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Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (APP):Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest …

World Economy

Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - “We speak our mind”, says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee.<p>A man is on the phone in front of the office of the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights …

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

CEOs

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

Chronic Disease

The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.

What has improved American lives most in the last 50 years? According to a Pew Research study reported this month, it’s not civil rights (10 percent) …

Singularity

Trump's upcoming Asia trip: Japan proposes plan to counter China

Tokyo aims to team up with the US, India and Australia to promote free trade and defense and security cooperation - but also to contain Beijing's …

The 7 Biggest Unanswered Questions in Physics

The Big Questions<p>Physicists have solved some of the universe's biggest mysteries. But they're not done yet.<p>If Isaac Newton suddenly popped out of a time machine, he’d be delighted to see how far physics had come. Things that were deeply mysterious a few centuries ago are now taught in freshman …

Physics

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

China

How A Solar Eclipse First Proved Einstein Right

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is our most successful, most sophisticated theory of gravity of all-time. Explaining everything from GPS signals to gravitational redshift, from gravitational lensing to merging black holes, and from the timing of pulsars to the orbit of Mercury, the …

Physics

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters

Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction.<p>As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your …

Adam Smith's story about the Scottish wine industry 241 years ago tells you why Trump's trade war will fail

The intent of the tax was to boost domestic makers of wool, silk, and linen, and to protect British merchants selling salted fish and cattle. It was a blanket tax, and it covered wine as well.<p>The Scottish economist Adam Smith wrote about the tariffs in Wealth of Nations, his keystone analysis of …

Scientists Foresee the Milky Way’s Death in Orbiting Black Holes

Galactic collision is imminent.<p>The Milky Way is on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, and when the two colossal entities meet, they’ll …

Physicists Have Figured Out Where The Sun's Plasma Jets Come From

Things are heating up.<p>After over a century of observations and several theories, scientists may have finally nailed the origin of the high-speed …

U.K. Should Consider EFTA Deal to Kick-Start Post-Brexit Trade: Think Tank

Britain should consider a pact with the European Free Trade Association to kick-start its post-Brexit trading relations with 38 nations, according to …

Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production

<b>Ten years ago, Geof Moser had just graduated with a master's degree in solar energy from Arizona State University - but he didn't feel much opportunity lay at his feet in his home country.</b><p>So he headed for China.<p>"The solar industry was fairly small and there weren't a lot of jobs," he remembers. …

Security & Privacy: Your Fingerprint isn’t your Password – and neither is your face or iris

<i>Security and Privacy are two vitally important components of any successful society. Today’s connected world, where we carry computers in our pockets</i> …

Debt Machine | Europe

Filmmaker: Laure Delesalle<p>Debt drives financial markets, creates profit and generates an endless cycle of production and consumption.<br>Many aspects of modern life revolve around credit. Our homes, cars, schools and government expenditures are financed by borrowing. Debt has become the engine of …

London School of Economics

The GeoPolitics Of The Global Nuclear Landscape

The U.S. was the dominant force in the global civilian nuclear trade for decades, enjoying both the rewards and responsibilities that come along with that position. As pioneers in nuclear energy, the U.S. was able to develop world-class products and establish a successful export regime in the …

Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

How to lead without being a boss and how to be productive without getting everything done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity isn't about getting <i>more</i> done, but about getting <i>what matters most</i> done. With this in mind, here are three habits productive leaders do …

Reshaping NAFTA Could Be Good For Mexico's Economy

And Brazil's and Argentina's, too.<p>Cecilia Tortajada, <i>National University of Singapore</i> and Asit K. Biswas, <i>National University of Singapore</i><p>Among other threats targeting Mexico during his election campaign, US President Donald Trump harshly criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a …

China’s role in the next phase of globalization

The country could exert leadership in seeking to preserve globalization’s benefits while addressing its downsides.<p><b>Globalization has been</b> a powerful …

Economics

Fed: Tearing up NAFTA would hurt U.S. companies

American businesses that export to Mexico would be hurt if the Trump administration scraps NAFTA.<p>That's the message Monday in a blog post from the New York Federal Reserve.<p>It's one of the clearest signs of resistance from within the federal government to scrap the free trade deal between Mexico, …