Benjamin Troyer

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Why This 60-Year-Old Woman Wants To Remain Lustful

When I was 18, my family doctor gave me my first gynecological exam. The examination table was in the same room as his desk. I sat in the chair across from this pudgy 60-something-year-old doctor. He puffed away at his pipe saying, "You know it's time you learned about love and lust. Then he handed …

Relationships

Monetary policies and falling inflation are behind currency turmoil

Two thousand years later the foreign-exchange markets are still in turmoil. In January the Swiss National Bank abandoned its policy of capping the Swiss franc against the euro, catching many traders and investors by surprise. As the franc rose by 30% in a few minutes, many foreign-exchange brokers …

Economics

US increasingly concerned that Russia is intent on partitioning Ukraine

With rebels having seized extra 200 square miles of territory, US’s leaking of talks about sending weapons to Kiev may be Obama’s way of warning Putin to back off<p>The public disclosure that the US is considering supplying lethal weaponry to Ukraine in its battle with Russian-backed separatists, …

Russia

What Nobody Tells You About Muslims and Arabs

For a long time, media scholars and researchers across the world have been talking about "The three B syndrome" in which Muslims and/or Arabs are always being portrayed as one of the three B's: billionaire, bomber, and belly dancer. I can also add "terrorists, bedouins and uneducated." It …

Religion

10 Times Amal Clooney Made Us Ask, 'George Who?'

We're going to be totally honest here: photos of Amal Clooney have been our computer desktop backgrounds since September. After her wedding weekend in Italy, it's safe to say that our love for her turned into an obsession.<p>When she isn't working hard as a human rights lawyer, she is stealing the …

Human Rights

In 24 Hours, Internet Helped Change Life Of Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

Sometimes a simple story can be life-changing.<p>That's what happened to James Robertson, a 56-year-old man from Detroit who walks 21 miles to and from work each day. The Detroit Free Press first covered the tale of Robertson's grueling commute, explaining that he leaves his home at 8 a.m. and does …

The Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads of 2015

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Women's Health

East Of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race And The Formation Of Silicon Valley

<i>What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?</i><p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …

Silicon Valley

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Solar System

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

Mind

10 behaviours that will ruin your career

Talent, skill, education, experience — all are important. But since no one does anything worthwhile on their own, treating other people with courtesy …