Their Self Care Strategies

Be gentle, they're (mostly) new at this.<p>Chefs aren't generally known for their healthy habits. In fact, they're often pinned up as the poster people …

Food

Mindful Healing Through Storytelling

Renda Dionne, clinical psychologist and mindfulness curriculum developer. Photographs by Blake Farrington.“For American Indians stories are …

Mindfulness

Why You Are Much Better Than You Think You Are

Even if you're Paul McCartney.<p>Imagine you're Paul McCartney. You've written (or co-written) 32 Billboard #1 songs. You've won 18 Grammies. You're worth an estimated $1.2 billion. (Not that money is necessarily a true measure of success, but still.)<p>One of your songs, <i>Yesterday</i>, has been covered over …

Self-improvement

In Texas Primary, Early Signs Of A 2018 Democratic Surge

<b>Updated on March 5 at 7:13 p.m. ET</b><p>The 2018 primary elections kick off this week, and Democrats are already seeing reasons to be excited deep in the red, beating heart of Texas.<p>The Lone Star State holds the nation's first primary on Tuesday, and in the 11 days of early voting Democrats reached …

Government

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts

Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.<p>Paediatric doctors, handwriting experts and orthopaedic therapists are warning that although youngsters can swipe a screen, they no longer have …

The NRA's worst nightmare is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like the early days of the #MeToo movement, which caused a cultural shift regarding sexual misconduct -- but this time, the problem at hand is gun violence, and the movement is called #NeverAgain. And this time, the courageous individuals leading the effort for change are teenagers …

Guns

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

Facebook’s News Feed will now prioritize local news

Keeping up with what’s new in Facebook’s News Feed is becoming a full-time job.<p>First, Facebook told us that there would be less news on Facebook. Then it told us it would boost “trustworthy” news sources. And now it’s saying it will prioritize news from local outlets.<p>In its latest announcement, the …

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Sage Rountree talks you through a relaxing pose to give the muscles that control the relationship of your pelvis and spine a time out.<p>You know yoga …

Yoga

Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay …

Walmart

How to Break Up with a Friend Who Has Snakes for Hands

Breaking up with a friend who has snakes for hands can be just as difficult and painful as a romantic breakup—perhaps more so, because two venomous snakes are involved. Here’s how to end it in a mature and non-lethal way.<p><b>Evaluate Your Friendship</b><p>Maybe your friend’s snakes for hands were what drew …

Zoology

Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

<b>Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January.</b><p>He warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation.<p>"All of us in leadership have to find ways …

Prince Harry

EPA chief sweeps office for bugs, installs high-tech locks

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security.<p>The spending items, totaling nearly $9,000, are among a string of increased counter-surveillance …

Scott Pruitt

WALSH: The Most Effective Way To Destroy Your Husband, Ruin Your Marriage, And Encourage Infidelity

There is more than one way to cheat on your spouse — or, I should say, cheat your spouse. And it seems that many husbands are being cheated by their …

Beauty and the Beast

Dalai Lama to Obama: 'You are young and can do a lot'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former US President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Friday in India, where they discussed "compassion and altruism," according to a representative from the Tibetan spiritual leader's office.<p>The meeting in New Delhi was the sixth between the two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and the …

Hinduism

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers,” which fetched …

Fine Art

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

<b>(CNN) —</b> A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.<p>Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Fox News's Shepard Smith debunks his network's favorite Hillary Clinton 'scandal,' infuriates viewers

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought to work for CNN or MSNBC.<p>Smith’s critique, which called President Trump’s accusations against Clinton “inaccurate,” was …

Donald Trump

Mother Teresa’s Secret Billions and a Vatican Seminary Rampant with Sex Abuse—a New Book Tells All

A choirboy saw 140 acts of sex abuse on his roommate. Mother Teresa’s secret stash of cash. Pope John Paul I wasn’t murdered by clerics. Inside a new …

Is there any scientific evidence that your dog loves you? - Science News - ABC News

Most dog owners say that their canines love them. But is it true love, or do dogs just know the best way to manipulate us for food? Let's look at the …

IBM Just Announced an Insanely Powerful 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Along with even more quantum computing records.<p>At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington DC on Friday, IBM announced the …

Quantum Computing

Louis C.K. says he misused his power and 'brought pain'

NEW YORK (AP) — With his career imploding over allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. confessed Friday to masturbating in front of women and expressed remorse for wielding his influence "irresponsibly."<p>The comedian said in a statement that the harassment claims by five women detailed …

Sexual Harassment

Trump and Putin’s Matching Shirts, Explained

It’s yet another tradition that, in the Trump era, somehow seems sinister.<p>For all the norms and traditions and basic standards of human behavior <b>Donald Trump</b> has broken in his 10 months as president, there is one pastime he couldn’t get away from. At the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation …

Donald Trump

The Pentagon Opened Up to Hackers—And Fixed Thousands of Bugs

The United States government doesn't get along with hackers. That's just <i>how it is</i>. Hacking protected systems, even to reveal their weaknesses, is …

Exclusive: Melania Trump reflects on Asia trip and the past year

<b>Mutianyu, China (CNN) —</b> No visit to China would be complete without seeing the Great Wall, which is exactly how first lady Melania Trump wrapped her first-ever trip to Asia. Stopping before she went to the top, Trump spoke exclusively with CNN about her six-day tour of the region, specifically how …

Donald Trump

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Neurophilosophy

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

grumpy

Matthew McConaughey Spends His Birthday in Kentucky Passing Out 4,500 Turkeys Ahead of Thanksgiving

What a sweet birthday surprise!<p>On Saturday, Matthew McConaughey surprised everybody when he went to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, to help pass out 4,500 …