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Budget

Report<p>In CBO’s projections, the economy grows relatively quickly this year and next and then more slowly in the following several years. The federal …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Vaping, The E-Cigarette Trend: Is It Harmful And Will It Help People Quit Smoking?

More and more smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to get their nicotine fix. In fact 'vaping', as the pastime is …

Can You Fire Employees Who Smoke?

Despite data showing that each smoker costs their employer nearly $6,000 in lost productivity and higher medical costs, employers are still bound by laws when it comes to smoker discrimination. In many states, it’s illegal to discriminate against smokers, with worker rights advocates stating that …

What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

Common signals you shouldn’t ignore.<p>The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like …

Wellness

79 Insane Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At The Animal Kingdom

And you thought people were weird.<p>1. A chameleon's tongue can be as long as its body.<p>2. Great white sharks can detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water and can even sense tiny amounts of blood from three miles away.<p>3. The blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an adult elephant.<p>4. Houseflies …

Snowy Owls Invade The U.S. In Once-In-A-Lifetime Migration

Sadly bearing no letters from Hogwarts.

I Used the Internet to Quit Smoking

I started smoking for the same reasons most people begin the nasty habit: I was young and stupid.<p>Like many teenagers, I could care less about the …

If the government wants to stop us smoking, it's easy. Just make it boring

Smoking is the most idiotic of vices. Not the most joyless, perhaps (that, surely, is gambling on pretend electronic horses) but the silliest, the vainest, and the most pointless. No one, at least no one since the invention of the idea of cool, has ever taken up smoking for any other reason other …

The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …

Healthy Eating

Mercury the two-legged cat does the world's cutest T. rex impressions

Mercury the cat was found at five weeks old with no front legs. His limbs were unfortunately too injured to accommodate prosthetics, so being the …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

What’s new, pussycat? The growing economy of internet cat videos

The economy of internet cat videos? Yes, it’s a real thing. The Internet Cat Video Festival? Another real thing. A “meme manager” whose job is to build online brands for Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Grumpy Cat? Oh yes, he’s real too.<p>Veteran You’ve Been Framed viewers will attest to the fact that …

Seeing a cat walk on a treadmill chasing food basically sums up life

Seeing a smart cat walk on a treadmill to its plate of food tickles me more than it should. I scream out aww under my constant laughter. I must be a …

Treadmills

Here Are Colorado's First 'Don't Smoke Pot And Drive' Commercials

Colorado is rolling out a major ad campaign to remind residents that while recreational marijuana is legal, they're still not allowed to smoke and drive.<p>The state's Department of Transportation released three new ads that will begin airing on television Monday, all carrying the tagline "Drive High, …

Quitting smoking linked to improved mood | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies.<p>A woman is silhouetted as she smokes a cigarette in central Sydney August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz<p>On average, quitting smoking was associated with …

Secondhand smoke tied to miscarriages, stillbirths | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke have a higher rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal deaths, a new study suggests.<p>“We often think of the diseases that secondhand smoke causes as diseases of older people,” epidemiologist Andrew …

8 Things You Didn't Know About Decorating

Secret tricks of the trade.<p>From adding dark, drama-inducing lampshades to creating ceilings with style, design experts reveal their best home-decorating tips and offer up insider tricks-of-the-trade.

Home Decorating

Decorating an Apartment On a Budget

Decorating an apartment or rental home can be challenging. Renters are usually stuck with existing wall, floor, cabinet and other finishes, which in …

Home Decorating

25 Discounted Home Goods To Update Your Pad

While spring cleaning is pretty much expected this time of year, a little spring <i>redecorating</i> is definitely more our style. Out with the old, in with …

Shopping

The One Extraordinary Skill All Prodigies Share

Their working memory is much, much better than everyone else’s.<p>We all know a child prodigy when we see one. If you’d been there when Mozart composed his first piece of music at age 5, or when Picasso finished his first painting at 9, or when math genius William James Sidis entered Harvard at 11, …

Artist Wants To Map Every Single Human Skin Tone On Earth

Photographer Angelica Dass has matched 2,000 human faces with their corresponding Pantone hue.<p>Perhaps, in the near future, besides wearing mobile devices on our faces and sporting unisex high-waisted pants, we’ll cease to refer to people as black or white, or some variant in between. Instead, we’ll …

Adorable Mother and Daughter Show Off Impressive Yoga Moves

We have officially found the cutest pair of yoga partners ever. Yoga instructor Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora on Instagram) frequently shares pictures of herself pulling off impressive yoga moves with her very young daughter. Often wearing matching outfits, the cute mother-daughter duo are seen …

Dogs Photobomb Celebrity Photos to Help Boost Pet Adoption

Over the years, we've seen a lot of artists and photographers do some highly creative things to raise the awareness of shelter animals and to help find them homes. Theron Humphrey (of Maddie on Things) is shooting <i>Why We Rescue</i>, Shannon Johnstone is behind <i>Landfill Dogs</i>, and Sarolta Ban just started</i> …