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The Saudi Crown Prince Thinks He Can Transform the Middle East. Should We Believe Him?

There may not even be a name for what the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has been doing in the U.S. for three weeks, but he has been doing a lot of it. …

Human Rights

Adolf Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his World War II commands, sold at auction for $243,000, the US house selling it announced.<p>Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's …

World War II

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

Motivation

7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …

Happiness

Russia and Turkey, joined by Iran, announce intention to halt war in Syria

A gunman in Turkey killed Russia’s ambassador at a photo exhibit.<p>An AP photographer covering the Russian ambassador’s remarks captured his last moments.<p>MOSCOW — Turkish and Russian diplomats on Tuesday declared their intention to halt the civil war in Syria, showing no signs of a rift in their …

Middle East

In Honor of the Obamas’ Trip to Martha’s Vineyard, a Look Back at Presidential Summer Vacations

At the beginning of this month, the Obamas set off for their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. The First Lady—despite the fact that she was headed for a plane—stunned as usual in an almost-nautical navy blue and red-trimmed fluttery frock. (Sasha and Malia were ready for the trip, too, …

New England

Wait and see: Theresa May is in no hurry on Brexit

The Brexit will take longer than British voters imagined in the June referendum - and there's a good chance it will never happen. DW looks at key …

This Japanese Entrepreneur Made $1 Billion By Putting Recipes Online

<b>ENJOYING A HOMEMADE MEAL</b> in the Land of the Rising Sun? The recipe probably came from Akimitsu Sano. His Japan-based Cookpad.com enables its 58.8 million users to share and find recipes to prepare at home — 2.1 million recipes in all, from traditional regional Japanese specialties like …

Japan

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

France’s Best Movie of the Year Is a Beautiful Muslim Coming-of-Age Story

The fantastic ‘Mustang’ offers a humanizing portrait of adolescent Muslim girls as they transition to womanhood. And it’s just the film we need right …

Black Sea

When Does Old Age Begin?

<b>For many thousands of years, mankind has wondered when old age began.</b> Mostly, it began about a week after puberty. In the Middle Ages, reaching age 21 was the goal. If you made it that far, you had a pretty good shot at living into your 60s. Of course, your teeth would have all rotted out and your …

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …

How To Love Without Losing Yourself

I discovered this week that I've been holding something back from a lot of my clients and readers.<p>I've been holding back expressing all the ways that my relationship with Hemal (my husband) is the kind of love you see in those cheesy romantic comedies.<p>I was almost afraid to share how happy we are. …

Does Mixed-Gender Wrestling Promote Equality or Violence Against Women?

Australian wrestling companies are shutting down bouts between men and women due to a growing number of complaints.<p>Australian women are being hit, thrown, and slammed through tables by men in a form of sports-entertainment, and it has some domestic violence campaigners outraged. Even though the …

Life After Leaving Israel’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish Communities

For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.<p>Growing up as one of 12 siblings in the remote ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Tifrach in Israel, Bar Mayer never …

Israel

The Paris Attacks, Refugees, and the Brutal Fiction of Borders

In embracing restrictions on refugees, right-wing politicians in the West are playing right into the Islamic State's hands.<p>The night the Islamic State attacked Paris, I was translating a book by the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani.<p>The regularity of the work was what kept my brain from spiraling into a …

Middle East

Why Hair Grows from Your Nipples and Other Inconvenient Places | Women's Health

Why It Happens<br>If you’re just finding a few strays, it’s more likely that your new hairy friends are due to hormonal fluctuations, such as the ones that accompany pregnancy or menopause. Certain medications can also cause excessive hair growth, such as testosterone, danazol, anabolic steroids, …

natalie yang's teenage dreamland

The California native captures the many stages of being a girl.<p>Somewhere in between waking and sleeping, Natalie Yang's daydream-like photographs capture the many phases of girlhood. Tracing her obsession with the female form back to her hometown of Mt. Tamalpais - often recognised for its …

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer: A Conversation between David Gregory and Erica Brown<p>EB: David, your prayer practice has evolved a lot in the past years. I am not sure if you prayed at all when we started studying together. Now you think about prayer a lot. I was passing by a church and a sign in front of the …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Why Hitler stole paintings - and hid in one

Hitler hated non-traditional art so much that he confiscated thousands of works. Artists were shamed, modern pieces burned or sold for cash. A Berlin …

Why is Pakistan's army chief all over social media?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1205000/1205278_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657126_758d421295cce886f7eb6aef86698ebe<p><b>Is the army general more popular than the prime minister in Pakistan and what does that means for democracy? BBC Urdu's Amber Shamsi investigates.</b><p>Just …

Now we're at war? We've been at war since 9/11, from Paris to Peshawar

Yes, this attack on Paris is an act of war. But it’s not a war of Islam versus the west when most of its victims are Muslims<p>Peshawar, Pakistan: a suicide bombing has torn through a police cadet parade and scores of people are dead. I arrive to find fresh blood staining the ground. A mangled …

Extremism

Paris attacks: What we know so far

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people continued to prompt raids and arrests in Europe and airstrikes in Syria. They've also spurred pledges of support from around the globe, while skepticism of Syrian refugees is sprouting in a number of American states.<p>Many nations also find …

Paris Attacks