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7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

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Life on the slippery Earth

Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect<i>By Sebastian Purcell</i>Read at …

Injured German player to ref in World Cup final: 'Is this the final?'

German midfielder Cristoph Kramer has become the face of the ongoing concussion crisis after he suffered a severe knock in the World Cup final.<p>FIFA’s …

20 Cuban Pastors and Spouses Killed in Plane Crash

Nazarene officials say ‘God is still in control’ after regional leaders die on the way home from Havana retreat. A group of Cuban church leaders died …

John McCain’s shocking concession on the Iraq War: it was a “mistake”

In his new memoir, McCain says he’s to blame for the war.<p>Sen. John McCain has made a shocking admission: The Iraq War was a “mistake,” and he’s taking the blame.<p>In his new memoir, McCain who is battling brain cancer, writes that the Iraq War “can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very …

Atari cofounder Ted Dabney passes away

Ted Dabney, video game pioneer and cofounder of Atari, has passed away.<p>Dabney was one of the people who was there at the beginning of video games, which have now become a $137.9 billion business worldwide, according to market researcher Newzoo.<p>Marty Goldberg, administrator for the Atari Museum on …

Trump May Be The Most Fiscally Reckless President In American History

I have no doubt that your first response to the headline above is some combination of “Duh!,” “You just realizing this now?” and “This is what we get from someone whose Twitter handle is @thebudgetguy?”<p>You need to chill. I first posted about Trump’s federal budget follies more than two years ago …

What we can do about the culture of hate

We're all against hate, right? We agree it's a problem -- their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate -- some …

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50 years ago, US troops massacred more than 500 civilians in Vietnam during the My Lai massacre

Vietnam marked 50 years since the My Lai massacre on Friday in a memorial ceremony at the site of the killings that was attended by survivors of the massacre, their families, and around 60 U.S. Vietnam War veterans and anti-war activists.<p>American soldiers killed 504 people on March 16, 1968, in Son …

My Child Will Not Have Naked Physicals Until He Is Old Enough To Consent

I was molested by my pediatrician when I was 7 years old. It was difficult to convince my mom of it because I didn’t have all the legal terms at my …

What do you say to a friend who has just lost a child? | Hadley Freeman

I used to think of babies dying as something the Victorians had to endure, not us. If only<p>A couple of weeks ago, I went to a memorial. It was for my friends’ two-year-old son. I don’t have much experience of memorials, but I think the format is that you’re supposed to talk about what a great life …

Living Abroad Taught Me to Love America

I ran away from America. In my late teens, I decided I didn’t want to be hemmed in by the place where I grew up. It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision; through education, work, marriage, a child and a collection of foreign passports, I more or less made myself European, and for the next three …

Here’s Equifax’s list of customer data ‘accessed’ by hackers

The Equifax hack is getting more mysterious.<p>The credit reporting bureau admitted that a far more extensive assortment of data was “accessed” by …

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

WASHINGTON — Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come.<p>At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise that practiced moving troops and equipment under live artillery …

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Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But you won’t see that when I’m teaching.<p>Though I make a few exceptions, I generally ban electronics, including laptops, in my classes and research …

These are the arguments against net neutrality and why they’re wrong

The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC’s net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all.<p>Several primary arguments against the rules as they stand have appeared as talking points or recurring themes; they are worth …

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Net Neutrality

How the FCC Can Save the Open Internet

We should undo the Obama administration’s rules that regulate the web like a 1930s utility.<p>By<p>Ajit Pai<p>As millions flocked to the web for the first time in the 1990s, President Clinton and a Republican Congress decided “to preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that presently exists for the …

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Madison police make changes to deadly force procedures

MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Police Department has updated its guidelines on the use of deadly force, telling officers to exhaust other options before …

Civil Rights

Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation

The Pentagon is trying to determine whether American forces involved in a deadly ambush in Niger this month diverted from their routine patrol to embark on an unapproved mission, military officials said on Friday.<p>The questions have come up because the American and Nigerien soldiers on the patrol …

10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know

When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.

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I Never Became Straight. Perhaps That Was Never God’s Goal.

Why I embraced the Bible's sexual ethic before I understood it. This is not a story of being gay and becoming straight.But maybe I’m getting ahead of …

You Need to Walk Through Brokenness Before You Appreciate Grace

Young people these days are growing up in a world overflowing with opportunity and options. Even pain becomes optional. We find ways to numb it or …

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …

What You Might Be Missing in the Kneeling Debate

<i>In response to ongoing concern and public outrage over players kneeling during the national anthem, the NFL announced today that all players on the</i> …

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12-year-old girl abducted at Reagan National Airport in 'extreme danger'<p>Police bodycam captures rescue of choking toddler<p>Suspect in murder of Houston …

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