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Who’s happy? Not Americans

If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth,...

So much analysis of Trump’s mind

Amateur psychoanalysts have put Donald Trump on the couch, calling him a sociopath, unhinged, a narcissist. Amid all this psych-talk, there is one group of people who aren't talking as much: the professionals. Or...

Leadership and mental illness

Some of America's greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil...

Getting down to work on climate deal

With world leaders back home, it's time for the hardcore climate negotiators to work on the more mundane guts of a deal. Generally climate negotiations follow a certain rhythm, veteran negotiators and observers say. Wednesday...

So, who gets the biggest slice of the federal budget pie?

Who gets what share of the federal budget pie has shifted over the decades, with the military taking less and entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid getting far more. Education, housing and...

A crash course in Ebola and the climate of fear it spawns

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian —...

Obama using data to force focus on climate change

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. The White House on Wednesday announced an initiative to provide private companies and local governments better...