Amanda Bayless Searcy

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7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

Smartphones get a pretty bad rap, and not without reason. We tap away at our phones instead of talking to our friends, sleep with them instead of people, and miss crucial life moments while staring into screens.<p>But in a recent study conducted by New York Magazine, every demographic surveyed -- from …

CHART: Samsung Is Catching Up To Apple In Smartphone Loyalty

iPhone users are notably devoted to Apple, with few making the switch to other handset-makers when they upgrade. But now Samsung users are catching up in terms of brand loyalty.<p>Roughly three out of four existing iPhone users in the U.S., U.K, and Australia who upgraded last year chose to upgrade to …

Mobile

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Self-improvement

Malaysia Flight 370: The 10 big questions

Every day brings new details and new questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>Here are 10 questions surrounding what we know and what we don't know:<p><b>1. What do we</b> …

‘Dead’ man who kicked his way out of body bag dies

A Mississippi man pronounced dead last month and put in a body bag, only to come alive just before embalming, has now died, a coroner said on …

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you? The ten …

Miley Cyrus

Why an emerging-markets crash wouldn’t matter

China is being engulfed in a financial crisis that might end up in its own version of the credit crunch. There are running battles on the streets on …

Emerging Markets

Government wants B. of A. to pay more for mortgage fraud

Practice Yoga At Home

<b>No more excuses about time!</b><br>Home practice doesn't mean you need a dedicated 90 minutes per day on the mat. That's what yoga studios are for. A home practice can be anywhere from 5 minutes to a full 90. Let go of any guilt surrounding the amount of time or calories you burned and just commit to …

Learn How to Do a Burpee

Do as many repetitions as you can in 60 seconds—your heart and muscles will feel the burn!<p><b>Get Jen Ator’s new fitness book Shape-Up Shortcuts and get that smoking-hot body in shorter workouts!</b>

Fitness

American Exceptionalism Has Its Exceptions

Vladimir Putin, who has had mostly unhelpful scowls and harsh criticisms of the U.S. since his return to the Presidency last year, has suddenly shifted to a hearts-and-flowers mode, perhaps under the influence of his New York public relations company, Ketchum, which delivered his op-ed message to …

Tokyo Man Already In Line For New Apple iPhone 5S

Apple’s sleek new iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S won’t be available for purchase until September 20th, but one man isn’t taking any chances. He’s …

APPLE FALLS AFTER ANNOUNCING CHEAP IPHONE THAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE

Apple's stock is down 2.87% after it announced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.<p>There seems to be two problems: First, the iPhone 5C, Apple's low-cost iPhone is actually going to cost $549 off contract. Investors were expecting $500 or less. Second, Apple made no mention of China Mobile, the big Chinese …

iPhone

4 Key Qualities Every Employer Should Look For In Job Candidates

"Things like qualifications and capabilities are always high on the agenda when recruiting — after all, you want somebody suited to the technical requirements of the role. But the four qualities mentioned [below] are character traits, and for me these are every bit as important," serial …

Employment

Americans Are Still Feeling Pessimistic About Their Finances

Even with a steadily improving economy, it seems workers won't soon forget the uncertainty of that time.<p>Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say they feel less financially secure or the same today as they did five years ago, according to the most recent COUNTRY Financial Security Index. Only one in four …

Housing Market

Obama Is About To Deliver One Of The Most Anticipated Speeches Of His Presidency — And Its Circumstances Are Fascinating

President Barack Obama is gearing up to deliver an address to the nation Tuesday night — and the circumstances surrounding it couldn't be more different than when it was originally scheduled.<p>If you can remember, all the way back to last Friday, Obama announced his address to the nation during a …

Middle East

China’s top five billionaires are now worth as much as Bill Gates

Despite an economic slowdown, fears of a real estate bubble and Beijing’s crackdown on lavish spending, China’s richest are getting richer at an amazing pace.<p>China added 64 new US dollar billionaires last year, to reach 315 overall. The fortunes of the five wealthiest people doubled, according to …

Real Estate

Oklahoma State responds to Sports Illustrated story

The school has a detailed website with its response.<p>In the wake of Sports Illustrated's report alleging illicit payments made to athletes, Oklahoma State has responded. The school has devoted an entire page on its website with various quotes and statements combating the report.<p><b>More on Oklahoma …

Uncertain path forward after Obama makes his case

President Barack Obama took his case for military action in Syria to a skeptical American public Tuesday evening, asserting the need to keep pressure on the regime of Bashar Assad even as he asked Congress to delay a vote on the matter while his administration pursues a diplomatic path.<p>"Our ideals …