Michael Thunderhawk

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @MichaelThundrwk | Keep up with Michael Thunderhawk on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael Thunderhawk”

Are the Major World Powers Blundering Toward War?

Whether or not we have slid into a “new Cold War,” as claimed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Munich Security Conference on February …

​Three Concepts You Need to Grasp if You Want to Know Whether to Legalize Drugs (Yes, Even Heroin)

Prohibition creates a vast investment bank for crimes like kidnapping.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The arguments for the war on drugs are collapsing all around us. Today, some 53 percent of US citizens think this war has not been worth the cost—while only 19 percent …

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths.<p>In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all.<p>Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths kill without remorse, mutilating …

John Kerry to land in Riyadh as U.S.-Iran relations spook Saudis

<b>(CNN) —</b> It shouldn't be difficult for the White House to pick between Saudi Arabia and Iran.<p>After all, the desert kingdom, now locked in an escalating showdown with Tehran that threatens to send the Middle East spiraling further into an abyss of instability, is a steadfast ally long at the center …

What This Fortune 500 Exec Wants Millennials to Know About Success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Was Putin’s Media Chief Ready to Snitch Before He Dropped Dead?

The D.C. cops won’t say what killed Mikhail Lesin—or what he was doing in a hotel room there. But all signs point to the former Kremlin propaganda …

2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape

Doris Tillman of South Los Angeles had lost her husband, her job and her water service, so she did what people do here in a gilded metropolis that throws curses at people on the fringes — she adapted.<p>When I think back on the year 2015, I'll conjure up an image of Tillman at 71, bending into a …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Adverti …

Stop Saying 'They're Just Junkies'

<i>Alicia Cook is from New Jersey</i><p>"F*** junkies. It's disgusting. What lowlifes."<p>Thursday morning began like all of my other Thursday mornings. I was at Starbucks. I wanted a Venti Iced Chai Latte because it tastes like Christmas. The line was long; two women in tailored suits and pumps were chatting …

Ben Carson: 'Some people in the CIA' told me that China was involved in Syria

Carson addressed his comments about China and Syria in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post.<p>During a November debate, the retired neurosurgeon said that having US special operations forces in Syria is better than not having them there, and then noted that Syria is a "very complex …

Middle East

Disney CEO Bob Iger Only Made $44.9 Million This Year

Movies like <i>Star Wars</i> have padded Walt Disney’s (DIS) box office receipts this year and the company’s stock price is in the black, but that doesn’t …

Federal government clears Santa Claus and reindeer to enter U.S. | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a first-of-its kind Christmas Eve waiver for a herd of reindeer to enter the United States, bypassing the agency’s usually stringent requirements on the importation of livestock.<p>Santa Claus and his reindeer sit on the roof of the a …