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Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source

<b>US President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010.</b><p>The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.<p>She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking …

Surveillance

Vladimir Putin dismisses Donald Trump dossier claims as 'rubbish'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a damning dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump was "false" and dismissed allegations that his country's security services had been monitoring Trump as "rubbish."<p>Putin made clear Tuesday he was familiar with some of the unsubstantiated …

Donald Trump

5 Surprising Marriage Benefits of Sexting

Could turning up the heat in your marriage be as simple as turning on your phone and typing out a naughty text? Um, yeah.<p>According to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention, the more you sext the more sexually satisfied you’re likely to be in your …

How Women Undermine Themselves With Words

Tara Mohr’s first piece for goop—Why Women Criticize Each Other—resonated deeply, explaining not only why we sometimes rush to judge each other, but …

Feminism

LGBT history will be made at the Rio Olympics, starting with the first same-sex married couple to compete in the games

This summer will mark the fourth time British hockey players Kate Richardson-Walsh and Helen Richardson-Walsh will be competing in the Olympics. The long-time teammates made history in London in 2012 when they won Great Britain’s first Olympic hockey medal in two decades. In Rio, they’re gunning …

LGBTQI

Why millennials aren't having sex, according to a relationship expert

The study, conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University, found that 15% of millennials aged 20 - 24 said they had no sexual partners since turning 18; for people the same age who were born in the 1960s, just 6% said they hadn't had sex.<p>While some experts believe that better sex education …

Relationships

The 11 Biggest Time Wasters to Avoid in Building a Startup

These experienced entrepreneurs share the biggest time-wasting blunders they've ever made -- so you can avoid them.<p>You have about 100 billion things to do in order to build a successful startup. The last thing you have time for is wasting time. So I talked to some seasoned entrepreneurs who all …

Mobile Payments

What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity

Even if you aren’t working nights and weekends, the expectation of constant availability can cause you to burn out.<p>It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an upcoming project. Before you fire off an email, ask yourself, “Is this urgent?” If you’re sending …

Virginia Tech

These Are The Companies With The Best Work-Life Balance

Indeed combed millions of anonymous employee ratings on Fortune 500 companies to generate this list of top employers.<p>Finding a good balance between work and the rest of your life is a constant challenge for the connected employee–even when they’re in a dream job and have an empathetic …

The Workplace

I Came Out As Transgender, And I've Never Been Happier

I remember first hearing about transgender people when I was eleven years old. So-and-so's 'father' had undergone a 'sex-change' operation. This was …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>14 min …

New York City

If This Is How North Carolina Republicans Think HB2 Can Be Fixed, They’re Wrong

Pressure from the NBA over where it will hold its All Star Game next year was apparently enough for North Carolina Republicans to rethink HB2, the …

British demand for sex change procedures booming

Britons seeking gender reassignment treatments have surged in number over the last decade. Referrals to all 14 of the UK’s gender identity clinics (GICs) have seen a rise, with several reporting upticks of 700 percent.<p>According to figures obtained by the Guardian through the Freedom of Information …

A Little Life: why everyone should read this modern-day classic

It may be dark and traumatic, but Hanya Yanagihara’s second novel offers a refreshingly modern take on friendship in the age of anxiety<p>It’s early in the morning when my brother rings me, exhausted and strung out. He didn’t get much sleep the night before; he was up reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A …

Books

Almost 1,000 startups died in India in the last two years

Here’s the bitter truth about entrepreneurship in India: Over 40% of startups set up in the last two years have already shut shop.<p>Since June 2014, some 2,281 Indian startups had begun operations across a range of sectors, including e-commerce, health technology, robotics, logistics, business …

Startups

Want Your Children to Be Successful? Keep Them Away From These as Long as Possible

They're everywhere nowadays. But that doesn't mean your child has to have one.<p>I'm the proud parent of two young children.<p>Like many of you, my wife and I spend a lot of time discussing decisions we hope will give them the greatest chances for success in life.<p>So I was naturally drawn to a recent …

Mobile

Money Actually Did Buy Me Happiness

Dreams don't pay the bills.<p>One of the most important decisions people face is what they’ll spend the vast majority of their 9-to-5 time doing. …

Personal Finance

These 5 Terrible Hiring Mistakes Need to Be on Your Radar (Especially No. 3)

There are numerous oversights that can making a successful hiring process impossible. Be sure these are on your radar.<p>Hiring quickly is a temptation many entrepreneurs are all too aware of. The sooner they can fill the seats, the sooner they can get things going. The problem is it's all too easy to …

Employment

Russian atheist faces year in jail for denying existence of God during webchat

A man in southern Russia faces a potential jail sentence after he was charged with insulting the feelings of religious believers over an internet exchange in which he wrote that “there is no God”.<p>Viktor Krasnov, 38, who appeared in court Wednesday, is being prosecuted under a controversial 2013 law …

Religion