Jeff Litchford

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Giuliani Declines to Endorse, but Reveals Who He Will Vote for in New York Primary

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that he would vote for longtime friend Donald Trump in the upcoming New York Republican primary, but not endorse.<p>Speaking to The New York Times, Giuliani said Trump is a “better choice than Cruz and a more realistic choice than Kasich.”<p>Mike …

Apple’s stock apps suck: Here’s what you should replace them with

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, …

Governor Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Into Law

It’s official! Idaho Governor Butch Otter has signed SB 1389 into law, making it legal for Idahoans 21 years of age and older to carry a concealed …

Guns

Study demonstrates possibility of simultaneous improvement in all mental, physical functions

Dustin Hoffman finally meets his Jewish roots

Dustin Hoffman warned himself not to get emotional as he learned about his family history on the most recently aired episode of the PBS genealogy …

Mysterious 'Area 6' landing strip in Nevada desert baffles experts

A mysterious, mile-long landing strip in the remote Nevada desert could be the home base for testing sensors on a top-secret fleet of drones, security experts speculate.<p>The asphalt landing strip is in Area 6 of the Yucca Flat test site, about 12 miles northeast of the infamous Area 51 that has long …

Meera Lee Patel on mindfulness, following your dreams and running a creative business

Meera Lee Patel is an emerging artistic talent from Brooklyn who has built a loyal following selling her illustrations, paintings and textiles on …

If my doctor had ignored my intuition about my pregnancy, I’d be dead

On May 30, 2013, I died when I gave birth to my son. If I hadn’t listened to my intuition before going to the hospital, I would have stayed dead.<p>Most of my pregnancy with my second child, Jacob, was healthy and relatively uncomplicated. But when I was around 20 weeks along, I began to have …

Medicine

College Announces Plans of a Dorm Only For Black Men — And Students Reacted

In order to help black males graduate, the University of Connecticut is constructing a dorm with a living space only for them.<p>Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. According to UConn’s website, the ScHOLA2RS House is “a scholastic …

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

This month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and hundreds of never-before-seen true color, high definition photos of the lunar surface available for download.<p>The images were taken a few years ago …

Space Science

Real-life 'X-Files'? CIA posts trove of UFO documents

The truth is out there – the CIA is offering a peek into its ‘X-files,’ shining a spotlight on a series of once-classified UFO documents.<p>“To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find …

How do I ... know if I have a mental illness?

It is normal to feel sad, angry or confused, but when these feelings start to take over your life, it’s time to get help<p>Mental health problems affect one in four of us at any one time. Though accurate figures can be difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 450 million people worldwide have a …

Mental Health

Many military veterans' PTSD claims 'fabricated or exaggerated'

Former top military psychiatrist says 42% of cases had no firm link to military service, diverting resources from genuine needs<p>Almost half of the service personnel assessed by military pyschiatrists had mental health issues that were not clearly linked to their career in the armed forces, or were …

Mental Health

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

A One-Minute Explanation For How To Always Have A Great Day

You have more control over this than you might realize.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Caroline Webb is an expert at having a good day. Webb, who was a management consultant for …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Consciousness

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Psychology

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Meditation

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don't Realize

There are 13 signs of a toxic parent that most people don't realize, and these parents can hurt their children in numerous ways.

These Are All The "Find The Panda" Pics That Have People Losing Their Shit

Bear with us.<p>The photos have collectively been shared thousands of times, and have been the source of both bragging rights and frustration.<p>This one is really hard to find.

Are You Saying This One Word That Hurts Your Love?

Candlelight dinners and material gifts may feel great in the moment but they are not the things that truly sustain healthy relationships. Many …

University of Pennsylvania

8 Motivational Quotes for 2016

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year brings new ideas, new ventures and a fresh start. But it also brings new challenges and struggles to overcome to achieve these new goals.<p>Kickstart your own new year with a little motivation to get you started …

Motivation

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Mindfulness

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

European Travel

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …