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How men fall in love with a woman - The seven stages.

<b>Stage 5 – Conviction</b><p>If a guy’s successfully breezing through the different stages of love, he’d start to wonder if there’s something more in the air. …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

US Congress blocks lifting of Cuba travel ban

Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba, in blow to Obama administration efforts to ease half century-long standoff with Castro regime<p>House Republicans voted on Thursday to keep restrictions on Americans seeking to travel to Cuba, a …

Cuba

Obama holds little hope for Israel-Palestine peace during final term

U.S. President Barack Obama has apparently thrown in the towel in his efforts to foster a peace agreement between Israel and a Palestinian state.<p>In a remarkably candid interview this week with Israel's popular Channel 2 television, Mr. Obama said: "I don't see the likelihood of even a framework …

Israel

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

Emotional Pain Areas On The Body And How To Spot Them

These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World's Only Superpower

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Afghanistan

Do People Think You're Pushy, or a Pushover?

Source: MaleWitch/Shutterstock<p>While you're likely to be able to identify “the jerk” and “the pushover” in almost any group, there's a good chance you …

Self-help

Love requires work – not just attraction or feelings, Pope tells couples

Vatican City, May 27, 2015 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said the process of engagement is essential for …

Catholicism

When Does Consciousness Begin and End? — NOVA Next

In March of this year, the beloved singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious on the floor in her Bel …

Consciousness

US-China war 'inevitable' unless Washington drops demands over South China Sea

Warning from state-run China newspaper as Beijing reveals plans for development of disputed South China Sea islands<p>China’s armed forces are to extend their operations and its air force will become an offensive as well as defensive force for the first time, in a major shift in policy that will …

China

Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

HAVANA (AP) — "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum Museum, where they swig rum samples …

Cuba

Russia begins massive air force exercise

<b>Russia's military forces have begun a large exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, according to its defence ministry.</b><p>The ministry described the four-day drill as a "massive surprise inspection", to check combat readiness.<p>The tests began on the same day as Nato and some …

Russia

Korean Artist Beautifully Captures What Real Love Truly Looks Like

When you think about how love is portrayed, you probably think about the first child being born or a wedding day. You may even picture a 50th …

France and Germany plot closer ties for EU in blow to Cameron

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande have reached an agreement to create a closer union within the bounds of existing EU treaties<p>Germany and France have agreed a pact to bring the Eurozone closer together without the need for treaty change in a potential blow to Britain's plans for EU reform.<p>Angela …

Iran slams U.S. over comments on Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State

The war of words between Iran and the United States is getting testier as the two nations' common enemy, Islamic State militants, advance in Iraq and Syria.<p>The man acclaimed in some circles as Iran's military "mastermind," Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, derided the progress of President Obama's stated …

Oil-patch women say energy industry is safe place with opportunities

Judging by its critics, the energy industry – and specifically the oil and gas industry in North Dakota – isn’t female-friendly. Yet women who live and work in the oil patch say the energy industry isn’t just a safe place for women, but that there are plenty of opportunities for everybody.<p>In …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Iraqi forces routinely leave U.S. supplied weapons on battlefield for Islamic State

The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.<p>The Islamic State group, which had already seized a strategically …

What Happens When Your Great Love Already Had His Great Love?

For the next girlfriend — me — it was a hell of an act to follow.<p>On my first date with Greg, he mentioned almost immediately that he'd recently ended a yearlong relationship. His ex, Jenna (not her real name), had gone to Thailand with the Peace Corps, and they'd mutually decided it was easier to …

Hundreds of Russian Women Are Posting Selfies With Wrinkled Faces

Hundreds of Russian women are posting selfies with wrinkled faces in protest of an official who defended a 17-year-old girl’s arranged marriage to a …

Chechnya

Why Obama has come to regret underestimating the Islamic State

The terrorists that the White House once dismissed as amateurs are closer than ever to creating a viable nation state<p>Have any words come back to haunt President Obama so much as his description of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant last team as a “JV” - junior varsity - team of terrorists?<p>This …

Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard | Reuters

ZAMORA, Mexico (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.<p>National Security Commissioner …

Mexico

9 questions Canada has for you, America

1. How did you Americans manage to elect a President who actually has a sense of humour?<p>Histrionically divisive Republican/Democrat politics aside, …