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Mahatma Gandhi’s List of the 7 Social Sins; or Tips on How to Avoid Living the Bad Life

In 590 AD, Pope Gregory I unveiled a list of the Seven Deadly Sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride – as a way to keep the flock …

The richest of the rich live in these 25 countries

Of the world’s population of more than 7 billion, around 200,000 people—or, 0.003%—have a net worth of more than $30 million. These super-wealthy individuals (UHNWs, as the research firm Wealth-X deems them, for ultra high net worth) control a handy $29.7 trillion, according to an analysis of …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

This Japanese Company Wants to Build a Submersible City on the High Seas

Powered by biogas and thermal heating, the city would rest on the surface but go under the sea when needed.<p>Shimizu Corp has a new audacious idea: a domed city on the surface of the ocean, powered by biogas from microorganisms and thermal heating from the ocean floor. Up to 5,000 people could live …

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The Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life

Last year, a poll indicated that only one in three Americans is reportedly "very happy." Maybe this surprises you or maybe it doesn't, but what it likely tells us is that the majority of the population is looking for a change. Whether it's their job, their relationship, their city or themselves, …

Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight Wi-Fi

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>When it comes to offering Wi-Fi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: a Singapore …

Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

"Spiritual But Not Religious" is a phrase you hear more and more these days — and with good reason. In 2012, a Pew Foundation survey on religion found that almost 20 percent of Americans placed themselves in the category of "unaffiliated."<p>That 20 percent unaffiliated translates into a whole lot of …

Berlin named most 'fun' city in the world

<b>Berlin</b> has pipped <b>London</b> to the title of “most fun” city in a poll of travellers.<p>The German capital was among 1,800 cities ranked according to categories such as “bars”, “clubs”, “shopping”, “adult entertainment” and “activities”. Factors such as the average price of a beer, and whether or not …

What Brazil's Super-Rich Look For In Real Estate

Most of the Brazilian riff-raff have never heard of the term “lifestyle housing”. That’s because their front porch is a set of terracotta tiles and a palm tree, rather than a Mediterranean-inspired villa overlooking Ilha Grande.<p>The landscape of the luxury real estate market is ever-evolving, as the …

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

This One Chart Shows Tesla's Plan To Disrupt The Auto Industry

Yet in a nationwide survey from earlier this year, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago was credited with making the "most loved vehicle in America."<p>The car was the Model S, made by Tesla Motors.<p>As our recent longform investigation into the origin of Tesla reveals, the automaker was able …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

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30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

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G20 summit: Barack Obama arrives in Brisbane

Barack Obama has arrived in Australia for the G20 leaders’ summit and flew into central Brisbane aboard his helicopter, Marine One.<p>The presidential plane, Air Force One, touched down at Amberley RAAF base south-west of Brisbane shortly before 6am, local time, on Saturday.<p>The US president was …