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Brexit Is Off to a Rocky Start as British and European Leaders Threaten Each Other (on Just About Everything)

National leaders--and even an airline--warn of bad times ahead.<p>If you've ever been through a divorce, you know how it goes. Even if you planned to keep everything amicable, there's a good chance you'll wind up yelling at each other over who gets the furniture, the entertainment center, and the dog. …

Great Britain

Post-Brexit Britain’s biggest economic worry may be its language barrier

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it has a huge number of considerations to ensure its economy prospers. One, which is perhaps overlooked, is Britain’s language policy and how important this is as an economic resource. A strategic language policy and the cultivation of language experts in …

Language

How undecided voters and abstentions could swing the French presidential election

There could be as many as five million fewer votes in the French presidential election than there were in the last one held in 2012, according to electoral forecasts.<p>Abstentions have been forecast to reach around 35 per cent in the election, which takes place in April and May, in a sign that …

What It's Like Being A British Expat In Trump's New York

<b>New York is not one</b> of America's English places. All sorts of English people have passed through the city, and many of them have played a part in …

Al Pacino

The Dust-Up Over Gibraltar: What's The Big Deal About The Little Peninsula?

Let's get something straight up front: Spain and the U.K. are not going to war over Gibraltar.<p>That, at least, is what politicians from both countries have been carefully asserting since Michael Howard, a former British Conservative party leader, made a not-so-subtle suggestion Sunday that force …

Could Marmite really help control seizures? Limited study claims the spread impacts brain activity

Love it or hate it, Marmite has been found to have a significant effect on the activity in the brain.<p>Research by the University of York has found …

What does it mean to be gay and Muslim?

“It’s important to show that there is a point of view in which it is reconcilable to be queer and Muslim at the same time,” photographer Lia Darjes says of her project ‘<i>Being Queer. Feeling Muslim.’</i> in which she documents the struggle of sexuality in the religion.<p>Not dissimilar to some other …

How we made the typeface Comic Sans

‘The level of hatred was amazing and quite funny. I couldn’t believe people could get so worked up about a font’<p>I was working for Microsoft’s typography team, which had a lot of dealings with people from applications like Publisher, Creative Writer and Encarta. They wanted all kinds of fonts – a …

Want to Be a Better Communicator? 5 Ways to Improve Communication

Communication is difficult in business. The twisted-frame theory is the problem. Here's the solution.<p>One of the most difficult things for just about everyone is communication. No matter what you do or what business you're in, miscommunication or bad communication with another person is probably …

Public Speaking

Here's How Bobbi Brown Has Done Right By Women For 25 Years

No one does it quite like her.<p>Whether it’s through one of her eight beauty books, her stints as a contributing editor at beauty websites or, of course, her products (the gel eyeliner alone is beloved by women the world over, including Adele), there is no name more closely associated with beauty …

Here's What Muslims Who Backed Brexit Think Now

"I still strongly believe coming out the EU was the right decision, and we can't put the blame on Brexit for the racism over the last few days."<p>When businesswoman Naheed Majeed voted to leave the European Union last month, it put her in the minority of British Muslims.<p>"I've always been a Leaver, …

Brexit: The city that took EU money but 50% voted to leave

• <b>The EU referendum result in Leeds was one of the closest in the country</b>• <b><br>Remain just edged ahead with 50.3%, while 49.7% voted to leave</b>• <b><br>The area has benefited from EU funding</b><p><b>It's a week after Brexit and despite the political and economic uncertainty, Selina Hartley is feeling positive. She is</b> …

A quick Brexit or a delayed departure? Here’s where it gets tricky for businesses.

Two weeks after British citizens voted to leave the European Union, the government has shown little urgency about implementing the “Brexit.” Recent economic research suggests that delaying the trade agreement that will guide this process may create additional costs for the British …

There’s a device that drains food out of your stomach--and the FDA approved it.

The most surprising thing about the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the obesity-control device called AspireAssist may be how little mainstream attention it attracted. Because, frankly, a weight-loss machine that lets you eat all you want and then drains the food out of your stomach is a …

The Islamic State: 10 of the Best Books on ISIS to Read Now

My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State<p>Nadia Murad<p>Nadia Murad lived a quiet life in a small village in Northern Iraq with her brothers and sisters, always dreaming of where her future would take her. But when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, everything she knew, and hoped …

The sophisticated security that the UK’s voting system relies on: trust

Today (Jun 23), millions of voters in the UK will decide whether they want to remain a part of the EU or not. A registered voter will go to a designated polling booth, where he or she will be asked to provide a name and an address, before being handed a ballot.<p>It’s a shockingly low-tech security …

Government

Should the UK leave Europe? There's a curry angle.

Really? Is curry a part of the debate over whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union?<p>Here's one way those in favor of a “Brexit” are hoping to drum up support by using the UK's national dish.<p>Owners of some of Britain's popular curry houses have complained that strict EU immigration …

European Union

Dogs At Polling Stations Is The Best Part About The EU Referendum

It's the best part of voting.<p>Once again, it's time for Britain to go to the polls. A high turnout is expected in today's EU referendum despite heavy …

Great Britain

Where the Brexit Stakes Are Highest

A dispatch from the border of Northern Ireland, a small territory that could face huge consequences if the U.K. votes to leave.<p>FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND—The road winds between a rough patchwork of fields, hedges rising on each side to form a green tunnel that at times hides the landscape from …

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

Holistic Medicine

Want to Raise Kids to Be Successful? Science Says This Is the Most Effective Thing to Do

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

Pre-kindergarten

5 Smartest Moves for Downsizing Your Home

Cash out and then land right.<p>Once the kids are grown up and the house is well on its way to paid off, many couples start to think about scaling back …

Real Estate

The 15 most desirable objects in the world - CNN Style

Written by Jaime Derringer<p>Jaime Derringer is the founder of online modern design magazine Design Milk and an expert on contemporary design. The opinions expressed here are solely her own.<p>Each year, I'm amazed by how luxury brands and designers come together at Salone del Mobile Milano to wow us …

Design

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

How to Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

The only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If we can manage those, we can achieve our goals and gain success in …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Ways to Radically Multiply Your Productivity

More by Scott<p>As fast-paced and hyper-kinetic as today’s business world is, we all want to get more done—and in less time. Happily for modern …

Online Life

Why are our kids so miserable?

“Something in modern life is undermining mental health,” Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, wrote in a recent paper.<p>Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls.<p>In her paper, Twenge looks at four studies covering 7 million …

Mental Health

The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems

“If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving problems that seem urgent and …

Idealism