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May faces defeat as Labour backs customs union amendment

Theresa May faces a damaging Commons defeat, as Labour confirmed it would back an amendment tabled by rebel Tory MPs seeking to ensure Britain remains in a customs union after Brexit.<p>The prime minister’s Brexit plans could be thrown into further disarray with two more pro-EU government ministers …

Great Britain

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Avicii's last hours before 'suicide' were spent at luxury Oman farmhouse - as it emerges superstar DJ secretly donated MILLIONS to charity

Avicii's incredibly generous nature has been revealed a week after his death - as it emerged he spent his final hours inside a luxurious farmhouse …

UK 'stepping into difficult world,' says Hogan

<b>Ireland's European Commissioner has warned the UK it will be "stepping into a difficult world" after Brexit.</b><p>Phil Hogan said that the UK would face "a huge gap between hope and experience" when it begins operating its own trade policy.<p>Mr Hogan was speaking at an event in Brussels organised by Dublin …

Amazon has announced the top contenders in its $5 billion bidding war for HQ2 — here are their craziest proposals

After Amazon announced late last year that it plans to build a second h eadquarters in an undetermined location, it received 238 bids from cities, states, and regions across North America. Each proposal detailed why that place should be chosen for Amazon's new second home.<p>On Thursday, the company …

Dallas doctor finds the root of balding and graying hair and is working on treatment

When the mice went gray and bald, the doctor knew he was onto something.<p>For more than 10 years, Dr. Lu Le had studied cells and genes, hoping to …

Children in six-hour interview process at top school to 'see through over-tutoring'

A top private school has introduced a six-hour interview process to help teachers see beyond children's over tutoring in efforts to select those who don't behave like 'robots', it emerged.<p>Wellington College brings children in for six hours, in which time they are able to relax, set aside their …

Airbnb's "Stolen" Logo: Successful Design Isn't Always Original, and That's OK

Designers hit back at Spencer Chen’s unoriginal "Nothing is original" tweet.<p>Originality has never been an ally to the 21st century, as music, movies, fashion and even art consistently come under fire as being nothing but recycled ideas. Spencer Chen, "startup personality" and marketing and business …

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.<p>In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when …

Harvard Business School

How the founder of a preschool management app cleverly negotiated a $600,000 deal with Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca

That's the gamble San Francisco-based entrepreneur Dave Vasen took in June 2014 when he left an executive position at AltSchool to found KidCasa, a preschool management service that later became Brightwheel. It's paid off.<p>After a year of development and the branding relaunch, Vasen raised a $2.2 …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

Emotional Intelligence

Patent Financing: How startups can obtain funding for their patent applications - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Year after year the patent laws become more complex. It seems with every decision from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit more detail is …

Revealed: London's cheapest Tube stops

The newly named Elizabeth line, formerly known as Crossrail, is forecast to bring an extra 1.5 million people within 45 minutes’ commute of the …

Housing

Zappos' CEO says this is the biggest misconception people have about his company's self-management system

Since last summer, Zappos has been operating as a full-blown "Holacracy," an experimental way of running a company that gets rid of traditional manager roles and job titles. It's intended to eliminate bureaucracy and fuel innovation, but some people have misinterpreted it as anarchy, said Zappos …

My little diet turned into a full-fledged eating disorder: ‘I wanted to see how far I could push my body.’

By Christine Organ<p>For years, food was my friend. As a competitive swimmer for 13 years, including at the collegiate level, I ate anything and everything I wanted. Toasted white bread with butter in the morning. Eighteen-inch sub sandwiches. Cans of sugar-laden soda. Peanut butter Twix bars for …

15 Asian fintech startups worth looking at

It has been almost 2 months since I relocated to Singapore. During this time I saw about 100 fintech projects at different stages. My last article …

5 Psychology Principles Every Visual Marketer Should Know

<i>This post first appeared on the Image Brief blog.</i><p>Let’s face it. Lifestyle photography can be cheesy, bland, or completely lackluster. Even for experienced creatives, it’s hard to balance what’s engaging with what sells. That’s why we see so many cheesy stock photos — and so many boring ads — in …

Happiness

Here's a simple, science-backed tactic for getting better sleep

A bunch of factors contribute to quality of sleep, from exercise to muscle tension to before-bed routines.<p>And according to a 2014 study, an even more essential part of your day predicts your rest at night — <i>sunlight</i>.<p>Lead author and University of Illinois architecture professor Mohamed Boubekri …

Facebook's 'On This Day' Tool Takes You Down Memory Lane

You know those times you look through old Facebook photos and start to feel nostalgic? Or perhaps you used to be exceedingly nerdy and want to look back at how far you’ve come. Well, Facebook now wants to make sure you’re constantly reminded of these beautiful memories.<p>The company is today …

Banks vulnerable to liquidity squeeze as digital shift hastens capital flight

BBA warns that regulation must catch up with changes to the industry as faster money transfers threaten to accelerate runs on banks<p>Banks are becoming increasingly vulnerable to liquidity crises as the advance of digital money threatens to hasten runs on savings, according to the body that …

Sergey Brin once asked a lawyer he wanted to hire to write a contract for him to sell his soul to the devil

The company has since ditched the riddles, but its overall hiring ethos has remained the same.<p>Ultimately, Google has always sought out employees who are "smart creatives." It wants people that can combine their technical expertise with imagination and inventiveness.<p>Ken Auletta includes an anecdote …

Science says these 9 tactics will help you win any argument

We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Psychologists discovered a ridiculously simple tactic for negotiating a bigger raise

What's the best way to phrase your question?<p>In a new study cited by The Wall Street Journal, Columbia Business School scholars evaluated the effectiveness of five pitch approaches to find out.<p>Coauthors Daniel Ames and Malia Mason found that the "bolstering range offer" — where you ask for a range …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Samsung will get 'slaughtered' in 5 years, says the CEO behind one of the biggest Android software companies

The mobile industry is essentially a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung. But Kirt McMaster, the CEO of Cyanogen, doesn't think things will stay that way for much longer.<p>There's a big shift happening, McMaster says, and it could leave companies like Samsung "slaughtered."<p>Cyanogen makes a …

Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England

The Bank of England has unveiled analysis of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that suggests electronic money could cause a tectonic shift in the payments industry<p>The arrival of electronic currencies could revolutionise the way Britons pay for goods and services, in much the same way as the internet …

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Kindle Fire

This is the perfect way to sit at your desk

Sitting all day at work is dangerous. So if you're like me, stubbornly refusing to try a trendy standing desk (or treadmill desk!), then you may as well sit properly.<p>Fortunately, there are some science-backed tweaks to your desk set-up and posture that can dramatically improve your health and …