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Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …

Morning Habits That Shape Your Whole Day

What you do in the morning contributes greatly to the tone of your day. When we roll out of bed after hitting snooze 15 times and neglect to plan for what's ahead, we throw up a prayer for chaos into the ether — and more than likely, chaos is what we will get.<p>There have been posts written about the …

Britain will be irrelevant to China after Brexit, warns former French economy minister Emmanuel Macron

Britain will no longer be relevant to China if it goes through with Brexit, a senior French politician has said.<p>Emmanuel Macron, the former economy …

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Video Captures Last Moments of Chinese Bridesmaid Trying to Down Alcohol Before She Died

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>A 28-year old bridesmaid was reported to have died after she downed strong wine during a Chinese …

The Writing Life: Onam, Kerala, and The Season of Festivals and Fun

This is a long season of auspicious happenings, among them Islam's Eid al-Adha, and Onam, Kerala's harvest festival.<p>In a few weeks, there will be Diwali, which Hindus mark as the return from exile to his north Indian kingdom of Lord Rama and his wife Sita, who had been kidnapped by the Lankan king, …

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Syria Cease-Fire Negotiated By U.S., Russia Goes Into Effect

BEIRUT — A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect at 7 p.m. local time (12 p.m. ET) on Monday, the second attempt this year by Washington and Moscow to halt the five-year-long civil war.<p>Neither the Syrian government or the constellation of rebel …

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

Self-improvement

Fragrance Of The Week: Serge Lutens Baptême Du Feu

Gingerbread. Delicious, right? Sure. But the stuff of luxury scents?<p>Serge Lutens certainly seems to think so. In his new scent, Baptême Du Feu (or …

Mido Baroncelli III

For the watchmaker Mido, the exceptional architecture of an edifice is synonymous with a mark of true design, just like the Baroncelli. Drawing inspiration from the prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, the Baroncelli offers the same perfection of lines and detail, and reflects the …

Fashion Trends

Why We Still Love the Pilot’s Watch

For almost as long as mankind has told gravity to suck it with the invention of the airplane, we’ve needed timepieces that can a) be read at a …

Here's How You Can Actually Do Yoga At Home

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Seven Key Features of Critical Thinking | Synonym

Critical thinking uses reflective and reasonable thought processes.<p>Critical thinking is the ability to apply a clear, rational thought process using …

Child held in police cells for two nights over non-payment of fine

A 15-year-old boy with mental health problems was held in police cells for two nights over the non-payment of a small fine, in a case that is now being challenged in the courts.<p>The teenager was detained in May this year, after a warrant for his arrest was issued when he defaulted on a £129 fine …

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