Cassandra Dunstan

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Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

What rich countries get wrong about poverty

It’s astounding just how unequally wealth is distributed around the world. in 2015, according to calculations by Oxfam, just 62 people had the same amount of wealth as the poorer half of humanity – 3.6 billion people. Those 62 people are incredibly rich, to be sure, but it’s also the case that the …

People-smuggling: the trade with refugees in Bulgaria

More and more refugees are trying to reach the West via Bulgaria. The people-smuggling trade is flourishing along the dangerous route to the West - …

Refugee crisis shows the changing soul of Germany | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe’s refugee crisis is revealing the changing soul of Germany.<p>Migrants arrive at main railway station in Munich, Germany September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle<p>Back in 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multi-culturalism in Germany had been an abject failure; …

Could Estonia threaten Greece's future in the euro?

A host of national parliaments are set to vote on Greece's new rescue deal before August 20. Here's our guide to who is doing what, and when<p>Estonia<p>The Baltic nation has called an extraordinary session of its parliament to vote on Greece's deal later on Tuesday.<p>In a sign of the resistance some …

Europe

South African police fire rubber bullets at school protest | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police officers fired rubber bullets at parents protesting outside a primary school on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Tuesday, wounding at least six people, local media said.<p>The Gauteng Department of Education (GED) shut down the Roodepoort Primary School on …

The Governance of ISIS and of Much of the Muslim World Are Uncomfortably Similar

It must be clearly stated again that ISIS (or Daesh as many of us Muslims like to call it) has bastardized Islam beyond recognition.<p>Justifying rape as a form of worship, as reported in the <i>New York Times</i>' article "ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape," encapsulates the dehumanization of girls and women …

Lebanon health minister warns of dangers from trash crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's health minister says the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for its …

‘British Army must stop using dangerous anti-malaria drug’ – MP

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has joined military doctors and soldiers in calling on the British Army to stop handing out cheap anti-malaria drug Lariam, which they claim causes psychological disorders.<p>Mercer said the drug should be withdrawn from distribution until an investigation is conducted …

‘I’m a human being’: Refugee who set himself on fire outside Belfast City Hall speaks out

Algerian refugee Faycal Daoud, who last year tried to burn himself alive in protest outside Belfast City Hall, says he was “frustrated” because asylum aid organizations did “nothing” to help him.<p>In May 2014, Daoud lit a fire on the pavement in Donegal Square North and soaked himself in a flammable …

Hiroshima 70th Anniversary: Nuclear Bomb 'Should Never Be Used Again'

Seven decades after the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, a 99-year-old veteran refuses to give up his life’s mission — to ensure nuclear warfare never happens again.<p>The city of Hiroshima on early Thursday (7 p.m. ET Wednesday) commemorated the 1945 moment when "Little Boy" instantly killed …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

IMF: NO BAILOUT FOR GREECE

The Financial Times' Peter Spiegel got his hands on documents from the institution showing that they won't sign off on the deal since there's no explicit agreement to deal with Greece's debt.<p>Here's the most important part from the FT:<p>According to a four-page "strictly confidential" summary of …

Darwin's Subterranean World

Many people talk about female sexuality as being complicated. For some clarity, check out Harlequin romance novels.<p>Graduate school is famously …

Mass Grave Reveals Ottoman Soldiers Fought To The Death In 16th Century Romania

On November 13, 1594, Michael the Brave summoned his subjects in the client state of Wallachia to rise up against the Ottoman Empire. As part of a series of land wars between the Ottoman Empire and various powers in Europe, Michael led his troops to conquer several castles along the Danube River …

Archaeology

If he can do it... Disabled Russian farmer builds everything with his own hands

A hero revisited: Remember we told you about a Russian farmer with palsy in a remote Russian village who lost his fortune but never gave up? Thanks …

Study: Nazi propaganda left life-long mark on German kids

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to …

BBC could be forced by law to cover EU referendum impartially

MPs have amended the European Union Referendum Bill to appoint an independent “impartiality adjudicator” to rule on alleged broadcasting bias during the campaign<p>The BBC could be forced by law to be impartial during the European Union referendum campaign, under changes to the broadcasting laws …

EU Referendum

6 Exercises to Help You Become Focused – Kirby Ingles

Are you having problems finding focus? What would happen if I told you that you already possess the skills and tools necessary to be more productive? …

Success

South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino

SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that …

West Virginia man, 94, graduates from college: 'I've waited a long time for this'

Seventy-six years after he walked onto West Virginia University’s campus as a freshman, 94-year-old Anthony Brutto walked off it on Sunday with a diploma.<p>“It feels great. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done,” Brutto told the Guardian in an interview with his daughter, Lisa Bridges. …

College & University

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

The image of Sudan the rhino, surrounded by the armed guards who protect him from poachers, shows how little humans have learned since the ice age<p>What is it like to look at the very last of something? To contemplate the passing of a unique wonder that will soon vanish from the face of the earth? …

Extinction

Seattle Business Owner Raises His Workers’ Minimum Pay to $70,000

A Seattle entrepreneur on Monday delivered a startling message to his employees — he is raising the minimum pay for all of his employees to $70,000, while reducing his own pay to the same amount from about $1 million.<p>Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, said he increased the minimum pay to …

Employment

Here's a look at 3 of history's currency wars

A currency war is a battle, but it's primarily economic. It's about economic policy. The basic idea is that countries want to cheapen their currency. Now, they say they want to cheapen their currency to promote exports. Maybe it makes a Boeing more competitive internationally with Airbus.<p>But the …

Rwanda - life after the genocide | DW | 06.04.2015

"I saw people set houses on fire and commit murders – it is very difficult to get these images out of my head," D'Artagnan Habintwali said. He was …

Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities

Nuclear waste dumps can be imposed on local communities without their support under a new law rushed through in the final hours of parliament.<p>Under the latest rules, the long search for a place to store Britain’s stockpile of 50 years’ worth of the most radioactive waste from power stations, …

Nuclear Waste

Argentina to Britain: spend money on the poor, not the Falklands | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Britain should spend more helping its own poor than on defending the Falkland Islands, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday, responding to a recently-announced budget increase aimed at protecting the contested archipelago.<p>Argentina's President Cristina …

A Picture Of A 4-Year-Old Syrian Girl "Surrendering" To A Photojournalist Has Gone Viral

The child is said to have thought that the photographer's camera was a weapon. Update: The BBC has confirmed that the subject of the photo is a girl.<p>A picture of a little girl appearing to assume a photojournalist's camera was a weapon and surrendering has gone viral, first in Turkey and again …

14 Million Syrian Kids Are Suffering As War Enters 5th Year. Here's Who's Helping

Sunday marks the start of the fifth year of the civil war in Syria, which has devastated the lives of some 14 million children, according to UNICEF.<p>A country that was once the envy of the region for its stellar literacy rates is now raising a generation deprived of schooling, nutrition, shelter and …