Philip Von Baasten

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

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Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

These people live continents away from one another, yet they've unlocked the secrets to living a long, healthful life. Learn 9 common traits of the …

Here's How To Be Mindful AF Even When Life Is Stressful

Apparently it's the secret to being happier, calmer, and just generally more awesome.

Neanderthals mated with European humans and it made their immune systems weaker

The path to humanity as we know it was long.<p>Over about 2 million years, early human species slowly evolved beneficial mutation after beneficial (or at least benign) mutation, shaping our bodies into how they look and work today. Simultaneously, these early humans were migrating all over the planet, …

'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body

Scientists use trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership<p>Experiments with a fake body part have revealed how the brain becomes confused during a party trick known as the rubber hand illusion.<p>Researchers in Italy …

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable conflict

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not a new Cold War. It's not even a deep chill. It's an outright conflict.<p>US-Russia relations have deteriorated sharply amid a barrage of accusations and disagreements, raising the stakes on issues ranging from the countries' competing military operations in Syria, disputes …

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …

Universe

Why Communication Management Trumps Time Management: Neuroscience shows that popular time management techniques CAUSE procrastination

<i>Communication Trumps Time Management. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>Time management isn't all it's cracked up to be</b><p>Stephen Covey, author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, popularized the concept of time management. At the time, I was so impressed, I even hired a Covey trained facilitator as …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Airfare hacks: 5 ways to fly for less | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in September 2016.<p>(CNN) — Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.<p>In this episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

17 Spots That Make Mexico One Of The Prettiest Places On Earth

Yes, there's the stereotype of partying spring breakers. But let's not forget that Mexico is truly a beautiful place.<p>The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico's deserts, rivers and mountains, you'll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world's …

Science On Ice: 7 Antarctic Experiments To Keep An Eye On

Summertime in Antarctica means scientists will be studying penguins, mysterious microbes, and more.<p>Since the 1950s, a small but growing number of international scientists have spent months at a stretch on the world’s most remote continent: Antarctica. This year, 29 countries will host research …

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The civil servants

Would you give up your house to travel? How about your full retirement pension? After a health scare, one couple decided to do both – and today, spend life aboard a motorhome and boat.<p>When Julie and Steven Hando bought a boat in June 2010, they didn’t intend to use it on vacation. Instead, it would …

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Slow travel in Malta

Malta’s reputation as a package-holiday beach destination tells only a fraction of the story. While the warm climate and endless seas surrounding this tiny trio of Mediterranean islands make hanging out by the water an obvious choice, there’s so much more to uncover.<p>Venturing beyond the resorts …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

How to Book Your Next Award Flight Like a Pro

<i>Robert Scoble / Flickr</i><p>The difficulty in finding and booking award travel is one of the primary reasons travelers often grow disaffected with airline loyalty programs. If the miles can't be used, then what good are they? Even carriers that promise more award availability than their competitors …

What The Heck Is A 'Sister City' Anyway?

"Sister cities" are a cool, but very odd, concept here in the U.S. Though we've heard of them, we've always wondered what the heck a sister city really is.<p>According to Sister Cities International, the program was introduced at a White House conference by President Eisenhower in 1956. The idea, …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

Road Trip: Cascade Lakes, Oregon

Travel<p>Step back in time as the volcanic landscape of central Oregon's desert plains conjure up prehistoric visions.<p>This 83-mile (134-kilometer) route—running from Bend, Oregon, to Sunriver on Oregon 372 and County Roads 46 and 42—can be driven in three hours, but take your time and enjoy the …

Hiking

Stonehenge

<b>Site</b>: Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites<p><b>Location</b>: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1986<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason for Designation</b>: These prehistoric stone circles are a striking reminder of the architectural, engineering, social, and …

Princes' Islands Are The Perfect Way To Wind Down A EuroTrip

We've discovered the <i>ideal</i> end to your EuroTrip.<p>Known as a cultural, financial and hipster hub of Europe, Istanbul, Turkey bumps with crowds and nightlife. But we're not saying you should end your trip there -- take a detour instead to the Princes' Islands, a hidden oasis of European tranquility …