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An architect of the Paris climate agreement isn’t losing sleep over Trump pull out

Christiana Figueres, who led the original negotiations of the Paris agreement in her former role as executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, has called US president Donald Trump’s move last week to withdraw the United States from the international Paris agreement a …

Climate

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

Rachel McAdams

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Your friends know more about your life than you do, including when you might die

Self-knowledge makes you overconfident in your judgment and emotionally resistant to facing certain awkward facts<p>There’s a troubling truth about self-knowledge and its limits: alarmingly often, when you’re faced with a big decision, you’re better off trusting the judgment of a friend – or even a …

Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America

Brooklyn is known as the borough of hipsters, beer gardens and Coney Island. But it's got a new feather to add to its fedora: the least affordable place to live in the country.<p>Residents of the New York City borough would have to spend nearly 98% of the median income to afford a median-priced home …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Elevate Your Tailgate With These Healthier Game Day Favorites

If you're like me, and love game day <i>snacks</i> as much as <i>sacks</i>, you're not alone. Many sports fans fess up to enjoying football food more than the game. Problem is, typical fan fare like chips and dip, burgers and brats, pizza, wings and beer can easily add up to more than a day's worth of calories and …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

4 Steps That Will Take You From Apathetic To Favorite Boss

How leaders can create employee engagement through empathy, one question at a time.<p>Two workplace news stories that recently went viral and have entered the national debate about income equality say something else that leaders may be missing.<p>The first is of Microsoft CEO Satya Nedella, who told …

Employee Engagement

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Samsung's Future Is Bleak Because Phones Themselves No Longer Matter

Samsung leads the world in smartphone market share, and at a time of ascendant mobile computing, that seems like a great place to be. So why does the …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

The best business hack? Good manners

Manners may seem like an antiquated art form, but politeness can have a positive effect on productivity and business success. Here are some tips to wooing co-workers and potential business partners in good form:<p>Direct the conversation to the other person<p>Getting someone to talk about themselves can …

Body Language

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

<i>This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.</i><p>When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.<p>"The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Soundwave Focuses On Group Messaging And Playlists In Bid To Become Music’s Water Cooler

Soundwave, the mobile app that tracks the listening habits of you, your friends and other users you follow, to help you discover more and better music, is rolling out a significant update today that sees it manoeuvre to try to become the ‘water cooler’ of what people are listening to right now. …

Apple iWatch Parody Will Make You Question Every Wearable Gadget

Another week, another unnecessary tech product.<p>The newest craze in gadgets-we-don't-really-need? Wearable devices, namely Apple's hotly anticipated …

An alarm clock that wakes you up with an orgasm? We interviewed the inventor!

Ladies, if you have trouble waking up in the morning or hate the sound of that annoying alarm clock, here’s a more, erm, pleasurable alternative: …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

The Obamacare Lie That Can't Be Fixed

Even Bill Clinton is lecturing Barack Obama on keeping his word.<p>Who knew that the day would come when Bill Clinton would be in a position to lecture President Barack Obama about honoring his word?<p>In an interview with Ozy.com, the former president addressed those millions of Americans getting …