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9 Signs You're A Perfectionist (And That's Not A Good Thing)

“I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” Phrases like that are often a bit of a humble brag said by individuals who insist that although their pursuit of excellence can be a bit of a drag, it’s also a badge of honor.<p>And while the drive excellence can be the key to success — elite athletes, groundbreaking …

Self-improvement

Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith during an August 2016 foot chase, was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide on Wednesday.<p>Members of Smith's family could be heard crying in court as the verdict was read. Smith's death …

Justice

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Meditation

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

<i>Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a</i> …

Russia

U.S. top court refuses to hear Redskins trademark appeal | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by the Washington Redskins challenging a federal agency’s decision to cancel the National Football League team’s trademarks after finding the name disparaging to Native Americans.<p>A guard stands on the steps of the …

Native Americans

The Secret to a Good Date: Have Sex First

Last summer, I found myself being led through Williamsburg by the hand, on the way to the apartment of Matthew, a guy I had been seeing, casually and …

Relationships

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

South China Sea: Modi calls for 'utmost respect' of international laws, says force can complicate the issue

Terming sea lanes passing through the strategic South China Sea as the "main arteries" of global trade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday …

8 Ways to Have a Sexy as Hell Relationship OUTSIDE of the Bedroom

Sex in a relationship is definitely important. And yes, you can just take 20 minutes out of a day for sex with your partner. But is that really enough to keep sexual attraction and intimate connection thriving in your relationship?<p>I say "No." Love is way more fun (and sexier) when you connect with …

From burkinis to the Koran: Why Islam isn't like other faiths

My parents, brother and I were on vacation in Florida, and we were talking about<p>Donald Trump. The idea of leaving America if a scary Republican wins has always been a joke among high-minded liberals who can just fly off and find a job in Toronto or Geneva. But for my family, the joke had taken on a …

Religion

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their full …

Dodgers tag Greinke for career-high 5 homers

LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Stadium had a healthy serving of boos reserved for Zack Greinke in his first start there since leaving for Arizona via free …

Samsung Calls Note 7 Recall Cost to Company 'Heartbreaking'

The president of Samsung has confessed that recalling 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will cost the company a "heartbreaking amount".<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the comment came on Friday when the head of Samsung's mobile business Koh Dong-Jin was asked by reporters about the financial …

Mobile

A French imam’s argument for why Islam belongs in France

BORDEAUX, France — Tareq Oubrou is the leader of the Muslim community in a city famous for the earthy red wines that have made this region a household name — and that his followers are forbidden from sampling.<p>But after three major terrorist attacks in two years and recent controversy over the …

Religion

Duterte tells Obama 'son of a whore' remark wasn't personal

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has expressed regret for calling Barack Obama a “son of a whore” – a remark that led to the US leader cancelling their meeting during a regional summit in Laos.<p>In a statement read by his spokesman, Duterte said the remark was not intended as a …

Asia

Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods; 6 killed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding …

Baton Rouge

This Is the One Food Olympians Can’t Seem to Get Enough Of

It takes a lot of fuel (and style!) to keep the powerhouses that are Olympians going: Just ask their hopeful counterparts. There’s one type of fuel in particular that they can’t seem to get enough of, though.<p>As Food.Mic recently discovered, whether they were competing in gymnastics, swimming, …

23 Things to Know About 23-Time Gold Medal Winner Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, who continues to make history from one race to the next, took home his 23rd gold medal on Saturday night in what he has said was the final race of his storied career.<p>Here are 23 things you need to know about the swimmer.<p><b>1. Phelps has an estimated net worth of $50 million</b><p>After …

Swimming

12 Money Rules to Live By

Sometimes one-size-fits-all advice works just fine.<p>One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so …

5 Training Tips For Bigger Calves

If you’re not doing these things during a calf raise, you’re not maximizing your gains<p>For <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, the calf struggle is real.<p>Men with calves that sit high up on their lower leg—like Gaddour’s do—have trouble making the muscles appear bigger, no matter how much time …

Workouts

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

ISIS has executed almost 50 in Libya, Human Rights Watch says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Public beheadings. Corpses hanging from scaffolding. Floggings for violating the law.<p>This is life in the ISIS-held city of Sirte, Libya -- a Mediterranean coastal city that's about 350 miles away from Malta -- according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.<p>Many of the 45 former and …

Human Rights

Dozens killed and 300 injured as Kabul hit by Taliban suicide attack

Dozens were killed and more than 300 injured on Tuesday in a Taliban suicide attack on the headquarters of an elite military unit in central Kabul, one of the group’s bloodiest ever attacks in the Afghan capital.<p>The violence marked the start of the Taliban’s annual “spring offensive”, named this …

Afghanistan

Odebrecht cooperates with Brazil probe after bribe scheme exposed | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Grupo Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], the engineering firm at the heart of Brazil’s biggest ever graft probe, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, in a move likely to send shockwaves across political parties that for years illegally siphoned money from state …

Brazil

4 Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate If You're Not Donald Trump

No, you don't have to be The Donald to make good money investing in real estate -- but if you're not throwing around billions of dollars, don't expect to blazon your name on any high-rises, either.<p>Aside from the malls, office buildings, or ultraluxe residences preferred by the 1% of the 1%, there …

11 Workouts For When You REALLY Don't Want to Work Out

Let's be honest: no one want to work out ALL the time. Okay, maybe some of you do (seriously, go you!), but for the vast majority of us, we all have days where we don't even want to get out of bed. Whether you're sick, sore, feeling lazy, in need of a rest day, or just incredibly unmotivated, …

What Happens to Men Who Can't Have Sex

Inside the often disturbing world of "involuntary celibacy"<p>I heard the woman calling Michael's name before he did. First it was tentative, a question: "Michael? Michael?" When she knew for sure it was him, she got louder, trying to make herself heard above the crowd exiting the subway station:</i> …

Relationships

Your Love Horoscope for March 2016

<b>Tracy Allen's horoscope columns appear monthly in Glamour. In addition to astrology, she has a graduate education in counseling psychology and has worked as a psychotherapist. Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tallennyc@gmail.com to schedule a private session. Check back here for more</b> …

Four white men ordered to pay $840,000 for Jim Crow-style killing of Mississippi black man

Outings to “Jafrica” took place over the summer in 2011. The Mississippi teenagers from predominantly white Rankin County piled into cars and drove into predominantly African American Jackson. These trips were named for a portmanteau of “Jackson” and “Africa,” a nod to their specific and malicious …

Crime