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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Pope warns Catholic clergy to be humble, not hypocrites | News Home | Reuters

KKOTTONGNAE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday issued a clear warning to Roman Catholic clergy, saying those who profess poverty while living rich material lives were hypocrites who hurt the image and mission of the Church.<p>On the third day of his visit to South Korea, Francis …

South Korea

Israel ground forces invade Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and the …

Malaysia Airlines crash prompts flight detours

Commercial airlines that usually cross eastern Ukraine on their flights to Europe, Asia and elsewhere are detouring away from the volatile region in light of Thursday's suspicious crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that U.S. airlines had …

Opinion: Is MH17 disaster a result of tragic blunder? - CNN.com

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 9. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down July 17 in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in …

Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad

An Original TRAVELBREAK Post by Stephanie Be.<p><b>Traveling is like a whimsical romance; exciting unpredictable, and passionate. But moving abroad, you strip the city an it's local culture revealing its demons and angels. You become vulnerable, dependent, and invested. The lust of wander is compromised</b> …

Forex

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

How not to be disappointed this Mother's Day

<b>I heard it all over Facebook and Twitter and in phone calls last year. The disappointment.</b><p>The flowers that <i>didn’t</i> come, the cards that were <i>forgotten</i>, …

How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug

Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated.<p>It's a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook.<p>The Heartbleed bug affects versions of …

Information Systems

9 Tips That Helped Me Beat My iPhone Addiction

I consider myself to be a particularly hands-on stay-at-home mom of three. I rarely miss a pick-up or drop-off at school. I eat with the kids almost every meal. I chaperone their field trips, attend their school chapels, and try to be a shout away from them at home. But I do all of it holding my …

Parenting

National Geographic Travel

This robot is teaching college kids how to code robotics apps (exclusive)

Robots: they build your Teslas, assemble your iPhones, and now they teach your college kids.<p>The Baxter Robot, created by Rethink Robotics, teaches undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, the principles of using and coding for robots — the same kinds of robots that will be …

The Achiever, the Peacemaker and the Life of the Party: How Birth Order Affects Personality

You're going on a family road trip with your adult siblings. Which of these three scenarios sounds most like you?<p>1. You've been planning it for weeks, secured the hotel rooms, made restaurant reservations, had the car's oil changed and have a tank full of gas -- and you've mapped out rest stops …

Parenting

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

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The Fading Middle Class

The real monetary costs and individual and societal consequences of political proposals, laws, and edicts, as well as of corporatism and judicial …

The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2011

Executive summary<p>Economic inequality is, at long last, commanding attention from policymakers, the media, and everyday citizens. There is growing …

Income Inequality

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS review: Good cloud storage, but with little to set it apart - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Microsoft OneDrive</b> for iOS has a sleek interface for browsing your files and offers tight integration for Microsoft Office subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no password protection in the app. Photo backup features are automatic and don't ask permission.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> OneDrive is a solid cloud …

Apps

Associated Press News

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

Extreme Weather Can Leave More People In Poverty

Disasters like drought can be the most important driver of poverty in many parts of the world, according to a new report.<p>The report, published by the …

Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation

Shia Lebanese pilgrims held for 18 months in Syria released in exchange for Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon<p>Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted in Syria and two Turkish pilots held hostage in Lebanon returned home on Saturday night, part of an ambitious three-way deal cutting across the Syrian civil …

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law

<b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key deadline to renew its borrowing authority, the standoff is finally over.<p>President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to re-open the …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Associated Press News