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Why Regular Mealtimes And A Big Breakfast Are So Important To Keeping You Healthy

Our circadian rhythms–which control everything from our digestion patterns to our tendency for certain diseases–depend on it.<p>Our caveperson ancestors, sometimes cited as healthy eaters we should emulate, never sat down to lunch at noon every day. Why should we?<p>The answer is that eating at irregular …

My Mental Illness Diagnosis Was a Saving Grace

After years of suffering from mental health problems, it only took 4 months for my life to completely change.<p>I’d been depressed, anxious and addicted …

Mental Health

In The Trenches With America’s Fast-Food Workers

I spent a week working at Taco Bell. The job wasn’t so bad. But sometimes, the customers were.<p><i>The Cheesy Gordita Crunch button. Where the hell is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch button?</i><p>It’s an absurd question that I’m asking myself, over and over, with an increasing panic. Because all of these buttons …

How Will Brexit Actually Work?

It's complicated AF.<p>The UK has voted to leave the European Union. But what will that actually look like?<p>The UK will need to negotiate first the terms of withdrawing from the EU, and then a new trading arrangement with the remaining 27 EU member states. These are two separate deals. This much …

5 (nice) ways to get people to talk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mind games can be stealthy weapons. Perhaps no one knows this better than Eric Maddox.<p>Today, Maddox is as an independent business consultant. But more than a decade ago, he was the U.S. Army interrogator who used mind games to find the most sought after fugitive of the Iraq War — Saddam …

National Security

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

Here's why Obama decided to go to Hiroshima

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima Friday is a trip more than six years in the making by a man who has sought to recognize history without being what he has called "imprisoned" by it.<p>From its conception, the visit -- a first by a sitting president -- has been fraught with the …

National Security Council