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Liam Gallagher's Sweet Revenge

It might not have seemed like it during the champagne-and-cocaine supernova of his Brit-pop Nineties – back when a given night might find him …

The science behind why people who prefer the window seat are more selfish

Ask any stranger on the street whether they prefer the aisle or the window seat and you can guarantee a quick-fire response.<p>There is no grey area in this comically divisive debate. Window-devotees consider people who favour the aisle to be barking mad, and aisle-devotees are just as incredulous. …

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—And You’ve Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Ketogenic Diet

The George Michael documentary 'Freedom' is like 'Amy' – if Amy had directed it

He hasn't let us down.<p>On 23 December 2016, George Michael spent hours working on changes to <i>Freedom</i>, the documentary he was crafting about a …

Puppy dog eyes are for the benefit of humans, scientists find

Dogs make puppy dog eyes for the benefit of humans and rarely use the imploring facial expression when on their own, a new study has shown.<p>It has long been assumed that animal facial expressions are involuntary and dependent on emotional state rather than a way to communicate.<p>But scientists at the …

The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago

By Abby Ohlheiser<p>Abby Ohlheiser<p>Reporter covering digital culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tarana Burke was watching as #MeToo became an Internet phenomenon Sunday. Soon, she started to panic. By the time celebrities were tweeting #MeToo, encouraging every woman who had survived sexual harassment or assault …

Sexual Harassment

4 Steps to Motivating the Unmotivated

It's time to rethink the stick-and-carrot mentality when motivating others. Providing your team with the tools to create the life they deserve could be more effective.<p><i>Matt Granados is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Atlanta, an author, speaker and</i> <i>founder of</i> Life Pulse Inc, <i>a company</i> …

Social Bite ‘homeless housing’ prototype unveiled

A prototype house which will be used in Scotland’s first village for the homeless has been unveiled.<p>The village will include 10 homes for people who …

Advice to the Young from Pioneering Astrophysicist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Who Discovered the Composition of the Universe

Work with love, embrace the unexpected, let no one else make intellectual decisions for you, and always remain in direct touch with the fountain-head.<p>The English-American astronomer and astrophysicist <b>Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin</b> (May 10, 1900–December 7, 1979) — the first person to earn a Ph.D. in …

Sharing ideas about money

With Simon Rose 19:00 - 19:30<p>Stocks may rise and fall, businesses may boom and bust, but gadgets keep appearing at an ever-increasing rate. Share …

Education Policy

‘The human heart is surviving’: the woman giving sanctuary to refugees in Lesbos

Activist Efi Latsoudi is one of the founders of an open, self-organised camp for vulnerable refugees who arrive on the Greek island. She has just been awarded UNHCR’s Nansen award for her humanitarian efforts<p>Do you help or work with refugees? Share your stories<p>“Leaving the refugees unprotected …

Three Syrian children drown when boat sinks off Libyan coast

ROME (Reuters) - Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday.<p>Migrants are rescued during a MOAS operation off the coast of Libya August 18, 2016 in this …

Rumours and lies: 'The refugee crisis is an information crisis'

As refugees desperately search for reliable information, one NGO has created a rumour tracker to investigate and disprove the myths circulating the camps<p>“You need to puncture your raft before you arrive, or they’ll send you back.” “If you apply for the relocation programme, they send you to …

The Best Response to 'Sell Me This Pen'

Sell anything with this two-step sales trick.<p>It's a classic pair of scenes. Leonardo DiCaprio, playing former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in <i>T</i><i>he Wolf of Wall Street</i>, takes a pen out of his pocket and challenges top sales executives to sell him that pen.<p>It looks like a real challenge for any sales …

Failed States and the Paradox of Civilization: New Lessons from History

Failed states are the most pressing international policy concern in the post-Cold War era. Failed states have been the source of major humanitarian …

Why Science Says You Should Talk To Yourself

The billion-dollar self-help industry is powered by a single obsession: our hankering to look “outside” for solutions, inspirations and validations. …

The Algorithm that Will Help You Program a Successful Life

Joshua Torres<p>Read full profile<p>Aren’t you tired of the same old personal success advice?<p>You know, advice such as:<p>You need a clearly defined goal.<br>• Be …

Self-improvement

Tom Brown

The MKIV was also a double-transducer machine, but when used with a decent double-transducer 'probe' the results were strikingly better than anything …

What makes you write poetry?

IT HAS been a good year for John Burnside. He scooped up both the Forward prize and the T.S. Eliot prize for his 12th collection of poems, “Black Cat …

I Was Inside the Calais Jungle During the Clashes - Here's What I Saw

<b>We were in the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp when the police clashes started.</b><p>As part of our new push to cover hard news stories from a different angle, …

Words Wanting Music

Starting over<p>Starting over<br>Re-becoming<br>Undercover<br>Mindscape combing<p>Then out there<p>Don't know where<br>or when or why<br>or how or what,<br>don't know when by<br>Don't …

Stories from a war hospital in Jordan: 'Bombs are falling all over the Arab world'

Jordan,Middle East and North Africa,Islamic State,Médecins Sans Frontières,World news,Syria,Gaza,Palestinian territories,Yemen,Iraq,War crimes,Law<p>Mowasah hospital, run by Médecins sans Frontières, treats people wounded in conflicts across the region. Here, four patients describe their experiences<p>In …

Cllr Alistair Hunter