Mick Sheridan

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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Harvard

Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit

For years, he used his beauty pageants to boost business interests abroad. A 2013 contest, in Moscow, may also have helped give him the Presidency.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The first-round results of the 2013 Miss Universe …

Donald Trump

THE PEACE DIALOGUE PROCESS - Third Year (2017) | Deep South Watch | ศูนย์เฝ้าระวังสถานการณ์ภาคใต้

<b>THE PEACE DIALOGUE PROCESS - Third year (2017)</b><p><b>By : Abu Hafez Al-Hakim</b><p><i>( The author is a member of MARA Patani's Dialogue Panel in the Peace Dialogue</i> …

Middle East

Digital Literacy for Digital Natives

Harvard

Massacre in Myanmar: One grave for 10 Rohingya men

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. During the reporting of this article, two Reuters journalists were arrested by Myanmar police.

Asia

AP Exclusive: Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar

NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.<p>First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers took …

Asia

Rakhine state: Hatred and despair in Myanmar's restive region

<b>Climbing a small, scrubby hill behind the little riverside town of Mrauk U, a dreamy landscape reveals itself, of centuries-old stupas wreathed in mist, dotted with farming communities.</b><p>Anywhere else this spectacular monument would surely be overrun by tourists. But in Mrauk U just a handful of …

Asia Pacific

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

Pedagogy

There aren't two Americas. There are hundreds. Can they get along?

It is often said there are two Americas.<p>The more likely truth is there are hundreds of tiny layered American experiences that differ not just on the …

United States

Trump Supporters Spread the Majority of Phony News on Social Media

Trump supporters are among the most prolific social media users spreading fake news and conspiracy content, according to new research from Oxford …

Social Media

The Cataclysm That Would Follow a 'Bloody Nose' Strike in North Korea

H.R. McMaster’s broken rationale for confronting Kim Jong Un<p>Since last summer, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has been building a case for the use of preventive force against North Korea. In interviews and public statements, he has called Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, irrational …

North Korea

Jeff Sessions: FBI needs 'to have a fresh start'

<b>PITTSBURGH —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes the FBI has an opportunity to win the American people’s confidence back after two years …

Andrew McCabe

'I Hope This Is an Instance of Fake News': FBI Messages Show the Bureau's Real Reaction to Trump Firing James Comey

When President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director last May, the special agent in charge of the Detroit field office, David Gelios, wrote an …

Donald Trump

With the Saturday Night Massacre, Nixon Miscalculated. Will Trump?

'My guess is: The system fails,' a former member of the Watergate special prosecutor’s team says now.<p>Richard Nixon’s presidency was damaged and listing in that fall of 1973, but not yet a lost cause. He had tossed his top aides overboard and survived the first surge of the Watergate scandal. His …

Donald Trump

Who's worse, Trump or Nixon?

The political crisis now confronting the United States is not the worst since Watergate. It is the worst since the Civil War.<p>It is hard to escape the conclusion that President Trump is waging a relentless, self-preservation-driven campaign to discredit the core of our justice establishment and to …

Donald Trump

What Martin Luther King Actually Thought About Car Commercials

Martin Luther King, Jr.

After 45 Birthdays, Here Are '12 Rules for Life'

Don't lose friends over politics. Don't lose a spouse over pickles.<p>Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind …

Positive Thinking

Film News & Screenings

Each year Bangkok cinephiles look forward to the ‘German Cinema Under the Stars’ free film series, which takes place every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the …

Muay Thai

MSNBC Analyst Asks Democrats if Devin Nunes Has Been ‘Compromised,’ Become a ‘Russian Agent’

MSNBC panelist John Heilemann asked two different guests on Monday whether they believe Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.) is now a Russian …

The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time – by Tom Vander Ark

Virtual-reality technology allows users wearing special goggles and headsets to experience a simulated environment, be it a rainforest, the mouth of …

Education Technology

Can you really save for a deposit by ditching coffee and avocado toast? I tried to find out​

For many young people, cutting back on little luxuries will not make property ownership a reality. But what can a spending diary – and advice from Britain’s most famous money-saving expert – reveal about one millennial renter’s life choices?<p>At 26 years and 10 months old, I am squarely a millennial. …

England

The Great British Empire Debate

The sun may have long ago set on the British Empire (or on all but a few tattered shreds of it), but it never seems to set on the debate about the …

World History

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Donald Trump Jr

Is resilience even a thing?

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell.G. K. ChestertonResilience – being able to bounce back from …

Psychology

Hannity: I get criticized because I’m not like media ‘sheep in their echo chamber’

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who dismissed reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears …

Donald Trump

Skills cannot be taught. Discuss.

Recent government rhetoric would seem to suggest that skills are back on the agenda. For some years now, the emphasis in the education debate has …

Pedagogy

Channel Seven's AFLW decision shows inability to understand zeitgeist

This is the easiest sell the market has ever had, and yet, women are being dudded once more<p>AFLW season two is just around the corner, with one of the highlights of the fixture – Carlton v Collingwood at Ikon Park – to kick things off on Friday 2 February. In its inaugural season the match attracted …

ICE detains a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years

Lukasz Niec was 5 years old when his parents brought him and his sister to the United States from Poland. With two suitcases in tow, his parents — both doctors — left behind a country on the verge of social turmoil. It was 1979, about two years before the country’s authoritarian communist …

Immigration

What Bangkok’s crackdown tells us about the multiple roles of street vendors everywhere

EARLY last year, international media began reporting that Bangkok’s famous street vendors were to become a thing of the past, following a statement …