Felix Henson

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How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra<p>‘Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of …

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

German History

Why tyrants love to write poetry

Nero, Stalin and Bin Laden were all fans, but what makes verse so appealing to these leaders? Benjamin Ramm explores the connection between ruthlessness and sentimentality.<p>Poetry is an art of refinement, synonymous with delicacy and sensitivity. It seems counterintuitive that it might also be a …

Literature

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

6 Ways to Invest Your Time Like a World-Class Leader

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

Forget Facts: 3 Ways to Actually Change Someone's Mind

You can have all the evidence in the world, but you still won't change minds unless you do these things.<p>Here's a truth that should be blindingly obvious in 2017: facts don't win arguments.<p>With the two sides of our most polarizing political debates shouting past each other and absolutely nothing …

Self-help

How a racist is made — and unmade

Historian Charles B. Dew dives deep into his memoir of his Jim Crow South childhood, “The Making of a Racist”<p><i>The embrace of Jim Crow as a way of life and a system of beliefs for white southerners was powerful and seductive. White supremacy is a noxious weed that plants deep roots. I know this first</i> …

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

In Mexico, $2 per hour workers make $40,000 SUVs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary.<p>"For us it is a dream to buy a Q5; we never …

How To Make A Drawing Float On Water

Rendering realistic looking water in a painting or illustration is a very difficult task, since the translucency of water is hard to replicate, but …

What 6 rules should be guiding your career?

Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need conveys a number of principles about the world of work that …

Mesmerizing street portraits from 1980s Mexico are a surreal glimpse of youth and style

Border capsules from Juarez, in a time before NAFTA<p>Strangeness is perhaps the feature of photography most difficult to pin down. We know it when we …

Mexico

This Month-Long Timelapse of Life at Sea Makes Me Want to Sail the World

There are certainly some downsides to working aboard a massive container ship that criss-crosses the world’s oceans for months at a time. But through …

The superrich are hiding a ton of money offshore

Yacht Harbour<p><b>New research based on the Panama Papers highlights the extent of offshore wealth.</b>• <b><br>About 10% of global gross domestic product is hidden in tax havens, making inequality worse than it looks.</b>• <b><br>US inequality is the worst among rich nations, but Europe has also gotten more unequal.</b><p>The Panama …

Economics

Bernie Sanders's new Medicare-for-all plan, explained

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will release a proposal Wednesday afternoon to transition the United States to a single-payer health care system, one where a single government-run plan provides insurance coverage to all Americans.<p>The Sanders plan envisions a future in which all Americans have health …

The National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry

<i>This week, The New Yorker will be announcing the longlists for the 2017 National Book Awards. Yesterday, we shared the longlist in the category of Young People’s Literature. Today, we present the ten contenders for Poetry. Check back later in the week for Nonfiction and Fiction.</i><p>Hilton Als recently …

3 Ways to Make Yourself Stronger at the Broken Places

Resilience doesn't help you avoid life's hardships; it's a technique to profit from them.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The longer you live, the more likely it is you will have had to deal with trauma, loss and other setbacks that can leave you wondering if …

Happiness

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

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Landscape Photography