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32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, and inevitably they credit simple routines which have been …

Customer Service

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Schizophrenia

Eight of Our Favorite Writers on Why They Run

Running is not writing, but writing is, in a metaphorical way, running. Both depend on distance: miles, pages. Putting feet to pavement or pen to page can both be slogs. It’s no surprise, then, that for several of our favorite authors, running is an essential part of the writing life. We reached …

Books

Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …

Mental Health

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN

There’s something special about a great science fiction movie. Whether its vision of human progress is bleak or optimistic, whether it’s realistic or …

Science Fiction

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

Oil Prices Down as Oversupply Worries Continue

Oil prices fell Monday as the U.S. dollar rose and the energy market's focus shifted back to the global oversupply of crude.<p>Light, sweet crude for July, the U.S. benchmark, was down 82 cents, or 1.4%, at $59.14 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global Brent crude contract for July …

Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't producing heat that builds up in traffic jams. …

When Leaders Declare War

My usual topics as a blogger are climate and energy policy. Not today. I'm writing today as a Vietnam veteran who does not see an end to war in my lifetime.<p>The news is filled right now with reports of ISIS extremists locking a man in a cage and burning him alive, all captured on high quality video …

War

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

How to Make Money Selling Drugs – review

This accessible documentary about the drug trade won't surprise anyone who's already watched The Wire, but it does have some interesting new things to say<p>Drug and alcohol abuse soars over the holiday season, as do money worries, so it's a canny move on the UK distributor's part to release this …