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6 key questions ahead of 'Game of Thrones'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years, hard-core fans awaiting new episodes of HBO's smash hit show "Game of Thrones" have more or less known what's coming.<p>Besides winter, of course.<p>That's because the show's first five seasons have mostly followed the storylines of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series …

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Saudi Arabia Strikes Out

Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served for forty years as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister and was one of the kingdom’s most recognizable leaders, died on July 9th, at the age of seventy-five. He was, in the words of the <i>Financial Times</i>, “a colossus of Arab diplomacy,” and one of the last surviving …

Organic farming is actually worse for climate change than conventional farming

Organic food is booming right now, as more and more people choose what they perceive to be healthier, more environmentally friendly food.<p>But a new study published in the June issue of Agriculture and Human Values suggests that organic farming, as it currently stands, is not as sustainable as it …

Agriculture

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Leadership

When playing dumb at work can actually advance your career

I know what you're thinking: This sounds like a terrible idea. In a setting where your goal is to show how capable you are, why would you ever want …

Employment

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

The Real Reason the World is Boycotting Israel: It Has Nothing to Do With Gaza

Jesse Bogner and Aaron Chester, Israel<p>This is a written exchange with my friend Aaron Chester. We are both Americans living in Israel. Our goal was to dissect the recent boycotts of Israel and the general lack of support for Israel internationally and come to meaningful solutions.<p>Jesse: Israel has …

Why the Crisis in Yemen Could Tilt Mideast Power From Saudi Arabia Toward Iran, Turkey and Pakistan

Does anybody remember the old Cold War geopolitical concept of the "northern tier states?" They consisted of three countries -- Turkey, Iran and Pakistan (and sometimes Afghanistan) that lay along the southern border of the Soviet Union; they were perceived in the West as a potential bulwark …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Are You Falling Out of Love?

People who question whether they should stay in a long-term relationship are often deeply conflicted about their decisions, especially if the partner they are going to leave behind will be wounded. By the time they come to see me, they have usually struggled with their feelings for a long time, …

Game Plan for Less Boring Sex

All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually this is 1-3) and he's STILL not happy." I ask if they enjoy the sex, and they say, "Yeah, sometimes." So basically, here is what's happening in a lot of marriages (and reverse the genders if that's …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

How to Spend Less Money on Your Favorite Ingredients

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: This New Year, resolve to hack your way to a better, fancier ingredients -- without</i> …

5 Healthy and Delicious New Year's Resolution-Worthy Dishes

You know the drill. January 1st. We make promises to ourselves in earnest. We go strong for a few months, and then slowly, that treadmill becomes a coatrack again. Well, I've blown enough New Year's resolutions to know that I probably won't go to the gym four times a week in 2015. But eating well …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.<p>For instance, the chart below shows how much money you would have to save each month, …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Opinion: Arab world moving in reverse | DW | 15.11.2014

When the Arab world launched into a huge wave of protests three years ago, the most frequently heard slogan was that people wanted to topple the …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

How Not Understanding The Way Men Hear Your Words Could Be Ruining Your Dating Life

I want to ask you a question, ladies. Do you understand who the opposite sex really is and how they hear what you say? A common misconception is that the opposite sex will react to life the same way you would.<p>A friend and I used to laugh that the men we were looking for were really women's …