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​What a Night of Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

A study offers new insight into why sleep is so important for our brains.<p>Sleep: We all do it, a lot of us enjoy it, but no one knows exactly why we need it or what it does. We know that sleep deprivation can cause physical and psychological damage, yet it has also proved a very fast and effective …

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Nature, According to Science

You might want to make that dream of living in the woods a reality ASAP.<p>According to a new study published in <i>Environmental Health Perspectives</i>, American women who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation have significantly lower mortality rates than women who live in areas with less …

This Underused LinkedIn Tool Can Boost Your Networking Game

“Tap into your alumni network” is good but vague advice, but a great way to put it into action is hidden in plain sight.<p>How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know?” Hundreds, right? Whether or not that’s your go-to philosophy, tapping your network can help …

Meet the 50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy

You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance

<b>All our talk and worry about “work-life balance” is such a bunch of baloney.</b><p>I don’t mean to be depressing, but you will never find “balance” between …

Work-life Balance

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

State Department short of target on Clinton email release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department opened the new year by falling short of a court-ordered goal from last year to have out by now 82 percent of …

U.S. State Department

Supreme Court set to make pivotal rulings on abortion, affirmative action and immigration

As the nation heads into a presidential election year, the Supreme Court is set to decide half a dozen politically charged cases in 2016 on such topics as abortion, affirmative action, contraceptives and immigration.<p>In several cases, conservatives are hoping the high court will shift current law to …

Affirmative Action

How New Nonprofits Are Thinking Like Startups To Tap Internet-Powered Giving

By Stephen Robert Morse6 minute Read<p>Scaling a charity is statistically harder than it is to grow a business. According to the National Center for …

Social Media

Dumb Bernie Sanders delusions: Progressives who champion Sanders need to consider this — and no, it’s not the Supreme Court

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Charlie Riedel/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>The one issue that no one — including Democrats — wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront<p>David Masciotra<p>October 10, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout …

Foreign Policy

Paul on Cruz: He's pretty much done for in the Senate

Rand Paul on Tuesday had a blunt message for his presidential rival and fellow Republican senator Ted Cruz: You're a hack.<p>In no uncertain terms, Paul called out Cruz for trying — and failing — to disrupt GOP leadership's efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood, as well …

Even Planned Parenthood Haters Hated The House Oversight Hearing

"This hearing is why everyone hates Washington, D.C."<p>WASHINGTON -- House Republicans took turns bashing the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, but the theatrics did not appease abortion critics.<p>Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared before the House Oversight and Government …

Planned Parenthood

A Bad Moon Rises as Boehner Falls: The End of the GOP?

<b>A bad moon rising?</b><p>John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House and over the weekend a blood moon rode the night sky. In ancient times this was considered an unlucky omen, even a prediction of the end of days. Now it is known as a total lunar eclipse.<p>In the U.S. Capitol's hallowed halls there is a …

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 28, 2015 8:52pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling …

Civil Rights

John Boehner's resignation leaves Republican party's fate in limbo

Conservatives welcome House speaker’s departure as chance to usher in ‘new generation of leaders’ – but party’s direction will remain hazy until after election<p>When news broke of House speaker John Boehner’s resignation at a gathering of social conservatives on Friday, the room filled with hundreds …

John Boehner

Business owners' dangerous work-life balance puts wellbeing at risk

A survey has found that a quarter of small business owners have fallen ill due to stress and overwork<p>When Hannah Cook set up Mendip Accounting Solutions in 2005, the idea was to create a career for herself that would fit around her family plans. Since then she’s had three children – and taken no …

What Being ABT's First Black Principal Ballerina Means to Me

There was a moment last year while preparing to do my first <i>Swan Lake</i>, as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre in Australia, that I realized, this is it. This is why I've worked so hard for the last 19 years -- to be the ballerina in this ballet.<p>Of course, a black woman earning the title of …