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A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Germanwings passengers 'may have made mobile phone calls' as plane crashed in Alps

French authorities recover several phones from Alps plane wreck amid row over mobile film of "cabin chaos" in final seconds of Germanwings flight and claims that "other recordings" exist<p>Passengers may have made phone calls from the stricken Germanwings airliner that crashed in the Alps, it was …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Apple Watch’s hardware or straps packaging potentially revealed on Apple’s new website

Apple appears to have just provided a first glimpse at the retail packaging for Apple Watch or the device’s straps via the photo above posted to a newly updated jobs page on its website. The white box lines up with the little information Apple has provided about the packaging for the entry-level …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

The Total-Body Dynamic Tension Workout

A recent survey showed that most young and middle-aged men felt self-conscious about poor muscle mass in their chest, shoulders and abs. They wanted …

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The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Boxing Day rail chaos for hundreds of thousands

A virtual shutdown of the railway network on Boxing Day will lead to travel chaos for hundreds of thousands amid bitter political recriminations<p>Hundreds of thousands of thousands of travellers will face chaos as every single main route on Britain’s railways is closed on Boxing Day.<p>All services …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whether you have one hooked up to the main TV in your …

Why the Whole Family Benefits When Kids Believe in Santa

Children are empowered by feeling that they have figured it out by themselves. Upon making the discovery, they become part of the adult world; they are "in on the secret" and can derive even more emotional benefit by being given a role in keeping the myth alive for their younger siblings.<p>As the …

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Saudi Arabia's oil production costs are higher than US shale

Much time is being spent discussing the attempt by OPEC producers, especially Saudi Arabia, to drive higher-cost US shale drillers out of the oil game. The theory is that because OPEC cartel members can drill at dirt-cheap prices, they can inflict despair on the lightly defended shale patch. In the …

OIL IS GETTING CRUSHED

On Wednesday, Brent crude broke $64 a barrel while WTI crude broke $61 for the first time since 2009.<p>Both benchmark oil indexes were down more than 4%.<p>Brent got as low as $63.72. WTI got as low as $60.55.<p>Here's the WTI chart from Wednesday, with the latest plunge coming after the US Energy …

The CEO Of Sony Forced A Bizarre Change To 'The Interview' Scene In Which Kim Jong Un Is Killed

Re/code reports that one of the files posted online was the email archive of Amy Pascal, the company's co-chairman. Her inbox contained emails sent by Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai in which he instructs Sony Pictures staff to make an important change to the ending of coming comedy "The Interview."<p>North …

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10 of the Best Android Apps from November 2014

November sure was a busy month for new apps and notable updates; from photo recognition, to launchers, to Biz Stone’s new app for sharing random thoughts.<p>Here are 10 of the essential new apps and updates that you should know about from November.<p>Yummly<p>If you’re an Android owning foodie, there’s a …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Leaks, Google's Best Android Games From 2014, Lollipop's Big Review

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including leaks around Samsung’s 2015 flagship, J. K. Shin stays in charge at Samsung’s Mobile Division, Lollipop reviewed in-depth as it arrives on the Galaxy S5 in Poland, …

You Don't Say? Body Language Speaks Volumes More Than Words.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When President Clinton sternly declared, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” body language experts fell off chairs like dominoes.<p>Dr. Albert Mehrabian is known for his breakdown of human communication into 7 percent spoken …

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Extreme Weather Warning: As Polar Vortex Descends on U.S. “All Hell to Break Loose”

Leading physics professor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York, has signaled a warning concerning the polar vortex now bringing extreme …