Michail Theodorou

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Europe looks to Syriza for hope of change

Syriza’s potential victory in the forthcoming elections in Greece is of the utmost importance for all those who want Europe to change course. Such a victory would be an expression of the demand for dignity and justice: for hope. The threats and pressure applied by EU leaders, the troika and …

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

Middle-class

Amnesty: Israeli strikes on Gaza buildings 'war crimes'

<b>Israeli air strikes on four high-rise buildings in the final days of this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.</b><p>Evidence suggested the destruction was "carried out deliberately and with no military justification", a new report by the human rights group …

The crazy-making in Christianity: Religion’s cycle of self-doubt and self-punishment

<b>Pat Robertson (AP/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>Christians like to talk about the benefits of faith. But what if the exact opposite is true?<p>Marlene Winell • Valerie Tarico<p>November 27, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails”<p><i>I am thirty years old and I am struggling to find</i> …

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!

It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as <i>Arbaeen</i>, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Emotional Intelligence

Israeli cabinet approves 'Jewish state' bill

The Israeli cabinet has approved a bill declaring Israel a Jewish state in a controversial move seen as intensifying discrimination against Arabs residing in occupied territories.<p>Ministers voted 14 to six in favour of the bill, which is threatening the unity of the governing coalition.<p>The bill will …

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

<b>(Knopf/Michael Lionstar/HBO)</b><p>Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a …

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than …

Muslim Congressman Andre Carson On The Bible Belt, Equal Marriage, Madrassas And An LGBT President

<i>Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of religious people who've taken on</i> …

Is God The Problem With American Politics?

<i>Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for</i> …

New indoor tracking tech could stalk your every move

Would you feel comfortable being tracked every time you walked into a shopping mall, casino or airport? New technology could make it possible for …

Archaeologists Unearth Three Ancient Greek Mosaics in the Ongoing Excavation in Zeugma, Turkey

<i>Workers clear a mosaic depicting the nine Muses</i><p>The Zeugma excavation project conducted by Oxford Archaeology and supported by Packhard Humanities …

Laid Off At 60? How To Plan For An Unplanned Retirement

<i>Rebekah Barsch is executive officer and vice president of Planning and Sales at Northwestern Mutual.</i><p>A dinner conversation the other evening took an interesting turn when I asked a friend about his plans for retirement:<p><i>“I’m never going to retire.”</i><p><i>“What do you mean you’re never going to retire?”</i><p><i>“I</i> …

Elon Musk's secret fear: Artificial Intelligence will turn deadly in 5 years

There's plenty of debate over the singularity — a hypothetical future moment where software becomes self-aware and smart beyond our capacity to …

America Doesn't Need to Lead the Free World

Should the U.S. bother responding to adversaries like Putin and ISIS? A military theorist and a war veteran discuss.<p>Even before I returned home from serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, which included two combat tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2009, I was searching for ways to contextualize …

Ron Paul: "We Don't Have A Democracy... The US Political System Is A Monopoly"

<i>"If a third party person gets anywhere along, they are going to do everything they can to stop that from happening,"</i> blasts Ron Paul, explaining to …

Noam Chomsky on Russia: “The worst-case scenario, of course, would be a nuclear war”

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>The cognitive scientist and political activist spoke to RT about many global issues<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 7, 2014 5:27pm (UTC)<p>Brilliant linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky appeared this week on Russian network RT, in a nearly half-hour-long interview about U.S. foreign policy. …

9 Proven Tricks For Overcoming Anxiety And Fear

We've been able to outlast those guys, but evolutionary psychologists will tell you that we're still on constant lookout for the thing that wants to eat us next.<p>The trouble is, the audience at your next presentation is not, in fact, a bunch of razor-toothed animals. They generally want to see you …

Mayo Clinic

Choosing the Right Programming Language for Your Startup

If you ever want to be the center of controversy in a room packed with developers, declare that one programming language is better than another. …

Corporate America’s oily trick: How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

<b>(AP/Paul Sakuma)</b><p>Your job contract or cellphone agreement could have secret language that ruins your life. Here’s how it works<p>David Seligman • Nick Clark<p>November 7, 2014 10:58pm (UTC)<p>This month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is suing a regional restaurant group …

The New York Times doesn’t want you to understand this Vladimir Putin speech

<b>Vladimir Putin (Reuters/Yves Herman)</b><p>The Russian leader delivers an important foreign policy address we should consider. The Times botches it badly<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 7, 2014 12:01am (UTC)<p>Give me a sec to count. In my lifetime the Soviet Union and latterly the Russian Federation have had nine …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Jerusalem tension leaves Jordan more exposed to Mideast turmoil

AMMAN (Reuters) - As Jordan joins a military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, tensions in Jerusalem pose a potentially bigger risk to a nation only slightly scathed by the turmoil sweeping the Middle East.<p>The U.S. ally has been alarmed and angered by recent Israeli actions at the …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Precious monuments lost in Middle East

Updated 22nd June 2017

Everything You Need to Know About These 4 Dangerous Personality Types

They can merely drag you down...or they can threaten your safety.<p>Everyone feels terror upon reading the familiar headline: Lone gunman, seemingly without provocation, opens fire on innocent people. Yet we're much more likely to suffer lasting physical, emotional, and financial damage at the hands …

Psychology

Here's How US Fighter Pilots Learn To Survive Under Inhuman Levels Of G-Force

That's why fighter pilots-in-training have to spend some time in a centrifuge to prove they can handle the pressure.<p>"Essentially, you are placed in a chamber that is on the end of a long arm that spins around the room — the faster it spins, the more G-forces you feel on your body," Jack Stewart, an …