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13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

California's housing crunch has turned liberals against one another

American Issues<p>BERKELEY, Calif. — A median-priced one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for nearly $3,300 a month. In the Silicon Valley community of San Mateo, the median home will set you back almost $1.4 million. Even in semi-rural Petaluma in Sonoma County, at least an hour drive from …

San Francisco

Anti-anxiety drug found to undo some of alcohol's ill effects on the brain

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is …

Is Eating Meat Really Bad For The Environment?

There is currently a pervading belief that eating meat is de facto bad for the environment, as if the argument has been definitively decided. …

Elizabeth Warren takes to Facebook Live after being silenced in the Senate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not someone who agrees to be shut down and put in a corner.<p>After she was silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

Social Media

We're Asking The Wrong Questions About GMOs

It's not just about whether genetically-modified organisms are safe to eat. We need to know if they can help fix our failing food system.<p>The scientific community has reached a consensus: It’s generally safe for genetically-modified organisms to be in our food. But most people aren’t buying it.<p>The …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity

Crop-breeding innovations are merely a short-term solution for falling yields. Only agricultural diversity can ensure food security and resilience<p>As a new year dawns, it is hard not to be dazzled by the current pace of technological change in food and agriculture. Only last month, news emerged of a …

9 Exciting Space Movies to Watch in 2017

Photo Credit: EuropaCorp<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Exciting space action will take center stage on the big screen this year, with the return of the …

Ayn Rand and Corporate Tax Cuts Won’t Mend the Economy

In a post on LinkedIn the other day, Ray Dalio, one of the world's richest and most successful hedge-fund managers, offered some thoughts on the incoming Trump Administration. If "you haven’t read Ayn Rand lately, I suggest that you do as her books pretty well capture the mindset," Dalio, the …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

All of our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way — here are the different types of GM technology

You've probably eaten "cloned" food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the "organic" section of your local supermarket.<p>Anti-GM dogma is obscuring the real debate over what level of …

Organisms

Here's what comes next in the fight against climate change

Many expected the conference to be a talk shop with not many effective results. Obviously it's too early for any tangible results to be seen - but the agreement has many positive points.<p>The long-term goal of limiting temperature increases to 2°C - or a second, more ambitious target of 1.5°C - …

The farm that grows climate change solutions

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is "farming carbon" — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while …

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

<i>This is the 3rd in a four-part post on using ecosystems to store carbon. Part 1 was about the need to bring the Earth's carbon cycle back into balance. Part 2 discussed how restoring carbon sinks is a necessary part of America's climate action plan. In this part, I describe why we should not always</i> …

Reducing food losses and waste in sub-Saharan Africa

Surplus maize being delivered to a grain bank constructed with the assistance of FAO in Zomba, Malawi, for storage. Photo © FAO/ Edward Ogolla<p><b>24</b> …

We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back?

Coastal dead zones, global warming, excess algae blooms, acid rain, ocean acidification, smog, impaired drinking water quality, an expanding ozone …

Carbon Farming: Hope for a Hot Planet

Carbon farming. The phrase is suddenly on the lips of every major player in the sustainable food movement.<p>Michael Pollan deemed it agriculture’s …

How Vertical Farming is Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

Traditional farming is taking a huge toll on the environment—a problem that’s set to worsen due to our ever-growing global population. Yet there are …

Google processes 2m pirated content takedown requests a day

Google’s transparency report shows that the search giant currently processes more than two million requests to remove links to pirated content from its search results each day.<p>TorrentFreak notes that the company received a whopping 65 million takedown notices from 5,609 different copyright holders …

How Developing Nations Can Leapfrog Developed Countries with the Sharing Economy

<i>This essay is the third in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by Arianna Huffington is available here. Part one is available here. Part two is here. Part four is here. Stay tuned for responses from leading global figures and …

New tool simulates how climate change will affect our rangelands

We usually turn to computer simulation tools when we want to find out what our future climate will look like. For rangelands, which are natural …

Climate Change

The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden’s Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …

Bank earnings jump even as interest rates rise

Second-quarter earnings surged at two of the nation's largest banks, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, as reduced loan losses more than offset the beginnings of a slowdown in mortgage lending provoked by rising interest rates.<p>JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo both beat analysts' consensus estimates, …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Science News<p>Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying …

Air pollution is killing as many as 2.4 million people each year

No one looks up at the smog-enshrouded skies of Beijing or New Delhi and thinks they’re healthy. But until recently, quantifying the impact of air pollution on human health has been, well, hazy. As a result, governments have been lax on the pollution spewed by cars, factories and power plants.<p>Here …

Can Big Data solve the mystery of suicide?

Everywhere on the Internet, we're trailed by bots that inspect our searches and social chatter, attempting to predict what we're going to buy, watch or who we might date next. But in the middle of all that commerce-friendly jibber jabber, some people are saying, in not so many words, "I am going to …