Irina Negrea

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White rage against the machine: President-elect Donald Trump is a historical shock — unless you study American history

Those in shock over the outcome grievously underestimated the power of the hateful forces underlying Trumpism<p>Republican Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election by defeating his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, though the exact margins of his electoral victory are still being …

On Election Day, the history of fascism matters

In the run-up to the American election, there’s been a lot said about the dangers of demagoguery and nativist politics. Analysts and historians have trotted out various parallels, likening the campaign’s most surprising — and, to some, alarming — candidate, Republican nominee Donald Trump, to …

Political Science

This is humankind's 'great urbanisation'. We must do it right, or the planet will pay

The world will never again build cities as rapidly as it does this century. If we are serious about limiting global warming, tackling air pollution and promoting innovative, resource-efficient growth, there is a narrow window of opportunity<p>Almost as staggering as the current enormous influx into …

Smart Cities

The Corruption of Capitalism by Guy Standing review – work matters less than what you own

Our unfair system benefits rentiers, those who live on income from property and investments – from Goldman Sachs to Uber to landlords. Can capitalism be purified?<p>The time would come, Marx and Engels thought, when there would be only two classes, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, and all people …

Income Inequality

Returning to Sanity?

Who would have thought that returning to Greece meant returning to sanity? But then again, who could have imagined two people more despised by the voting public running for the highest office in the US. According to the Huffington Post, the likely winner, Hillary Clinton is disliked by 53% of …

Europe

China says to retaliate after Slovak president meets Dalai Lama | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it would retaliate after the president of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, met visiting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a man accused by Beijing of promoting independence for the Himalayan region.<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the …

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change - Vox

This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?<p>Let's look a little deeper. The brownarea below representsall the fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — that humans have identified as recoverable with current technology. The black spot is what we’re …

The Greater Patagonian Trail could be the most epic through-hike you don’t know about

Since 2013 Jan Dudeck has returned regularly to map out what he has coined the “Greater Patagonian Trail” — a 1500km route which includes old roads, …

What Syria reveals about the new world order

<b>The Syrian civil war seems intractable, interminable, a torrent resulting from various polluted streams of histories - from the poorly thought-through Iraq invasion to the withered Arab Spring, from 14 centuries of sectarian conflict to the end of the Cold War.</b><p>But does it point the way to the …

Two Years Tiny. Life lessons learned from a tiny houser on happiness

Today I am celebrating two years tiny! Guillaume and I officially finished construction on September 2nd, 2014. We then moved into our tiny abode and …

A Difficult Battle for Hillary: America's Mood Could Favor Trump

The American mood is difficult in a time rife with worrying about the future and concern about "the other", amid resentment against the political establishment, fear of terror, and a sense of escapism regarding the definition and purpose of the US superpower and its responsibilities on the …

This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Demand Greenpeace End Anti-GMO Crusade

"GMOs are extensively tested and subjected to a higher degree of regulatory review than any other crops."<p>A large group of Nobel laureates has accused Greenpeace of becoming anti-scientific fear mongers, as it called for the environmental group to end its campaign against genetically modified …

Greenpeace

Consciousness Revealed

<b>Mr. Jones, at night, was fishing for something down a sewer drain under a street light. A passerby asked him, "Did you drop your keys down this storm</b> …

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - Vox

Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>"I'm going to make you work hard," a blonde and perfectly muscled fitness instructor screamed at me in a recent …

Fitness

Easy exercise to train your brain and lose weight

Training, or, re-training the brain to respond to food differently is not as hard as we've been making it, and this simple step will get you started …

The Brain

How Darwinism and Creationism Can Peacefully Coexist

My wife and I were in for quite a surprise when we visited a school to determine where to educate our children. Upon our inquiry of the curriculum, the school representative proudly boasted, "We don't teach any of that Darwin stuff here. We adhere strictly to the Bible." I was shocked.<p>Throughout …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Why Sleeping Through The Night May Not Be 'Natural'

Your ancestors probably woke up in the middle of the night. So why does it seem like a big deal when it happens today?<p>It's undeniable that we need proper sleep not only to maintain our physical and mental health but also to function in our everyday lives. We consider eight uninterrupted hours of …

Virginia Tech

Carbon Emissions Haven't Been This High Since The Dinosaurs

A new study warns we're entering "uncharted territory."<p>The last time carbon emissions were this high, dinosaurs roamed the Earth.<p>And if that isn't daunting enough, the human-driven release today is happening about 10 times faster than any event since that era, a new study has found.<p>Researchers …

Climate Change

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world<p>Read other articles in our story of cities series<p>If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its …

Ancient History

The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, Study, Eat, And Sleep

There's a peak period to do just about everything, and here's why.<p>Regardless of whether or not you're a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.<p>Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks, which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral …

Sleep

What The Healthiest People Are Eating For Breakfast

It takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It takes a balanced and hearty breakfast packed with protein, greens and fresh fruit to jumpstart your day on the right foot. As the New Year kicks off -- along with all your resolutions -- there’s no better time to get inspired by new …

16 Healthy Resolutions That Aren't Losing Weight

Because being healthy is more than just the number on the scale.<p>Want to get healthy in 2016? Forget trying to lose weight.<p>Many us vow to shed pounds as we enter the new year, only to give up after a few short weeks (or wind up gaining more). But the biggest perk of weight loss isn't even a smaller …

Holistic Medicine

Here's the Secret to Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution

I always make the same mistake. Every New Year’s, I get a lot of big ideas about the things I’ll do, and write them all down in a neat list of …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

10 Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

<b>Simple daily habits can help ease pain.</b><p>Berkeley Wellness / By Peter Jaret<p>Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.<p><b>1. Stay active</b><p>Exercising may be the last thing you want to do when your body hurts. But physical activity …

After 10 Days In Iceland, My Life Won’t Be The Same Again

Iceland is a country that has long been on my bucket, a place that I’ve seen thousands of images of but needed to witness with my own eyes. After day …