Jason Schomburg

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An Alaskan tunnel yields clues to Earth's fragile permafrost

Time travel in science fiction novels is tricky if not completely unpredictable. But it is possible to at least peer into the past as some climate scientists in Alaska are doing.<p>Scientists are actively trying to understand what's happening to the Earth's permafrost, the frozen layer of organic …

Global Warming

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

Fraser Valley

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

5 Emerging Technologies Every Hospital Will Have By 2025

Wearable fitness devices and smartphone health apps that generate continuous streams of data will be the biggest catalysts for change at your doctor’s office in the coming decades.<p>Investors seem excited about the potential. Digital health startups attracted investments of $6.5 billion in 2014, a …

Digital Health

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An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

Respect Your Athletes<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The CrossFit Games are an awesome spectacle, but HQ needs to do more to protect the health of the …

CrossFit

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

Ready to torch more cals?<p><i>This article was written by Kit Fox and provided by our partners at Runner's World.</i><p>You don’t need super heavy weights to torch calories. In fact, according to research from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, your own four limbs—plus a …

5 Signs You're Not Ready To Lead

A few weeks ago, I sat on a panel with several other executive women representing a variety of industries: technology, health, the public sector and finance. We were there to speak to a room full of female managers from one Fortune 50 corporation. Everyone in attendance had been flown in for this …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

7 Disciplines of A Leader

How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve<p>In the <i>Seven Disciplines of a Leader</i>, Jeff Wolf explores what leadership looks like when done …

13 Things You Should Know About Burning Calories When You Work Out

Science-approved ways to actually increase your calorie burn regardless of your fitness level.

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How a Resume Full of Failures Was Actually a Huge Success

A creative exec decided to list his warts, rather than his genius, on his resume. Here's what you can learn from him.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I wouldn’t want to suggest that honesty is always the best policy.<p>Indeed, I’ve …

Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 18%

<b>Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.</b><p>A charity said it was one of the most important findings in breast cancer treatment for a decade and could save 1,000 lives a year in the UK.<p>The data from 18,766 women, published in the Lancet, showed the …

Wisconsin Mom with Terminal Cancer Writes Cards for 4-Year-Old Daughter to Open Throughout Her Life

Heather McManamy knows she won’t live long enough to help her young daughter navigate life’s biggest challenges – so she’s writing a series of cards …

Cheap Drug Could Help Cut Breast Cancer Deaths By Nearly 20%, Study Finds

A 5p drug used to treat osteoporosis and strengthen bones could hold the key to preventing breast cancer deaths, researchers believe.<p>Bisphosphonates, …

Can rice give you cancer? 'Not if you cook it in a coffee percolator'

Rice contains high levels of arsenic because it is grown in flood plains, but steaming it in a coffee percolator removes most of the poison<p>Rice should be cooked in a coffee percolator because it contains dangerous levels of carcinogenic arsenic, scientists have said.<p>People who eat a lot of rice are …

What I think about when I think about thinking about running

I STARTED RUNNING almost 18 months ago.<p>If you think my next sentence is going to be: ‘So now I’m training for my first half marathon, after doing six …

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …

Best Weight Loss Program Based on Science.

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …

The Science of Mental Fitness

It’s a testament to the strength and versatility of the human brain that anyone with at least half of one tends to assume that their senses give them …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …