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Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Productivity

Earth - Tasmania's giant ash trees may be world's tallest

Stephen Sillett's laboratory is dangling 90 metres above the ground. It is an intricate web of ropes and instruments strung up in the branches of a tree. And in the windy conditions that plague Tasmania's forests, it can be distinctly precarious.<p>"You can hear big gusts come through like freight …

Forests

Could a Simple Blood Test Determine When You’ll Die?

Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news<p><i>Every day, an</i> <i>estimated</i> <i>6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries</i> …

University of Michigan

Space Station Commander Discusses Life in Space with Students from Former School

This Louisiana town has a serious problem with lead in its water. It won’t be the only one this year.

In the tiny town of St. Joseph, La., a local preacher has temporarily suspended baptisms, figuring that if officials don’t want people drinking the tainted water, he ought not to be plunging them into it, either.<p>“I just don’t feel comfortable immersing people in that water,” Pastor Donald Scott …

Water

What happened after a Cleveland clinic doctor went on a vaccine rant

The Cleveland Clinic went into damage control mode Monday after the director of its Wellness Institute questioned the safety of vaccines in a blog post that blew up on social media.<p>Dr. Daniel Neides questioned whether preservatives in childhood vaccines are safe for infants—despite decades of …

Health

3 Ways You Block Yourself From Being as Successful as You Could Be

The world puts many barriers in the way of our success, but the ones we needlessly erect ourselves are the biggest.<p>Many people are sure their lack of success is due to external circumstances or simple bad luck. This is not usually the case, though. Whether it is too little knowledge or skill, poor …

Success

The Obama bull market: A 140% jump in the Dow

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> If Donald Trump is lucky, he may never be faced with a market crash as gruesome as the one that welcomed President Barack Obama when he first took office in 2009.<p>Stocks, which already had plunged in 2008 in the wake of the financial crisis, continued to collapse in the first few …

Stocks

9 Ways to Organize a Kitchen Without Many (or Any!) Cabinets

Let's be honest: tiny kitchens can be tough for a lot of reasons. Along with cramped countertops and puny appliances, a small cooking space often …

Interior Design

California, Nevada pounded by floods, mudslides

<b>(CNN) —</b> California, Nevada and other parts of the West face more flooding, mudslides and heavy snow as winter storms continue to pound the region.<p>In California, a gigantic mudslide closed a section of Interstate 80 in the Sierras and high winds felled a famous giant sequoia tree with a hollowed-out …

California

Duke-NUS rolls out new PhD Programme in Integrated Biostatistics and Bioinformatics | Duke-NUS Medical School

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) now offers Singapore’s first-ever PhD programme in Integrated Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (IBB) aimed at …

Marine lab opens to all

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, …

First steps to neutralising Zika | Duke-NUS Medical School

<b>How highly potent antibody neutralises Zika infection discovered</b><p><i>C10 antibody (purple) visualised to be interacting with the Zika virus coat (green).</i></i> …

SGH and Duke-NUS study confirms remaining kidney of Southeast Asian donors functioning well | Duke-NUS Medical School

In one of Asia’s largest studies on living kidney donors, researchers from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Duke-NUS Medical School …

"This design is too basic to be afforded any legal protection"

Did IKEA copy the design of a bed by e15? Readers are debating whether the German brand is right to take the Swedish furniture giant to court in this …

Architects Want To Hide Trump Tower Logo With A Bunch Of Flying Gold Pigs

Weirder things have happened, right? Namely, one.<p>President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even been inaugurated, but a vocal portion of the country is already beyond sick of talking about, hearing, or even looking at his name. Here to help is Chicago-based architectural firm New World Design Ltd., out …

Architecture

What Everyone Should Know About The Process of Designing Apps

<i>by</i> <i>Michael Flarup</i><p>I realised something the other day: I’ve been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it …

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking

Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you end up where you are today? Did you go directly to academia or did you jump into design first?</b><p><b>Kate Canales:</b> I started my early professional …

Exclusive: Risking Beijing's ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.<p>Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands could anger Hanoi's main South …

Vietnam

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Have you been skipping the gym lately? No biggie—as long as you stay active in other ways. “A lot of people skip workouts completely when the …

Sydney high school students ‘show up’ Martin Shkreli, recreating price-hiked pill for $2

Last fall, the biotech executive Martin Shkreli became widely reviled for hiking the price of a life-saving drug by more than 4,000 percent overnight, to $750 per pill.<p>Public outrage at Shkreli has apparently reverberated all the way to a high school science lab in Australia, where a group of 11th …

Sydney

26 DIY Tips to improve your home

Before you even think about starting a new DIY project, it's vital that you read and cast all of these tips to memory, as we know they will save you …

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists finalized the names of four new elements in the periodic table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced on Wednesday.<p>The Bureau …

US businesses push against Trump's attempts to dismiss climate change

Environmentally friendly groups at Companies vs Climate Change said they will work to make sure Trump won’t undo all the progress the country has made<p>From his claim that global warming was a gigantic hoax masterminded by China to his promise to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Science

We Now Have Scientific Evidence for Why You Should Never Go to Bed Angry

Forgetfulness is bliss.<p>We're always told to 'never go to bed angry', but is this just a relationship cliché, or wise words to live by? According to …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Meditation

The Hidden Secret on Page 60 of Good Will Hunting's Script

On its release in 1997, the film <i>Good Will Hunting</i> proved to be a sizeable hit. It also garnered several Oscar nominations, with the late Robin …

Chowhound Tips: How To Make Skewers

Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients (15)<p>1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning<br>• 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, …

Cooking