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Travel & outdoors | Extras | The Independent

Whether for bird watching or stargazing, we've tried and tested the best eye gear on the market to help bring things into focus<p>Hand-luggage only? …

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share136<p>Tweet<p>Share1K<p>+15<p>Shares 1K<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

Stressed Out At Work? Here's How To Find Your Center With Just 3 Minutes Of Breathing

Here’s what we know about workplace stress: almost all of us feel it at some point, and sometimes that’s a good thing. A little bit of pressure can help you meet a deadline, prepare for the presentation, nail the interview.<p>But stress overload can be debilitating. It can become harder to make …

Meditation

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Pedagogy

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

Motivation

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Small Business

The Greater Patagonian Trail could be the most epic through-hike you don’t know about

Since 2013 Jan Dudeck has returned regularly to map out what he has coined the “Greater Patagonian Trail” — a 1500km route which includes old roads, …

South America

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington’s San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

Palm Springs

Facebook's new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers

How do you think the US would find out about a state-sponsored hack from Iran? Sophisticated security software? Surveillance? Nope -- Facebook. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, State Department officials were tipped off about an Iranian hacking campaign thanks to Facebook implementing a government …

Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term …

Religion

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

Selling

The Only Way to Destroy ISIS Is With a Bernie Sanders Presidency

Bernie Sanders says "I'll be damned" if the U.S. leads the fight against ISIS and Americans are sent back to never-ending quagmires. I explain in this YouTube segment that only Bernie Sanders, not Clinton or Trump, will refrain from sending more Americans back to failed counterinsurgency wars in …

Middle East

Singapore’s lesson for Modi: Smart cities don’t work without religious freedom

When Singaporeans bump into one of the millions of visitors who come to our small island state every year, we’re often curious to hear his itinerary and impressions.<p>Once in a while, we pick up tips about our own city—it was partly through Indian tourists that many locals discovered the irresistible …

Religion

The Paris Terrorist Attacks: Understanding the Psychology of Ideological Mass Murder and What We Can do About It

Effective Psychiatric Treatment welcomes Dr. Michael Welner, Chairman of The Forensic Panel and one of America’s most accomplished forensic …

Middle-class

US, Canada, Ukraine reject UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism; Moscow ‘bewildered’

A UN General Assembly committee has passed a resolution “combating glorification of Nazism,” with 126 countries voicing their support. Meanwhile, the …

Jihadism Is Not Nihilism

In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual history. They're being too clever by half.<p>"Extremist nihilism" is what Barack Obama has called ISIS's ideology. In the second Democratic debate, Hillary …

Religion

You'll be dead before this John Malkovich film is released

John Malkovich is often considered to be one of the greatest actors of his generation, so you may be excited to hear that he's set to release a new …

Son of Holocaust survivor: Don't let Syrian refugees in to US

The son of Holocaust survivors, Harry Maryles tells stories of his father hiding out in underground bunkers and his mother living off food scraps in a Polish forest for years to avoid the clutches of Hitler’s henchmen.<p>So Maryles is in a unique position to push back against a rising narrative from …

Canada’s new celebrity Prime Minister is mobbed by adoring fans in Manila

A screaming crowd of international press and summit volunteers mobbed Justin Trudeau in Manila as Canada’s new celebrity Prime Minister wrapped up his first week on the world stage. Mr. Trudeau’s departure from the APEC summit marks the end of a hectic week travelling around the world in a frenzy …

Canada
Political Science

Philosophy saved me from poverty and drugs: that’s why I teach it to kids

Can you be a good person if you do bad things? Who should have power? These are questions of direct relevance to young people from troubled backgrounds<p>When I tell people I teach philosophy, to children their reaction is almost always: “Gosh, you mean in a private school?” When I tell them that I …

Education

The Paris attacks look to be altering the EU’s stance on bitcoin

While the EU recently took steps to treat bitcoin like any other currency, the Paris attacks seem to have prompted a new round of debate on the issue in Brussels.<p>Reuters reports that EU interior and justice ministers meeting tomorrow (Nov. 20) will propose cracking down on electronic payments, …

Middle-class

These 5 Facts Explain the Dire Economic Costs of the Paris Attacks

Last Friday morning, the French government announced that the country’s economy had begun to grow again after a flat second quarter. Paris didn’t …

France

Does the West want democracy in the Middle East?

<b>The Paris attacks have once again revealed the West's bewilderment as to why it is under attack.</b><p>In the months after 9/11, Americans asked: "Why do they hate us?"<p>Today, European politicians, journalists and academics are still searching for an explanation as to why so many young Muslims are being …

Middle East

Get to Know Socrates, Camus, Kierkegaard & Other Great Philosophers with the BBC’s Intelligent Radio Show, In Our Time

When writer, politician, and BBC radio and television personality Melvyn Bragg began his long-running radio program <i>In Our Time</i>, which brings …

Socrates

There’s No Such Thing As ‘You,’ But That’s Okay

Three hundred and seventy-eight years after Descartes kicked it off, humanity is still a long way away from coming to any definitive answers about …

The Future of Socialism in the US: An Interview With Kshama Sawant

Why is there no socialism in US national politics? This question has haunted historians and political analysts since the German sociologist Werner …

Middle-class