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5 Hero Dads Worth Celebrating This Father's Day

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Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Dark chocolate and green tea is the perfect concentration combination

A new study, the first of its kind, has found that dark chocolate and green tea could be the ideal combination to tackle that mid-afternoon slump<p>Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Step away from the coffee.<p>Dark chocolate and green tea could be the best combination for an energy boost, a new study has …

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.<p>There's a whole new science of how to balance bike-share stations. The idea may sound overly academic, but there's a practical outcome: an empty station means no one can rent, and a full station means no one can …

Study Skills

15 Phrases You Should Say to Yourself Every Day

Everybody wants to get more done, but unfortunately all the time management tips in the world can’t help you overcome one of the biggest issues …

BB King was that rare thing – a game-changer who was also beloved

The blues legend, who has died aged 89, pioneered a style – and did so with a grace that made him a hero to fans and musicians alike<p>Very few 20th-century musicians were able to combine the roles of game-changing, creative, innovative virtuoso and beloved popular entertainer. Within this tiny elite …

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Watch the Transformation of NYC’s Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

Get A Jolt From These Portraits Of Cultural Icons Made From Coffee

She won’t reveal the specifics of her process, but she does say that coffee and watercolors have a similar consistency on paper. Her main challenge …

17 Ways You're Drinking Your Tea Wrong

Spoiler alert: Milk first, tea second.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google hands staff emails to US government

• Search giant gave FBI emails and digital data belonging to three staffers<br>• WikiLeaks told last month of warrants which were served in March 2012<p>Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

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