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Hey Muslims, Let’s Join the NRA. We Could Help Solve Gun Violence.

Another week, another mass shooting. This time in Parkland, Florida. The location? A high school. The death toll? Seventeen.<p>Yet three little letters …

Guns

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king....The post An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and …

Sean Hannity

12 Small Habits That Actually Reveal a Lot About Your Personality

The debate about the 'right way' to hang your TP has raged nearly since the roller's invention. However, therapist Gilda Carle, PhD, claims that she …

Psychology

Disney has 10 movies coming out in 2018 — here they all are

There are a lot of movies coming out this year we can't wait to see, but Disney has one of the most envious lineups.<p>Not only is "Avengers: Infinity War" one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, but the Mouse House is also delivering two more Marvel movies and a sequel to "The Incredibles" 14 …

Walt Disney Company

19 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Practical

Low-stress tricks and shortcuts.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breath. Only her head sticks out …

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

Diabetes Can Be Reversed Naturally

"Ditch the mangoes" and "switch to artificial sweeteners" - is the dreaded advice handed out to diabetics and pre-diabetics when first diagnosed. But …

Diabetes

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Productivity

How The Dark Side of Facebook Has Become a Marriage Killer

With Facebook having just reached two billion monthly users, the media giant continues to be the most popular social network worldwide. People use Facebook for a wide variety of reasons. Some people like to use Facebook to reconnect with old friends. Small businesses use it with dreams of reaching …

Here are the world's top 10 most livable cities — and how much it costs to live there

But certain cities around the world are exceptionally livable, according to the 2017 Global Liveability report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).<p>To determine the rankings, the EIU evaluated 140 cities based on 30 factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and …

Housing

Insulin resistance cause found, reversed in animal study

UC San Diego scientists say they've discovered a cause of insulin resistance — a hallmark of type 2 diabetes — and reversed it in mice.<p>If the study …

Diabetes

The US government has banned laptops on some incoming flights from the Middle East and Africa

"Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items," a senior administration official said on a call with members …

Aviation

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

Self-improvement

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

3) Be kind to each other<p><i>“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can</i> …

Meditation

This Shocking New Study Shows Exactly Why the World Needs Emotional Intelligence

Recently published research on road rage shows signs of a much larger problem.<p>We've all experienced it.<p>You're enjoying a nice, peaceful drive on a sunny day. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, another car begins to tailgate you. Then, the driver flashes his lights and begins honking his horn. At the …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

Black culture isn't the problem - systemic inequality is

Bill Clinton isn’t the first person to blame ‘black-on-black crime’ for higher poverty and prison rates among black Americans<p>The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, …

The message from Oregon is clear: black men with guns are thugs, while whites are patriots

The armed militia occupying federal land under Ammon Bundy are just as criminal as looters of Baltimore and Ferguson<p>How can the “armed militiamen” who occupied the federal government’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon be engaging in a “peaceful protest”? If they’re white men doing the …

Justice

Oregon militia occupying wildlife refuge aims to overthrow government, says sheriff

Harney County sheriff speaks of ‘alternative motives’ while Ammon Bundy’s group puts away firearms to convince media it is civil rights issue<p>On the second day of its armed occupation of the Malheur national wildlife refuge, the Bundy militia shifted tactics. From a state of lockdown it moved to a …

21 reasons you're not rich

Michael Loccisano / Getty Images<p>Everyone says they want to be rich, and there’s certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you’re <i>not</i> rich? What’s really holding you back?<p>It’s easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren’t going …

Self-improvement

GOP, Talk Radio Break Out the Ebola Playbook: Muslim Refugees Are the New Epidemic!

Remember how New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie ("coincidentally," the State where thousands of "Arabs" gathered to cheer the fall of the World Trade Center on 9/11 according to his rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump) came out tough as nails in the autumn of 2014 in favor of …

Chris Christie

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Self-help

6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement