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The Return of Evil

Where is Chris Kyle when you need him?<p>The late hero of the movie “American Sniper” made no apology for killing as many members of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the precursor of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as he could get in his rifle sights.<p>After the burning alive of a captured Jordanian pilot by …

Political Science

7 Classic Decorating Lessons That Will Transform Any House

In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen gives drama a capital "D" with seven classic decorating lessons that enliven his previously generic sheetrock-lined rooms.<p>In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen gives drama a capital "D" with seven classic decorating lessons that …

US Health Insurer Anthem Hacked, 80 Million Records Stolen

Anthem, the US’ second-largest health insurer, announced today that it was the victim of a cyber-attack last week, in which its database of about 80 million records — including names, birthdays and social security numbers — was compromised.<p>Anthem reports that other personal member data like …

Cyber-attacks

Greek banks hit as Europe stands firm over bailout

It's another big day for Greece and the euro.<p>Greek markets tumbled after the European Central Bank raised the pressure on the country's new anti-austerity government to stick to the terms of its massive international bailout program, a message reinforced later by Germany.<p>The ECB said that it would …

Europe

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …