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I Tried the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise to Sleep

Have you heard of the "4-7-8" breathing method? I hadn't until references to it kept popping up in my Facebook feed. I ignored them at first, but the …

Meditation

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

As a republican, I used to look forward to Charles III. Now I’m scared

The Prince of Wales has shown himself too vain to accept the limits of constitutional monarchy<p>When republicans meet, we console ourselves with the thought that our apparently doomed cause will revive. The hereditary principle guarantees that eventually a dangerous fool will accede to a position he …

An appalling list of human rights abuses last year in Putin’s Russia

Human rights had a bad year in Russia. An extremely bad year, in fact, according to the annual World Report from Human Right’s Watch (HRW).<p>“They have taken authoritarianism to a whole new level,” Rachel Denber, HRW’s deputy director for Europe and Central Asia tells Quartz. The group points to a …

Rights & Freedoms

Shuja Shafi, head of the Muslim Council of Britain: ‘We’ve never claimed to speak for everyone’

Who speaks for Britain’s Muslims? The question is often asked, and never more loudly than when British Muslims are being asked to condemn another terrorist attack or prove how British they are. There is no equivalent of the chief rabbi or archbishop of Canterbury for Muslims, and silence can be …

Religion

Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements

WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing units in West Bank settlements an intentional gambit to boost Netanyahu's Likud party ahead of Israeli elections in mid-March.<p>On Friday, Israel …

Israel

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: I want to be like Queen of UK

The former prime minister says rather than seeking to gain more powers, he wants to be like Queen Elizabeth II<p>Despite living in the <b>world's biggest residential palace</b> that cost £384 million, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insists he is <b>not seeking to be a sultan</b>, but more like the British Queen.<p>The Turkish …

Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up

Shortly before Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead with a bullet in his head, he accused Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez, and others in her government of covering up what he said was Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.<p>Nisman claimed that …

Latin America

So This Saudi Prince Didn't Actually Graduate From Lewis & Clark College

Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince didn’t get a degree from Lewis & Clark College, the college said Friday, contradicting a statement last week …

What Research Says About The Consequences Of PC Culture

By now, you've surely seen Jonathan Chait's sprawling takedown of what he describes as a dangerous resurgence of political correctness in the 21st century. In his telling, a "PC culture" that flourished on college campuses in the '90s is back, stronger than ever thanks to Twitter and social media, …

Critical Thinking

The relationship between the White House and Israel is getting even more strained

When the speech was first announced last week, the White House criticized Congress for not consulting with the administration prior to issuing the invitation, which is typically how these maters are handled, especially given the fact that such an appearance by Netanyahu so close to a contested …

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture …

After Syriza's triumph in Greece, thousands gather in Madrid for Podemos party rally

Podemos party has pledged to slash Spain's international debt obligations and is surging in polls<p>Thousands have gathered in Spanish capital Madrid …

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …