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'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them

Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.<p>The new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, …

Trump may deport thousands of Indian H-1B visa holders as they wait for green cards

US president Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly considering a proposal that could lead to the deportation of thousands of Indians and drastically impact Indian IT business.<p>According to an internal memo circulated in the department of homeland security, the US government could ask workers …

Immigration

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Happiness

In Bethlehem, a Mood of Hopeless Resignation Among Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A Christmas tree inside the doorway beckoned travelers to the Jacir Palace Hotel, a luxury inn in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.<p>But with just days to go before Christmas, the management was mulling whether to reopen or remain closed for the holidays, normally one of the …

Israel

Do you burn more calories exercising in the cold? Here’s what the science says.

Bodies do burn fuel to stay warm — but, it’s complicated.<p>As the temperature drops this time of year, the rich, comforting foods of winter seem just right. But as we lay about, full from our heavy winter meals, we may also dream about how to quickly burn off those extra calories.<p>One idea that gets …

Fitness

How—And Why—Apple, Google, And Facebook Follow You Around In Real Life

Big tech companies and others are quietly amassing mountains of users’ location data, in ways many don’t realize and sometimes can’t avoid.<p>Even the most absent-minded smartphone user is probably aware that apps keep tabs on where they go. Many apps wouldn’t work without location data. But few …

Privacy

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

World History

Are you in need of sibling therapy?

Although they hadn't seen each other for a few months, Ciara Turner was looking forward to the chance to congratulate her brother and his wife on the news of their pregnancy. But the main course at their mother's 65th birthday dinner had not even been served before the long-simmering tensions …

The FCC plans to kill the open internet; don’t count on the FTC to save it

Scrapping the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) net neutrality rules will harm consumers and content creators, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) isn’t going to be able to stop it. As a commissioner at the FTC, I can vouch for the fantastic competition and consumer protection work our …

The honeymoon is over in Silicon Valley

It was about an hour and a half into a hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee when Sen. Dianne Feinstein laid into Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>"I don't think you get it," she began. "You bear this responsibility. You've created these platforms, and now they are being misused. And you have …

Silicon Valley

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year

This year is shaping up to be the worst on record in California for people infected with valley fever, a lung infection caused by a fungus found in soil.<p>State health officials announced earlier that 2016 broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping count …

Public Health

Sweet Yeasted Bread (Vetebröd) Recipe

Lightly spiced and far less sweet than most store-bought coffee breads, Swedish <i>Vetebröd</i> serves as a satisfying snack to pair with your favorite brand …

Recipes

This life coach gets teens into Ivy schools for $950 an hour

In 2013, Chris Rim was the first student at his Englewood, NJ, high school to get into Yale in almost a decade. Everyone was shocked: Rim “only” had …

Florida Dairy Workers Seen Beating And Kicking Cows In Undercover Video

The farm previously supplied Publix Super Markets, which has suspended deliveries.<p>A Florida dairy farm is under criminal investigation after an undercover video from an animal rights group revealed workers kicking cows in the head and beating them with metal rods.<p><i>Warning: The following video</i> …

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Army Veteran Who Liberated Nazi Death Camp Will Never Forget What He Saw

Marvin Bochner will never forget the putrid smell in the air as he and the other men in his U.S. Army unit marched toward the Ohrdruf concentration camp on April 4, 1945.<p>Bochner and his comrades in the 89th Infantry Division had no idea what awaited them inside.<p>But then they saw them — gaunt, …

World History

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

10 things every college professor hates

To say the least, this did not make me feel confident that my visit would go smoothly.<p>I will use this poor student to kick off this year's list of Professors' Pet Peeves. I reached out to my network and collected some things that really get on instructors' nerves. Here are the results: some of the …

13 ways to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles—without products

Go into any store’s beauty section, and you’ll find a seemingly endless selection of eye creams that claim to get rid of under-eye puffiness and dark …

Wellness

College Kid Changed His Grades 90 Times with a High-Tech Hack, FBI Says

Trevor Graves now faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly using keylogging devices to steal his teachers' tests and passwords.<p>Rather than take the time to study, pull off a <i>Mission Impossible</i>-style heist, or just wing it, a former University of Iowa student allegedly created a lengthy high-tech …

University of Iowa

Bernie Sanders warns of 'international oligarchy' after Paradise Papers leak

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens show ‘rapid movement’ toward a group of billionaires controlling the global economy<p>Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international oligarchy” controlled by a tiny number of billionaires, highlighted …

Bernie Sanders

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Coffee

Conway: Politicizing Texas shooting 'disrespectful to the dead'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday criticized Democrats for "pointing fingers" and calling for increased gun control measures in response to the deadly Texas shooting over the weekend, saying the quick reaction is "disrespectful to the dead."<p>"The rush to judgment, particularly by …

Donald Trump

'You're hired!': Internet salutes Twitter employee who pulled plug on Trump

For 11 happy minutes Twitter users celebrated a Trump-free experience, heaping praise on the rogue staffer who shut down the US president<p>Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with the sudden …

Donald Trump

Writing On The Terrifying Beauty Of The Human Future

There are some authors you go to for good stories — and others you go to for good ideas.<p>Then there are those who do both, giving readers complex characters, richly imagined stories and, finally, ideas that reach beyond the narrative to change how you see the world.<p>When it comes to thinking about …

Ice Age

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Personality

How often should you poop each day?

A person's bowel habits say a lot about their health and how well their body is functioning.<p>Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about bowel …

Weight Loss

Suspect in Japan Serial-Killer Case Sought Out Suicidal People

TOKYO — Over the summer, the man told his father that his life had no meaning. Then he went looking for others who felt the same way, and apparently killed them.<p>The man, Takahiro Shiraishi, was arrested on Tuesday, a day after the police visited his apartment almost 30 miles southwest of Tokyo and …

Crime

The stunning difference between Trump's reaction to the Las Vegas shooting and the NYC attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> On October 1, a man shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas -- the largest mass murder in modern American history.<p>On October 3, President Donald Trump was asked about the impact of the shooting on current gun laws -- and possible future gun control measures. He said …

Donald Trump