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The Little Book of Contentment

‘He who is contented is rich.’ <b>~Lao Tzu</b><p>One of the most important things I’ve learned in the last 7 years has been how to find contentment.<p>It’s been a …

Happiness

With A Media-Rich Platform To Stand Out From The Messaging Pack, MessageMe Hits 5M Users In 2.5 Months [Interview]

Last week we reported that MessageMe, one of the latest messaging apps to hit the smartphone market, had picked up a $10 million Series A round of funding, and today, the company is officially confirming the news, along with some more details on how it’s been doing in the 2.5 months since it …

PowerMat to acquire PowerKiss in wireless charging landgrab

Duracell-backed Powermat announced today that it plans to acquire Finnish wireless charging rival PowerKiss. The deal sees both companies combine under the Powermat brand, bringing together more than 2,500 wireless charging spots in airports, coffee shops, and retail stores across the US and …

Associated Press News

Supreme Court Takes Case On Prayer At Government Meetings

A challenge to the way a western New York State town board has had prayers read before its public meetings has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The justices announced Monday morning that they will hear oral arguments in the case of <i>Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, Susan</i>.<p>The issue, as SCOTUSBlog …

Facebook’s “like” is on trial, so think twice before liking this article

There are many perils associated with Facebook faux pas (for example, “liking” an ex-girlfriend’s bikini photo or unfriending a former boss), but some are becoming more serious than others—and ending in legal battles. Turns out, seemingly innocuous Facebook clicks have deeper meanings.<p>In the <b>United</b> …

Social Media

Texas Company Scraps Controversial Lesson Plan System

After uproar over some lesson plans some conservatives deemed un-American, a Texas company has decided scrap a curriculum system used by 877 school districts that were too small or too poor to produce their own.<p>"The CSCOPE era is over," Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick, who was leading the charge …

ABC's Karl Expresses Regret, But Stands By Benghazi Story

ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl now says he regrets that some key parts of a major story he reported on May 10 were wrong.<p>The story sent off a political uproar. As we said last week, it made it appear that in a Sept. 14, 2012, email a top White House aide had come down on the side …

Tornado Video 2013: Storm Chasers Catch Outbreak on Tape

The Cicadas Are Coming: Here's Photographic Proof

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The cicadas haven't even reached their mating season climax and already the visual evidence of their …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

Bed-sharing 'raises cot death risk fivefold'

<b>Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold, research claims.</b><p>The risk applies even if parents avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs - other factors firmly linked to cot deaths.<p>The BMJ Open research compared nearly 1,500 cot deaths with a control group of more …

Tea partiers reject immigration reform

A coalition of tea party organizations and conservative leaders will release a scathing letter Tuesday against the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, calling the legislation so “defective” that senators need to scrap it altogether.<p>The letter, which includes nearly 150 signers, also urges …

Four key Hillary Clinton staffers from 2008 unlikely to sign on for 2016 bid

Howard Wolfson, the 2008 communications director for Hillary Rodham Clinton, has said he will not return for a 2016 presidential campaign. Neither, for that matter, will Neera Tanden, the campaign’s policy director. Ditto for Mark Penn, the chief strategist, and Patti Solis Doyle, the embattled …

'A Nightmare': Newspaper Front Pages After the Oklahoma Tornado

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Monster. Hell on Earth. Nightmare. There isn't a word quite terrible enough to explain the …

IRS Officials On Hot Seat

Both the former IRS commissioner who was in charge when the agency singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny and the man who replaced him will be appearing at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday morning.<p>Douglas Shulman, an appointee of President George W. Bush who left the IRS …

The Department Of Justice Targeted A Fox News Reporter During A Leak Investigation

The report comes at a time when the Obama administration is facing renewed scrutiny over leak investigations, a week after the Associated Press said that the Department of Justice had obtained more than two months of some of its reporters' phone records.<p>For many in the media world, this case seems …

Chaffetz: Boehner says be 'patient'

House Speaker John Boehner has urged patience on the issue of Benghazi, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican says in a new report.<p>“Now, the speaker has more patience than I do,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) told National Review in a story posted on Monday. “He has told me to be patient, that the truth …

Michele Bachmann Presidential Campaign Investigation Joined By FBI

The FBI has jumped into a multi-pronged investigation of alleged misconduct by the failed presidential campaign of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported on Sunday.<p>While the FBI wouldn't confirm or deny any involvement in the probe, sources with knowledge of the …

7 Juicy Claims From A Romney Campaign Insider's New Book

Former policy aide Gabriel Schoenfeld's new book, A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign: An Insider's Account, blames Romney's staff for his defeat. Romney aides have dismissed the account, saying Schoenfeld was not as high up in the organization as he claims and that "he just has stuff he wants to get …

Schumer pressured by gay activists

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called a meeting with prominent New York gay elected officials and activists amid concern over whether a provision sought by same-sex couples will be included in the immigration reform bill, POLITICO has learned.<p>The meeting became heated at times, as many attendees made …

Sessions critical of immigration bill border enforcement - Video on NBCNews.com

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Obama's Troubles Could Put Massachusetts Senate Seat in Play Again

In 2010, Republicans won a special election during a low point of Obama's presidency. Will history repeat itself?<p>Is history repeating itself in Massachusetts?<p>The off-year Senate campaign between Democratic Rep. Edward Markey and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez is already closer than expected, …

Kerry vows better security at U.S. posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that the Obama administration will spare no expense or effort to protect U.S. diplomats serving overseas.<p>Speaking to State Department trainees on Monday, Kerry said he was fully committed to implementing and expanding on the recommendations …