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What China wants on North Korea

Less than two years after its founding on Sept. 9, 1948, North Korea invaded South Korea, starting a war in which tens of thousands of China’s soldiers died fighting on the side of its communist neighbor. In the decades since the 1953 armistice, China has relied on the country as a buffer zone …

North Korea

This Neuroscientist Shares How to Hack Your Brain So You Can Reach Peak Success | Inc.com

Recently, my editor invited me to write an advice letter to my 17-year-old self. It was an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of 50+ years life experience. Of course, the flip side was realizing lost benefits of youth. The mature brain may be wiser, but even my simple "senior moments" like …

The Brain

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

Here are the top jobs in the next decade

Are you a job seeker looking to play a very ambitious long game?<p>While the automation potential of many jobs today is undoubtedly high, we also know that technology is going to create many new positions that we never could have imagined.<p>Instead of fighting automation, the enterprising job seeker …

Employment

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Productivity

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Self-help

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Happiness

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Relationships

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar wind currently is stripping away gas at a rate of about 100 grams …

Astronomy

Why the U.S. Hopes ISIS Didn't Destroy the Russian Airliner

The prospect that ISIS planted a bomb that blew a Russian airliner out of the sky last weekend raises the stakes for President Obama and the rest of …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Cancer cells from a tapeworm form tumors in patient with HIV

A rare infection caused by a common parasite<p>For the first time, cancer cells originating from a common tapeworm have been found inside a patient with HIV. The cells formed into cancer-like tumors that looked nearly identical to human tumors in the patient's body.<p>The unique case, detailed by the …

Cancer

Three Exceptional Facts About America

<b>It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, …

Political Science

The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend …

Home Improvement

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

When Alex Gibney premiered <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i> at SXSW, a group of Apple employees in the audience walked out. That's okay with him — the director behind 2005's Enron exposé <i>The Smartest Guys in the Room</i> and Scientology documentary <i>Going Clear</i> isn't known for shying away from complex …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sleeping late? Napping all the time? What your sleep says about your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you sleep between seven to nine hours per night? According to the experts, this is the amount needed, on average, to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy -- but many people aren't getting enough.<p>In the United States, for example, half the population sleeps less than seven hours …

Sleep

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Biomedicine

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

The private advice behind Trump's politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate last week, Donald Trump's top advisers coached the candidate to go after Wall Street, lean hard into fighting illegal immigration and keep the option of a third-party run on the table -- rather than simply attack the other GOP candidates on …

Government

People with this personality type are more likely to become entrepreneurs — here's why

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found in its ranking of the personality types most likely to be self-employed …

Psychology

7 incredibly useful lessons I learned from Harvard Business School's new online course

Called HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness), it's a "pre-MBA" course that tackles the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using HBS's case study method and a proprietary user experience.<p>Its target demographic includes professionals who are looking to make up for their lack of a formal …

Investing

I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online — and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500

As a "pre-MBA" course, Harvard's HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness) covered the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using the case study method.<p>With so many free online courses covering the same topics from schools like Wharton and Stanford, the $1,500 price can seem unnecessarily …

Penguin Random House

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

8 classic personal finance books that will teach you everything you should know about managing money

Money conscious readers from all generations should brush up on their personal finance knowledge by adding some books on the subject to their summer reading list.<p>Given that only 24% of Millennials are able to correctly answer four or five questions on five-question financial literacy quiz, they …

Personal Finance

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

Happiness