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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Pollution

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict."<p>Amid the outpouring of praise and admiration for Anthony Bourdain after his apparent suicide in France on June 8, a few outspoken members of the addiction recovery community zoomed in on his “demons,” and scorned his drinking on the …

Drug Addiction

Why PR pros should focus on audience emotions

Delivering just the facts was a winning strategy—until it wasn’t.<p>The onslaught of digital marketing and social media advertising created such intense …

Hot Heads: Why Mammals Need R.E.M. Sleep

On a December evening in 1951, Eugene Aserinsky, a physiologist at the University of Chicago, placed electrodes on the scalp of his 8-year-old son, Armond, before putting him to bed. Then the scientist retired to another room to watch a row of pens quiver across a rolling sheet of paper, recording …

University of Chicago

Bill Gates Is Gifting This To Every College Graduate

If you’re graduating college this spring, Bill Gates has a free gift for you.<p>Yes, that Bill Gates.<p>It’s his go-to gift, so consider it a friendly gesture.<p>You probably have a lot on your mind now: starting your new job, preparing for graduate school, paying off student loans, building credit and …

Bill Gates

What You Need To Know About The Coming Showdown Between Trump And Mueller

The Russia imbroglio has brought Washington, D.C., to a crossroads that could have historic implications for President Trump and the nation.<p>Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview Trump about what he knows and why he has acted in the way he has. The president and his …

Donald Trump

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

Leaked document shows Trump officials planning to force Americans to spend $311m-$11.8b/year to keep unprofitable coal and nuclear energy plants from shutting

Officials in Trump's Department of Energy prepared a plan to use unprecedented "emergency powers" to force the US grid to rely on expensive, …

War of words: why journalists need to understand grammar to write accurately about violence

The recent killing of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli forces has sparked not only a reasonable outcry, but commentary on the language journalists use …

China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

Examples of deductible behaviour can apparently include not showing up at a restaurant without cancelling your booking<p>Watching Donald Trump trying to deal with China is like watching a clown dancing in front of an elephant. The US president’s entire approach is transactional – the methodology he …

Kim Jong-un

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

This is part of the propaganda machine. Let’s spread a completely fallacious story and say it needs to be investigated Adam Schiff<p>Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which …

Donald Trump

Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “maybe the worst deal ever,” Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering pulling the United States out of the United States Constitution.<p>“I’ve seen a lot of bad deals in my life, but this Constitution is a total mess,” he said. “We need to …

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

Pakistan May Have Just Set a World Heat Record

High temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-80s this week in New York, and I’m dreading it. But I have a plan to stay cool: just thinking of how …

Climate Change

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Future of Food<p>Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the …

Agriculture

Week 49: Cohen Took a Bullet and Trump Fired It

The president’s attempt to distance himself from his attorney did his embattled loyal aide no favors.<p>Michael Cohen once bragged that he would take a bullet for his client, Donald Trump. “I’m the guy who protects the president and the family,” he insisted. More recently, Cohen offered that he would …

Donald Trump

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Ben Wasserman, Flipboard

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

More than 2 out of 3 college students today are not coming straight out of high school. Half are financially independent from their parents, and 1 in 4 are parents themselves.<p>David Scobey says that, as an American studies and history professor at the University of Michigan for decades, he was …

Students

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Inside Tom Cruise and John Travolta’s Scientology Feud

The long-rumored rivalry between the church’s two biggest stars explodes into public view with a new interview from an ‘apostate’ former member.<p>A …

Inside New York’s silent sex trafficking epidemic

Inside a handsome brick building on a tree-lined street near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park lay one of the city’s dirtiest secrets.<p>As people strolled past …

Crime

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

House Democrats push Mueller protection bill

Seizing on sudden bipartisan momentum in the Senate, House Democrats introduced a measure Thursday to shield Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any attempts by President Donald Trump to fire him.<p>But unlike in the Senate, where a handful of Republicans have signaled an interest in proactively …

Two more activists jailed in Vietnam amid widening dissent crackdown

HANOI (Reuters) - Courts in Vietnam handed prison sentences to two activists on Thursday, as the communist-ruled government widens a crackdown on dissent.<p>A court in the northcentral province of Nghe An sentenced Nguyen Viet Dung to seven years in prison for posting “anti-state propaganda” on his …

Human Rights

Pope Apologizes For 'Serious Mistakes' In Handling Of Chile's Sex Abuse Scandal

<b>Updated at 3:10 a.m. ET</b><p>Pope Francis has acknowledged "serious mistakes" in his handling of Chile's sex abuse scandal and summoned the country's bishops to an emergency meeting in Rome to discuss the matter.<p>Francis blamed a lack of "truthful and balanced information" for misjudging the situation …

The Right and Wrong Way to Manage Up

It’s an ability that can shape your career more than almost any other—but many employees don’t know how to do it.<p>Managing up, or building smooth, productive relationships with higher-ups, requires understanding and adapting to your boss’s communication and decision-making style. Many people are …

Leadership

Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4M

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby paid nearly $3.4 million to the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting, a prosecutor revealed to jurors …

Congress releases Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday's hearing

Congress has released Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of a Wednesday hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.<p>It's one of …

Internet

Google Automatically Rejects Most Resumes for Common Mistakes You've Probably Made Too

Former HR chief Laszlo Bock says Google gets 50,000 resumes a week. This is how it eliminates many of them.<p>Want to get hired at Google (or any other desirable employer)? Chances are, you won't, because your resume is getting in your way. Not because you didn't phrase things just right, or you …

Employment

Russia blames Israel for strikes on Syrian airbase

<b>Damascus, Syria (CNN) —</b> Syria and its most powerful ally, Russia, blamed Israel for striking an air base in the war-torn country on Monday, following a suspected chemical gas attack that drew condemnation from world powers.<p>Russia's Defense Ministry claimed two Israeli F-15 warplanes launched eight …

Middle East