Mark Dwyer

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Obamization of Uber

How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.<p>Uber had a PR problem last summer: The only thing expanding more quickly than its ride-on-demand business was its reputation as a price-gouging bully too casual about vetting its drivers. Streets around the world—from Paris to D.C.—were …

Silicon Valley

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

The Weird-but-Totally-Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Life in the Sickest Town in America

I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.<p>Donald Rose has no teeth, but that’s not his biggest problem. A camouflage hat droops over his ancient, wire-framed glasses. He’s only …

Natural Gas

The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every American contracted the virus, with its telltale …

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

Loneliness

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Leadership

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Sigmund Freud
Medicine

Understanding Kim Jong Un...

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

Mars

Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.<p>There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the trend is only getting worse.<p>The global burden of cancer will grow …

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreport that depression costs 200 million lost workdays each year …