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30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of <b>30 things to start doing for</b> …

11 Young Neuroscientists Share Their Cutting-Edge Research

Support the news<p>For our special series, "<b>Brain Matters</b>," we asked 11 young neuroscientists from BU, Harvard and MIT to share what they're working on …

20-minute ‘snapshot’ gives teachers better feedback

A new assessment tool offers a less subjective way to evaluate classroom instruction and only takes 20 minutes to complete, report researchers.<p>The …

Teaching

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>Parents should read aloud to their infants every day and continue to do so at least until their …

Associated Press News

Obama orders deportation review, seeks more humane enforcement

WASHINGTON - President Obama is directing top immigration officials to review U.S. deportation practices to see whether they can be carried out "more humanely" while still enforcing the laws on the books.<p>In an evening meeting with Latino lawmakers, Obama said he still wanted to push a comprehensive …

Immigration

7 Important Personal Musts in Business and Life

For every endeavor, there are basic truths that we need to remember. The more they're embedded in our behavior, the better the results. In business, as in life, our interpersonal actions have consequences...good and bad. Pay attention to the following, and you'll be on very firm ground no matter …

​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …

Meditation

Why Colocation And Cloud Must Coexist

Every day, we’re bombarded with information about cloud computing, and while, it’s important, it’s often not the whole story.<p>As written about before, we are on the cusp of a major shift in IT models– a shift that ultimately leads to the outsourced cloud through hybrid steps that accelerate the …

In One Day, Bills Allowing Anti-LGBT Discrimination Fail In Four States

Legislation that would protect those who discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs either failed or faced major setbacks in South Dakota, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. LGBT advocates say the failures are an "important repudiation" of the latest anti-LGBT tactics. Update: The …

Colorado Same-Sex Couples Sue For Marriage Rights

Lawsuit filed in state court on Wednesday. Update: Another marriage lawsuit pending in the state is due for a hearing this summer.<p>WASHINGTON — Nine same-sex couples in Colorado, some married elsewhere and others not, sued in state court in Denver on Wednesday for the right to marry and have …

Oregon won't defend gay marriage ban in lawsuit

Attorney general of Oregon joins Democratic AGs in at least five other states.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.<p>Ellen Rosenblum joins fellow Democratic attorneys general in …

Associated Press News

Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts

Same-sex marriage proponents are gathering steam.<p>Recent high profile rulings on gay marriage tell only part of the story about the avalanche of lawsuits working their way through state and federal courts, challenging laws that ban or restrict same-sex marriages.<p>Cases are now pending in all but …

For Average Joes, Fighting FEMA Flood Maps Isn't Easy or Cheap

<i>Editor's Note: This is part three of a series. See part two: Meet the Flood Insurance 'Robin Hood' Who Saves Condo Owners Millions</i><p>DRY HOLLOW ROAD, Pa. — A creek winds along this paved road in central Pennsylvania, one branch shooting uphill and another cresting through empty fields. Or so Federal …

Camp defies skeptics on tax bill

Ways and Means chief Dave Camp is throwing caution to the wind.<p>Defying skepticism from Republican leaders, Camp plans to release a major plan to rewrite the tax code next week, according to an email obtained by POLITICO.<p>The Michigan Republican wrote his party’s tax panel members to make it …

Oregon's Attorney General Won't Defend the State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Thursday, Oregon became the latest state to give up on defending its own same-sex marriage ban, …

Obama Drops ‘Chained CPI’ From White House Budget

A mix­ture of ap­plause, scorn, and cau­tion spilled from Cap­it­ol Hill on Thursday re­gard­ing news that Pres­id­ent Obama’s up­com­ing budget will …

Consumer Price Index

IED Shockwaves Inject Hidden Damage in Troops, Study Claims

Tens of thousands of American combat veterans, many seemingly uninjured, carry higher risks of developing neurological disorders – and perhaps future organ ailments – simply because they were “exposed” to IED shockwaves, the Institute of Medicine reported Thursday.<p>As the signature weapon in Iraq …

shockwaves

A Fight Over a Tennessee Mosque Has Cost One County $343,276 (so Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A years-long legal battle over the very existence of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Tennessee …

Counting the homeless in America's poorest city

As the temperature plunged into the low teens on a January morning in Camden, N.J., seven aid workers set out on a daunting mission: to count the homeless in the nation's poorest city.<p>Making rounds to shelters, warming centers, soup kitchens and "tent cities," the workers and volunteers helping out …

The Most Polarized Congress Ever: 2013 Congressional Vote Ratings

Who are the most liberal and conservative senators and representatives in Washington?<p>The Blue Dog Democrats boasted some exciting news last month—the addition of four new members to replenish their depleted ranks. But the recruitment of Representatives Kyrsten Sinema, Ron Barber, Cheri Bustos, and …

Boehner: Immigration Reform Dead

Texas killer Suzanne Basso becomes 14th woman executed in US since 1976

Suzanne Basso became the fourteenth woman to be executed in the US in the modern era after a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court failed on Wednesday.<p>The 59-year-old former seamstress was put to death by lethal injection at the Texas state penitentiary in Huntsville, near Houston.<p>She is the …

Immigration reform's other hurdle

Forget about that pathway to citizenship.<p>The Republican divide on whether undocumented immigrants can become citizens is consuming most of the headlines. But there’s a trickier issue at play that ultimately could prove to be a bigger stumbling block for immigration reform: a guest-worker program …