Eileen Reetz

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Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan's Prisons

In 2010, photographer Gabriela Maj was working on a project about an artist in Afghanistan when one of her editors suggested she take a look at Afghan women's prisons. Maj recalls: "He said, you know there are all these stories kind of floating, kind of bubbling up in the international media about …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

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 …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

Four men in camouflage fatigues stop our car. “ID,” one says.<p>I pull out my wallet and hand him my license.<p>“What’re you doing on base?” the soldier asks.<p>“We’re going surfing,” I tell him, nodding at the boards stacked in the back of the car. He glances at my friend, in the passenger seat, who I’ll …

How old is too old to be president?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, when Ronald Reagan turned 75, "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller had a bit of fun at the expense of the President, who was elected at age 69.<p>"I'd like to say a belated happy birthday to the President, who turns 7 ... 75? Seventy-five, is that right? …

Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.<p>Unveiling his most aggressive plan yet to combat climate change, President Obama on Monday referenced recent dramatic changes that National …

Global Warming

Arrivals From Puerto Rico Strain U.S. Communities

Exodus to U.S. mainland accelerates as territory’s financial crisis worsens; many move to Florida unprepared for cost of living<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—Puerto Rico’s deepening financial crisis has accelerated an exodus of residents to the U.S. mainland, straining communities on the receiving end.<p>The change is …

Caribbean

Democrats In Congress To Introduce New Comprehensive LGBT Rights Bill - 7 Ways It Could Help You

<b>Democrats are introducing a comprehensive LGBT rights bill in Congress this week. Here are 7 ways it could positively impact you.</b><p>We’ve seen …

In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

Your face has a profound effect on the people around you. Its expression can prompt assumptions about how kind, mean or trustworthy you are. And for some people, a study finds, it could help determine their fate in court.<p>Individuals who are deemed to have untrustworthy faces are significantly more …

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

The 10 Best New Cameras (and the Bags to Carry Them In)

Unless you are a professional photographer or a tourist on the trip of a lifetime, the idea of toting a camera around day-to-day might seem like a foolish waste of precious handbag space. But before you dismiss the freestanding camera as a museum piece, consider this: Not even the most up-to-date …

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

Converse in 25 Collaborations

FASHION INSPIRATION<p><b>In 1921, American basketball player Chuck Taylor became a salesman, then ambassador for Converse, adding his name to the iconic</b> …

Shoes

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 1

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …

This Is Pixar's Secret to Making Moviegoers Cry

Editor Kevin Nolting, whose previous credits include Pixar’s <i>Up</i>, reteamed with Oscar-winning <i>Up</i> director Peter Docter on the studio’s inventive <i>Inside</i> …

Charleston shooting renews world criticism of U.S. racism and gun violence

Often the target of U.S. accusations over human rights, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black …

25 Moments That Changed America

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In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

iOS 9: all you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPhone and iPad

As Apple prepares to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June, we round up the key features you need to know about including rumours, release date and specs<p>Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and with it the potential unveiling of the …

16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About

Chances are the last time you discovered a new favorite poet, you were sitting in fourth period English waiting for the lunch bell to ring. Even if you went on to study literature in college, those “contemporary” poets were probably born around the mid-twentieth century. While we love classic …

Literature

Choosing a college major? Read this first

People pick a college major for all kinds of reasons, of course, some of which have little or nothing to do with money. Even so, and especially now …

Last month, days after our reporter left Nepal, where she’d been reporting from Mount Everest, a 7.8 earthquake rocked the country. Now she returns to a land ill-prepared for such a natural disaster – or for the full-blown humanitarian crisis that has followed in its wake<p>It’s four days since a 7.8 …

Save the Children

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …