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HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

37 Energy Bites Recipes for On-the-Go Snacking

Whether it's first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution; a sugary …

Healthy Eating

How to banish back-seat boredom on a family road trip

Kids are not baggage – you can’t just sling them in the boot. I know because I’ve tried. A bored child can turn into an insufferable one when you are trapped together for hours in a claustrophobic car.<p>But don’t despair. Here are some of the ways you can prime their imaginations for a trip before …

Kids

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

Caring parents make for happier adults, research finds

The legacy of controlling parents last far into adulthood, scientist have discovered<p>Children brought up by caring parents rather than controlling ones, grow up to be happier and more satisfied throughout their adult lives, a study suggests.<p>New research has found that parents who invade their …

Crowds flock to Georgia to pay tribute to cancer-stricken Jimmy Carter

The former president has taught Sunday school in Plains, Ga., for decades, and since his cancer diagnosis, the pews have been packed.<p>The former president has taught Sunday school in Plains, Ga., for decades, and since his cancer diagnosis, the pews have been packed.<p>PLAINS, Ga. — The cars and SUVs …

'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

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. …

As women finish Ranger course, military faces new pressure on gender barriers

The graduation this week of two female soldiers from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School has put new pressure on the U.S. military to make women eligible to serve across its combat ranks, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>The historic achievement by the two women, who are expected to …

Military

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.<p>Amy Amidon has listened to war stories on a daily basis for almost a decade.<p>As a clinical psychologist at the Naval …

Syracuse University

PTSD may increase heart attack, stroke risk in women

<b>(CNN) —</b> New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.<p>Post-traumatic stress disorder can wreak havoc on a person's ability to deal with small disturbances, such as a loud noise or an upsetting story in the news, and it can keep …

Medical Research

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

Workouts

Uber and the Not-Quite-Independent Contractor

This question of whether an Uber driver is an employee doesn't matter just to Uber.<p>As you may have heard, the on-demand car-service juggernaut lost a …

Class Action

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.<p>Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who …

Uber faces FTC complaint over its plans to track you all the time

Uber announced a new privacy policy back in May that will allow it to track you even when you’re not currently using its app. The new agreement comes into effect on July 15, and unsurprisingly it’s now facing a legal challenge.<p>Washington D.C.’s Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is …

Hackers target Polish airline LOT, ground 1,400 passengers

The attack occurred at around 4:00 pm local time (1500 GMT), and targeted the airline's ground operations system, it said in a statement.<p>The incident, which led to the cancellation of 10 flights departing from Warsaw, was resolved by 9:00 pm.<p>"This is the first attack of its kind," LOT spokesman …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

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Journalism

Opinion: What we get wrong about Iran

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Welcome America," exclaimed the smiling Iranian official at passport control when I arrived at 2:30 a.m. in Shiraz, Iran. They weren't the first words I expected to hear in a country known for its "Death to America" slogans. But the greeting was only the first of many reminders on my …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq War

Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.<p>Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party …

Middle East

93-Year-Old World War II Veteran Finally Gets High School Diploma

A 93-year-old World War II veteran finally received a diploma this week from the high school he attended in Alabama before he had to drop out because …

Stanley McChrystal on how to shake up the military

"I've dealt with a lot of chief executive officers who could walk in and be general officers in the military tomorrow. All we'd have to do is get them a uniform and a rank."<p>And not only could CEOs jump right in as high-ranking officers, says retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, but he adds that the …

Millennials leaving church in droves

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un 'poisoned his aunt'

Defector claims that Kim Jong-un ordered his bodyguards to kill his aunt six months after executing her husband<p>North Korea’s “supreme leader” ordered his bodyguards to poison his aunt, according to a defector.<p>Kim Jong-un, who inherited the leadership of Asia’s Stalinist state at the age of 30, …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology