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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481 Why President Vladimir Putin will never allow loss of its own sovereignty and development prospects?

481 Why President Vladimir Putin will never allow loss of its own sovereignty and development prospects?

"Not many want such an independent, effective player that knows his own worth and is capable of stating them," the Russian leader says Russia will never allow the loss of its own sovereignty, Rus...

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480 Preventive measures Japanese government should make for increasing occupational diseases

480 Preventive measures Japanese government should make for increasing occupational diseases

Sudden deaths and diseases attributed to overwork had been increasingly recognized as occupational diseases in Japan.The controversies surrounding the compensation forstress-related diseases inte...

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479 Avoiding the sun actually increase your cancer risk

479 Avoiding the sun actually increase your cancer risk

New research has found that women with high concentrations of vitamin D have a much lower chance of developing cancer. But even more striking is this: avoiding the sun may be as dangerous as smoki...

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478 4 surprising ways warmer temperatures will change our food

478 4 surprising ways warmer temperatures will change our food

One of the more shocking effects of a warmer planet, as outlined in a massive new report from the US Global Change Research Program, an environmental research group comprised of government agenci...

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477 Virtual Reality Is Not Just For Entertainment Anymore; How It Will Improve Health Care

477 Virtual Reality Is Not Just For Entertainment Anymore; How It Will Improve Health Care

You may have heard of virtual reality (VR) in terms of media and gaming. The term became mainstream in 2014 when Facebook acquired the VR headset company Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Media trade pu...

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476 Life Expectancy Varies Based on Your Income

476 Life Expectancy Varies Based on Your Income

Money may not buy you happiness (or love) but it might just buy you more time to find them. In the most comprehensive look at life expectancy and income—based on tax returns filed by every Amer...

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475 How To Be Popular: Your Stance On Moral Judgment Determines How Trustworthy You Seem To Others

475 How To Be Popular: Your Stance On Moral Judgment Determines How Trustworthy You Seem To Others

An out-of-control trolley car is speeding toward a group of five people. By pressing a button, you can switch the trolley to another track where one person stands. Do you allow the trolley to ...

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474 Surprising ways that a vegetarian diet is changing human genes

474 Surprising ways that a vegetarian diet is changing human genes

Scientific research has proven that some vegetarians can produce omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, because of gene mutation that happened over centuries. Researchers reported that people with ...

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473 9 Common Characteristics of People Destined for Greatness

473 9 Common Characteristics of People Destined for Greatness

Are successful people born or created? We all carry the capacity to become successful. We’re all equipped with our own special gifts and talents. But some of us lose our path a long the way. Li...

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472 7 common characteristics of the laziest employees

472 7 common characteristics of the laziest employees

When it comes to a business setting, you can think of "unproductive" in three different ways.First, an employee can be so outgoing and bubbly in the office that you actually miss the fact that he ...

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471 5 reasons people always misunderstand you, and how to fix it

Most of us have, at one point or another, experienced a moment, a day, or even an extended period of time when we felt like we were flat-out terrible at communicating. Maybe someone didn’t ...

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470 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

470 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably...

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469 Japan seeks alternatives to its pay system

469 Japan seeks alternatives to its pay system

It's a simple task, if you're trying to spot the highest paid employee in a Japanese office. Just look for the oldest staff member. Traditionally, the longer you've been at a company, the more...

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468 What are four of the biggest hazards of social media?

468 What are four of the biggest hazards of social media?

Not so long ago the phrase ‘social media’ didn't even exist. Now, for many of us, life has become: Eat. Sleep. Check timelines. Facebook alone now has more than 1.5 billion users worldwid...

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