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Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration

Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas and Louisiana last August, causing $125 billion in damage, dumped more water out of the sky than any storm in U.S. …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.<p>He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, …

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

8 Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

Here are 8 tips for adding spring to your LinkedIn personal profile.<p>Spring cleaning is a process we love to put off. Now is a great time to clarify the message you convey on your LinkedIn personal profile, taking another opportunity to be more precise about the value you offer to the market. Your …

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

Humans changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant

Nitrogen is absolutely crucial to life — an indispensable ingredient of DNA, proteins and essentially all living tissue — yet it also can choke the life out of aquatic ecosystems, destroy trees and sicken people when it shows up in excess at the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong form. …

Can quicksand really suck you to your death?

Death-by-quicksand is a favourite of B-movie directors. But would a hapless cowboy or bandit really be sucked under? BBC Future pokes a tentative toe into the science…<p>We’ve all seen the films. A man is caught in quicksand, begging onlookers for help, but the more he struggles, the further down into …

B-movie

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

THE other morning, I woke up and brewed a cup of Mindful Lotus tea ($6 for 20 bags). On the subway, I loaded the Headspace app on my iPhone and followed a guided mindfulness exercise ($13 a month for premium content). Later in the day, I dropped by Mndfl, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village …

Four Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

According to experts, the traditional formula for success may be backwards.<p>Do great work, you’ll get a promotion and then you’ll be happy. This is the mainstream formula for happiness.<p>We’re taught that working hard will lead to a great success and finally result in happiness. But happiness experts …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol

A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo, a program developed by Google's DeepMind unit, has defeated legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in the first of five historic matches being held in Seoul, South Korea. Lee resigned after about three and a half …

UVA Scientists Use Synthetic Gene and Magnets to Alter Behavior of Mice, Fish

University of Virginia scientists have demonstrated that neurons in the brain that have been supplemented with a synthetic gene can be remotely …

Neuroscience

The most successful creative people constantly say 'no'

One of the most interesting things about his project was how many people said "no."<p><b>Management writer Peter Drucker</b>: "One of the secrets of productivity (in which I believe whereas I do not believe in creativity) is to have a VERY BIG waste paper basket to take care of ALL invitations such as …

The Risk I Will Not Take

Americans today face a profound challenge to preserve our common values and national promise.Wage stagnation at home and our declining influence …

Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe

Cycling, Austrian Tyrol<p>With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in Fügen (closest airport Innsbruck, 40 minutes’ drive) is along quiet cycle paths in the Tyrolean valleys. It can either be a relaxed introduction to family cycling or …

European Travel

When Recycling Isn't as Green as It Seems

<b>By Nicole Pfefferle, MS candidate, environmental studies and sustainability science, Lund University</b><p>"That kills me," said Lewis Akenji pointing at the water dispenser in the hallway of the Congress Center with a recycling bin right next to it. "That gives you the message it's OK: Just drink and …

Here's What 15 Relationship Experts Want to Teach You About Love

<i>Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing). But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of</i> …

Living Rooms

Neuroscientists Find 4 Ways to Boost Happiness (Even When You Feel Down)

When you are down, you wonder what you've done wrong. Neuroscientists have found 4 easy and effective ways to be happy in no time at all.

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

Photo: Cole Buckhart<p>Written by Corinne White, Contributor for The Outbound Collective.<p>There are so many things we love about this time of year...the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at …

Nepal's 'icefall doctors' ignore peril to reopen Everest ascent routes

Early every morning, hours before the sun strikes the lower slopes of the highest mountain in the world, four men set out into some of the most dangerous terrain on Earth. Their goal is not sporting success, fleeting fame or exploration. It is simply to stay alive and to earn $10 for their day’s …

Mountaineering

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…