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Genetically engineered crops in nearly 12% of fields

Farmers continue to embrace the use of genetically modified crops, even as some U.S. consumers reject foods containing ingredients from the plants<p>Even as some U.S. consumers reject foods containing ingredients from genetically modified plants, farmers continue to embrace the technology. In 2013, …

Ask Matt: What's the best way to invest $100?

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com.</i><p><b>Q: What's the best way to invest $100?</b><p>A: Online trading has definitely opened the door to beginning investors. You can get started with investing, …

The Top 10 Yoga Poses for Men

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10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

Can Stretching Make You Smarter?

Your yoga practice may be doing more for your body than combatting work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between strength workouts. New …

11 Types Of Yoga: A Breakdown Of The Major Styles

There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. With …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

What Marketers Must Know About The Psychology Behind Social Sharing

Jim Dougherty of Leaders West recently explored the psychology behind social sharing, a phenomenon that many digital marketers struggle to understand …

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

Go Ahead: Drop It Like A Squat

0comments<p>Squats are great fitness moves if you want to tone your quads and glutes! They will take your lower body strength to a whole new level. If …

Rock Your Core and Tone Your Abs With This Bodyweight Workout

Wake up your core and kick your abs into high gear with this circuit workout. It should take you around 20 minutes, and the best part is you won't …

Workouts

Archisketch: Sketching App For Architects & Designers

Archisketch, formerly Archipad, is a new iPad sketching app by Urban Design that’s ideal for architects, interior and product designers. While there …

Sketching

Fantasy Hollywood: restaging classic films with black models

Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. We’d turn to each other, channeling our best version of Val Kilmer to spout “You can be my wing man anytime” – followed by intense laughter. Who doesn’t have a favourite line, an iconic moment from film lodged …

Why gold lost its lustre for investors

<b>A couple of years ago, so much scrap gold was coming through the door of Baird and Co that the company could barely keep up.</b><p>It is the biggest producer of gold products in the UK and Baird, based in east London, uses scrap metal supplied by pawnbrokers, traders and industry.<p>On the commodity markets, …

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Barclays to cut hundreds of jobs

Hundreds of jobs are being lost at Barclays under changes in its corporate banking division, it has been announced.<p>Around 400 posts will go, and the Unite union said a further 120 were being placed at risk this year.<p>Barclays said it would try to avoid compulsory redundancies, but Unite said staff …

Extreme weather threatens global economies

Business News<p>Extreme weather poses one of the biggest risks to the global economy, experts warn, with some of world's largest cities in danger of being caught off-guard.<p>In its recent Global Risks report for 2014, the World Economic Forum ranked extreme weather events – such as floods, storms and …

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …