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5 money habits of unhappy couples

You know this couple. They met, fell in love, moved in together — and then slowly began to sink under the weight of their money habits. He ran up her credit card; she kept purchases secret. They ignored their financial woes.<p>Financial harmony is crucial to a couple's long-term synergy with money. In …

My Christian virginity pledge nearly destroyed me

<b>(Oleg Gekman via Shutterstock)</b><p>At the age of 10, I vowed to stay pure until I married. I finally realized my body belongs to me and not the church<p>Samantha Pugsley<p>August 10, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on xoJane.<p><i>"Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself,</i> …

Tough Love: My Most Excruciating Night as a Parent

<i>Preface for reader: This is the first time I have written publicly about the intimate events surrounding some of my son's substance abuse issues. It was a hard piece to write and even harder for my son to read. But I post it here with his blessing.</i><p>During the four months before my son turned 18, I …

The First Image Of The Paddington Bear Movie Has Inspired A Delightful Horror Meme

Great news, nostalgia freaks, Paddington Bear is coming to the big screen in his very own live action adventure for Christmas 2014. I’m sure a lot of people have read that news and thought, “What the f*ck, Michael Bay?” but this beloved children’s book character seems to be getting the treatment …

3-Year-Old Allegedly Forced to Urinate in Seat on Plane: A Flight Attendant's Perspective

Are you a parent who's nervous about flying with your little ones? This recent incident on Jet Blue probably doesn't make you feel any better about traveling, but all flight attendants are not the same. I'll explain further. A Jet Blue flight attendant allegedly refused to let a 3-year-old child …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Cities Around North America Rally For Missing Nigerian School Girls

Outrage over the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by an Islamic extremist group last month is fueling rallies around North America this Mother's Day Weekend, as organizers push to raise awareness and pressure world leaders into action.<p>Organizers of rallies in Chicago, Boston, Denver, …

Nigerian father: Nothing has been done - CNN Video

The Boko Haram Bidding War

While the world mobilizes to do everything possible to #BringBackOurGirls, let’s recognize that the ransom price will be very high indeed.<p>Almost lost …

Associated Press News

P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?

If the first 10 amendments to the Constitution went before today’s voters, how would they fare?<p><b>Change of Heart About the Bill of Rights?…</b><p>Is it …

Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

If you’re struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you’re not alone. Some reports tell us to change all …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Demographics

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Baking

Former Microsoft manager wants to create pot brand

SEATTLE -- A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first U.S. national marijuana brand, with cannabis he hopes to eventually import legally from Mexico, and said he was kicking off his business by acquiring medical pot dispensaries in three U.S. states.<p>Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft …

Cannabis

WARREN BUFFETT TO WOMEN: Stop Holding Yourself Back

It inspired his recent column in Fortune, where he wrote, "we've seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you'll join me as an unbridled optimist about America's future."<p>He spoke on gender issues again, this time during a live …

Pulitzer Prize

Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/976000/976410_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524642360_300f09b3899645af9965625385647d4f<p><b>Marijuana is now legal in Washington state in the north-west of America. Will the sales kick-start an economic boom?</b><p>Kimberly Bliss and her wife, Kim …

Jeff Hanneman of Slayer Dead at 49

Jeff Hanneman, one of the founding guitarists of the pioneering thrash metal band Slayer, died today in Southern California of liver failure. He was …

Music

7 Secrets Wealthy People Know About Amassing And Maintaining A Fortune

Becoming wealthy enough to keep the wolf from your door doesn't mean an end to unwanted callers. For every newly minted billionaire, there are …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

The War on Drugs Is Far More Immoral Than Most Drug Use

A prohibitionist says libertarians dismiss moral considerations when they call for legalization. The truth is quite the opposite.<p>Reuters<p>Perhaps I should be more specific.<p>See the man in the photo at the top of this article? It isn't immoral for him to light a plant on fire, inhale the smoke, and …

It’s not you Facebook, it’s me — okay, it’s partly you: Why I unfriended almost everyone

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>There have been a rash of posts of late from people who have quit Facebook (s fb) or decided to unfriend everyone they know …

How to delete your digital life

Wiping away your digital life means getting rid of the traces you've left – the mistakes you made, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments, the …