Sylvia Creisstoff

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A Stormy Arctic Is the New Normal [Excerpt]

<i>From</i> Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge, <i>by Edward Struzik. Copyright © 2015, Island Press.</i> <br>In the summer of 2000, Canadian national …

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The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

US creates centralized cybersecurity agency following Sony attack

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be tasked with sharing intelligence and coordinating responses to major attacks<p>The White House today will announce the creation of a new agency tasked with thwarting cyberattacks by sharing intelligence across other agencies in the event of a …

Cyber-attacks

Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag?

On data protection and privacy day, it’s worth remembering that politicians are all too willing to trade in our personal information<p>How cheaply would you trade away your innermost self – whether it’s your childhood memories, that terrible thing you did when drunk and 19, or the identity of that …

Articles about 7 modern rug ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>The alphabet is as …

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Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android lands in the Google Play Store

We know that Microsoft is pushing forward with a vengeance to get Windows 10 and a new round of Office products into the hands of consumers. To that end, they have just released their new Outlook Preview app for your Android devices.<p>Microsoft Outlook Preview is free in the Google Play Store. They …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

U.S.-led forces launch 34 air strikes in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and partner nations launched 21 air strikes in Syria and 13 in Iraq over a 24-hour period, the U.S. military said on Monday as it intensified its assault on Islamic State around Kobani, Syria.<p>Seventeen of the strikes since Sunday targeted Kobani, a contested city on the …

ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages in new online messages

A new, grisly beheading video from ISIS includes a direct threat against President Obama and is one of at least three new warnings from the terror organization, including pledges to kill Jordanian and Japanese hostages if a hostage held by Jordan is not freed.<p>In a new online video discovered by the …

Oil falls to lowest since April 2009 on rising U.S. crude supply

Oil tumbled to the lowest in almost six years after a government report showed that U.S. crude inventories advanced to the highest level in data going back more than three decades.<p>Crude supplies rose 8.87 million barrels to 406.7 million, the most in records compiled since August 1982 by the Energy …

17 Movies You Need To Stream During The Big Blizzard

Because every channel on television has been overtaken with weather reports.

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Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

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Blizzard 2015: New England Buried, NYC Lifts Travel Ban

Weather<p>BLIZZARD '15: THE LATEST<p>New England was clobbered on Tuesday by a blizzard every bit as ferocious as forecasters feared — more than 2½ feet of snow, wind as strong as a hurricane and icy waves powerful enough to shake houses.<p>Boston had been socked with 23.3 inches of snow by Tuesday evening …

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Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring

The charges against three suspected spooks sound like a thriller, except it was all happening over the last three years in New York City.<p>Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned …

Russia

7 Ways Chalkboard Paint Can Change the Way You Live and Entertain

A simple coat of chalkboard paint can turn a bulletin board into a party menu, a plain old nook into an organized office hub, and a dinner party into an unforgettable soirée. Plus, a chalkboard in the home offers a layer of functional charm with a hint of school-days nostalgia. Try these seven …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Farrow & Ball

Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn joined their work together again after the best-selling “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for …

Three charged with human trafficking offences

TORONTO<p>Two women and a man face dozens of charges after a woman was kidnapped and forced to work in the city’s sex trade until she was rescued by …

10 Things Every Employee Can Learn From Google

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

10 Best Companies To Work For

I imagine that, like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once.<p>How on earth do you …

Albert Einstein

Unions vow to revive WorkChoices campaign after Workplace relations report flags review of minimum wage

Unions are vowing to revive their WorkChoices campaign following confirmation that the minimum wage and penalty rates will be examined in a long …

Why the sack can make you happy: Freelance workers typically earn more and don't have to face a boss or unfair criticism

It sounds rather like wishful thinking. But those who get sacked or quit their jobs to work for themselves are the country’s happiest and most …

"How the Tempest Howled": New York's Terrifying Blizzard of 1888

The blizzard set to hit New York City this week may be the worst on record yet, but there will never be storm reporting as dramatic and spectacular …