Mike Cifone

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10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

20 stunning photos of unreal landscapes, incredible animals, and mesmerizing underwater scenes

Judges chose winners and honorable mentions from 11,000 entries. The four different catagories included: aerials, landscapes, wildlife, and underwater — and a people's choice award was also announced within each.<p>The grand-prize winning photo of an orangutan crossing a river, taken by Jayaprakash …

Nature Photography

My doctor prescribed me orgasms to treat my depression

Penny Sullivan* had been struggling with her mental health for decades when she was finally diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder.<p>After years of anxiety, …

Mental Health

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

• <b>Principles of Stoicism — an ancient philosophy — can be found in the modern psychology treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy — or, 'CBT.'</b>• <b><br>CBT is built on the core idea that people don't react to events, they react to how they interpret those events — and those interpretations can be</b> …

Self-esteem

I'm 29 and manage $100 million — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about investing

• <b>Michelle McKinnon is a certified financial planner at Payne Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm in New York.</b>• <b><br>McKinnon helps her clients, including millennials and baby boomers, make smart investments.</b>• <b><br>One of her best pieces of advice for investors is to stop chasing the highest</b> …

Investing

New Jersey Police Arrest Driver Unaware She Had A Transit Sign 'Impaled' Through Her Lexus' Sunroof

What you see above is a Lexus with a New Jersey transit sign jutting out of its sunroof. The reason this happened, police say, is because the driver …

New Jersey

Page Not Found: A Brief History of the 404 Error

The notorious 404 error, “Not Found,” is often, not totally erroneously, referred to as “the last page of the internet.” It’s an obligatory heads-up …

Your Answer to This 1 Question Shows How Open-Minded You Are (Or Aren't)

Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio says if you do this, it's like thinking in multiple dimensions.<p>You believe you're open to processing new information, and that's natural. Most people do. Fact is--and you know this from experience, too--lots of people are <i>not</i> that open to new information. They say …

8 types of friends you need in your life to be happy

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You're not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup organization discovered something interesting: The vast majority of the time, no one pal offers you everything you need from your relationships.<p>Some of …

How to Raise a Mentally Tough Daughter

According to a performance sports psychology specialist.<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with Chevrolet’s GoalKeepers Project.</i> <i>The Chevrolet</i> …

14 Strategies To Accelerate Your Personal Growth By 1,000%

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin P. HardyThe post 14 Strategies To Accelerate Your Personal Growth By …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Hand Sanitizer Alters the Results of Breathalyzer Tests in New Experiment

If a police officer pulls you over for driving while intoxicated, you could be brought in for a breath alcohol test. If that happens, you’d better …

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

By Ellie Silverman<p>Ellie Silverman<p>Metro reporter who covered crime and courts<p>Bio Follow<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week.<p>Except that’s not what the doctors meant.<p>“We are …

Cannabis

Amazing Video Shows Coconut Crab Killing Bird In Brutal Fashion

You probably don't want to see one of these on a dark night.<p>Coconut Crab sounds like a delicious dish you might order at an Asian restaurant, not a bloodthirsty killer.<p>But a video taken by Dartmouth College biologist Mark Laidre may forever change whatever opinion you had previously of the creature.<p>…

How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible

It’s one of the greatest tropes in movies, literature, and television shows: the idea that we could travel back in time to alter the past. From the time turner in <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Back To The Future</i> to <i>Groundhog Day</i>, traveling back in time provides us with the possibility of righting wrongs in our own …

Wormholes

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

This Self-Taught Polish Cosplayer Can Turn Herself Into Literally Anyone, And Here’s 50+ Of Her Best Transformations

Cosplayers - like other artists - have a learning curve they have to go through if they want to achieve greatness, but it seems that Justyna …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

Miss Bumbum Brazil Contestants Wear 'Beef-kinis' To Protest Sexual Harassment

“Women are not just a piece of meat.”<p>Some contestants in a Brazilian beauty pageant dedicated to finding the nation’s best behind are protesting sexual harassment. And they’re doing it with a photo op straight out of Lady Gaga’s handbook.<p>The infamous Miss Bumbum Brazil pageant takes place Monday …

Nine Norse Gods You Don't Know Anything About

Marvel’s (Disney) newest movie is out, and <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> puts everybody’s favorite Norse God of Thunder under pressure to save Asgardian civilization …

The Symptom Of Depression We Don’t Talk About

The one symptom of depression you probably don’t know about, and one of the hardest ones to deal with, is loneliness.<p>“The Symptom of Depression We Don’t Talk About” was published on The Mighty.<p>Written by Jenna B.<p>You may think you know a lot about depression.<p>You know people with depression can feel …

Stay Cozy Wheverever You Go With Colin Furze's Briefcase Fireplace

Briefcases are designed with portability in mind, fireplaces are not, so anyone who has been hoping to take their fireplace with them wherever they …

51 Hand Tools, Power Tools, & Handyman Tools Every Man Needs

If you think about your home right now, the chances are you’re generally satisfied – but are trying to avoid thinking about all those little jobs …