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This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>Amanda Rice knows how hard it is to run at the end of a long day. On top of her duties as a U.S. naval officer, Rice is a dentist and makes annual trips abroad to assist with community dentistry in places like Guatemala …

Marathons

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

Happiness

Amateur Astronomer Spots Supernova Right as It Begins

Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing his camera-telescope setup in Argentina back in September 2016, pointing his Newtonian telescope at a …

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

Winston Churchill

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Logging

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Self-improvement

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Magic Mushrooms

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

Self-help

How Your Car Might Crush Your Retirement Dreams

Is your car stopping you from saving for retirement? Find out how car loans and leases can cost you the financial security you deserve as a …

Retirement

Liz Weston: Make your teen a millionaire this summer

Gary Sidder set up Roth IRAs for his sons when they turned 13. Each year, the Littleton, Colorado, certified financial planner and his wife, Francie Steinzeig, a school psychologist, contributed an amount equal to whatever the two boys earned cutting lawns, shoveling snow and doing odd jobs. As the …

Retirement

4 financial milestones to reach before you retire

Looking forward to retirement? Here are a few goals to hit first.<p>Retirement is a period to look forward to for a countless number of working Americans, but it can be a financially stressful time, as well. No matter when you choose to retire, here are a few money-related milestones you should aim to …

Retirement

8 mistakes that make good employees leave

It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, …

The Workplace

Is the Average American Prepared for a Financial Emergency?

Sadly, the answer is "not even close."<p>No matter your age or how much you earn, you never know when you might encounter a true financial emergency. It …

Personal Finance

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

Fidel Castro

20 TV Shows Most Influenced by 'Twin Peaks'

From surreal murder mysteries and quirky small-town sitcoms to 'The X-Files' – these series owe David Lynch's cult show a serious debt<p>When <i>Twin Peaks</i> …

8 Things Successful People Do When They Don't Like Someone

Tip #6. Pick your battles.<p>Unless you’re a genetic anomaly, it’s likely you will meet people you don’t like throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s …

Self-help