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12 habits of unsuccessful people

Old habits die hard.<p>Still, some of them <i>definitely</i> should be laid to rest. Certain habits project a pretty bad image.<p>In fact, bad habits may even cause others to view you as unsuccessful.<p>Obviously, having one of these bad habits doesn't necessarily make you a failure. In some cases, however, these …

Die Hard

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

10 Wildly Successful People on How They View Failure

Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur or a musician, the road to success is often paved with rejection and failure. The difference between those …

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

3 Simple Habits of Extremely Effective Leaders

Some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great. You can be too.<p>We all know leaders who work hard at their craft, and many are really good at what they do. However, some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great leaders.<p>But how exactly can you …

This Is How to Make Yourself Do What You Need to Do

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer. Yet, over the …

Cycling the Middle East: the kindness of strangers and the desperation of refugee camps

The writer is travelling through the region by bicycle – trying to understand what lies beyond the bloody headlines<p><b>I’m very much of the Ranulph Fiennes school of thought: “plod forever” and take one step at a time.</b> I began my trip on 29 July last year from my flat in London. I’ve now made it to …

Middle East

33 Screenwriting Lessons from the Philosophy of Bruce Lee

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Motivation

Meet The Woman Who Discovered 3 Of The 4 New Elements

The team she leads, the Heavy Element Group, was part of the discovery of three out of the four new elements announced last week in collaboration …

Chemistry

An insightful warning about the many unforeseen disasters technology might someday bring

<i>The following passage comes from "A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control" by Wendell Wallach.</i><p>SOCIAL DISRUPTIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISES, environmental damage, and personal tragedies all made possible by the adoption of new technologies will increase …

High-Frequency Trading

Can you solve it: are you smarter than a Hong Kong six-year-old?

Hello guzzlers.<p>Welcome to the second instalment of my new puzzle series.<p>Last time I asked you about Denise and her birthday. Today it’s a totally different style of problem<p>In colour!<p>Look at the image above. Which is the odd one out and why?<p>You want more?<p>Okay, here’s a second puzzle. It’s from the …

Report: The BBC tries to lure ex-'Top Gear' hosts back with $7.1 million offer

Now it looks like network executives are heading in a different direction.<p>According to the Daily Mail's Jennifer Newton, the BBC has reportedly offered former "Top Gear" hosts Richard Hammond and James May a $7.1 million deal to return to the show.<p>Sources said the BBC's offer could pay the duo each …

Top Gear

Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life ...<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/4/1433438875320/b4602d45-1c76-47a3-b882-4eea17cb1b21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life …

Inventions

Vietnam launches 'sovereignty' cruise to South China Sea islands

Vietnam is offering scores of patriotic citizens the holiday of a lifetime with a cruise to some of Asia’s most hotly contested islands, in a move likely to stoke its simmering dispute with Beijing over South China Sea sovereignty.<p>In a special US$800 promotion offer, 180 Vietnamese will get to see …