Debra Terette Smith

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10 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

Sweet dreams.<p>Want better well-being? Try sleeping your way there.<p>Healthy people know that logging Zs is a vital part of their wellness routine, so they prioritize it accordingly. Below are a few bedtime tricks you can steal from them so you can wake up well-rested and ready to tackle the day.<p><b>1.</b> …

Please Do Look at All These Beautiful Wedding Dresses

This new video showcasing traditional Asian bridal fashions is lovely.<p>This beautiful new BuzzFeed video showcases a stunning selection of traditional Asian wedding dresses — bridal designs from countries including India, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Korea (and more) that will "dramatically change the …

19 tiny life changes you can make right now for a healthier year

Luckily, there are some relatively small changes you can make to your life right now to start living healthier.<p>We've put together a list of some of them. Read on to start your healthier life!

Bread

Not All Of Mark Zuckerberg's Donation Will Go To Charity

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is set to receive Zuckerberg's stock grant, is neither exclusively a charity, nor a charitable trust.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg announced he would give away 99% of his Facebook shares — currently worth around $45 billion — the initial impulse from many was to assume …

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says He Won't Quit Over Cop Shooting

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he would not heed critics' calls to step down over the city's handling of a 2014 police shooting, saying he would leave that decision to voters, who in April sent him to office for a second term.<p>"We have a process. It's called the election," Emanuel …

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour 'wounded in shoot-out'

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour seriously injured in shoot-out at a meeting of militant commanders, officials say<p>Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been wounded in Pakistan in a shoot-out between senior members of the Islamist movement, Taliban sources said on Wednesday, while the …

Prosecutors detail timeline in first Freddie Gray trial

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Prosecutors offered a detailed timeline Wednesday of Freddie Gray's long ride in a police van, telling a racially diverse jury that Officer William G. Porter Jr. was present five of the six times the van stopped en route to a West Baltimore police station.<p>Porter, 26, is accused of …

Justice

France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect.<p>A French soldier patrols near the …

Should You Exercise Or Get A Little Extra Sleep? A Guide.

The answer may surprise you.<p>That alarm hits at 6 a.m. and you have a choice: smash the snooze button or get up and get your workout in. What should you do?<p>Science hasn't given us a solid answer on this yet.<p>As there are only 24 hours in a day, it’s no wonder that we often feel pressed to choose …

Sleep

US pushes Syria peace process after Assad rejects timetable

Top diplomats from 17 countries last week agreed a framework to create a transitional government, new constitution and hold elections under a plan to end the more than four-year conflict that has cost 250,000 lives.<p>Syrians are due to start political discussions in the new year, beginning a process …

Middle East

Paris Attacks: Threat to France Far From Over Despite Abdelhamid Abaaoud's Death

Although the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people is dead, a security adviser to President François Hollande said Thursday that "we think we are just in the middle of the storm."<p>But the death of the alleged organizer of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, during a raid …

NASA Just Released A Breathtaking Photo Of Southern India Taken From Space

All that glitters is South India.

This Merger is Creating the World's Biggest Hotel Chain

Marriott International (MAR) this morning announced an agreement to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT), in a $12.2 billion deal that …

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

Paris Attacks

How to Hack into Your Creativity While You Sleep

We live in an age of multitasking, but there is still one significant chunk of time we haven’t put to good use — sleep. A restful, uninterrupted eight hours of shuteye is important for replenishing our energy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do double duty and replenish our creativity too.<p>At some …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Off-duty Memphis police officer killed; suspect in custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> An off-duty Memphis, Tennessee, police officer was shot multiple times and killed in unknown circumstances, the city's police director said Sunday, adding details are "very, very sketchy."<p>A male suspect is in custody, but no charges have been filed, a department spokesman said.<p>Director …

What do the Ankara bombings mean for Turkey's politics?

Why women sleep worse than men

<i>This is the third of a nine-part print and online series looking at the science of sleep and the vital role of sleep in maintaining overall health.</i><p>Like millions of Canadian mothers, Dawn Trudeau's sleep troubles began when her daughter was born.<p>"You're getting up at all hours for feedings and …

But Really, You Need At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Each Night

If you're at all questioning whether you need to catch more Z's, the answer is probably "yes."<p>Diagnosing your sleep deprivation just got a whole lot easier.<p>Recently the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society arrived at a consensus recommendation on just how much time …

Sleep

10 Things Happy People Do Before Lying In Bed Every Night

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

Behavioral Sciences

The Oppo R7 Plus has what the Galaxy Note 5 lacks

4,100mAh battery, microSD expansion, all-metal construction<p>In spite of being one of Samsung's best smartphones to date, the Galaxy Note 5 left a few people disappointed with its move to a smaller battery and away from microSD storage expansion. Oppo is now stepping in to fill the void left by the …