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Writer, Artist, or Otherwise: Here’s Why Talent Isn’t Enough

For years I’ve gotten into hot water with my peers and aspiring writers at “how to” conferences and workshops for my liberal use of an apparently taboo word: talent. It took me a while to figure out why that word elicited such ire. Depending upon your worldview, talent is either a gift from God or …

看看你的生活习惯是健脑还是伤脑

Certain activities can be good – and some bad – for our grey matter, so see which you should carry on doing... or …

Philippines vs. China: Court to rule on South China Sea fight

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> An international tribunal will hand down a landmark ruling Tuesday in a case that will have major implications for one the world's biggest geopolitical flashpoints -- the South China Sea.<p>With the Philippines and China at loggerheads over Beijing's claims of sovereignty over large …

Running Apps Have Hurt My Progress, Not Helped It

Over 15 years of running, I’ve tracked my progress with clunky online logs, GPS-enabled watches, and smartphone apps. At first I geeked out over all …

The richest woman in the world is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are 2,325 billionaires in the world, according to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, and just over 12% of them are women.<p>With a combined wealth of $930 billion, the world's richest females are making their mark on the global economy -- and their fortunes are only expected …

Foreign Founders Should Look Beyond Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley generally believes it’s the ideal place to be for all software developers.<p>Against the backdrop of the Valley’s well documented success, Paul Graham wrote an essay calling for the US government to let the 95% of great software developers not in Silicon Valley join the 5% who already …

How to Write a Great Best Man’s Speech - Ape to Gentleman

For many men the idea of giving a Best Man’s speech sends them into a cold sweat; the fear of not being engaging enough, funny enough or downright …

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'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

Psy leads Snoop Dogg on Korean-style drinking binge

Psy's new song "Hangover" featuring Snoop Dogg dropped three days ago and the video has already racked up more than 31 million views on YouTube.<p>That's actually a pretty slow start for the Korean superstar, considering "Gangnam Style" became the first video to pass two billion hits a week ago, while …

Friends, family recall bravery, dedication of U.S. service members killed in 'friendly fire'

They were young men in their early 20s, all of them joining the armed forces with a desire from an early age to serve their country. They were taken in the battlefield this week, not by enemy combatants but by their comrades in a tragic case of 'friendly fire.'<p>The U.S. military has not officially …

Angry families scream at South Korean ferry captain, crew as trial begins

They've waited for this day for nearly two months -- to look the crew of the doomed Sewol ferry in the eyes and tell them how they felt.<p>On Tuesday, inside a courtroom in the southwestern South Korean city of Gwangju, relatives of the some 300 killed on that ship -- many of them schoolchildren -- …

Kim Jong Un to North Korean weather forecasters: Get it right

Don't you hate it when the weatherman gets it wrong? Apparently, so does Kim Jong Un.<p>According to state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun, the North Korean leader has been touring meteorological facilities in his country complaining that there are "too many incorrect" weather forecasts.<p>As further proof …

From coup-maker to hit-maker: Thai general pens 'happiness' ballad - CNN.com

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has written the lyrics to a patriotic song vowing to "restore happiness" to Thais.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Thailand's new military ruler has added a personal touch to his junta's post-coup charm offensive, penning the lyrics to a patriotic ballad vowing to "return happiness" to the …

UNESCO lists Nanjing Massacre and 'comfort women,' China says

China has revealed UNESCO has accepted its application to include documentation of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and the issue of so-called "comfort women" -- sex slaves used by Japanese soldiers during World War II -- into a program that preserves important historical material relating to world …

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