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37 First-Date Questions to Ask When You Find Yourself Tongue-Tied

First dates can be totally enjoyable, a so-so experience, or can leave you wishing you were anywhere else. (Remember that one time when your date …

From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

To consider the dangers in America's future, let's go back more than 2,000 years to ancient Greece. Sparta was the established power, but Athens was rising fast. Sparta wanted to preserve its status, while Athens felt it should be dominant.<p>The result was a disastrous conflict that ravaged both …

Geopolitics

Your Texts and Emails are a Ticking Time Bomb, According to This Green Beret

Secure communication should really be at the top of mind for any entrepreneur. And the best line of defense probably isn't what you think.<p>Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (retired) Karl Erickson has over 25 years of military experience -- he's been in firefights, has led combined joint task force …

Bernie is wrong and Malcolm was right: What white liberals so often get wrong about racism and Donald Trump

White progressives have a tough time confronting racism — as Bernie Sanders, a hero in many ways, has made clear<p>In the United States, white liberals and progressives have historically shown a serious inability to grapple with the realities of the color line and the enduring power of white …

Middle-class

Muhammad Was A Feminist

The prophet Muhammad would be appalled by how current Islamic Fundamentalists are treating women under their control. This suppression is done in the name of Islamic Law, known as <i>Sharia</i>. But the current suppression of women is shaped by cultural and history. It has little basis in the Quran and it …

Religion

Who Was Hussein and Why Does His Sacrifice Matter in 2016?

An arrow through the eyes. Three spears in the center of an infant's chest. Women in chains. A final, lone solider beheaded for his stand against injustice.<p>This is the story of <i>Karbala</i>, the story you were never taught, the story your children will never learn.<p>History books will never teach you of a …

Thinking Outside The Box: Critical Thinking Exercises

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills for students. They will use it in every content area during their high school years and rely on …

Critical Thinking

Free Trade Could Collapse As Protectionism Soars

<b>Free Trade May Be On Its Way Out by George Friedman, Mauldin Economics</b><p>The controversy over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has grown in the US. Right …

The rhetorical tool that allows Trump to incite violence without ‘inciting violence’

He’s not joking. He’s using a tactic that we should take seriously.<p>Donald Trump is sparking a fresh round of debate over whether or not the …

Rights & Freedoms

How to get back on track if you're drowning in debt

Getting out of debt is much harder than getting into it. But you can do it — and along the way, you'll rid yourself of a lot of stress.<p>Countless people find themselves drowning in debt simply because they can't control their spending. If this sounds familiar, try tracking everything you buy for a …

Personal Finance

Trump's Realism about the "Mexican" Judge is Legal

Frankly, I am not a Donald Trump fan. Nonetheless, as an academic with an interest in American jurisprudence, I must say that Trump's "racist" remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel are completely in line with the nuances of legal education taught at American law schools. Few legal professionals will …

Donald Trump

The 5 Compliments Every Girl Really Wants To Hear From A Guy

If you haven't noticed yet, I've been doing my best to help you boys (the nice ones anyway) understand what women want and how to keep them around. …

Government Warns Eye Doctors: Provide Prescriptions After Eye Exams Or Else

It’s really easy to find eyeglass stores that also offer eye exams. You get your eyes checked, pick out the frames, and get the final product all …

Rand Paul pushes back on calls for more surveillance

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, who is known for his libertarian positions on privacy and government surveillance, pushed back against …

Pentagon updates plans for war with 'potentially aggressive' Russia – media

The Pentagon is reportedly reviewing and updating its contingency plans for a war with Russia for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet …

Hunted: how to disappear without trace

Think you could go on the run and escape detection? Channel 4's experts tell you how in this in-depth guide<p>Two of the experts on the trail of Hunted’s fugitives – 2nd in command Peter Bleksley, a former undercover police officer and ace investigator, and cyber security specialist Paul Vlissidis, …

Surveillance

8 Habits Everyone Should Take Up In Their 30s

Do you want to improve your quality of life? There are many small steps you can implement on a daily basis to improve the overall quality of your …

Happiness