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Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Leadership

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Be an Early Riser in the Dark: Winter Advice From a Sleep Expert

This weekend, the clocks fall back in an attempt to realign our day with the latent sunrise. It’s the seasonal signifier of the darker winter mornings ahead, when you’ll likely find it increasingly difficult to rise and shine without natural light. “Your body wants to move with the sun,” explains …

Russia reportedly looking to remove itself from Internet

Russia has reportedly run tests to see if it can remove itself from the World Wide Web to stem the flow of information to and from foreign countries, according to a top industry official.<p>Experts told the UK Daily Telegraph the tests were run to prepare for an information blackout in case of a …

Russia

San Diego is a salt mover and shaker in desalination campaign

San Diego may be known as "America's Finest City," but — at least this week — it's also the epicenter of the desalination and water reuse movement.<p>More than a thousand water experts from around the globe are gathered at the waterfront convention center for the International Desalination Assn. World …

El Paso Is Fighting To Reclaim The Border’s Soul

EL PASO -- Driving along El Paso’s Rim Road, which hugs the southern tip of the Rockies, it’s difficult to tell where Texas ends and Mexico begins. <b></b><p>Looking down on the town below, a thick, black line marks the desert sand ahead in the distance, running over a hill into the emptiness beyond. It’s a …

Mexico

French couple dies in New Mexico desert; son survives

<b>(CNN) —</b> The sun and heat are harsh in the summer, and shade is nowhere to be found. But from all over, people come to admire the otherworldly beauty of the wave-like white dunes and to hike a trail marked only by posts staked deep in the gypsum sand.<p>Hikers at the White Sands National Monument in …

New Mexico

The 12 best things to do in Rome

This is where <i>la dolce vita</i> originated, after all.<p>Of course, after more than 2,000 years in existence, there's enough to explore to keep you busy for years, with decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in, places to shop for everything from handicrafts to haute couture, archeological sites, Baroque …

Italy

Cecil the lion projected onto Empire State Building

Image of slaughtered lion adorns famous New York building to raise awareness of endangered species around the world<p>A photograph of Cecil the lion, who was killed by an American dentist in Zimbabwe last week sparking global outrage, has been projected onto the Empire State Building in New York.<p>Cecil …

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Yoga

Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Narrated by Graham Flanagan.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Sea Level