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Welcome To "Bestie Row": Lifelong Friends Build Row Of Tiny Houses In The Middle Of Nowhere.

<i>Inner Circle</i> members: Share a personalized version of this article from the members area.<p>Some friendships last forever. You hear of lifelong friends …

A well-known atheist visited three churches in one day... this is what he made of it

Sanderson Jones, a former stand-up comedian who leads the Sunday Assembly – also known as the 'atheist church' – spent Sunday attending three London …

A ranking of the world’s ‘most powerful’ passports

Visa requirements are an interesting but overlooked indicator of international relations. Most countries require non-nationals to get visas before they enter their borders, but the requirements can differ a lot.<p>Countries that are allies often offer each others’ citizens a quick visa on arrival. For …

Gone Girl: An Interview With An American In ISIS

Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.<p>HOOVER, Alabama — In her first tweet from Syria, “Umm Jihad” uploaded a picture of four passports — American, Canadian, U.K., and Australian …

Gwyneth Paltrow bought on food stamps what only rich people buy

Gwyneth Paltrow didn't last long on food stamps. The actress announced last week she would attempt to feed herself for a week on just $29, a little less than the typical person in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has to spend on food. Paltrow gave up after just four days.<p>People on food …

If Asian Americans saw white Americans the way white Americans see black Americans

White Americans often use Asian Americans as examples of the “model minority,” a reference to the perception that they are high achievers relative to other American ethnic groups.<p>Anil Dash, an Indian American and co-founder of social media analytics company ThinkUp, put out a series of tweets …

Equality

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Brig. Gen. Viet Luong sits on a case of MREs, the soldiers' daily meals. He's inside a cavernous hanger at an Afghan army base outside the southern city of Kandahar.<p>A couple dozen American and Australian soldiers lounge on green cots lining the sides. Banners of U.S. military units hang on the …

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED

<i>“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of …

Floyd Mayweather Is A Coward

I should have known better. I should have known that the fight would suck. I have lived long enough to know that the whole point of spending $100 on …

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your …

Creative Writing

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

What Scotland's Insurrection Can Tell Us About America's Worst Economic Mistake

Even in these days of light-speed communication, some information still travels as slowly as in the medieval era.<p>Take, for instance, the recent history of global manufacturing. In the Anglophone world, many if not most of the more prominent commentators have long held that a first-rank economy no …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He’s mostly known for his …

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

There’s always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart …

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

This post was written by Brianna Wiest and originally appeared on Thought Catalog.<p><b>#1. You paid the bills this month,</b> and maybe even had extra to …

Salesforce CEO combs through 16,000 workers’ salaries to make sure women are paid fairly

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is tackling yet another social issue: the gender pay gap.<p>Benioff, who grabbed headlines recently for his opposition to the controversial "religious freedom" law in Indiana, says he's methodically combing through the pay of all 16,000 employees of his cloud-based …

181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department

The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox …

Clinton Foundation

5 Practices We Need Back in Our Lives

How to reincorporate practices into your life that will give you a new perspective—no matter how busy you are.It’s hard to believe how quickly life …

Internet

40 maps that explain the Middle East

40 maps that explain<br>the Middle East<p>40 maps that explain the Middle East<p>by Max Fisher on March 26, 2015<p>Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for …

Kirsten Powers: Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama

Obama only mentions Christians to lecture them, rather than defend them from persecution.<p>What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?<p>Answer: Religious persecution.<p>Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to …

National Prayer Breakfast

Using Empathic Listening to Collaborate

When you are in a conversation, do you listen with your own autobiographical filter? Or do you listen to actually understand the speaker? We continue our Leadership Hall of Fame series, a year-long look at the top business books and authors, with an excerpt from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective …

Canadian shrimp push U.S. crustaceans off the plate after fishing ban

Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch — the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street …

Why Apple Bought 36,000 Acres Of Forest

The simple answer: Apple uses a lot of paper, and it feels bad.<p>As Apple invests in tech startups and new data centers, now it’s also spending money on trees. The tech giant just helped buy 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina through a partnership with the nonprofit The Conservation …

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Floyd Mayweather In Fight For Marketing Dollars

The superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is less than two weeks away, although somehow tickets have still not gone on sale. The fighters are in the final stages of their training and Mayweather remains the favorite in Vegas with current odds around 2 to 1. But outside the ring, …