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How stretching everyday can benefit your physical and mental health, and improve your problem solving skills

Do you ever feel stiff, sore, and a little too stressed from life’s challenges? Chances are you aren’t stretching enough.<p>While you often hear about …

Writing: A skill to be learned or an innate talent?

What does the science say about becoming a natural writer?Can you become a natural writer?Is writing a skill one is born with? Or is it a skill to be …

Self-improvement

The more money you make, the more stressed you get, a new study says

Nearly seven in 10 people making more than $200,000 a year reported feeling stressed at work, according to LinkedIn Learning<p>Top earners are getting …

Research

11 ways to stop procrastinating right now

Every day, you decide that you're going to finally give up procrastinating forever.<p>And then you decide to put if off till tomorrow.<p>Don't worry. There are tips and tricks out there that'll help you kick procrastination to the curb for good.<p>Here are 11 ideas for getting your productivity back on …

Procrastination

After 10-year search, FBI learns convicted fraudster had quiet life as consultant in Los Angeles — but he's still at large

For years, Craig Oliver has been the subject of a national search by federal agents.<p>Oliver pleaded guilty to defrauding dozens of D.C.-area homeowners out of more than $2.5 million, but he vanished in 2005 before a judge could send him to prison.<p>On Monday, after a decade-long search, the FBI …

Here's How Much The Average Single Person Saved For Retirement

In general, Americans are not prepared for retirement — particularly single people.<p>"Even among those approaching retirement (age 56–61), most single men and women do not have any retirement account savings," the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reported.<p>Specifically, 43 percent of single men and 42 …

Retirement

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Fellastay, YourTaxi and More in Today's Travel Startup Watch

It’s not always easy to keep track of new travel startups.<p>Three days a week we alert readers to new startups in the travel industry that have set up …

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

How to Get Bigger Arms: 2 Techniques You Need to Know

Going shirtless or wearing a tank top at the beach can be a nerve-wracking experience if you aren’t feeling great about your arms.<p>Recently, training …

How Mexico’s President Beat Donald Trump at His Own Game

Mo Elleithee is executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He is a former communications director of the Democratic National Committee, was senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and was …

Donald Trump

Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos, retail fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, with giant container …

Shipping

A hilarious response to a man’s question about a 47-year flight layover goes viral

The response by a flight search company to an English man’s question about a 47-year flight stopover has gone viral, mainly thanks to the wit of the staff member who responded to it.<p>Customer James Lloyd was searching for flights from Christchurch in New Zealand to London on Skyscanner, and one of …

The seven signs of men of a certain age

The next time the man you thought you knew decides to grow Bradley Wiggins sideburns and spend R15,000 on a pair of speakers, it might be because of …

Middle Age

6 Examples of Expressive Playing with the Roli Seaboard Rise

0<p>SHARES<p>We all know about Roli’s Seaboard Rise keyboard controller by now. The new kind of MIDI instrument is a work of art in itself. Its …

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that ever existed.”<p>In other words, …

Entrepreneurship

How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger

Researchers compared the minds of people who exercise to those who don’t. Here’s what happened<p>Working out keeps your brain young, suggests a new study from Columbia University and the University of Miami.<p>Researchers asked people over age 40 about their exercise habits and tested their cognitive …

The 9 best ways to get rid of muscle cramps

You’ve probably been stopped in your tracks by a spasm the size of a golf ball in your calf, a charley horse, or a tremor that constricts your …

The Global Search for Education: Online Math Learning

<i>"The most effective learning technologies are those that track a student's progress wherever and whenever they learn, connecting their mastery - not rote memorization - to lessons that keep them in their optimal learning zone."</i><p><i>-- Jessie Woolley-Wilson</i><p>The goal of DreamBox Learning's interactive …

The Surprising Secret of Millennials' Success and Happiness

True happiness doesn't come from the things you've bought and possess--it's much more than that.<p>Ever find yourself wondering why millennials seem to be so happy with the successes they have achieved in their work and lives? Turns out, this young and rising generation may have been one step ahead of …

Higher education fees, how did we get to this?

But bipartisanship on the issue pretty much ends there.<p>How much to charge students, when to apply the debt and all manner of detail over how a higher …

Higher Education

Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

High schools around the country are increasingly turning to external, for-profit providers for "online credit recovery." These courses, taken on a computer, offer students who have failed a course a second chance to earn credits they need for graduation, whether after school, in the summer or …

Education

The Trouble With Learning Management

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>The Trouble With Learning Management<p>By Adam Finkelstein and Mike Goudzwaard     Apr 8, 2016<p>Image Credit: …

What's Really Wrong With College Today?

Scare stories about skyrocketing tuition and worthless degrees distract attention from the true problems, these former college presidents say.<p>Pity …

Giving Academics The Skills To Start Up

A recent study by the National Centre for Universities and Business found that academics aren’t spending a great deal of time on commercial activity. The study suggested that the biggest barrier to doing this was one of time.<p>A subsequent paper, by St. Andrew’s University researcher Dr. Ross Brown, …

I'm not employed – but please recognise that I am an academic

When a chronic illness left me housebound, I never thought I’d be doing research and writing papers again. It’s given me back my identity<p>Last week I submitted a paper to a top journal in my field. I have another two in the pipeline, a request from an editor to referee an article and a conference …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …