Natasha Shabat

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ISIS Has Killed Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Islamic State fighters shot and killed hundreds of residents in the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past two weeks, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing an increasingly desperate drive by the jihadists to prevent civilians from fleeing.<p>Iraqi forces, backed by airstrikes from a United …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Who is the Toronto millionaire buying up businesses in rural Nova Scotia?

As a commission of experts tries to figure out how to revive rural Nova Scotia, a multimillionaire from Toronto has plowed $8-million of his own money into a down-on-its-luck coastal town.<p>Glynn Williams is a one-man development commission for Guysborough, a community of about 400 across Chedabucto …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

US Marines say unique Osprey aircraft has good safety record

HONOLULU (AP) — The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise in Hawaii over the …

Military

June 2015

21 Impossibly Delicious Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner

End your day with an avocado-stuffed burger.

All About Pressure Cookers

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Give fast food a try -- pressure cooker expert and author of Cooking Under Pressure, Lorna Sass, walks us through this magical, misunderstood …

Cooking

Massive March for Victims in Paris

France

U.S. Officials Say Non to 'Je Suis Charlie' Rallies

The lack of senior U.S. government officials at free speech, anti-terrorism rallies in Paris and Washington Sunday left many wondering why President …

The White House

Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

Religion

Smile and the world really does smile with you, researchers find

A study in Italy finds if we see someone else smile, or even think about a smile, we reproduce it as well<p>"Smile and the world smiles with you" is part of an old saying, and now scientists have shown just how true it is.<p>If we see someone else smile, or even think about a smile, we reproduce it as …

Ancient Scottish Sea Reptile Not 'Nessie,' But Just As Cute

Scientists in Scotland have found a prehistoric behemoth: a previously unknown species of reptile that lived in the oceans during the time of dinosaurs. And before you ask, no, scientists do not believe this new fossil has anything to do with the Loch Ness monster.<p>Paleontologist Stephen Brusatte, …

France mobilizes 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings

PARIS (Reuters) - France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week, officials said.<p>Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever …

Angela Merkel

Samsung launches extremely thin Galaxy A7 smartphone

Samsung announced Monday the launch of the Galaxy A7, one of the company's slimmest smartphones ever.<p>The very Galaxy Alpha-like device has a metal …

Why Migraines are the Most Glamorous of Headaches

By Sadie Stein November 21, 2014<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>An illustration from <i>Les gens de Medecine dans l’oeuvre de Daumier</i>. Via the Wellcome Library<p>Migraines are the most glamorous of headaches. Mysterious, debilitating, unpredictable: they get all the press. Who wants to talk about the workaday …

René Magritte was born on this day in 1898. From our archive, read Louis Simpson’s poem on the Belgian artist: http://bit.ly/1vxd5To

War and Peace in the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography<p>by Richard H. Davis<p>Princeton University Press, 243 pp., $24.95<p>How did Indian tradition transform the <i>Bhagavad Gita</i> (the …

Picasso: The View from Florence

A show on Pablo Picasso may seem an odd occurrence in Florence, but the exhibition <i>Picasso and Spanish Modernism</i> at Palazzo Strozzi makes a cogent …

The Question of Edward Snowden

Citizenfour<p>a film directed by Laura Poitras<p>At some point in the chase that led the documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras from America to Berlin and …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 20, 2014 : NPR

Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult From Here: How Indie Authors Can Survive and Thrive

First the good news.<p>For indie (self-published) authors, there's never been a better time to publish an ebook. Thanks to an ever-growing global market for ebooks, your books are a couple clicks away from over one billion potential readers on smart phones, tablets and e-readers.<p>As a self-published …

Writing