Christina Smierciak

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could face life in prison in desertion court-martial

A top Army commander unexpectedly ordered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in harsh captivity for five years by the Taliban, to face a court-martial on charges of desertion and endangering other troops for walking away from his combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.<p>The charges are severe …

'Serial' Season 2 Debuts With Bowe Bergdahl Telling 'Desertion' Story

The popular podcast "Serial" launched its second season Thursday, shining a spotlight on the mysterious disappearance of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — and allowing him to be heard publicly for the first time since he was freed by the Taliban in May 2014.<p>Bergdahl's dramatic rescue in eastern …

Want A Job With Great Work-Life Balance? Choose A Career In Digital Marketing

According to recent statistics from Ernst & Young, it’s getting harder than ever to balance work and personal life. Globally, 46 percent of managers are working more than 40 hours weekly, and four in 10 managers say their hours have increased over the past five years.<p>The biggest reported obstacles …

The 25 Best Jobs For Work-Life Balance

<i>To determine some of the best jobs for work-life balance, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor.com</i> <i>gathered employee feedback on work-life balance in various occupations over the past year. Each occupation must have received at least 75 work-life balance ratings from U.S.-based employees</i> …

11 Steps To Happiness At Work

To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a B&B in Vermont. So says Srikumar Rao, the author of <i>Happiness at Work</i>. The biggest obstacle to …

Tiny Home Cleverly Conceals a Full-Size Kitchen Beneath the Stairs

Turin-based architecture firm Studioata has embraced the “tiny home” movement in a clever way with their dwelling called <i>Tre Livelli</i>. At just 377-square-feet, its furnishings needed to be compact, but the designers managed to squeeze a full-size kitchen in the space–they partially concealed it …

The Staircase

Children of divorce: 82% rather parents separate than 'stay for the kids'

Poll by Resolution also finds nearly a third would have liked if divorcing parents did not criticise each other in front of them<p>Most young people who have experienced divorce do not believe parents should stay together for the sake of the children, according to a survey by the family law …

Divorce

Creating Balance: 5 tips from a life coach

When people think they need more balance in their lives, what they're really saying is that they want to have it all — and that's not possible, says …

How I Photographed the ISS Transiting the Moon

A while back I shared an article that explained how I photographed a plane flying “across” the moon during a supermoon event. Over the weekend I’ve …

I spent a year listening to strangers tell stories they can’t share with anyone else

For a little over a year now, I’ve listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they’ve never told anyone before. I’ve interviewed someone who went through gender reassignment surgery and was falling in love for the very first time, as his true self. I’ve spoken with a man who had …

Empathy

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born son, Oliver, has …

Parenting

As millennials eye better work-life balance, is the US ready for a 6-hour workday?

Nurses at Svartedalens elderly care home in Gothenburg, Sweden, have had more energy, higher efficiency and an overall boost in well-being ever since they started working shorter days earlier this year. The patients, in turn, are experiencing better care and attention, and the establishment has had …

Opening Day at the Dubai Air Show: Pictures

Embraer

Google Doodle honors '40s actress Hedy Lamarr, who helped make Wi-Fi a thing

Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's …

This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients

A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification.<p>According to a 2014 study …

US Army lab develops a way to read soldiers' brains

Military intelligence analysts spend a lot of time scrutinizing countless images from various sources, such as drones and surveillance systems. An automated program developed by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Anthony Ries, however, can make the process a lot faster. Ries works for a US Army research …

Apply now for the job of the future: “Robot helper,” a human who serves robot needs

Robots’ abilities are largely determined by what they’re programmed to do. But once the code is written and the machine is up and running, artificially intelligent machines (AIs) can learn from experience and from the humans around them.<p>Which means that, as AIs take on a growing role in the …

Robotics

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Associated Press News

Tuscaloosa Police Yank Students From Apartment, Beat And Shock One With Stun Gun

All of this happened over a noise complaint.<p>A series of videos posted online over the weekend shows Tuscaloosa police officers dragging three individuals, all University of Alabama students, from an apartment. They struck one with a club and used a stun gun on him.<p>The Tuscaloosa Police Department …

Police: Couple killed in SUV during sex; shooter sought them

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man and woman found in a Philadelphia park fatally shot in an SUV were having sex in the back seat and their killer sought the couple out, police said.<p>Homicide Capt. James Clark said Monday that Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, were together in the SUV early Friday when …

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