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Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Self-improvement

Islamic State and the ‘blood antique’ trade

Terrorist groups generate millions from looted artefacts, most of which disappear into private collections, writes Andrea Watson.<p>A "terrorist startup with a clearly defined business model" is how religious historian Karen Armstrong describes Islamic State. The radical Islamist group is the world’s …

Archaeology

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

NYC Auto Show in Pictures

Sports Cars

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Yemen says Saudi airstrikes hit school, injuring students

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yemeni officials said Saudi airstrikes targeting a military base on Tuesday hit a nearby school, injuring at least a half dozen students.<p>The information came from two officials with the governor's office in Ibb province, where the school is located, as well as Houthi sources from the rebel …

Middle East

Obama Undermines His Own Case for the Iran Deal

In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear agreement reached last week, President Barack Obama has had a lot to say about sanctions.<p>On the one hand, the …

Islamist hackers seize control of Defra's air-quality website

Islamist hackers seized control of the government’s official air-quality website to post a message criticising Britain for its role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.<p>Visitors on Tuesday morning to the UK-Air website, part of the Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs, were greeted …

Middle East