New Zealand is spending $4 million to help teens recover from a breakup

CNN — New Zealand thinks it’s time for its teens to say “thank you, next” to their exes and they’re spending millions to make it happen. Launched Wednesday, the Love Better campaign will receive $4 million (NZ$6.4 million) from the Department of Social Development over three years to help teens recover from a breakup and … Read more

Pandemic has lowered step count in US and we haven’t bounced back, study says

Editor’s Note: Sign up for the Fitness But Better newsletter series from CNN. Us seven part guide will help you adopt a healthy routine backed by experts. CNN — Americans have taken fewer steps during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they still haven’t gotten their mojo back, a new study finds. “On average, … Read more

World Happiness Report: The world’s happiest countries for 2023

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get the latest news on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — There is cause for optimism in the latest global happiness report. First, benevolence is about 25% higher than before the pandemic. “Benevolence toward others, especially … Read more

AI and the future of work: everything is about to change

New York CNN — You can ask in a few months a virtual assistant to transcribe meeting notes during a work call, summarize long email threads to quickly compose suggested replies, quickly create a specific chart in Excel, and turn a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation in seconds. And that’s only on Microsoft’s 365 … Read more

The World’s Best Places of 2023, According to TIME

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get the latest news on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — Gather around, some hot new travel inspiration just dropped. TIME magazine just released its annual list of the world’s best places, and we’re here to … Read more

OpenAI wants to make ChatGPT even more powerful with GPT-4

CNN — Nearly four months after OpenAI stunned the tech industry with ChatGPT, the company is releasing its next-generation version of the technology that powers the viral chatbot tool. In a blog post on Tuesday, OpenAI revealed GPT-4, which the company says can perform well on a range of standardized tests and also less likely … Read more

Water disasters at both ends of the spectrum — dry and wet — are intensifying as the planet warms, research shows

CNN — From prolonged droughts to severe flooding, the intensity of water-related disasters around the world has increased over the past two decades as global temperatures have risen to record levels, according to new research. The study by NASA scientists, published Monday in the journal Nature Water, found that increasingly frequent, widespread and intense droughts … Read more

British asylum law would ‘undermine’ international law, says UN refugee agency

London CNN — The UK government has insisted that a controversial plan to bar undocumented migrants from entering the country on small boats is legal, despite criticism from the United Nations and other global bodies. UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman this week introduced an illegal immigration bill to crack down on people crossing the English … Read more

China steps up diplomatic offensive with drastic budget increase — and hardened stance on US

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a thrice-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it’s affecting the world. Register here. Hong-Kong CNN — After three years of largely self-imposed isolation on the world stage, China is looking to ramp up … Read more

California Atmospheric River: Some California residents urged to prepare 2 weeks of essentials for expected flooding this week

CNN — California officials are urging residents to prepare for a powerful storm that will pummel the region with torrential rain later this week as the state continues to recover from massive amounts of snow that trapped mountain communities. About 16 million people in central and northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area and … Read more