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4 reasons oil will stay this cheap for years

Leaders from some of the world’s most productive oil-exporting nations will meet this week in Vienna, just as oil prices have begun to stabilize at …

European festivals 2015: the ultimate guide

Read our guide to the best festivals in Europe this summer and how to buy tickets<p>If you're fatigued by the thought of waterlogged English fields and their mountains of mud, perhaps it's time to consider one of the many exciting options that the European festival circuit offers. Their locations can …

Gold in faeces 'worth millions'

<b>US researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.</b><p>The group identified gold in waste from American sewage treatment plants at levels which if found in rock could be worth mining.<p>Details were outlined at the 249th national meeting of the American …

Two profiles of China's economy

It’s 3:00 a.m. in the most populated city of the world’s most populated country. Most of Shanghai’s 24 million inhabitants are fast asleep, but it’s rush hour inside the city’s largest wholesale fish market.<p>The Tongchuan Road market supplies the metropolis with one of its most popular staple foods. …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

9 Books That Will Help You Find Your Dream Job

In America, job satisfaction hovers around 45%. In Europe, 60% of workers say they would choose a different career if they could start all over again. A recent global survey found that only 13% of people are actively excited about going to work in the morning.<p>With this problem in mind, we put …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Become a Great Negotiator - Altucher Confidential

A bad negotiation leads to these things automatically: anger, resentment, crying, slavery, and poverty.<p>So it’s very important to constantly study …

Behold the ATM of the future JPMorgan is now rolling out

Your ATM might be about to become an EBK.<p>JPMorgan Chase’s consumer division, Chase Bank, is in the midst of introducing EBKs, or electronic banking kiosks. Essentially, they’re spiffier, tablet-based versions of the ubiquitous cash-belching machines. Right now, their features are pretty familiar to …

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Clay Fridges That Keep Food Cool Without Electricity

This food storage box won’t replace a refrigerator. But it’ll help keep food fresh for people who don’t have one.<p>According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the world wastes an astonishing 1.4 billion tons of food a year. This while plenty of people are still starving, and while many …

'Revolutionary' New Pacemaker Extends Lives By Synchronizing Heart Rates With Breathing

The device, which is being developed at the Universities of Bath and Bristol, is targeted at more than 750,000 patients who live with heart failure in the UK.<p>More than 40,000 patients in England had a pacemaker fitted during 2012 to 2013.<p>Currently, the pulses from pacemakers are set at a constant …

Heal Yourself By Harnessing Your Mind - The Crux

By Jo Marchant | May 23, 2014 10:48 am<p>We tend to think of medicine as being all about pills and potions recommended to us by another person—a doctor. …

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

8 Birth Control Methods Of The Distant Past

Although the modern vagina is awash in birth-control pills, abortion clinics, condoms, IUDs, spermicides, and a <i>tutti-frutti</i> array of other high-tech …

6 Inspiring Quotes From Entrepreneurs About Business And Life

By Sitara Abraham,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1nMhDzy<p>Close your eyes — actually no, scratch that. Leave them open so you can read this blog. …

U.S. bond market faces possible reckoning | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The rally in U.S. Treasury bonds surprised many, taking 10-year yields to their lowest levels in 11 months. Jobs data and the European Central Bank meeting next week will determine whether bond prices have further to go.<p>A street sign for Wall Street hangs in front of the New …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

13 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you're perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you're critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?<p>Here are 13 surprising things that affect whether you land the job.

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Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

The Science Of Posture: Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Happier And More Productive

You’re slumping in your chair, aren’t you? If you want to be better at work, just say no to slouching.<p>I’ll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It’s been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It’s one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as …

Most Productive People: Steve Yankovich

VP of innovation and new ventures, eBay<p>Steve Yankovich<p>VP of innovation and new ventures, eBay<p>“In a lot of companies eBay’s size, there are a lot of people you’re compelled to get buy-in from. I try to create an environment where we don’t do that. One thing I do is use a venture-capital model to run …

Don’t Let Your Ego Hijack Your Leadership Effectiveness

The ego is one of the biggest barriers to people working together effectively–which is crucial to meet the ever increasing expectations of customers. The good news is that there is a big-ego antidote.<p>The ego is one of the biggest barriers to people working together effectively. When people get …

Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

That’s all the time you need to get to yes. Really.<p>“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” –Johnny Depp<p>And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence.<p>Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, …

7 Brilliantly Simple Technology Ideas To Improve Cities–Time To Get Hacking

From a snow plow tracker to paying traffic tickets from your phone, here are some simple ideas that could help us live better–with the help of the devices we all carry around.<p>You want good civic tech ideas? The people have good civic tech ideas.<p>Code for America and Mindmixer have been running …

16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

Chinese business leader Zhang Ruimin developed a unique form of quality control. Any products he didn't like, he smashed with a sledge hammer in front of his workers. That sledge hammer now sits in a corporate museum, but Zhang Ruimin explains the evolution of his management ideas to Global Business presenter Peter Day. Click through to read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24622247

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …