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Our 51 most commonly misused words and phrases

In the English language, there is no definitive body governing the rules, so grammar can be up to interpretation.<p>This isn't true in languages such as …

Linguistics

Truck vs cyclist 'tragedy' waiting to happen in Mid West

Motorists in a West Australian farming region say a road tragedy involving a truck and a cyclist is inevitable.<p>As harvest in the Geraldton region …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

Amazon is not your best friend: Why self-published authors should side with Hachette

Indie authors will benefit most if Amazon loses its war with traditional publishers<p>Anyone who has followed the coverage of the ongoing Amazon-Hachette dispute knows that some of the most impassioned voices on the pro-Amazon side of the argument come from self-published writers. It's easy to …

Analysis & Opinion - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

How Mad Men Gets the Writing Right: Q&A

There is no show on television that is more combed through, picked over and squawked about than <i>Mad Men</i>. Whether Joan mentions lustrous restaurant Le …

Language

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Numb

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

England shut the door on KP

Everyone deserves a 2nd chance! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😃😃😃😃😂😂😂😂<p>— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) April 19, 2014<p>Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his …

Leadership Is a Conversation

The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Globalization, new technologies, and changes in how companies create value and interact with customers have sharply reduced the efficacy of a purely directive, top-down model of leadership. What will …

Darren Lehmann promises bouncer frenzy from Australia’s fast bowling attack

DARREN Lehmann has warned world cricket’s timid tailenders that Australia’s brutal bombs-away Ashes fast bowling plan will be reprised against every …

Five reasons Steve Smith will be next captain of the Australian Test cricket team

STEVE Smith has established himself as a world-class middle order batsman over the past year, cementing his place in the Australian Test set-up.

Steve Smith

England’s poor T20 World Cup warm-up form continues after 20-run loss to India

JUST one day after losing to West Indies, England endured another warm-up defeat ahead of the ICC World Twenty20, this time going down by 20 runs to …

Australia edges New Zealand in World Twenty20 practice match as David Warner and Aaron Finch fire with the bat

Australia has warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a three-run win over New Zealand in a practice match in Fatullah, Bangladesh on Thursday …

Mickey Arthur will coach the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20

SACKED former Australia coach Mickey Arthur is making a return to high-level coaching and will form an unlikely combination with Calypso cool cat …

Cricket

David Warner stars as Aussies warm-up for World T20 with three-run win over New Zealand

OPENING batsmen David Warner and Aaron Finch led the charge as Australia defeated New Zealand by three runs in their World Twenty20 warm-up match.

David Warner

Mitch Marsh returns for WA, Moises Henriques back for NSW as Sheffield Shield final squads named

BOTH New South Wales and Western Australia have been boosted by the return of star all-rounders for the Sheffield Shield final this week.

New South Wales