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At Russia-led talks, Syrian rebels and government meet for the first time

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Russian-backed peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian war brought rebels and the Syrian government face to face for the first time Monday, marking the launch of a new role for Russian President Vladimir Putin as a Middle East power broker.<p>There was no indication that any …

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Obama Keeps Delaying Parts of the Law He Fought to Not Delay

While fending off GOP attempts to delay the individual mandate, the administration has announced at least eight delays to parts of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The administration's announcement on Friday that it was delaying the enrollment deadline to sign up for health insurance by eight days is at …

Buy Time by Buying Expertise

Find out how seeking out the best available expert can help you concentrate on the highest and best use of your time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Before you hit "add to cart" on that overpriced canvas, you need to check this list.<p>For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Bonus: Some styles make your windows look bigger, too.<p>Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Spoiler: Yellow's making a comeback in TWO major ways.<p>Sky-high cabinets and mirrored …

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Poverty Is Stamped Into DNA in Childhood — And Stays There

Poverty, it turns out, is etched in­to our DNA.<p>“For each de­crease of one year in par­ent­al home own­er­ship, the par­ti­cipants’ odds of …

The number of families with children living in deep poverty has gone up 130 percent since 1996

<b>(AP)</b><p>A new report reveals how inadequate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is at combating poverty<p>Katie McDonough<p>October 23, 2013 3:59pm (UTC)<p>Funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant hasn't increased since welfare was "reformed" in 1996. Since then, the number of …

Parents Home

Effects of child abuse and neglect, if untreated, can last a lifetime, study finds

In the first major study of child abuse and neglect in 20 years, researchers with the National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday that the damaging consequences of abuse can not only reshape a child’s brain but also last a lifetime.<p>Untreated, the effects of child abuse and neglect, the …

Last Night, We Got Our First Look At Chris Christie With The Woman He Might Pick For Vice President

<b>UNION CITY, N.J. —</b> In his whole re-election campaign, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has invited only one sitting out-of-state officeholder to campaign with him: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R), who joined Christie at eight campaign events Monday, including a rally in heavily Hispanic Union …

New Mexico

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Kimberly Ritter could not believe what she was seeing.Girls wearing almost nothing at all, suggesting all sorts of sexual acts, listed on …

3 Popular Time-Management Tricks That Don't Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are always looking for techniques to help them be more productive. In fact, the time management section on Amazon Books includes nearly 3,000 titles that promise "stress free productivity," "big results in less time," and …

Time Management

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

Research: The Emotions that Make Marketing Campaigns Go Viral

We’re all well aware of the fact that marketing is shifting from a landscape where marketers can utilize mass media to speak <i>at</i>consumers, to one where marketers are simply part of the crowd themselves. The bullhorn of radio, television, printand other one-way interruptive marketing approaches are …

To Diversify Your Network, Follow the 2+1 Rule

Aimee, a senior executive at a global financial services firm, had carefully cultivated her network of sponsors and supporters over 15 years, but recently, she watched helplessly as waves of market dislocation, structural reorganizations, and headcount reductions battered the industry and shredded …

The 13 Biggest Failures from Successful Entrepreneurs and What They’ve Learned From Them

One of the great things about our focus on transparency at Buffer is that we get to help other people learn from our experiences.<p>We love learning …

Entrepreneurship

INSTANT MBA: Manage Your Energy And Focus, Not Your Time

"If you are clear on what to focus on, your time will take care of itself. The best way to task-manage is to pick 2-5 goals for the week and make sure those get done. Mental energy is critical for productivity, so when the subconscious mind is focused on the right thing, it works toward your …

Forget Time Management: Why You Should Practice Choice Management Instead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you struggle with managing your time, professional organizer Lorie Marrero says you're operating in the wrong paradigm. "Time keeps ticking away and you can't control it," she says. "You can only manage your choices as they relate to …

Time Management

10 Inspiring Design Ideas For Tiny Backyards

Even though a big backyard is always better than a tiny one, it’s not always the case. We have to work with what we have. Still, having a small back …