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19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, …

Senate Democrats Are Preparing a Legislative Package on Gun Control — Here’s a Preview of What’s Coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation’s toll of firearms deaths.<p>Republicans controlling Congress have shown scant interest in restricting guns and the Democratic …

How to Start a Fire with Household Items

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

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Secret Service official wanted to embarrass congressman

By Carol D. Leonnig and<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Jerry Markon<p>Jerry Markon<p>Bio Follow<p>An assistant director of the Secret Service urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a …

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This is the skill that determines your child’s future employability

Whether a college education is becoming obsolete is debatable. The competitive advantage is shifting away from the smartest people in the room to those who can relate to others—those with a high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. Harvard economics professor David Deming’s …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

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A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday

Get ready. A very special, very rare moon is rising this weekend.<p>On Sunday, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit …

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Delaware police shoot man in wheelchair; his relatives ask why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police officers, their guns raised, approach the man in the wheelchair and yell out loudly and repeatedly: "Drop the gun" and "hands up."<p>His hands don't rise. Shots are fired. And the man keels over out of his wheelchair and onto the ground.<p>The police chief in Wilmington, Delaware, defended …

23 Pieces of Essential Gear for the Serious Hiker

Any experienced hiker knows that a good (or bad) piece of gear can have a huge impact on a trip. The off-brand tent that seemed like an awesome deal …

12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your …

Passengers From 4 States May Soon Need A Passport For Domestic Flights

Confusion is soaring about new travel rules.<p>State-issued IDs from four states will no longer be accepted for domestic flights by airport security as soon as early next year.<p>There's growing confusion about how would-be flyers from Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York will board planes …

Green Beret axed for rescuing Afghan child sex slave

Sergeant Charles Martland has been refused leave to appeal after he was discharged from the US military for confronting an Afghan police commander over the rape of a young boy<p>An American Green Beret who attacked an Afghan police commander for keeping a child sex slave chained to his bed has been …

A Navy SEAL shares 8 secrets to grit and resilience

The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door.<p>Research is great, but it's always nice to talk to someone who's been there firsthand, and to see how theory holds up against reality. So who …

What is The Best Way to Start Making Money By Blogging?

The work from home dream is, for many, most easily achieved with blogging. If you can write, research, and share your knowledge with the words you …

California deputy shoots at wrong-way driver from helicopter

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in a helicopter shot at a suspected home invasion robber who led authorities on a 100-mph chase …

Residents from 5 US states could soon need a passport for a domestic flight

Under the act, state licenses are required to have all the regular information such as a photo ID, date of birth, signature, etc., as well as be equipped with "machine-readable technology" in the form of a chip.<p>Since the REAL ID Act passed in 2005, many states have either complied with the new …

Reheating Pizza: The Best Ways To Do It | The Art of Manliness

Pizza has long been one of man’s best friends. Crispy, cheesy, melty, meaty — it’s a winning proposition all around. One of the beauties of pizza is …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Why Washington Relinquished His Power, And Why He Returned

“For Washington,” writes Edward Larson in <i>The Return of George Washington</i>, “retirement made sense.” It was an act inconceivable at the time, of …

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7 Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Educational Podcasts to Keep You Sharp

My brother’s a farmer. All day he works with his hands: carrying feed, driving a truck, relocating animals from one side of a fence to the other. And …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

I discovered that some of these places are way easier to find than you would think.<p>As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the …

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How to Get Back on Track After Disappointing Yourself

You've probably had at least one time when you know you could've done better. Whether you wanted to keep a resolution, reach a goal, or do better on …