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What just happened? Experts break it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN Opinion asked a group of expert commentators to weigh in with their reactions to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. The views expressed here are solely theirs.<p>S. Nathan Park: At least we're not on the path to nuclear war<p>It would be wise to focus on the big …

North Korea

Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read

On Friday, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death at the age of 61 provoked not just an outpouring of love from grateful fans, but a flood of stories …

Anthony Bourdain

By threatening Canada on trade, Trump risks the greatest defense partnership in US history

As Donald Trump joins a hostile G7 meeting in Quebec City today, an old friendship is on the line.<p>Relations between the US and other G7 nations have waxed and waned, but since WWII, Americans and Canadians have slept soundly under the protection of a friendly US-Canadian bond that spans 5,500 miles …

Canada

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

<b>On a bright November morning</b>, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and sole owner of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

'God of War' has an incredible story. Here are some tips to help you fully enjoy it.

<i>God of War</i> sure has grown up.<p>The days of gratuitous sex and violence are over. Kratos is older and wiser, and he's got a second shot at being a …

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

Amazing Timelapse Featuring 130 Years of National Geographic Magazine Covers in Under Two Minutes

National Geographic released the first copy of their iconic magazine in 1888. To kick off their 130th birthday celebrations in 2018, they created an …

Time-lapse Photography

Don't start your start-up in college. And whatever you do, don't drop out

<b>Question: I am about to finish my second year of college. I have an amazing idea for a business and so I want to drop out and start my start-up but my parents are against it. Could you please help me convince them that I am right and they are wrong? — Jesse</b><p><i>Answer:</i> Sorry, no can do.<p>Score one for the …

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

Meet the ‘Lady Gaga of Mathematics’ helming France’s AI task force

A spider brooch-wearing mathematician<p>On a crisp Saturday morning in Orsay, a southwestern suburb of Paris with some 16,500 inhabitants, the rue de Paris was bustling. But while many residents were doing their usual weekend shopping at the fishmonger or the butcher shop, further up the street, in a …

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

East London

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

Here's everything you need to know about the technology powering the bitcoin cryptocurrency today and, soon, a myriad of services that will change your life.<p><i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're …

How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality

The technology helps quarterbacks learn plays, first responders recover from PTSD, and everyone get a grip on climate change.<p>Since tech wizard Jaron Lanier made virtual reality popular in the 1990s, many claims have been made about its transformative power. Most of these have proved to be hype and …

Virtual Reality

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

How Delivery Apps May Put Your Favorite Restaurant Out of Business

When Michelle Gauthier opened Mulberry & Vine, in 2013, so-called fine-casual restaurant chains like Sweetgreen and Dig Inn had not yet blanketed New York City in grain bowls and kale-Caesar salads. Gauthier, who lives in Tribeca, wished that there were somewhere other than the salad bar at Whole …

UberEATS

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google

Fired Google engineer James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, …

The Workplace

Keeping Robots Friendly: Meet The Woman Teaching AI About Human Values

Anca Dragan has a cool name, an impressive CV and an important job. While many roboticists focus on making AI better, faster and smarter, Dragan is also concerned about robot quality control. In anticipation of robots moving into every area of our lives, she wants to ensure our interactions with …

Artificial Intelligence

How Marvel's Black Panther Marks a Major Milestone

The Revolutionary<br>Power of <i>Black Panther</i><p><b>Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone</b> <br>By <b>JAMIL SMITH</b><p><b>The first movie I remember seeing</b> in a theater had a …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Public Health

Nintendo's Newest Switch Accessories Are Fun Cardboard Toys

Suffice to say the Nintendo Switch is a hit beyond what anyone could have expected. The versatile, modular console sold more than 10 million units in …

Retrogaming

3 Ways To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback during a performance review or after giving a presentation. But what does it really mean? And how do you make the shift from being tactical to thinking and acting more strategic? Ever wondered if it’s even …

Leadership

Legal Weed Isn’t The Boon Small Businesses Thought It Would Be

As California opens its market Jan. 1, Washington state’s experience serves as a warning.<p>The business of selling legal weed is big and getting …

Cannabis

10 ways America is falling behind

If 2017 has seemed to you like a long and terrible year filled with bad news, then here's some good news to close things out: you were right! On a …

Mass Shootings

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

The history of 2017 in seven charts

When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, where the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened. But what were the broader trends of the year? Here we try to …

Sexual Harassment