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This one map shows how Russia and Iran have brought Assad within five miles of encircling Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies in Russia and Iran have internalized this basic principle even as Washington and other Western capitals pinned their hopes upon UN-sponsored Geneva Talks, which faltered only two days after they began on February 1, 2016.<p>Russian airpower and Iranian …

Middle East

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

7 (EASY!) Ways to Change Your Body Without Starving Yourself

<i>Getting in shape while keeping our sanity can be hard. Luckily, our friends at YourTango tell us how to look better while still enjoying ourselves.</i><p><b>You can have your cake and eat it too.</b><p>Have you ever looked at someone in great shape and thought, "they look amazing, but I couldn't, I love to eat." I …

A Letter to My Creative-Writing Class

To my creative-writing classmates,<p>I am submitting this letter to you in lieu of a short story, which was the assignment for this week. When I enrolled in this creative-writing course, I knew to expect some criticism, but I'm still a little shaken up about what happened last time we met. I think …

Creative Writing

This Online Guide Will Teach You How to Recycle, Once and for All

No, it’s not just you—it really is very confusing.<p>Conscious city dwellers hear time and time again that recycling is a virtue, that the path to environmental civic do-goodery is as easy as throwing reusables in the right bin. Butthis is much, much easier said than done. Are pizza boxes recyclable? …

The 25 most romantic cities in America, according to OpenTable

OpenTable just released a list of the 25 most romantic cities in America, which ranks US cities based on the percentage of restaurants users rated as romantic, the percentage of tables that were reserved for two, and the percentage of people who dined out on Valentine's Day last year.<p>From Santa Fe, …

Will The Real Deepak Chopra Please Stand Up

The great Swami Satchidananda always said that we only need to have faith the size of a mustard seed. Such faith proved itself to us in an unusual way.<p>We were teaching a weekend meditation program in Plymouth, a fairly rural town in Devon, England. On the Friday evening an excited student told us …

24 iconic children's books you should still read, even if you're a grown up

For most of us, there's at least one book we read as children that became ingrained in the make-up of our adult lives. You're probably picturing …

This website reveals the most powerful passports in the world

Arton Capital's ‘Passport Index’ is an interactive website which “collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world."<p>Using data from the …

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common parenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

This Is the Absolute Worst Weight-Loss Mistake You Can Make

A dietitian weighs in on the biggest no-no of them all<p>You've got slimming down on the mind, and you already know that eating veggies is the number …

This App Lets You Fly Unlimited Flights for a Flat Monthly Fee

The Netflix of jet-setting.<p>Love flying? Hate fluctuating air fares? Travel for business constantly or have tons of free time on your hands? There’s …

Air Travel

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

Manziel's troubles mount, police open criminal investigation

Johnny Manziel's troubles — both legal and personal — are worsening.<p>A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, …

Domestic Violence

Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price

The most infamous fact about organic food is that it’s expensive—about 47% more expensive, according to a recent analysis from <i>Consumer Reports</i>. But a …

Seattle’s Absurd, Discriminatory Trans Bathroom Panic

A series of bills in the Washington State legislature could make it permissible for anyone to stop transgender people using the public restroom of …

This One Product Will Fade Your Scar Faster (No, It's Not Mederma)

You cut yourself badly, you get yourself a nice red angry wound, you reach for the <b>Mederma Scar Gel</b> and apply diligently until it slowly fades away. But is there something else you could be using to make that scar disappear faster?<p>A Reddit user named kallybear posted photos this week of a scar she …

The Moon or Mars? NASA must pick 1 goal for astronauts, experts tell Congress

NASA can't afford to put humans on Mars while also pursuing missions to put astronauts back on the moon, according to a panel of experts who testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space Wednesday.<p>"Today the future of NASA's human spaceflight program is far from clear," said …

How ancient Egypt influenced Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire

For years, the tap of Earth, Wind & Fire flowed with some of the best American soul, R&B and funk.<p>It was music that moved you — both physically and, yeah, spiritually, too.<p>And that unique touch from the band really came from founder Maurice White, who died this week. He was 74.<p>He set the pace, says …

Ivanka Trump Reads Bedtime Stories With Her Kids in Adorable New 'Gram

Now this is just precious. Ivanka Trump isn't shy about sharing cute snaps of her beautiful family, and her latest 'gram can be added to that list. …

Ivanka Trump

Dames, documentary and dissent: 200 years of women in comics – gallery

All images courtesy of the House of Illustration

Spain: British teen 'gang raped by Moroccan men' on Spanish holiday resort

A British teenager has alleged that she was gang-raped in a Spanish resort. The 18-year-old claimed she was attacked while walking home from work …

Fall of Syria's Aleppo would hand Russia's Putin elusive prize

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin thinks Russian air strikes in Syria have helped turn the war’s tide but the pace of the Syrian army’s advance has frustrated him, some sources say. If Aleppo falls, he could get the military and symbolic prize he has been craving.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Middle East

Majestic Underwater Portraits by Phoebe Rudomino

Phoebe Rudomino is a photographer who isn’t afraid of get wet to go capture elegant women portraits or celebrities behind her diving lens. She got …

Harry Potter

Han Kang: ‘Writing about a massacre was a struggle. I’m a person who feels pain when you throw meat on a fire’

The internationally acclaimed South Korean novelist on confronting the country’s violent history<p>Early in 2015 a buzz began to build around a slim novel called <i>The Vegetarian</i>. It was about a woman who turned her face to the wall, refusing to eat meat and scandalising her friends and family, as a …

NEWS: What Books are College Students Reading? A Cool New Online Tool Reveals All

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review<p>For decades now, universities have been caught up in the "canon wars" -- battles over what students should be reading on their path to a liberal education. While this debate has raged -- with the classicists squaring off against the …