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Birth Mystery of Stellar Snow Globe Deepens

Astronomers thought they'd figured out where giant clusters of old stars come from. Hubble images have sent them back to the drawing board.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope's recent images of giant balls of stars in a nearby galaxy, reported on Thursday, have astronomers puzzled as to the star balls' …

Space Science

I Heart My City: Christine’s Melbourne

Welcome back city-lovers to another Wednesday edition of I Heart My City! This week’s insider tour is from American expat Christine Amorose who works and lives in <b>Melbourne, Australia</b>. Here are Christine’s tips on the best places to eat, drink, and play in a city recently named the most livable in …

Travel

Australia's best food experiences: state by state

For a nation so long wed to the pale culinary shadow of the English Sunday dinner (meat and three vegetables, anyone?) Australia has come a long way. Inspired by local ingredients, Pacific-rim cultures and techniques, Modern Australian cooking (‘Mod Oz’) is about as far removed from Yorkshire …

10 Marriage Tips From Divorced People

At a recent wedding, the best man stood up and made a speech with a blend of sage and humorous advice on how to have a good marriage. A few of the guests exchanged whispers about his qualifications for dispensing tips to the newlyweds. After all, his own marriage had recently ended in divorce.<p>The …

10 cities you will love to leave behind

Tegucigalpa, Honduras<p>Honiara, Solomon Islands<p>Guatemala City, Guatemala<p>Guayaquil, Ecuador

Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

The classic slogan for Firestone tires was "where the rubber meets the road."<p>When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia.<p>Harbel is a company town not far from the capital city of Monrovia. It was named in 1926 after the founder of the …

Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

France's health ministry confirmed on Saturday the full recovery of a nurse who was treated for Ebola in a military hospital outside Paris. The patient was a volunteer nurse who traveled to Liberia to work with the charitable organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).<p>"She …

Gabourey Sidibe's Speech On Confidence Is Incredibly Moving

We're just going to say it: Gabourey Sidibe is awesome.<p>She's made to put up with a lot, but she doesn't let the haters get her down. Not anymore.<p>Once again, the 30-year-old actress proved why she's one of the strongest women in Hollywood with a powerful and moving speech about confidence at the …

A Tolerant Society Should Not Tolerate Militancy Against Tolerance. Period.

There's too much baloney flying around, large slices of baloney that often hit you in the face. Recently the baloney slices involve pronouncements about tolerance and diversity. Let me get to the point to make certain the point is understood. It's about the CEO of Firefox who recently resigned, …

Religion

You Can't Start Flowing Until You Stop Resisting

It is important to remember and remind yourself of a basic tenet in Neuro Linguistic Programming and it goes like this:<p>The meaning of your communication is in its response<p>It seems simple, but it's very easy to forget and more importantly very easy to ignore when someone does not understand or …

Brazil

These Are Japanese "Contact Lens Tweezers"

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

The 7 Reasons Why Jared Leto's Acceptance Speech Was One of The Best of All Time

If you want to know how to give a speech, just watch Jared Leto's magnificent acceptance speech for his Best Actor in A Supporting Role at this year's Oscars! (Transcript, below)<p>I've been teaching public speaking for almost 30 years and I was blown away.<p>It was perfection.<p>Do what he did and you will …

Jared Leto

The Weird Thing That Lowers a Guy's Self-Esteem

You'll never guess what's tanking his confidence<p>Here's something super random that could be screwing with a guy's morale: Men feel less self-confident when another man holds a door open for them, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Social Influence</i>.<p>The two-part study first looked at how …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

The Oscar-nominated director of '12 Years a Slave' is ready to put his anger aside<p>A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a …

Steve McQueen

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Saying Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.<p>If he were to …

Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles Recipe on Food52

Recipes

Why walking through a doorway makes you forget

New scientific research helps offer an explanation for one of life’s most frustrating day-to-day to phenomena<p>The French poet Paul Valéry once said, “The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” In that spirit, consider a situation many of us will …

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

In the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda show what their money (and foreign aid in general) has done for the developing world.<p>For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year. This year, …

Foreign Aid

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Recipes

"They had finished a year of hard work and they knew they were heading home." http://bbc.in/1blxzzD The journey from Hangzhou, on China's eastern coast, to Guiyang in the south takes at least 27 hours on a slow train. But it is the only choice available for many poor migrants and their families, desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year. Newspaper photographer Xu Kangping has been documenting the trip.

Josh Groban Is Twitter's Greatest Philosopher

Josh Groban may sing like he has an old soul, but on Twitter he's hip, happening and, most of all, insightful.<p>In fact, he might just be the most important philosopher of our day. Groban is asking the important questions and dropping truth bombs that make his followers think about the big issues. …

Josh Groban

Japan WW2 soldier who refused to surrender Hiroo Onoda dies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518261018_889bf5771ff7a5d9d3c5ee80644ce5ca<p><b>A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle has died aged 91 in Tokyo.</b><p>Hiroo Onoda remained …

Japan

And the Best Place in the World to Eat is…

If you’re hungry right now hopefully you aren’t in Chad, the worst country on earth for eating, according to a new report Tuesday from Oxfam.<p>Tallying …

Keyboard shortcuts for Gmail - Computer - Gmail Help

Save time navigating in Gmail by using keyboard shortcuts.<p>Turn on keyboard shortcuts<p>Some keyboard shortcuts only work if you've turned them on.<p><b>Note:</b> …

How to make and save money in 2014

Our 10-minute guide to making yourself wealthier this year with wise financial decisions<p>Sore heads, cold turkey sandwiches and lighter wallets can only mean one thing: the first week of January. But spare 10 minutes to read <i>Your Money</i>'s guide to making, saving and protecting your wealth in 2014 – …