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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in an effort to cut down on …

Pollution

The 8 Best-Selling Vitamin C Serums on Amazon Under $25

<b>* Best-selling and highly-reviewed Vitamin C serums<br>* Reduce wrinkles, fade dark spots, and protect against free radicals<br>* High performing products</b> …

Skin Care

11 books I love that I found through my students

There are few professions in which you can receive the deep satisfaction that comes from sparking a love of something that you are truly passionate …

Books

Diamonds Found Packed Inside Rare Meteorite Are Evidence of a Destroyed Planet

Back in 2008, an 80-ton meteor exploded over the Nubian Desert of Sudan, showering the region with hundreds of tiny rocks. New research suggests the …

Nature Communications

I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.

I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat.<p>I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different. Different was not good. To make …

Fitness

This Face Mask Makes Your Pores Look Smaller in 5 Minutes

Nothing can really make pores disappear. However, an extra-deep cleaning treatment <i>can</i> shrink them so that they look so small you (almost) forget …

Skin Care

Madonna’s Dermatologist Says This Is the Most Effective Treatment for Youthful Skin

<i>Welcome to Beauty Boss, a reoccurring series in which we spotlight the power players driving the beauty world forward. Consider this your chance to</i> …

Skin Care

Baby tree kangaroo takes first steps, decides pouch is better than world

If you can get through this video of a baby tree kangaroo taking its first steps without losing your shit, you're stone cold.<p>Sydney's Taronga Zoo has …

Cute Animals

I kept all my plastic for a year – the 4,490 items forced me to rethink

Daniel Webb accrued a mountain of plastic – including many packets of Hula Hoops – and made it into a mural, now on display at Dreamland in Margate. We are overproducing and overconsuming, he says, and recycling is not the answer<p>We all know, in theory, that we ought to use less plastic. We’ve all …

Pollution

Miracle moss removes arsenic from drinking water

<b>The aquatic moss clears 80 percent of arsenic from a container of water in less than an hour.</b><p>While it's not the responsibility of plants to clean up …

World Health Organization

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

France

Why a 'Lifesaving' Depression Treatment Didn't Pass Clinical Trials

... but could still be a groundbreaking therapy<p>Some medical experiments are more daunting than others. The one that the neurologist Helen Mayberg came up with to test a model of depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding …

FDA

I tried a cult 10-step cleanse and it was awesome

Once the best-kept secret of clear-skinned early adopters, the cult of the Korean ten-step daily cleansing routine is now in the global mainstream.

Skin Care

Keep your love of chocolate from destroying the planet with this one easy fix

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution.<p>It was predictable that one day Adisa Azapagic, who studies the carbon footprint of various foods, would get around to chocolate. Little was known about the environmental impact of producing that guilt-and swoon-inducing pleasure, and for many, …

Sustainability

'Less' By Andrew Sean Greer Just Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction, And It's A Surprise Choice

For bibliophiles everywhere, the day the Pulitzer Prize winners are announced is akin to the excitement film-lovers have over the Oscars Best Picture …

Books

‘We have to go to carbon-free electricity’: James Hansen on how world leaders can effectively take on climate change

In the 1970s, James Hansen was a NASA scientist working on a mission to study Venus when he became curious about the changing composition of Earth’s atmosphere. By 1981, that curiosity led to some of the first scientific work to show the effect of carbon emissions on climate. For years, his refusal …

Climate

11 Ways to Use Turmeric

Nutrition experts tell you how — and why — you’ll want to incorporate turmeric into your diet.<p>Golden Child<p>Long known as the ingredient that gives …

Food

Miracle boy, 8, stuns doctors by starting to beat terminal cancer WITHOUT treatment

A miracle eight-year-old boy has stunned doctors by starting to beat terminal cancer - WITHOUT treatment.<p>Little Julian Malankowska's family say they …

Cancer

This $10 Skincare Miracle Worker Is the "Best Face Oil I've Ever Tried"

Although we frequently turn to dermatologists and estheticians when it comes to deciding which skincare supplements to add to our diets and …

Skin Care

Move Over, Avocado — Meet the Next Super Fruit

When Israeli horticulturist Yossi Zaphrir first started experimenting with pitaya (aka dragon fruit) back in 1990, people often told him the …

Profit

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

SA oceans fast becoming biggest dumping site - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

It is said that every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the South African oceans.<p>Environmental groups say if nothing changes by …

Pollution
Beauty and the Beast

Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Shoot Harvest Mice, And The Result Will Make Your Day

Having one of those days? With so much craziness going on out there at the moment, sometimes what we all need is a break, time to switch off from it …

Cute Animals

High-Protein Kidney Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Gluten-Free

Man Booker International Prize 2018 shortlist celebrates indie publishers

With story settings ranging from the Parisian music scene to the invaded streets of Baghdad, the international edition of the prestigious British …

Books

Stanley Kubrick’s little-known life as a still photographer

Most of us know Stanley Kubrick as the legendary director of some of cinema’s most significant, landmark films. When we see his name, we think of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” or “The Shining.” What most of us …

Stanley Kubrick

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers made me feel special. They gave me gifts, moneys, cigarettes and sweets. When I was 13 I ran away from home and soon found …

Homelessness

Mysterious Nubian Stone Tablets Have Been Discovered in a Vast African 'City of The Dead'

This is one of Africa's oldest written languages.<p>Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient "city of the dead" in Africa have recovered the largest …

Ancient History