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11 of the Most Delicious Things You Can Do to Carrots

Everybody has a bag of carrots in their fridge. They’re super affordable—usually no more than a dollar or two, depending on whether you buy …

Healthy Eating

Smack-talking Trump tweets his way toward legal trouble

Our put-upon president has spent a lifetime talking smack, like a street kid in a pickup basketball game in Queens. Insults and demeaning remarks are just part of the game and part of his persona. When he called Mexicans "rapists" and said "Lyin' Ted" Cruz's father helped kill JFK, it was all in …

Donald Trump

Odd couple Trump and Merkel to meet for talks

BERLIN — Donald Trump and Angela Merkel couldn't be more different in political experience, world views and temperament.<p>They'll find out if they can find any common ground on Friday, when the new U.S. president hosts the long-serving German leader at the White House. They had planned to get …

Europe

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy.<p>Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of …

What you need to know about the Dutch election | Europe | DW | 05.03.2017

The March 15 Dutch election could give a boost to anti-establishment populist parties across Europe. The anti-Islam, anti-EU candidate Geert Wilders …

These 7 brutal truths about life are hard to admit but they'll change your life when you do

You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young”?<p>I think about that sometimes – how I wish I’d had the self-awareness and confidence that I …

To Change Your Company Culture, Change Your Conversations

It's not about the perks, people.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>For the second year, Entrepreneur partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures in America. For more tips and profiles, check out the rest of 2017's Top Company Cultures package.</i><p>After …

Employee Engagement

Hack Your Mind: How Perception Creates Reality

<b>Perspective Is Everything</b><p>Every person lives in two different worlds: the world of ultimate reality and the world of subjective reality. Ultimate …

Consciousness

Bill Maher says PC culture helped 'a madman' become president

Bill Maher thinks one reason Donald Trump became President of the United States is liberal culture’s concern with language.<p>“Democrats have gone from …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Which Democrats could challenge Donald Trump in 2020 presidential election?

Hillary Clinton had barely hung up the phone after conceding to Donald Trump when disappointed Democrats began mulling who could succeed where she had failed in four years' time.<p>The Republican's shock win, after months of polls had suggested the Democratic nominee was favourite, devastated the …

Government

Record prices for avocados spark strikes in Mexico and a crime wave in New Zealand

Championed by Nigella Lawson, beloved by healthy eaters and a staple on the Instragram accounts of foodies, the avocado has become so ubiquitous that some wags have christened it the <i>over</i>-cado.<p>With consumption growing in the UK by nearly a third every year, the avocado is now so popular that sales …

Countrywide

Avocado Production Is Causing More Deforestation in Mexico Than We Thought

The bad news for avocado lovers is coming faster than a burrito chain employee can remind you guacamole costs extra. Last month came word that a …

The world's hunger for avocados is having a devastating effect on Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.<p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said …

Mexico

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A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?<p>The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued scientists for decades. In a series of extraordinary genetic analyses published on Wednesday, …

Teacher lowers grade for Native American students who sat during Pledge of Allegiance

Leilani Thomas's protest of the Pledge of Allegiance may be generating attention in light of similar recent protests by athletes around the United …

Many US Catholics don't have a positive view of Muslims, finds study

Of 1,027 Catholics polled, only 14% said they had favorable views of Islam and one in three said they had either very or somewhat unfavorable views<p>Only 14% of American Catholics have a favorable view of Muslims and Catholic media outlets tend to have a bias against Muslims, a study has found.<p>The …

Religion
Net Neutrality

Catalan independence movement seeks boost with mass protest

Secessionist parties approved a plan to achieve independence by mid-2017 but are divided by ideological differences<p>Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to protest on Sunday to demand their region speed up its drive to break away from Spain and form its own country.<p>After winning a clear …

TIFF 2016: Diversity buzz for TIFF's opening film is accidental, cast says

'I just wanted to see Denzel Washington on a horse,' director claims<p>Lead actor Denzel Washington was blunt at the news conference for the Toronto …

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Richard Feynman

Apple says several billion dollars set aside for US taxes

LONDON (AP) — Apple's chief executive says the company has put aside "several billion dollars" to pay tax liabilities in the United States as it repatriates some of its huge overseas earnings.<p>Tim Cook told Irish state network RTE in an interview broadcast Thursday that the money, part of profits …

Female genital mutilation: Egypt to toughen penalties

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1246000/1246384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518136535_b2637069bdeaf71ee7a485a5963081ae<p><b>Egyptian authorities are to increase the penalty for those who force women into genital mutilation (FGM).</b><p>The statutory prison term recommended for …

Female Genital Mutilation

Paris restaurant owner refuses to serve hijab-wearing women as 'terrorists are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists'

In the latest instance of intercultural tensions in France, a restaurant owner in the Paris suburb of Tremblay-en-France is facing an investigation after chasing two veiled Muslim women out of his premises on Saturday.<p>His actions, caught on video, provoked a furious response and prompted …

Poll Shows Limits Of Donald Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Donald Trump has characterized many undocumented immigrants as criminals or as people who take jobs away from struggling Americans. But a new Pew …