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How free is Poland?

Revolutions don't happen under conditions of total oppression. To stand up against authoritarian rule, people need some fresh air – at least a few inches of freedom to think and organise. In Poland 25 years ago one free newspaper and a few trade unions started an avalanche. But there was one more …

The doctors' declaration of faith

THE scene had a melodramatic touch: two stone tablets with an engraved Declaration of Faith by Polish doctors who recognise “the primacy of God’s …

The Week in Review: Live From Latin America

Inside Flipboard / June 6, 2014<p>Connected by language and history, Latin America is a broad tapestry of many different people and ideas. An important …

The 20 photographs of the week

Neymar, the escalating violence in Israel, the centenary of the first world war – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

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Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …