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13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. <i>Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker</i>.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone who'll listen that you're a genius.<p>But now that it's just the two of us, we can be honest. If you really are a genius — or at least smarter than average — …

Self-improvement

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended

<b>(CNN) —</b> Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.<p>The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high speed and plunged itself into the planet just …

Astronomy

There's About to Be a Factory Solely Devoted to Making Flavored KitKats

Unusually flavored KitKats such as potato chip and sushi are so popular in Japan that Nestlé is building a whole factory devoted to making the …

Fed leaves rates alone but moves closer to selling off bonds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it signaled …

Here's how much Americans pay in taxes compared with the rest of the world

But how much do Americans really pay compared with other nations? It may be less than you think.<p>A research paper published this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago includes the below chart, highlighting the tax burdens as of 2014 for all 35 countries in the Organization for Economic …

11 things you need to know before going on your first safari

Before my first trip to Kenya, I’d done a little reading, but nothing could have really prepared me for what I was about to experience. When our tiny …

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, an extraordinary move that dismayed America’s allies and set back the global effort to address the warming planet.<p>Trump’s decision set off alarms worldwide, drawing swift …

Climate

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics<p>Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the …

Social Media

Managing Connections Is Now an Essential Life Skill. Step Up Your Hustle With These 7 Tips | Inc.com

So you want to be an influencer and thought leader? It may shock you that the linchpin to having more influential relationships rests not in some secret funnel app or technology but, rather, a deeper commitment to some basic fundamentals of contact management. These relationships are your …

Social CRM

‘The Wire’ — Game Day

A play-by-play of that afternoon when a basketball game was more important than the drug game<p>Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. …

TV

The sad new life of exiled Ruth Madoff

OLD GREENWICH, Conn. — Every morning, the petite blonde with the bright red lipstick walks the few blocks from her nondescript condo to the Upper …

The Circus Leaves Town

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, say goodbye to the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’.<p>Written by Jessica Lussenhop<br>Photos by Charlie Northcott<br>18 May 2017<p>The air inside of a 25 foot cannon is hot and smells like metal. It’s dark and loud, and the moments before a launch - even for an experienced …

Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate?

The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources …

Donald Trump's risky religious pilgrimage

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Besieged by bad news at home, President Donald Trump is about to get religion, bigly.<p>In his first foreign trip as President, which begins Friday, Trump has planned a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting the homelands of all three Abrahamic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- …

Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America

On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington. For months, American spy hunters had scrambled to …

To save itself, Uber is ready to throw its star engineer under the bus

Uber paid $680 million to make Anthony Levandowski the head of its self-driving car program. The ride-hailing juggernaut acquired his driverless trucking startup, Otto, with its small team of ex-Waymo engineers and proprietary lidar technology, in August 2016 to reinvigorate its own efforts to …

How 'The Real World's' first season sparked real change

<b>(CNN) —</b> When "The Real World: New York" debuted on May 21, 1992, Norman Korpi became the first bisexual man on reality television. Except he wasn't.<p>"In the early days, they couldn't have a gay [cast member] so they made me bisexual," Korpi told CNN. "One day, Ellen [DeGeneres] came up to me out of …

A flight over Hong Kong's secret farms

Hong Kong's tower blocks are now the site of a green revolution - as the stunning video above shows.<p>For more information on the motivations and challenges of these cutting-edge projects, read our in-depth feature: An inside view of Hong Kong's rooftop farms.<p><i>Join 800,000+ Future fans by liking us on</i></b> …

Hong Kong

The Explainer: Hidden Traps in Decision-Making

The 13 Most Anticipated Films (and One TV Show) at Cannes This Year

Bags have been packed, suits have been dry-cleaned, and helicopters have been rented: It’s time for the film industry to convene on the French …

Steve Kerr's Absence: The True Test Of A Leader

Instead of a suit, Steve Kerr wore a baggy gray sweatshirt, the kind your dad might throw on to clean the garage. Rather than stand, he sat off to …

Steve Kerr

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

Yes, Videogames Are Serious Art. This Guy's Career Proves It

One of America’s greatest living artists sits in a former clog factory in San Francisco.<p>Tim Schafer’s videogame career has spanned every platform …

8 Things Successful People Do When They Don't Like Someone

Tip #6. Pick your battles.<p>Unless you’re a genetic anomaly, it’s likely you will meet people you don’t like throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s …

NPR’s Fresh Air Team Picks Its 10 Favorite Terry Gross Interviews

Terry Gross is one of the greatest interviewers we’ve ever seen. Marc Maron has called her “the most effective and beautiful interviewer of people on …

The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name

There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to happiness, the poem suggests, is to understand that you’re not that special—so that you can …

All Their Hoops And Dreams

No one in basketball is having more fun than Mike and Laurel D'Antoni, whose 31-year marriage has spanned continents, survived needy superstars and …

James Harden

Misty Copeland, a Ballerina With Real Acting Chops

Misty Copeland isn’t one of those principals who step onstage a few times a season. She dances. A lot.<p>“It’s crazy how I took jumping for granted all these years,” Ms. Copeland, 34, said as she stretched out on the floor between rehearsals at American Ballet Theater’s studios. Stella Abrera, a …

What Happens When The World's Most Famous Teen Activist Grows Up?

<i>#GettingTo5050, a global movement rooted in actionable tools and resources, aims to catalyze the conversations that will inspire a more</i> …

Malala Yousafzai

Here Are The Canceled And Renewed TV Shows For 2017-2018

It's the best (and the worst) time of year.<p>For TV fans, spring is a double-edged sword.<p>As the 2016-2017 season wraps up with a slew of highly anticipated season (and series) finales before summer TV doldrums hit, the major networks are determining which shows will make the cut and which shows will …