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HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly.

<b>Photo-illustration by Gluekit</b> A house — and a life? — transformed for the cameras.<p>A man in the desert touches flame to a snaking trail of gasoline, …

Endorsing the Paris Agreement is Trump’s best opportunity for a big win | Joseph Robertson

A 21st-century American infrastructure agenda depends on the Paris Agreement<p>There is only one part of President Trump’s agenda with real opportunity for a big win, right now, and that is infrastructure. And the Paris Agreement—the strongest ever signal pointing toward transformational …

Pulling the lever for doomsday: How Donald Trump changed everything

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>A dystopian view from 2050, looking back on a world that’s a lot different than what we now see<p>John Feffer<p>December 7, 2016 7:38am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Footer: <i>To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the</i> …

Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

Pour scorn elsewhere. / Joanna SlodownikLate capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter. The slow …

University of London

Changing families News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation

Good sex ed doesn't lead to early sex, teenage pregnancy and STIs. It protects against them.<p>June 1, 2016<p>We have an ever-increasing number of children …

Love by design: when science meets sex, lust, attraction and attachment

<i>CHANGING FAMILIES: In this ten-part series, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy</i> …

The Brain

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks publicly about husband’s death for first time

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an powerful speech at UC Berkeley’s commencement on Saturday about resilience and loss.<p>The speech addressed how Sandberg coped after her husband Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly in Mexico during a trip on May 1, 2015.<p>“I have never spoken publicly about this before. …

Empathy

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?<p>There are three things, once one’s basic needs are satisfied, that academic literature points to as the ingredients for happiness: having meaningful social relationships, being good at …

Happiness

The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape

Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower, and wakeboarder. He also claims to be so healthy that his formerly grey pubes have turned brown again.<p>Charles Eugster is the greatest British sprinter you've probably never heard of. He currently holds world records in …

Hoaxwagen

Photo-Illustration by Justin Metz for Fortune<p><i>How the massive diesel fraud incinerated VW’s reputation—and will hobble the company for years to …

Volkswagen

What’s the Point of Moral Outrage?

HUMAN beings have an appetite for moral outrage. You see this in public life — in the condemnation of Donald J. Trump for vowing to bar Muslims from the United States, or of Hillary Clinton for her close involvement with Wall Street, to pick two ready examples — and you see this in personal life, …

How to Tell If a Company Is Good at Innovating or Just Good at PR

The video was beautiful. Obviously professionally produced, it highlighted the space the company had set up for innovation. Drone footage showed an open space replete with sticky notes. A 3D printer whirred in the background. A foosball table was involved. Clearly, money was being spent.<p>But further …

Why People Are Drawn to Narcissists Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump is an official phenomenon. The real estate tycoon and TV celebrity’s ongoing success as a presidential candidate shows that he has clearly struck a chord with many voters. It has also confounded many citizens and pundits who predicted that Trump’s arrogant putdowns and grandiose claims …

In the Company of Givers and Takers

Every day, employees make decisions about whether to act like <i>givers</i> or like <i>takers</i>. When they act like givers, they contribute to others without seeking anything in return. They might offer assistance, share knowledge, or make valuable introductions. When they act like takers, they try to get other …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<br>• "If you are not willing …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Startups

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

Why Talking About Strategy “Execution” Is Still Dangerous

Operational tough guys like to tease effete strategy types by voicing the claim that: “A mediocre strategy well-executed will always trump a great strategy poorly executed.” It’s a good sound bite, to be sure, but how can they tell that a strategy is “great” if it is “poorly executed” and …

Video conferencing for small screens: Android edition

Video conferencing has long been acknowledged as a burgeoning communication tool in the business world. This is due in part to the fact that it’s not …

HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF’s Streets

Two-and-a-half years ago, Rose Broome had a moment that most San Franciscans are all too familiar with. She passed a homeless woman on the streets, but didn’t know what the best way to help her would be. Most people might brush that thought aside, but Broome didn’t.<p>“People are frustrated and …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Why we need to learn to live with fire instead of fighting it

The 2015 fire season is poised to become among the worst in American history. More than 6 million acres have burned nationwide, most of that in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and the season has just come into its prime in drought-plagued California, where more than 50 blazes have prompted the …

Forests

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

I'm Quitting Social Media to Learn What I Actually Like

Three years ago, I began taking August off social media. I wasn't alone. That was the year everyone started writing about digital detoxes, …

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the …

Social Media

Jon Stewart, Superboss

HBR STAFF<p>This past February, when Jon Stewart announced his impending retirement from Comedy Central’s <i>The Daily Show</i> after sixteen years, the collective mourning began almost immediately. “I have this irrational feeling of sadness, bordering on hurt,” a commentator for <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> said. “I …

El Niño Could Bring Extreme Weather, Fewer Anchovies

Conditions are right for a strong El Niño this year, and scientists are predicting a wide range of effects.<p>It looks like we’re in for a strong, lengthy El Niño this year.<p>Warmer-than-usual water in parts of the Pacific Ocean indicates that a developing El Niño is intensifying and might become one of …