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11 ways to trick yourself into working hard, even when you're not in the mood

When it's just you on your living-room floor, it's tempting to do a few push-ups and quit, even though you said you'd do 20. And when it's Saturday morning and you're supposed to be working on that novel you said you'd write, it's easy just to… not.<p>Over on Quora, there are more than 100 potential …

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

One of the world's major fossil-fuel producers is putting a price on carbon

The Canadian government has a new framework to put a price on carbon emissions nationwide - a sign that international momentum to tackle climate change isn't evaporating despite a possible US withdrawal from the global climate fight when Donald Trump becomes president.<p>The idea behind a carbon price …

24 Picturesque British Villages You Should Move To Right Now

Cities are so 2015.

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

Scientists have found a clue to why one type of DNA is passed down to children by their mothers — but not their fathers.<p>DNA inside energy-producing …

Genetics

The Caribbean is making a mysterious sound so loud that it can be 'heard' from space

The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.<p>It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its …

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase

Leadership doesn't always mean action. Emotional intelligence expert Brene Brown talks about 3 words the wisest people use.<p>All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors …

Jack Dorsey

World's largest coral gene database created: 'Genetic toolkit' will help shed light on which species survive climate change

'Genetic toolkit' will help shed light on which species survive climate change<p>Scientists have conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of …

Climate Change

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack ’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of …

The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean

Human Journey<p>Wild fisheries are stable at best and declining at worst. That means we need aquaculture to meet the world’s growing demand for protein. And to feed the world sustainably, the industry has to figure out how to feed farmed fish without using wild fish stocks.<p>Fish feed stood out in our …

Aquaculture

GoPro surges after Red Bull invests in it

Good news for all you Tony Hawk wannabes with a camera strapped to your head and an energy drink in one hand while you skateboard down the half pipe. GoPro just entered into a partnership with Red Bull.<p>GoPro's stock got a much needed caffeine boost, surging 7% following the announcement.<p>And it may …

GoPro

If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in? | Zoe Williams

We need to rethink our view of jobs and leisure – and quickly, if we are to avoid becoming obsolete<p>Robin Hanson thinks the robot takeover, when it comes, will be in the form of emulations. In his new book, The Age of Em, the economist explains: you take the best and brightest 200 human beings on …

This Four-Letter Word Is the Secret To Success

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Climate Change This Week: Hot Spiral, Big Oil Cleaning, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Bizarre Biodiversity in the Boreal</b> are wood frogs that freeze in winter, thaw in spring - another reason to help preserve these important carbon storing systems. <i>Source LATimes</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>Boreal Circle of</b> …

Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II (c. 445 – 359 BCE) was a Spartan king who won victories in Anatolia and the Corinthian Wars but who would ultimately bring total defeat …

The 9 Most Epic Things From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Episode 5 'The Door'

The 9 Most Epic Things From 'Game Of ...<br>Hold. The. Door.<br>Submitted by: <b>Nate Dern</b><br>Worthy<br>Keywords: game of thrones game of thrones recap got got recap …

The Peloponnese in Greece is the best place in Europe to visit in 2016, says Lonely Planet

Travel guide publisher’s annual bucket list mixes old favourites and more obscure destinations<p>Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has released its annual list of the best places to visit in Europe, this year opting for a mix of the usual suspects (Venice, the Dordogne) and a scattering of …

The Best Films of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

<b>The Red Turtle (Michaël Dudok De Wit)</b><p>Motion, love for the Gaia, and lush orchestral music provide the backbone of <b>Michaël Dudok de Wit</b>’s <b>The Red …

Film Festivals

Why We Can't Tickle Ourselves

Summary: A researcher investigates why we find it impossible to tickle ourselves.<p>Source: The Conversation.<p><b>Some of us are more ticklish than others,</b> …

Women's Equality Party launches new campaign to tackle revenge porn and protect women online

The Women’s Equality Party is spearheading a new campaign to protect women’s rights online. The ‘e-Quality’ campaign, which launches officially tomorrow, will seek to protect women on the internet, and calls for cross-party co-operation in creating new legislation to specifically address harmful …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

How the Irish lost their words

New storytelling groups are reintroducing the Irish to ancient myths and the art of blarney.<p>I always knew my Uncle Peter was setting up for a story when he’d lean back in his bar stool. Nothing dramatic, nothing too flashy, just a gentle recline – always followed by a more determined pushing away …

An Incredibly Rare Bird Has Been Rediscovered in Brazil

The blue-eyed ground dove has only been spotted on a handful of occasions—now, one researcher photographed it for the first time.<p>An 1893 illustration …

Leaked Documents Show How the UN Failed to Protect Myanmar's Persecuted Rohingya | VICE News

The United Nations failed to protect the human rights of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, according to documents leaked to VICE News.<p>The papers also indicate that UN officials on the ground disregarded multiple recommendations on the rights and security of the group.<p>The Rohingya, a …

A camping and hiking weekend in Norway

A trip to Lysefjord – the ‘Fjord of Light' – throws up some great hiking, and even greater views<p>It’s not often that I’ve left a European Capital of …

Hiking

Another Importance of Small Islands in Global Warming Alarmism

<b>Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball</b><p>Sea level rise and threats to small Pacific islands are back in the news, like the recent concern about five Pacific …

Climate Change

Scientists Just Found Even More Evidence That RNA Is Behind The Origin of Life

Here's how it all began.<p>Scientists have been closing in on RNA (ribonucleic acid, the close companion of DNA) as being the most likely candidate for …

The Key to Student Success: Build Educator and Collective Capacity

While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.

Ancient Rus and Medieval Europe: The Emergence of Early Medieval States

The complex questions of the emergence of states in Ancient Rus and Medieval Europe were at the forefront of a conference in 2012. The Papers have …