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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Focus - + Feelin' Good, Feelin' Great

Today’s world is an endless, omnipresent circus of distraction.<p>We’re in the process of learning how to integrate all of this new technology into our …

Millennials, There Are No More Excuses To Keep You From Investing Now

Come on Millennials; help me to understand the situation surrounding your investment strategy (or the lack thereof).<p>Millennials, you can have a glimpse into your future by watching your Baby Boomer parents struggle to retire. In many cases, they will become a financial burden on you and your family …

3 Financial Blogs That Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Use these resources to help you make smarter financial decisions.<p>There are thousands of sites that do everything from hype investment picks to …

An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

Sexual Healing With Yoga

What if you made ecstasy part of your daily spiritual practice? How would that change the richness and the quality of your life? If you want to reclaim your sexuality, and learn how to live on the ecstatic spectrum, do yoga. You don't need to learn 450 positions; that won't do it if you're numb. …

Before Beane

Somewhere in your favorite sports franchise’s front office, a team of analysts is teasing the truth out of a mess of misleading statistics. …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

The Trials And Triumphs Of Heidi Cruz

Ted and Heidi Cruz have always had big ambitions for public service. A decade ago, uprooting her career was a difficult detour. This profile, which was first published in 2015, has been shared widely after Donald Trump attacked Heidi Cruz.<p>Around 10 p.m. on the night of Aug. 22, 2005, the Austin …

The Clinton Way

The Clintons hush the crowd at Bill’s 2007 induction into the Voting Rights Hall of Fame. Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME

Busting the Big 3 Meditation Myths

It's a modern-day whine favored by those committed to growth and wellness, who really, really, do not want to sit still: "Do I reeealllly have to meditate?"<p>One of those whiners is a close friend, and after years of her telling me what to eat -- fish oil, fish oil, fish oil -- and how to strengthen …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Self-help

50 Life Secrets And Tips

<b>by Jordan Lejuwaan</b><p>1. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge …

How To Move Forward When You Feel Paralyzed by Uncertainty

<b>“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>A woman in a relationship that is breaking …

The Death of the Three-Time Candidate

Serious presidential contenders used to run multiple times; today they can't. This is why.<p>You have to give him this much: The man was determined to be president, and he had no problem outpacing his opponents. He spent years crisscrossing the nation by bus, rail and plane. No room was too small, no …

The Partisan Paradox of Black Republicans

Conservatives can find themselves alienated from the broader African American community, yet not wholly embraced by their chosen party.<p>I vividly remember the night my father’s politics became clear as day. He was smirking coolly at a friend whose dander was up over their increasingly tense debate. …

Civil Rights

Get Over the Midterms, Now the Fun Begins

Tuesday night's Republican landslide — or drubbing, or shellacking or whatever we are calling it — was broad, and deep, and for MSNBC viewers, …

The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments

<b>Herbie Flowers and Ronnie Ross – the bass and sax solos in Walk on the Wild Side</b><p>When you think – as we are – of famous musical parts or breaks, it’s hard not to start with Lou Reed’s 1972 hit, which has not one but two famous instrumental breaks. Although Reed’s lyrics – which detail the lives of …

A First-Time Buyer's Guide To Home Maintenance

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>When you buy your first house, you have a lot going on with moving in, perhaps buying some furniture, hosting your first party at the house and getting used to those mortgage payments. With all that excitement, it’s easy to overlook routine home maintenance, …

Adrian Peterson, The NFL And Whippings

One of the things that came out of this Adrian Peterson story over the last few days is that most people outside the South don’t know what it means to get whipped with a switch.<p>No matter what Charles Barkley says, it’s not just a black thing. I’m white, and 50, and grew up in Georgia, and just …

The Trent Richardson Trade Was A Genius Move For The Browns, And It Looks Even Better A Year Later

At the time the Browns were accused of tanking. Fans ripped them for giving up on one of the most highly-drafted running backs in years after just 17 professional games.<p>A year later, it's clear that all those criticisms were wrong.<p>While the Colts may still sit above the Browns on the NFL totem …

U2: Songs of Innocence

No other rock band does rebirth like U2. No other band – certainly of U2's duration, commercial success and creative achievement – believes it needs …

6 Unspoken Requirements For Every Job Seeker

The hiring landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. If you want to make it to the top of the short-list and land a great job, you can’t succeed without the following critical assets:<p>1. A job<p>Sad but true. More than ever, it’s hard to get a job if you don’t have a job. According to the …