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Trump’s trade agenda is on a collision course with his rural voters’ economic interests

Trade wars will be a disaster for American farmers.<p>Rural America has backed Republicans for decades, but it gave unusually strong support to Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, with Iowa scoring the biggest D-to-R shift of any state in the union. It’s interesting, then, that one of the segments of the …

Economics

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

Motivation

Philippines to 'set aside' South China Sea tribunal ruling to avoid imposing on Beijing

Philippines president Duterte says: ‘I will not impose anything on China’ despite fresh report showing militarisation of disputed reefs<p>The Philippine president has said he would “set aside” a ruling by an international arbitration tribunal that invalidated Beijing’s claims to most of the South …

8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Education

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian doping ban 'cynical', says PM

<b>Russia has reacted with fury after a court upheld a ban on its athletes competing in next month's Paralympics.</b><p>Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the ban, levelled over allegations of doping, a "cynical decision".<p>On Tuesday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld the International …

Commentary: The (likely) real story behind Colin Powell’s email advice to Hillary Clinton | Reuters

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blamed Hillary Clinton for “trying to pin” her email scandal on him.<p>Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright (from L), Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton join U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) onstage for a ceremony before breaking ground on the …

Government

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.

The Democratic presidential nominee on the road as Election Day nears.<p>Hillary Clinton loses to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help …

Government

The rules have to change again – we must tame globalization

<i>Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is University Professor at Columbia University and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is</i> Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy<i>.</i><p>Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book titled <i>Globalization and its Discontents,</i> …

Positive link between video games and academic performance, study suggests

Students who played online games scored above average in maths, science and reading tests, although study does not prove games were the cause<p>Children who play online video games tend to do better in academic science, maths and reading tests, according to an analysis of data from over 12,000 high …

High School

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

Why Donald Trump Appeals to Evangelicals

A look at the long history of “Christian libertarianism” in the United States<p>Why do conservative Christians like Donald Trump?<p>It’s a question that has stumped pollsters, religion scholars, journalists, and pundits throughout this U.S. presidential election cycle. At first, some self-described …

Scientists have researched if drunk or stoned sex is better for you

The awesome study was conducted by researchers at New York University and looks at 24 adults who engaged in sex while either drunk on alcohol or high on marijuana, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. <b>It found that, overall, drunk sex is riskier and worse for you than sex while high</b> because:<p>• the “beer …

Alcohol

Former Iran president writes to Obama over $2B court ruling

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to "quickly …

5 Superheroes With Consistently Bizarre Sex Lives In Comics

With the massive popularity of superhero movies these days, non-nerds everywhere are turning to the comics to learn more about these amazing …

Guess What Else Climate Change Hurts? Globalization

Within a century of Henry Ford's first assembly line, the entire world economy has become a single, virtual conveyor belt. And that belt is getting …

Colombia's doctors remove live grenade from man's face

Surgeons in Arauca, in the eastern part of the country, have taken out a live grenade lodged in a soldier's face. But the man will need extensive …

Teargas

It’s official — the internet is making us dumb: The more you read online, the worse you write

A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content<p>I’ll always remember the year 1993 as a good one because that’s when I learned how to read. I was four years old, and desperate to engage in conversation with the adults (my parents, …

If You Love Instagram, Here's Some Really Good News for You

Maybe social media does make everything better!<p>You know all those people who tell you to get off your phone and enjoy the "real world"? Screw 'em. A new study might just have proved them wrong.<p>Published in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, a group of three researchers conducted a …

Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai is building a solar plant that will power 75 percent of the city by 2050. Can the U.S. catch up?<p>Dubai, the most populous city in the United …

CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas<p>Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change.<p>The unique project promises a cheaper …

Fossil Fuels

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Creative Writing

New Study Says Running Is Your Happy Secret Weapon

Pause the Netflix.<p>When sadness strikes, it's logical to want to lie in bed all day wrapped up in the comfort of blankets or stay on the couch eating ice cream while Netflix binging.<p>A new study, however, reports that doing nothing is the opposite of what you want to do when you're feeling like …

Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse

One of the two big dominoes in the Hillary Clinton email controversy toppled today: The State Department’s inspector general released its report on the email practices of Clinton and a number of other past secretaries of state. (The other major domino is, of course, the FBI investigation into …

How the GOP Went South

In a chapter from his book Too Dumb to Fail, Matt K. Lewis demonstrates how the conventional narrative about the GOP’s embrace of the Southern …

What Venezuela's Food Rationing Tells Us: The Price Of Something Is The Price Of Something

The ongoing disaster that is the Venezuelan economy under Bolivarian socialism tells us a number of interesting economic lessons. In part that there’s no economic theory so deluded that someone, somewhere, won’t believe in it. That we cannot simply ascribe prices randomly to goods: prices are not …

Venezuela

Nobel laureates call for easing of sanctions on North Korea

During a week-long trip, three renowned scientists have seen for themselves the impact of international sanctions on North Korea. They say the …

North Korea

Putin’s Palmyra concert shows he is winning the propaganda war

The city of Palmyra, recently liberated from Isis, has seen a return to civilisation and culture with a performance by a Russian orchestra. The concert, conducted by a ‘close associate’ of Vladimir Putin, was of course a propaganda exercise – but what a propaganda exercise!<p>It fills me with genuine …

Middle East

Netanyahu rebukes Israeli general over Holocaust speech | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contradicting his defense minister, scolded Israel’s deputy military chief on Sunday for suggesting that Israeli society was showing signs of Nazi-like behavior.<p>The rare public rebuke of a serving general was the latest example of Netanyahu …

Israel

Donald Trump lays out a challenge for Hillary Clinton on U.S. foreign policy

By questioning the fundamentals of the United States’ global role, Donald Trump has given Hillary Clinton a chance to lift her game — by explaining why continued international engagement is in Americans’ interest and the world’s.<p>If Clinton can’t counter Trump’s “America first” rhetoric and make the …