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Dubai is building the world's first temperature-controlled city

Visit Mall of the World and never step outside<p>Dubai is set to become home to the first temperature-controlled city on the planet. The ambitious project is expected to feature a mall, an indoor family theme park, and a "network of temperature-controlled openable promenades" — all billed as "the …

Hey Brands, Did Facebook Screw You? Here's How to Move On

The web is buzzing with arguments that Facebook has become a bad deal for marketers. On Forrester's blog, Nate Elliot wrote that brands can now reach …

Active Twitter Use Could Lead to Divorce and Infidelity, Study Says

Twitter was originally created to help people feel more connected. The irony? Actively using the service may spell trouble for users' actual …

Can you die of a broken heart?

Extreme emotion can be a killer, says Jason G Goldman. So why did it take doctors so long to see the evidence hiding in plain sight?<p>In 1986, a 44-year-old woman was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital. She felt fine all day, but in the afternoon she developed extreme crushing pain in her …

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The surprising benefits of ambiguous language

Should language be as clear and precise as possible? You might think so, but it seems that vague words and mixed messages might help you communicate better.<p>Listen, I’m going to be straight with you. Well, that’s what I’d intended, but already language has got in the way – you’re not “listening” at …

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NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

If you want an extra point in the future, you might have to really work for it.<p>The NFL is reportedly considering making PATs 42 yards, per Judy Battista of NFL.com:<p>The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to …

Sherman disagrees with idea of ban

Richard Sherman does not agree with the NFL's proposed ban on use of the N-word on the playing field, calling it an "atrocious idea" that is "almost …

China Arrests 3 Suspects In Saturday's Deadly Knife Attack

Police in China say they have arrested some of those responsible for a massacre that took place at a train station Saturday, according to state media. The attackers used knives to kill 29 people; they injured more than four times that number.<p>Three suspects have been captured, reports Xinhua. The …

At These Companies, Interns Make More Than The U.S. Median Household Income

It’s time to do some serious life evaluation. Glassdoor has compiled a list of the top 25 companies with the best-paid internships, and annualized, interns at all of these organizations make more than the median household income in the U.S., which sits at around $53,000. With that kind of money, …

Advice to My 18 Year Old Self - chrisbrogan.com

I really love that the Asymmetrical Press released a book called “Advice to My 18 Year Old Self.” I love them, period, but this is something that’s …

Michael Gerson: The despair of Syria’s refugees

Al HADALAT, Jordan<p><i>F</i>or refugees to arrive at this remote eastern border crossing — about 100 kilometers from Iraq — is itself a feat of courage and logistics. Jordan’s more western crossings, nearer the fighting in Syria, are now, in the term of art, “managed” — meaning only the war wounded are …

Venezuelans on streets again as protest leader awaits trial

Venezuelans have taken to the streets for the second time in ten days in opposing marches for and against the Maduro administration. The government has asked women to rally around the presidential palace, while the opposition has called on supporters to protest against the country's mounting street …