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Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum

When it comes to the long-term health of the country, findings now show the big problem might not be health care at all—it might be everything else. Can researchers get politicians to pay attention?<p>At the heart of America's vaunted health care system is a frustrating puzzle. The United States pays …

Health Care

Why Your Problems Are Your Greatest Motivators | Inc.com

Have you ever grabbed a hot pan? The feedback of the burn is intense and immediate. You're in excruciating pain and you'll do just about anything in that moment to solve the problem. You might have found yourself slathering butter all over your hand because the internet said it's an effective burn …

Motivation

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

Capitalism and Democracy [part 1]

Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. …

How Can the U.S. Fix a Broken Government?

A new poll shows Americans think Washington isn’t working well enough. Can the political system solve its own problems?<p>Americans believe that Washington, D.C., is not doing enough to solve the nation’s problems. The situation is so bad that this failure of government has become the most serious …

Voting

The 10 best note-taking apps compared: OneNote, Zoho, Quip, and more

Evernote is dialing back the free version of its service and pushing key features to its premium tiers, so as a result, we declared OneNote the best …

Apps

4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

5 Quick Tips For Time Efficiency

In the past few months, I've had some other friends and acquaintances say things to me such as, "I have no idea how you are doing everything with such limited time." OR "Do you just not sleep?" OR "I just don't have the time."<p>In honor of these loving hardworking individuals, I wanted to jot down …

11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

A former FBI hostage negotiator explains the psychology of negotiating using the example of a $3.50 mug

Take the same person, change one or two variables, and $100 can be a glorious victory or a vicious insult.<p>Recognizing this phenomenon lets you bend reality from insult to victory.<p>Let me give you an example. I have this coffee mug, red and white with the Swiss flag. No chips, but used. What would …

Meet the godfather of Israeli experts on international law and war crimes

Daniel Reisner headed the IDF’s International Law Division when it shifted its approach to Palestinian violence from a law-enforcement paradigm to an …

Could 'actual innocence' save the broken US justice system?

<b>In St Clair County, Illinois, the local prosecutor is trying a radical new experiment: admitting his office has charged innocent people with crimes and clearing their names before they spend a day in prison. It's a unique reform effort as prosecutors around the country face increased scrutiny and</b> …

'If you think the State Department runs American foreign policy, think again': Meet America's war machine

If you think the State Department runs American foreign policy, think again.<p>The primary force that controls U.S. foreign policy in most recent administrations—including the administration of Barack Obama— has been the Pentagon.<p>In the simplest sense, the Pentagon is where the money is, and in …

Foreign Policy

The Best Free Software of 2017

Your phone is full of apps, but don't neglect the desktop. These programs can make your life better.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

“The U.S. often goes to war very overconfident about how the war will turn out”

We’ve lost four of our last five wars, despite being the superpower. Dominic Tierney explains why this happens<p>Since the end of World War II, the United States has fought five major ground wars—one in Korea, one in Vietnam, two in Iraq, and one in Afghanistan. By many measures, we’ve lost four of …

What the Next President Can Do to Clean Up Obama’s Middle East Mess

President Obama sure knows how to get the world’s attention. His public tantrum over Benjamin Netanyahu being invited to speak before a joint session …

What Guides the US Intelligence Community

For more than 30 years, every president has used Executive Order 12333 to provide both organizational and implementation direction to the …

Surveillance