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Journalism isn’t dying. But it’s changing WAY faster than most people understand.

By Chris Cillizza<p>Chris Cillizza<p>Bio<p>The New York Times made a smart move when it named Jim Rutenberg its new lead media writer. Rutenberg’s latest — on the ongoing BuzzFeed-ification of news and how journalism must/should change — is a very good read. And, while I don’t agree with every word in it, I …

Journalism

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

The science of “hangry”—why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry

Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at <i>you</i> when <i>they</i> were hungry? If so, you’ve experienced “hangry” (an amalgam of hungry and angry)—the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for a feed.<p>But where …

25 Moments That Changed America

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11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

Zooey Deschanel Just Put Her Adorable Mini-Estate On The Market

The "New Girl" star is asking $2.195 million for the ranch-style home.<p>Less than a month after purchasing a surprisingly straight-edge house with her fiancé Jacob Pechenik, actress and mother-to-be Zooey Deschanel has put her Hollywood Hills home on the market. According to Trulia, the indie darling …

The best thing McDonald's has ever done for public health

McDonald’s’ decision to only buy chickens that have been raised “without antibiotics important to human medicine” is being hailed as a necessarily aggressive step to address the growing problem of antibiotic abuse <b></b>in America’s meat supply chain.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration estimates that 80% …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Coconut

Doctors have figured out yet another reason girls are getting their periods earlier

Girls who drink sugary soda more often are more likely to start their menstrual cycles at a younger age, according to a new study (pdf) out of Harvard Medical School.<p>Researchers analyzed data from 5,583 girls in the Growing up Today Study (GUTS), surveying American children from 1996 to 2001, …

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Climate Change: 2014 Hottest Yet, Oceans Threatened, Solar Trees, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>OO 2014 Breaks World Heat Record</b> - both NOAA and NASA, federal US science agencies, agree it is the hottest year our planet has experienced since 1880, when records began.<p><i>New Record is Remarkable</i> in that previous global heat records …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

U.S. court upholds NY state vaccination requirement for students

(Reuters) - New York state’s requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public school does not violate parents’ religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan also ruled …

Blood-swept lands: the story behind the Tower of London poppies tribute

Photograph: David Levene/Guardian<p>Paul Cummins (right) ceramic artist, and Tom Piper, set designer, the two men behind the first world war memorial of ceramic …

Making your kid play organized sports could cost them their creativity

Youth sports are viewed as a rite of passage in a child’s development. If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children the value of hard work, builds character, and develops future leaders.<p>While the validity of these …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

New evidence that fast food is bad for kids’ learning

The consequences of a poor diet may have been laid bare by a new study published in Clinical Pediatrics (paywall), which suggests that children who eat regularly at McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, and the like don’t perform as well at school as their peers.<p>“Research has been focused on how children’s …

Protect Yourself From Hackers With A VPN Service [Up To 72% Off]

It works by creating a secured group of devices that can communicate anonymously across a public network (the Internet). They're a must-have if you use public WiFi, where you are most vulnerable to attack. Check out this article on Medium to see why.<p>Use the tools below (thanks to our friends at …

An open letter to America from a public school teacher

Dear America,<p>I’m sorry. You entrusted me with your children, and I have failed them. Please know that I had the best of intentions. I didn’t want to leave a child behind. I wanted to help them win this race to the top. You asked me to test them, and I tested them. I gave them choices: A, B, C, D, …

Women at Work: A Guide for Men

Even the most well-intentioned male managers can be clueless when dealing with women in the workplace<p>We are flooded with career-advice books for women. There are women’s networking groups and leadership conferences galore. But they’re all geared toward women, consumed primarily by women and …

Networking

2015 Preview: Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Budgets are getting bigger as homeowners upgrade their spaces.<p>Budgets are getting bigger as homeowners upgrade their spaces. This piece originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.

A scientist unlocks one of the mysteries of Arctic ice melt

On a bright day in early May, Chris Polashenski tromps across the ice north of Alaska — 100 miles from the nearest land — to sink half-a-dozen plastic pipes into the ice.<p>Other researchers are spread out around the <i>Healy</i>, a Coast Guard icebreaker. Some have begun drilling through the ice or sawing up …

What we know about the future of the Arctic is scary—what we don’t, scarier

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to five feet descended on beaches, farmers’ fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United States.<p>Traditionally, snowy owls …

Global Warming Already Locked In, World Bank Says

Economy<p>The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above …