521 Saudi-US ties set for new heights

521 Saudi-US ties set for new heights

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile US visit is very important in political, economic and security terms. Saudi Arabia and the United Stat...

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520 Is Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 realistic?

520 Is Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 realistic?

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi We know stories of individuals who had the vision to produce change. Steve Jobs, the successful founder of Apple, had a clear vision for the future and, as a result, was ab...

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519 The Coolest Things Ikea, Coca-Cola, and Walmart Are Doing to Cut Waste

519 The Coolest Things Ikea, Coca-Cola, and Walmart Are Doing to Cut Waste

Take, make, and dispose—for years that has been the developed world’s economic model. This consumption cycle led the World Bank to estimate that the globe was on track to produce 6 million m...

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518 Your Brain Will Age Better If You Do This

518 Your Brain Will Age Better If You Do This

One of the best ways to keep your brain sharp as you get older may be to stay busy, according to new research. While scientists have previously recommended engaging in mentally challenging act...

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517 70% of Investors quit Tourism

517 70% of Investors quit Tourism

JEDDAH: Seventy percent of the Kingdom’s investors in the tourism entertainment sector have pulled out and turned to other sectors.Their action was blamed on frustrating bureaucratic procedures an...

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516 Scary tomatoes appears to bleed

516 Scary tomatoes appears to bleed

Fruit from the bush tomato plant Solanum ossicruentum bears little resemblance to its cultivated cousins, sciencenews.org reported.The Australian tomato, about a couple centimeters wide, grows enc...

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515 Signs you can’t trust your coworkers

515 Signs you can’t trust your coworkers

In John Le Carre's classic spy novel "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," British agent George Smiley becomes convinced that someone in his agency is a Soviet mole. The outcome of your office gr...

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514 Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

514 Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead o...

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513 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

513 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psycho...

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512 The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

512 The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Nearly twice as many engineers as nurses died of fatal injuries while working in 2014, a new federal report found. The culprits in the 21 engineer and 12 nurse deaths included falls, car acc...

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511 Afghan Women Receive Leadership Training in Tokyo

511 Afghan Women Receive Leadership Training in Tokyo

Eleven Afghan women currently working toward graduate degrees in Japan as part of JICA’s PEACE program gathered in Tokyo in December for women’s leadership training. Just 21 of the 436 trainees...

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510 Masuzoe explains political funds’ use

510 Masuzoe explains political funds’ use

After facing allegations of using official funds for private purposes, Tokyo's governor has announced the results of a spending review.Two former public prosecutors say they have found a number of...

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509 How to save your vision if you stare at screens all day

509 How to save your vision if you stare at screens all day

If you work in front of a computer all day, you're familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blur...

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508 Business Fair Introduces Japanese Companies to Young Africans Studying in Japan

508 Business Fair Introduces Japanese Companies to Young Africans Studying in Japan

About 300 Africans attending graduate schools in Japan under the ABE Initiative and 133 Japanese companies participated in Africa Business Networking Fair 2016 on March 24 in Tokyo. The JICA-sp...

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507 What Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Other Highly Successful People Do on the Weekends

507 What Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Other Highly Successful People Do on the Weekends

Time to unwind For some, the weekend is a sacred retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy work lives. For others, the weekend is a myth — Saturday and Sunday are mere extensions of t...

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506 WASTED FOOD IS WASTED ENERGY

506 WASTED FOOD IS WASTED ENERGY

When we think about food waste, our minds usually turn to the people those discarded meals could feed. But that's not the only consequence. Researchers at the University of Texas uncovered ano...

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505 Peppermint Tea May Improve Memory, Cognitive Function

505 Peppermint Tea May Improve Memory, Cognitive Function

Peppermint tea may be more useful than just a refreshing way to help break up a hectic day; a new study suggests it can also improve both short- and long-term working memory. The research, prese...

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504 Japan is providing useful lessons about what does and doesn’t boost economic growth

504 Japan is providing useful lessons about what does and doesn’t boost economic growth

The big economic issue on the agenda at the G7 is the continued sluggish growth of the global economy. While the group of seven major advanced countries does not include rising powers such as Indi...

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503 When it comes to lying, Trump is in a class by himself

503 When it comes to lying, Trump is in a class by himself

Trump is motivated, intentionally or subconsciously, by ideological disagreement: In the three presidential election cycles during which I have been an opinion writer, I have never used language a...

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502 Tricks to keep a stressful job from taking over your life

502 Tricks to keep a stressful job from taking over your life

Holding down a demanding job these days can sometimes make you feel like your back is against the wall.But when that feeling follows you home and makes you want to punch the wall, that’s a problem...

