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The serious business of gamification

If you're interested in changing behaviour in your workplace, helping employees or customers to develop new skills, or spurring innovation, you may want to consider the approach known as gamification. If that scares you – given that the word is ugly and sounds as if you would just be encouraging …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

Man brewed beer in his gut, say researchers

A Texas man who stumbled into an emergency room showing signs of drunkenness has become a medical anomaly – he was diagnosed with auto-brewery …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C in High Demand, Could Sell up to Seven Million Units in Opening Weekend

Apple’s new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C went on sale today and boy are they proving popular already.<p>“Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and …

Hands On: Gold iPhone 5s Unboxing and Touch ID Setup

The iPhone 5s launch was pretty busy this morning, with lots of people wanting to get their hands on the latest flagship device. Apple even commented …

Whale’s earwax reveals his life story

Scientists have uncovered details about the life of a blue whale that died in 2007, by analyzing his earwax.<p>“It’s like keeping a diary for us,” said …

1. Ford Taurus

Okay, so the full-size Taurus is far from being the sexiest model among CarInsurance.com’s recommended cars for teen drivers. But like all the other model-year 2009 vehicles in the list it’s affordable, gets 20 miles per gallon or better in combined city/highway driving, is rated at average or …

Summertime Salads at Opart Thai House

I moved to the Lincoln Square area two years ago and slid straight into an <b>Opart Thai House</b> food rut where I feasted on one dish that refused to get old: the heavenly coconut milk-and-green-curry dish called <b>gaeng keow waan</b>.<p>But with summer finally upon us, I am seizing the warming moment to pry my …

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Size isn’t everything: Europe is just one quarter the size of Asia, one third the size of Africa, but its pull for travellers is unmatched around the world. If you’re exploring Europe this year – or just dreaming about it – some destinations are bound to come to mind: East London with its shiny …