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Rex Tillerson Says Climate Change Is Real, but …

The former oilman downplayed humanity’s responsibility for raising the global thermostat on Wednesday.<p>As chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson admitted that climate change is real. In January 2009, he said the company was in favor of a carbon tax. A few years later, Exxon endorsed the Paris …

Climate
Donald Trump

The Complicated Legacy of Our First Black President

As we bask in the glow of the Obama legacy, it's important to remember who was left behind.<p>Tonight President Obama will deliver his farewell address. He will use the opportunity to remind the nation of what he accomplished during eight difficult but historic years in office. And because President …

How I cope with the three unwanted voices that live inside my head

I am alone in my New York apartment preparing dinner when I hear the voice of a woman say: “He seems to be OK.” A male voice grunts in response. “He eats better than we do,” she continues. Another grunt.<p>I look around. I'm on the second floor of a three-storey apartment block. Who can see me? It has …

These power suits could make your grandma's life much better

For your body, growing old can be an unforgiving process.<p>You can spend every single weekend exercising, but your body will eventually break down. As …

If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too

<i>José A. Cabranes, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was Yale University’s first general counsel and later served as a trustee of Colgate, Yale and Columbia universities.</i><p>Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and …

Academic Freedom

Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense

Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency<p>In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their …

Rex Tillerson
Investing

Boris Johnson arrives in New York for talks with Trump team

Boris Johnson has arrived in New York for talks with senior members of Donald Trump's transition team, the Foreign Office said.<p>News of the Foreign …

This Week in Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: A golf course in Dubai and so much more!

Trump continues to risk violating the emoluments clause — and push for policies that will profit himself<p>This has been an interesting week when it comes to exploring Donald Trump's multiple conflicts of interest. Let's dive in!<p><b>Donald Trump has a golf course opening in Dubai less than a month after</b> …

Donald Trump

Lost Civilisation Found in China — An Ancient Lost City Discovered

The ancient walls of a lost city in southern China have been uncovered in a remarkable find by archaeologists. The northern section of the city was …

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office

Working long hours at a desk, whether you use a computer all day or some other tool to get your work done, can wreak havoc on your wrists, knees, and …

Ergonomics

What magic mushrooms do to your brain and state of mind

Magic mushrooms have been around for a long time, but two studies are shedding new light on how they affect your mind and what they can be used for.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Magic Mushrooms

Sackings, break-ups and lost business: The strike horror stories of Southern commuters

Commuters caught up in Southern Rail’s nine months of industrial action have suffered sackings, lost business and marriage breakdown according to a string of strikes horror stories.<p>Critics have warned that the 300,000 people affected are approaching an “emotional cliff edge” after trains delayed by …

Trump's plan to shake-up the intelligence community is a serious threat to American security

America's spies spend their days monitoring foreign enemies. If they want to see the biggest threat to their own well-being, they may need to look closer to home. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported on Wednesday that the incoming Donald Trump administration is working on plans to "restructure and pare …

Donald Trump

The proper way to prune | NOLA.com

When it comes to gardening, pruning is something that you just have to get used to doing. Mid- to late winter provides an excellent opportunity to …

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault

We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define our lives.<p>While there have been many …

Psychology

Racial segregation is still at the heart of Chicago’s ills... and America’s too

Ahead of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago this week, the author of a celebrated book about the city explains how it works as a microcosm of the US, with its legacy of policies reinforcing ethnic and economic divisions<p>In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell …

Black Lives Matter

The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America

Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.<p>If the election of an American president abetted by Russian interference seems stranger than fiction, you're almost right. Exactly 30 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, ABC …

Political Science

How Tequila Reduces Weight & Diabetes.

<i>Editor’s Note: No website is designed to, and can not be construed to, provide actual medical advice, professional diagnosis or treatment to you or</i> …

Diabetes

'Wave House' architect translates nature’s forms into residential designs

Consider the agitated envelope that sheathes Mario Romano's latest Venice design: It resembles a bed sheet shaken out, rippled by invisible currents, and then frozen in midair.<p>Romano's 5,700-square-foot Wave House is a riff on water and air — in short, architectural biomimicry. The five-bedroom, …

SolarGaps turns window decor into solar panels at CES

SolarGaps smart blinds bring power into your home, and the company plans to integrate with Google Home.<p>Opening the blinds has never been so helpful. On display here at CES in Las Vegas, SolarGaps turns the actual slats of your window coverings into solar panels. SolarGaps blinds will be smart …

Google Home

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

Vietnam War

The Changing Face of Russian Psi Research

Were the Soviets really experts in paranormal research? Were they, as some researchers claimed during the Cold War, light years ahead of the rest of …

The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain

Support is growing for an idea that used to be considered eccentric<p>In the city where Adam Smith developed the free-market theories that inspired Thatcherism nearly 300 years later, a young Labour politician is pursuing an economic vision that takes a drastically different approach to “the wealth of …

Universal Basic Income

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Mental Health

ExxonMobil Vs. The World

In the current issue of the <i>New York Review of Books</i>, David Kaiser and Lee Wasserman, the president and the director of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), respectively, explain why the organization decided to divest its holdings on fossil fuel companies.<p>Although the divesting decision is …

Fossil Fuels

23 Quotes That Brilliantly Illustrate the Concept of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is defined as a person's ability to identify emotions (in both themselves and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior. Ever since Daniel Goleman's international best-seller <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> …

Emotional Intelligence