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501 How to train your brain for high performance

501 How to train your brain for high performance

For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought patterns of successful people and h...

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500 Psychological strategies to reverse a bad first impression

500 Psychological strategies to reverse a bad first impression

Within seconds of meeting you, people decide whether you're smart, trustworthy, and successful. So if you're heading into a job interview or a first date, you'd better hope you don't have...

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499 New disease threatens worldwide banana production

499 New disease threatens worldwide banana production

A banana-killing disease is spreading across the world and threatening to wipe out commercial production of the fruit. This so-called new Panama disease is devastating crops in the Philippines, wh...

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497 Scientists warn of ‘global sleep crisis’

497 Scientists warn of ‘global sleep crisis’

Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a “global sleep crisis,” according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app. It enabled ...

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498 Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

498 Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

Japan’s top companies are increasingly moving to give foreign people permanent contracts, judging that the benefits of diversification are well worth the challenges. Among them is conveni...

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496 Words and phrases you’re using at work that make you sound dumb

496 Words and phrases you’re using at work that make you sound dumb

How you communicate with others at work plays a big role in how you're perceived, your capacity to move projects forward, your ability to generate trust, and how quickly you advance in your ...

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495 Heavy drinking may make it harder to quit smoking

495 Heavy drinking may make it harder to quit smoking

Alcohol-dependent people quickly process nicotine in their bodies and that may make it more difficult to quit smoking, suggests a small study of Polish men. “We didn’t measure what was ha...

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494 Google’s AI engine is reading 2,865 romance novels to be more conversational

494 Google’s AI engine is reading 2,865 romance novels to be more conversational

The next time someone throws you shade for pulling out a steamy romance novel on the train or bus, just tell them that it's okay, because Google's doing it, too. For the past few months, Googl...

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493 Japan looks to reform rigid tour guide exams as part of wider tourism push

493 Japan looks to reform rigid tour guide exams as part of wider tourism push

As Japanese hotels and tourist sites adapt to unprecedented numbers of foreign visitors, the tightly regulated profession of tour guide is following the flag and preparing to reform. At the...

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492  Exercises That Could Do More Harm Than Good

492 Exercises That Could Do More Harm Than Good

Hitting the gym and getting a sweat on is a good thing. Burning calories, building muscle and improving your cardiovascular is, by general consensus, good for you. But as with everything, it...

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491 Head of Central Russian University Urges Students to Avoid Foreigners

491 Head of Central Russian University Urges Students to Avoid Foreigners

Alexei Chumachenko, the head of Saratov State University in central Russia, has asked his employees and students to limit all contacts with foreign citizens. In a letter addressed to university d...

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490 Earth Day: We’re not as doomed as you think

490 Earth Day: We’re not as doomed as you think

Sure, there are plenty of reasons to be terrified about the future of the planet: melting ice sheets, intensifying heat waves, vanishing rainforests,falling temperature records, dying elepha...

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489 Are You Drinking Enough Water? Experts Suggest Asking Yourself Daily To Stay Hydrated

489 Are You Drinking Enough Water? Experts Suggest Asking Yourself Daily To Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can be deadly, and according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, most people have a hard time figuring out the right amount of water t...

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488 Extremism is on the rise among Swedish teenagers

488 Extremism is on the rise among Swedish teenagers

Radicalisation in Sweden is taking place not just in its biggest cities and their suburbs but around the country, researchers working for government agency the National Board of Health and Welfare...

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487 More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

487 More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The...

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486 What Actually Happens to Your Hair as You Get Older

486 What Actually Happens to Your Hair as You Get Older

Can stress really turn your hair grey? Do strands actually thin out with age? Should you be using Rogaine? When it comes to the topic of hair and getting older, there are as many question...

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485 Four ways Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

485 Four ways Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

Missions to bring fresh supplies are expensive and time consuming. For any astronauts who take on a mission to Mars, planned for the 2030s, with the round trip likely to take two years, life would...

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484 Are ‘chatbots’ the future of online business?

484 Are ‘chatbots’ the future of online business?

An artificial intelligence "chatbot" from Taco Bell now lets you order a meal in a smartphone text exchange that might look something like this: You: Can I order one soft taco with beef? TacoB...

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483 The lazy way to quit bad habits

483 The lazy way to quit bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop.But … it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And you’re not crazy… Research from Duke Univer...

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482 Russians Spend Half Their Incomes on Food For First Time Since 2008

482 Russians Spend Half Their Incomes on Food For First Time Since 2008

For the first time since 2008 Russians are spending more than half their monthly income on food, as falling real incomes force them to buy only basic necessities. In February, Russians spent 50.1...

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