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Giggs retires from football

(AFP) – Ryan Giggs announced Monday he was retiring from his career as a player following his appointment as assistant manager to newly-installed …

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

7 best ways to improve yourself as a person

by Vladlena Lee<p><i>Pushing yourself in the right direction never hurts, and in the end you might even surprise yourself.</i><p><b>1. FIND A ROLE MODEL</b><p>One of the …

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Champion!<p>Serena Williams is ecstatic as she becomes the greatest US Open Women’s Champion with 5th Title on Sept. 8, 2013.

The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life

Sixty years ago this week, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his first sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.<p>King …

Private school vs. public school: Only bad people send their kids to private school.

You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like <i>murderer</i> bad—but bad like</i> …

Did I Participate In A Pyramid Scheme?

How college students like me get recruited into multi-level marketing, which seems to defy the laws of mathematics<p>People dressed in business suits, many of them about my age, began to fill the rows of seats inside a private room at the Proud Bird restaurant near LAX. I was brought, along with a …

Feeling depressed? Here are 5 quick things to LIFT your mood

by Meghna Mukherjee<p><i>If you think that you’ll seem like a retard, singing actually makes you feel good.</i><p>1. <b>Buy holiday or movie tickets:</b> Psychologists at …

The Most Difficult Hurdle To Overcome In A Startup's First Year May Be Psychological

For the past year, I've come home to the same scene. I walk in the door to a seemingly empty apartment. But I'm not alone. There's an entrepreneur in there, too focused – or frazzled – to notice I've walked in the door.<p>He stays in the spare bedroom we have, which has now morphed into a nerdy man …

2 people killed as police, hoodlums clash in Oyo

by Olaniyi Afolabi<p>It was pandemonium yesterday in Oje market Ibadan, Oyo state, as two people were killed in a clash between the police and some …

7 tips on how to confront someone who lied to you

by Heather Williams<p><i>If you want to properly confront someone, you need to investigate little, so do some research. You can’t confront someone without</i> …

USAID, AGRA set up $47m agric facilities

By Jimoh Babatunde, with agency report<p>A three-year partnership worth $47 million has been announced by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa …

10 proven ways to impress your boss

by Nate Steere<p><i>You know the old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? No? Well, learn it well.</i><p>If you’re trying to get ahead at …

Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English, says Anne Merritt.<p>Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains …

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Why Male Dark Fishing Spiders Spontaneously Die After Sex

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s an unusually cruel fate even in the …

What's in a name? Why scientific names are important

Scientists are somewhat notorious for being pernickety and nit-picking about details and always want to be as exact and specific as possible, or when …

Lust for life: Breaking the 120-year barrier in human aging

Is there a limit to how long we can live? What factors might limit human lifespans to 120 years? What would enable us to live substantially longer?<p>In …

And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is ... The Man From Monsanto

Ever heard of the World Food Prize? It's sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture," but it has struggled to get people's attention. Prize winners tend to be agricultural insiders, and many are scientists. Last year's laureate, for instance, was Daniel Hillel, a pioneer of …

How species are identified

The naming of a new species is often taken to be a significant event in biology, much excitement in the media is devoted to the identification of a …

Are your children less intelligent than chickens? Probably not

A recent study reported that chickens are smarter than young children. This may come as a surprise to many. The study was covered by numerous media …

How a new species is named

Once you have identified what you think is a new species, it will require a name. Sadly this is not just a case of dreaming up an interesting moniker …