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How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

Two years ago yesterday the discovery of a new boson - later confirmed as the Higgs - was announced at CERN, as the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) began in Melbourne. This week, ICHEP is underway again, this time in Valencia. What's new?<p>The Large Hadron Collider, in its …

The World's Largest Shopping Mall Is Opening In Dubai

The entire project will be 48 million square feet, including approximately 100 hotels, a theme park, numerous theaters, and medical tourism facilties that will be connected to create the world's first temperature-controlled city, according to Reuters.<p>The massive complex, which can host an estimated …

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Bizarrely, the next Borderlands game is for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

The hugely popular first-person shooter series <i>Borderlands</i> is getting a new entry in <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i>, a game set between the story of previous two games. Not exactly shocking, but neat nonetheless. What's shocking is where we'll play <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> when it arrives this fall: …

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Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook Replacement

Facebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely redesigned profile.<p>When I asked the team leaders behind Paper if they still used the old one, product …

Octodad is silly fun — and it will make you cry (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Octodad: Dadliest Catch is about an octopus trying to hide the fact that he isn’t human from his Homo sapien family. Yes, it’s a dumb concept, but it made me laugh … and even cry.<p>Out today for PC, Mac, and Linux (and soon for PlayStation 4), Octodad …

Forgotify Only Plays Spotify Songs That No One Has Ever Played Before

Indie music? <i>Pffft.</i> Indie music is way too main stream, man. All the <i>cool</i> kids are into music that <i>no one has ever heard.</i><p>Meet Forgotify. Forgotify tears through Spotify in search of songs with zero plays, playing only the songs that <i>no one else</i> has ever listened to.<p>Certainly, there can’t be many of …

Superhero remote control eyelashes: the wearable tech we can get onboard with

When 33-year-old quadriplegic Felipe Esteves saw Katia Vega levitate a small drone just by blinking at it, he knew that was the kind of superhero he …

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops and Fried Eggs Recipe

Pork chops with fried eggs and a bourbon glaze are the perfect excuse to bring out the booze before noon.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 tablespoons brown sugar1 teaspoon smoked paprikaKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper4 pork chops (about 1 1/4 pounds)2 tablespoons butter1/4 cup bourbon2 …

Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice

In a large saucepan, add rice, coconut milk, juice and water, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

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The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …

Take a first look at Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie in on-set wrap video

Since production started on Thor: Ragnarok the cast and crew have made one thing abundantly clear: they're having, like, the best time EVER. Chris …

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Sony Teases PlayStation 4 Box Reveal

But why's it so blurry?<p>Sony has released a blurry teaser trailer hinting at what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The video, which you can check out …