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6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Tahrir Square

Ten signs you're burning out (and how to stop it)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

Trump meets with Republican leadership; party unity discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee.<p>Trump, who is also …

Donald Trump

Brussels Attacks: Suicide Bombers Were Brothers

BRUSSELS — Two brothers who blew themselves up in Brussels on Tuesday morning had violent criminal records and links to a suspect in last year’s Paris attacks, authorities said Wednesday, as the search for other members of an ISIS-linked terror network continued.<p>One of the brothers, Khalid El …

Terrorism

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Clinton, Sanders tangle on economy in Democratic debate

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled aggressively on economic issues in a Democratic presidential debate over trade, Wall Street influence and more.<p>Clinton accused him of turning his back on the auto industry and Sanders countered in the Sunday night debate that Clinton's …

Middle-class

'Idiocracy' Writer Says Satirical Film About Dumbed-Down America Has Become A 'Documentary'

“I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs,” said Etan Cohen.<p><i>When Joe awakens from 500 years of cryogenic sleep, he enters a world of total and utter idiocy. Intellectual curiosity is dead, as is social responsibility. “The intelligent,” the narrator explains, have</i> …

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

This Is Not the Way the Democratic Campaign Should Be Conducted

Chris Matthews had a strange interview with Hillary Clinton today. It was ahistorical and out of bounds.<p>Chris Matthews had an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the MSNBC channel of the electric teevee machine Tuesday afternoon that was flatly astounding. This is especially true if you …

Middle-class

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles.

I don’t care who you are, there are moments in life where you just feel stuck; as though you were never moving in the first place. Those moments can …

Self-help

How to Free Your Innate Creativity

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>Creativity can feel like an accident. Suddenly, out of nowhere a novel idea shows up in conscious thought and we’ve solved that persistent problem. Or, after days of staring at a blank page, words fly off our fingertips and we’ve written that perfect blog post or editorial. …

Associated Press News

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds.<p>Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, …

Education

Should We Save Mid-Century Modern Icons That Hurt The Environment?

Architect James Timberlake charts a course for making ethical decisions about unsustainable Modernist architecture.<p>Last week at the climate talks in Paris, world leaders committed a full day to discussing public policies and financial solutions to reduce carbon emissions within the building sector. …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

A rare map of the most complex conflict on Earth

Although there are more than 1.6 million people displaced, along with frequent fighting between the Congolese government and the region's constellation of armed groups, the conflict often defies a label as straightforward as "war."<p>Even after M23's downfall, the region is home to scores of …

Africa

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015

James Nachtwey: "The Nepalese mountain people were stoic and accepting when dealing with the destruction of their villa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>James Nachtwey …

Destiny's for-pay leveling buff is terrible news for the future of the game

Paying to remove grind is the opposite of good design<p>On Tuesday, Bungie released a new paid service for <i>Destiny,</i> which allows players to pay $29.99 to raise a new character’s level to 25 and max out a subclass. Since the launch of the <i>Taken King</i> expansion, Bungie has been pushing microtransactions …

Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves

Toward the end of my intern year in medicine, the attending physician asked our group of residents to talk about a patient who had affected us that year. Perhaps to his surprise—and to all of ours—most of the women, and even some of the men, cried as we talked about the patients we had lost.<p>For …

Mental Health

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Heaven -- Now or Later?

Christians believe that if you have accepted Christ as your savior and have led a good life, you will go to heaven when you die. Hindus believe in reincarnation -- you must keep coming back to this world until you have achieved the state of enlightenment -- <i>nirvana</i> -- heaven within. The Muslim …

Employers reveal top 10 most common interview mistakes

As viewers of The Apprentice prepare to watch Lord Sugar's hopefuls attempt the interviews round of the process, a new survey has revealed the top mistakes that candidates make when going for a job.<p>According to a survey of employers, over half said that failing to do enough research in advance was …

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful

If who you are isn't who you'd like it to be, here are some helpful, worthwhile ways to steer yourself toward what is important.<p>Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who …

Self-improvement

These Kittens Met Their Mom's Dog Friend and Our Hearts Burst

The adorable video is the pick-me-up your day needs.<p>As any parent knows, after you have a baby, it seems like pretty much everyone is excited to meet him or her — and a new mother obviously just can't wait to introduce her little one to loved ones. Well apparently, the same goes for this mama cat …

Donald Trump is no longer funny, he's dangerous, says Hillary Clinton

Democrat candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims<p>Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump, calling him shameful, dangerous and declaring: “I no longer think he’s funny.”<p>Clinton launched her attack on the …

Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty of rape

<b>(CNN) —</b> A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of the most serious charges against him, including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and rape.<p>Holtzclaw faced 36 counts. He was found guilty on 18.<p>The former officer cried openly in the courtroom …

Justice

What’s the secret of good writing?

If you find yourself procrastinating, or stifled by panic, or writer’s block, I can reveal that the solution to your troubles is…<p>I first encountered Robert Boice’s name about three years ago, somewhere online; after that, it started popping up every other month. Boice, I learned, was a US …

'Careful, you're a journalist': Carly Fiorina battles CNN's Chris Cuomo over Planned Parenthood shooting

Cuomo pointed to last month's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, which the accused killer suggested was motivated by antiabortion views.<p>"Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado?" Cuomo …

Government

12 Ways to Make Yourself Feel Better in Uncomfortable Situations

There are a lot of uncomfortable moments in life. Here are the techniques you need to get past them.<p>It's the holiday season. I really don't need to say anything else. There will be many uncomfortable situations this year and in the coming years. There will be that one person at your holiday party …

Self-help