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7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship When You're Swamped with Work

Don't compromise what's most important<p>When you're putting in long hours or otherwise under a lot of pressure at work, it can be difficult to find the time or energy to connect with your partner in a meaningful way.<p>At first, it might seem like the occasional canceled dinner or forgotten promise is …

Revenge of the Introvert

After ten years as a psychologist practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, I reclined on the couch of my own analyst feeling burdened by my chosen …

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Are Your Discipline Strategies Teaching These Essential Life Skills?

Discipline shouldn't be about punishing kids for misbehavior. Instead, discipline should be about teaching kids the life skills they need to become …

Trump’s Chaos Theory for the Oval Office Is Taking Its Toll

WASHINGTON — For 13 months in the Oval Office, and in an unorthodox business career before that, Donald J. Trump has thrived on chaos, using it as an organizing principle and even a management tool. Now the costs of that chaos are becoming starkly clear in the demoralized staff and policy disarray …

Donald Trump

The next ‘Korea problem’ may be about the growing identity divide on the peninsula

North Korea made an unprecedented move in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It sent athletes to compete — and a squad of peppy cheerleaders — and did so under a “one Korea” banner.<p>The international media have largely dubbed this diplomatic maneuver a “gold medal” success. An official delegation led by Kim …

North Korea

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

In secret deal, tax-backed Amtrak pays for private railroads' screwups: report

The Amtrak passenger rail line receives more than $1 billion in annual federal subsidies, but private railroads own 97 percent of the tracks upon which Amtrak trains travel.<p>As part of the relationship between the publicly financed passenger rail service and the private carriers, it’s the …

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to build their own healthcare company

When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to handle your employee medical needs. That’s what Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have determined, and so they’re working together to build their own, fully …

Migrants' heroine faces jail for people smuggling

<b>A Spanish woman has been credited with saving the lives of thousands of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to get to Europe. So why is she now facing a lengthy prison sentence?</b><p>When Helena Maleno gets the call, she does not think twice.<p>As soon as she has been told that a boat has set forth …

Coastlines

"Mordor Under the Sea" Images Would Terrify Even Sauron

The submarine volcanic wasteland exists off the coast of Australia.<p>We all know Mordor, the volcano-peppered wasteland where Sauron dwells in the <i>Lord</i> …

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

In Mexico, Not Dead. Not Alive. Just Gone.

XALAPA, Mexico — At 5 a.m., the couple stirred to the buzz of a cellphone alarm. They had hardly slept — Carlos Saldaña had been in the hospital the night before, betrayed by his fragile stomach.<p>He had prayed that the pain would subside, that God would give him strength. Today was the raid, the …

Mexico

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

The War on Science will change how you see the world

Shawn Otto’s new book is a must-read<p>Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you view the world. <i>The War on Science:</i> <i>Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It</i> by Shawn Otto is one of those rare books. If you care about attacks on climate science and the rise of …

Thomas Jefferson

Yellow Fever Outbreak Puts Pressure on Global Vaccine Supply

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an epidemic of yellow fever in three regions on Monday. The announcement comes amid an …

Disease

Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

Exclusive: Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century<p>Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can …

Archaeology

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

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World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty and Stonehenge, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says

The catastrophes seem like the stuff Roland Emmerich’s dreams are made of: In the United States, Yellowstone National Park morphs from thick woods to sparser brushland in the aftermath of frequent and furious forest fires. In Italy, Venice sinks beneath a swelling Adriatic Sea. In England, …

Climate Change

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Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

'Nightmare Bacteria' Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

A drug-resistant “superbug” that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The bacteria has genetic changes that make it resistant to a last-ditch antibiotic called colistin and while it had been seen in Europe and China, no one in the …

Microbiology

No human alive has seen 7 months this hot before

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p><i>N.B. If this article sounds familiar,</i> …