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I've Quit Drinking Soda After Reading These 2 Scientific Studies (Though Not for the Reason You'd Think)

CREDIT: Inc.comCREDIT: Getty Images<br>Regular or diet, it just doesn't matter.Until a week or so ago, I drank soda. I was grabbing a can a day from the fridge at work-- sometimes two (mostly diet). Then I read the studies cited below, and I flat-out quit. Cold turkey, 100 percent.Americans still drink …

Sugar

Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.<p>"I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an …

Donald Trump

I got a $2 million bonus and I was never more miserable

Getting a job on Wall Street was the first of like ten boxes I thought I needed to check in order to be happy. The last box — the finish line — was …

Happiness

I am having a great time at Fyre Festival and I don't get why everyone is upset

When I first purchased tickets to the Fyre Festival I thought, "This is going to be the best time of my life." And I was right.<p>Since I arrived on Thursday afternoon, Fyre Festival has been one of the most thrilling, incredible experiences I've ever had. Music, food, fun — from start to finish, I've …

Festivals

Want to Improve Your Writing? Try This Simple (and Free) Tech Hack

Reading your writing before your publish is important. But this simple practice can also help.<p>Three years ago, when I was starting my blogging journey , I worried about many things.<p>What should I write about? Could I think of enough topics to meet my goal of publishing a post each week?<p>As if those …

Writing

Here are four things I learned from loving a taker

I'd tried online dating before without much luck, but this girl was somehow different. She had real potential, a vibrancy that seemed to leap off my Tinder screen.<p>You could call her a swipe-right-with-your-fingers-crossed kind of girl.<p>My phone lighted up with a ding a few hours later and sure …

Love

'I thought being president would be easier': Trump's Reuters interview highlights

Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Reuters about geopolitics, trade and how his personal life has changed since assuming office<p><b>On the presidency</b><p>“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. You’re …

Korean Peninsula

Can You Name America’s Oldest Bike Maker?

(Hint: It’s not Schwinn.)<p>By the late nineteenth century, New York City was literally full of shit. Transportation was primarily horse-powered, and the animals produced about 2.5 million pounds of manure a day. A Russian immigrant named Morris Worksman thought bikes could help solve the problem. In …

Cycling

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Says Son Kash Is ‘Doing So Much Better’ After ‘Terrifying and Horrific’ Dog Bite

<b>Kim Zolciak-Biermann</b> is giving thanks in the wake of her son’s terrifying dog bite last weekend.<p>On Friday, the <i>Don’t Be Tardy</i> star took to Instagram …

Dogs

Andrew Sullivan: Maybe America Wasn’t Crazy to Elect Donald Trump

A confession: I’m much less afraid of Trump than I was a year ago. His rhetoric, his unfettered far-right agenda, his love of violence, and his …

Donald Trump

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Retirement: A Love Story

He couldn't stop looking at her, especially at those soft blue eyes. But how could he approach her? He may have been the most popular driver in the history of NASCAR, a guy whose mere presence made thousands squeal 36 weekends a year at racetracks across America, but there is this little secret …

Motorsport

A deep dive into Trump’s elaborate fantasyland

Here’s one genuine achievement of the Trump administration’s first 100 days: The president, it seems, has come to realize he is in over his head.<p>“This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” he told Reuters in an interview this week. “I do miss my old life. I like to …

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Four Tips For Your First Trip To Japan

Japan is one of those destinations many people dream about getting to one day, but never go. Don’t let the language or cultural barrier keep you away. Finding your way is not nearly as hard as you may think. Here are tips for some frequently asked questions I’ve received about Japan:<p><b>Getting Around:</b> …

Japan

The Mysterious Answer to My Unrelenting Insomnia

Nothing helped—until one day my dentist told me I had the so-called "young, thin, beautiful women's sleep disorder."<p>I'd wake in the middle of the night, gasping for breath as though surfacing from a near drowning. My heart would be racing, my skin clammy, my organs suffused with grief and fear, …

Wellness

Alex McCord Explains How She Ended Up on a Completely Different Career Path

<i>The Real Housewives of New York City</i> fans got the most unexpected of updates when Andy Cohen revealed on Twitter that Alex McCord "is officially a …

Bravo TV

UFC Fighter With Amazing Physique Still Struggles With Body Image

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight sensation Tecia Torres, 27, may have one of the best bodies in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), …

Martial Arts

My Escape From Anxiety

Fear ambushed me.<p>It was early on a December morning in 1989. I was a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, staring at a wall covered in long sheets of printer paper and trying to figure out which of the listed classes to take for the coming semester.<p>I felt fine. I was groggy from a …

Anxiety

I sent a compromising message to the wrong person. How will I ever recover?

