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13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

The Nerd King of Home Cooking Sets His Eye on the Restaurant World

This past spring the cook and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt took the stage at Italy’s Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena, in the small city of Mantua, …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Mental Health

2018 Grammy Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises

The 2018 Grammy nominations are here! Kendrick Lamar is back, and this time he might take Album of the Year, but he’s up against some strong …

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Crime

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.<p>One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as concrete.<p>“I know a guy who …

Virginia Beach

What Should the West Do With Fighters Returning From Syria and Iraq?

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Albert Berisha is both a paradox and a dilemma.<p>His lilac shirt, soft features and neatly trimmed beard could belong to any office worker in the world.<p>He certainly doesn't look like someone who swapped his life in Europe to go fight in Syria alongside ISIS militants he openly …

Terrorism

17 Essentials To Pack In An Emergency Go Bag

Make sure you're prepared when disaster strikes.<p>A few years ago, I first learned about the possibility of a giant solar storm having the potential to …

Solar Cycle

9 Best Teas To Boost Your Immunity And Help You Relax

Teas are more powerful than you may think.<p>Well, it’s happening. The leaves are falling and if you listen closely, sweaters sing gleefully from the …

Alternative Medicine

What’s Really Behind the Civil War to End Harvard’s Fraternities?

Breaking with centuries-old tradition, Harvard is moving to eliminate its all-male final clubs, charging that the Porcellian, A.D., Fox, Fly, and other high-end frats are bastions of patriarchal privilege, fomenters of sexual misconduct, and antithetical to its values. Is any of that true? An …

Donald Trump

Do the Right Thing

After making two hugely acclaimed movies on contemporary international warfare, director Kathryn Bigelow turns her camera backward to the 1967 Detroit riots, where white cops played a "death game" with a group of young black men and two white women at the Algiers Motel. Reverend, professor, and …

Black Lives Matter

The Vogue Editor Who Bit the Hand That Fed Her. Hard.

When Lucinda Chambers was fired by Vogue, she went public with her views about the vapid, transactional nature of fashion magazines in an outlet very …

Tour de France 2017: full team-by-team guide

Introducing this year’s teams: the leaders, the heritage and the names to watch out for<p>Ag2r La Mondiale (France; UCI ranking 11)<p>Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional team but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France scenery, and to mark two decades of commitment …

Road Cycling

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Empathy

Prestigious award for leading researcher in Indigenous law

Indigenous law is an increasingly relevant and important element of reconciliation, according to a leading researcher in the field.<p>Not only are …

Canada

The Pros and Cons of Working Out Twice a Day

Two-a-day workouts are usually relegated to the world of high-level athletes training for a specific sport or competition. The average person has …

Immune System

The Legend of King Solomon and the Passover Feast

The walls of the Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi, India, are adorned with the history of the country’s Jews. On a recent trip there, I read an inscription suggesting that Jewish traders might have reached India from Judea, crossing the ocean during the reign of King Solomon — a journey of thousands of …

Eastern Europe

A Chicago cop is accused of framing 51 people for murder. Now, the fight for justice.

Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state's attorney's office, not the mayor's office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice …

Crime

What Does 'Cultural Appropriation' Actually Mean?

An Atlantic writer and a Cato Institute scholar debate the value and limits of the term.<p>Last month, the long-running debate about cultural appropriation was rekindled when several protests over a painting at the Whitney Museum made national headlines. “Open Casket” depicted the body of Emmett Till, …

Human Rights
Terrorism

The Tahri That Binds: How A Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

I have always found it difficult to explain my family's syncretic faith traditions to both white Americans and to other South Asians. We are Hindu Sindhis, originating from an area around the Indus River, in what is now modern southeast Pakistan. On our home altar, familiar Hindu idols — Lakshmi, …

Sikhism

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off …

University of London

Why I’m Moving Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In recent months, I’ve frequently found myself in places hit hard by manufacturing job losses, speaking to people affected in various ways. Sometimes, the conversation turns to the conflict people feel between the love of their home and the desire to leave in search of better …

U.S. Marines

Hip-Hop’s Unlikeliest Icons: Promethazine Codeine Syrup Manufacturers

Inside the recording studio at Screwed Up Records & Tapes, William Gibbs lights up a Black & Mild and pauses to consider how long he’s been sipping. …

DJ Khaled

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …

Employment

America’s Best Backgammon Player Works at Goldman Sachs

In the course of its recent resurgence, the ancient game of backgammon has excited all sorts of sporty elites.<p>Prominent fans include the hedge-fund …

Goldman Sachs

A Freak Accident Paralyzed My Best Friend. Now She’s Using Art To Get Her Life Back.

My friend Natalie lost control of her body following a spinal cord injury this summer. Six months later, we spoke about her recovery, and why she’s …

Mind

The New Evangelical Moral Minority

If the Southern Baptist church can’t be bigger, Russell Moore wants it to be better.<p>In 2009, Russell Moore was a young theologian who occasionally served as the host of a Christian radio show. He liked to let callers have their say, drawing them out with friendly questioning before gently …

Faith

The fatal hike that became a Nazi propaganda coup

The lilac was in full bloom when a group of boys from the Strand school in Brixton and Kenneth Keast, their 27-year-old master, left Freiburg for the opening hike of their 10-day Easter trekking tour in the southern Black Forest. It was the morning of 17 April 1936, as they set off for the village …

Framing

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement