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Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

Psychology

Astronomers Spot Massive ‘Eye’ Created By Collision Of Two Distant Galaxies

Collision of two galaxies — each made up of billions of stars — is a cataclysmically violent event. One such event has now been observed by …

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

This is WAY more complex than anyone thought.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 …

Sleep

5 Reasons Veterans Should Not Support Donald Trump

As a Marine officer, I learned to embrace diversity, follow the chain of command and listen to experts. As a Purple Heart recipient, I came to value …

Tape Up Your Webcam, Says FBI Director

It's like locking up your car.<p>The director of the FBI, James Comey, has revealed that he tapes over his webcam and is encouraging the public to do the same. Computer vulnerability has gotten to the point where taping a webcam should be as commonplace as locking your car, Comey says.<p>Speaking at a …

Here's an Air Force C-17 Threading a Canyon

Get an eyeful of a big ol' cargo plane as it navigates Death Valley's "Star Wars Canyon"<p>There are handful of places in the world where aviation enthusiasts gather to watch warplanes in action. One place is the famous Mach Loop in North Wales, where the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force …

Buffett Donates Nearly $2.9B to Gates Foundation, Other Charities

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the company's stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of his plan to give away nearly his entire fortune.<p>Buffett's 11th annual …

Investing

Poetic Fountain Sculptures Designed for Water to Creatively Cascade

These stunning wood and bronze sculptures radiate a sense of tranquillity that complements the endless flowing water pouring forth from their limbs, hair, waists, and clothes. Created by Malgorzata Chodakowska, each piece balances beautiful lines with an energetic tension that speaks to the …

Sculpture

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience