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Trump just made 3 shocking statements about North Korea

Yes, even worse than normal.<p>President Donald Trump wants to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if the June 12 nuclear summit in Singapore goes well.<p>During a press conference alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday afternoon, Trump said he would “certainly” …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Jeremy Corbyn calls for Donald Trump to be banned from UK visit until Muslim country travel ban is lifted

Donald Trump should be blocked from making his planned state visit to the UK as long as his "Muslim ban" policy remains in place, Jeremy Corbyn has …

How To Answer 'Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?'

It is a shame that so many job interviewers treat a job interview as an interrogation rather than the friendly and human conversation it should be.<p>Poorly-trained interviewers not only ask intrusive and inappropriate questions of job-seekers but they also have a knack for making every question sound …

Career Development

Flight attendant shouts out all the 'nasty women' headed to the Women's March on Washington

As hundreds of thousands of women head to Washington, D.C. ahead of Saturday's Women's March, shows of solidarity are making the rounds on the …

21 Tweets About Having Kids That Are Funny Because They're True

"My son just asked me if cats can have babies when they get married and I told him yes, but I honestly don't know."

Dear Husband: I Couldn’t Ask For A Better Gift Than The Kind Of Dad You Are

Dear Husband:<p>I know there may be times when I nag — let’s call it <i>remind</i> — you to do certain things. You have the uncanny ability to walk right past …

Klopp hints Liverpool win will annoy Chelsea

The Blues are in prime form at the top of the table, but the Merseysiders' manager cannot help thinking that his men are becoming a thorn in their side<p>Jurgen Klopp pondered whether Liverpool are irritating Chelsea after they maintained their pursuit of the Premier League leaders with a 1-0 win over …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

The Continued Unravelling of the Middle East: A Deep Dive into History

<i>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announcing the creation of the Islamic State, June 30, 2014</i><p>The political constellation of the Middle East has been, until recently, relatively durable for the better part of three-quarters of a century. Except for the division of the British mandate of Palestine between Israel …

Middle East

The graffiti kids: How an act of teenage rebellion sparked the Syrian war

At the start of it all, before the uprising and the civil war – and the refugee exodus and the terror and the hatred that have sprung from it – a 14-year-old boy stood giggling with a can of black spray paint, pointing it at the wall of his school in southern Syria.<p>Naief Abazid’s graffiti sparked a …

Sea otter cuddles her pup to keep it dry and warm while it sleeps

When you live in the sea, it's hard to keep dry and warm during the night when you want a snooze.<p>Adult sea otters often hold hands to keep together when they sleep on their backs in the ocean, but this little pup wanted to stay warm, dry and safe during its nap.<p>So, its mother lay on her back and …

The spy who couldn’t spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled | Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets<p>The classrooms and hallways of Farmingdale High in Long Island were deserted on the morning of Saturday 19 August 2001, when a van pulled into the …

Isil has just unleashed a deadly chemical cloud which could make Mosul ungovernable

As predicted, and generally expected, Isil set fire to the Mishraq Chemical plant and sulphur mine 30 km south of Mosul on Thursday last week as they fled towards the city. To date, up to nine people have died and around 1,000 have been injured, including foreign journalists.<p>The toxic cloud, which …

One Man Has Made It His Mission To Look After All The Cats Abandoned By Refugees Fleeing Aleppo

The Syrian city of Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It served as one endpoint of the famed Silk Road, and its history and architecture are enduring symbols of Islamic heritage. It’s also the epicenter of some of the region’s deadliest clashes between the …

This Fifth Grader's Letter Is A Master Class In How To Set Relationship Boundaries

Sometimes, relationships require setting boundaries. And no one understands that better than fifth grader Zoë. A viral photo on Twitter shows the …

Bride's 15-Year-Old Dog Made It To Her Wedding Just Before He Died

"It meant the world to me to have Charlie there on my wedding day."<p>A beloved 15-year-old black lab mix named Charlie Bear made it down the aisle at his owners’ wedding just eight days before he died.<p>Charlie Bear was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. A week before his owners Kelly …

Donald Trump gets the mobile game everyone imagined, and it's amazing

The historically unusual 2016 U.S. presidential race has turned into a kind of reality show, so it's only natural that one of its central figures, …

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool "Played Football Like Hell"

Back in July, comedian and “fake journalist” <b>John Oliver</b> described <b>Liverpool</b> Manager <b>Jurgen Klopp</b> as accurately and as hilariously as anyone ever could. …

Are these the best cat naps EVER? The heart-melting (and hilarious) photos that prove felines really can sleep anywhere

Cats have a reputation for being a bit lazy and there's a good reason for that - as they sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day.<p>These sleep loving …

Cats

Celtic fans warned not to fly Palestinian flags at match in Israel

Police warning follows flag waving at Hapoel Be’er Sheva match and Celtic fans raising £100,000 for Palestinian charities<p>Israeli police warned against provocation at a football match on Tuesday night between Celtic and the Israeli team Hapoel Be’er Sheva after Scottish fans waved Palestinian flags …

We are now entering the Age of Stupid. How did our voters become so credulous?

Politics has passed through many epochs. There have been eras of isolationism, or imperial conquest, or egalitarianism, or nationalist aggression. Now, in the transatlantic sphere at least, we seem to be entering a new historical phase: the Era of Stupid.<p>American and British politicians at the …

Voting

Waiter tipped $500 for act of kindness

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kasey Simmons loves to make people smile. But Tuesday, the 32-year-old waiter was the one beaming.<p>A customer at the Dallas-area Applebee's restaurant where he works left him an unforgettable tip.<p>"They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu," Simmons said. "Flavored water."<p>The total bill was …

5 Tips For Raising A Daughter Who Speaks Her Mind

On a recent morning, I received a call from my daughter’s math teacher. She was calling because she was concerned that my daughter was falling behind …

Islam v Christianity Part II

This contest between Islam and Christianity is primarily at the elite level. The bulk of those in Turkey do not support the idea of returning to the …

Tributes, fireworks as Cuba marks Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

Thousands partied along Havana's Malecon seafront into the early hours of Saturday, celebrating retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro turning 90 to the tune of Latin beats as an electric storm in the distance lit up the night sky.<p>On the strike of midnight, a live band played "Happy Birthday" in honor …

The Boldest Fashion Trend the Year You Were Born

From 1940 to today.<p>Whether you love it or hate it, there's something undeniably fascinating about unconventional and outrageous style. Here, we're looking back at the most daring, polarizing fashion through the years, from Katharine Hepburn's menswear in the 1940s to the punk rock movement of the …