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Rihanna Cried On Stage and the Internet Is Emotional About It

Rihanna cried on stage last night, and her fans have a lot of feelings about it.<p>The benevolent queen was singing “Love the Way You Lie,” when the …

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Can You Solve The 7-Cent Logic Puzzle?

Can you solve the 7-cent logic puzzle? This problem requires not math, but is easiest to solve by experimenting with a drawn diagram and seven actual …

Mathematics

Why too much choice is stressing us out

Once upon a time in Springfield, the Simpson family visited a new supermarket. Monstromart’s slogan was “where shopping is a baffling ordeal”. Product choice was unlimited, shelving reached the ceiling, nutmeg came in 12lb boxes and the express checkout had a sign reading, “1,000 items or less”. In …

Peter Thiel

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. …

Al Gore

Brighton tragedy: second body found on beach after 'dare went wrong'

The bodies of friends Dan Nicholls and Freddie Reynolds who disappeared after a night out in Brighton went tragically wrong have both been found.<p>A …

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives

Joseph Smith (1805-1844), founded the Church of the Latter-day Saints, Mormonism's formal name, and is regarded by followers as a prophet.<p>The Mormon church said in an online essay last month that Smith is estimated to have had between 30 and 40 wives, some of whom were already married.<p>The New York …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Justpark's New In-car App Helps BMW Mini Drivers in the UK to Find and Book a Parking Space

JustPark, a service for finding and booking parking spaces, has announced that BMW Mini drivers can now find, book, pay for and navigate to a parking space using its new in-car app.<p>According to the company, the average driver wastes 106 days of their life searching for a parking space – that’s …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Strunk & White, it turns out, were CIA sources. The authors of <i>The Elements of Style</i>, a classic American writing guide, are cited alongside Henry Fowler, Wilson Follett, and Jacques Barzun in the Directorate of Intelligence’s <i>Style Manual & Writers</i> <i>Guide for Intelligence</i> …

National Security