Alex Riedinger

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Take a look at these amazing photos of Iran before the revolution

But he also he pushed the country to adopt Western-oriented secular modernization, allowing some degree of cultural freedom.<p>Under the Shah's rule, Iran's economy and educational opportunities expanded. Britain and the US counted Iran as their major ally in the Middle East, and the Shah forcefully …

South Asia

10 Weird Ways to Be Happy Today, Backed by Science

2. Keep a diary: Rereading it brings joy<p>To learn to find more gratitude and joy in every day—not just special occasions, the boring days, too—try …

Happiness

How to Use Same Day Flight Changes to Your Advantage

One of the perks I enjoy most about my Diamond elite status, is the ability to Same Day Confirm for free to other flights when traveling …

So you wanna be a data scientist? A guide to 2015's hottest profession

Are you good at math? Like, <i>really</i> good at math? Do you also know Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry?<p>On the off chance …

Does 'Blue Hole' hold secret to Mayan collapse?

Everything from overhunting and a peasant uprising to deforestation and an alien invasion has been proposed to explain why the Mayan civilization collapsed, <i>Smithsonian</i> notes. But one theory has been gaining ground in recent years: extreme drought.<p>Now more evidence has surfaced to support the …

The price of oil is down, so why have airline ticket prices not dropped? - Canada Q&A

The Associated Press<p>From Danielle Neziol, Toronto<p>“It is no secret that airlines have profited immensely from the dramatic drop in oil prices, as fuel is their number one operating cost,” writes Danielle Neziol in Toronto. “So why have airline ticket prices not dropped yet?<p>Greg Keenan, The Globe’s …

Oil price drops: Don't panic, really

The recent drop in crude prices won’t kill off the US shale oil industry. It’ll just make it more efficient.<p>Profit margins and break-even points are …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

The Economy Takes A Dip, But Analysts Look For It To Snap Back

The Commerce Department on Thursday said the U.S. economy shriveled during the icy winter, contracting at a 1 percent pace.<p>So does that news leave you feeling chilled with disappointment, or revved up for a summer rebound?<p>How consumers and business owners answer may determine the direction of jobs …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …