8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

This is likely one of the most confusing US elections in history, both for US citizens and for those who are watching from other parts of the world. There are so many things going on, and even one candidate has dropped out of the race and is supporting another candidate. So, how do you stay on top of all of the 2016 election news? You use these eight resources that will help you to track this presidential election.

1. Rock the Vote

If you are old enough to vote, you need to get out there and do your part. Millennials are the largest living generation of US citizens, and they have the power to decide what happens in the next election. If you are millennial, you need to check out this website and learn how your voice can be heard on Election Day.


    2. Real Clear Politics

    Get all of the election 2016 presidential polls information you need to know about. Find election polls, state polls, president polls, senate polls, house polls, governor polls, approval polls, and more. There are also loads of great videos and articles that will keep you informed about this election.



      3. The Guardian Election 2016

      This is your place to find daily news coverage on Election 2016 by The Guardian. Find daily news, commentary, live results, long reads, and much more. Learn what other Americans have to say about the candidates, the issues, and what they would like to see in the next POTUS. There is even a delegate tracker so you can track who is winning the nomination for each party.


        4. CNN Politics 2016 Election

        Everything you need to know, including the most up-to-date information about the candidates and the election, can be found here. Check out all of the 2016 campaign videos, articles, news videos, and more. You can also enjoy the CNN 2016 Election Center, and download the CNN Politics app. Be sure to check out some well-written editorials that discuss the issues and the candidates in great detail.



          5. US Election Odds

          If you want to see predictors and indicators in chart form to get a really good idea of what is going on in this election, this website has just what you are looking for. You will be able to see the chance each candidate has of winning, and their chances have been tracked for you since day one. Make sure that you subscribe to the news update, so you can get all of the latest election news when it happens.


            6. 270ToWin: 2016 Presidential Election Map

            You can use this interactive map to create your very own 2016 election forecast. You can create specific match-ups, and all you have to do is click on a party or the names that are near the electoral vote counter. Map Options will let you set the amount of available ratings or colors that are used in your map.



              7.  The New York Times: Who is Running for President?

              Would you like to learn about all of the candidates who threw their hats into the ring this year? While we are only hearing about the main candidates, there were many others who quite possibly should have also been in the running. This column by the New York Times will show you exactly who is still running, and who was running at the beginning of the process.

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                8. BallotPedia

                This site is referred to as the “encyclopedia of American politics”. Pages include “on the trail”, “on the issues”, “political savvy”, “recent news”, and a whole lot more. Get all the information you need on the federal, state, and local level, find out about public policy, and find out what happened in each debate.



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                  7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                  7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                  What do I want to do with my life? It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.

                  For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it takes a lifetime to figure out.

                  It’s easy to just go through the motions and continue to do what’s comfortable and familiar. But for those of you who seek fulfillment, who want to do more, these questions will help you paint a clearer picture of what you want to do with your life.

                  1. What are the things I’m most passionate about?

                  The first step to living a more fulfilling life is to think about the things that you’re passionate about.

                  What do you love? What fulfills you? What “work” do you do that doesn’t feel like work? Maybe you enjoy writing, maybe you love working with animals or maybe you have a knack for photography.

                  The point is, figure out what you love doing, then do more of it.


                  2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

                  Think about your past experiences and the things in your life you’re most proud of.

                  How did those accomplishments make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? So why not try and emulate those experiences and feelings?

                  If you ran a marathon once and loved the feeling you had afterwards, start training for another one. If your child grew up to be a star athlete or musician because of your teachings, then be a coach or mentor for other kids.

                  Continue to do the things that have been most fulfilling for you.

                  3. If my life had absolutely no limits, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

                  Here’s a cool exercise: Think about what you would do if you had no limits.

                  If you had all the money and time in the world, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?


                  These answers can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. It doesn’t mean you need millions of dollars to be happy though.

                  What it does mean is answering these questions will help you set goals to reach certain milestones and create a path toward happiness and fulfillment. Which leads to our next question …

                  4. What are my goals in life?

                  Goals are a necessary component to set you up for a happy future. So answer these questions:

                  Once you figure out the answers to each of these, you’ll have a much better idea of what you should do with your life.

                  5. Whom do I admire most in the world?

                  Following the path of successful people can set you up for success.

                  Think about the people you respect and admire most. What are their best qualities? Why do you respect them? What can you learn from them?


                  You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.[1] So don’t waste your time with people who hold you back from achieving your dreams.

                  Spend more time with happy, successful, optimistic people and you’ll become one of them.

                  6. What do I not like to do?

                  An important part of figuring out what you want to do with your life is honestly assessing what you don’t want to do.

                  What are the things you despise? What bugs you the most about your current job?

                  Maybe you hate meetings even though you sit through 6 hours of them every day. If that’s the case, find a job where you can work more independently.

                  The point is, if you want something to change in your life, you need to take action. Which leads to our final question …


                  7. How hard am I willing to work to get what I want?

                  Great accomplishments never come easy. If you want to do great things with your life, you’re going to have to make a great effort. That will probably mean putting in more hours the average person, getting outside your comfort zone and learning as much as you can to achieve as much as you can.

                  But here’s the cool part: it’s often the journey that is the most fulfilling part. It’s during these seemingly small, insignificant moments that you’ll often find that “aha” moments that helps you answer the question,

                  “What do I want to do with my life?”

                  So take the first step toward improving your life. You won’t regret it.

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