Robert Pickel

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What it was like to be a foreign exchange student in Beijing at the end of the Cultural Revolution

Fifty years ago on Monday, the Cultural Revolution began in China, kicking off a decade of political upheaval. Chinese society consumed itself in a frenzy of Maoist ideology: Students beat their teachers, children informed on parents.<p>Ragnar Baldursson first came to China as a student in 1975, a …

Iran Breaches the Nuclear Deal and UN Resolutions for Third Time

Iranian leaders have breached both the resolutions and the nuclear agreement for the third time since the nuclear deal went into effect in January 2016. Iran has repeatedly test-fired, long-range ballistic missiles and laser-guided surface-to-surface missiles.<p>In October and November, just after the …

German prosecutors investigate prize-winning arms trade journalists

Investigations have been opened in Munich against four journalists and an activist for publishing secret information about an illegal Heckler & Koch …

Syria's peace talks fade as violence escalates

Syria's delegation said the talks were 'useful and constructive' as the third round came to a close. The UK's foreign minister called on Damascus to …

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This is white privilege

Taking for granted that when you're shopping, you probably aren't going to be followed or harassed.<p>Knowing that you can curse, dress sloppily or misspell a word in a memo without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, poverty or substandard education of your race.<p>Assuming that if …

They want to deny his humanity: Obama’s tears, white rage and the right’s phony new line

America remains uncomfortable with complex, fully human and nuanced depictions of black masculinity<p>Barack Obama cried during a press conference about his new initiative to confront America’s plague of gun violence. The thought of the horrific murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary …

Why do white people despise blacks?

There is no doubt that the recent social media posts by white supremacists referring to black people as animals and the uneducated, dirty masses are …

White Supremacism

Amazon Is Cracking Down on Unsafe Hoverboards

Amazon (amzn) is reportedly pulling some hoverboards from its website.<p>The e-commerce giant sent out an email to hoverboard retailers, such as …

Photo of injured military dog with Purple Heart goes viral

A military K-9 injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan along with his military police officer partner now has a lot of support after a photo of the dog wearing a Purple Heart Medal in a hospital in Germany has gone viral, the Killeen Daily Herald reports.<p>Spc. Andrew Brown, 22, and his military …

Inside Mong La, the Myanmar Town Where You Can Buy Drugs, Sex, and Endangered Animals

Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.<p>Every day, thousands of Chinese visitors cross the border to Mong La in northeast Myanmar. And it's …

Australian newspaper cartoon depicting Indians eating solar panels attacked as racist

A cartoon in the Australian depicting starving Indians chopping up and eating solar panels sent to the developing nation in an attempt to curb carbon emissions has been condemned as <b>“</b>unequivocallyracist”.<p>Drawn by the veteran cartoonist Bill Leak, Monday’s cartoon was his response to the climate deal …

Solar Panels

Top Ten Cutest Videos Of 2015!

We proudly present the Cute Overload Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2015. Continued thanks for your many video suggestions and send-ins throughout the …

Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear

Meet Tonkey, an adorable bear-coat shar-pei who looks more like a stuffed animal than she does pup. The fluffy pooch is just a baby at four months old, but she's already taken the internet by storm with her silly persona and delightful antics. Because she's young, Tonkey is still learning to …

Fluffy dogs getting haircuts in slow motion is the cutest thing you'll see all day

A Los Angeles pet groomer is giving her fluffball customers the glamorous treatments they deserve.<p>Jess Rona is the dog stylist behind …

Cute

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Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued From Flood In Ireland

Last Sunday a donkey, desperately stranded in a flooded river, was spotted by Suzanne Gibbons in Kilorglin, Ireland. The woman shared a post on her …

Gypsy The Pit Bull Adopts 3-Week-Old Kitten

Amber is the Branded Content Editor at LittleThings. She currently resides in Manhattan.<p>From the moment Gypsy the pit bull met her forever family, …

Pets

23 unforgettable animals that stole our hearts in 2015

LONDON — We all know animals are the gift that keeps on giving, but they really went and outdid themselves in 2015.<p>From weasels riding woodpeckers to …

Cute Animals

Man casually rides hoverboard into London supermarket, steals Lucozade crate, leaves

<i>UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. GMT Dec. 11: A 19-year-old man turned himself in to police Thursday and was arrested on suspicion of theft.</i><p>LONDON — Metropolitan …

London's job market is getting crushed by the ridiculous cost of living

House prices are enormous, people often spend half of their salary on rent, and a pint of beer costs on average nearly £4 (for any Londoners that will actually sound not too bad.)<p>The capital is now so costly that jobseekers are having to leave and employers are being forced to move their offices …

The World’s 30 Highest-Paid Athletes – Page 6

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images<p><b>26. Maria Sharapova</b><br>Total Earnings: $29.7 million<p>Salary/Winnings: $6.7 million<p>Endorsements: $23 million<p>Sharapova was injured and played only one match in the second half of 2013, but bounced back in 2014 to win her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam …

Serena Williams wins WTA Player of Year; Venus named Comeback Player

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Serena Williams has won the WTA's Player of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year and seventh time overall.<p>The …

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Why Federer's coaching move could be bad news for Djokovic

The reasoning behind Roger Federer's latest move, hiring Ivan Ljubicic to replace Stefan Edberg as part of his coaching team, probably can be summed …

Tennis

Cheetah Cub Gets A Helping Hand

A Cheetah cub born October 17 at Australia’s Taronga Zoo is being hand-raised after she was rejected by her mother. <br>Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo <br>The …

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