Mariana Garcia

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Patriarchy and toxic masculinity are dominating America under Trump

Expert Terry Real explains how hyper-masculinity presents a danger to us all.<p>Donald Trump’s election was a victory for toxic masculinity and patriarchy, two issues psychologist Terry Real has spent a career exploring. Since the 1998 publication of his groundbreaking book "I Don't Want to Talk About …

The 12 Habits of Happy People | Inc.com

Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unattainable and elusive. However, addressing and conquering their fears helps them to achieve …

Happiness

Unraveling the Mysteries of Aztec Secret, Amazon’s Best-Selling Beauty Product

From its secretive owner to how it went viral.<p>“We only know her as Susan,” the friendly woman on the other end of the phone told me. I had called a number in the small town of Pahrump, Nevada, which sits equidistant between Death Valley and Las Vegas, an hour away from both. I was trying to find …

The one online class every entrepreneur should take

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Having a good idea isn't enough.<p>If you want to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegel, you'll need to raise enough …

Here's Obama's exit memo to America

In a Medium post, Obama reflected on the dire economic environment he inherited when he took office in 2009 amid the financial collapse.<p>"In the depths of that winter, on January 20, 2009, I stood before you and swore a sacred oath," Obama wrote. "I told you that day that the challenges we faced …

The "madman theory" of nuclear war has existed for decades. Now, Trump is playing the madman.

Is Donald Trump a madman? Or, at least, would he like foreign leaders to think he might be just a little unstable? Such questions are being batted around in papers like the Boston Globe and the Washington Post in response to the president-elect’s foreign policy moves: his provocations toward China, …

Globalization Isn't Doomed. It's Evolving, With China As A Leader.

China attaches great importance to making globalization and global governance work again.<p>The worldwide debate about globalization has been upended by “the Trump phenomenon,” which has spread like wildfire across Europe and elsewhere. The two separate camps of “deglobalization” versus …

Globalization

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

'Narendra Modi, Barack Obama, Erdogan working against interests of Muslims', claims Isis video

The video, titled 'The Cross Shield', shows footage of two Turkish soldiers being dragged out of a cage and burnt alive by the Isis terrorists in …

The ECB admits people in Europe are getting poorer

The ECB's Household Finance and Consumption Survey drew data from 84,000 homes in 18 euro-currency countries. It was published this December and covers 2010-2014, the most recent period available.<p>The highlights suggest that fallout from the Great Financial Crisis continued to impoverish most …

Income Inequality

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

Top 10

Chinese trolls jumped the firewall to attack Taiwan’s president and military on Facebook

On the first day of 2017, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen attended a flag-raising ceremony, a tradition observed by Taiwan’s president for many years. A few hours later, Wei Ming-jen, a Taiwanese man, held a similar ceremony at his hometown county of Changhua—using the five-star red flag that …

China

Merkel declines Davos invite for second year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be steering clear of the World Economic Forum at Davos later this month. The summit coincides with Donald …

House Republicans pull plan to gut independent ethics committee after Trump tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play, after they voted to gut an ethics watchdog in a manner that undercut his vow to drain the establishment "swamp."<p>Trump made clear his anger at the move on …

Donald Trump

Craving Chocolate or Coffee? This Is What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

You’re sitting on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite show, when a sweet craving hits. You try and push it out of your mind (you’re not even …

Lenovo Enters The Smart Home, Gets Aggressive In Gaming, AR And Premium X1 Line At CES 2017 #CES2017

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Lenovo came out with their guns blazing by stepping up their product announcements more than I have ever seen them do in the past five years. Lenovo is entering new markets, adding new brands and further improving current offerings. When Lenovo …

Lenovo

U.S. companies want to play China's game. They just can't win it

Netflix has a new China strategy: Skip it.<p>In January 2016, the video-streaming service announced an ambitious global expansion. The goal was to beam American hits such as "House of Cards" around the world including, eventually, in China.<p>"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet …

China

How WeChat Became China’s App For Everything

A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley.<p>A little over a year ago, my roommate Mike said something strange. He’s a theater director and was working on a production in China. Mike complained that the …

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

<i>“It’s important to note that every United States administration, Republican and Democratic, has opposed settlements as contrary to the prospects for peace.”</i><p><b>— Secretary of State John F. Kerry, remarks on Middle East peace, Dec. 28. 2016</b><p>Fact-checking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a bit of a …

Israel

Is Sugar the New Smoking?

Thirty years ago, we were blind to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now it’s our addiction to sugar and processed food that will shock future …

North or South? What’s Behind China’s Linguistic Rivalry

Close your eyes, and you can’t guess her nationality. Lu Qiyu’s English is meticulous, sculpted over years of careful study. Though it remains slightly accented, the merest hint of a twang is difficult to place.<p>Switch to Mandarin, however, and her southern Chinese accent emerges. In China, “north” …

China

Finland's unemployed to be given basic income of €560 per month in first such experiment in Europe

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 (£477), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.<p>The two-year trial with 2,000 randomly picked citizens who …

Europe

Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban

In its latest ploy to undermine NATO, Russia is urging cooperation with the Afghan extremists even as their ties to al Qaeda grow deep.<p>More than 15 …

Afghanistan

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China

Some nights Peter Dahlin says he tucks a “big-ass knife” under his bed in case intruders come for him as he dozes; others he cannot sleep at all.<p>“They’ve kidnapped people several times here before,” says the 36-year-old Swedish human rights activist, chain-smoking Marlboro cigarettes as he …

China

Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn't Matter

"So, what's it going to be?"<p>My advisor looked at me expectantly, as if I was simply at a McDonald's needing to make the simple choice between a BigMac or a Quarter Pounder.<p>"Let's run through the options," she continued. "Government is a solid choice if you're thinking about law school. English …

2017 may turn out to be a miserable year for Europe

Last year was marked by a deep sense of insecurity arising from terrorism, the rise of populism and autocrats, and the erosion of democratic values. …

Israeli officials back shoot-to-kill policy of Palestinian suspects, says Human Rights Watch

Leading Israeli officials have been encouraging soldiers and police officers to kill Palestinians suspected of attacks regardless of whether lethal …

Obama's hesitant approach to foreign policy resulted in the biggest stain on his legacy

Barack Obama's impending departure from the White House has put many Americans in an elegiac mood.<p>Despite an average approval rating of only 48 percent— the lowest, surprisingly, of our last five presidents — he has always been beloved, if not revered, by the scribbling classes.<p>Just as many …

Middle East

How to Write Better: 7 Instant Fixes | WTD

Do you worry whether your writing is good enough?<p>I can see you nodding your head.<p>You are not alone. Every writer has doubts about his or her …

Creative Writing