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This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

'How To Think Like An Anthropologist' — And Why You Should Want To

Civilization originated in the Fertile Crescent region, including parts of modern-day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. That's the lesson most of us learned in school.<p>In it, <i>civilization</i> is used in a highly positive way to refer to the rise of city-states and the development of writing …

Anthropology

10 Ways to Find Someone's Email Address for Free

Why pay when you can get it for free<p>I recently extolled the virtues of cold emailing, a powerful tool for making valuable connections with other professionals and unicorn investors. But, to be successful, that means you need the email addresses of the people you would like to contact.<p>Sure, you …

Climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth's most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and …

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

<b>Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.<p>Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon …

Climate Change

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

Supreme Court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Monday prohibited politicians from using religion and caste to garner votes, a verdict that could force political parties to change their strategy in upcoming elections.<p>Rescued cattle are seen at a "goushala", or cow shelter, run by Bharatiya Gou Rakshan …

India

What is global warming?

Card 1 of 20<p>The world is getting hotter, and humans are responsible. That's the short version.<p>When people say global warming, they're typically referring to the rise in average temperature of the Earth's climate system since the late 19th century. Temperatures over land and ocean have gone up 0.8° …

We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back?

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Coastal dead zones, global warming, excess algae blooms, acid rain, ocean acidification, smog, impaired drinking water quality, an expanding ozone hole, and biodiversity loss. Seemingly diverse problems, but a common thread connects them: human disruption of how a …

How The Best Leaders Turn An Organizational Crisis Into Their Company's Finest Hour

Whether it’s the recall of General Motors vehicles, or it’s an E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, organizational crises abound. And while some companies are able to emerge from a crisis stronger than before, others crumble under the pressure.<p>High levels of uncertainty, time urgency and negative moral …

Leadership

3 Meditation Apps That Will Clear Your Mind In As Little As Two Minutes

To say I’m a worry wart would be a <i>serious</i> understatement. I’m constantly telling myself to breathe (I even have it tattooed as a reminder) or to take …

Kausani: Of serene locales, tranquil trails and glorious sunsets

If your destination is the small town of Kausani in the hills, you don’t just hop onto a bus to get there. You take the trip the hard way to explore …