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Fast Metabolism Diet: How To Lose Weight Without Hunger Pangs

If you’ve ever asked or been asked, “How can you eat so much and stay so lean?”, you’ll know the usual reply is, “I have high metabolism.”<p>But how …

Nutrition

Jackie Robinson: A 'great American,' a complicated man

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story of Jackie Robinson isn't just the story of a pioneering baseball player.<p>It's also, says Ken Burns, a story that says much about race and America -- as well as the complicated man at its center.<p>Robinson is the subject of "Jackie Robinson," a documentary from celebrated filmmaker …

Jackie Robinson

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 21-month period, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.<p>Much of the …

Human Rights

Fact checking the 2016 State of the Union address

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president’s …

Fossil Fuels

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Mitch McConnell

Scalia questions place of some black students in elite colleges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia raised eyebrows on Wednesday with a comment he made during the court's hearing of an affirmative action case, in which he seemed to suggest some African-Americans belong in lesser colleges.<p>Scalia was questioning the attorney for the University …

Black Students

You Don't Have to 'Figure Yourself Out' Before You Can Love Someone Else

I've seen this scenario multiple times.<p>Girl is having problems with relationship with guy.<p>Girl goes to her friends for relationship advice... over... and over... and over again.<p>Girl's friends eventually start saying, "Maybe you should spend some time just trying to figure yourself out right now …

Republican governors and candidates move to keep Muslim migrants out

Nearly two dozen Republican governors moved Monday to close off their states to Syrian migrants as leading GOP presidential candidates outlined positions that would discriminate against Muslims seeking refuge in the United States.<p>The efforts come amid heightened fears among Republicans, and some …

Republicans

Fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq may be accelerating its attacks around the world

The Friday-night attacks in Paris, in which terrorists killed 129 people and injured hundreds more as they took hostages, detonated suicide vests, and shot people across the city, could have been a move to distract from the losses ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has taken in its core base of …

How to talk to kids about tragic events

<b>(CNN) —</b> After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?<p>"It's important to explain to children …

Mental Health

'Idiots': ISIS responds to Anonymous threatening its 'biggest operation ever' against it

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night that left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured, the hacking collective Anonymous posted a video in which a person claiming to represent the group said, "Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down."<p>"We will launch the …

Terrorism

6 Reasons to Welcome Syrian Refugees After Paris

After the attacks on Paris, many politicians--including (so far) the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas--have called for stopping refugee flows to the United States from the Middle East, claiming that the refugee process poses a major threat to America's security. Here …

A look at the attacks across Paris

PARIS (AP) — A stadium, a concert hall, a succession of cafes and bars around Paris. Attacks on several sites around the French capital left more …

France

Why Obama and Hollande Are Right on Syria

Forget principles and morality. Forget, or try to forget, the quarter-million deaths for which Bashar al-Assad is responsible, directly or indirectly, since choosing to respond with violence to a peaceful uprising of the Syrian people. Set aside the fact that Assad's forces have caused 10-15 times …

A Syria-First Strategy for Defeating ISIS

Protecting civilians from Assad is the first step toward the settlement David Ignatius deems essential.<p>In his recent essay for <i>The Atlantic</i>, David Ignatius has, with characteristic elegance and care, detailed “how ISIS spread in the Middle East.” In addition to providing an instructive history of a …

Syria's Two-Body Problem

In medieval Europe, the king had two bodies.<p>He sat on his throne in his own personal body, which suffered from the same sicknesses and infirmities that afflict all corporeal beings. But he also possessed a second body, the body politic, which represented the entire realm. The king served as "head …