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Merkel shares photo of her with Trump on sidelines of G-7

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a photo prominently featuring her and President TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers …

Angela Merkel

DoD explains what’s being done about water contamination on bases

A new searchable database compiled by Military Times from DoD-released data has raised a lot of questions from military personnel and families who …

Water

An Indian state banned pesticides. Tourism and wildlife flourished. Will others follow?

SORENG, India — Fifteen years ago, the tiny Indian state of Sikkim launched a radical experiment: Its leaders decided to phase out pesticides on every farm in the state, a move without precedent in India — and probably the world.<p>The change was especially significant for India, a country whose …

Agriculture

You’ll Be Happier at Work If Your Job Meets These Two Psychological Needs

I used to have a job embalming and dissecting dead bodies for a local medical school, which used them to teach students about surgery and anatomy. …

Psychology

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Critical Thinking

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

How spies can use your cellphone to find you — and eavesdrop on your calls and texts

Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, security experts and U.S. officials say.<p>Federal officials acknowledged the privacy risk to Americans in a …

Surveillance

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who was written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

ER bills: even in-network hospitals can have high medical prices - Vox

You can’t avoid surprise medical bills even with a “PhD in surprise billing.”<p>On January 28, 34-year-old Scott Kohan woke up in an emergency room in downtown Austin, Texas, with his jaw broken in two places, the result of a violent attack the night before.Witnesses called 911, which dispatched an …

Health Care

Nikki Haley's Twitter account raises protocol concerns

Critics question the U.N. ambassador's mixture of the personal and the official online.<p>Ever since she took over as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s personal Twitter account has been an object of fascination for the diplomatic set.<p>On the @nikkihaley handle, the rising …

Social Media

Did China make a $200 billion trade offer to the US? Beijing says no

China and the United States are offering different accounts of what has been discussed in high-stakes talks this week to avoid a trade war.<p>US officials on Thursday told CNN that Beijing had proposed boosting Chinese purchases of American goods by around $200 billion in an attempt to reduce the …

China

The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel

Some people heard the word “laurel” in a short audio clip that became internet-famous this week, while others heard the not-word “yanny.” This proves …

A quick beginner’s guide to drawing

6 drawing exercises to get you started right now!<p>The <b>basic craft of drawing</b> is about two things: you learn <b>to control your hand</b> and <b>to see</b>.<p><i>Tip: For the</i> …

5 more drawing exercises

on the difference between seeing and knowing<p>The following exercises are <b>a bit more advanced</b> than the ones in the “Quick beginner’s guide to drawing”, …

EPA pesticide settlement comes under scrutiny

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to dramatically scale back a pesticide fine on a California company has raised eyebrows, …

A Beginner’s Guide into the World of Freelance UX Design

Don’t be scared.<p>There’s no question that making the jump into becoming a freelance UX designer comes with its unique set of pros/cons and is not …

We are haunted more by regrets about not becoming the person we wanted to be, than not becoming the person we were expected to be

Regrets about not becoming our “ideal selves” are more enduring than regrets about not becoming our “ought selves”<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIn research …

Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram

Stephen Hawking has revealed from beyond the grave his final scientific theory - that the universe is a hologram.<p>The cosmologist, who died on March 14, has challenged previous theories of cosmic "inflation" and the "multiverse" in a new paper published in the Journal Of High Energy …

Physics

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

Bill Gates: You might not make time to read this type of book—but you should

Bill Gates' obsession with reading started early on. As a kid, his parents gave him "an arbitrary budget to buy books, so I got to read a lot," he …

Self-improvement

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

NakedWines.com USA Sweet Spot Quiz $50 NSU FD

You buy a $100 Napa Cab…what’s the value of the juice inside the bottle?<p>Right!<p>Nope!<p>Okay, how about a $35 bottle?<p>Right!<p>Nope!<p>So the less you spend on a …

Quizzes

Why WPP’s Cryptic Handling of Martin Sorrell’s Resignation Is the Wrong Move

“To this day, the improprieties that prompted Sir Martin to step down have yet to be made known, which seems unusual in an industry where such …

Naples mayor tells US Navy submarine to keep out

The fast-attack Virginia-class submarine John Warner fired six Tomahawk cruise missiles in Friday’s allied airstrikes against Syria.<p>Now the mayor of …

Upgradeable smart contracts in Ethereum

Imagine a world where a software is maintaining millions of dollars worth of money, but there is an exploit which allows the hacker to take all that …

NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

<b>(CNN) —</b> Passengers aboard a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday struggled to pull a woman back into the plane after she was sucked into a hole left by a shattered window, witnesses said.<p>The woman died, officials said.<p>The woman was sitting on the left side of the plane when something in …

Exclusive: China seeks trade firewall with U.S. allies in rush of ambassador meetings - sources

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China's international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.<p>Some of the …

Undercover author finds Amazon warehouse workers in UK 'peed in bottles' over fears of being punished for taking a break

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may be the world's richest person, with a net worth of about $112 billion (£78 billion), but at least some of those working on his warehouse floors are apparently so desperate to keep their jobs that they don't even take time to use a restroom.<p>The author James Bloodworth …