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It's raining in Los Angeles and people are losing their minds

It's raining in Los Angeles.<p>While that wouldn't make news in most of the nation, it's cause for both celebration and angst in the USA's second-largest city.<p>After all, it's been 165 days – May 5 to be exact – since Los Angeles has had measurable rainfall, according to National Weather Service …

Weather

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

Having spent the past eight years doing research on the international wealth-management profession, I have to agree with Goffman: The most revealing information comes from the moments when people stop performing and go off-script.<p>Like the time one of the wealth managers I interviewed in the British …

Income Inequality

Pacific Northwest Storms: Worst Is Yet to Come, Including up to 100 MPH Winds

The Pacific Northwest, already hammered by destructive storms and two tornadoes, was bracing for even worse weather Saturday.<p>A powerful storm — fueled by remnants of Super Typhoon Songda in the Pacific — is due to batter the region, with likely wind gusts of up to 100 mph, plus another round of …

For Women, The Quest For Perfection Can Lead To Depression

<b>Rebecca Bunch (portrayed by Rachel Bloom) on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.</b> <i>(Photo: Scott Everett White/The CW)</i><p>By Lisa Ryan<p>Plenty of TV comedies these days feature women dealing with mental-health issues, but <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>, which returns next week, stands out from the crowd. The show's heroine, Rebecca …

How To Continue Working Efficiently When Depressed

It goes back in the day when I ‘died.’<p>For the second time.<p>I looked at the mirror and saw no one but dead pretending cheerful and alive. It was a person with heart beating and lungs breathing, but she was dead. The dead thing that knew something was wrong and yet didn’t want to admit it.<p>This …

Here's Where the US Is Most Vulnerable to a Catastrophic Solar Storm

Every 100 years or so, our planet is bombarded by an intense solar storm. These extreme space-weather events are virtually impossible to predict, but …

New York City cops are now part of the Windows Phone 1%

New York's Police Department has joined the modern era. Alongside guns and badges, new officers now pick up phones when they join the New York City Police Academy. While the obvious choice might seem like an iPhone or an Android phone, the NYPD has actually picked Microsoft's Windows Phones for its …

Hate Networking? Just Stop It, And Start Connecting Instead

<b>Part Of The Series “Brave Up For A Better Life”</b><p>If you’re like me, you’re absolutely sick and tired of the term “networking” and what it connotes. Thousands of people over the years have shared with me that they dread networking and meet-and-greet events and experiences, and find it so …

Networking

The 4 Questions You Must Answer in Any Negotiation

Negotiations are calculated discussions that require clarity and intention about desired outcomes. These 4 questions will help set you up for success.<p>One of my clients is in the middle of a high-stakes negotiation, where she may be selling a part of her company to another firm so that she can focus …

Hurricane Matthew: An Ominous Glimpse Of The Future

<i>Scene from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall in the country on 4 October. Photo: MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi</i><p><i>By the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoys on El Niño and Climate, Mary Robinson and Ambassador Macharia Kamau*</i><p>Once again, Haiti is suffering. Once …

Hell and High Water

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

What We've Learned About The Brain In The Past 20 Years

Twenty years ago, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives launched Brain Awareness Week (BAW) — March 16 to 22 — in the U.S. to celebrate and …

The 5 Most Damaging Myths That Keep Women From Advancing And Thriving In Our World Today

<b>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</b><p>I’ve spent the past decade focusing intensively on helping women advance and thrive in business, and in their lives. As a writer, leadership and success coach and trainer, and as a former corporate Vice President, I’ve been inside countless …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

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 …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

All the Reasons Why You Need to Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there's a number of answers, starting with words like E. …

If You Want To Lose Weight, Hack Your Living Environment Like Skinny People

One of the most useful pieces of knowledge to come from behavioral science of the past few years is this: to change ourselves, we’re wise to change our environments. Much of the self-improvement industry is focused on ways to cattle prod our willpower into healthier habits. Behavioral …

UN official: NKorean human rights, cult of Kim can't coexist

TOKYO (AP) — A campaign within the United Nations to haul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before an international court for crimes against humanity …

North Korea

The Science Of Decriminalizing Drugs

What happens when states ease up on penalties for possession<p>The legal landscape for marijuana has never looked this relaxed. Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. voted during the recent election season to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Other states reduced the punishments for …

Cannabis

Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed

Whether the uber-successful – the CEOs, the founders, the innovators – are more or less prone to depression than the average person is a tricky and fascinating, not to mention controversial, question. We know that the average CEO is more likely to possess subtle psychopathic traits and be more …

Scientists Warn We're Ever-Closer To The Apocalypse

WASHINGTON -– The world crept closer to doomsday on Thursday.<p>That's according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which each year updates the hands on a clock meant to symbolize how close we are to the annihilation of the human race, or midnight. For the last three years, the world was five …

Climate Change

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

Tips & Secrets From Top CEOs

The following CEOs helm companies from FORBES America's Best Small Companies list, 2013. Here's what they have to say about leadership. (image credit Victor 1558 on Flickr)

Disaster averted: BDS officials defuse bomb meant to target LEAs

<b>KARACHI:</b><p><b>A terror bid was foiled on Saturday after a bomb found inside a suspicious-looking bag near Qalandria Chowk in North Nazimabad was defused by</b> …

Europe's nightmare: Terror threats both large and small

LONDON (AP) — The military-style attack in Paris has made clear that Europe faces an evolving, ever-more complex terror threat no longer dominated by …

Kaiser criticized over mental healthcare staffing

Healthcare giant<p>Kaiser Permanenteis facing mounting criticism about the care it provides mental health patients in California.<p>A union is accusing the company of understaffing its mental health unit, causing patients to face excessive delays before treatment. Last year, state officials fined the …

Is Depression An Infectious Disease?

Mental health continues to be one of society’s greatest concerns. Its enigmatic nature leaves both the public and the health professional in a quandary to understand not only the cause but also the means to cure. Though research has been conducted for centuries, at times it feels we are up against …