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6 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed Before Sleeping For Better Health

Sometimes, it’s hard to unwind after a long day, and it can be difficult to fall asleep even when you are exhausted. Fortunately, there are many ways …

Yoga

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

6 Affirmations For Black Women In The Professional Workplace

Diversity in the Fortune 500 took a loss; Xerox lost the only female African American CEO in the fortune. Accenture's lead board director Marge Magner said, "Performance improves with diversity" as she speaks from her experiences of women leaders having the responsibility to make the way, to clear …

How Imposing Personal Value Systems Cause Tragedies Like the Orlando Nightclub Shooting

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.~Nelson Mandela<p>Embed from Getty …

20 Questions to ask Before Leaping to Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Saying bye-bye to your corporate job is not easy. So if you are seriously considering taking the leap here are some questions you may want to think about asking yourself. Take some time to reflect on these and see where it leads you!<p>1. Why do you want to start …

Entrepreneurship

A disposable $1 device could revolutionize women's lives in rural Africa

The disposable $1 device consists of a small needle connected to a plastic bubble containing the contraceptive Depo-Provera which can be squeezed to inject a dose that lasts three months.<p>Self-injectables could have a major impact on the lives of women who cannot access clinics or who face …

Were You Born to Be an Entrepreneur? 10 Traits that Prove It

There are five penguins standing on a floating iceberg.<p>The penguins are hungrily watching the fish swimming below, but are reluctant to dive in when they see the sharks swimming nearby. The penguins continue standing on the iceberg for several minutes, unsure of what to do. Finally, one penguin …

Entrepreneurship

Why Women in Finance and Tech Have a Much Harder Time Getting Pregnant

As more women have joined the workforce—increasingly pushing into male-dominated fields and claiming plum spots in the C-suites of the <i>Fortune</i> 500—we …

27 African Fashion Designers Who Are Killin The Game

Shoutout to the motherland.

Black Lives Matter

The Seven Lessons Of Marissa Mayer's Loss Of Command At Yahoo

The unwinding of Marissa Mayer’s command of Yahoo appears almost complete.<p>When she joined Yahoo as CEO in July of 2012, the coverage was enthusiastic, if not fawning. “Google’s First Lady Marissa Mayer Jumps Ship to Yahoo,” announced the <i>London Evening Standard</i> in a headline typical of the time.<p>Some …

Computer Science

7 Ways to Unlock Your Greatness

We are all born with an equal potential for greatness. There are no exceptions, yet most realize far below their potential. It is the small handful who rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. To rank amongst the elite you must consciously change your habits. Greatness …

12 Helpful Tips Women Who’ve Lost Weight Swear By

We asked weight-loss bloggers to share their secrets to success.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 6 Best Things For Your Body

Fitness

This Breathing Trick Will Put You to Sleep in Seconds

Yes—sweet, sweet slumber can be yours.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep—we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing technique was …

Yoga

Meet The Two People Risking Everything To End This Crime Against Women

Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world — but two activists are trying to change that, breaking one taboo at a time. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Somalia.<p>GALKAYO, Somalia — Often the men show up first, because they’re afraid they’re bad at sex.<p>They …

Africa

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

4 Reasons Your 1st Year of Marriage Will Be the Hardest

“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want …

Boda Boda 9-1-1 - Roads & Kingdoms

RUHIIRA, Uganda—<p>“We go!” Joshua Tusubira waves at me impatiently, swinging his leg over his motorcycle and revving up the engine. “A mama called from …

A former SpaceX exec is reinventing the high heel with the help of an astronaut and a rocket scientist

When Dolly Singh first met Elon Musk, it was 2007, and SpaceX had already seen its share of rocket launch failures.<p>Singh had spent the past six years as a recruiter in southern California, matching those who could build rockets with the companies who wanted to enter the next frontier. Then there …

From condoms to toilets, why good design is essential for improving global health - Vox

A few years ago in a rural part of East Africa, one of our foundation's grantees was having an unexpected problem: its treadle pumps were selling very well in some places yet very poorly in others. Treadle pumps help farmers irrigate small plots of land and turn a subsistent yield into a surplus …

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles.<p>But something else happened.<p>Childhood deaths from all infectious diseases plummeted. Even deaths from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea were cut by half.<p>Scientists saw the same …

Public Health

2 Mammoth Fitness Character Traits That Can Guarantee Your Success in Anything

Photo Credit: JeremyHall via Compfight cc<p>"Follow this plan and incinerate the fat in four weeks."<p>"Go on my 15-day plan and buy these supplements and watch the weight slide off effortlessly."<p>"Do this one trick and quit your job and drink mojitos on the beach."<p>Do this plan. Do that plan. Actually, do …

Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.<p>His first book, <i>30 Lessons for Living</i>, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and …

2015 Gates Annual Letter

We see an opportunity and we want to make the most of it.<p>We're putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet — and asking others to join …

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

The Fuzzy Math of Marriage

Here is the one thing I can tell you that I know about marriage for certain: It is rarely, if ever, truly fair.<p>And trying to make it fair is just going to make it fail.<p>This is something I have known from being married 15 years now, albeit those are a combination of years from two different …

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014

More Fifth Birthdays Than Ever Before<p>To me, one of the best ways to measure progress is to look at how many children are dying of preventable causes. …