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Britain's best places to live are revealed - is your hometown on the list?

One of Britain’s oldest cities has been named Britain’s best place to live thanks to a huge high-tech makeover and the country’s fastest …

England

Putin tightens grip on power with overwhelming Russian election win

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Vladimir Putin has extended his grip on Russia for another six years after an overwhelming victory in Sunday's presidential election, a result that was never in doubt.<p>With 99.8% of the votes counted, Putin won with 76.7%, according to Central Election Commission data. It means Putin …

Russia

Theresa May says UK will 'never tolerate' Russian threat as Putin expels 23 British diplomats

Theresa May has warned the Kremlin that Britain will not be cowed by its decision to expel 23 British diplomats in an escalation of the dispute following the Salisbury attack.<p>Responding to President Putin's decision to escalate diplomatic tensions, Mrs May told a gathering of Conservative Party …

Is Russia going to turn UK’s gas supply off?

<b>Theresa May told MPs yesterday that she is looking to find other countries to supply gas to the UK after the nerve agent attack on a Russian spy.</b><p>But …

Defence secretary to announce plans in response to nerve agent attack on former Russian spy<p>A new UK chemical weapons defence centre is to be established in the wake of the nerve agent attack on the Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, the defence secretary will say.<p>The Ministry of …

War

After hesitancy, France backs Britain over Russian role in attack | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he shared Britain’s assessment that Russia was behind a nerve agent attack on a former spy living in England and vowed to take measures in response in the coming days.<p>FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's …

West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security.<p>After the first known offensive use of such a weapon on …

Russia

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve attack on ex-spy | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent in England that Prime Minister Theresa May blamed on Moscow, an assessment backed by the United States.<p>May pointed the finger firmly …

Russian spy attack: May to set out reprisals in parliament

Moscow says UK is being ‘openly provocative’ and it will retaliate against any new measures<p>Theresa May is preparing to set out a range of reprisals against the Russian state before parliament, after a midnight deadline passed for the Kremlin to explain why a former spy was poisoned by a …

Russia

Stephen Hawking dies at 76: 'A star just went out' - world honours renowned British physicist

• <b>Professor Stephen Hawking dies at home in Cambridge</b>• <b><br>World renowned physicist wrote A Brief History of Time</b>• <b><br>His life was dominated by incurable motor neurone disease</b>• <b><br>Prof Hawking beat odds after being given just 14 months to live</b>• <b><br>Eddie Redmayne hails 'astonishing scientist and funniest man'</b>• <b><br>Why Prof</b> …

Russia Rejects U.K. Ultimatum Over Former Double Agent’s Poisoning

Russia rejected a British ultimatum to come clean over a suspected chemical weapon attack on its former double agent in the U.K. as it braced for …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

recordnumbers

Three coffees a day linked to a range of health benefits

Research based on 200 previous studies worldwide says frequent drinkers less likely to get diabetes, heart disease, dementia and some cancers<p>People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than problems, experiencing lower risks of premature death and …

Coffee

How Queen Elizabeth’s Teenage Crush Became the Longest Marriage in British Royal History

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s romance began on a perfectly gray and rainy English afternoon, in July 1939. She was just 13. He was 18, royal but penniless, and about to spend years traveling the world with the British Navy. He wasn’t exactly marriage material—and he was also her third …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine

Make these nine habits a part of your daily life, and get to your first million.<p>Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. …

Self-improvement

Marina Molnar

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Most People Who Want To Become Successful Don't Practice This 1 Simple Skill (And It's Required In Order To Win)

Success in writing, or anything really, comes down to practicing this 1 simple skill.<p>Becoming a successful writer was all I ever wanted.<p>For years, I kept my writing to myself. I would hide my works-in-progress, I would shy away from letting anyone read what I'd written for the day--and all the …

Self-improvement

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

<b>“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us …

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

Self-improvement

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

The 51 Best Costumes from The Crown

Revisit the best of Season 1 and preview Season 2 before its December 8 premiere.<p>The costume designer for any period drama has the unique challenge of capturing the spirit of an era while bringing their own sensibilities to a production. But <i>The Crown</i> is a beast of its own, with the added pressures …

Philippines' Duterte, who once likened himself to Hitler, offers to host global human rights summit

The firebrand leader has often faced criticism for his violent war on drugs.<p>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who once likened himself to Hitler …

Everything You Need to Know About the Massive Paradise Papers Leak

13.4 million documents were leaked that expose offshore banking activities of more than 120 politicians worldwide.<p>A vast new trove of 13.4 million leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers have been published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) exposing the …

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Critical Thinking

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times

Of course there are difficult times in life, but only you get to decide how to manage them. These quotes from 21 resilient female entrepreneurs can help you through it.<p>Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the …

Motivation

4 Biggest Mistakes With High-Conflict Personalities

People with <b>high-conflict personalities</b> have a pattern of negative behavior with four primary characteristics: All-or-nothing thinking; unmanaged …

Keep at That Idea--Until You Shouldn't. 4 Ways to Know When It's Time to Quit | Inc.com

Not too long ago, I wrote about the science-backed key to achieving your goals--to resist the human tendency to throw in the towel too soon when we fail to achieve an interim goal. Understanding how to push through fear of failure is critical for this as well.<p>But when is it time to actually move on …

Customers

Telltale Signs That Suggest You’re More Successful Than You Think

Image by Viktor Hanacek via Every Pixel<p><b>Highly creative</b> souls often compare themselves to others, especially since the internet has an addicting …

Self-improvement