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Black Italian minister Kyenge suffers banana insult

<b>Italian politicians have reacted with anger after the country's first black minister had bananas thrown at her during a political rally.</b><p>Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge, who has suffered racial abuse in the past, dismissed the act as "a waste of food".<p>But Environment Minister Andrea Orlando said …

Royal baby: Cybersquatters descend on Prince George domains

<b>Cybersquatters have leapt at the chance to register domain names referring to the new royal baby, Prince George.</b><p>Within moments of the baby's name being announced, domains such as GeorgeAlexanderLouis.com and princegeorgecambridge.co.uk were taken.<p>Purchases of domain names mentioning the name …

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and …

Ten Questions Successful People Ask Every Day

I’ve been talking about the 7 Non-Negotiablesover the past several weeks leading up to the release of my book, <i>The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results</i>. Today I’d like to present the 7th and final Non-Negotiable on the list. It is <b>Gratitude</b>.We develop an “attitude of …

The Flight of 'Drone' From Bees to Planes

Drone-strike disclosures have prompted headlines like this one from the Atlantic Wire: "How the NSA Is Using Cell Phone Data to Drone Civilians (In Pakistan)." "Drone" has increasingly come into play as a verb, meaning "to target or kill in a drone strike," especially among critics of the Obama …

The Benefits of Men and Women Being Friends, Even if One Is Married

Fear of sexual tension shouldn't dissuade people from pursuing cross-gender relationships.<p>NBC<p>One of the most famous examples of class distinctions in Vance Packard's hugely influential 1959 bestseller, <i>The Status Seekers</i>, focused on how two married couples would sit when traveling together in a car. …

Why Some of the World's Most Productive People Have Empty Schedules

Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells career community website Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

Bill Gates

The Health DOs and DON'Ts of Wearing Sunglasses

You wear sunscreen to protect your skin, right? So it makes sense that you should give the same amount of care and concern to your eyes, especially in the summer months when we spend more time in the sun. This seems intuitive, but only 12 percent of Americans say protecting their eyes is their top …

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.<p>But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends …

5 Things Happy People Do

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, …

Making Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive to Employers

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

The Medical Checkups You Should Get for Each Decade of Your Life

We're all busy people, but if there's one thing you should always make time for, it's to get to the doctor for regular checkups and age-appropriate …

Cancer

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

Sarah White<p>Freelance Writer, Editor, Professional Crafter Read full profile<p>It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for …

Personal Finance

11 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water (And How to Drink It for Good Health)

I was first introduced to the concept of lemon water when I started doing yoga. An avid drinker (of water!), it was refreshing to learn a new spin on …

If You're Shopping For Gold Jewelry, Don't Expect Cheaper Prices Anytime Soon

But for Joe Consumer, it'll be mostly shrugs.<p>We spoke with several jewelers to talk about what impact — if any — plummeting prices would have for their wares, and their subsequent attractiveness for consumers.<p>They told us few people will notice any difference at jewelry stores for three …

Tall ship sinks off Irish coast

The British at table

BECAUSE they spend so much time out of the house earning money, many young women in cities like Manchester have never learned to cook. Sometimes …

Pride and prejudice

On July 24th the Bank of England announced that Jane Austen would appear on a new £10 note. Its reasoning was daft: the bank felt its notes would not …

No hot ashes

BRITAIN’S heatwave, which climaxed with thunderstorms on July 22nd, has been good for barbecuers. It is less good for firefighters. Fires have broken …

Trouble in Trappes

IT TOOK just two nights of rioting in a single town to set the whole of France on edge. On July 19th and 20th angry rioters torched cars and bus …

Bandwagon behaviour

A TRULY informed diner would choose a restaurant based on the quality of the menu and the chef’s experience. The discerning investor would decide …

Santiago train crash: Spain declares three days of national mourning: http://t.gu.com/njsYE Minute's silence is observed across Spain and investigations are under way into cause of crash in which at least 78 died. Photograph: Oscar Corral/AFP

Giant bright blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square: http://t.gu.com/njJ4i London mayor Boris Johnson unveils Katharina Fritsch's Hahn/Cock, the latest artwork to fill square's empty plinth. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex Features

She was born in 1894, has had seven children and lives with her 77 year-old son. Is this the World's oldest person? http://bbc.in/1aMW5Lq

Gang of feral cats attacks woman and her dog in France

One more reason to love dogs: A gang of feral cats in France attacked a woman and her poodle, forcing both victims to seek medical attention for their injuries.<p>The cat-attack occurred Sunday near the city of Belfort in eastern France. The 31-year-old woman was walking her dog near a wooded area …

University of Oxford

Cameron's proposed filters extend to more than just porn

The British prime minister's internet filters will be about more than just hardcore pornography, according to information obtained by the Open Rights …

As Israeli and Palestinian politicians lurch toward peace talks, entrepreneurs have been quietly taking action. Inside the partnerships that may save the Middle East. http://bit.ly/13jJoSZ