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America's Worst President?

I nominate Barack Obama, the anti-Lincoln.

This Should Be Your Approach to Hiring

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Hunza – The Only People In The World Without Cancer!

Sharing is caring!<p>According to the experts, the only people in the world that do not have cancer are the <b>Hunza people</b>. The key factor about this …

Nutrition

Eggs or Cereal: Which Is a Better Breakfast for Weight Loss?

According to a 2011 NPD food market research study, 31 million Americans (one in 10) skip breakfast.<p>Video of the Day<p>One of the top reasons people …

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

Geopolitics

These Are The 25 Best TV Theme Songs Of All Time

There are many noble quests in life. Trying to cure cancer. Trying to end poverty. Trying to rank the best television theme songs of all-time. This article is primarily focused on the third of those things. TV theme songs are becoming increasingly less relevant. This is due to the fact that …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi's new educational micro-computer is its cheapest yet -- a pocket-sized device designed to teach kids coding for just $5 (about £3.30 or AU$7).<p>The Raspberry Pi Zero, unveiled on Thursday, is the latest computer from the British company that has for the last few years made its mission to …

Are yoga classes just bad cultural appropriation? | Nell Frizzell and Reni Eddo-Lodge

A yoga class has been suspended by a Canadian student body after a complaint that it was culturally insensitive. Nell Frizzell and Reni Eddo-Lodge debate the issue

16 Interior Design Trends You'll Definitely See in 2016

Here's what the editors at House Beautiful predict everyone will love in the coming year.<p>Will redecorating be one of your New Year's resolutions this time around? Start here — we've scoured all of our best design resources to predict what you'll want in your home in 2016.

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

Meditation

Fitness Truths: three reasons you're not burning fat

If you’re hitting the gym each week and still not seeing results, there could be a few things you are just not getting right.<p>Before you start looking at the nitty gritty of your fitness plan - are you taking the right supplements or timing your carbs perfectly after your workout? - look at the …

Raped, pregnant and afraid of being jailed

<b>In the United Arab Emirates, migrant women are routinely jailed for having sex outside marriage. Desperate to leave the country, one Filipina maid who was raped found a dramatic way to escape.</b><p>There wasn't much in the village Monica left behind. No clinic, no school, no street lights - just a …

Human Rights

Sweden's 'hijabista': Selling Muslim fashion | Islam

<b>Stockholm, Sweden</b> - In the last few weeks the Swedish fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz, known globally as H&M, has made headlines for featuring a Muslim woman in hijab in their 2015 fall collection campaign video.<p>They are not the only Swedish retailers to have done so. Ahlens department store also …

5 Books Every Fashion Girl Will Be Reading This Month

With the temperatures falling, there’s no better time to stay inside and cozy up with a good book. Lucky for us fashion fans, there are some amazing …

The Best States For Business And Careers 2015

“I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created,” declared Donald Trump in June when announcing his presidential candidacy. “I’ll bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places … and I’ll bring back our money.”<p>Trump’s blustery rhetoric aside, his …

How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents

<i>This column is excerpted from Guide to Literary Agents, from Writer’s Digest Books.</i><p>No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary …

What You Need To Know About Facebook Changes on Flipboard

Facebook announced changes to the content they’re willing to share with third parties, including Flipboard. We want to give you a head’s up about what this means for you. Here’s what you need to know:<p>If you are among the two percent of readers who views Facebook on Flipboard, we regret to tell you …

MIMI

New Literary Agent Alert: Mary South of Lowenstein Associates

<b>Reminder:</b> <i>New literary agents</i><i> (with this spotlight featuring Mary South of Lowenstein Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because</i> …

The Most Simple Body Language Rule That Will Change Your Life Forever

4 years ago, I read about a very simple body language rule in Janine Driver’s book <i>You Say More Than You Think</i> and immediately thought I had acquired …

Body Language

How to Proudly Design 3D Book Images for Free

Design 3D book images?It’s easier than you think!After you’ve created amazing content, it’s time to market it.To promote and sell digital content, …

Graphics

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Language

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Here's how much money you can make as a programmer in 6 of America's startup hotspots

And it's not just happening in Silicon Valley, but in cities all over the country — like Austin, LA, and New York.<p>But which cities have the highest paying tech jobs?<p>Hired, a job placement marketplace for tech workers, has compiled a list of the best cities in America to be a programmer, based on …

This is the skill that determines your child’s future employability

Whether a college education is becoming obsolete is debatable. The competitive advantage is shifting away from the smartest people in the room to those who can relate to others—those with a high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. Harvard economics professor David Deming’s …

15 Things Not to Say to a Woman During Sex

"Did you come?"<p><b>1. "Did you come?"</b> If you don't know whether or not I did, I definitely, definitely did not.<p><b>2. "My ex used to…"</b> You know what else your ex used to do? Have sex with you. You know who is sleeping with you now? Me. You know who is beginning to reconsider continuing to sleep with you? …