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Meet the House science chairman who’s trying to put global warming research on ice

By Lisa Rein<p>, Reporter<p>When Republican House leaders appointed Texas Republican Lamar S. Smith to lead the House science committee after a headline-grabbing run as chairman of the Judiciary panel, it looked like the veteran lawmaker could head into obscurity.<p>He had previously championed an end to …

11 quotes that show the great leadership of General George Patton

Gen. George S. Patton was a complicated military figure, but there can be little debate over whether he was quotable.<p>Perhaps most famous for his commanding of the 7th Army during World War II, Old "Blood and Guts" often gave rousing speeches to motivate, inspire, and educate his soldiers.<p>In honor …

Military

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b><b>SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made history by sending the first orbital rocket into space and landing it back on earth</b><b>.</b> This monumental moment marks a critical milestone that SpaceX has been working toward for …

Autonomous Cars

The Single Most Important Skill You Can Learn to Help Your Business

Learn to help people.<p><i>As a 22 year old aspiring entrepreneur with lots of free time, given current trends in technology, what should I spend my time learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Harvard is sorry about its 'holiday placemat for social justice'

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, along with the Freshman Dean's Office, issued "holiday placemats for social justice" that explained to students how they should respond to family members when asked certain questions.<p>The placemat had four sections— Yale/Student Activism, House Master …

Harvard

A former Google exec explains how he evaluates his senior leadership team

On a recent Monday morning, I was preparing for my weekly staff meeting. Item #1 on the agenda was a discussion about an upcoming review cycle, where everybody at Upstart would receive a performance score based on feedback from their peers and manager.<p>Though I had yet to begin the process of …

Leadership

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

Head and 26 teachers quit school after allegations of bullying

There are claims that pregnant women were banned from going to the toilet<p>A headteacher crowned the best in the country has resigned after 23 teachers at her school quit amid allegations of bullying.<p>"Some teachers have gone off sick and others have left because of the head teacher and the way she …

Marvel At ​Some Of National Geographic’s Best Photos From 2015

These images will blow you away.<p>Committed to showcasing amazing photography, National Geographic Magazine publishes stunning images shot around the world each day on its website. Taken in locations as varied as the ice of Antarctica or the shores of the island of Larak in the Persian Gulf, the …

Nature

How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why <i>she</i> …

SpaceX Falcon 9 unmanned rocket launches and lands in upright position

Incredible moment SpaceX launches an unmanned rocket which then returns to Earth in a successful upright landing, paving the way for the use of reusable rockets in the future<p>A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable …

The State Where Racism Is Enshrined in the Constitution

The Alabama state constitution, which is 310,000 words long, was written with the purpose of disenfranchising blacks.<p>As the presidential race heats …

TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post

Currency has gone from cows to coins to paper to plastic. The next big disruption? We could all be spending digital dough.<p>The next time you pull a tattered $5 bill out of your pocket to pay for a coffee, consider the fact that you’re handling one of society’s oldest and most important inventions: …

Cryptocurrency

The misunderstood psychology of weight loss — how to lose 30 pounds in 2016

<i>An extremely effective fat loss and muscle-building blueprint anyone can use.</i><p>There’s a huge connection between physical wellness and mental clarity. …

Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils

Transmissible cancers—cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells—are believed to arise extremely rarely in …

If California is such a hostile business climate, why is it kicking everyone else's ass (like Texas)

So to hear conservatives talk, California is beset by job-destroying regulations, and intolerably high taxes. And yet when looking at historical job …

6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

Is it really 2016 <i>already</i>? For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year -- or even just trying to -- there's a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and make an …

18 Sacred Intentions To Set For A Better Life—Starting NOW

You don’t have to set high-pressure, all-or-nothing goals to do more, get more, or be more. You might think a higher-paying job, a better …

Happiness

4 mortgage secrets only your broker knows

Taking out a mortgage loan to buy a home is a huge investment — probably the biggest you'll ever make.<p>That's why it's important to cut as many costs of applying for a mortgage loan as possible. Who knows best how to reduce these costs? Mortgage lenders, of course.<p>Here are four secrets that your …

This Science-Backed Trick Can Unlock Your Creativity In Just 5 Minutes

Get those creative juices flowing.<p><i>This excerpt is from the new book Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and HuffPost Senior Writer Carolyn Gregoire.</i><p>There’s one rather simple and prosaic way to tap into your deepest creativity and …

Creativity

61 Fitness Tips to Make 2016 Your Year Of Change

Don't know where to start on your New Year's resolution? Here's how to successfully implement fitness into your lifestyle, no matter your goal!<p>You …

Residents In Nine States Could Need A Second Form Of ID To Pass Through Airport Security Next Year

Ten years ago, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which set minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and photo IDs. While the …

Step Aside, SoulCycle: Voga Is the New Workout You Will Want to Try in 2016

With the new year only days away and those fitness resolutions creeping up on you, finding the perfect new workout to try is probably becoming a main priority. If you’re not super into the CrossFit or the other no frills workouts classes that have been gaining popularity over recent years, we …

The human universe: Could we destroy the fabric of the cosmos?

With great power comes great responsibility. As our grip on Earth grows ever tighter, so does the possibility that we could destroy it, or at least …

15 Home Decor Trends from 2015 That Will Still Be Big in 2016

As anyone who’s ever encountered a bright orange shag carpet knows, design trends are fickle. Really fickle. That’s why it’s nice to stay up to date with what’s “in” in the home-decor world without, you know, falling prey to every little fad that trends on Pinterest. Over the past year, the most …

Take a Look Inside Sweden's Fabulous Ice Hotel

This year's ICEHOTEL features 19 suites specially designed by artists.<p><i>courtesy of the Ice Hotel</i><p>Every year, 200km north of the the Arctic Circle, Sweden's ICEHOTEL rises anew, snow and ice forming its main building blocks. In addition to regular rooms, this year also features also 19 "art suites" …

Why "Minimalism" Should Be Your 2018 Resolution

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann, <i>Introduction to the Bootstrap</i>, 1993<p>After …