Christy Pryor Elkins

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The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

7 Beach Resorts That are Affordable and Awesome

Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that hotel's value is just as important as its rooms and features. It's …

Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Donald Trump in Hilarious Tonight Show Skit: Watch!

This is huge! Two unexpected guests stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> on Monday, Aug. 3, joining scheduled celebs <b>Meryl Streep</b> and <b>Jerrod Carmichael</b>.<p>After his …

Bernie Sanders’s Long Run

Bernie Sanders formally announced that he was running for President on May 26, 2015, in a stern thirty-five-minute speech he delivered in Burlington, Vermont, on the green-gray shores of Lake Champlain. But, really, his campaign began nearly five years earlier, on the floor of the Senate, on …

Middle-class

Oil prices won't bounce back until 2017

Those hopes may be misplaced as Texas looks set to produce a record level of output this year, toppling a production record that has stood for more than thirty years. And Texas is not alone on that front. Around the world, many countries are reporting continuing or increasing production. OPEC looks …

Oil

Exclusive: Boeing loses large satellite deal due to trade credit woes - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) is scrambling to find alternate financing for a satellite contract worth “several hundred million dollars” that was scuttled by privately held commercial satellite provider ABS due to uncertainty about the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, three sources …

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

Happiness

Netflix offers new parents 'unlimited' leave

Netflix said Tuesday it will allow new parents up to a year of paid time off, becoming one of the tech industry's most generous major companies in offering parental leave.<p>The video streaming company hopes its flexible policy will help retain employees, Netflix Chief Talent Officer Tawni Cranz wrote …

Genius Launches Android App, Redesigns Home Page And iOS App

Genius, gone from rap song explanation site to annotator of the entire Internet, has today launched a revamped version of the website, the iOS app, and for the first time ever, an Android app.<p>The redesign brings with it a new brand design, color palette and enhanced song pages, as well as a new …

Galaxy Note 5 photos confirm death of removable battery and microSD slot

And a rumored 3,000mAh battery won't inspire confidence<p>Like it or not, we all knew this day was coming; after Samsung got rid of expandable storage and a removable battery in the Galaxy S6, it seemed almost certain those same sacrifices would extend to the Galaxy Note line. Some hoped the company …

Associated Press News

5 Personal Branding Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Every entrepreneur will tell you that it takes hard work and persistence to be successful. In addition to loving what you do, continually learning from others and building a great team around you, one of the most important things you can do is build your personal brand and reputation.<p>When it comes …

Public Relations