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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry as millions watch on

Couple exchange vows in Windsor Castle chapel before celebrity-studded congregation<p>The big day - as it happened<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, emerged from St George’s Chapel, Windsor after a wedding ceremony that dusted down royal tradition and injected gospel …

Prince Harry

Very good dog Max stayed overnight with lost three-year-old girl and helped rescuers

This is one very good dog.<p>Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler, may be deaf, partially blind, and getting on in his years, but that didn't stop him from …

This Photo of a Heinz Ketchup Bottle at Walmart Shows Why Amazon Is a Killer

If one wanted to check in on how the war between Amazon.com (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) was transpiring, they might not need to look any further than …

Finding peace through mindful running

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marty Kibiloski is a competitive guy -- in sports and life.<p>As a runner, he snagged an athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia. He placed 56th in the Boston Marathon when he was 22 years old, finishing in just 2 hours and 23 minutes. He competed in the Ironman World Championship …

Mindfulness

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?"<p>You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you've already received a mailer or two about a local church service.<p>Maybe you've wondered why Christians like …

Christianity

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

7 Better Lunge Alternatives Just in Time for Leg Day

We asked fitness professionals to suggest a few of their favorite alternatives.<p>As fun as it is to be the guy doing walking lunges across the circus that is your weight room floor, artfully dodging stray pieces of equipment and/or fellow gymgoers staring intently at their smartphones, this part of …

Workouts

It can be harder to lose a dog than a relative or friend — here's why

I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath - she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was ok because we were both by her side.<p>When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the …

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Management

Official NFL Combine Measurements, Results For Every Oklahoma Player

Oklahoma is well-represented in Indianapolis this week, with three Sooners participating in the NFL Combine.<p>Three Sooners are participating in the …

5 Destination Wedding Ideas That Don’t Involve the Ocean

The idea of a destination wedding usually conjures up images of beaches and oceans — but saying, “bon voyage” for your big day doesn’t have to result in your toes in the sand. Consider these other locales for a destination wedding.<p><b>1. The mountains.</b><p>Oceans make for pretty views, but imagine getting …

11 Real Thoughts All Guests Have During a Wedding Ceremony

From hiding yawns to fighting back tears, wedding ceremonies can be an emotional roller coaster for guests.<p>And, we admit it — we totally get misty-eyed at a few points. Moments of joy aside, your nearest and dearest will probably spend some of the time wondering when the reception will start. These …

Weddings

Welcome, Airbnb Guest! Your Neighbors Are the Trumps

The apartment has spacious windows, a sleek kitchen and expansive views of Manhattan. It boasts a prime location close to Central Park and Rockefeller Center and promises all the excitement of a luxury apartment in Midtown Manhattan.<p>And it was available for a substantial, but not completely …

Real Estate

John Oliver Had an Enlightening Talk with the Dalai Lama on Last Week Tonight

The Dalai Lama, or as John Oliver called him, “the original woke bae,” is the sixth most admired man in the United States. However, no one in the …

How to Stay Focused on the Future (When the Present is Kicking Your Ass) | Inc.com

It's easy to lose focus on the big picture when your day-to-day life consumes all your time and energy. Even when everything is running more or less on schedule, work and life come with commitments and obligations.<p>Guilt, frustration, confusion, and even anger are all part of the challenge of …

Work-life Balance

The One Question You Have to Answer About Your Partner

Oh, the joys of a new relationship! Such happiness is dimmed only, perhaps, by the fear that can sometimes arise. When we enter into a new …

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Exercise

It’s not sex that makes you healthier and happier—it’s what you do before and after

People who have sex more frequently report a greater sense of general happiness, according to numerous studies. One even found that having sex once a week, as opposed to monthly, boosts spirits more than earning an extra $50,000 per year.<p>Yet the sex-happiness association means nothing if we don’t …

San Francisco

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

9 Traps You Fall Into That Limit Your Happiness

Unhappiness can catch you by surprise.<p>Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness”—that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, and even bliss.<p>Still, happiness can be a bit hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; …

Tim Keller Stepping Down as Redeemer Senior Pastor

The influential Reformed leader is moving away from his NYC pulpit as his church becomes three. Later this year, Redeemer Presbyterian will no longer …

Modern-day mental health: Brain imaging identifies different types of depression

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms<p>Esther Landhuis<p>February 26, 2017 5:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Netflix's 'The White Helmets' takes home the company's first Oscar win

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The White Helmets," a documentary about volunteer rescue workers in Syria, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Sunday.<p>It was the first Academy Award win for Netflix, which distributed the film.<p>Khaled Khatib, a cinematographer and press officer for the Syrian White Helmets, …

Helmets

When Can I Say I'll Be Alone Forever?

Earlier this year, I went to a dinner party at a friend’s house. The household and guests slowly assembled in the kitchen, opening and closing …

Relationships

5 Killer Pushup Variations for Greater Gains

<b>The poor old push up is a miserable exercise. It doesn't get a lot of love and generally just sits there by itself in the corner.</b> Other more macho …

WATCH: Beautiful! How all of history culminates in the birth of Jesus

An artist dramatically brings the story of salvation to life<p>This gorgeous video by the Skit Guys captures the work of a talented artist at high speed …

Jesus

States Aim to Lure College Dropouts Back to School

Programs offer incentives to adults without a degree to boost number of graduates, local economies<p>Adults across Tennessee are being blasted with a message on television, radio and highway billboards: Finish what you started.<p>State education officials have spent $1 million in the past year to …

College & University

How a smile in your pocket could help ease depression and anxiety

It is said that when you smile, the world smiles with you and now neuroscientists are putting the time-worn adage to the test.<p>A new project by University College London is aiming to find out if simply looking at a smiling face could help ease depression and anxiety.<p>Javier Elkin and Dr Parashkev …

Depression