Washington (CNN) — It's the no-win situation that can only be imagined by US military officials tasked with preparing for a worst-case scenario -- conducting a preemptive strike on North Korea. With little
Robert Jensen has spent his career restoring order after mass fatalities: identifying remains, caring for families, and recovering personal effects. Here’s how he became the best at the worst job in the
By Ariana Eunjung Cha Ariana Eunjung Cha National reporter Email Bio Follow As the Christmas season kicks into high gear and we're surrounded by gorgeously decorated fir trees and songs of yuletide gay,
Italy's Campi Flegrei may be awakening from a long slumber, scientists warn. A long-quiet yet huge supervolcano that lies under 500,000 people in Italy may be waking up and approaching a "critical state,"
Lovingkindness meditation has an effect, study shows Self-critical people were significantly kinder and more compassionate toward themselves after practicing lovingkindness meditation compared with a group,
We're literally missing out on most our own lives, which leaves us feeling shallow, empty and deeply unsettled. The great news is you can learn to be more present and mindful. Here are 10 easy ways you
By Sarah Kaplan Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email Bio Follow The name Mount McKinley “was little more than a joke.” That’s according to toponymist George R. Stewart, an expert in American
I'm no germophobe, but I was surprised to learn the dirtiest place on an airplane wasn't the bathroom. Travelers, it's that tray table right in front of you that apparently carries more living bacteria
Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing
HBR STAFF Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow
Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best? Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often
None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish. We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is exactlywhat you need
Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder. The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online
Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful. This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.