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The F-35 has run into one of its most significant problems yet

According to reports from both the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Department of Defense's Inspector General, the Pratt & Whitney engines designed for the F-35 program have encountered a number of problems.<p>In a report issued on April 27, the Pentagon's Inspector General noted 61 …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

A former Navy captain just identified the biggest flaw in the US aircraft-carrier strategy

Now a retired Navy captain has offered one of the fullest arguments yet that the US needs to radically rethink its naval strategy and shift away from its focus on aircraft carriers.<p>Writing in the National Review, retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix makes the case that aircraft carriers are simply not …

Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Gen. David Petraeus, once a widely celebrated military leader who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential candidate, was sentenced to serve two years on probation and to pay an $100,000 fine on Thursday for sharing classified …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Albert Einstein

U.S. to file complaint over 'unsafe' intercept by Russian fighter jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" earlier this week, the United States is complaining to Moscow about the incident.<p>On Tuesday, a U.S. RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 …

Military

The hidden cost of playing as a woman, as explained by a 12-year-old

The team at NPR's Planet Money, originally a crack team assembled to help make sense of the global financial crisis, does some amazing work exploring the weird financial world we live in. But it took a 12-year-old girl to enlighten them to the hidden economics of gaming as a woman, and with her …

Gender Discrimination

50 Things to Do in Harajuku

What image do you have when you hear Harajuku? Fashion? Sub-culture? Here are some spots where you can enjoy the many faces of Harajuku culture to …

4 Salads That Will Make You Crave Kale

Be prepared to fall in love with these salads, even if you're not a kale person.<p><b>1. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing</b><p>Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan and a lemony Dijon dressing -- this salad tastes like a healthful, crunchy …

A 'Cool' Comic Book Guide to Japan

In her quirky graphic novel Cool Japan Guide, comic book writer Abby Denson takes us on a "personal tour of Japan" and teaches us the finer points of local etiquette.<p>Traveling isn't just about seeing the sights and eating your way around town. For cartoonist Abby Denson, a trip to Japan meant an …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

More tips for filing your U.S. taxes from Japan

We had a number of queries in response to the Lifelines special on U.S. taxation a few weeks back (“Making your U.S. filing that little bit less …

Retirement

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

There are a couple notable things about this weekend. One, it's still February, which means, spring is still far away. Two, President's Day is behind us, which means we used up our last long weekend for a while -- if you even got the day off in the first place. Three, did we mention it's still …

Japanese revolutionaries plot to 'crush St Valentine's Day'

Group of single Japanese men complain that the schmaltz of Valentine's Day is an attempt by "oppressive chocolate capitalists" to exploit consumers<p>A group in Japan is planning a protest march in Tokyo on Valentine's Day, complaining that the event is a cynical money-making ploy by "oppressive …

Visiting Japan? You’ll love this free restaurant menu translation service

In his 20s, Nobuyasu Fukunishi worked at several bars and <i>izakayas</i> (Japanese style drinking and dining establishments) around Sapporo’s Susukino …

Russian beauty talks about troubles foreigners face when first moving to Japan 【Video】

Japan attracts foreigners of all kinds and people decide to come here for all sorts of different reasons. But, as with any culture different from …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …

Pope Francis

Student Tuition Now Officially Pays More Than States For Public College Funding

Students now pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report, and the federal agency says it's making college unaffordable.<p>Tuition officially surpassed state funding in fiscal year 2012, the GAO found, …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

5 Awful Things Congress Snuck Into the Omnibus Budget Deal

On Thursday night, the US House passed the omnibus spending bill - backed aggressively by President Obama and GOP leadership - to avert another government shutdown and put off our next completely avoidable, 100% self-imposed budget crisis until next September. The yes votes prevailed 219 to 206 …

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser

The weekend's winding down, and sure, you could flip on your PlayStation or Xbox and play a few mindless rounds of <i>Call of Duty</i>, but why don't you spin up a real <i>classic</i> instead? Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play …