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Graphic: Global warming from 1880 to 2017

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to an analysis by …

Climate Change

12 Dump Dinner Crock Pot Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

There’s nothing better than coming home to a hot meal in your crock pot after a long day. Since most of us have to prepare dinner for ourselves and don’t have a live-in chef, that means spending some time in the kitchen before dinner is on the table. And while shortcuts to cooking are great, what …

Cooking
Climate Change

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and create a more …

The Math Revolution

The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?<p>On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and …

Education

When in doubt, pick the stout: 4 tips for healthier boozing on Super Bowl Sunday

Beer isn't exactly healthy, especially when it's slurped in excess. That's bad news for football enthusiasts, who will chug, on average, a gallon of …

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time

This hack or that routine may not be the best thing for everyone, but you can still become more reflective on your own terms.<p>As I write this, I’m sitting by myself, watching the blanket of white snow covering everything outside my window. I’m not really thinking about anything specific. Millions of …

Mindfulness

Watch How The World’s Population Has Exploded (And Isn’t Stopping)

In the year 1800, there were just 913 million people in the world. By 2050, there could be more than 9.5 billion, meaning the global population will have grown 10-fold in 250 years. Our planet is becoming ever more full of people, with all the implications you can think of for food resources, …

Travel To These Nine Incredible Music Venues Before You Die

A great venue can help define its neighborhood or city. It becomes an integral part of the cultural fabric of a community. Of course, while music venues may come and go — or in the case of New York City’s iconic CBGB, see its name wind up on an airport cafe while its hollowed out remains serve as a …

What Your Failed Relationships Can Teach You About Leadership

Everyone wants the genuine interest and respect of others. Don’t leave it back at home in the morning.<p>Your eyes roll. Your significant other is mad at you—again. They told you about their new promotion. You barely looked up from your computer. “Huh? Sorry, I was just in the middle of something.”<p>The …

Leadership

Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter

Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017<p>Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Niño combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the …

Global Warming

The Best Business Reads of January

The month’s best stories from around the web<p>This month, the editors of <i>The Atlantic’s</i> Business channel have been keeping a list of the best stories we’ve seen on the topics of money, economics, and work around the web. We found these pieces to be heartbreaking, cringe-worthy, frustrating, and …

Wall Street

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

Creativity

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

In today’s digitally driven world, companies are competing ferociously for technological skills. They believe the ability to create the hard code that makes a product come to life is at the heart of their success. Without code, after all, you merely have ideas on a napkin or a dream in your …

Humanities

Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

By now you’ve surely heard that moving forward, every company will be a software company, and that shift is happening now as companies large and small scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations.<p>Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s …

Innovation

President Obama unveils initiative to bring computer science to more schools

President Barack Obama wants to make computer science more accessible in schools around the United States. Today he unveiled his Computer Science for All initiative, a program that’ll make investments in not only the state and local levels, but also with federal agencies. The goal is to train …

How Twitter could be 10X bigger, 100X more profitable, and 1000X more awesome

I’ve spent many years studying, writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem.<p>Despite the media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true …

How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. As a boss, you may have already learned how to plan, prioritize, and streamline your work. But how can you help your team members do the same? Should you dictate the processes and tools they use? How do you keep people from taking on too much …

Time Management

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Weighty collaborations abound in January's mix of new songs handpicked by 10 public-radio music curators. Start off with the single that Valerie June wrote for (and performs with) Mavis Staples, then hear a JD McPherson-produced tune by The Cactus Blossoms, Charlie Hilton's duet with Mac DeMarco, …

Radio Industry

Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan?--Rolling Stone Magazine

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