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Mapped: What are the most peaceful countries in the world?

Peace is unevenly distributed around the world, as European countries become more peaceful and the Middle East suffers further conflict<p>Violence in the Middle East and North Africa has increased over recent years, despite global peace staying relatively stable.<p>Four regions - Europe, North America, …

Owing $240,000, B.C. couple downsize to save their retirement

Nothing says retired and in debt as much as when 60-year-old Jerry Newbery and Lesley Bates, 51, moved in with her 87-year-old father for three months to save cash until they can downscale into a new townhouse.<p>After working all their lives – Mr. Newbery has already retired once – they are in the …

AP FACT CHECK: The Republican debaters and the facts

Ben Carson pitched a tax plan with numbers that didn't add up. Donald Trump boasted that he's paying his own way in the campaign, but he isn't. Chris Christie accused the government of stealing Social Security money that it has actually borrowed -- and has been paying back with interest.<p>Even the …

Explaining the 2016 Conservative Apocalypse

Why so glum?<p>Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson is the latest to ponder the apocalyptic cloud hovering over conservative America, warning that …

After 2508 days, the Fed still won’t raise interest rates from near zero

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Monetary policy isn’t reality television.<p>This is a subtle point. But amid growing clamor for the Federal Reserve to do something—anything!—it’s important to note that what the Fed does is incredibly important not only for its US constituency but also for the world …

Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen Destroyed by Airstrike

Doctors Without Borders said a hospital it runs in Yemen was destroyed by Saudi airstrikes — the second attack this month on the medical charity.<p>The aid group — also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) — said "several" airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition struck its facility in …

Fossil Whale Found Surrounded by Prehistoric Puke

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Spread along the southwestern coast of Peru, the 9.9 to 8.9 million year old rock of the Pisco Formation has yielded some stunning fossils. Paleontologists working there have found the bones of enormous predatory whales, delicately-preserved shark jaws, and sea turtles, …

Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Halloween 'great pumpkin' asteroid will miss Earth, European Space Agency confirms

Asteroid 2015 TB145 has been dubbed The Great Pumpkin because it will narrowly pass Earth on Halloween<p>An asteroid four times the size of a football pitch will miss Earth on Halloween, the European Space Agency has confirmed.<p>Asteroid 2015 TB145, which is 1,300ft wide and has been dubbed 'The Great …

Six pieces of Conservative legislation are on the Liberal hit list

The incoming Liberal government is expected to uproot several constitutionally contentious laws and policies sown by the defeated Conservative …

Canada

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …

Laundry Rooms

Exxon sealed our fate: The campaign of misinformation and outright lies that ensured planetary disaster

New investigation finds the oil company understood the dangers of climate change a full 11 years before the public<p>Shannon Hall<p>October 28, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a …

Climate

Today the US sets a record for not having a president die in office

The fact that Barack Obama woke up today marks a major historical milestone—yet it’s likely to go largely unnoticed. It’s now been 18,967 days since a US president died in office. That means the nation has now entered its longest period without losing a president to an assassin or illness.<p>This …

Secret Service

Dubai’s reckless foreign policy is putting it on a path to disaster—and fast

I really liked Dubai. Which is why I’m so worried by the path its government has chosen. No, I’m not predicting another financial crash, or even pointing out a looming environmental catastrophe. I’m worried Dubai will destroy itself. A city heavily dependent on foreign capital and labor, Dubai …

Foreign Policy

A massive Chinese industry is flashing warning signs that the world cannot ignore

The disaster is the result of a combination of factors, including a slowing Chinese economy, falling commodity prices, and an industry loaded with debt.<p>Earlier this month, state-owned enterprise (SOE) Sinosteel defaulted on a debt-interest payment of $315 million on bond notes maturing in 2017.<p>It's …

China

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Physics