The realisation you misdirected a sensitive message is among the worst feelings technology can induce. Have faith – one day it will be a great anecdote<p><b>I accidentally sent a compromising message to the worst person possible!!! HELP ME.</b><p>Everyone has made this mistake – even the Greatest of All Time. …

New Year's Eve

Yes, I'm a minimalist. No, I'm not getting rid of that.

So you want to be a minimalist? Well then, you’d better get rid of everything you own, stop attending any social events and basically move into a …

Happiness

A serious golfer would never say this

I suspect serious golfers cringed when they spotted the headline “The president who golfed too much” [Sunday Opinion, April 23]. I’ve been playing golf for more than 60 years and have never heard a serious golfer use “golf” as a verb, even though you can find a dictionary reference to such.<p>In the …

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My 100 Days of Covering President Donald Trump

The most consistent thing about my life for the past two years has been @realDonaldTrump.<p>During the presidential campaign, when I was NBC News' "embed" with candidate Donald Trump, you never knew when a late-night or early-morning tweet would torpedo your day's work.<p>It's why every embed group …

Donald Trump

Florida deputies: Ex-cop was drunk when he hit five kids, killing one

Sheriff Grady Judd says a drunk driver who hit five teens Thursday afternoon in Florida -- killing one -- is a retired law enforcement officer who, hours after the crash, was still nearly twice the legal limit for driving.<p>“He read a 0.14 [BAC] seven hours after the crash. He was drunk. He was very …

Crime

3 Strategies for Thinking and Acting Courageously

Know your strengths and weaknesses, and be willing to face your fears.<p>To be successful in business, you must be bold and have courage to take calculated risks. Courage often makes the difference between overcoming a challenge and staying stuck, paralyzed and afraid to act.<p>The main difference …

Self-improvement

I Gave Up Booze and Surprisingly My Life Doesn't Suck

Here's the thing: quitting alcohol is not hard. Unless you're dealing with a serious illness (read: alcoholism), it's actually very, very easy. If …

Alcohol

McDonald's Is Removing A Fan Favorite Drink & Twitter Is Mourning

Kids of the 90s, prepare to kiss one more technicolored piece of your childhood goodbye because McDonald's just made a decision that is upsetting Twitter. Fox59 News reported yesterday that the fast food chain plans to begin phasing out Hi-C Orange Lavaburst starting May 1. After July, all …

Food

The Gloves Come Off: 'ETFs Are Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

Two managers with $789 million in tow are out with what is quite simply the starkest warning on ETFs to date.<p>Their full comments (from an April …

Finance

Ryan Palmer on Saints 'war room' visit: 'One of longest five minutes I've ever experienced'

AVONDALE, La. -- Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer spent Thursday night observing the strategy of the New Orleans Saints from inside the team’s “war room” for the first round of the NFL draft.<p>Both are Cowboys fans but also friends with Saints coach Sean Payton. The Saints picked Ohio State cornerback …

Golf

Red Flag Draft: NFL Teams Live on the Edge in Round 1 with Slew of Risky Picks

As the craziness of the night unfolded, and the trades flew, and the insanity grew, and the pockmarked players were picked early and often, a general manager provided the perfect phrase for the draft.<p>"This is the Red Flag Draft," he texted.<p>This wasn't a description just about players and their …

NFL Draft

Kim Kardashian's Unairbrushed Butt Photos Allegedly Cost Her 100,000 Instagram Followers!

After unairbrushed photos of Kim Kardashian’s butt hit the Internet earlier this week, thousands of the reality star’s fans are just now realizing …

Lifestyle

How 6 Women Maintain Their Unicorn Hair

When I dyed my naturally black hair to silver last December, and then purple-pink in February, I faced a steep hair care learning curve. It opened up a whole world of products and techniques my formerly low-maintenance self never even knew about. The best way I learned was to talk to women with …

Hair