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Oil and Gas Firms in UAE Laying off workers

Gulf News, Dubai 30th July 2015.<p>Oil and gas firms in the UAE are laying off workers already, number of companies in the oil and gas industry in the …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking.<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Venezuela plans to buy more Russian and Chinese arms

Venezuela is already the largest weapons importer in South America.<p>According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Venezuela imported $349 million worth of arms from China and $1.96 billion worth of arms from Russia between 2010 and 2014.<p>In 2013 alone, Caracas imported $1 billion …

The Strange Ways Your Name Influences Your Behavior

Our given names influence our lives in all sorts of strange ways, affecting everything from where we choose to live to what we do for a living. That's the takeaway of a fascinating new video from PBS Digital Studios' BrainCraft series (above).<p>"We write our names thousands of times throughout our …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she failed to get into a teacher education programme at the University of Helsinki. She was smart and bright, yet she was not deemed qualified.<p>This …

Education

Bernie Sanders: 'Banks are too big to fail, their CEOs are too big to jail'

He says he's fed up with the fact that the wealthiest 14 people in America saw their wealth increase by $157 billion in two years, while 45 million Americans continue to languish in poverty.<p>In another example, as of 2013, the heirs of Wal-Mart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of the American …

Middle-class

Before The Election Results, Nigerians became the Winners

My mind tells me some people will be happy and some will be unhappy with the election outcome, my take is that we must manage our expectations, don't …

Infographic: 60 years later, the fight for equity in education continues. http://t.co/ANwgodxPGI