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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …

Happiness

Mindfulness Meditation

What is mindfulness meditation?<p>Mindfulness is a practice that involves being fully engaged in whatever is going on around you. “It is simply the act …

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us. We not only lose our words, but …

Victim tells 'Grim Sleeper': 'You are truly a piece of evil'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the day Enietra Washington was shot and left for dead three decades ago, she looked her assailant in the eye and told him she …

Parents Who Feed Kids a Vegan Diet May Risk Jail in Italy Under New Law

ROME — If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail.<p>Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party, has put forward a law that would hold parents legally responsible for feeding their children on "a …

US fertility rate falls to lowest on record

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US fertility rate fell to the lowest point since record keeping started more than a century ago, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>In 1909, the government began keeping track of what's called the fertility rate. The general fertility rate …

Demographics

Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — To supporters, zero-tolerance policing has long represented a logical crime-fighting approach: Crack down on minor infractions …

As Venezuela's farms and factories falter, the country struggles to feed its people

Just a decade ago, Venezuela was producing nearly all of the sugar it needed.<p>But this week, 30,000 tons of imported Guatemalan sugar is being offloaded at the port city of Puerto Cabello for delivery to government-run supermarkets across the country, where desperate shoppers typically line up for …

Venezuela

Lead in Flint's Water Is Finally Below Federal Limits, Study Finds

A sampling of the water in Flint, Mich., now meets the federal requirements governing how much lead is acceptable, according to a new study released …

Water

Polls close in Zambia after tight presidential race

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambians formed long lines at polling stations on Thursday in a tight election race for president and parliament that has been …

Lawyer calls suspect in neighborhood shooting 'George Zimmerman 2.0'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simone Thomas broke down in tears Thursday as soon as she began talking about her youngest son, Kouren Thomas, being fatally gunned down in Raleigh, North Carolina.<p>Surrounded by family members and Kouren's girlfriend who enveloped her in a group embrace, she told a gaggle of reporters …

Justice

3 students, including 2 from Japan, found alive in cave

CUSHMAN, Ark. (AP) — An American student and two Japanese students who went missing inside of a cave overnight were found alive, Arkansas State …

Florida officer who killed retiree accused of prior excessive force | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Florida police officer who mistakenly killed a 73-year-old woman during a role-play exercise this week has been the subject of excessive force complaints in the past, according to a police official and media reports.<p>Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel is pictured in this undated …

RPGs

Tally of Britons joining Isis and similar groups abroad grown to 850

Estimated 100 men and women who left UK to back aims of Islamic State believed dead after battle or group violence<p>The number of Britons who have gone to fight with Islamic State and similar groups in Syria and Iraq has risen to 850, and an estimated 100 of them could have been killed during …

Fighting

When the Law of Attraction Goes Wrong...

<i>Photo by: Canva</i><p>I first learned of "The Law of Attraction" in 2007, around the height of <i>The Secret</i> craze. Rhonda Byrne laid out the principle that "like attracts like," that we have the power to create literally anything from wealth, to relationships, to better health by focusing our attention on it.<p>…

5 Reasons the Law of Attraction isn't making you money

<b>Wouldn't it be lovely to ask the Universe for exactly what you want (more money, for example), and KNOW that it was going to land in your lap?</b><p>When I first read <i>The Secret</i>, that's how I understood it worked: Ask and you shall receive. It's a nice premise and all, <i>but really?</i><p>However, as I've dug into …

Euro 2016 final referee on a rollercoaster ride

PARIS (AP) — The Englishman appointed to referee the European Championship final on Sunday has enjoyed a rollercoaster career that saw him appointed as the youngest elite referee in England and then survive a series of setbacks before rising to the top.<p>Mark Clattenburg's season comes to an end at …

Soccer

Euro 2016 Final: Portugal vs. France Championship Schedule, Odds, Predictions

Portugal meet France in the UEFA Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday as Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to add international honours to his list of football achievements.<p>The Stade de France will be packed to the rafters as Didier Deschamps' team attempt a last push for final glory on home soil.<p>Portugal have …

The Rise of Griezmann and Other Factors That Could Determine Sunday's Final

Football is cruel a lot more often than it is redemptive. Had it been an odd year, Antoine Griezmann would have spent the summer pursing his lips into a tight smile whenever anyone wanted to talk to him about football.<p>Forget the 32 goals he had scored for Atletico Madrid. Forget his totemic …

Thom Voyage: explaining the celebrations of Euro 2016

Celebrations. We've all seen them. They're what tend to happen after the world's leading footballers manage to do a goal.<p>But what do they mean? Thom Gibbs has seen a fair few in his time, and plenty during his towering road trip around France for Euro 2016.<p>Here he dissects some of the most …

Soccer

Philando Castile is 123rd Black Person Killed by Police This Year

Even as many people are still reeling from the Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of a police officer, the nation has another life to mourn: A cop …

Richmond officer placed on leave in sex misconduct investigation

A Richmond police officer has been placed on paid leave amid an internal affairs investigation into contact that the city’s cops may have had with a teenage sex worker, officials said.<p>Jerrod Tong is a school resource officer, a specialized role that involves being stationed in schools and working …

GOP leaders say whites unaware of challenges facing black Americans

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Following one of the most tense weeks between police and black communities in recent history, several prominent Republicans said most white Americans don't understand the challenges that come with being black in America.<p>While the lawmakers did not go as far to endorse the …

Marco Rubio

Sarah Palin: Black Lives Matter is a 'farce'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says the Black Lives Matter movement is a "farce" and said Americans who hyphenate their racial backgrounds -- such as African-Americans and Asian-Americans -- "further divide our nation."<p>"#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ is a farce and hyphenating America …

Black Lives Matter

At least 40 killed as Islamic State suicide bombers attack Shiite shrine in Iraq

BAGHDAD — At least 40 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, medical officials said Friday, as Iraqis took to the streets of the capital to demonstrate against a government they say is failing to protect them.<p>Three suicide bombers dressed in military uniforms …

This Nazi death squad member will get to keep his Canadian citizenship

The Canadian government has worked to deport Oberlander, who has admitted to being a member of the reviled Einsatzkommando 10a unit, for much of the last twenty years. It appears, on Thursday, they will lose that fight.<p>In February, a court set aside a government order to revoke Oberlander's …

Gun-rights activist says he was defamed by Dallas police

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a green camouflage shirt and an AR-15 strapped across his chest, Mark Hughes attended a Dallas demonstration against …