Shikhar Nilabh

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The world’s finances are looking quite frightening right now – here’s how you can understand what’s happening

The curse of the financial news article is the “big number” presented with little or no context.<p>The objective is often less to inform than to …

Prepared to die: why people are willing to risk their lives to visit Mars

Why are people willing to risk their lives for a chance to visit Mars?<p>After SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that he hoped to send manned missions to Mars by 2022 but admitted there was a “high” chance of death for participants, we asked readers why they’d risk it all.<p>Their answers are …

New Jersey

Here's What an Astronaut Thinks of Elon Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars

Retired NASA astronaut Tom Jones has some opinions about Musk's grand vision.<p>Elon Musk is an ambitious visionary, a disturbingly hard worker, and a master of hype. But is he a realist?<p>On Tuesday, the entrepreneur laid out a wildly aggressive vision for beginning a colony on Mars. The plan entails …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Many of us have pondered at one time or another, what makes a life well lived. Is it being surrounded by family and a lot of friends? Could it be …

New website helps Germans and migrants meet, talk about life

BERLIN (AP) — During the height of the migrant crisis in Europe last fall, Lasse Landt came to a startling realization.<p>Thousands of migrants were …

North Africa

The 5-Minute Habit That Can Change Your Life

In today’s world, it’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from doing what truly matters to you. Every day, we are bombarded by distractions from all …

Time Management

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don’t —they …

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

Motivation

This Curse-Laden Guided Meditation Will Help You Give Fewer F*cks | Women's Health

Introducing F*ck That Meditation, a unique alternative to traditional mindfulness that embraces the F-bomb and other curse words as a cathartic release. Short-filmmaker Jason Headley created his own guided meditation around the concept, featuring phrases like “Just feel the fucking nonsense float …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

How To Figure Out Which Of The 8 Types Of Intelligence You Fall Under

Did you know that intelligence can be categorized in eight different ways? Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, developed the …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

Self-improvement

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

What a Saudi Oil-Supply Freeze Would Really Mean for Markets

Saudi Arabia shot down rumors it might cut oil production, but reaffirmed its commitment to an output freeze that could restrict crude flows to …

9 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

Perfectionists are great procrastinators. Stalling until the last minute, they tear into a project with dust flying and complaints about insufficient …

Procrastination

What If Oil Prices Stay Low for the Next Five Years?

There are two problems that directly spin off from this possibility. First, the capital investments of the energy industry will be severely hurt …

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits …

How Would Jesus Read the Difficult Verses of the Qur'an?

Recently, a teenage Muslim in Pakistan cut off his own hand because he believed it caused him to commit blasphemy.<p>At the local mosque, the imam asked for a show of hands of those who do NOT love the Prophet Muhammad. It was a rhetorical question. The 15-year-old, Anwar Ali, mistakenly thought the …

Religion

Russia is now China's biggest oil partner — and it's a huge problem for Saudi Arabia

The Saudi share of Chinese crude imports at the beginning of the decade was about 20%, while Russia's was below 7%, according to data cited by RBC Capital Markets.<p>But now the Russians are creeping in — and the Saudis are getting nervous.<p>"Russia is the biggest rival to the Saudis in the …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

A lot of the suspicion surrounding Islam comes from a lack of knowledge or understanding of a religion that is still foreign to many people, despite its 1.6 billion followers. Often this lack of knowledge results in the public cooptation of important aspects of the faith.<p>Words like <i>jihad</i> and <i>shariah</i> …

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

What are the 100 best nonfiction books of all time?

Another book list? Yes and no. When we completed our 100 best novels in the English language last August, you did not have to be one of its fiercest critics – there were a few of those – to recognise it was still a job half done. Plainly, the English literary tradition is rich in great works of …

Literature

BBC Arts - Get Creative - In 2016 I'll get creative by... writing

In 2016 I'll get creative by... writing<p>A room of one's own?<p>Anstey's top tips for starting to write<p>Get Creative has asked published author and founder of champion Writing Matters, Anstey Spraggan, to share her top five tips for getting going on creative writing. Anstey’s novel When Ali Met Honour, …