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This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

Saudi Arabia and Russia might sabotage the 'most important meeting of the last 3 decades'

All of this undermines the efforts of the smaller nations, which were hopeful of a production freeze from the meeting.<p>Instead, we're looking at Russia, whose oil production is now at a 30-year high after the nation produced 10.91 million barrels per day (bpd) in March, according to Reuters. In …

Malala Shuts Down Donald Trump In The Most Elegant Way Possible

"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create."<p>Malala Yousafzai offered up a reality check for Donald Trump and any other politician attacking the entire Muslim faith.<p>"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," …

After Hiroshima: Portraits of Survivors

Not published in LIFE. Hiroshima, Japan, 1947.<br>Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 17<p>On July 16, 1945, the Atomic Age was born when a …

Japan

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

A friend of my Facebook page asked me this question:<p>I get these negative feelings of people ... I know I have to stop the negativity but it isn't easy. I know every thought you think has energy ... so what steps can I take to maintain a positive outlook especially about other people?<p>My answer:<p><b>Step</b> …

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty<p>French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on …

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Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution' | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalised homosexuality two decades ago.<p>After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of …

LGBTQI

The award-winning bridge connecting Iranians | Iran

As an architecture student, Leila Araghian, 31, recalls roaming the sycamore-lined boulevards of her hometown, Tehran, looking for the next adventure. Once, she and a friend were passing by a bridge along Zafar Street, when they spotted a brown leather sofa outside a building.<p>So they got an idea, …

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Social Media

3 Ways You Can Learn Faster

Learning is hard, but with a few tricks you can make the process much easier.<p>When you're young, learning is easy. You're open to new ideas, and get excited about challenging yourself. You also have more time, and everyone around you is encouraging you to take on new skills.<p>But something happens as …

Self-improvement

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

Emotional Intelligence

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

The US is reportedly willing to make another huge nuclear concession to Iran

According to the AP, Iran will be able to keep 6,500 uranium enrichment centrifuges under a final agreement. This would allow Iran to achieve one nuclear weapon's worth of uranium enrichment in between six months and a year (depending on the amount and enrichment level of low-enriched uranium the …

Children suffering from allergies? It could be your dishwasher's fault

Hand-washing your dishes may not sanitize as well as a dishwasher, but it may correlate with a lower risk of allergies in your children, Swedish researchers said in a new study released on Monday.<p>The scientists believe the dishwashing method introduced children to more microbes, helping develop …

Washergate update: LG exec indicted for damaging Samsung washing machines

An update on this battle for the ages: The LG Electronics executive accused of damaging competitor Samsung’s washing machine at a trade show has been …

Washing Machines

Boyhood: we were selfish, heartless kids and we never even knew it

The reviews of Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age film have so far focused on parenthood – but what does it mean to the younger generation?<p>Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is likely to win the best picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday. Critics have been praising it for months, but more than the usual …

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov digs deep into his pockets...to pay Fabio Capello's £4m salary

Former England manager Fabio Capello is owed almost £4 million by the Russian federation, and Usmanov is reportedly footing the bill<p>Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov will pay the wages owed to the national team's head coach Fabio Capello, according to Russian media reports.<p>The 61-year-old …

British prime minister says he’ll ban encrypted chat apps if he can’t see your messages

For several months we’ve followed the U.S. government’s attempts to work around encryption in chat apps, even taking the hyperbole to an illogical extreme at one point, but we haven’t yet seen similar threats from other nations… or at least, we hadn’t until today.<p>British prime minister David …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Record 17,000 join 'Pinstripe Nazi' anti-Islam march in Germany

A record 17,000 people have joined the latest in a string of demonstrations against Islam in Dresden, eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols.<p>The march on Monday night was organised by Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

As the ruble plunges in value, Apple halts online sales to Russia

The tech giant won't accept a currency that might soon be worthless<p>According to reporters at <i>Bloomberg,</i> Apple is shutting down its online sales to Russia because of the "extreme fluctuations" in its currency, the ruble. Over the last twelve months the value of the ruble has plunged more than 50 …

Food Prices Surge As Panicked Russians Empty Their Bank Machines Of Cash

Inflation is rampant in Russia, and the collapsing value of the ruble has triggered panic-buying and food-hoarding among ordinary Russians.<p>Food prices in Russia will have shot up by 25% over 2014 as Russians' confidence in their country's future starts to evaporate, according to the Association of …

The Psychology Behind Why We Can’t Stop Messaging

Today, there’s an app for just about everything. With all the amazing things our smartphones can do, there is one thing that hasn’t changed since the …

Messaging

Russian Oil Tycoon: US Shale Boom Is 'On-Par' With Dot-Com Bubble

And one Russian oil tycoon thinks OPEC is on a mission to get rid of the "marginal" oil players in the US shale market.<p>According to a report from Bloomberg's Will Kennedy and Jillian Ward, Leonid Fedun — vice president and board member at Russian oil giant OAO Lukoil — said: <b>"The shale boom is on</b> …