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8 Ways to Achieve More by Working Less

<b>I spend about five hours a day slacking off.</b><p>Really: I spend that much time doing stuff I enjoy, that isn't on a task list anywhere. I walk through …

Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s.<p>The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn't spark the British Invasion of the 1960s, but they did fan its flames.<p>And don't buy snobs' …

Daily Coffee Consumption May Help You Avoid Clogged Arteries

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, with more daily devotees than even soda. According to the National Coffee …

12 things that can happen to your body when you consume too much sugar

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you're looking to make a significant, healthy improvement to your diet, cutting out sugary drinks would be one of my top …

Greece pushed a step closer to eurozone exit after IMF snub

Christine Lagarde’s refusal to allow any delay in bailout repayments heightens fears that the US and Europe are preparing for Greece to leave the euro<p>Greece has been pushed a step closer to default and potential exit from the euro after one of its main lenders, the International Monetary Fund, all …

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

Humans Have Previously Undiscovered ‘Beige Fat'

It could be recruited to fight bad fat<p>Having the right amount of body fat can be healthy, but most Americans have too much of it. A team of researchers led by a biologist at the University of California San Francisco has been investigating the cellular composition of this fat in order to engineer …

The Housing Origins Of Both The Great Recession And Wealth Inequality

There are two ongoing, separate academic debates about the role of the housing market in creating the Great Recession as well as the recently documented rise in wealth inequality. While they are two distinct debates, they are connected in many ways and jointly suggest that trends in housing markets …

Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis

Last week drought in São Paulo was so bad, residents tried drilling through basement floors for groundwater. As reservoirs dry up across the world, a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Rationing and a battle to control supplies will follow<p>Water is the driving force of all nature, …

Water

Is The American Dream An Illusion?

Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, asked just over 3,300 Americans a series of simple questions about economic mobility …

Demographics

The Secret to Making Your Brain Learn a New Language Fast

You’ve always wanted to learn a new language. In fact, it’s top three in your bucket list. You were originally encouraged because everybody selling …

Language Learning

Linguistic experts explain the best ways to learn a second language in the information age

If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb …

Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer …

Creative Writing

No, Mornings Don’t Make You Moral

The idea of the virtuous early bird goes back at least to Aristotle, who wrote, in his Economics, that “Rising before daylight is … to be commended; it is a healthy habit.” Benjamin Franklin, of course, framed the same sentiment in catchier terms: “Early to Bed, and early to rise, makes a Man …

Associated Press News

Gini: the measure of inequality

July 10, 2014 | 2:26 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/07/10/wealth-poverty/gini-measure-inequality/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

This 3D-Printed Telescope Takes a Lumia Smartphone for Astrophotography and Citizen Science

One day soon, people around the world may be contributing vast amounts of information to the science of space using a cheap 3D-printed telescope and …

Microsoft Xim is an App That Helps You Share Your Photos Without Sharing Your Phone

If you ever hand your phone over to family and friends with hesitance, afraid they might swipe over one photo too far when you’re trying to show them …