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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Japanese ad showing girl being fattened up, turned into eel and cooked is pulled

The video, made to promote Shibushi city as an eel farming hub, caused outrage and was criticised as sexist and ‘perverse’<p>A city in Japan has been forced to pull a online promotional video intended to boost the local eel industry following criticism that it demeaned women.<p>The two-minute video, set …

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in climate change battle

Study by economists say achievement by world’s biggest polluter may be a significant milestone, rather than a blip<p>The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China’s huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.<p>They say the moment may …

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Fascinating Video Reveals the Manufactured Nature of Some Photojournalism

"This is what we have to create if we want to sell." Ruben Salvadori, an anthropologist and photographer, spent months in East Jerusalem, where he …

The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional

Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings<p>We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if …

What Bill Nye Wishes We All Would Do About Climate Change

Environmental advocate, television host, licensed mechanical engineer, and creator of an award-winning syndicated television show, Bill Nye is also a …

A business-etiquette expert shares 7 ways you can use body language to show confidence and win respect

Now picture yourself, approaching a co-worker or a prospective client, walking into a board meeting or a party.<p>How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room?<p>What are your eyes, hands and feet saying? What information can people gather about you before you ever say …

Science Shows Habits Spread Like Disease. How to Catch the Habits You Want.

Research finds that we transmit habits like diseases, or like cures. How to use that insight to make the habits you want stick.<p>Studies show that quitting smoking and losing weight spread through networks like diseases do. Many other behavioral changes work similarly.<p>If you lead, you change behavior …

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