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Who were the victims of the Amtrak derailment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman. A Wells Fargo executive. An Associated Press video software architect. A chief executive of a small tech company.<p>They are among the seven people who died in Tuesday night's derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia.<p>Amtrak's Northeast …

Student Government

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Are You A Procrastinator? Scientists Say This Brain Hack Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key to avoiding procrastination may be to change the way you think about time.<p>The trick? Break down the time you have into smaller units. For instance, if …

You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

Middle School

Secretive U.S. Agency Kills Pets And Hides Their Bodies, Says Whistleblower

In a shocking report released this week, the notoriously secretive USDA agency Wildlife Services admitted to having killed a staggering 2.7 million …

Wildlife

Distractify

I don't know why we celebrate events with pastries. Someone's born, you get a cake. Someone's leaving your job, you get a cake. Your friend survived …

A Beginner’s Guide to Chakras

“Anatomy is destiny,” Freud famously said. If he had understood the subtle anatomy of the yoga tradition he might have said, “Destiny determines …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

Books

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Snapi, Chromatik

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Tips for people behind in retirement savings

Financial planners often tell stories about 50-somethings who come to them for help and have saved little or nothing for their retirement.<p>There are millions of people like that out there.<p>"It's really common for people to never plan for retirement," says Nancy Coutu, financial planner with Money …

Retirement

This Singer Was about to Get an Abortion But God Had Other Plans

Kimberly Henderson is an up and coming singer. Late last year, Kimberly’s youngest child couldn’t sleep. She recorded a video of her singing her …

Abortion