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The last resort: How a US strike on North Korea could play out

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 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.<p>With little time to evacuate, millions of innocent citizens would be caught in the crossfire if the US and …

Military

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

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 world.<p>A team stumbled and hacked its way through the jungle. The group had a vague idea of where …

Airplanes

Mystery of the spike in deaths between Christmas and New Year’s gets curiouser and curiouser

As the Christmas season kicks into high gear and we're surrounded by gorgeously decorated fir trees and songs of yuletide gay, it's easy to forget that the holidays represent a grim time in terms of health statistics. You're more likely to die of natural causes from Dec. 25 through New Year's Day …

Research

12 Holiday Festivals Worth Traveling To

Spectacular light displays, charming markets, historic tours, and ice skating from coast to coast.

Festivals

One of Earth's Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Is Rumbling

Italy's Campi Flegrei may be awakening from a long slumber, scientists warn.<p>A long-quiet yet huge supervolcano that lies under 500,000 people in Italy may be waking up and approaching a "critical state," scientists report this week in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>Based on physical measurements …

Finding your zen and mindful bliss? Yeah, there's an app for that.

The ancient practice of meditation has long been touted by spiritualists for its calming effects on the mind. But only in recent decades has …

10 Lifestyle Changes That Happen After You Start Meditating

Once you begin meditating daily, life as you knew it will begin to take on some interesting twists and turns. Old habits will break down, outdated …

Meditation

10 Things Mindful Eaters Do Differently

<i>Applying mindfulness to your eating habits can pay off for your health. (Photo: Stocksy/Wells)</i><p>We all eat mindlessly at times, out of habit, in …

Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide Animation

Are you new to meditation, and interested in finding out how to start a practice? We'll walk you through the basics!

12 Ways to Meditate During the Day

You don’t need a big chunk of time to reap the benefits of meditation: Mindfulness is the no-nonsense method for taking control of your thoughts and …

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation

7 tips for talking about meditation… without being annoying

1. Don’t foist it on anyoneNobody loves a noodge who is intent on telling you what’s wrong with you and what you have to do to fix it. While you may …

Self-help

Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Dan Harris Is 10% Happier

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft sit down to talk meditation with Dan Harris, …

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

John Schults/Reuters<p>I've written before about how much I love this great meditation app called Buddhify. It's an app for your phone that has a huge …

Meditation

How to Boss Yourself Around

Everyone, every day has a thing — or, more likely, many things — that they know they <i>should</i> do, but really would rather not do. At least, not right …

Psychology

After Meditation, Self-Critical People Ease Up

Lovingkindness meditation has an effect, study shows<p>By<p>Ann Lukits<p>Self-critical people were significantly kinder and more compassionate toward themselves after practicing lovingkindness meditation compared with a control group, according to a pilot study in Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. The …

Mindfulness

New App Will Teach You How to Meditate

8 Ways To Introduce Buddhist Teachings To Your Work Life

Support the news<p>Are you having a happy Monday? If not, you're far from alone. For many, "happy Monday" sounds like an oxymoron. After all, it's the …

Meditation

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political ‘joke’ turned into a 119-year-long debate

The name Mount McKinley “was little more than a joke.”<p>That’s according to toponymist George R. Stewart, an expert in American place-names (apparently a real field of academic study).<p>There was no reason, Stewart explained in his 1945 tome “Names on the Land,” why a New Hampshire gold prospector of …

Forests

The four ickiest things you never want to touch on a plane

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 per square inch than any other public part of the plane.<p>"Since this could provide bacteria direct …

E.coli

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>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 us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Psychology

The benefits of being selfish

None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish.<p>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 <i>exactly</i>what you need to do.<p>Why you can’t say no<p>Whether we feel selfish about it or not we hate saying ‘no’ to people. …

50 Celebrities' Very First Instagrams

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

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.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

Sam Smith

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language