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We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Healthy Casserole Recipes You Won't Believe Are Good for You

Let's start with this vibrant gratin, which can only be described as a vegetarian's dream dish. It's packed with antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and cauliflower and uses a lightened-up bechamel sauce. You read that right: This bechamel sauce uses olive oil instead of butter!

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Stanford Business School professor says many great leaders are inauthentic liars

In his book,"Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time," he assailed the leadership industry for spinning a false narrative about what truly makes a good leader.<p>"Leaders don't need to be true to themselves; in fact, being authentic is the opposite of what they should do," he …

The New York Stock Exchange is under attack for the way it handled the most volatile market in years

The New York Stock Exchange is under attack.<p>One of its biggest rivals, as well as electronic-trading firms that do business on the exchange, is criticizing the way it handled recent swings in the market.<p>At the heart of the matter is the way the NYSE operates: sticking with human traders at a time …

Wall Street

The fortune-teller of Kabul | May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled the hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?<p>Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the …

Tiny But Unforgettable Places You Could Stay In On Vacation

So, you'd like to mix it up on your next big trip. On your travel checklist: a place to stay that's equal parts offbeat and off the grid. We've got you covered. Here are six kooky alternatives to generic hotels.<p>So, you'd like to mix it up on your next big trip. On your travel checklist: a place to …

Northern Lights

China's economy isn't crashing, it's changing

The photo you see below was snapped recently in Beijing. It might not be that special to some readers, but in my 25 years of visiting the Chinese capital, I've never seen a blue sky because it's always been blotted out by yellow smog. Beijing is clearly undergoing a massive transformation right …

6 experts on what you should know about body language at work

But what does that really mean? And how can you use that information? We asked the experts.<p>When we talk about language, we almost always are referring to words and sentences, nouns, verbs, dependent clauses, and all the various things that we can write down.<p>However, human communication is much …

Afghan president in last-ditch attempt to repair ties with Pakistan

Ashraf Ghani sends top spy, diplomat and defence chief to Islamabad, but warns decisions made in coming weeks will affect bilateral ties for years<p>The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has sent his top spy, diplomat and defence chief to Pakistan for a last-ditch attempt to rescue a relationship which …

World Bank: clean energy is the solution to poverty, not coal

The world’s poorest populations need a low-carbon revolution to meet their needs and lift them out of poverty<p>It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power …

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These 5 Phrases Will Make You a Better Leader

These small phrases can have big impacts on your leadership skills.<p>Carpenters work with wood. Composers' medium is sound. Business leaders like you, however, work in words.<p>Think about it--whether it's persuading a prospective client, laying out your vision for your company, or motivating your …

Here's why China devalued its currency

Donald Trump may very well have a field day with today’s currency news, as analysts predict. But he shouldn’t.<p>Today China’s central bank devalued the …

The great Eastern European road trip, part one: island hopping in Croatia

On the first leg of a road trip to the Balkans and the Baltic, our writer and his family hurtle through the rain to reach the brilliant sunshine of Croatia<p>By the time we disembark from the ferry at Zeebrugge, I’m wondering if our great European adventure is going to be sunless. The drab landscape …

America enables mass murder: The inconvenient truth of the Aurora, Charleston and Lafayette shootings

<b>(AP/Charleston County Sheriff's Office)</b><p>Metadata collections will never stop domestic terrorism. It’s time we invest in our children like we do in our wars<p>Karen J. Greenberg<p>August 4, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Imagine that you’re in the FBI and you receive a tip …

Turning the Taliban: A Rare Visit to Deradicalization Center in Pakistan

World<p>BARA, Pakistan — The whitewashed mansion once housed a millionaire — but these days its marbled halls are home to a military experiment on returning former Taliban fighters to mainstream society.<p>The deradicalization center in war-torn Bara resembles a typical elite boarding school: there's a …

39 Books to Help You Make Decisions in Life

At Re:Think Decision Making in February, I asked participants to offer up some books on decision making. <i>(If you’d like to be one of the first to know</i> …

This surprising personality trait could make you more successful

If you're thinking "introvert" or "extrovert," you're probably wrong. The answer, according to a growing body of research, is "ambivert."<p>You can find out if you're an ambivert by taking this assessment, created by popular author Daniel Pink. (A quiz featured on the website Quiet Revolution also …

Iraq policy of sending students abroad begins to bear fruit at home

Higher Committee for Education Development scheme helps to create new professional class capable of rebuilding public sector and challenging Islamic State<p>Sitting in his secluded office tucked behind rows of blast walls in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Zuhair Humadi is busy plotting alternative means of …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

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'We should be very clear: China is at virtual war with the United States'

"It's very serious indeed," geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, told Business Insider.<p>"China's offensive cyber capabilities have consistently surprised the United States in terms of breadth and sophistication of attacks.<p>"The latest attacks revealed yesterday show millions …

These are books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer

We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

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Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans over voting restrictions

Hillary Rodham Clintonpositioned herself as a crusader for voting rights Thursday, calling for an overhaul of election laws so that every citizen would automatically be registered to vote on their 18th birthday.<p>In a speech at<p>Texas Southern Universityin Houston, a historically black college, Clinton …

Chuck Blazer: FIFA execs took bribes ahead of '98, '10 World Cups

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA executive committee member and a key player in the ongoing corruption investigation into international soccer's governing body, admitted that he and other officials took bribes ahead of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, court records show.<p>In a 40-page document that …

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Where Are the China Hawks?

The greatest potential threat to America’s national security involves Beijing, not Iran or “radical Islam.”<p>On Monday, Lindsey Graham announced his presidential candidacy in a speech devoted mostly to foreign policy. He mentioned variations of the word “Islam” six times. He said “the nuclear …

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place<p>The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin …