Rodney Lelah

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Trump really has achieved a historic breakthrough – for the Kim dynasty

A useful way to test the deal Donald Trump has reached with Kim Jong-un is to imagine what Trump himself would have said had it been Barack Obama rather than him who shook hands with the North Korean dictator. Trump and his echo chamber on Fox News and elsewhere would have poured buckets of …

North Korea

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

One of the few things that Kaiser Wilhelm II, who ruled Germany from 1888 to 1918, had a talent for was causing outrage. A particular specialty was insulting other monarchs. He called the diminutive King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy “the dwarf” in front of the king’s own entourage. He called Prince …

History

When Milky Got His Money

A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.<p>You overdraw from your savings account. The bank doesn’t notice. You do it again. Same. And again. Same. What do you do? (A) Stop doing it. (B) Tell the …

What Happens When Every Citizen Receives a Universal Basic Income

Later this year, Stockton, a city in California with a 25% poverty rate, will conduct an unusual experiment: Roughly 100 of its citizens will receive …

The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Osaka

Japanese cuisine is known for its fresh fish and seafood, Kobe beef, and meaty broths, so it can be tough finding vegetarian places to eat. However, …

Japan

‘Cows carry flesh, but they carry personality too’: the hard lessons of farming

I’ve got my arms in her passage and I’m trying to find the new calf’s feet. As a farmer’s son, I’ve birthed calves aplenty, but always as the helper, holding a cow’s tail up or pulling the calf out at the last moment. My father has been in charge of the calving for 25 years, and when he wasn’t, my …

Agriculture

The Last Great Warriors of the Navajo Nation

Four hours west of Albuquerque, over the mud brown desert hills, past the impossibly expansive golden plains strewn with flat-topped mountains …

High School Basketball

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest craze in the food industry, in vitro or "clean" meat, is produced by extracting stem cells from animals and then growing and multiplying those cells in a lab to create a piece of meat.<p>The cells "start to divide and start to form new muscle tissues. ... (We) let them proliferate …

Why Do So Many Jewish Last Names Come From Women?

There’s a strange phenomenon that pops up surrounding the last names of Jews in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. A lot of them were …

Eastern Europe

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

This is why you cringe when someone else embarrasses themselves

When Jennifer Lawrence falls on a flight of stairs in her own home, she gets up, brushes herself off, and goes on her way. But five years ago she didn’t: she face-planted on live television in a gown, walking up steps to Dolby Theatre stage on her way to accept an Oscar, and covered her face in …

Psychology

How to tackle London's 10 best museums – from 'secret' exhibits to dodging the crowds

Planning a trip to one of London's museum heavyweights? Already hyperventilating at the thought of having to contend with selfie-snapping tourists and rambunctious school groups? Look no further than Telegraph Travel's guide to how to visit London's best museums like a pro. Here you'll find the …

Read the Into the Black Contest's Winning Story, Set in a Future Where Economics Are Also Humane

What might life be like in a future where every citizen was guaranteed a universal basic income? Two very good short stories imagine the sociological …

Empathy

New Zealand, the Kardashians, and the Battle to Control Manuka Honey

Kourtney Kardashian hawks its health benefits. Counterfeiters and chemists labor to unlock its molecular secrets. And now it’s at the center of an …

This is why Facebook arguments don’t work—according to science

Next time you’re inclined to spend hours arguing with a Facebook friend, or even a stranger, in the comments of a post, take a moment to close your …

Best pizza in London: where to go for a slice of the action

A wave of pizzerias are topping must-visit lists in the capital - each with a unique take on the Italian classic.<p>'O Ver<p>The one with the seawater<p>This …

Italy

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Tours of 'hidden' London bookshops launch

A new tour guide service is launching in London dedicated to bookshops.<p>Bluestocking Books London bookshop tours are designed for readers and those …

England

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Robotic Dairy Farms Paving the Way for Big Milk

“Once robots will be doing the hard work, I’ll be a better farmer. I’ll have more time ... to look [the cows] in the eyes, speak to them, and, in …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

How to Be Tidy Without 'Life-Changing Magic'

I’m gonna tell you a secret about picking your stuff up: It’s not any harder when you do it right away.<p>If you hate cleaning, you probably put it off. …

Minimalism

London's best cheese shops

Know your cheddar from your comté? Your morbier from your manchego? Your Stinking Bishop from your Isle of Wight Blue?<p>Either way, London’s got an …

Use Mozzarella Whey and Feta Brine to Make an Extra Tasty Batch of Rice

If you are a fan of fresh mozzarella or feta, you have no doubt found yourself with a container or two of somewhat cloudy water in which your …

Aid groups say they’re ’empowering’ women with cows and chickens. They’re not.

In the days and months after the Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, aid groups wasted little time.<p>Many women had been on the front lines, fighting among the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Now, these groups decided, those women needed a healthy dose of “empowerment.”<p>In development circles, the …

Chickens

The prettiest cinemas in London

All cinemas are awesome but some are just more beautiful than others. This bunch might not have the loudest speakers or biggest screens, but they …

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. - Vox

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.<p>A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar.<p>Cadbury …

Holistic Medicine

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …