10 for Today

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This is what keeps CDC director Tom Frieden up at night

Since he was appointed to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June 2009, Tom Frieden, the real-life equivalent of a health official in the movie <i>Contagion</i><i>,</i> has taken many late-night phone calls. He’s guided the agency through H1N1 swine flu, Ebola, and Zika outbreaks — just a few …

Public Health

Chelsea Manning's Commutation: What It Means

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing …

Chelsea Manning

Reince Priebus Emerges as a Potential Tamer of Trump

WASHINGTON — When Speaker Paul D. Ryan needed to stop rebellious fellow Republicans from defanging a popular congressional ethics watchdog office this month, he called a friend from Wisconsin, Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, for some stealthy help.<p>Mr. Ryan asked Mr. …

Reince Priebus

2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

This marks the third consecutive year of record-high global temperatures.<p>Last year was the hottest on record, two federal agencies confirmed Wednesday morning, after months of warning that 2016 would be another chart-buster.<p>Findings from separate analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and …

World News

The astonishing science behind the desert’s mysterious fairy circles

No one is certain what causes the enigmatic “fairy circles” of the Namib Desert. The rings of burnt orange dirt, each impeccably round and enclosed in a fringe of tall, tufted grass, emerge suddenly from the spare landscape. Over the course of decades they expand — some become big enough to fit a …

Science

Nintendo Wants Players to Look at Each Other Again

But will they want to?<p>A father and son stand facing one another, hands at their sides, five feet apart. Each holds a small Nintendo controller in his palm. Right now, that controller is a firearm. Later it will be a samurai sword, a ping-pong paddle, or a cow’s udder. The son looks at the large …

Nintendo

The 30 Best Workplaces in Technology

The tech industry has long been famed for its luxe work environments—free lunches, ping pong tables, green juice on tap—but there's a lot more than …

Human Resources

Volunteering from home will soon be as common as working from home

We’re all familiar with the concept of working from home—and in 2017 volunteering from home will become just as ubiquitous.<p>A busy life, working two jobs, unsociable working hours, and living in a remote location can all make it difficult for people to give time or money to good causes in their …

United Kingdom

How To Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions

<b>Remotivate yourself</b>Sure, the days leading up to New Year’s Eve have everyone feeling motivated to take on the next year and conquer the world. However, once the dust settles and life goes back to normal, our motivation can start to slip. That’s why around this time, it’s important to get ourselves …

Self-improvement

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

Meditation

Intellectuals for Trump

The conservative intellectuals smitten with Trump.<p>The most cogent argument for electing Donald Trump was made not by Trump, or by his campaign, but by a writer who, unlike Trump, betrayed no eagerness to attach his name to his creations. He called himself Publius Decius Mus, after the Roman consul …

Politics

Trump's inauguration will be protested in all 50 states and 32 countries

WASHINGTON — From the grave of a suffragist in upstate New York to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., and the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, President-elect Donald Trump has quite a welcome committee: An estimated 1 million people plan to demonstrate in all 50 states and 32 countries.<p>…

Streaming

Caroline Kennedy, an Ambassador Whose Role Transcended the Embassy

TOKYO — The handwritten note was short, just three sentences long.<p>But it had a profound effect on Ayaka Shiomura, a legislator in Tokyo who had been taunted publicly by male colleagues for speaking out about the problems of working mothers in Japan.<p>“We never know when our actions will have the …

Japan

British PM reveals Brexit plan: What is 'hard Brexit' and what's next?

