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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

9 Giant Lego Animals

You can jazz up your garden in lots of ways: A bench; a tasteful birdbath; a storm-resistant lawn gnome.<br>Or a bison that’s the size of an NBA player and is made of 45,143 Legos.<p>Artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, <i>Nature Connects</i>, is touring botanical gardens and zoos all over the U.S. It features …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

India's 'High' Holiday

During Holi, Hindus welcome spring with bursts of color and marijuana-laced treats.<p>HYDERABAD, India—To get to Bandosingh Hazaari’s bhang shop you have to follow the gods.<p>In the maze of nameless alleys in Dhoolpet, a working-class neighborhood in the southeastern Indian city of Hyderabad, enormous …

Inside The $3 Billion Business Of Formula One

Formula One has no shortage of controversy. CEO Bernie Ecclestone may be on his way out and last month he said the most prestigious auto racing circuit is in deep financial crisis and he doesn’t know how to repair it. Formula One is burdened by $4.1 billion in debt, according to Moody’s Investor …

India, Australia In The Hunt For 2015 Cricket World Cup's Unbeaten Bonus

The 2015 Cricket World Cup is nearing the halfway point of its group stage, and the cream is already rising to the top. Reigning champ India has looked stellar so far, while host nations Australia and New Zealand are on the fast track to breaking out of group play. All three of those teams are …

Setback for Reliance Infrastructure; Orissa power regulator cancels distribution licence of Anil Ambani’s company

The power reform that it had undertaken in late Nineties, today came a full circle after state power regulator Orissa Electricity...<p>Written by | …

Odisha

EU launches full investigation into GE's £9bn bid for Alstom

Setback for mega-deal as European Commission says agreement between US and French giants creates competition concerns in Europe<p>EU regulators have launched a full investigation into General Electric’s €12.4bn (£9.1bn) bid for Alstom’s power equipment business.<p>The European Commission is concerned the …

French Government

Formula One's Most Valuable Teams: Red Bull, Mercedes On The Rise

It’s been a rough year in the standings for Scuderia Ferrari. The Formula One team that has been a part of the sport since its inception over 60 years ago has fallen off since its perennial championships of the early 2000s, and this year the Italian team will take a fourth-place finish behind …

'Fifty Shades of Grey' will be rated ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the biggest questions about "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- other than who would play the seductive Christian Grey -- was how the film would be rated.<p>The movie is adapted from E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel of the same name, which is famous for its racy BDSM scenarios. Early on in …

And the world's most punctual airline is ... | CNN Travel

Hughes suffered extremely rare, freak injury to neck

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014<p>Play 01:45<p>Hughes suffered rare injury<p>Phillip Hughes was the victim of a freakish accident, the kind that is rarely seen in …

Steeped in Darjeeling

This month's great read selected by our editors: Andrew McCarthy heads to India's verdant northern hills to indulge in the champagne of teas.<p>From the June/July 2014 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p>SITTING ON A SPLINTER-PLAGUED BENCH outside a cement-and-mud hut under a magnolia tree, I watch a …

Mourinho: Mata going nowhere

• Premier League<p>ESPN staff<p>Juan Mata returned to Chelsea's starting line-up for their 2-1 win over Aston Villa © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Jose Mourinho is …

David Moyes hints at Manchester United interest in Gareth Bale

David Moyes has hinted Manchester United could be the second club rivalling Real Madrid for the signing of Gareth Bale, following his side’s 0-0 draw …