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The war against Pope Francis

His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt. By Andrew Brown<p>Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or …

Religion

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Cooking

27 Foods To Eat At Suhoor That Release Energy Throughout The Day During Ramadan

Even if breakfast comes before dawn, it's still the most important meal of your day. Drink two glasses of water at every suhoor and follow these tips.<p>If you celebrate Ramadan, you know that during the next hot summer month you won't be able to eat or drink anything — including water — from before …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

Kids

Small Swaps for Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight, making small adjustments to your eating habits can be just as effective as major life changes. Read on to discover …

Afghanistan-Pakistan Treaty on the Kabul River Basin?

Pakistani officials and experts have, time and again, suggested the negotiation of an Afghanistan-Pakistan treaty to regulate the sharing of the …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Nutrition

12 IKEA Products Every Renter Should Know About

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>Two monumental things happened to me in June 2008: my son was born and an IKEA opened a mile from my apartment. Any New Yorker …

Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam

<b>THE ISLAMIC JESUS</b><b><br>How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims</b><br>By Mustafa Akyol<br>275 pp. St Martin’s Press. $26.99.<p>How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and contributing …

Try this quick and easy oven-steamed salmon recipe for dinner tonight

If you're a salmon fan, this recipe from former Food columnist Russ Parsons is one of the easiest dishes you can make: Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and slide it in the oven over a pan of boiling water. That's it. The salmon will be ready in about 20 minutes, when …

Could the timing of meals help you lose weight?

More evidence suggests it may not be all about <i>what</i> you eat, but <i>when</i> you eat that will help you control your weight.<p>People who finished eating all their meals by early afternoon had smaller fluctuations in hunger and burned slightly more fat than people who ate throughout the day, a small new study …

Nutrition

A New Innovation for Type 2 Diabetes

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>It is often the simple fixes …

Empire shaped the world. There is an abyss at the heart of dishonest history textbooks | Moni Mohsin

Nearly 90,000 Indian soldiers laid down their lives for Britain in the second world war, yet the scale of that sacrifice – and the troubled history of the imperial project – is barely recognised<p>When I was a child in Lahore in Pakistan, my parents employed a driver called Sultan. Sultan, a retired …

London School of Economics

The Guardian view on climate change: good news – but not yet good enough | Editorial

Eleven of the last 12 months have been the hottest on record. Though progress on cutting carbon emissions is encouraging, more must be done<p>The Montreal protocol is the most successful environmental treaty in history, and arguably one of the most successful of any international pact. It phased out …

Climate

Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Please Everyone

If you didn’t already know we’re obsessed with avocados, you haven’t been reading closely. Getting tired of your usual schmear and run? Shake things …

Simplified Design: Home Decor Apps Make Decorating Easy

(Image credit: Homestyler)<p>Furniture is <i>heavy</i>, not to mention a big investment. Don't you wish you could virtually move things around to see what a new …

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-help

Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change

To cut its emissions drastically, the city has started to fundamentally rethink how a city should work.<p>As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat distant-sounding future. New York City plans to cut emissions 80% by 2050. That’s …

Samantha Bee: Republicans aren’t brave for disavowing Donald Trump. They created him.

Samantha Bee

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:31 p.m. June 21, 2018<p>This …

Israeli settlements have grown during the Obama years

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. "It is time for these settlements to stop," he declared.<p>As Obama heads into the home stretch of his presidency, …

Israel

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>60<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read

As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport<p>To begin with, auditions taught me to get through airports. In the end, it was the other way around. I’m an actor. Since I was a teenager I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural …

Slumdog Millionaire

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart?

As a species, humans are incredibly smart. We tell stories, create magnificent art and astounding technology, build cities, and explore space. We haven’t been around nearly as long as many other species, but in many respects we’ve accomplished more than any have before us. We eat them and they …

Colin Kaepernick’s protest highlights America’s racist, hypocritical attitude toward patriotism

Systemic racism exists in structures and institutions, legislative policy and social practice. It also survives in some of the nation’s most treasured artifacts, prized as symbols of American patriotism.<p>America’s value of rugged individualism has long taken a backseat to that of herd-mentality …

African-American News

The Virtual Surgeons of Syria

A team of doctors across the world is helping the only two medical professionals left in one besieged town in Syria—via cell phone.<p>Earlier this year, a Syrian American orthopedic surgeon was shopping with his two toddlers at a Walmart in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when he heard the familiar ping of a …

How to Properly Clear *Everything* Off Your iPhone

If you’re considering selling your iPhone, you probably know to delete all your info off of it. But you’re probably doing it wrong. There are tons of secret places on your phone where data hides, and if you resell it without checking everything, you’re opening yourself up to some serious security …

Jo Cox: Mother, humanitarian, politician killed by attacker

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before she was attacked and killed Thursday, Jo Cox was known for her vocal stances in the Brexit debate and other political flashpoints -- as well as her beloved persona in and out of Britain's Parliament.<p>"You just can't fault the woman. She was perfect in every single way," fellow Labour …

Labour Party