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University of Chicago

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. The vote was 234-56, with six abstentions.<p>The country's Constitutional Court will now deliberate the impeachment motion, a process that …

South Korea

Ten Job-Search Habits To Break

Dear Liz,<p>I am a follower of your Pain Letter approach and I love it! Here’s what I have found. Only about one in four of the hiring managers I write to ever respond. The others just ignore my letter if they see it at all.<p>I have followed up on a couple of my Pain Letters. One manager I followed up …

Employment

Lady Gaga calls PTSD struggle one of her 'deepest secrets'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from her rape at the age of 19.<p>The 30-year-old singer made the announcement in an interview broadcast on NBC's "Today" show on Monday. Gaga was shown in a segment visiting a center for homeless LGBT …

Lady Gaga

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Bill Gates

A Look At The Brilliant, Lesser-Known Art Of Zaha Hadid

Hadid’s prescient early paintings and drawings look as though they could have been made on a computer.<p>Before Zaha Hadid turned to computers to express the gravity-defying curves that would become her signature, Hadid used painting and drawing as the primary medium through which she explored …

Art

Touching things in VR with your real hands is a total game changer

The first thing you instinctively want to do after strapping on a VR headset and diving into a virtual world is to reach out and touch what you …

Virtual Reality
Donald Trump

In an abrupt about-face, Romney emerges from dinner with Trump full of frog legs and high praise

They talked for more than two hours, they laughed, they munched on carefully prepared frog legs, and afterward, Mitt Romney, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, emerged a changed man.<p>"I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump," the former Massachusetts governor declared to the …

Donald Trump

China warns Trump: Good luck bringing jobs back to U.S.

China appears to be sending a message to President-elect Donald Trump: Good luck competing against us on manufacturing.<p>Mere hours after Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Carrier announced a deal to keep nearly 1,000 factory jobs in the U.S., a top Chinese newspaper published an analysis …

Donald Trump

Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love, drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God's presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation.<p>Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be …

The Brain

America's Educational Divide Put Trump in the White House

Even controlling for race and income, the concentration of college degrees was the strongest indicator of whether a county would back the Republican.<p>By now, you’ve heard about the great American divide that ushered Donald Trump into office. It’s probably been pitched as a matter of money and …

College & University

Donald Trump is now questioning the legitimacy of the election he won

“I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted.<p>Donald Trump took some time off from staffing his White House and enjoying Thanksgiving to go on a series of Twitter rampages this weekend. The proximate cause of his rage is the movement for audits of …

Americans keep looking away from the election’s most alarming story

<i>This op-ed piece is a special To The Washington Post from Eric Chenoweth, the co-director of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe.</i><p>In assessing Donald Trump's presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election's most alarming story: the successful effort by a hostile …

Donald Trump

America has elected its own Berlusconi. Now it’s about to repeat Italy’s biggest mistake

Just like Italy in 1994, the US has elected a brash, attention-seeking, entrepreneur-turned-savior of the nation as head of its government. The uncanny similarities between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have prompted multiple parallelisms during the campaign—and now that the election is over, …

Political Science

Analysis: Why Trump's Reliance on Debunked Theories Raises Concern

As a candidate, Trump’s often unsubstantiated attacks on political opponents, foreign governments, election officials, law enforcement, a federal judge, news outlets and Muslims shattered political norms and sowed division. As president, his decisions will carry the full weight of White House …

Donald Trump

Sexual abuse of girls in schools is accepted as part of 'lad culture', government report warns

Sexual abuse of girls in schools is “accepted as part of everyday life” and the rise of “lad culture” means teachers are effectively “condoning sexual harassment”, a government report has warned.<p>It highlights the “worrying trend” of young children who learn about sex and relationships from online …

Sociology

'Cures' Act in Congress Heavily Influenced by Lobbyists

The 21st Century Cures Act now being refined by the lame-duck Congress is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history, with nearly three lobbyists working for its passage or defeat for every member on Capitol Hill.<p>More than 1,455 lobbyists representing 400 companies, universities …

Health Care
Extremism

Durable Solar Roads Will Be Tested on Four Continents

In the search for sunlight-harvesting real estate, one French engineering group is turning to roadways. As <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, Colas SA, a subsidiary …

Here's Why the Clean Energy Industry Is Hopeful About Donald Trump

U.S. wind and solar companies for the first time gave more money to Republicans than Democrats during the 2016 election cycle, according to federal …

Renewable Energy

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Time Management

With Trump in the White House, states could step up on climate change

There are still many unknowns about President-elect Donald Trump’s likely course when it comes to climate change policy, but his campaign trail rhetoric has signaled that his administration may drop the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, more aggressively develop fossil fuels and …

Clean Technology

Trump flips, now opposes prosecution for Clinton

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, would join crowds of his supporters in chants of "lock her up!" and said to her face during a debate that if he were president, "you'd be in jail."<p>But now …

Donald Trump

Trump picks South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to UN

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations, the transition team announced Wednesday.<p>Haley, who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, has already carved out a legacy for herself, serving as her home state's first …

Donald Trump

Why You Shouldn't Work More Than 90 Minutes Without Taking a Break

We often discuss the importance of taking more breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for …

Pomodoro Technique

Ireland to Plant Largest Grove of Redwood Trees Outside of California

By Steve Williams<p>An estate in Ireland has revealed plans to create a redwood grove that will be the largest of its kind outside California. The …

10 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health This Week

Stay-sharp secrets from a leading expert on longevity…<p><b>Improve memory, focus, and cognition with these simple strategies from one of the country’s</b> …

Wellness

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Chemistry

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …