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The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Got a hacked Yahoo account? Here's what you should do

Yahoo has announced another huge security breach, leaving its users fretting once again about their personal information.<p>The latest data theft affected more than one billion accounts, Yahoo (YHOO) says. That's roughly double the number involved in the cybersecurity incident it announced in …

Identity Theft

Inside an ISIS Bunker

Booby-trapped houses above. A city strewn with bombs ahead. And below, a network of tunnels fit for a terror army.<p>BAA’SHIQA, Iraq—The ISIS fighter’s …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Will Power
Furniture

How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products.<p>It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily …

Leadership

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

What the science says about every popular diet

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

Holistic Medicine

'First flu' affects lifetime risk

<b>A person's chances of falling ill from a new strain of flu are at least partly determined by the first strain they ever encountered, a study suggests.</b><p>Research in Science journal looked at the 18 strains of influenza A and the hemagglutinin protein on its surface.<p>They say there are only two types of …

Public Health

How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours

Practitioners at Montefiore Health System have honed strategies to push through long procedures<p>Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to.<p>Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are …

Medicine

9 Dairy-Free Breakfast Ideas That Are Under 300 Calories

Healthy Eating

Your child might be a bully. Here are 7 ways to stop that behavior.

As a former after-school teacher, I’ve spent three years working with kids in a more relaxed environment than the classroom. And, in those hours with kids as their less-guarded selves, I’ve seen the bullying, teasing, whispers and shoves that scarcely get reported home to parents.<p>There are no …

Parenting

Colin Powell reportedly called Donald Trump a "national disgrace" in leaked emails

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doesn't appear to be too fond of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: In leaked emails, the retired …

Donald Trump

This Rainbow Corn Actually Exists. Here's How

Wow!<p>Glass Gem corn, a unique variety of rainbow-coloured corn, became an Internet sensation in 2012 when a photo of the sparkling cob was posted to …

Forestry

Lady Gaga Infuriates Her Chinese Fans by Meeting the Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga has joined the ranks of Western celebrities who have enraged Chinese fans by meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.<p>The pop …

China

The New York Fed Came This Close to Stopping the $81 Million Cyber Bank Heist

(Reuters) – Hours before the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approved four fraudulent requests to send $81 million from a Bangladesh Bank account to …

Central Banks