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Too many Americans know too little about the Constitution. Here’s how you can fix that.

One easy way to get a laugh on late-night TV is to send a camera crew out into the streets and ask passersby questions about civics or American history. Only the comically wrong answers get broadcast, of course, but producers don’t have to look too far for those. “Who is the vice president?” …

'With Their Bare Hands' tracks America's ascension to military power during WWI

In his superb account of the final, violent throes of World War I, military historian Gene Fax tells of an American lieutenant who watched as ambulances pulled to the side of the road to let the artillery, "which had priority," pass.<p>"From time to time," the lieutenant wrote, "our men would glance …

The Best Albums of 2017

<i>Be sure to check out our growing list of The Best Music Videos of 2017.</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>How Thousands of Kids Are Getting To See 'Black …

New Music

DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

<i>How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a</i> …

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Brett Eldredge's Workout Buddy Has Four Legs and a Tail<p>Judo World Champion Teddy Riner Reveals the Secret to His Training Success<p>The Powerful Green …

Workouts

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain | Inc.com

Sit down. Close your eyes. Feel your chest rise and fall with each inhaled and exhaled breath.<p>For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice--known as mindfulness meditation--can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being …

Only one person can stop China from buying up big American companies

As of last week, 102 Chinese outbound mergers-and-acquisitions deals were announced so far this year, amounting to $81.6 billion in value. That's up from 72 deals worth $11 billion in the same period last year, according to Dealogic.<p>But while the Treasury has a committee dedicated to vetting deals …

2016 NFL Free Agents: Latest Rumors and Predictions Surrounding Top Players

Link to Media<p>The NFL draft is at the forefront of the conversation right now, but rest assured NFL front offices remain hard at work on the upcoming free-agent market.<p>So it goes when—at least for now—star players like Josh Norman, Doug Martin and Alshon Jeffery could hit the market.<p>The draft …

Football (U.S.)

The Incredible NASA Astrophysicist Teaching Kids All About Science

NASA’s Dr Amy Mainzer is on a new mission – but it’s not into space, yet.<p>Having developed a young curiosity for space science into a phenomenal career in the field – including as the principal investigator on a major project to study asteroids – Dr Mainzer has a new goal of educating children in …

Middle School

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and determination are highly important in education.<p>But neuroscience and psychology are complex, nuanced subjects that come with many caveats. …

The Brain

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

At least 100 bodies found in sewer system under Colombian prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colombian authorities are investigating the disappearance and possible dismemberment of at least 100 people whose bodies were allegedly thrown into a sewer system underneath a notorious prison in Bogota.<p>The investigation is focusing on La Modelo, one of Colombia's largest and most …

Why male athletes are pulling out of the Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the news, Dr. William Schaffner wanted to reach into his television set and give soccer player Hope Solo this message: "You have it all backward!"<p>He heard that Solo said she wouldn't compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil if the games were held today because she worried she might …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Thousands of US veterans are sick and dying because of burning garbage

This soon became a serious issue — every soldier was said to be producing an average of 10 pounds of trash per day — and the DOD decided to construct open-air burn pits on military bases to incinerate the trash.<p>The Pentagon contracted the firm Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR) to get the job done, and …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Living Rooms

Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.<p>The locus coeruleus, a small part of the brainstem, is the first region of the brain to exhibit tau …

Dubai is building a colossal domed city 9 times bigger than The Mall of America

Much bigger.<p>Already the home of the world's tallest building, Dubai is slated to become the host of The Mall of the World. Developer Dubai Holdings says the city won't just have a glass-domed, climate-controlled interior, but <b>hundreds of buildings, thousands of hotel rooms, and its own fully</b> …

20 Life Hacks of the Super Wealthy

Here's a tip: stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>In today’s digital age, people are growing more and more interested in how to become financially …

These are the 15 most successful CMOs in the US

ExecRank's uses an algorithm to help match companies with advisors.<p>The algorithm assesses measures such as experience in the executive role, business results during their tenure, board member appointments, company earnings per share growth this year, and industry/professional reputation.<p>We've also …

Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly elsewhere.<p>We know life was present on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago. It may have been present even earlier, but results remain controversial. The window of opportunity for life to …

Physics

Could the US deploy 'cyborg' troops?

The U.S. military is working to develop a new chip technology that, when implanted, will connect human brains to computers – making cyborgs.<p>Should the chip succeed, it could have nearly limitless possibilities. The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) often plays a big …

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says this is the one book every entrepreneur should read in 2016

He writes in his new book, "Moonshot!" that the four game-changing technologies of today — cloud computing, wireless sensors, Big Data, and mobile devices — are cheap and readily available to all entrepreneurs who want to think up new ways to use them to solve consumer problems, so now is "the …

Indian-Backed Electric Scooter Startup Launches In US, Poaches Talent From Apple, Tesla

You can find Indian automotive maker Mahindra all over rural America. The United States is the fastest growing market for the company’s tractors. But now it wants to get into the American city, and a tractor isn’t going to cut it. The company — which makes everything from tractors to boats to cars …

Ann Arbor

US, allies agree to intensify fight against Islamic State

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter won agreement Wednesday from defense ministers from France and five other nations to intensify the …

Russian airstrikes are working in Syria — enough to put peace talks in doubt

BEIRUT — Russia’s military intervention in Syria is finally generating gains on the ground for Syrian government forces, tilting the battlefield in favor of President Bashar al-Assad to such an extent that the Obama administration’s quest for a negotiated settlement to the war suddenly looks a lot …