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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Unemployment Rate for Blacks Has Always Been at Least 60 Percent Higher Than for Whites

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Friday's new job numbers offered some good news, with more people finding work despite the …

The World's Youngest Billionaire is Just 24 and She's From Hong Kong

There’s a new kid in town on Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the world’s billionaires.<p>24-year-old Perenna Kei Hoi-ting is now the the youngest …

Bitcoin creator and 64-year-old train collector deny claims that they are one and the same

A 64-year-old model train enthusiast living near LA named as the reclusive creator of Bitcoin by Newsweek magazine has denied any connection, while the mysterious "Satoshi" also appears to have weighed into the debate online<p>• <b>Who is the reclusive billionaire creator of Bitcoin?</b><p>A 64-year-old model …

Hillary Clinton Tackles the Resurrected Debate Over Democratic 'Toughness'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Hillary Clinton (reportedly) compared Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to those of Nazi …

'Memory Wound' To Honor Victims of Norway Massacre

World<p>A memorial to the 77 people slain three years ago by a lone-wolf terrorist in Norway will cut right through the heart — and straight through an island.<p>Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg was unanimously selected to design two public art installations that will memorialize the victims killed July 22, …

Associated Press News

Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that's in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.<p>A report from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to …

Found: Mysterious asteroid falling apart at a rate of 1 mile per hour

Peering deep into the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, scientists have spotted the first disintegrating space rock ever observed.<p>The rock is crumbing slowly -- its disparate pieces gliding gently away from each other at the sluggish rate of one mile an hour, slower than human walking …

U.S. issues alert for El Niño watch

U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niño, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year.<p>Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday activated …

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy, Too

Chris Rong did everything right. A 23-year-old dentistry student in New York, Chris excelled at one of the country’s top high schools, breezed …

Why The New American Workforce Wants Better Consumption, Not Just More

By Sara Horowitz2 minute Read<p>America is on strike.<p>But don’t look for picket signs and bullhorns. Instead, one by one, Americans are lifting their …

Overeducated, Underpaid, But Optimistic: White-Collar Millennial Workers Feel Career Future Is Bright

For those Millennials lucky enough to be on a corporate career track, confidence about their future is running high. In research released yesterday, Accenture* surveyed 4100 business professionals in 32 countries to assess their behaviors and attitudes around the concept of career capital and what …

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

Aspiring to Improve the World by Crafting a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 1: A New Way of Thinking

<i>In this three-part mini-series, Stefanie Koehler shares her experiences in bringing a sustainability focus into her work.</i><p><i>Part 1: A New Way of …

Beautiful Bird Drawings by Brazilian Street Artist L7m

Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m, continues to produce amazing illustrations that blur the lines between abstraction and nature. Rather than taking to the streets, this time L7m turned his spray paint and acrylics to a number of canvases. His expressive collection features …

Factoid/2014/03/03

"In the oceans, diverse ecosystems ranging from reefs to estuaries to pelagic systems have undergone sudden, dramatic shifts. Changes in ocean …

Japanese Poster Artists: Cherry Blossom and Asceticism - The Fox Is Black

Having grown up in Switzerland, those that know me are no stranger to my fondness of the country. Those that know me also know of my relentless …

Republicans take on Wall Street

Republicans are proposing what was once unimaginable: raising taxes on big Wall Street banks.<p>Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s Republican tax reform draft — slated to be released Wednesday afternoon — looks like it will reverse more than a decade of GOP orthodoxy on taxes by socking big banks …

Rolls-Royce is developing drone cargo ships

Drones are already patrolling the skies, and eventually Rolls-Royce wants to see them take over the seas too. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Rolls-Royce Holdings is developing unmanned cargo ships that can be remotely controlled by captains using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel's bridge. …

Average Chinese Getting Richer

They’re not becoming millionaires, and maybe not even middle class by Western standards. But one thing is certain, the Chinese have more discretionary income than ever even as the economy ceases to grow like it used to.<p>On Monday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported a blend of urban and …

\’I had a farm in Omaha\’: Warren Buffett dishes out investment advice

America’s debt fever may be breaking

With the overwhelming approval of a two-year budget by the US House of Representatives, Washington is bowing to the obvious: There is no need for dramatic boycotts of annual spending that end in government shutdowns when public borrowing has stabilized. Is the era of debt panic over?<p>The chart above …

Deficits

Jessica Alba's Triple Bottom Line Startup Raises $25 Million

Almost two years ago, actress Jessica Alba took on a perhaps unexpected role: co-founding an LA-based startup called The Honest Company aimed at making and selling non-toxic, eco-friendly, affordable products for babies and their families. I wrote about it a while ago. Since then, looks like the …

Research: Cubicles Are the Absolute Worst

My work station is an invading overlord. Belongings march across the long desk I share with several other editors, spilling out of my space and encroaching on the neutral zones abutting my colleagues’ work areas. To the east, legions of books, papers, and sticky notes advance, led by a squadron of …

You're Just Too Monetizable for Google+ to Ever Go Away

The snark surrounding the relative unpopularity of Google+ makes it easy to dismiss the service as an also-ran – another failed attempt by Google to …

The Office We Really Need

But it's facing the chopping block.<p><b>Deep inside the Pentagon</b>, at the very center of it in fact, there is a single door with a small innocuous sign set above an access card swipe. The sign reads, simply, "Office of Net Assessment." Nothing more. There are no outward indicators at all that behind the …

Ender's Game Wins as a Popcorn Flick but Loses Some Heart

How do you solve a problem like Ender Wiggin? For years it seemed as though Orson Scott Card's 1985 science fiction classic <i>Ender's Game</i> would never …