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‘Spoils of War’: The Muslim Man’s Sexual ‘Rights’ Over Non-Muslim Women

In word and deed, in Islamic and non-Islamic nations, Muslim men appear to think that non-Muslim women—impure “infidels”—exist solely to gratify their sexual urges.<p>First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State:<p>In the …

Islam

Mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold gives first TV interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her son and his friend killed 13 people at Columbine High School almost 17 years ago. Sue Klebold has lived with guilt since -- guilt for what her son did and how she, a loving mother, raised a boy who became a mass murderer.<p>She has spoken only a few times to the media in the past, but has …

Mass Shootings

I Get Paid to Write Dating Profiles—Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

You’ve got your sweatpants on, ordered enough Thai for two but only for one, and there’s a bottle of open booze somewhere in the room — you must be …

These Were the Most Popular Baby Names the Year You Were Born

Baby, we've come a long way.<p>Some names never get old. But others come and go with the changing decades.

The Real Chemistry Of Love - More Of An Obstacle Course Than We Realise

Given that the future of the human race is dependent on our species mating and producing offspring, our neurochemistry seemingly does everything in its power to ensure that it is as difficult as possible for us to find a mate.<p>Sure, purveyors of romantic comedies try and sugar-coat the erratic …

Relationships

Why are men less happy than women?

Last week was not a good one for British men.<p>Two major papers released by the ONS drew dark clouds over our heads. First came the annual suicide statistics, which revealed that men are still more than three times as likely as women to take their own lives.<p>And then there was the so-called 'happiness …

Psychology

Julie Burchill's son committed suicide, coroner rules

Columnist Julie Burchill's son, Jack Landesman, 29, lay dead for up to a week before his body was found<p>The son of columnist Julie Burchill killed himself after battling mental health problems.<p>Jack Landesman, 29, was found dead slumped on the floor of his bedroom by his housemates in his North …

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

Get familiar with these impressive deities.<p>Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism and the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas and more. In their …

Ancient History

New Rules of Dating World

Times have changed, and so have the rules regarding the biggest game of your life!<p>The biggest secret of this world is that each one of us wants to love and be loved. Dating in a relationship is important because it allows you to get to know the person you are in a relationship with, while having a …

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Are You Scaring Men Over 50 Away With These Date Breakers?

Have you ever been on a date where it felt like everything was going smoothly?<p>You were having fun and then out of nowhere, he ended your time together for no reason at all?<p><b>You start wondering... "Did I do something wrong?"</b><p>Well, it's possible you showed him one of these 5 dating behaviors that are …

Relationships

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

4 Reasons Why Women Cheat

Sex and relationship experts weigh in on why women cheat in relationships.

Relationships

Anyone can use the '20-Minute Rule' I learned from 5 years of studying rich people

In other words, don't put your ladder on someone else's wall. Pursue your own dreams. Not those of your parents, teachers, or some other significant influence in your life.<p>In order to make that ideal life a reality, you need to follow a process:<p>1. <b>Define each specific dream</b> that is part of your …

Love, Sex, and Dating as a Neo-Virgin

Abstaining from sex when you know what it feels like is a lot harder than if you'd never done it at all.<p>I had a very happy, idyllic childhood. Even though I had Baptist ministers for parents, they weren't frightening or hardcore. They were very loving. I was an only child—my parents tried for 13 …

Under the Shadow review: the feminist horror film that scared Sundance silly

With a Netflix deal in place, Babak Anvari’s terrifying debut might be the first Farsi-language film to truly cross over to the mainstream<p>For years, the Sundance film festival has served as a launchpad for films that end up garlanded with awards: Oscar winners first screened at the event include …

Sundance

Emma Watson Can't Get The Devil Off Her Back In This 'Regression' Clip

The new horror movie, co-starring Ethan Hawke, opens this weekend.<p>In the late 1980s, a wave of devilish paranoia rippled through the country. If you believed the reports or that one "Oprah" episode or the doozy that is Lawrence Wright's <i>Remembering Satan</i>, Satanic ritual abuse was probably a frequent …

Emma Watson

Alan Rickman and David Bowie tributes lead 2016 Berlin film festival

The Berlin film festival is to stage tributes to Alan Rickman and David Bowie, it has been announced.<p>In a wide-ranging press conference, festival director Dieter Kösslick provided more details of the festival’s programme, alongside already revealed events such as the world premiere of Terence …

David Bowie

‘I Was Shocked’: Reporter Allegedly Groped on Live TV as She Reports on Spike in Cases of Sexual Assault by Migrants at Cologne Carnival

A Belgian news reporter says was groped live on air Friday while reporting on a spike in sexual assault cases during this year’s carnival in Cologne, Germany.<p>Radio Telivision Belge de la Communaute Française reporter Esmeralda Labye was reporting live from Cologne when two men came up behind her …

Crime

Sexting and the Effects It Can Have on Relationships

Our world has gotten very liberal with the way we function in many relationships as well as what societal norms teach us is okay. One of the ways a lot of people keep relationships fun, alive, and really exciting is a term we use as "sexting." Sexting is when you send your mate, potential mate or …

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Weather

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

10 Phrases To Strike From Your Vocabulary After Marriage

Don't go there. 😁<p>Want to avoid ending up on the proverbial couch at any point in your relationship? Watch your words.<p>Below, psychologists and relationship experts share 10 things you should never say to your S.O.<p><b>1. "Why don't you ever do what I ask you to do?"</b><p>You're setting yourself up to fail …

David Beckham

These are dangerous days for Western civilisation

We must make a choice: close our frontiers to those unwilling to respect cultural values or admit as many migrants as are delivered<p>The Prime Minister of France was brutally frank last week when he spoke of the failure of the European Union to control it's frontiers or prevent terrorist attacks, …

David Bowie prepared albums to be released after his death

Probably the most unsettling thing about David Bowie’s death was the way he packaged his final gift to us all. Teaming with biblical undertones and obscure messages about mortality, his last album, <i>Blackstar</i>, was filled with mysteries that many can’t unravel. After all, Lazarus – the name of Bowie’s …

David Bowie

David Bowie: the man who loved books

For a man who left Bromley Technical High School with just one 'O' level (in art), David Bowie ended up a remarkably well-read man.<p>Bowie, who died aged 69 on January 10 2016, said that "when I'm relaxed what I do is read" and described a good week as one in which he pored through "three or four …

Literature

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Paul Krugman: Children are dying in Flint because “small-government extremists” don’t want to give money to “Those People”

It’s “typical of the (literally) poisonous interaction between ideology and race”<p>In his column Monday, the New York Times' Paul Krugman argued that the burgeoning humanitarian crisis in Flint, Michigan isn't the result of a single failed policy in a single American city, but the toxic combination …

Paul Krugman

Bill Gates says reading 50 books a year gives him a huge advantage

Why would the world's richest man — worth an estimated $78 billion— spend so much time leafing through pages?<p>Most of what he reads is nonfiction that explains something about how the world works.<p>His favorites from 2015 dug into how buildings are built, how children succeed, and how diseases are …