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Experts Aghast At Russian Claim Of Nuclear-Powered Missile With Unlimited Range

In his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed cruise missile that he claimed could fly indefinitely and deliver a warhead to any point on the earth's surface.<p>The weapon seems so fantastical that some analysts simply …

North Korea

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>Amanda Rice knows how hard it is to run at the end of a long day. On top of her duties as a U.S. naval officer, Rice is a dentist and makes annual trips abroad to assist with community dentistry in places like Guatemala …

Marathons

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Black Hat

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Los Angeles

Boeing 747 retirement: Farewell to the 'Queen of the Skies'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time in 48 years, you can't buy a ticket on a US airline to fly on a Boeing 747.<p>On January 3, Delta Air Lines Flight 9771 touched down in Marana, Arizona, an arid boneyard for stored and cannibalized jetliners. A three-hour-and-33-minute journey from Atlanta.<p>The last of the …

Aviation

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

Who'll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics

Tia Geri is the shortest player on her club soccer team. But that doesn’t stop her teammates from looking up to her. Geri, who turned 17 last month, …

These DNA Diet Apps Want to Rule Your Health | Backchannel

<b>First there was the grapefruit diet</b>—promising that the tart monotony of grapefruit after grapefruit would finally reveal your abs. There were more: …

Genetics

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years

At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story<p>Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he walked away from society, not to …

Pacific Ocean

Studio 54: 10 Wild Stories From Club's Debauched Heyday

Horses on the dance floor, an orgy in the street, Andy Warhol and Donald Trump sightings, and other tales from NYC's most legendary nightspot<p>For 33 …

I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry

A growing number of people feel like an old carton of milk, with an expiration date stamped on their wrinkled foreheads. One paradox of our time is that Baby Boomers enjoy better health than ever, remain young and stay in the workplace longer, but feel less and less relevant. They worry, …

Leadership

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion

The Big Business Of Bridge Lights

New York and London are following cities like Memphis and San Francisco and installing LED lighting displays along their river crossings. And it’s not for aesthetics alone: The projects are driving significant economic investment.<p>Stretching nearly one mile across the Mississippi River between …

Urban Design

A Look Inside Britain's Plucky (and Criminally Overlooked) Space Program

James Ball's love of space is matched only by his love of the UK, so you can imagine his joy at combining the two. Now, if you find yourself thinking …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

He invented the black box, but David Warren may never be a household name

These days, one of the first things investigators look for in a plane crash is the "black box" flight recorder.<p>After a disaster, the search for the …

Inventions

The Myth and Magic of California Style

How the Golden State dictates what we wear, from Venice Beach to Silicon Valley.<p>Everyone’s got a California. Mine starts at birth, in San Diego. It carries into the Bay Area through age 7, after which my family relocated to the suburbs of Boston. That’s where it took on greater force.<p>California …

San Francisco

You May Be Surprised at How Many People Have Crossed the Line With Their 'Work Spouse'

Bonding with work peers has always been an important part of office life, but employees are taking things to the next level. There is a growing tendency toward taking a "work spouse," i.e., a colleague whom one confides in and deeply trusts.<p>A new survey from digital media company Captivate found …

Employment

How Two Florida Gym Rats Conquered the Shadowy World of Dietary Supplements

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

See world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam | CNN Travel

Vietnam

A Runaway Truck Ramp Stops an Out-Of-Control Big Rig Way Faster Than You Thought

You've seen them on hilly highways everywhere, but you've probably never had the chance to see an escape ramp at work.<p>You've probably passed by dozens of runaway truck ramps without ever paying much attention to them. To a driver in a normal family vehicle, they're largely irrelevant.<p>But to a …

The Best Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Right Now During Those Long Work Hours

It’s deeper than ‘Serial.’<p>Commuting and working can be a bummer. Staring at the clock as it counts down to 5 o’clock can make time drag at an even slower, more snail-like pace than usual. One of the few ways commuters and workers can escape the recursive loop of counting down the minutes until …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Virtual Reality

14 Tips For Getting Much More Out Of Gmail

No one <i>likes</i> email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every week sorting through it, which is terrible.<p>And for a whole lot of people, those 13 hours are spent on Gmail -- around the world, 900 million people use it. It's a …

Productivity

This Is What Pac-Man's Creator Thinks 35 Years Later

He’s made billions off slot-fed quarters, starred in 15 mobile games since 2008, featured in that goofy Bud Light commercial at this year’s Super …

Retrogaming

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed."<p>It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. A wild shootout in broad daylight left …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

French Fries