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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

California

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

Breaking the Tourist Trap: India’s 12 Most Underrated Travel Destinations

Nobody can deny the beauty and charisma of architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal, The Ajanta and Ellora Caves and The Sun Temple. But there are a …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Padma Lakshmi's Holistic Indian Skincare Secrets Are Too Good Not to Share

By the time Padma Lakshmi swings by the Byrdie studio to film a series of videos about her beauty routine (and new MAC makeup collection), I already …

We Rank The Best Five Apps For Landing A Cheap Flight

If you follow our travel section at all, you know we at Uproxx love cheap flights. But we also know that sometimes you can’t plan ahead, or that you’re not always near a computer to book a flight. And the best deals require you to act fast. So we’ve ranked five apps that will let you snag a cheap …

American Airlines

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

53 Amazon Products With The Highest Ratings That You Never Knew Existed

Amazon is like a never-ending infinity pool of surprising and unexpected products. Wade through its waters long enough and you’ll find a whole new …

Inventions

How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Working as a senior executive can be a lonely job. You have to deliver tough messages. You can’t always be transparent about your own challenges. And you must keep key decisions confidential until the timing is right.<p>There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to …

Meet The Young Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple

Behind the bar of San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel last March, a set of doors led into an empty cafe room where an unknown, 25-year-old British-Nigerian entrepreneur named Silas Adekunle was about to meet a senior executive at Apple.<p>If he was nervous, Adekunle didn’t show it.<p>He smiled and opened …

Robotics

The post-pregnancy belly problem that nobody tells women about

There’s surprisingly little research on diastasis recti, which affects at least 60 percent of postpartum women.<p>After Jenna Angst gave birth to her second child, she noticed that her midsection didn’t look right. “I was frustrated that my stomach looked so pudgy, even after I got back to my normal …

Pregnancy

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

Here are 13 ETFs that are crushing it with a more than 60% return in 2017

Investors have flocked to ETFs, which try to mimic the performance of a single sector or index, for their low fees, liquidity, and tax efficiency.<p>Today's bull market is propped up by the funds, which have contributed $300 billion to equities this year, Goldman Sachs reports. Moody's Investor …

31 Halloween ideas for kids to play, make, eat, and watch

Cheap costumes? Cool pumpkins? Get online inspiration for learning, doing, and having fun — in only a few clicks<p>Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because families can have so much fun together with -- and without -- media. From spooky movies, music, and games to fun crafts, snacks, and …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast'

From artificial intelligence to cheap smartphones, Google is on the frontline of technological development. But is it growing too big and moving too fast? A rare interview with Google’s boss<p>When Sundar Pichai was growing up in Chennai, south-east India, he had to make regular trips to the hospital …

Artificial Intelligence

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.<p>Satya Nadella’s corner office, on the fifth floor of Building 34 at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters, features a can’t-miss 84-inch …

Satya Nadella

Dr. Raj Panjabi Goes the Last Mile in Liberia

Dr. Raj Panjabi, 36, is a co-founder and the chief executive of Last Mile Health, a charity that brings medical care to some of the most remote corners of Liberia.<p>Earlier this year, he was awarded both the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship — an honor worth $1.25 million — and the $1 million …

The Best Podcasts for Parents and Kids

A good podcast can turn mundane activities, like cleaning, running errands, and commuting, into time spent learning about something new or just being …

Kids

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

27 things to do in San Francisco with kids - Curbed SF

Known around the world as a first-rate destination, San Francisco has carved out an enviable reputation for its steep rolling hills, pastel-painted Victorians, cable cars, and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. But the city is also a mecca for families, with a laundry list of kid-friendly attractions that …

14 apps to play with Dad

<b>(AP)</b><p>Whatever Dad’s into — from sports to science — we have an app he and the kids can play together<p>Jeff Haynes • Christine Elgersma • Frannie Ucciferri • Ingrid Simone<p>June 25, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>Looking for a fun way to share time with Dad? You …

12 Family-Friendly Podcasts For Those Summer Road Trips

If you’re like us during a road trip, you want your kids to look up from their iPads every once in a while to look out the freaking windows. After …

Kids

How these students got into every Ivy League school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Only a few students can say that they have been accepted into every Ivy League school in the United States: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell.<p>Among those who can call themselves members of this exclusive club are Augusta …

College & University

Best science apps for kids

Children are like little sponges that can soak up the world around them. While that includes the mannerisms of their parents and their environment, …

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …