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Amazing Thing Alert: Here Is a Dress Made Out of a Book

Crafty, creative people always blow my mind—and crafty people who have the imagination, skill, and wherewithal to make elaborate fashion pieces out of nontraditional materials? I can never get enough of seeing their creations!<p>Check out Reddit user Jorimoo, who made a dress entirely from the pages …

As Obama Renews Economic Call, Partisan Stalemate Seems Certain

In the lead-up to the start of President Obama's series of speeches laying out his view of how to strengthen the economy, some of the Washington-based challenges facing that very economy were on full display.<p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently warned Congress, for instance, that the …

Waiting for Comet ISON

When it returned to our sky in late August, Comet ISON wasn’t as bright as many hoped it would be. Does that mean we will or won’t see the comet?<p>Here …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

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Former CIA Chief: Snowden's Leak Is 'a Little Like the Boston Bombers'

Michael Hayden likened an ideological preference for transparency to Islamic fundamentalism. Seriously.<p>In an interview with <i>Financial Review</i>, an Australian publication, General Michael Hayden, who has served as head of both the NSA and the CIA, made what may be the most jaw-dropping statement of the …

India battles to get aid to flood-hit areas

Tens of thousands stranded as air force struggles to reach 'Himalayan tsunami' victims.<p><b>Gauchar Air Base, India</b> - Taking off his olive green helmet and sitting down in a plastic chair surrounded by sacks of food, helicopter pilot Sachin Gupta gave the bad news.<p>"It's not going to happen today, I'm …

Don’t Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

Out of the many ways that managers get things done, one of the most underused is what I call “convening authority”: the ability to bring people together to share information, build alignment, or solve problems. To explain, let me share a quick example, in two acts:<p>In Act One, the manager of a …