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17 Bad Habits You Need to Kill in 2017 to Be More Successful | Inc.com

Many of you will resolve to start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don't work. Approximately 38 percent of Americans will make resolutions, and only 8 percent will succeed.<p>Instead of adding a new diet or workout regime, let's</i> …

Self-help

Right-Brain, Left-Brain Just a Myth, Say Neuroscientists

Are you a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker? Are you sensitive and artistic, or logical and analytical? Are you detail-oriented or intuitive? …

The Brain

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

An accident in a university lab has produced a new material that has previously undreamed-of absorbent properties – and opens up an exciting wealth of possibilities<p>Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an …

Shanghai's new landmark: China's tallest building

China’s building boom continues. Shortly after the opening of the world’s largest freestanding building in Chengdu, the country’s tallest skyscraper has been topped out in Shanghai.<p>A 2,073ft (632 metre) structure, Shanghai Tower stands in the city’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, beside the Jin …

Ultrasound plaster could help wounds heal faster

A plaster-sized skin patch that stimulates the skin with ultrasounds can help wounds to heal faster.<p>Researchers at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used the sticking plaster-like device to dramatically reduce the size of leg ulcers in just four weeks.<p>Normally these ulcers, which commonly occur in …

Imaging

Element of the week: berkelium

What does Chernobyl, UC Berkeley and The New Yorker magazine share in common?<p>This week, we meet the element berkelium, a transuranic actinide element that has the symbol, <b>Bk</b>, and the atomic number <b>97</b>. This element is named for the city of Berkeley, the home of one of the University of California …

The Goods: August 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Hybrid planes trying to charge into action

The airliner of the future may feel very alien to our fuel-guzzling planes, at least if one ambitious quest to build the Prius of the skies is anything to go by.<p>How would you feel about flying on an electric airliner? Current planes may be noisy, rattly, and relatively inefficient, but there’s …

Aviation