LONDON — Britain's Prime Minister finally laid out her plans for Brexit Tuesday, nearly seven months after the shock U.K. vote to quit the European Union (EU).<p>Theresa May, who came to power after the referendum result prompted the resignation of her predecessor David Cameron, said Britain will seek …

Brexit

Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding

Once again, Moscow is winking at a long-shot breakaway movement in the U.S.<p>On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the …

Russia

The End Of User-Friendly Design

As emotive, verbal AI colonizes our world, "user-friendly" doesn't mean what it once did.<p>There’s a new sub-genre of ghost stories out there today—one where the antagonist isn't quite human. You can find these tales on user forums for many voice assistants: One user reports he and his wife heard …

Robotics

5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

A great face-to-face connection can help you jump start the career you've always wanted.<p>Not everyone loves bobbing in and out of a strange crowd with a bundle of business cards in one hand and a plate of cheese in the other. Approaching people you don’t know while trying to build connections can be …

Networking

Inside ‘The Front Page’: Pulling off a huge Broadway production night after night

NEW YORK — A peculiar droning sound emanates from the stage of the Broadhurst Theatre on West 44th Street minutes before the start of that evening’s performance of “The Front Page.” Standing backstage, just behind the realistic set of a Chicago courthouse pressroom of the 1920s, you begin to make …

Benedict Cumberbatch

19 Must-See Movies With Black Star Power At Sundance Film Festival 2017

We've compiled all the must-see films for this year's festival so you're not left behind!<p>Crown Heights<p>When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of …

Women of Color

Every Game Release Date in 2017

This year is packed with some of the biggest new games to play, including heavy hitters like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Persona 5, and much more. To help you keep track of everything coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all …

Gaming

How MLK can get you out of your 'Trump Slump'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you experiencing the following symptoms?<p>Insomnia: No sleep because you dread what happens over the next four years.<p>Hallucinations: You keep thinking that what you saw on TV last November must be a bad dream.<p>Fits of rage: You've unfriended half of your Facebook friends and you won't talk …

Black Culture

10 MLK quotes to inspire you in 2017

Had he not been assassinated in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. would be 88 on Monday. While his life ended after being shot at the Lorraine Motel in …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Long Road from Selma to Montgomery

Portfolio<p>The Long Road<p>Photographs by Steve Schapiro<p>Introduction by David Remnick<p>A half century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, spoke of the “creative battle” that twenty-two million black men and women in the United States were waging against “the starless …

Selma
Literature

Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again

In his own way, Trump has set us free.<p>Donald Trump and his forthcoming presidency may be the greatest gift to Washington journalism since the invention of the expense account. His unorthodox approach to politics and governance has vaporized the standard, useful, yet boring script for reporting on a …

News Media

Before The Gold Rush: How Angelo Donghia Tried (And Failed) To Make Trump Tower Tasteful

In the early ’80s, when he was a rising real estate mogul with dreams of being accepted into Manhattan high society, Donald Trump hired superstar decorator Angelo Donghia to turn his massive new midtown triplex into a tastefully appointed showcase of class and taste. You will absolutely believe …

Republican Party

Joseph Randle: What happened to Dallas Cowboys RB | Longform

What ever happened to Joseph Randle?<p>Fifteen months ago Randle, not Ezekiel Elliott, was the Dallas back ripping off chunks of yards behind that …

Dallas

The golden age of reality TV is already here

The Bachelor and Survivor evolved while you were away<p>There’s plenty to hate about Nick Viall.<p>The latest star of <i>The Bachelor</i> — ABC’s 21-seasons-and-counting (<i>not</i> including spinoffs) competitive dating show — has the smile of a smug startup founder, the unsettlingly intimate murmur of a close-talker, …

Entertainment

‘Sneaky Pete’: Inside Bryan Cranston’s Next ‘Breaking Bad’

How Bryan Cranston helped transform Sneaky Pete from your average CBS procedural into Amazon’s newest binge-worthy drama.<p>Season 1 of <i>Sneaky Pete</i> starts streaming today on Amazon after a long and winding road that began when <i>Breaking Bad</i> star Bryan Cranston and <i>House</i> creator David Shore first sold the …

Entertainment

10 Diverse Books by YA Authors of Color to Read in 2017

You'll want to read these page-turners.<p>It’s no secret that representation is a big topic in the bookish community. From hashtags like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, founded by Ellen Oh, to #OwnVoices, founded by Corinne Duyvis, writers, agents, and publishers alike have been spreading awareness of how …

Teens