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Uzbek president bans teaching of political science

Repressive central Asian regime recalls Soviet era by outlawing what it calls ‘western pseudo-science’<p>From a political scientist’s perspective, Uzbekistan is almost certainly an authoritarian government: the regime of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the country since before the breakup of …

20 Things We Should Say to Ourselves More Often

<i>What we do comes out of who we believe we are.</i><p>A good friend of mine, who graduated with honors from Cal Berkley several years ago, is now the …

Two cheers for the Declaration of Independence: The weird, contradictory and radical vision of human equality that America couldn’t handle

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>How a bold vision of universal human rights, written by a slaveowner, bedeviled America and changed the world<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 4, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>What exactly do we celebrate on the Fourth of July? I mean, beyond meat charred beyond recognition and then slathered with sriracha, beer …

July 4th Note to Tea Partiers: Your Politics Would Baffle the Founding Fathers

Mike Challenger, of Bothell, Washington, applauds a speaker as he stands dressed in Revolutionary-period wear at a tax day tea party rally of about a …

How to Remember a Person's Name | The Art of Manliness

You’re at a business convention chatting with a colleague, when up walks a man, the head of some major department, a guy you know you’ve met before. …

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That'll Rev Up Your Morning

Photo credit: Half Baked Harvest, Foodie Crush<p>Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't make preparing and eating it any easier. The struggle of getting ready for work in the morning (or just out of the bed at all) usually means this critical meal is …

Breakfast

BBC iWonder - D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?<p>Presented bySophie RaworthBroadcaster<p>1. 'D-Day Has Come'<p>Presented bySophie RaworthBroadcaster<p>By June 1944, the tide of the Second World War in Europe was turning against Adolf Hitler. The Russians were making headway in the east. In the …

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6 Ways To Empower Your Daughter To Have Positive Body Image

<i>I hate my hair. It is too curly. It is too straight. I hate my thighs. My boobs are too small. My boobs are too big. I’m too short. I’m too …

Body Image

Led Zeppelin Remasters: ‘Presence,’ ‘In Through the Out Door,’ ‘Coda’ Release Date and Details Revealed

Details on the final three expanded Led Zeppelin remasters have emerged, including extra tracks and release dates. The information on forthcoming …

100 Wise Words For Everyone. Number 27 Is Gold.

Walker Lamond is the author of Rules for My Unborn Son, in which he brings us this collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice …

Pain and the brain | RunningPhysio

By onSeptember 3, 2012 in General Injury Advice, Running Injuries<p><b>Why talk about pain?</b><p>Understanding pain is a huge part of knowing how to manage it. …

Depression: sharing my story | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

Andy Baddeley is a two-time Olympian and Britain’s number one 1,500m runner. He blogs about his experiences of depression.<p>Sometimes it's hard to get …

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Overnight Oats Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup steel-cut oats<p>4 cups water<p>1/2 cup milk<p>2 Tbsp. maple syrup<p>1/4 tsp. salt<p>1/2 tsp. vanilla extractDirectionsSpray the inside of …

‘Damn Simple' Tiny House Costs Just $1,200 To Build Yourself

(Photo Credit: Relaxshacks)<p>If you thought you could <i>never</i> live in a tiny house, think again.<p>This tiny A-frame cabin is just 80 square feet at its base, but it packs a totally livable punch. Inside, there’s a bed, storage space, sink, mini-fridge and overhead loft. Open up the roof extension, and …

America’s Hinge Moment

Presidential politics in 2016 will reflect the shifting reality of America.<p>D <i>emocratic strategist Doug Sosnik was a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, and he’s famed in Washington circles for his closely held, big-think memos on the state of American politics. Here’s his latest.</i><p>***<p>The country …

The short guide to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Last weekend, I trashed two garbage bags full of cards from my grandmas, mix CDs made by ex-boyfriends, and press badges from long-forgotten events. I filled even more with clothing and books to donate.<p>That's because I'm one of the legions of Americans who have latched onto <i>The Life-Changing Magic</i> …

Why Do We Hold Students to Higher Expectations Than Adults?

I told one class today that I was not there for their sheer entertainment. I didn’t raise my voice, nor did I yell. I simply stated it and asked them …

Teaching

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Iran, Tom Cotton and the Bizarre History of the Logan Act

It’s been over 200 years since members of Congress wore white silk stockings and silver shoe buckles on the House floor, but if you read Tom Cotton’s letter to the leaders of Iran, you wouldn’t necessarily know it.<p>On March 9th, 47 Republican members of the United States Senate appeared to violate …

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The Pope v. Citizens United

Campaign finance reformers have been on a steady losing streak in the courts and Congress. But they may finally have found a champion who can elevate …

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