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Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

To Be Happy, Give Up These 10 Habits

The real key to happiness is actually giving up certain perspectives and behaviors.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>How can you introduce a little bit more happiness into your life? You may need to give up several things to become happy. To become happier, most people focus on adding things.<p>The …

Happiness

Mom's Viral Post About Daughter's Dramatic Note Prompts Other Parents to Share Kids' Guilt-Inducing Letters

Don't worry, your kiddo isn't the only one who knows how to lay on the guilt! Read these melodramatic missives and weep—with laughter.<p>Guilt and parenthood go together like peanut butter and jelly. So when one mom, who blogs as the Unmumsy Mum on Facebook, shared a recent note her 9-year-old …

Parenting

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Streetwear

4 Distractions You Must Stop Stressing Over If You Want to Succeed

You can't change the past but if you focus on the present you can change your future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneur journey is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, anyone who tells you that following your passion and working four …

Profit

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Leadership

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

The 5 C's of Great Leaders | Inc.com

<i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting so hard to get to the top, there's another approach to becoming a great …

Leadership

Where have all the children gone?

America’s never-ending war on terror has contributed to the instances of trauma suffered globally among children<p>“This is a war against normal life.” So said CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, describing the situation at this moment in Syria, as well as in other parts of the Middle East. It was one of …

Middle East

Gods of garbage – in pictures

Fabrice Monteiro travelled to the most polluted places in Africa and created terrifying characters who roamed their midst dressed in eerie debris. They are spirits, he says, on a mission to make humans change their ways

Streetwear

The Secret of Great Leadership: Forgiveness | Inc.com

I poorly handled a situation that transpired with another leader who is important to me, and respects, trusts, and looks up to me. My intentions were in the right place, but I did a terrible job of navigating an incident.<p>I'm quick to forgive others. Through extensive psychotherapy and continuous …

Leadership

Parkinson's May Begin in Gut Before Affecting the Brain

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to …

Medical Research

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Self-help

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles | Inc.com

If you're leading a startup or starting a new project, you're at the helm of a ship that's just started its journey in unknown waters. You have a compass and know your direction, but you have no idea about the conditions and the weather ahead. You trust yourself to make the right decisions when …

Employment

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

Digital Art

Artist's captivating chalk street art will make you do a double take

A shameless indulgence.<p>That's how artist David Zinn says his street art began. It shows that there is still childlike wonder and creativity inside many of us that is just waiting to be expressed -- whether it be through putting pen to paper -- or in this case, chalk to sidewalk.<p>Zinn says he was …

Streetwear

A Fearless Street Artist Carves on Walls with Explosives, Drills, and Acid

Vhils, a.k.a. Alexandre Farto, debuts new work in Macau.<p>Explosives, metal, wood, and acid are just a few of the tools street artist Vhils, a.k.a. Alexandre Farto, uses to explore "the aesthetics of vandalism." Active for the last 15 years, Vhils is famous for his wall-etched and stenciled …

Streetwear

A List of the Times People Mistook Totally Random Objects for Art

Remembering some of our favorite pranks in the art world and beyond.<p>So, someone left a pineapple on a rather decorative display stand at an exhibition at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University, and everyone thought it was art. Two students placed the tropical fruit there as a joke, but when they …

Art

Help, we've been drawn into the incredible world of melon sculptures, and it's too pretty to eat our way out

Melons are nature’s sweet treat. No other fruit gets us thinking about summer like melons. A little cantaloupe gazpacho. Some pickled watermelon …

How to show a potential mentor you're not a waste of their time

<i>This post by Joy Tan, President of Global Media and Communications at Huawei, was originally published on LinkedIn.</i><p>I recently spoke with a friend about finding his way while working at a large, somewhat bureaucratic organization.<p>"Having a mentor changed the whole nature of the job," he said.<p>"It …

Mentoring

Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether

“Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether” is a wet plate collodion photographic series that presents a selection of unique looks into different subcultures where style and fashion play an important part. The use of wet plate collodion references early Victorian photographic portraits. The process, which …

Surfing

Surprising Street Photographs by KangHee Kim

KangHee Kim is a Brooklyn-based photographer. Her Instagram account is full of the surprising photographs she takes during her street errands. She …

Photography

Artist creates the most amazing artwork using just a pen and a banana

<b>Some people display their art by putting paint to paper. Others take to canvases.</b><p>But one artist is defying the arts by putting his pen to… …

This Brooklyn street photographer is about to be your new obsession

Brooklyn based photographer, KangHee Kim was just looking for something to happen in the urban landscape of New York. However, just like any other …

Minnesota Museum To Remove Gallows Exhibit After Native American Protest

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has agreed to remove a controversial outdoor “gallows” sculpture following protests by local Native Americans. The large work includes design elements of seven different historical U.S. gallows, including one used to hang 38 Dakota Indians in the state in …

Native Americans

Found Nudes Inspired These Nostalgic, Psychedelic Watercolors

Dan Gluibizzi's forms feel like the after-burn of too much internet on the backs of your eyelids.<p>The thousands of people Dan Gluibizzi has seen browsing the web melt into a single, cohesive family in his colorful nude illustrations. He mixes and matches figures found online, smoothing over all but …

Art

Color Psychology In Branding: Industry Colors Explained [Infographic]

Color can play a big part in driving audience response - this infographic provides an overview of the psychology of color in branding.

Psychology

Science Predicts You're Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul

They're weighing on you more than you think.<p>A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never …

Psychology

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

Positive Thinking

Dads Really Do Treat Daughters And Sons Differently, And It Has A Lasting Impact

The different ways dads respond to and interact with sons and daughters can have a lasting impact<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “daddy’s girl.” Cue the …

Parenting