Gerard Shahim

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'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future

“To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without uttering a single word of truth! Oh, the pleasure we must be affording the most malevolent man on earth!” These words come near the end of Philip Roth’s 2004 novel <i>The Plot Against</i> …

Political Science

'The world's doors were closed': Jared Kushner's grandma on refugee life

An interview with the late grandmother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close aide Jared Kushner has re-emerged in which she describes her anguish over America’s refusal to accept Jews fleeing the Holocaust.<p>The rediscovery of the video comes amid an international furore over the US president’s …

Donald Trump

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

Operating Systems

Eight things you need to do right now to protect yourself online

1. Use unique passwords for all your accounts<p><b>What:</b> Stop kidding yourself that you only re-use passwords on accounts that don’t matter, or that you have an unbreakable password scheme that no one else can guess. Every single thing with a password needs to have a unique password, shared with nothing …

Information Systems

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Looking at Leonard Cohen's darkness misses the warmth of his words

Eighty-two seems too soon an age to take a man like Leonard Cohen. In truth I’m not sure that I believed he would ever be taken at all, rather that he might somehow gently ossify, assume the contours of the landscape, and be still.<p>I don’t know who it was who first called Cohen “the Godfather of …

Gung Ho

Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life

Save money and spare landfills by putting old smartphones and tablets to work as home security systems, picture frames, alarm clocks and more<p>I’ve got a museum of old gadgets once destined to change the world that now just look quaint. The original Apple iPhone sits snuggled next to Teddy Ruxpin, …

Mobile

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The Maronite Foundation

How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices—and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well. Beyond just …

Software

Update your Kindle now or get knocked offline

Older Kindles need a software update before Tuesday or they will lose connectivity<p>If you have a Kindle made before 2012, now is the time to dig it out of wherever it’s stashed: if the software isn’t updated before Tuesday 22 March, you’ll be unable to take it online.<p>That means no syncing read …

Kindle

The Importance of Gratitude in Marriage

Gratitude continues to shine as a behavior that contributes to our happiness and well-being. Yet, it seems we often forget to be thankful on a …

70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation

A little honesty might help preserve the family fortune.<p>When Stephen Lovell used to visit his grandparents as a kid, it was like entering the world …

South Africa: giants without laurels

Their dominance overseas for a decade ranks among the most impressive in cricket history. So why haven't they been feted like history's other great …

Cricket

Occupied words: On Israel's colonial narrative

The language of sociopolitical constructs is rarely a mere collection of words arranged to reflect reality. More often, it is the very infrastructure of thought, laid out in a way to facilitate, or preclude, specific ideas.<p>In the case of a settler colonial enterprise, the selection of words is …

Israel

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Georgia inmate Kelly Gissendaner executed after failed appeals

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a five-hour delay, Georgia death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner was executed early Wednesday morning for her role in the killing of her husband.<p>Gissendaner was scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Tuesday, but her lawyers filed appeals to state and federal courts in her final hours to try to …

U.S. Supreme Court

Pope Francis's address to Congress: how's his English? And will Boehner cry?

What is Pope Francis going to talk about?<p>Expectations high ahead of Pope Francis's historic address to Congress – live coverage<p>Read more<p>We don’t know for sure, but this pope is focused on a few key issues: the environment, poverty and taking care of those who live on the margins of society. He may …

Christianity

How people started saying 'It ain't over till it's over'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1195000/1195565_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524621651_c042efebe254166024b1a27c94a958d3<p><b>Many of the celebrated "Yogi-isms" of Yogi Berra - who has died aged 90 - were repeatedly cited for their ridiculousness. But one has come in very</b> …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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Getting started with Google Photos

Finally, the photos app you've been waiting for.<p>You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo …

Apps

9 of the wildest experiences in Southern Africa

Scott Ramsay has been to some of the most untouched regions on the planet. In all his years of exploring, he counts his visits to the national parks …

How to install WhatsApp on iPad?

Download CopyTrans Apps from the following page Download CopyTrans Apps<p>Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Apps, please refer …

April Fools! - The 20 Greatest Corporate Pranks Of All Time

With another April Fools’ Day upon us, many of us will be gingerly walking around in the hopes of avoiding the office prankster. However, corporations have also had their share of great April Fools’ Day jokes over the years. In chronological order, here are 20 of my all time favorites:<p><b>1955 –</b></b> …

Taco Bell

27 Delightful Obsolete Words It's High Time We Revived

Quit groaking me, you slubberdegullion.

Charisma

32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

Entirely eloquent, and yet utterly ineffable.<p>Plus, many words in use in the English language were borrowed from other languages. They still count as being part of the English language...

Etymology

Office 2016 for Mac finally catches up to its Windows equivalent

It’s slowly approaching five years since Microsoft first released Office for Mac 2011 in October 2010. While a final version of Office 2016 for Mac isn’t ready just yet, Microsoft is announcing a preview program today for Mac users to get an early look at the company’s work. Microsoft has been …

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

Time Management