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Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Russian shoppers undeterred by sanctions on western foods – video

Russian consumers say they are not bothered by sanctions that will prevent the import of foods from a host of western countries including Australia, 28 EU states, and the US. The ban comes in the wake of western sanctions against Russia for its handling of the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine. …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Cute

24 Food Swaps That Slash Calories

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters</i><p>When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. "While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on small simple changes makes healthy eating more manageable and sustainable over the long term," says Kelly Pritchett, RD, Ph.D., a spokesperson for the …

Sewing and crafting room idea! I LOVE this, it's very organized! What do you think?

Different Solutions

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Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World

We took a look at how other (slimmer) cultures eat and enjoy their food.<p>Brazil: They eat a superfood side dish almost every day.<p>India: Their curries …

Fitness

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever

7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout

Dr. Oz: 6 Ways to Sleep Better—Starting Tonight

I don't have to tell you how important a good night's rest is for your health—and you don't have to tell me how hard it can be to squeeze in those …

Sleep

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Present Cake

"This is the ultimate, ultimate list of my Favorite Things," says Oprah. Why? Because no matter who's on your holiday list, you'll find everything …

Positive Thinking

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

Plants Can Hear Each Other, Research Suggests

It is already known that plants can communicate through chemicals, but new research shows that they can still communicate when all routes are blocked …

Neuroscience

Soldiers' faces predict aggression, military rank and number of children

What role has aggression played in human evolution? Can scientists predict who might be more aggressive? And how might increased aggressiveness be …