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Fighting over the graves of dead soldiers

A year ago today, just a few days after Canadians decided Justin Trudeau would take over as prime minister, Trudeau and Stephen Harper stood in front …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Internet Ridicules Man Who Mansplained Physics To A Top Female Astronaut

'I forget how everyone gets offended by everything.'<p>Jessica Meir<p>Another day, another man thinking he can tell a professional, highly-qualified woman …

Seals

All the U.S. Airlines That Are Flying to Cuba

<i>UPDATED: This story has been revised to include the Department of Transportation's August 31, 2016 announcement of the final flight schedules for 20</i> …

Cuba

12 songs of the summer that mattered in 2016

Summarizing a summer into a single, celebrated song seems a very special form of erasure. Of course, radio wants its one single that reigned supreme …

Calvin Harris

A green Singapore home takes gardens to the next level

The fascinating, four story home we’re touring today is somewhat of a paradox, as it is designed in such a way that the expansive volume of the …

Architecture

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ISPs

The Forgotten Government Plan to Round Up Muslims

In the ’80s, terror led the government to consider something far more extreme than Donald Trump’s ban.<p>In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement …

The Latest: UN says Syrian Red Crescent evacuated 39 people

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The United Nations says the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has …

Four Strong As Hell Women Share What They Learned From Weightlifting

+ dish out life advice<p>Functional strength. Better bone density. Feeling appropriately smug in a muscle tank. Whatever the motivation may be, more and more women are picking up a barbell and doing some heavy lifting, despite decades of taboo (thanks to some deeply rooted ideas of what a woman’s body …

Weightlifting

American Airlines waives man's $200 change fee after witty letter | CNN Travel

The world’s most polite country?

It’s so well mannered that even the toilet seat stands to attention when you enter the bathroom.<p>The sun had already begun dissolving into the reddening sea, an alarming reminder that we had dilly-dallied a little too long on our cycling jaunt round Japan’s Ninoshima Island in Hiroshima Bay. Unsure …

Roundtrip flights to Hawaii are selling for less than $400

Itching to get out of town?<p>Yeah.<p>You've likely seen several headlines this week about fare sales and cheap flights, but apparently, this time it's the real deal. As travel research site Hopper is reporting, this summer's fares will dip to the point that they'll be lower than they have been in seven …

Air Travel

What Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, and 11 other successful people do on weekends

For others, the weekend is a myth — Saturday and Sunday are mere extensions of the workweek and a chance to get ahead of the competition.<p>Judging from the ways successful people spend their — at least theoretical — time away from work, there really is no right or wrong way to structure your …

Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the world

Lee Kuan Yew’s vice-like grip on power helped create a byword for cleanliness, efficiency and safety. What lies beneath this ‘Disneyland with the death penalty’?<p>On 12 May 2015, a Singapore court sentenced Amos Yee, an outspoken 16-year-old video blogger who had been tried as an adult, to four weeks …

Lee Kuan Yew

Jackie Robinson: A 'great American,' a complicated man

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story of Jackie Robinson isn't just the story of a pioneering baseball player.<p>It's also, says Ken Burns, a story that says much about race and America -- as well as the complicated man at its center.<p>Robinson is the subject of "Jackie Robinson," a documentary from celebrated filmmaker …

Jackie Robinson

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

CNN Anchor Passes Out on Live TV

Poppy Harlow was in the middle of reporting on poll results when she started making strange sounds and later told viewers she "passed out for a …

Polling

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

Oregon officers turn in police chief, allege racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alex Stone knew he had no other choice.<p>The police officer in Clatskanie, Oregon, filed a formal complaint when he allegedly heard the city's police chief making racist comments.<p>"I had to do this," he told CNN affiliate KOIN, but he said the aftermath hasn't been easy.<p>"I've received death …

Justice

'Marry me or be my slave': Islamic State emir's ultimatum to a young Syrian widow

Surviving the civil war was trial enough for Shokrana Khalil Alawi and her seven-year-old son, but when a newly promoted Islamic State emir demanded she become his wife, she knew they had to flee<p>For Shokrana Khalil Alawi, saying "no" to a suitor's marriage proposal was the single most dangerous …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

Australia Is Trying to Get Refugees to Resettle in Cambodia and Unsurprisingly They Refuse to Go

Some 750 asylum seekers living in Australian government detention on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru face an impossible choice. They can stay …

Human Rights

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial …