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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>Trump's extraordinary performance alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin fuels criticism of his presidency from both right and left.<p>While the U.S. leader went home to widespread …

Cape Cod

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

<b>The IMF sounds the alarm on a US trade war.</b> The global economy could lose as much as $430 billion, or 0.5% of gross domestic product, if President Donald Trump's new tariff threats are carried out, according to the IMF's World Economic Outlook report out Monday.<p><b>The number of people with jobs in the</b> …

Markets

New York Today: A Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

<i>Good morning on this moist Tuesday.</i><p>Sixteen New Yorkers around lower Washington Heights had been sickened by Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, as of Monday night.<p>The city’s Department of Health and local physicians are monitoring the outbreak closely. Here are answers to a few …

Public Health

The world in brief, July 17th 2018 | Espresso

<b>Donald Trump</b> and <b>Vladimir Putin</b> took questions in Helsinki. Asked whether he believed his intelligence agencies, who think Russia interfered in the …

Human Rights

Trump-Putin meeting fallout, MLB All-Star Game, Mega Millions: 5 things to know Tuesday

Fallout from Trump's controversial European trip continues<p>President Donald Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday — the only event on his schedule — following a European tour where he caused controversy at every stop. U.S lawmakers in both parties, along with foreign leaders, slammed …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, Netflix, All-Star Game: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trump sides with Putin</b><p>• President Trump, in an extraordinary display of trust in a leader who has been accused of attacking American democracy, stood next to President Vladimir Putin on Monday and …

Donald Trump

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

Read This If You're Ever Worried That a Cheat Day Will Ruin Your Progress

It's day eight of your clean-eating streak, and you're tempted to go all out for brunch with your friends. Bottomless mimosas, pancakes, hash browns — you want it all. But you're also concerned about whether one cheat day will completely derail all of your hard work. Is the boozy brunch worth it? …

Fitness

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has …

Cancer

Jeff Bezos Becomes the Richest Man in Modern History, Topping $150 Billion

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.<p>The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to …

Jeff Bezos

Moonwalking: South Korea's wage, hours policies backfire for jobless, low income workers

SEOUL (Reuters) - President Moon Jae-in wants South Koreans to work less and earn more – and to achieve that his government has hiked the minimum wage and slashed the maximum length of the working week. But Heo Jeong, who serves barley tea samples at a Lotte Mart store in Seoul, says she lost a …

South Korea

Here's How To Work Out More Than Once A Day Without Hurting Your Body, According To Experts

Unlike the self-made athlete you see today, Julia in high school was far from athletic. You’ve heard of #TeamCardiNo, right? Well, way back when, I …

Exercise

The Kilauea Volcano Created a Tiny New ‘Island’ Off the Coast of Hawaii

It’s just one way the eruption has changed the Big Island's coastline.<p>Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May 3, and it briefly added a new island off the coastline. On Friday morning, researchers at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory noticed a new island of lava while flying over the …

Geology

Traces of Lost Society Found in 'Pristine' Cloud Forest

Science & Innovation<p>Deep in Ecuador’s lush Quijos Valley, a society thrived—and then disappeared. But a lake preserved its story.<p>In the 1850s, a team of botanists venturing into the cloud forest in the Quijos Valley of eastern Ecuador hacked their way through vegetation so thick they could barely …

South America

Prime Day: Amazon Offers DNA Testing at Bargain Basement Prices

The deals illustrate booming interest in hi-tech consumer science.<p>Spitting into a test tube and shipping it off to a corporate lab is all the rage as …

Molecular Biology

Carolyn Hax: After losing both parents at once, grieving takes as long as it takes

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My parents died in an accident a year and a half ago. We had a wonderful relationship, and they were part of my family’s day-to-day life. I grieve for them every day and still find it difficult to talk about them without tears. I see a grief</i> …

Grieving

How Pope Francis Is Changing the Catholic Church

It’s a June morning at the Vatican, and Pope Francis is wearing a hangdog expression—all watchful eyes and soft apostolic chins. It’s how he looks opposite strongmen in Myanmar or posing with Donald Trump or preparing to berate the Vatican hierarchy for being out of touch and insular. Today, …

Pope Francis

At least 23 injured as 'lava bomb' hits tour boat near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

One person was seriously injured and 22 others hurt after a "lava bomb" hit a tour boat near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, according to emergency officials.<p>Molten rock running into the ocean exploded and threw chunks of lava onto the Lava Ocean Tours boat, smashing a basketball-size …

Geology

How Ethiopia and Eritrea made peace

THE cold war between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea once seemed irresolvable. An uneasy stalemate had endured since 2000, when a UN-brokered peace …

Africa

Russia, World Cup, Espionage: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning. President Trump sides with Russia, France embraces multiculturalism and China steps up surveillance.</i><p><i>Here’s the latest:</i><p><b>•</b> <b>President Trump</b> stood next to President Vladimir Putin of Russia and went somewhere completely devoid of …

Robin Williams

Mischievous Dog Skillfully Evades His Human’s Attempts to Retrieve the GoPro in His Possession

A willful and rather mischievous German shepherd named Koby was having such a good time carrying a stick in his mouth with his human Daniel Brown‘s …

Pets

Prince William favours a parenting tactic popular with Super Nanny and his late mother

<b>Taking your children out is quite stressful even when you’re not a royal – even a tiny tantrum can incite judgement from passers by.</b><p>But when the …

Parenting

Why Having 'Big Picture' Thinkers on Your Team Could Actually Be Dangerous

Visionary thinking has its pros and cons. Learn how to navigate its potential pitfalls and set your company up for future success.<p>Every successful company has visionaries--people focused on long-term goals and the big-picture path to future success.<p>There are plusses and minuses to visionary …

Business Strategy

Three Musts For Moving Staff Through Change

When guiding staff through change, you never hear anyone say, “I know <i>too much</i> about what’s going on.”<p>Even when everything is in place for change to happen, moving from what was to the new reality can still be a difficult transition.<p>Early in my leadership career, I faced an employee restructuring. …

Leadership

The idea ancient people didn’t live until old age is a myth

You might have seen the cartoon: Two cavemen sitting outside their cave knapping stone tools. One says to the other: “Something’s just not right—our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past 30.”<p>This …

Demographics

The Secret To Great Leadership? Stop Being Fair

How can leaders truly tap the discretionary effort of their team members? How can they instill a sense of loyalty that translates into reduced turnover? What does <i>conventional</i> management get wrong?<p>Bill Erickson has studied great companies and great leaders for over 40 years. After 15 years as …

Leadership

Hold the Crab Meat Because the CDC Says It Could Make You Sick

A multi-state outbreak has already affected 12 people.<p>Put down the Old Bay, people. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is …

Public Health

Are these the last Dropka yak herders in Sikkim?

In the hills of northern Sikkim in northeast India, the Drokpa community live peaceful yet difficult lives. The hills resound with the songs the …

Sikkim

An iPhone survived 48 hours in the ocean and retained most of its battery

An iPhone 7 went for a dive, and lived a full 48 hours in the water to tell the tale. In what may be the most impressive story about a waterproof …

Scuba Diving