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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

When These Experts Savage U.S. Drone Policy, It's Time to Worry

Former executive-branch officials and military leaders see strategic, legal, and ethical shortcomings in the targeted-killing program.<p>Last month, experts drawn from the highest reaches of establishment national-security circles quietly released a report that savages Team Obama's lethal drone …

Democrats Running Out of States to Flip

In as­sess­ing the fu­ture of polit­ics, former Obama cam­paign man­ager Dav­id Plouffe offered an eye-catch­ing pre­dic­tion in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street</i> …

European Union

Republicans Back Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama, Saying Impeachment Unlikely

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans signaled they would rally around Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) lawsuit against President Barack Obama, even though critics on the right dismiss the move as a political stunt.<p>Several Republican lawmakers on Tuesday said the president leaves them with no choice but …

Government

Poll taps Obama as 'worst president' since World War II

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Squirrel Alarm Calls Are Surprisingly Complex

Author: Mary Bates. Mary Bates Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:55 am. 9:55 am<p>Have you heard this sound in your …

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

'Star Wars: Episode VII': New Rumors and Set Photo Emerge

There's a new photo from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- and it's not even a leaked one!<p>Don't get too excited just yet. The photo doesn't show much of anything, aside from the U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, posing with director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and …

David Brat’s Writings: Hitler’s Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’

David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitler’s rise “could all happen again, quite easily.”<p>Mr. Brat’s remarks, in a 2011 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, came three years before he defeated …

Congress Asks For Anti-Missile Tech That Actually Works

Missile defense remains in the Pentagon's budget, with the hope that, this time, the technology doesn't fail during testing.<p>Congress wants the machines it's been buying to shoot down missiles to, you know, shoot down missiles. In the recently passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), …

‘I’ve Had Enough’: When Democrats Quit on Obama

The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wed­nes­day. From one of the most power­ful Demo­crats in Wash­ing­ton, a close ad­viser to the White …

Bowe Bergdahl

Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

David Redish and his graduate student Adam Steiner of the University of Minnesota didn't set out to study if rats experience regret.<p>They were looking …

The human face developed over 5m years of fisticuffs, scientists claim

Evidence from ancient ape-like bipeds suggests the face evolved to minimise damage caused by fighting<p>Five million years of slugging it out with fists has left its mark on the human face, scientists believe. Evidence suggests it evolved to minimise damage from altercations after our ancient …

Associated Press News

Brazil

PS4 helps Sony topple Nintendo sales for first time in eight years

Sony sales surpassed Nintendo sales in fiscal 2013 thanks in part to the strength of the PS4, but also weaker sales of the Wii U.<p>There's a new king of console gaming, with Sony retaking the crown from rival Nintendo after eight years.<p>Sony sold 18.7 million games machines in the fiscal year ended on …

Fasting is beneficial to the immune system: Study shows it triggers stem cell regeneration

Fasting as little as eight days a year could help bodies become healthier, according to new research from the University of Southern …

Problem-Solving Lessons From NASA

You can have all the luck and intuition in the world, but without extreme competence you’ll be hard-pressed to make it to the moon and back again.<p>Gene Kranz, the steel-nerved flight director of the troubled Apollo 13 mission, is widely associated with the gritty epigram, “failure is not an option.” …

Jonah Hill: 'Having a bad day doesn't reflect who I am as a person'

The 22 Jump Street actor has gone from playing the 'angry nerd' in comedies to Oscar-nominated performances. This week Hill ran into trouble for a homophobic outburst<p>At first, I was really looking forward to meeting Jonah Hill. Sure, he will probably never be my favourite actor of all time, but I …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

Personal Finance

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Xeni Jardin

Watch this trucker make the most epic save of the year

Next time you think driving a truck isn't hard, just watch this.<p>Never mind the loudmouths giving the play-by-play (and, at one point, obscuring the subject with their fingers) here. What you're about to watch is an object lesson in how difficult it can be to drive a tractor trailer.<p>The location is …

Eric Holder: Systemic, Subtle Racism Is Much More Damaging Than High-Profile Rants

WASHINGTON -- Racist rants are much less of a threat to equality than the more subtle, everyday racism of the criminal justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday at a commencement speech at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore.<p>In a reference to recent …

Never Just a Monster: What Godzilla Represents

With the newest, mega-budget take on "Godzilla" stomping into theaters Friday, May 16, the horror film-as-metaphor trope will get another workout. …