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From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Psychology

101 Ways to Make $1,000

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Money

How Vans Became the Shoes Everyone’s Wearing—Again

In the early 2000s, the Southern California brand was irrelevant. Now it’s a $2.3 billion global powerhouse worn by pretty much everyone.<p>Back in 2002, when Rian Pozzebon, who was then a relative unknown in the sneaker community, got the offer to join Vans and help rebuild the brand’s ailing skate …

Shoes

Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 4 Fans, Family, Food, Football Issue</i><i>. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE WAS A PAUSE.</b> It was Aug. 9, inside Roger …

Roger Goodell

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

He was fired from Google for arguing that men may be more suited to working in tech than women. Now James Damore opens up about his regrets – and how autism may have shaped his experience of the world<p>James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mold of an awkward …

Psychology

Grace under fire: A first lady's ambition cut short

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power …

Africa

10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward

House passage just the first step<p>The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are …

Retirement

The millennial who could be Italy’s next leader

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In Washington, Luigi Di Maio stood out.</b> Trim and clean-shaven, the Italian politician is a generation …

Five Star Movement

Elon Musk Has Unveiled Tesla's All-Electric Semitruck

Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery, …

Transportation

United Slopes of America 2.1—Greatest Snow on Earth

<b>Desiree Melancon</b>‘s journey to every ski resort in the United States is back for the second season! This time focusing in on Utah’s <b>Brighton Resort</b>, …

Snowboarding

25 Candid, behind-the-scenes photos of some of the most iconic movies in cinema history

Classic films like "Star Wars," "Jaws," or "The Shining" could be considered movies that defined an era and culture.<p>While many people may know the iconic movies word for word, the behind-the-scenes moments have gone fairly unnoticed.<p><b>THE MORE YOU KNOW: These famous actresses are the same age as …

Stanley Kubrick

All You Need is Love: A Content Marketing Conversation with Professor Mark Schaefer

Brand loyalty is dying. In a study conducted among 25,000 consumers around the world Accenture found that 77% of consumers admitted they now retract their loyalty more quickly than they did three years ago. So if loyalty is fading, what makes people prefer one brand or company over another?<p>The …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Phones

After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

Passengers on a morning train on the Tokyo region's Tsukuba Express line might not have noticed anything was amiss Tuesday. But when their train left Minami-Nagareyama station, it did so 20 seconds ahead of schedule — and when the company noticed, it issued an apology to customers.<p>The train was …

Trains

In the shadow of Red October

By Steve Rosenberg<br>Moscow correspondent<p>A century ago, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia and created the world’s first Marxist state.<p>The dramatic events of 1917 still reverberate.<p>But what legacy of the revolution can be seen in four cities in Vladimir Putin's Russia?<p>The portrait with the …

Russia

The History of Photography is a History of Shattered Glass

It has only been a few weeks, but I can already feel the events in Las Vegas slipping away from me. The horror that unfolded there is indelible: A single shooter killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds more. And yet the horror is <i>not</i> indelible; it is fading, as most public tragedies …

Kayla Moore emerges as her husband’s fiercest and most vocal defender

Hours after a tearful Alabama woman accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her nearly 40 years ago, the former judge gathered with supporters at a volunteer fire department near his home in northeastern Alabama to label the allegations “absolutely false.”<p>By his side, …

Equality

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

A Robot You Can Relate To<p><b>Jibo / $899</b><p>Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, …

Jonathan Ive

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

Harvard Business Review

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes

Could a real plan to succeed Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian ruler emerge from his apparent ouster?<p>Robert Mugabe, the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence, is this morning under house arrest. Although the military insists this is not a coup, it has all the hallmarks of …

Africa

DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice League'

The companies' friendly rivalry has turned a bit sour as star comics writer Brian Michael Bendis defects and Warners insiders fret about its A-list …

Comics

Vaping companies are using the same old tricks as Big Tobacco

Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook<p>Samir Soneji had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to talk about the potential risks of vaping at the first US E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC this past May. His first clue was the booing.<p>As a professor at the Dartmouth Institute for …

Public Health