Ian J. Pohl

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The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Research

Alsace: Delicious Wine And Food; Picture-Perfect Villages

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>Alsace is so perfect that you sometimes wonder if it’s for real. Well, yes it is. This is not Disneyland although the fairy tale villages along the Alsatian <i>route de vin</i>, the wine road, almost make you believe it is. But speak to the winegrowers working the steep hills covered …

Wine

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7 Foods for Your Health and Your Wallet

Yes, it can be expensive to eat healthy. But it doesn't have to be. Many foods are high in nutrition but low in cost. Often they'll take a little more time and effort to prepare, but they'll be good for both your budget and your body. Time is money, but time spent cooking can also be time with your …

Nutrition

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

The US Helped Create International Law, Now We Just Ignore It

<i>This story first appeared on the</i> TomDispatch<i> website.</i>"The sovereign is he who decides on the exception," said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in …

Political Science

How do Russians see international law?

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 was a watershed in international relations because with this act, Moscow challenged the post-Cold War …

Russia

UK Supreme Court fails to overturn benefits cap that ‘violates international law’

​Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday the government’s benefits cap is lawful, even in cases where it violates childrens' right to adequate clothing, food and other “basic necessities” under international law.<p>Throughout the proceedings, Supreme Court judges criticized the cap for breaching …

Stark: International Law and its Discontents: Confronting Crises

<b>Barbara Stark</b> (Hofstra Univ. - Law) has published International Law and its Discontents: Confronting Crises (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Contents …

Rachovitsa: Fragmentation of International Law Revisited

<b>Adamantia Rachovitsa</b> (Qatar Univ. - Law) has posted Fragmentation of International Law Revisited: Insights, Good Practices and Lessons to Be Learned …

de la Rasilla del Moral: The Shifting Origins of International Law

<b>Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral</b> (Brunel Univ. - Law) has posted The Shifting Origins of International Law (Leiden Journal of International Law, …

Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

<b>by Jessica Dorsey</b> <br>by Jessica Dorsey Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law …

Human Rights

Reminder: ESIL Annual Conference 2015, Oslo – Early Bird Registration

<b>ESIL Annual Conference 2015, Oslo – Registration: early bird fees applicable until 30 April 2015</b>The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of …

Oslo

Le Précédent en Droit International (Conference)

The annual conference of the French Society for International Law (Société française pour le droit international), organised in 2015 by the Faculty …

International Law

The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance

If states comply with these many instruments, the global community will have more respect for the rule of international law, and more faith in the …

Sustainable Development Goals

Chomsky: 'International law cannot be enforced against great powers’ FULL INTERVIEW

While the International Criminal Court investigates and sentences African dictators, any of the crimes the US commits like the invasion of Iraq, …

"International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition," by Curtis A. Bradley

Published by Oxford UP (Paperback 2015)<p>Reviewed by Kenneth Anderson<p>Curtis A. Bradley (Duke University Law School professor, leading scholar of US …

Cohen: International Precedent and the Practice of International Law

<b>Harlan Grant Cohen</b> (Univ. of Georgia - Law) has posted International Precedent and the Practice of International Law (in <i>Negotiating State and</i> …

This 19th Century Sea Fort Has Been Converted Into a Modern Luxury Hotel

This Victorian-era sea fort used to be No Man’s Land Fort off the coast of Southern England in the<p>This Victorian-era sea fort used to be No Man’s Land Fort off the coast of Southern England in the Solent Strait, but AmaZing Venues has completely overhauled the eerie fort and transformed it into a …

How you can get paid to travel

Earning an income while travelling is also easier than you think. While joining airline and hotel loyalty clubs might get you a free ticket or a …

Air Travel

13 Amazing Reasons Why Couples Who Travel Together Stay Together

According to a survey of 1,000 couples about understand how important traveling affected their relationship positively, almost two thirds (63%) of …

5 Ways Grimm's Fairy Tales Changed After the First Edition

You probably know that the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales didn’t have the same sort of kid-friendly happy endings as the Disney versions. But …

An illustrated guide to the many women Don Draper has slept with on “Mad Men”

Artist Hannah Choi has added even more color to each of Don’s partners, in chronological order<p>When people talk about the women of "Mad Men," they're most often referring to Peggy and Joan, the two female characters that have perhaps been most fully allowed to act independently on their own desires. …

Mad Men

What No One Tells You About Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kathleen Rellihan reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro, moments before sunrise, with a full moon lighting the way. (Credit: Kathleen Rellihan)The months …

Mountaineering

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

These Are The Top 5 Most-Funded Music Kickstarter Campaigns

Over the past few years, the role of the record label in backing the production and creation of an album has changed, and more and more artists are going their own way. As album sales diminish, it is becoming increasingly important for artists to earn more per sale, which isn’t usually possible …

Music Videos

6 Secrets of Happy Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people choose to become entrepreneurs because they seek more fulfilling work. They might be unhappy with the traditional daily grind of office work and desperate for more control over their daily tasks, or driven to create something …

Entrepreneurship