11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

May 29, 2017

… things youregrateful for every morning, you can start your day off positively and with a clear mind. Buy a journal that you dedicate to the writing of things you are grateful for. Set a timer for five to 10minutes and just write everything in your life that helps make it worthwhileuntil the alarm goes off. 2. Meditating To be able to quiet your mind is extremely beneficial to your mental health. Meditationhelps you to focus, which is one of the most important parts of being productive when it …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

… stayed in place. Later in my career, as the extent of the danger that comes with head injuries and concussions came to light, I was specially fitted for each helmet I wore but managing that fit throughout the season was largely left to me. The status of my helmet was always a major concern for me, but it quickly took a backseat to my focus on the field during games. I often found myself playing with a less-than-ideal fit, which might have contributed to my own experiences with concussions. …

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Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

… Consumer groups have consistently argued there should be an overdraft cap in place. The regulator estimates that 3.3 million people are in persistent credit card debt. The biggest focus in recent times has been on car finance deals. The value of finance deals used to buy new cars has soared to a new monthly record, according to latest figures, with motorists having spent 3.6bn on deals in March. ‘Dangerous’ The fear is that households, with a regular but stagnant salary, are using …

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

… Middle East, as well as for the treatment of Muslims in the United States. Thus, we should not expect any meaningful attempts by the Trump administration to decrease terrorism in the region. Rather, the focus of US counterterrorism strategy will be to geographically contain the violence within the Middle East and prevent it from crossing the Atlantic. This brings us to the second of Trump’s contradictions — deliberately disconnecting Islam from terrorism in his …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… Dharmesh Shah Paradoxically, I think machines are going to help us make our relationships with our customers more human. With advances in machine learning, digital assistants will be able to understand customer history and context and handle repetitive tasks much better. This will free humans to focus more on the relationship instead of rote tasks. Tala CEO & Founder Shivani Siroya Theres a misunderstanding that technology is somehow neutral or unbiased, which is simply …

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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

… to progressive grassroots forces, who are demanding dramatic solutions to the challenges of concentrated wealth and rising inequality. Rather than focus too closely on Trumps personal flaws and his campaigns possible collusion with Russia, these liberal activists believe that exposing him as a corporate shill and offering a positive vision for economic growth are the only ways to defeat the GOP at the ballot box. When Democrats regain power again, these activists will have sweeping policy plans …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

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Lord Bird wants prevention unit for poverty – BBC News

May 11, 2017

He says successive prime ministers have been “chummy” with him about ideas to tackle poverty but Mrs May seemed particularly interested in this shift towards a systematic strategy of prevention. Failed system Lord Bird says he wants a fence at the top of the cliff, rather than ambulances picking up pieces at the bottom. The billions spent on the rats’ nest of consequences of poverty – in educational underachievement, bad health, poor employment, drink and drug abuse …

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India’s leading edutech startup is now a Harvard case study

May 6, 2017

… technology triggers changes in how students consume content. It offers them newer ways to explore concepts and initiate learning on their own.” Perhaps that is what drew the attention of Mark Zuckerberg as well. Last September as the CZI led a $50 million investment in Byju’s, the Facebook founder wrote, “I’m optimistic about personalized learning and the difference it can make for students everywhere.” “That’s why it’s a major focus of our …

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Even the Vatican has a startup accelerator now

May 6, 2017

Who needs Silicon Valley when you have the Vatican?Image: franco origlia/Getty Images Pope Francis famously asked, “Who am I to judge?” So did Stephen Forte. The entrepreneur and Fresco Capital founder is launching a startup accelerator based in Rome and in part at the Vatican. The accelerator will focus on for-profit, mission-driven companies (aka companies that care about more than just turning a profit). The accelerator will accept applications from startups until June 5, which …

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DMX Checks Himself Into Rehab

May 1, 2017

After recently postponing a slew of concert dates, it’s been revealed His manager Pat Gallo and ex-wife Tashera Simmons did encourage him to take this step too. In a statement to his client’s fans, Pat explained: “It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 29, 2017

… in the same way that we have in the games community,” Pollack said. “There are a number of VR events being produced around the world right now a lot of summits and expos and demos but none with a specific focus about how VR can be applied to social change across different sectors.” SEE ALSO: How virtual reality is helping patients alleviate their pain Erik Martin, former policy adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration, …

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

… today,” Brunet says. Brunet, 51, says the focus now must shift toward moving so future generations can survive. How to prepare is also on the mind of Jonathan Foret back in Houma, where he shows children around his South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. As they discuss the possibility their homes, like those on Isle de Jean Charles, may also melt away into nothing but memories in a scrapbook, he thinks of a Bible story as a symbol. “Just like Noah, we’ve been given some …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

‘Tipping point’ Prince William’s comments came in an interview – alongside Prince Harry – with a magazine produced by the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm), which is dedicated to preventing male suicide. The future king and his brother are using the intense interest they generate to focus attention on a cause they are increasingly passionate about, BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt says. Prince William talked about his “tipping …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 11, 2017

