Kent Keesecker

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What T-Mobile-Sprint deal could mean for wireless prices

T-Mobile and Sprint vow that customers will be better off if they are allowed to merge. Some experts aren't buying it.<p>In a video announcing their plans to get together, T-Mobile (TMUS) CEO John Legere and Sprint (S) CEO Marcelo Claure promised lower prices, increased competition and, one day, …

T-Mobile

Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

Donald Trump

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

China’s long and distinguished history of rule-breaking emperors | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The Japanese government has announced that Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, 2019, and his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the …

World History

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

How to Beat Anxiety, According to Science

So you don't totally freak.<p><b>By Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge</b><p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it …

Self-help

Soothing the Hot Coals of Rage with Body Awareness Meditation

Meditation soothes the hot coals of inner rage and helps us suffer less. Through meditation, we teach the mind to ride the energies of rage without …

How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again

The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that.<p>SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers …

Brandon Flowers reveals his favourite song by The Killers

Singer speaks in fan Q&A following release of new single 'The Man'<p>Brandon Flowers has revealed his favourite song by his band The Killers.<p>Earlier …

Forget Comey. The Real Story Is Russia’s War on America

Why are we focusing on who leaked what to whom, when our democracy is under siege?<p>It was a breezy, surprisingly pleasant summer week in Washington as the frenzy around potential Trump-Russia revelations reached near-carnival levels. On Thursday, brightly clad groups scattered across the lawns of …

Russia

A Counterterrorism Expert Explains How We Got Here and What Lies Ahead

<b>ANATOMY OF TERROR</b> <b><br>From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State</b><br>By Ali Soufan<br>359 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $27.95.<p>About a year and a half ago, the former British prime minister Tony Blair made a penetrating, if bleak, observation about the West’s 21st-century attempts to deal with …

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

What was the Korean War? The 1950s-era conflict is why North Korea still hates us today.

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to escalate — but for North Koreans, feelings of aggression and anger toward America are nothing …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Prince Charles

<b>10 March 1928:</b> To Stalin belongs the credit and the blame both for making the “opposition” and for destroying it<p><i>[Mr. Arthur Ransome has now returned from his investigations in Russia and we print below the first of a series of articles in which he will record his conclusions.]</i><p>There is nothing in …

Russia

Trump and the Philistines Have Sacked Washington

D.C. was once the shining beacon of American culture, with the federal government financing the arts. Now the world watches in horror as the …

Donald Trump

Don't listen to anyone but yourself: Lessons from J Krishnamurti's The Awakening of Intelligence

<i>The Awakening of Intelligence</i>, by Jiddu Krishnamurti is not the easiest of reads. It is a book that focusses on what the Buddha had said aeons ago …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

A top Putin critic on how to oppose Trump: “making him look like a loser is crucial”

A conversation with chess champion Garry Kasparov.<p>Garry Kasparov knows what it is to oppose an authoritarian ruler. The longtime world chess champion was arrested twice in his native Russia for opposing Vladimir Putin. Since 2013, he has lived with family in self-imposed exile in New York City, and …

Russia

Behind the Internet's Anti-Democracy Movement

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory. A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility on the right.<p>White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been in contact via intermediaries with Curtis Yarvin, <i>Politico Magazine</i> …

Alt-Right

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings

President Obama will address the nation for what's likely to be the last time Tuesday night. He says the prime-time address from his adopted hometown of Chicago will be a chance to celebrate the successes of the past eight years and to offer some thoughts on where the nation goes from here.<p>The …

Obama Administration

How to Be Mindful When Life is in Flux

“If you let go completely, you will be completely happy.”Stress reduction, helping with depression, coping with illness and adversity, improved …

How Putin engineered Russia's return to superpower status

"The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us," Barack Obama said on Dec. 16, during his final press conference as president.<p>"They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't …

Why the Pursuit of Happiness Should Really Be the Pursuit of Meaning

“Every day there are innumerable opportunities to find meaning within your life. They’re at our fingertips, whether we realize it or not.”<p><b>Emily</b> …