• 5 Horrible Traits That Push People Away

    There are certain horrible habits that some people have that simply drive others away. As the old saying goes, every person has something good to offer. But for some, it’s when they leave the room....
  • Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis

    Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis

    Indonesia has agreed to give some migrants temporary shelter A regional conference is due to get under way in the Thai capital Bangkok to discuss possible solutions to the South-East Asia migrant crisis. The talks...
  • My biggest investing regret

    My biggest investing regret

    The Motley Fool’s experts know what they’re talking about when it comes to saving and investing, but a lot of that knowledge comes from making mistakes along the way. Whether it’s selling a stock too...
  • Carol Shea-Porter ‘Ready to Win’ N.H. Seat Back

    By Emily Cahn Posted at 5:04 p.m. today 0 Tweet Shea-Porter is signaling she wants a fourth rematch with Guinta next fall in New Hampshire. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire...

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  • 5 Horrible Traits That Push People Away


    There are certain horrible habits that some people have that simply drive others away. As the old saying goes, every person has something good to offer. But for some, it’s when they leave the room. Are people happy when you walk in or overjoyed when you walk out? Here are five horrible traits that push people away, how to recognize if you have them and how to get rid of them for good. 1. You’re a downer. We’ve all been around these people. They whine, they complain, they talk about how much is going wrong in their lives and they want to tell you every detail of it. How do you know if it’s you that’s the downer? Pay attention to what you’re talking about the most. Did you complain about traffic as your opening line when you got to your meeting this morning? Did you make sure to tell those around you how little …

    May 28, 2015 6:20 pm
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Politics

  • Carol Shea-Porter ‘Ready to Win’ N.H. Seat Back


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 5:04 p.m. today 0 Tweet Shea-Porter is signaling she wants a fourth rematch with Guinta next fall in New Hampshire. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire told supporters in an email Thursday she is “ready to win” back the seat she was ousted from in 2014. Shea-Porter has been contemplating another rematch with Rep. Frank Guinta, the Republican she has sparred with since the 2010 cycle who is currently embattled in a campaign finance scandal. While it’s unclear whether Shea-Porter is running again in 2016, her declarative statement is a clear sign she is moving closer to another comeback bid in the Granite State’s 1st District. “I stand ready to win this seat back and restore honesty, integrity, and competence to the NH-01 seat,” Shea-Porter said in an email to supporters, according to WMUR. In an interview with WMUR, Shea-Porter declined to comment on whether she has committed to a …

    May 28, 2015 5:19 pm
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Stocks

  • My biggest investing regret


    The Motley Fool’s experts know what they’re talking about when it comes to saving and investing, but a lot of that knowledge comes from making mistakes along the way. Whether it’s selling a stock too early, not taking advantage of excellent buying opportunities, or cashing out of a retirement account, we’ve done it all and learned valuable lessons from our mistakes. In order to prevent you from making these mistakes, here are three Fools to share their stories. Matt Frankel: When people ask me my biggest investing regret, the answer is easy — I bought shares of Tesla (TSLA) while the stock was trading in the $20’s and sold when it spiked to the $70-range thinking I had made an excellent move. We all know how that turned out, as Tesla is trading for $244 per share as I write this, just a few years later. However, I learned a valuable lesson from this mistake. …

    May 28, 2015 6:19 pm
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Sports

  • Sale dominant as ChiSox top Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader


    Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Sale was dominant over 7 2/3 innings in guiding the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of Thursday’s traditional doubleheader. Sale (4-2) gave up just four hits with a season-high 12 strikeouts and no walks. The stingy left-hander extended his franchise record of games with 10- plus strikeouts to 21. Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two doubles, while Melky Cabrera and Tyler Flowers each drove in a run for the White Sox, who will attempt to sweep their first doubleheader against the Orioles since Aug. 21, 1999 in the nightcap. Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for Baltimore. Tyler Wilson (1-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to the game, was tagged with the loss but pitched well in his first career major league start, giving up two runs on five hits over …

    May 28, 2015 6:20 pm
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World News

  • Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis


    Indonesia has agreed to give some migrants temporary shelter A regional conference is due to get under way in the Thai capital Bangkok to discuss possible solutions to the South-East Asia migrant crisis. The talks will include member states from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) as well as representatives from the US and the UN. Bangladesh and Myanmar have seen an exodus of people fleeing south by boat to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Thousands are thought to be stranded at sea in abandoned boats. Most are economic migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar – also known as Burma. Friday’s talks includes representatives from 17 countries affected by “irregular migration in the Indian Ocean” – Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The US, Japan and Switzerland have sent observers and there are officials …

    May 28, 2015 6:19 pm
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Technology

  • Periscope ‘changing house viewings’


