Linda Nordeen

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Who are the Kurds? | In Depth | DW | 24.01.2018

The Kurds have advanced to a position in which they may determine the future of the Middle East. But they are riven by historic rivalries and blocked …

Middle East

The Crotchgrabber

On a shockingly casual case of sexual assault.<p>On a spring day in recent memory, I was strolling up Ninth Avenue alone, after leaving a bistro lunch with a gentleman caller and my soon-to-finish-N.Y.U. son. It was sunny but not yet steaming. Businessmen had their ties tugged loose or suit jackets …

Swimwear

Kidnapping Survivor Elizabeth Smart Says Porn Made Her Ordeal Even Worse

She is now an advocate against abuse and pornography.<p>Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart says pornography led to her captor raping her more than he already did in the nine months she was held.<p>Smart made the remarks in a video posted Friday by Fight the New Drug, an anti-pornography advocacy …

Crime
Productivity

25 Etiquette Rules That Everyone Should Know

Etiquette is all about how to conduct yourself beautifully.<p>Unfortunately, many people consider respect for the rules of etiquette as something …

5 Signs You're Going to Fail as a Leader

Avoid these common management mistakes and watch your company morale soar.<p>The best leaders I have witnessed over the years are committed to understanding how to meet the needs of employees from every generation. Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a …

Human Resources

10 Retirement Mistakes Baby Boomers Are Making

In a recent post, I wrote about five financial mistakes that I’ve seen Baby Boomers make time and again. The upside? New tools are making it easier than ever to avoid these missteps.<p>But beyond the five mistakes that made it onto the original list (which are summarized in the infographic below), …

Retirement

Renée Zellweger Pens Powerful Essay Slamming Speculation About Her Appearance

"Maybe we could talk more about our many true societal challenges and how we can do better."<p>Remember how everyone was convinced that Renée Zellweger had gotten plastic surgery after she showed up to <i>ELLE</i>'s Women in Hollywood event looking different than usual? Photos from the event quickly flung …

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Quilt and Cable Blanket pattern by Cambria Washington: Knitware & Patterns

The quilt and cable blanket is a deceptively simple pattern with a cable-wrap worked every 16 rows. The blanket uses four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool/ …

Knitting

Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family.<p>"I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my …

Republicans

This Is What Republicans at the RNC Think About Black People and Cops

"This mentality of, 'poor me, I've been oppressed so I am going to kill somebody...' How does that help?"<p>There's never been a time in my life where the subject of race seemed to be more discussed and dissected than it is today. It's fascinating how differently we can view something like death, …

Law Enforcement
Linguistics

A Drug Meant For Narcolepsy Can Boost Brain Function

In addition to keeping you awake<p>In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug modafinil as a treatment for narcolepsy, a condition in which the brain has trouble regulating its sleep-wake cycle that results in sudden “sleep attacks” where a person falls asleep at unwanted or …

7 steps that helped this woman lose 225 pounds at age 63

Four years ago, Diane Naylor, now 63, retired, moved from Fresno to Oakhurst, California, and was excited about all of the new activities her new location afforded her: hiking paths, biking trails in Yosemite and a great climate for being outdoors.<p>There was just one issue: She weighed more than 400 …

Fitness

Emma Stone, Maya Rudolph sing beautiful duet with butter tubs on 'Maya & Marty'

You might know Emma Stone best for her film talents and "Saturday Night Live" alum Maya Rudolph for her big and small-screen comedy skills, but that's not all they can do.<p>On the season finale of "Maya & Marty," the friends made beautiful music together.<p>In a performance worthy of "Pitch Perfect" — …

Comedy

Ghostbusters: Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon talk watching Game of Thrones naked, more

Word to the wise: Don’t disturb Leslie Jones while she’s bingeing on <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p><i>Ghostbusters</i> stars Jones and Kate McKinnon sat down with PEOPLE …

I Compared Drugstore and Department Store Makeup, and the Results Were Surprising

I did some v. important research so you don't have to.<p>I am <i>that girl</i> who loves to spend asinine amounts of money on beauty products. My guilty pleasure in life is luxury beauty items. I love beautiful packaging and like to tell myself that if I pay a lot of money for something, it'll be worth it. …

Chuck Todd Asked A Republican Why Trump Should Win And It Was A DISASTER

Asking any of Donald Trump’s supporters why they think a racist psychopath should be the next President of the United States always results in some …

A Panel of Dermatologists and Experts Think These are the Most Effective Green Beauty Products Out There

The best all-natural makeup, hair, and skin saviors on the market.<p>When ELLE kicked off our annual eco-beauty awards 10 years ago, we wanted to recognize the handful of companies that were committed to using all-natural ingredients and making the world a better place. Fast-forward a decade, and the …

Again, Russian warship in close call with U.S. Navy

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the second time in two weeks, a Russian warship in the eastern Mediterranean has approached U.S. Navy ships in what American military officials said was an unsafe manner, raising concerns about Russian intentions.<p>The latest incident took place Thursday when the Russian frigate …

Military

You're Probably Wearing the Wrong Shoe Size—Here's How to Find Out

We know, we know. You're a grown-up; you know what shoe size you're supposed to wear; you've been buying shoes for years. Well, bad news. According to a study by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in shoes that are the wrong size for their feet. In fact, when the …

Clothing

Attitudes to women ageing without children can be surprisingly cruel 

Britain is an ageing society, with 23 million of us aged over 50. What’s more, around one in five (20 per cent) of that 23 million is ageing without children.<p>That includes those who aren’t parents (either by choice or circumstance), as well as those who are estranged or geographically separated …

Trump's Hands Are Weapons of War

The 2016 election playbook may find the Humiliator turned into the Humiliated.<p>If you were watching a television set in Maryland, D.C., or Virginia last Thursday evening, you would have seen the first ads from a group calling itself Americans Against Insecure Billionaires With Tiny Hands (AAIBWTH). …

Donald Trump

New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant match, study says

British scientists took a major step toward bringing personalized medicine to mental health on Tuesday, announcing that they developed a blood test that can accurately predict whether you'll respond to the conventional, commonly prescribed antidepressants on the market.<p>This is important because …

Depression

Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site — part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>The Intercept, whose founding editors were the first to publish documents leaked by …

Surveillance

What can I do to avoid bad breath?

Many of us worry that our breath smells, but it’s hard to diagnose yourself. Oral hygiene is the key to preventing halitosis<p>“Don’t fool yourself,” said a 1928 advert for Listerine mouthwash, “Since halitosis never announces itself to the victim, you simply cannot know when you have it.” Many of us …

Protein

The amazing true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that helped save Europe

The event immediately killed dozens and scarred the lives of tens of thousands of people over the ensuing decades.<p>Chernobyl is still considered the worst nuclear accident in history — but it could have been much, much worse, if not for a "suicide squad" of three brave volunteers.<p>Build-up to a …

Swimming Pools

Remembering the Time America Nuked Spain by Accident

Photographer and historian John Howard went to Palomares to photograph the nuclear disaster you've never heard of.<p>It's no secret that the American military is a fairly messed-up institution. If it's not being exposed for failing to combat the high rates of sexual assault and rape of female officers …

Nuclear Energy