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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself.<p>On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, when the country was still in the …

Overpass collapses in World Cup host city in Brazil; at least 2 killed

An overpass under construction in a<p>World Cuphost city in Brazil collapsed onto several vehicles Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring numerous others.<p>The incident happened in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte, where Tuesday's semifinal is scheduled to be played.<p>Health authorities …

Growing old stressfully: chronic stress and prematurely aged cells

Apparently healthy older men who have poor social support networks and abnormal physiological responses to stress show signs of accelerated cell ageing<p>Forty years ago, the Whitehall Study of men working for Britain’s Civil Service famously revealed that those at the bottom of the pecking order were …