    Simon Bradbury has started streaming house viewings live An estate agent using a live video streaming app to conduct home viewings said he hoped the technology would help improve his profession’s image. Simon Bradbury, of Thomas Morris in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, said his office was among the first to stream open house events using the app Periscope. He said he had been “blown away” by its success. “One thing people are critical of estate agents for is authenticity, and this is changing that,” he said. Live streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat allow people to broadcast live from their smartphone or tablet, and are rapidly gaining followers. Viewers can ask home owners questions during the broadcast Mr Bradbury conducted his first online house viewing in Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, earlier this month. He said 54 people watched online, compared to just five who visited in person. The house was sold 24 hours later, albeit not to …

    May 28, 2015 4:39 pm
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Science

  • UH study finds news may influence racial bias


    Related images(click to enlarge) A recent University of Houston (UH) study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social groups. Temple Northup, assistant professor at UH’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, studied the influence of news coverage on an individuals’ unconscious attitudes towards social groups. His study “Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News Stereotypes on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes” recently was published in the International Journal of Communication. According to Northup, this research is particularly unique because it examines the effects of news coverage in two cultural contexts – in the United States and in Austria. Three empirical studies were tested in the U.S. and Austria. Florian Arendt at the University of Munich in Germany and co-author of the study conducted the research in Austria, while Northup focused on subjects in the U.S. “The two countries were selected due to access of available data for a comparable news stereotype …

    May 28, 2015 4:59 pm
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Health

  • Heron’s nausea drug meets goal in late-stage trial, shares soar


    Heron Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) met its main goal in a late-stage trial. The company, whose shares were up 41 percent in extended trading, said it expects to resubmit a marketing application for the drug to the U.S. FDA in mid-2015. The company had filed for marketing application for Sustol twice but the FDA had sought additional data. The drug, Sustol, in combination with two other drugs, was compared with a standard-of-care three-drug regimen. The percentage of patients who achieved the main goal of complete response was significantly higher in the Sustol group. Heron shares had closed at $12.35 on the Nasdaq on Thursday. (Reporting by Shailesh Kuber; Editing by Don Sebastian)

    May 28, 2015 5:19 pm
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Entertainment

  • Laverne Cox receives a standing ovation from fans for her recent pics


    Cox snapped her pic during a well-deserved day off, and she looked just like any other normal woman relaxing at home in her natural state. Finally a few days to relax. I feel so privileged to be able to do work that I love and very privileged to be able to take time off occasionally. I take none of it lightly. Always good to have days with no makeup to let my skin breath. #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful A photo posted by laverne cox (@lavernecox) on May 27, 2015 at 1:37pm PDT More: Laverne Cox delivers powerful self-love message at the Billboard Music Awards But the best part was the reactions she received. They were overwhelmingly positive, which shows how far we’ve come as a society in both trans acceptance and loving all types of beauty. Here’s just a sampling from Twitter: @Lavernecox beautiful as always! who does your hair? — predo (@wittroick) May 27, 2015 @Lavernecox …

    May 28, 2015 5:39 pm
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Editorial

  • Donald Trump for president? Why billionaire’s candidacy is no joke


    I’m not endorsing anyone for president (yet). But I am on the record as saying Scott Walker has the perfect record (as Governor and anti-union warrior) to be the winning candidate in 2016. I’m also a fan of Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson. I’ve not been a fan of Chris Christie in the past, but I happen to think the income tax plan he just unveiled is fantastic.  The fact is, the GOP has an incredible array of dynamic, diverse candidates. The Democrats have one bloated, entitled, corrupt, “past due” candidate, who is a walking scandal about to implode. The future looks bright for the GOP. But there is a wild card on the horizon. Critics laugh at Donald Trump. They give him no chance. They say he’s too wild and unconventional. They say he’s not serious.  Well it appears he is serious. He has put “Celebrity Apprentice” on hold. That’s …

    May 28, 2015 5:39 pm
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Odd News

  • Branded golf balls were a mistake, Ireland’s former bank regulator says


    DUBLIN Ireland’s financial regulator, whose “timid” supervision was criticized for not halting the country’s banking crash, produced branded golf balls to promote itself before the office was overhauled, a parliamentary inquiry heard on Thursday. Promotions such as golf balls or umbrellas bearing the logos of banks were commonplace in Ireland during their rapid growth a decade ago. That growth ended in the most expensive bank bailout in the euro zone when a property bubble spectacularly burst. Patrick Neary, who was head of financial regulation from 2006 to 2009, was asked on Thursday what the regulators were thinking when they handed out the golf balls. “Your job was the micro-prudential supervision of the banks. What was going on?” inquiry member Susan O’Keefe asked Neary, in the most anticipated hearing since lawmakers began to question bank executives, regulators and politicians. “It must have been a package of things that were delivered, I really don’t know much about …

    May 28, 2015 8:58 am
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