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How to Judge Others (and Yourself) Less

I’ve secretly despised a life coach who is younger than me for a long time. She pops up in my feed with her smiley face and optimistic quotes, and I …

Travel Bags - 2017 Winter Gear Guide

Boundary Prima System Ultimate Modular Pack ($199)<p><b>Why We Chose It:</b> We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect backpack for a few years now – and after …

5 Free Online Applications to Help You Design Your Dream Room

A free online room design application is a great way to quickly design a room or plan a room remodel. You can even plan a design for every room in …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Storytelling Should Be the Number One Skill You Want to Improve

Stories are our most important technology<p>I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the …

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Astronomy

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Communist Party

Beautiful equations: E=mc² explained in two minutes – video

There’s beauty in simplicity. For space scientist and Sky At Night host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, there’s nothing more beautiful than the way that Einstein’s theory of special relativity unlocks our understanding of how energy, mass and the speed of light work in the universe<p>Magic numbers: can maths …

Four Ways to Handle Interview Questions You Don't Know How to Answer

Preparing for interviews is serious business. But even if you practice, and practice, and practice, you could still get a question you just don’t …

Employment

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens'

Tax havens are low-tax jurisdictions that provide individuals and multinational companies with opportunities to escape taxes. They undermine the global market and cause the world’s governments to lose hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Since the financial turmoil of 2008, this worrisome …

Income Inequality

Why Everyone Wants To Be With You When You Start Feeling Happy Alone

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.<p><b>A. P. J.</b> …

Happiness

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

7 Books That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful

<i>Share these books with your kids to inspire good and give thanks, from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>Looking for ways to raise kids who are grateful for their blessings? This list of books will inspire kids from toddlers to teens to be thankful well past Thanksgiving. From picture books for …