Henry M Myers

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India's erotic temples require Parental Guidance

A couple of hours out of Delhi, the train pulls up at a small country station and I stand at the open carriage door. A young man wearing scarlet-framed designer glasses is hurrying along the platform. He sees me and stops.<p>“Sir, good morning,” he says. “You are travelling to which place?” Khajuraho, …

Will Iran and Saudi Arabia Go Into War?

First, it was the Egyptian embassy, second the American embassy, later Denmark, then the British embassy was ransacked by mostly Basijis, and now, it is the turn of Saudi Arabia's embassy to be attacked by crowds of Iranians. What kind of diplomacy is Rowhani's government referring to?<p>These kinds …

Was Putin’s Media Chief Ready to Snitch Before He Dropped Dead?

The D.C. cops won’t say what killed Mikhail Lesin—or what he was doing in a hotel room there. But all signs point to the former Kremlin propaganda …

The Response to Obama's Town Hall Shows How Much the NRA Has Already Won

So for the very first time in the lifetime of everyone who is alive today, a president devoted an entire hour of prime-time media to a discussion about gun violence. And it was a discussion, I might add, that was largely shaped by a series of questions which, vetted or not, were asked by members of …

South Korea, Japan reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves

Japan and South Korea said on Monday that they had "finally and irreversibly" resolved a dispute over wartime sex slaves that has bedeviled relations between the two countries for decades.<p>In something of a surprise development, the two countries' foreign ministers met in Seoul to finalize a deal …

South Korea

It Was the Most Shocking Scene in the New ‘Star Wars.’ Here’s Why J.J. Abrams Said It Had to Happen

<i>Warning: This post contains a MAJOR SPOILER. Avoid reading if you still plan to see the movie and do not want it spoiled ahead of time.</i><p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p><i>There’s no going back.</i><p>…<p>….<p>…<p>It was the most shocking scene in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” At the climax of the movie, …

After Tina Fey Mocks Sarah Palin on ‘SNL,’ Palin Turns Tables to Give Fey Taste of Her Own Medicine

Sarah Palin gave Tina Fey a taste of her own medicine Monday, starring in a parody video where she turned the tables on the famous actress by spoofing her.<p>Days after Fey once again mocked Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” Palin was seen in the lead role of a parody “30 Rock” trailer.<p>The video, …

Marco Rubio is robbing Ted Cruz of his best weapon

The dispute Rubio and Cruz are having is an annoyingly complicated one, documented ably here by MSNBC's Benjy Sarlin. Rubio is arguing that he and Cruz have roughly the same policy position regarding the millions of undocumented immigrants: that once the border is properly secured (whatever that …

Watch How Obama Responds When Reporter Confronts Him: ‘What Is the Public Missing About Your Strategy’ on Islamic State?

President Barack Obama was confronted Monday by an NPR reporter who asked during a sit-down interview why the public doesn’t have much confidence in the White House’s current strategy to combat the Islamic State.<p>“What is the public missing about your strategy?” NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve …

Donald Trump Demanded Apology From Hillary Clinton — He Got This Blunt Two-Word Response Instead

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday demanded Democratic rival Hillary Clinton apologize for falsely claiming the Islamic State is using videos of him to recruit new fighters — and now the Clinton campaign is out with a blunt two-word response.<p>Ralph Freso/Getty Images<p>“I demand an apology …

American atheists go to war against Christmas

Determined to enforce the separation of church and state, the Freedom From Religion Foundation goes into Grinch-like overdrive as it tries to remove nativity scenes from school and government institutions<p>The children had been practising carols with their school choirs for weeks, excited about …

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil<p>Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions …

Russia

FDA Expands Recall of Food Items for E.Coli to Major Grocery Stores

A recall of food products containing celery potentially contaminated with E.coli bacteria was expanded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and now includes more than 155,000 items at several major grocery stores.<p>The scare began with contaminated celery found at Costco in late November. Stores …

Environmental Health

BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard'

After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field.<p>The billionaire media mogul, who has championed the issue of climate change, first criticized retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.<p>"There's one of …

Why ISIL Will Fail on Its Own

As a movement, it’s dangerous. But as a state, it’s collapsing. Here’s how to make that work for us.<p>In the accelerating public discussion of ISIL, it’s easy to become focused on what we don’t know: its elusive leader, its shadowy connections abroad, the gruesome propaganda emanating from somewhere …

Political Science

The Bush presidency was my fault: I am so sorry my work stopped the Florida recount

Fifteen years ago, a Florida judge cited my stats theory and the recount ended. The Iraq War still torments me<p>An example of an extremely significant, decidedly unintended result of a relatively tiny event can be nightmarish. This one is, at least for me. It concerns the role I played in getting …

Which Is Safer: Paris, France or Paris, Texas

In the wake of the deadly Paris terrorist attacks, NPR's Robert Siegel interviewed Dr. Jean-Paul Fontaine, head of the emergency department at the Hospital Saint Louis regarding his experience the night of November 13. Hospital Saint Louis was one of the front lines of Paris' emergency medical …

These 5 Facts Explain America’s Shameful Reaction to Syrian Refugees

Of the 4.2 million Syrians displaced since that country’s civil war began in 2011, America has taken in 2,290—or 0.0005 percent of the total. But to …

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.<p>Ashraf Fayadh, a poet recently sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia by beheading, relayed a simple but grim message to the world from his prison …

Secrets of 'lost cities' under the sea revealed, from taxes to goddesses

The secrets of the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, underwater for 1,200 years, are to showcased at the British Museum<p>It is the stuff of legend: the lost city under the sea discovered in tact, revealing a submerged world forgotten for 1,200 years.<p>But the <b>British Museum</b> is stage a major …

Hello, GMO salmon: Why would anyone want to create a farmed Frankenfish when wild salmon are already the perfect fish?

The FDA has approved AquaBounty Technologies’ GMO salmon — will a label be required?<p>Call me Sam. I’m on a heroic, Homeric journey that’s taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then …

If you are in a couple, it will make you happiest if you have it once a week. But having it more often won’t increase your happiness<p>You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their …

Happiness

8 Things Later-in-Life Lesbians Want You To Know

At an event earlier this year, I met two women who, as it turned out, were not only business partners but also life partners. They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions. …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Paul Krugman: No, the Paris attacks were not an attempt to destroy Western civilization

Remarks by GOP candidates “just help the jihadists’ cause”<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that like most everybody else, he spent the weekend "obsessively following the news from Paris" -- but that unlike the current crop of Republican candidates, he wasn't about to concede to ISIS the …

Here's how much exercise you need to see results

So what's the shortest amount of time you can work out in order to start seeing some of these benefits?<p>A new paper, published in the Viewpoints section of JAMA, reviews the existing evidence on that question and concludes that this magic number is merely minutes.<p>In several studies the authors …

Soda and junk foods are not making you fat, study claims

When it comes to healthy eating, there is no silver bullet.<p>Soda, candy and fast-food are often blamed for the rising rates of obesity in America and, …

20 ways being left-handed impacts your health

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we're living in a right-handed world. But aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some subtle effects on our physical …

America's most popular sandwiches

<b>(CNN) —</b> White or wheat? Mayo or mustard? Hero or gyro?<p>However you slice it -- and there are a million ways -- almost everyone has a favorite sandwich.<p>The origins of the hands-on meal date back centuries, but it was popularized in 1700s England by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who …

Sandwiches

See Donald Trump on SNL Over the Years

The 'Saturday Night Live' skit 'A Trump Christmas' featured Phil Hartman as Donald Trump and Jan Hooks as Ivana Trump on<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Raymond …