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5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to “rest and digest” can reverse the damage.<p>That smartphone in your pocket? It’s nearly doubling the amount of time you spend working.<p>A 2013 survey by the Center for Creative Leadership found that the typical …

A Disease We Thought Was History Is Making An Alarming Comeback

We worry about dying in a plane crash, not a car accident — even though the latter has a far greater risk. So it goes with diseases, where Americans tend to fear distant new threats, like Ebola, and ignore the bogeymen so much likelier to get us: heart disease, diabetes, the flu.<p>Those with the …

Public Health

Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola

Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.<p>After being wheeled into patient rooms at St. Joseph Hospital, humans clear out, and Gigi begins popping …

Sanctions Are Forcing New Russian Links with China

A significant number of the economic sanctions that the United States and European Union have imposed on Russia involve not just restrictions on exports of advanced and dual-use technologies, but also technology aimed at purely civilian use.<p>And, in contrast to restrictions on Russia's financial and …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Top Mathematics Prize Awarded to a Woman for First Time

A female mathematician has won the most prestigious prize in math for the first time, a hugely symbolic breakthrough for gender equality in one of …

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: We don’t publish many anonymous pieces on Forbes.com, but this compelling first-person account of sexism in the startup world merits an exception. I met the author several months ago and was floored by the stories she had to tell about her dealings with mostly male investors. Like</i> …

Ebola Outbreak 'Not in the Cards' for U.S., CDC Director Says

International health experts are preparing to “surge” into West Africa to fight the raging outbreak of Ebola virus, and say they are confident they can keep it from spreading to countries like the United States and eventually stamp it out.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped up a …

Ebola: Germany accepts infected patient for treatment

As medical services across Europe are on high alert to prevent any risk of Ebola spreading here, a hospital in Germany accepts a patient with the virus<p>With medical services across Europe on high alert to prevent any risk of the Ebola virus spreading here, a hospital in Germany has agreed to accept …

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis …

Liberian Capital Runs Out Of Space For Ebola Patients

A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.<p>NAIROBI — Twenty symptomatic Ebola patients in the Liberian capital have no beds in the city's treatment unit, …

PETA Will Help Detroiters Without Water, But It Wants Them To Go Meatless First

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has reached out to aid needy Detroiters who had their water shut off due to outstanding payments. But one stipulation in the group's proposal to help has added another element of controversy to the already tumultuous situation.<p>PETA wants …

Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their “right to be forgotten” in the region.<p>A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this …

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.<p>After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

LONDON (AP) — If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems …

Ukraine Rebels Haul Away Victims of Malaysia Airlines Crash

Vadim Ghirda—AP<p>Mauricio Lima—The New York Times/Redux<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Bulent …

Meet The Richest Tech Tycoon In 14 Major Countries Around The World

But there are plenty of extremely wealthy tech executives across the globe who are making major contributions to their country's tech scenes.<p>With the help of Forbes' Billionaires List, we've rounded up the wealthiest tech tycoon in 14 countries across the globe. They've each played a major role in …

Israeli soldier killed as Gaza ground invasion begins

An Israeli soldier has died in fighting as Benjamin Netanyahu orders a ground invasion of Gaza to begin<p>• <b>Israel launches Gaza ground offensive: live updates</b><p><b>Israel</b> suffered its first military loss of the Gaza campaign on Friday when a soldier was killed during the ground invasion of the Palestinian …

U.S. official: Missile hit Malaysia Airlines plane - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.<p>The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

North Korea

Tesco Apologises After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting …

Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says

A militant faction in Syria said it has come up with a smartphone application that improves the accuracy of strikes and helps fighters calculate which weapon best suits the battle objective.<p>The Islamic Front, one of the largest militant umbrella groups operating in Syria, said it devised an app …

With new Russia sanctions, the US has to tell Americans to stop buying Kalashnikov rifles

The US government today announced new sanctions against Russia after concluding it was still supporting militias fighting against Ukraine’s government with arms and personnel.<p>The sanctions restrict long-term financial flows to two important state-owned banks and two state-owned oil companies, and …

Sanctions

Obama cites 'real progress' in Iran nuclear talks

President Obama said Wednesday that international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have made "real progress in several areas," and have produced a "credible way forward," despite substantial differences between Tehran and six world powers.<p>In an appearance at the White House, Obama said he …