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The fab five set for international stardom after stellar Big Bash campaigns

WE’RE just about to reach the pointy end of yet another Big Bash campaign — and for some, it’s been the making of them.<p>With just a handful of matches …

Criminals pleading guilty much earlier in new kind of court

The crime research bureau measured the success of the new court by randomly allocating Legal Aid cases between the regular lists and Judge …

6 Ways to a Better First Impression

It happens quickly--but its impact can be felt for a long, long time.<p>People decide whether they like you or not within seconds, and that first impression can be hard to shake if it's not in your favor.<p>The same is true whether you "meet" online or in person, and if the exchange is business-related, …

Self-help

How Successful People Handle Toxic People & 12 other articles you missed last week

Dave Kerpen shares his favorite articles from last week.<p>Toxic people in business and life can be very dangerous. Last week, Travis Bradberry made some interesting points on how to deal with them. Here's Travis Bradberry's article and 12 other awesome articles you missed last week.<p>1. How to …

Self-improvement

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Do you think there is a certain age at which maturity sets in? Could it be 20? 40? 70? In my personal experiences, I've observed that age has little or nothing to do with it. I have met young people who are mature well beyond their years, and I've known older folks who act childish, only thinking …

Artists 'have structurally different brains'

<b>Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.</b><p>Participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.<p>The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist's talent …

Horse Casually Saunters Into U.K. Police Station, Shows Himself Out

Police in Winsford, U.K., had to rein in an uncooperative visitor this week, after the local resident sauntered into the town's station headquarters early Monday morning and insisted on horsing around.<p>The visitor -- a brown and white horse, which apparently lives near the building, police said -- …