Michael Goodwin

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Surprising New Study Reveals That Being in This Kind of Mood Will Enhance Your Work Performance (It's Not What You Think)

Do you have intense and enduring emotions? Turns out this may be the advantage you need to succeed at work and beyond.<p>Good days at work don't happen every day. In fact, a mere 3 out of 10 people feel fully engaged at their jobs, which is reason to believe that most workers might not be in the best …

Research

10 reasons Americans go to church -- and 9 reasons they don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> If American religion were traded at a stock exchange, your broker might be advising you to sell. The trend lines don't look great and haven't for quite some time.<p>Social scientists and religious leaders have lots of theories about the long, slow slide, blaming it on everything from the …

El Salvador

Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight - Vox

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.”<p>It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger …

Nutrition

10 practical answers to 10 powerful questions

The other day I received an email from a reader with 10 questions she wanted me to answer. No introduction. No small talk.<p>Just a list of questions …

Self-improvement

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Companies are cutting supply chain complexity and accelerating responsiveness using the tools of artificial intelligence. Through AI, machine learning, robotics, and advanced analytics, firms are augmenting knowledge-intensive areas such as supply chain planning, customer order management, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Most of us will be driving electric SUVs

American and Chinese consumers are head over heels for SUVs — a mutual love affair that seems likely to expand in the coming years into growing …

You're probably spending too much time in your own head — here's how to stop

I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head.<p>You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?<p>99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best:<p>"A great many people …

American Philosophy

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Living in the Moment Is Challenging—Here's How an Expert Says You Can Do It

It seems as though a wave of interest in mindfulness and meditation has swept over the U.S. and other Western countries in recent years. Yoga remains …

What would happen if every doctor started meditating?

<i>The life of a physician is famously busy. Between long hours in med school, an often-grueling residency, and the pressure of being on-call as a</i> …

How to use mindfulness to manage your money better

Mindfulness and meditation techniques can help you curb overspending.<p>Mindfulness may be a buzzword — the term’s search popularity on Google Trends rises steadily from 2004 to date — but those who practice it seem to reap real benefits. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed almost …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

The Disappearing American Grad Student

There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.<p>At the undergraduate level, 80 percent are United States residents. At the graduate level, the number is reversed: About 80 percent hail from India, China, …

College & University

10 Steps to a Healthy New Year and a New You

The First Step - A Year in Review<p>Take a look at what your diet and health have been like for the last 12 months. Think about these questions and …

4 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

If you look at the process of weight loss, it seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? Eat less, exercise more and watch the pounds melt away. It's such …

The Don't-Look-Like-a-Fool Guide to Gym Equipment

Navigating your way through aisles of heavy gym equipment marked with knobs, handles, pulleys, and cables can feel more than a little intimidating. …

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

Meet the CamperForce, Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army

<b>In the spring</b> of 1960, just after he turned 16, Chuck Stout went to work as a “garbage boy” at a McDonald’s in Toledo, Ohio. For 85 cents an hour, he …

White House reviewing new report that finds strong link between climate change, human activity

A climate report based on work conducted by scientists in 13 federal agencies is under active review at the White House, and its conclusions about the far-reaching damage already occurring from global warming are at odds with the Trump administration’s views.<p>The report, known as the Climate Science …

Climate Change

The ACA stability "crisis" in perspective

The big questions about the stability of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces have focused on how fast premiums will rise, and how many plans will …

Do you live in the world's least active country?

<b>US scientists have amassed "planetary-scale" data from people's smartphones to see how active we really are.</b><p>The Stanford University analysis of 68 million days' worth of minute-by-minute data showed the average number of daily steps was 4,961.<p>Hong Kong was top averaging 6,880 a day, while Indonesia …

Stanford University

Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

There's a hidden force shaping our politics, says author Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and it's hidden in plain sight.<p>In his forthcoming book, <i>Dream Hoarders</i>, Reeves argues that the top 20 percent of Americans — those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the …

Income Inequality

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Economics

Big oil's electric fight against coal and nuclear

The American Petroleum Institute, the nation's biggest and most influential lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, is fighting nuclear …

How Aaron Judge Built Baseball’s Mightiest Swing

When Milwaukee outfielder Keon Broxton went clattering into the center-field wall this month at Yankee Stadium to steal an extra-base hit from Aaron Judge, he also caught something else: the sight of Judge smiling at him.<p>“It was just a friendly smile — ‘Hey, c’mon, man, why you got to do me like …

As companies relocate to big cities, suburban towns are left scrambling

By Jonathan O'Connell<p>, Reporter<p>OAK BROOK, Ill. — Visitors to the McDonald’s wooded corporate campus enter on a driveway named for the late chief executive Ray Kroc, then turn onto Ronald Lane before reaching Hamburger University, where more than 80,000 people have been trained as fast-food managers.<p>…

Urban Design

How hospitals got richer off Obamacare

Back in Washington in late 2008, Democrats had claimed control of Congress and were readying their health care bill. They were also eyeing how best to negotiate with the health care industry, which had fiercely resisted the Clinton-era health reforms and ultimately helped kill them. This time, …

Health Care

A Rust Belt City's School Turnaround

After decades of distrust and dysfunction, Buffalo makes education a priority with a community-wide commitment.<p>BUFFALO, N.Y.—When 18-year-old Karolina Espinosa looks back to her freshman year at Buffalo’s Hutchinson Central Technical High School, graduation seemed like a long shot. “At the time,” …

Mental Health

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices<p>Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They …

Google Search