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Zambia deploys army to fight cholera outbreak

President Edgar Lungu directs military to help fight a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives since late September.<p>Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has dispatched the military to help fight a cholera outbreak, which has killed 41 people in the capital, Lusaka, and affected more than 1,500 others …

Environmental Health

China is retaliating against a US university for inviting the Dalai Lama to speak at graduation

Beijing has a lesson for overseas universities: Don’t invite speakers who oppose the Communist Party to big events.<p>A branch of the Chinese government has barred Chinese scholars from receiving state funding to study at the University of California, San Diego, according to people at the school. The …

China

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

How to take control of Chrome with its very own task manager

If you're looking for ways to better troubleshoot Google Chrome, look no further than the built-in task manager. Here's how to make use of this handy …

Google

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

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What's the best laptop I can buy for £1,000?

Julie’s old Sony Vaio is getting very slow and she’d like to replace it for around £1,000. <b>Jack Schofield</b> has some suggestions but reckons she can spend less<p><i>I have a Sony Vaio which is getting very, very slow and I would like to replace it. I need Microsoft Office and the internet, and my budget is</i> …

Daibo Dreamed of Coffee

It sounds like white noise, a gentle static barely perceptible over the din of Tokyo traffic that flashes by two floors below. But as you sit there …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Dutch leader gives moving speech on MH17 - CNN Video

A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning. (2011)

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

Sri Lanka

How to get your own SMS Address

What is a SMS?<p>Short Message Service(SMS) which is also commonly known as a text message.<br>• It is a regular email with a restriction of being a maximum …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Port-a-Bach – A New Prototype For A Portable Shipping Container Home

There are lots of advantages that come with building a container house. The cost is attractive and so is the time required to build such a structure. …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of live recordings, you want one thing above all else: energy. Ballads can have it, death metal songs can have it, pop …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

The Power of Patience: Let Go of Anxiety and Let Life Happen

<b>“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~William S. Burroughs</b><p>Patience can be a struggle.<p>I know this …

Letting Happiness Find You

I’ve placed a lot of emphasis throughout my life on the idea of “doing the right thing.” I’m not talking about <i>actually</i> doing my laundry before I run …

Alex Jones On Capitol Shooting: Police Who Shot Miriam Carey Aren't Heroes [VIDEO]

Whenever there's a national incident involving guns or the government, like Thursday’s shooting near the Capitol building that left Miriam Carey …