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7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Has a British engineer broken the laws of physics?

ROCKETS are spectacular examples of Isaac Newton’s third law of motion: that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Throwing hot …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above the horizon, Cassandra Quave climbed aboard a jalapeño-green 4-by-4 and started to drive across her father’s ranch in Arcadia, Fla. Surveying the landscape, most people would have seen a homogenous mat of pasture and weeds …

Mao Zedong

4 Lessons I Learned Building a 6-Figure Freelancing Business

Starting and running a business is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It becomes even harder when doing it in a developing country where constant electricity is elusive. But that didn’t stop me from padding together an ugly looking freelancing startup -- which I took to six-figure revenue …

Bayer in $66 billion bet that farmers will back linked-up supplies

Bayer's $66 billion purchase of Monsanto amounts to a long-term bet that farmers will grow to trust combinations of seeds and pesticides rather than continue to pick from ranges of separate products.<p>In the short term, the German drugs and chemicals firm hopes to benefit from a marketing and sales …

Agriculture

We have lost our way, America. Only God can help us get back home

In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.”<p>Speaking at a news conference in Baton …

35 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “SUCCESSFUL”

<b>1. It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be</b><p><i>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,”</i> says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at …

Motivation

Our gut microbes have lived with us since before we were human

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of your large intestine there is a community of microbes that help you digest food, fight off harmful pathogens, and which may even affect your mood and emotions.<p>Now, a new study suggests that this intimate relationship between our microbes and ourselves is older than …

Microbiology

Some earthquakes on San Andreas fault are triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon

The gravitational tug between the sun and moon is not just a dance of high and low tides: It can also trigger a special kind of earthquake on the San Andreas fault.<p>This phenomenon has fascinated scientists for years. Like sea levels, the surface of the Earth also goes up and down with the tides, …

Mystery crop disorder solved using MyCrop app - ABC Rural - ABC News

A mystery crop disorder that stumped farmers and agronomists in Western Australia has been solved by the developer of the Department of Agriculture …

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We Knew It: Goats are Just as Clever and Cute as Dogs

We feel comfortable saying that a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London has one of the best jobs in all of science. Over the past …

Kellogg’s and General Mills Are Paying Farmers to Switch to Organic

Demand for organic food is outstripping supplies, and that’s finally got Big Food investing its megabillions in ways to convince farmers to <i>please</i> …