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Supreme court backs minimum income rule for non-European spouses

Highest UK court backs £18,600 threshold but acknowleges the rule has caused hardship for thousands<p>Supreme court justices have unanimously backed Theresa May’s “particularly harsh” £18,600 minimum income rule for British citizens to bring non-European spouses into Britain that campaigners say has …

The Untold Stories of the White House Kitchen Cabinet

<i>A note from the Food52 editors:</i><p>When Adrian Miller was special assistant to President Clinton, he didn't have much exposure to the inner workings of the White House kitchens. Only towards the end of his tenure did he have privileges to the White House Mess, where he strongly recommends you get the …

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Reports of 'gunman' at school in western Germany a false alarm, say police

Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation on Wednesday morning was a false alarm.<p>Armed officers rushed to the Hoenne vocational school in Menden after receiving an alert before noon.<p>"The report of an attack in Menden …

MI6 and MI5 should review £20million compensation handed to 16 former Guantanamo Bay detainees to check it is not used for 'nefarious purposes' says David Blunkett

MI5 and MI6 should review whether any of the £20million compensation paid to the former British detainees at Guantanamo Bay is being used for "nefarious reasons", former Labour home secretary Lord Blunkett has said.<p>The news came as it emerged that British Islamic State fighter who carried out a …

11 Gorgeous Walled Cities to Add to Your Bucket List

For many centuries, towns and cities built walls around their perimeters to defend their citizens. Today such fortifications are not necessary, but …

How Holding a Grudge Hurts Your Health

And 5 ways to move on<p>When you’ve been wronged, the last thing that comes to mind is <i>forgiveness</i>. Why pardon someone who just screwed you over at work, embarrassed you, or even caused you a financial loss? In addition, such a situation leaves you with resentment, anger, bitterness, or feelings of …

5 Nice Things Guys Do That Girls Actually Hate

These winning moves can actually push her away<p>Thoughtful gestures—as long as your heart's in the right place—will win you points, right?<p>Sorry, wrong. In fact, many of the nice things you do for your girlfriend may actually be driving her crazy: Buying her jewelry that's not her style, surprising …

Remember the 7 Cs to Communicate More Effectively

Your day is most likely filled with constant communication. Weblog Mind Tools offers a communication checklist to help ensure that your emails, phone …

DARPA teams begin work on tiny brain implant to treat PTSD

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has announced the start of a five-year, $26 million effort to develop brain implants that can treat mental disease with deep-brain stimulation.<p>The hope is to implant electrodes in different regions of the brain along with a tiny chip placed …

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.<p>People with the disorder alternate between crushing …

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