… no mistake the focus on kindness isn’t a way to prioritize empathy for Trump voters above all else, as some pundits controversially suggested the opposition do in the wake of the election. It’s about discovering how solidarity and kindness are intertwined at the personal and institutional level, and understanding their combined potential to bring about change. “The more positive things you put out there … the more [kindness] can replicate itself,” says Jennifer …

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JPMorgan’s 125-Year Courtship of GE Is Paying Off Handsomely

April 9, 2017

… tilted its operations toward industrial manufacturing. A JPMorgan representative declined to comment. GE’s dealmaking ramped up to an unprecedented pace in 2015 with Chief Executive Officer Immelt’s strategy to sell consumer businesses and the portions of GE Capital that didn’t directly support its industrial divisions. The narrowed focus would be on making gas turbines, oil-drilling equipment, ultrasound machines and jet engines. Over that period, GE also closed its …

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Trump’s online fans are ditching him after missile strike in Syria

April 8, 2017

… night in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian government that left dozens of people dead. And his actions have seriously divided his supporters. Trump has long railed against the idea of any kind of intervention in Syria, and many of his nationalist supporters jumped onto his campaign wagon because they believed he was an isolationist, someone who would focus his energies on their preferred anti-immigration policies rather than become involved in another war in the …

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Hate crimes focal point of new DOJ task force

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided an update on the Justice Department’s new crime reduction task force Wednesday, including new details on a subcommittee that will specifically focus on hate crime prevention. In a letter to US Attorney’s offices across the country, Sessions explained that the Hate Crimes Subcommittee “will develop a plan to appropriately address hate crimes to better protect the rights of all Americans.” “We must also protect the …

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… workouts refreshed and better focused on their jobs. Time lost on exercise is made back and more in terms of improved productivity.” And he believes he’d never have built up his company without taking exercise himself during the day that enabled him to “maintain composure and focus in the midst of chaos”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many major companies now have gyms on site With 60% of our day often spent at work, the British Heart Foundation wants …

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India’s leading fitness startup becomes a Harvard case study

April 4, 2017

… body data and make changes to their health and lifestyle. Most recently, GOQii has also enrolled diagnostic centers and hospital chains on its platform, and will soon tie up with health insurance services too. Image: GOQII “Our business model is very different than the traditional hardware companies since we focus on a subscription model with much higher engagement and lifetime value,” Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO, GOQii, tells Mashable. “Hence, it won’t be fair to …

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One woman is knitting woolly boobs for breast cancer survivors

April 4, 2017

Many people’s knitting efforts focus on jumpers, scarves, children’s clothes and blankets. But, one breast cancer survivor is knitting hundreds of woolly breasts for women who’ve had mastectomies due to breast cancer. A video about Sharon’s knitting efforts have gone viral. In the video above, which has over 18 million views, she explains why knitting breasts is so important to her. Sharon had breast cancer five years ago and didn’t want reconstructive surgery …

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Deer numbers ‘being badly managed’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

The committee calls for greater focus and urgency to address the challenges of deer management across Scotland. Convener Graeme Dey MSP said: “The Committee welcomes the fact that some progress has been made but it’s clear that some Deer Management Groups and the Scottish Natural Heritage need to raise their game to deliver the step change needed. “Habitats damaged by deer take a long time to recover. We simply can’t go on like this if we’re to achieve the …

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‘Business and politics are inseparable’ says our favorite Silicon Valley tweeter

March 25, 2017

… competitiveness,” he continued. He brought up: Immigration Reform Encryption Policy Privacy Issues Global Trade Healthcare Levie and the anchor entered in a somewhat awkward discussion on the United States’s bi-partisan setup and whether that disrupts progress. “It’s unfortunate that our bi-partisan system equates a side to each issue as opposed to letting us discuss each issue on its own merit and be able to focus on how do we have an economy and a country …

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Whistleblowers ‘to be protected’ if they apply for NHS job – BBC News

March 20, 2017

… feel they are protected with the law on their side”. ‘Deeper cultural problem’ There has been a growing focus on patient safety since Sir Robert’s inquiry in 2013. One of the main findings of that report was that people within the NHS had known about the poor levels of care at the hospital, but did not raise the alarm. Since then, a number of initiatives have been launched to improve safety. In 2015, the government introduced plans to appoint guardians to support staff …

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Democrats urge one another not to get distracted by Trump’s taxes

March 15, 2017

… was later confirmed by the White House. “Message: tax cuts for the rich paid for by taking health care away from 24M people > tax returns,” Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama tweeted. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, added, “focus! $880b cut in Medicaid in order to pay for a $880b tax cut for rich. Plus an age tax.” And former Rep. John Dingell tweeted: “Most interesting # in Trump’s taxes: 24,000,000. Oh no …

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