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America and the Great Abdication

Don’t mistake Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the world for isolationism.<p>When great powers fade, as they inevitably must, it’s normally for one of two reasons. Some powers exhaust themselves through overreach abroad, underinvestment at home, or a mixture of the two. This was the case for the Soviet …

Geopolitics

Can Trump defuse North Korea by acting like Ike? | Matthew d’Ancona

After decades of US dithering over the regime, it’s time for Eisenhower-style deterrence to will the peace<p>In December 1952, having visited the Korean front, mingled with US troops and eaten outdoor from a mess kit, President-elect Eisenhower made a statement on the Korean war. “We face an enemy,” …

What Is Happiness?

Happiness is a sense of long-term well-being, peace of mind and satisfaction with our lives – it’s what all of us look for, all of the time. When we …

Happiness

These are the 11 weirdest things humans have launched into space

The cosmos are majestic place.<p>They remind us at once of our insignificance on the grand scale of the universe, and the absolute miracle of the fact that we get to live here and witness it all.<p>They're also a place we like to mount weird junk on giant rocket boosters and fire into. Because, you know, …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

The World Happiness Index 2016 Just Ranked The Happiest Countries on Earth

How does your home rate?<p>Every year, the World Happiness Index surveys numerous people from various countries around the world in search of, as the …

Sustainable Development Goals

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Five Reasons Refugees Are Good for U.S. Security

In the wake of the ISIS terrorist attack in Brussels, some U.S. politicians are already calling for a ban of refugees and immigrants from countries in which ISIS controls territory. Rather than justifying a refugee ban, this latest attack should act as a reminder why the United States should take …

In China, German President Gives a Pointed History Lesson on Communism

In China, Germany often gets credit for adopting a “correct” view of history.<p>Students in Shanghai on Tuesday heard German President Joachim Gauck offer a history lesson about his country that differed from Beijing’s preferred episodes, as he criticized communist rule, state propaganda and …

Donald Trump would be scarier than George W. Bush: His unserious, incendiary approach would damage America for decades — and we should be terrified

China, Mexico, the Middle East, let alone terror and trade: A Trump presidency horrifies the world, should scare us<p>According to a global survey conducted by Gallup International in 2014, the U.S. is the “overwhelming choice … for the country that represents the greatest threat to peace in the world …

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

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The difference between what the US men's and women's soccer players make is shocking

Five members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team filed a complaint this week alleging wage discrimination based on gender, citing a gross disparity in how much the women are paid by the US Soccer Federation compared to the men's national team.<p>While it will take the Equal Employment Opportunity …

Christians Are Still Persecuted Around the World. Here's Where.

Last Sunday's Easter bombing in Pakistan targeting Christians should come as no surprise—Christians are persecuted around the globe.<p>A tragic Easter …

The Middle East after ISIS

Islamic State Militants in al-Raqqa<p><i>This week we begin a two part series on a post-ISIS Middle East. In Part I we look at "The Middle East after ISIS." Next week, in Part II, we examine whether a post-ISIS Middle East can be stabilized and what role, if any, the U.S. and its allies can play.</i><p>By all …

The GOP's Unreasonable Resistance To Obama Only Enhances His Legacy

Despite some claims that Barack Obama will be seen as a failed president in the future, the current primary election campaigns make it clear that he is likely to be viewed historically as a highly successful president. It is becoming evident that those Republicans and others who worked hard to …

Flyboard Air Hoverboard Doesn’t Use Wheels To Get Around

It has a top speed of 93 mph.<p>Zapata Racing’s Flyboard Air may still be in the testing stages, but it’s definitely closer to the concept of a …

Hoverboards

Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 …

Hiroshima

How Our Seizure of Iranian Weapons Proves the Importance of NATO

It's good to have friends.<p>The nuclear deal took a long time. Two historically antagonistic nations sat across the table from one another, trying for months to hammer out an agreement. Meanwhile, one was actively supplying weapons to rebels who used them to kill the soldiers of the other on the …

War

The billionaire’s race to colonize space: Blue Origin versus SpaceX

The two vehicle also differ in the use and number of engines to launch, modify trajectory, and land.<p>The New Shepard contains a launch burn to lift the vehicle to 100km and a landing burn to slow down the return velocity. While, the Falcon 9 contains the same launch and land burn, but also requires …

Sanders is changing the discourse on the Israel-Palestine conflict, while Clinton is as extreme as Netanyahu

The Brooklyn debate is a watershed moment. Bernie is pushing back against pro-Israel bias; Hillary is embracing it<p>"We are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity."<p>These are truly rare words in U.S. politics, yet they are the words Bernie Sanders uttered in the …

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Research explains how music affects your productivity.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day …

Flute

How Obama lost Europe

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama's visit to London this week may be his final curtain call as U.S. President. It's likely to be the last time he dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle.<p>READ: Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival<p>But Obama's brief drop-by, on his way to Germany from Saudi Arabia, will be …

Donald Trump's new 'America First' slogan has old baggage from Nazi era

Donald Trump has given up on winning historically literate voters. Consider the theme of his major foreign policy speech Wednesday: "America first."<p>This slogan is most associated with aviator Charles Lindbergh, who spent a great deal of time in the late 1930s gushing at how wonderful the Third …

Donald Trump

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …