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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

This Millennial Couple Is Saving $150,000 a Year and Plans to Retire by 2029. Here’s How They Do It

They even economize on food: 'Scallions are cheap.'<p>Some kids want to be a fire fighter, astronaut or a ballerina when they grow up. Lily He wanted to …

outskirts

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

Self-help

Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit | Gary Younge

As Theresa May is discovering, the UK’s overblown sense of its place in the world has led to overplaying our hand with the EU<p>In his recent book Behind Diplomatic Lines, Patrick Wright, a former head of the UK diplomatic service, provides an illuminating account of Margaret Thatcher’s worldview. The …

Great Britain

Exclusive: Government lawyers "out of their depth" over Brexit, claims justice committee chair Bob Neill

The government's lawyers advising on Brexit are "out of their depth" and must be bolstered with external specialists as a matter of urgency, the …

Theresa May dodges question about Donald Trump attending the Royal wedding

<b>Theresa May has dodged a question about US President Donald Trump attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.</b><p>During Prime Minister’s …

Blackadder star Tony Robinson hits out at Jeremy Corbyn's 'leftist clique'

TV star Tony Robinson is voicing fears that Jeremy Corbyn backers Momentum have "completely taken over" the party this week.<p>Blackadder actor Sir Tony …

Labour Party

Carillion collapse: Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May private firms running public services must be 'shown the door'

Private firms running public services must be “shown the door” to prevent a repeat of the Carillion debacle, Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May.<p>The …

Carillion and Other Parasites

Until very recently, most of us hadn’t heard of Carillion. Not having heard of a particular company wouldn’t usually be surprising or unsettling. But …

The invisible people - Modern Slavery – in pictures

Modern slavery is a crime where the most vulnerable men, women and children are abused for criminal profit, with many victims forced to live and work in squalid conditions for little or no money. They are controlled with threats and abuse and have no means of escape. The National Crime Agency and …

National Crime Agency

Russia scolds Britain for casting it as an aggressor after jets scrambled | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia scolded Britain on Wednesday for casting it as an aggressor and said Prime Minister Theresa May was more interested in public rhetoric than dealing with the real threats facing the West.<p>FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the …

This Brexit-opposing millionaire plumber wants to replace 'waste of time' London mayor Sadiq Khan

LONDON — Charlie Mullins is the charismatic CEO of Pimlico Plumbers, who is probably best known for being one of the most vocal backers of those campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU.<p>In 2016 he helped finance Gina Miller's successful attempt to force the government to allow Parliament a vote …

Queen 'humiliated by Theresa May with controversy over Donald Trump invitation'

Theresa May has humiliated the Queen with the controversy over inviting US president Donald Trump to the UK, the UK Labour party has said.<p>The party's …

Donald Trump

Phil Harrison, Stuart Heritage, Gavin Haynes, Ellen E Jones and Jack Seale

Kids Build Incredible ‘Abandoned Intergalactic Space Station’ at Camp

When you think of camp, you probably think of playing dodgeball with friends or horseback riding or telling some campfire tales that would’ve been …

History of art rewritten as archaeologists unearth 3,500-year-old carving of ancient Greek battle

The history of art has been rewritten after archeologists unearthed an astonishing 3,500 year old carving of an ancient Greek battle, depicting human bodies in anatomical detail which was thought way beyond the skill of Bronze Age artisans.<p>In 2015, the tomb of the so-called ‘Griffin Warrior’ was …

Famously terrible movies that are actually good

It's a sad but inevitable fact, but not every film can be celebrated like <i>The Godfather</i> – some films are going to have a reputation as real stinkers. …

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners are inspiring, funny, uplifting – and shocking

The winning images from the Natural History Museum's 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition will make you laugh and cry.<p>It was the start …

Nature

How to Visit Earth's Newly Discovered Continent Zealandia

Adventurous travelers may tell the world they’ve been to every continent except Antarctica. The most intrepid will include the seventh continent in …

Better Sleep Can Build Emotional Resilience

A new study suggests that people who naturally get more REM sleep may be less sensitive to frightening things.<p>There might have been a secret reason Albert Einstein could make a decision as scary as the one he made in 1939, when he went against his personal pacifist convictions and encouraged …

Chibok diaries: Chronicling a Boko Haram kidnapping

<b>One of the Chibok girls freed in May has been telling journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani how a diary was kept of some of her three years in captivity with Boko Haram Islamist militants.</b><p>One of the oldest in her class, Naomi Adamu was 24 when she and more than 200 mainly Christian students were taken …

Meet the woman climbing the highest mountain in every European country in under a year

Fancy conquering the highest mountain in every European country? If that sounds like a ridiculous proposition, consider this. Until a year ago, Emma Svensson was a complete climbing novice. Yet now she is on the way to scaling 49 European summits – all inside a year.<p>"In August I climbed Elbrus, the …

Daydreaming may, in fact, be a sign of greater intelligence

Your high-school teacher may have been wrong to tell you off for not paying attention.<p>Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a study in the journal Neuropsychologia that suggested a strong correlation between a person’s tendency to daydream and the strength and …

The Brain

Resignation syndrome: Sweden's mystery illness

<b>For nearly two decades Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness. Called Resignation Syndrome, it affects only the children of asylum-seekers, who withdraw completely, ceasing to walk or talk, or open their eyes. Eventually they recover. But why does this only seem to occur in Sweden?</b><p>When her …

We Are the Weirdos: meet the women changing the face of horror

<b>As a new collection of short horror films by women hits the cinemas, we meet the young filmmakers proving the genre doesn't have to be misogynistic</b><p>Horror movies and feminism, at first glance, don’t seem like natural bedfellows. On-screen women are regularly terrorised, chased, drenched in blood, …

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Being able to bounce back from devastation may seem like a superpower, but there are several things you can do to prepare in advance.<p>Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, …

Emotional Intelligence

Why tyrants love to write poetry

Nero, Stalin and Bin Laden were all fans, but what makes verse so appealing to these leaders? Benjamin Ramm explores the connection between ruthlessness and sentimentality.<p>Poetry is an art of refinement, synonymous with delicacy and sensitivity. It seems counterintuitive that it might also be a …

Literature

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?<p>The notion occurred to me roughly a decade ago, after spending years as a reporter and interviewing C.E.O.s about many of the expected things: their growth plans, the competition, the …

Leadership

We seek romantic partners who look like our parents, finds study

The Oedipus complex might not be so farfetched after all, as a new study reveals that we’re attracted to people who look like our parents.<p>Freud would …

#SkinSchool: How to sugar-proof your skin

Forget weight gain, it’s the sticky relationship between sugar and your skin that may make you want to curb your sweet tooth. Sugar is responsible for a process called glycation, which isn’t pretty. To understand why it happens and how your sugar habit might be showing on your face, we spoke to the …