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The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

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This research has left me levitating with excitement. I'm dumbfounded by what positive psychology can do. But this is taking it to a whole new level. <i>What Marcel, tell us!</i><p>OK, here's the scoop. Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained happiness researcher and <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>The Happiness</i> …

Happiness

Girl, 14, who died of cancer cryogenically frozen after telling judge she wanted to be brought back to life 'in hundreds of years'

A 14-year-old girl who died of cancer has been cryogenically frozen in the hope that she can be “woken up” and cured in the future after winning a landmark court case in her final days.<p>The girl’s divorced parents had disagreed over whether her wish to be frozen should be followed, so the girl, who …

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

UK's Brexit vote had no constitutional substance, court hears | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s vote in a June referendum to leave the European Union had no constitutional substance, according to lawyers leading a bid to force the government to seek parliamentary approval before formally starting the Brexit process.<p>Demonstrators stand outside the High Court during …

Meet the Clean-Energy Pioneers Who Could Help Solve Climate Change

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing April 8 at 11 PM.<p>Check out the trailer for episode nine of season four of 'VICE' on HBO<p>This Friday, April 15, HBO will air a new episode from season four of our Emmy-winning show. Last week, we saw how the US war in Afghanistan …

Supreme Court Justice Again Urges: It's Time To Reconsider The Death Penalty

On the eve of a private conference in which the Supreme Court is due to consider hearing a case challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty, one justice made a point to remind his colleagues of the "need" to address the issue.<p>WASHINGTON — Justice Stephen Breyer reiterated his call for …

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

Muscle

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Siblings

I spent a year listening to strangers tell stories they can’t share with anyone else

For a little over a year now, I’ve listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they’ve never told anyone before. I’ve interviewed someone who went through gender reassignment surgery and was falling in love for the very first time, as his true self. I’ve spoken with a man who had …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back

My brain tumor introduced itself to me on a grainy MRI, in the summer of 2009, when I was 28 years old.<p>It had been with me from the day I was born. Tumors like mine develop in utero. They are usually discovered in children, but no one could tell me why mine had only been found once I was an adult. …

Oil prices end lower on weak demand outlook

Oil futures settled lower Monday, as signs of slowing global economic growth fed worries about the outlook for energy demand.<p>On the New York …

Family jailed for trafficking and enslaving two women

A family of four have been jailed for trafficking two women, keeping them as slaves and spending their earnings from prostitution on drugs and in casinos.<p>Ferenc Dardai Jr, 22, described in court as the “prime mover” in the enterprise, which also involved his parents and younger brother, was …

Crime

Norwich woman who used children as sex 'toys' jailed for life

A woman at the centre of an “utterly depraved” sex abuse ring which used children as sexual playthings has been jailed for life.<p>Marie Black, 34, from Norwich, was convicted of 23 offences including rape, conspiracy to rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, after a trial earlier …

Crime

9 Aspects Of Emotional Intelligence Possessed By Every Successful Leader

It doesn’t matter how smart you are – without emotional intelligence, you won’t become a leader.<p>I work with leaders every day as a personal digital …

Top 100 universities for student satisfaction – the list

The latest National Student Survey has revealed the UK higher education institutions with the highest student satisfaction, check out the top 100 here<p>The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK higher education institutions has remained high this year, with 86 per cent of students saying they …

Higher Education

8 Changes To Make If You Want To Be A Truly Happy Person

The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers have been accused of misleading travellers by claiming millions in VAT refunds without passing on the savings to passengers.<p>The vast majority of airport shops in the UK request that passengers hand over their boarding passes to be scanned at the checkout – a practice that few …

Duty-free

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

The 10 books teachers want your child to read

When it comes to what teachers think schoolchildren should read, the classics continue to dominate the reading list for primary school children.<p>Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops a list of must-read novels, selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of …

Books

A criminal barrister has been fined £2,000 for engaging in conduct ‘likely to bring the legal profession into disrepute’ after being found to have …

5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

Do you see it? Optical illusion makes pretty woman appear on blank canvas

An optical illusion makes participants see a woman with brunette hair after simply staring at a person’s nose for 15 seconds<p>A new optical illusion has surfaced online and it’s much creepier than ‘the dress’.<p>A negative image of a woman’s face appears on one side of the image and an off-white blank …

0800 and 0808 calls now free on UK mobiles

All freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are now free to call from all phones, whether mobile or landline.<p>The new freephone rates come into force today, 1 …

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …