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This Is What World War III Will Look Like

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Jokes For Those Who Love Grammar And Punctuation

The World’s Mother Tongues Mashed Up Into A Big Data Bubble

Of the 7,100 languages on the planet, only 23 are spoken by more than 50 million people natively.<p>Most maps are structured according to the world’s geopolitical borders, but there are other ways to map the globe. In his latest infographic, Spanish designer Alberto Lucas López creates a globe filled …

China confirms test of new hypersonic strike vehicle 'Wu-14'

The Chinese Defense Ministry confirmed the fourth test of a hypersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, which the US called an “extreme maneuver,” amid …

China

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

The Science of Productivity, by Gregory Ciotti

In today’s busy world, we’ve become a people obsessed with productivity and “work hacks.”<p>Getting more done in less time allows us to get ahead, and …

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

What Languages Reveal about Other Cultures

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini It sounds like one of those motivational phrases you’d read on a daily quote …

Language Learning

Lack Of Self-Awareness Could Ruin Your Career

If you aren't aware of yourself, you could be ruining your business dreams.<p>I'm a firm believer the biggest obstacle in people's way is often their own selves. It's their pride, ego, and desire to be accepted or to prove their own importance that runs them into the ground.<p>What drives you and how …

Self-improvement

Will South China Sea Dispute Lead to World War?

Will South China Sea issues trigger a third world war? While American scholars and New York investors are paying close attention to the political, …

Scientists Say Your Eye Color Reveals Information About Your Personality. Mine Was SO TRUE!

Todd is a LittleThings editor. He grew up in Texas and has lived in New York since 2003. He doesn't own a Boston terrier, but he will one day soon.<p>We …

Psychology

From Digikala to Hamijoo: the Iranian startup revolution, phase two

In Iran, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are among many sites blocked by the authorities, spurring a generation of young entrepreneurs to invent their own versions. Now, with the prospect of sanctions easing and the world lining up to invest in the tech sector, is all that about to change?<p>Tehran may …

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.<p>An eight week study …

Meditation

Beijing rejects US demands to scale back artificial islands in South China Sea

China dismisses criticism of disputed works, saying it is using land reclamations to fulfil international responsibilities such as environmental protection<p>China on Sunday rejected US demands to stop intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea, saying it was exercising its sovereignty and …

War Clouds Over South China Sea As U.S. Declares Right To Waters And U.S. Warship Arrives At Subic

The drumbeat of war on distant horizons is reverberating through Southeast Asia with increasingly strong declarations of U.S. determination to stop the Chinese from expanding their writ over the South China Sea, notably islands claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.<p>While Defense …

China

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Creative Writing

Russia to Take Part in South China Sea Naval Exercises

Russia will conduct naval exercises in the South China Sea in 2016, together with its partners in the Asia Pacific Region, Russian Deputy Defense …

Six things to know about your brain to become an expert

Anyone can be an expert at anything. Our brain has properties to make this happen.<p>This story outline these properties and show you the way to follow.<p>It is up to you to decide which topic you want to be an expert and be fully engaged to it.

The Brain

Studying for Tests

You just heard you have a math test on Friday — the same day as your big history test and weekly quiz on Spanish verbs. Are they crazy? How will you …

US defies China, vows to keep flying spy planes over Spratlys

WASHINGTON - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a US …

U.S. publicly challenges China's moves in disputed islands

The U.S. military has begun to carefully but publicly challenge Chinese island-building on disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, creating fresh tension in a potential global tinderbox as both countries shift forces into the area.<p>In the latest incident, a Chinese military dispatcher …

China

6 Tools for Improving Your Creative Mind

Creativity in the workplace fosters better leadership, problem solving, and promotes teamwork, and ultimately will lead to improved innovation. “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club,” famous creative author Jack London once mused.<p>There are two types of creativity, …

Creativity

6 Steps To Success For An Entrepreneurial Mindset

The beauty of entrepreneurialism is that there is no structured career path and certainly no guarantees.<p>The entrepreneurs journey involves a myriad …

5 language learning tools for the lazy learner

1. Duolingo<p>Duolingo has long been one of my favourite language learning tools. Its clever features gamify the learning process, goading students into …

Language Learning

If You Speak Mandarin, Your Brain Is Different

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

Language Learning

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Neither China nor US giving ground over projects dispute

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing's assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Chinese officials politely but pointedly dismissing Washington's push for U.S.-proposed ways to ease tensions.<p>As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

China