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11 Great Habits You Need to Learn to Be More Successful

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, so says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come …

Leadership

Republican health care plan creates budget problems for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans intent on scrapping Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have a budget problem.<p>As it turns out, repealing and replacing the law they hate so much won't save nearly as much money as getting rid of it entirely, the goal they've been campaigning on for seven years. That …

Health Care

Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Be Using Giant Radio Beams To Travel The Cosmos

Thousands of civilizations could be flying on interstellar sails.<p>Two Harvard University scientists are suggesting that mysterious fast radio bursts, detected in faraway galaxies, may be evidence of aliens traveling through the cosmos.<p>FRBs are extremely bright flashes of radio waves that last for …

Astronomy

World's best airports for 2017 revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore's done it again.<p>For the fifth year in a row the city-state's Changi Airport has been named "world's best airport" at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards.<p>The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on …

Airports

Insightful experience at Open Day

About 24,000 eager visitors thronged NUS Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah campuses during NUS Open Day on 11 March. The full-day event featured 112 …

Education

Signs You Should Start Foam Rolling

To paraphrase Dr. Paul Mostoff, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports Physical Therapy, if you’re human, you should be foam rolling. “Foam rolling …

Exercise

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Leadership

Beautiful Designs Framed By Black Window Trims

Choosing dark colors for the window frames or painting the trim black is a neat trick which can offer many advantages. Black is a timeless neutral. …

Interior Design

One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed by Poachers

The massive Satao II was found dead in Kenya, likely shot by a poisoned arrow. Conservationists are mourning the loss.<p>One of Kenya's last great tusker elephants was reportedly shot and killed by poachers.<p>During a routine flyover on January 4 by the conservation group Tsavo Trust in southern Kenya, …

Endangered Species

7 Bathroom Trends Are "In" This Year — and 2 That Are "Out"

We're all about #3.<p>Most people spend the first and last minutes of their days in the bathroom. That means the ambiance is everything — after all, there's nothing worse than an old, outdated space starting your day off on the wrong foot. If you're in the market to make some decor changes, take note …

House Design

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Productivity

Why Adult Penguins Mooch Off Their Parents

Galápagos penguins are one of only two penguin species that hang out near their childhood home—for a reason, a new study says.<p>Many parents know it well: Adult children coming back home to save money—and perhaps taking advantage of free laundry and meals.<p>Turns out Galápagos penguins also mooch off …

Biodiversity

DARPA’s Brain Chips Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

<i>How did a Massachusetts woman end up with a four electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing</i> …

Depression

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

Exclusive: State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged will be worst hit<p>Josh Frydenberg: bright spots, but much more to do<p>An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are …

Climate Change

U.S. trade deficit rises to near five-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a near five-year high in January as rising oil prices helped to push up the import bill, pointing to slower economic growth in the first quarter and posing a challenge for the Trump administration.<p>President Donald Trump took office with a …

Trade Deficits

Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

It might seem like there are perks to exercising on an empty stomach, like burning more fat per workout, but the downsides greatly outweigh the …

Exercise

The Hot Kitchen Trend Giving White Marble a Run for its Money

White marble — especially the snowy and subtly veined carrara — has long been a dominant material in kitchens. If you're looking for something a …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

Tempaper: The Self-Adhesive, Removable Wallpaper Transforming Our Homes

Easy On, Easy Off:<br>Tempaper Removable Wallpaper!<p>We've been aching for a splash of color, an eye-catching pattern, <i>something</i> to jazz up our living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Found it! <b>Tempaper's wallpaper is self-adhesive and removable</b>—no expensive installations, no worrying about your landlord's …

Home Decorating

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Self-esteem is a wonderful but delicate thing. When our self-esteem is high, we feel more resilient, we're less vulnerable to anxiety and rejection, and less cortisol — the stress hormone — is released into our bloodstream.<p>The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, …

Self-improvement

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

Green Living

Design and Environment | National University of Singapore (NUS)

A world beyond ours

The recent NASA discovery of the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star, dubbed TRAPPIST-1, has reignited interest …

How to Thrive on a Long-Haul Flight

If you’re wondering how to survive a long-haul plane flight, here’s your answer: Fly first class!<p>I kid.<p>While the lie-flat bed and special check-in line do wonders to boost morale for the elite flyers among us, I’m a firm believer that thriving on a long flight starts at home, a couple of days …

Air Travel

How to Photograph Lightning: Helpful Tips for Nailing the Shot

Lightning is an amazing subject to try and photograph. Dazzling. Unpredictable. Fulfilling. I’ve been documenting the long arm of Zeus for more than …

Landscape Photography

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

<i>Americanah</i>, Chimemanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)<p>Ifemelu leaves her native Nigeria to study in the U.S.; through her relationship with a white man, her …

Literature

Could fat actually be fit? Why we need to ditch the dieting myths. Fast

Is being overweight unhealthy? Not necessarily. In fact, new studies say it can protect against disease. But as cases of eating disorders rise, can women finally kick the skinny obsession?<p>I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, before waifs took over fashion and fat-shaming took over the media, before we …

Body Image

Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station

1 of 13<p>Meet the Manned Orbiting Laboratory<p>At the peak of the space race – when the Soviet Union was considered a threat, and the Beatles were a hot …

NASA

Top 10 Services Google Killed Off

Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google …

Google

The First Woman in Space: Valentina Tereshkova

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