Amanda Utopia Greaves

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Hands on with the 2016 Mini Clubman

When the original Mini Clubman debuted, it was marketed as a bigger, more versatile version of the popular Hardtop. But over the years, the British brand's lineup has grown both in terms of vehicle size and number of models on offer, leaving the original car's formula by the wayside. There are now …

How to Qualify for a Small Business Credit Card (And Why You Should Get One!)

Excellent question, Kris!<p>I called American Express, Chase, and Citi, to ask about their small business credit card requirements.<p>I’ll share what I …

How To Have A Happy Relationship With A Difficult Partner

So, you are married to someone who happens to be difficult to live with. Even though you are fully committed to your relationship, you find that they …

Paralyzed man becomes first person to “feel” sensations through a prosthetic hand connected to his brain

A 28-year-old paralyzed man became the first person to gain a sense of touch with a prosthetic hand. It was developed by DARPA's Revolutionizing …

Johns Hopkins University

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters

America loves small businesses. A 2010 poll by The Pew Research Center found that the public had a more positive view of them than any other institution in the country – they beat out both churches and universities, for instance, as well as tech companies. As Janet Yellen pointed out in a speech …

Small Business

Women lose out — again: Why the Senate’s human trafficking compromise is nothing to celebrate

Senate leadership announced a deal to advance the anti-trafficking bill. Once again, women became bargaining chips<p>Senate leadership announced Tuesday that a deal had been reached over the anti-abortion language in an otherwise bipartisan anti-human trafficking bill. The agreement means that the …

Immigration Reform

Man Who Recorded Walter Scott Being Shot by Cop Speaks Out

The bystander who captured on video a white police officer shooting an apparently unarmed black man in the back in South Carolina thought about erasing the recording over fears of retaliation.<p>The video recorded by Feidin Santana shocked the nation when it was released this week. The footage …

Justice

Meditation Changes Your Brain For The Better

We already know that meditation is good for our mental and physical health, but more and more evidence is delineating just how valuable it could be …

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Exercise 1 Single-Leg Hip Raise<p>Begin on the floor, on your back, with your right knee bent and left leg resting straight on the floor. Keeping your left leg straight, raise it up to a 45-degree angle so that it is in line with your right thigh. Allow your arms to relax on the floor out from your …

Muscle

Pay Attention—This Is How a Nutritionist 'Detoxes'

<b>1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate</b><br>Kessner can't stress this point enough: "Drink lots of water," she says. Besides balancing out the dehydrating effects of any imbibing you did over the weekend, Kessner credits water with helping the body "flush out any toxins it's holding on to." Start the morning with …

China Needs Millions of Brides ASAP

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Meditation Techniques For People Who Hate Meditation

Don’t have the time or patience for devoting 20 minutes a day to sitting still? You can still meditate with small moments of mindfulness.<p>When actor and comedian Wali Collins was in first grade, his teacher, Miss Dunn, would lead the class in a group meditation–except that none of the 6-year-olds …

Meditation

Dubai is building the world's first temperature-controlled city

Visit Mall of the World and never step outside<p>Dubai is set to become home to the first temperature-controlled city on the planet. The ambitious project is expected to feature a mall, an indoor family theme park, and a "network of temperature-controlled openable promenades" — all billed as "the …

Pot and PTSD: Arizona Boots Researcher Seeking Cure For Vets

An ex-University of Arizona researcher –- who in March won federal approval to test marijuana on veterans with PTSD –- said Thursday she hopes the school will reverse her termination as ex-combat troops and scientists express support for her cause. Dr. Sue Sisley contends her June 27 dismissal was …

Cannabis