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6 Steps to Controlling Your Emotions

Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes painful force in our lives. We are driven day by day by our emotions. We take chances because we're excited for new prospects. We cry because we've been hurt and we make sacrifices because we love. Without a doubt, our emotions dictate our …

10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You)

Excessive sugar in the diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living. Nonetheless, few of us are consuming sugar in recommended moderate amounts and most of us are eating tons of it. In fact, worldwide we are consuming about 500 extra calories a day from sugar. That's just about what …

Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States

Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey reports that an eight-state region — Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, …

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

‘Runaway greenhouse’ easier to trigger on Earth than thought, study says

NASA’s Pioneer Venus Orbiter took this false color image of Venus’ clouds during its mission circling the cloudy world from 1979 into 1992. The planet experienced a runaway greenhouse that evaporated its oceans. A similar scenario is could occur on Earth today, a new study says.<p>It's plausible that …

Climate Change

Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistan

'It made me feel ashamed': Poor moms' anguish over diaper costs

As a single working mom with no college education, Jessica Aragon was once so desperate for diapers she considered stealing them. Back then, she remembers, she barely had enough money to cover childcare and rent at the end of the month, let alone pay for baby wipes and diapers for her …

Parenting

Apple faces new China worker abuse claims

<b>Technology giant Apple is facing fresh allegations of worker rights violations at Chinese factories of one of its suppliers, the Pegatron Group.</b><p>China Labor Watch, has alleged that three factories of Pegatron violate a "great number of international and Chinese laws and standards".<p>These include …

Codes of Conduct

4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …

Northeast a 'virtual sauna bath' -- with more to come

A sweltering heat wave that has pushed temperatures into the 90s from Cape Cod to Oregon continued Wednesday as emergency crews, power companies and commuters sweat it out with little relief in sight before the end of the week.<p>The countrywide slow bake is expected to continue until a cold front …

US lawmakers grill Obama officials on NSA surveillance

<b>Obama administration officials have faced sharp questions from Capitol Hill lawmakers about the US government's surveillance programmes.</b><p>The House judiciary committee questioned why it was necessary to build a database of phone records.<p>Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the hearing that the …

Surveillance

The Immigration Fight Is the Battle for the Soul of the GOP

The party's internal conflict isn't about wooing Hispanic voters. It's a proxy war between pragmatist elites and the angry fringe -- and the fringe is winning.<p>Jose Luis Magana/Reuters<p>Imagine a policy proposal that has the support of the Republican National Committee, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Karl …

In symbolic vote, House again passes bills to push back 'Obamacare'

In a symbolic vote meant to highlight the Obama administration’s decision to delay the implementation of a key part of its health care law, the GOP-led House passed bills Wednesday to stall parts of “Obamacare” despised by the GOP.<p>The House voted to delay the individual mandate – the part of the …

Indian school lunch poisoning: doctors race to save children

Doctors are fighting to save a group of primary schoolchildren poisoned by their school lunch at a primary school in a poor rural area of eastern …

Madres de NYC se solidarizan con familia de Trayvon | El Diario NY

Mujeres que han perdido a sus hijos en incidentes violentos sin que el sistema de justicia las reinvindique, criticaron el veredicto a favor de …

Bangladesh overhauls factory safety laws

Bangladesh has approved a new labour law to strengthen employees' rights and improve workplace safety, following a factory building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people.<p>Parliament passed the "historic" legislation, drawn up in the wake of the factory collapse in April that spotlighted …

Delaying retirement can delay dementia, large study finds

New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.<p>It's by far the largest study to look at …

Dementia

Scientists: Obese have higher levels of 'hunger hormone' in their blood

Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.<p>A common variation in the FTO gene affects one in six of the population, making them 70 percent more likely to …

Diabetes

College Kids Are Having Sex and Not Majoring in English

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, American colleges are in crisis. This …

How Union Muscle Made Detroit's Workers The Highest Paid In The Country

One of the stunning revelations in the new documentary film, “Brothers on the Line,” is the determined brutal fight led by the three Reuther brothers, Walter, Victor and Roy, to raise the pay and benefits of auto workers at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler during the 1950s. Their victories against …

4 Steps Of Leaders Who Win Stellar Talent

When I made my first foray into the big bad job market, I had some pretty crummy experiences. Sending out my resume, leaving a follow-up phone message and then getting in response: nothing, nada, zip. Not even the courtesy of a cursory “No, thanks.” Or being interviewed by an underling with …

5 Powerful Ways Leaders Practice Patience

Today’s business climate is more complicated than ever and fueled with many unknowns. Every leader feels the pressure of generating results, building the most effective teams and creating a high-performance workplace environment to secure sustainable outcomes. At the same time, employees are tired …

Leadership Lessons From Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands

Last June, Constellation Brands, the giant wine, beer and spirits producer and marketer based in Victor, N.Y., announced it was buying the 50% of Mexican beer producer and marketer Crown Imports that it didn’t already own, for $1.85 billion, from Anheuser-Busch InBev. The deal grew out of …