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The Huge Impact of Donated Bras

Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere helps people in poverty get the undergarments they need.<p>Whether it digs in, rides up, chafes, gapes, or won’t stay hidden under any of your clothes, everyone who wears a bra knows what it’s like to have a bad one. If you don’t fit into the relatively small range of …

Everything is getting more expensive, and 43% of families can't afford the basics

If you've been feeling like your paycheck isn't going as far as it used to, you're not imagining things.<p>Everything from gas to mortgages to your Chipotle order is getting more expensive.<p>Nearly 51 million US households don't earn enough to cover basics like rent and food.<p>Meanwhile, Amazon Prime …

Personal Finance

Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it

Rudeness perpetuates rudeness. And the act of being rude or being the recipient of rude behavior can impede productivity, emotions and overall health.<p>No one likes being cut off, bumped into or the recipient of a terse email. Yet it happens all the time — both to us and if you think hard enough, you …

Self-help

Sweden Advises Its Citizens to Prepare Wet Wipes and Tinned Hummus in the Event of War

Sweden has not gone to war with another country for over two centuries, but that hasn’t stopped the government from reissuing an emergency manual …

Family that took in Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz hit with lawsuits and criticism

Some see them as saviors who opened their home to a grieving young man after his mother died. Others say they were naive or negligent and failed to properly supervise a dangerous 19-year-old and his cache of guns.<p>James and Kimberly Snead let Nikolas Cruz move into their Parkland, Fla., home for the …

Nikolas Cruz

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

What I Learned After Watching 24-Hour Surveillance Footage for a Week

I dove headfirst into the strange serenity of Insecam.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Do you ever just sit and think about everything going on right now? It's chaos out there.<p>At the time of writing this, a volcano in Hawaii threw a huge cloud of ash two miles into the sky. Remember that …

Delectable Marinated Chicken Recipe

"I have experimented with so many marinades for chicken using my neighbors as guinea pigs and this one has been branded by all as simply delectable, …

7 words that make you sound passive aggressive at work

Maintaining healthy and happy relationships with coworkers is important to an overall healthy and happy work environment. And one way to do so is by …

Self-help

The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny | Jessica Valenti

The longer we ignore the toxic masculinity that underlies so many of these crimes, the more violence we’re enabling<p>The massacre at Santa Fe high school last week that left 10 people dead – most of them students – seems to have something in common with so many other mass shootings that happen in the …

Mass Shootings

This Trick Will Make Your Houseplants Multiply

Leaf Supply: A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants <i>is the perfect primer for anyone looking to take their houseplant game to the next level this</i> …

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Tech Billionaires Are Building Their Utopias Without Asking Us

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are charting humanity's future, and there's little the rest of us can do to influence them.<p><i>S. A. Applin, Ph.D. is an anthropologist whose research explores the domains of human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems and sociability. You can</i> …

5 Signs You're Settling With Your Relationship, Because You Deserve To Feel That Spark

Unfortunately, knowing when you are settling in a relationship with someone isn't always super obvious. It can be all too easy to let the potential …

Miss Manners: Open invitation doesn’t seem very open

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> I am a 38-year-old woman, never married. Since my mother’s passing a few years ago, my perspective has changed. Specifically, …

Carolyn Hax: I want to keep my kids in ignorant bliss, so I hid this from them

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> We have two young boys, 8 and 6. We got rid of our TV when they were young. As a result, my husband and I get all our news online and …

5 Reasons Business Owners Don't Fire Bad Employees--and 5 Bigger Reasons Why They're Wrong

Firing someone is never easy, but the consequences associated with holding on to an underperformer are far worse.<p>A bit of logic and your gut feelings tell you it's time to fire an underperforming employee, but your emotions and lack of time keep you from taking action. You're not the only one. Many …

Swedish city advises girls facing genital mutilation threat to hide spoon in underwear

A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) to tuck a spoon in their …

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.<p>Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study …

Washington State

Subtle Bullies: Coping with Passive Aggressive People

Interacting and coping with a passive-aggressive person is complicated. Most of the time, her actions are complex, confusing and often used as a way …

Anger Management

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.<p>In mid-2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious program aimed at recording essentially all of a person's movements and conversations and everything they listened to, watched, …

Predatory behavior runs rampant in Facebook’s addiction support groups

Huge groups of vulnerable people looking for help are a rehab marketer’s dream<p>When Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were people who understood her struggle to care for a son addicted …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

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IPhone 8

Can you raise a baby in prison? A program is giving incarcerated mothers a chance - The Washington Post

DECATUR, ILL.<p>Destiny Doud thought she had just 48 hours to be a mother.<p>Like most of the hundreds of pregnant women who give birth while serving time each year, Doud was slated to give up her newborn to a relative just days after the baby was born last May.<p>From left, inmates Destiny Doud, LaTonya …

An Early Hacker Used a Cereal Box Whistle to Take Over Phone Lines

The cereal box toy whistle inspired the development of a device that would seriously inspire Apple founders.<p>Starting in the 1960s, Cap’n Crunch started packing colorful whistle toys inside its cereal boxes. The Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun whistles were designed to mimic boatswain whistles used by sailing …

Our digital addictions are killing our kids

In August 2016, I wrote an editorial for The Post about “digital heroin,” where I compared the addictive potential of screens — video games, social …

Every Adorable Photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Royal Wedding

Prince George and Princess Charlotte — who served as pageboy and bridesmaid, respectively, in Meghan Markle and uncle Prince Harry’s wedding — ride …

Jimmy Carter says discrimination against women and girls is the world's biggest problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that he believes the single greatest challenge facing the world is discrimination against women and girls.<p>Carter, who delivered the commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia, said he now places the human rights abuses against women …

United States

How to Use Emotion Coaching With Your Kids

Emotion coaching is one of the five main types of discipline that is based largely on Washington state's psychology researcher John Gottman. …

‘I risked my life, please like!’ Mobile app Tik Tok has Hong Kong children craving acceptance – and some are going to dangerous extremes

It is not new for young people to seek attention. But the experience offered by popular online video platform Tik Tok has children craving acceptance …