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Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

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Church of England vicar says Brexit vote is not just a cry of 'incoherent rage'

A vicar has publicly challenged the Church of England hierarchy over the EU referendum by warning against dismissing the vote to leave as just a cry of “incoherent rage” by disadvantaged communities.<p>The Rev Graeme Buttery, of St Oswald's Church, Hartlepool, said people in the town, who voted …

'Game of Thrones' and the Chilling Science of Bringing People Back From the Dead

When Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch on HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>, was slain at the hands of his brothers-in-arms at the end of season five, …

Paris attack planners used encrypted apps, investigators believe

BRUSSELS — French counterterrorism investigators believe that the men suspected in last month’s Paris attacks used widely available encryption tools to communicate with each other, officials familiar with the investigation said.<p>Investigators have previously said that messaging services WhatsApp and …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.<p>If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.<p>Photo courtesy of Katja Presnal<p>One of the best things about Italy is actually the …

10 things Italy does better than anywhere else | CNN Travel

How Not to Look Like a Tourist In Milan

<i>by J.J. Martin</i><p>Milan is more than Italy's business or fashion capital -- it's a city as stubbornly passionate about maintaining its sense of tradition as it is dedicated to innovation. Just make sure to follow these rules on your next visit.<p>A busy coffee bar in Milan | Photo: Courtesy Alamy<p><b>Don't</b> …

Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

The special tool-wielding power of human hands may go back farther in evolutionary history than scientists have thought.<p>That's according to a new study of hand bones from an early relative of humans called <i>Australopithecus africanus</i>. Researchers used a powerful X-ray technique to scan the interior …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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Leicester will be final burial place of King Richard III, found under a parking lot

It's been a long journey for Richard III, the 15th century king whose skeleton was found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester. But on Friday, his final destination became clear.<p>The medieval monarch will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, just a stone's throw away from where his …

Young Italians abandon la dolce vita to move to Britain

UK pushes Germany out of the top spot as the most favoured destination for Italians hoping to find work<p>Britain is the main destination of choice for Italians seeking a new life abroad, as tens of thousands flee the sclerotic economy, dismal growth predictions and lack of meritocracy of the …

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world's oceans put together.<p>The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held fast within …

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Parents offering houses as guarantee on private school fees

Recession hit families desperate to keep their children in the best schools are deferring fees by effectively securing a loan against their property<p>Parents struggling to cope in the recession are giving private schools a charge on their home in return for deferring fee payments so they can afford …