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How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People’s self-esteem, their need to gain approval or avoid humiliation are psychological drivers that help fuel conflicts, and must be factored into attempts to bring about peace, an expert said late on Wednesday.<p>Like most individuals, leaders of countries or …

Middle East

Graphene-coated solar panels could create electricity from raindrops

Scientists in China are developing a solar panel that could be used to generate power from an unlikely source—rain.<p>Graphene, which consists of just a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure, was discovered a decade ago and has been put to several scientific uses. Previous …

Clean Energy

11 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>So just what are those behaviors?<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing the most important habits of highly accomplished individuals. We …

Self-improvement

Five ads that show how motherhood has changed

<b>1950s</b><p><b>Persil: What is a mum?</b><p>Filmed in black and white, the 1950s ad shows a mother returning home to do the washing while her son fixes his motorbike. …

Motherhood Is Not A Liability To A Woman's Ability In Business

When I started my first technology company in my early 20’s it never even crossed my mind that I was a bit of an anomaly being a female CEO in a male dominated tech industry. Frankly, the first time I really even became aware of how few women executives there were in the tech industry was when I …

Leadership