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Practically cuddling brown bears, Alaska

The big brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park don’t seem to mind humans much. And a trip with award-winning guide Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk …

Canada's First Nations already feel failed by inquiry into missing and murdered women

More than a dozen people gathered behind the podium, some clutching framed photos of loved ones. For years they had called for justice and demanded change, amid estimates that as many as 4,000 indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada in recent decades.<p>Their determination …

Canada

Green Tea May Ameliorate Brain Drain Linked to Western Diets

A molecular compound in green tea called <i>Epigallocatechin-3-gallate</i> (EGCG) appears to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective …

Toddlers Begin Learning Rules of Reading and Writing at Very Early Age

<i>Summary: A new study reveals that by the age of three, children are already starting to follow complex rules and patterns that govern how letters fit</i> …

15 Habits That Will Make You Well Respected at Work

Everyone wants to be respected and admired at work, but often we are afraid of being perceived as <i>too</i> aggressive or <i>too</i> confident in our pursuit of …

Focus on your child’s strengths to help them succeed. Here’s how.

Imagine this: You see your child made four As and one D on their report card. Do your eyes skim over those excellent grades and immediately focus on the D?<p>You’re not alone. People are programmed to notice the bad first. It’s how our earliest ancestors survived, always on the alert for signs of …

Parenting

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Britain's new aircraft carriers to test Beijing in South China Sea

Boris Johnson has committed the UK’s two brand new aircraft carriers to freedom of navigation exercises in the fiercely contested waters of the South China Sea.<p>In a pointed declaration aimed squarely at China, whose island-building and militarisation in the sea has unnerved western powers, the …

China

Almost 200 Scottish headteachers forced to run more than one school thanks to shortages

The full scale of teacher cuts under the SNP government has been disclosed after it emerged that almost 200 heads are being forced to run more than one school.<p>Official figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act found that 191 headteachers - almost 10 per cent of the total - are in charge …

Republicans Have Failed To Repeal Obamacare. How Did We Get Here?

The party was never able to unify behind an idea for a new plan.<p>The sudden failure of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act early Friday morning marked a significant defeat in the GOP’s quest to dismantle a signature part of President Barack Obama’s legacy and make health care more …

Health Care

Labour grandees call for Jeremy Corbyn to embrace softer Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure from Labour grandees to embrace a softer Brexit plan, with party insiders threatening to trigger a rebellion over the issue at its autumn conference.<p>Senior Labour peers, including the former leader Neil Kinnock, former shadow justice secretary Charlie Falconer, and …

United Kingdom

Brexit Is Already Hurting The German Economy, Warns Country's Top Business Group

But the Italians are much more optimistic.<p>timbudd via Getty Images<p>Brexit is already damaging Germany’s trade with the UK and it is set to get worse, …

Wikileaks Says Robert Mueller Gave Russia Nuclear Material - But That's Not The Whole Story

'Hey Julian Assange, just get it over with and ask the Russians for asylum.'<p>Wikileaks has released a classified US State Department from 2009 that …

Why Did Michelangelo Hate Raphael So Much? 5 Ferocious Feuds That Shaped Art History

Art World<p>From a Renaissance rivalry to the great clash of critics in NYC.<p>,<p>Throughout art history, the quest for remembrance and dominance has led to …

Art

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

What to watch when you’re not watching ‘Game of Thrones’

Have you heard? <i>Game of Thrones</i> has returned for its penultimate season of political scheming, unrepentant violence and, of course, beautifully …

Pictures of the Week 7.27.17

Chile

Garden ideas on a budget: 5 easy projects outdoors

1 Shape up<p>Getty Images<p>One of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform your garden is to cut the lawn into a clearly defined shape – something like …

Facebook's Sandberg calls for new policies to boost women's pay

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age.<p>Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, …

North Africa