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Yes, Women's Brains Are Different from Men's Brains

The real question is whether those very real differences really mean anything.<p>A team of 18 researchers at the University of Edinburgh recently scanned the brains of 5,000 men and women between the age of 40 and 70. They discovered that there are significant differences between men and women in the …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

A Curator Spent 9 Days Filming the Syrian Civil War From His Aleppo Apartment Window

Art curator and photographer Issa Touma talks about shooting the footage that became the Syrian war documentary ‘9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo’.<p>When Aleppo-based curator and gallerist Issa Touma noticed Syrian Civil War combatants on the streets below his East Aleppo home, he didn’t run—he …

Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …

Trump’s Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

They’re already building the inaugural stand on the west side of the Capitol building. In six weeks, Donald Trump will stand on it, in front of …

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

Books

Want better iPhone photos? Shoot raw

If you love taking photos, one of the best features in iOS 10 is the ability to capture in raw.<p>Raw photos are images captured straight from the sensor without any processing. Usually when you take an image on your phone -- or any camera -- noise reduction, white balance and sharpening are all …

Mobile Photography

Israel says Gaza World Vision director diverted millions to Hamas’s military wing

JERUSALEM — The Gaza head of the U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization World Vision funneled as much as $7 million a year over the past 10 years to Hamas’s terror activities, Israel’s domestic security agency said Thursday.<p>The Shin Bet said the aid group’s Gaza director, Mohammed el-Halabi, is …

Why Your Next Relationship Probably Won't Be Any Better Than Your Current One

Psychiatrist Adelheid Kastner thinks ending a relationship just because you think you can do better is a bad idea.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>Breaking up with someone can feel like getting punched in the gut nonstop for weeks on end. And it's not just the debilitating physical …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

The normalization of Donald Trump began in “1984”: How George Orwell’s Newspeak has infected the news media

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The mainstream media has been complicit in a dangerous rebranding of Trump, his associates and their views<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 21, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>The poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”<p>In keeping with his fascist …

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Typhoons And Sand Dunes: Photos Of Everyday Life From Around The World

Can you find beauty in a life of hardship?<p>If the photos from the Siena International Photo Awards are any indication, the answer is yes. Last month, the winners and runners-up in 11 categories, including travel, nature, people and portraits, were announced.<p>Many of those top images were taken in the …

Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

During his campaign, Donald Trump called climate change a hoax. And he vowed to abandon the Paris climate agreement signed last year by President Obama and almost 200 countries.<p>It probably wouldn't be hard for Trump to dump the climate deal.<p>In Paris, the world's nations pledged to reduce their …

Across The Country, Crowds March In Protest Against Trump's Victory

<b>Updated at 7:30 a.m. ET on Nov. 10</b><p>Protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States, angered by the surprise election of Donald Trump. Demonstrations began shortly after President-elect Trump claimed victory in the early hours of Wednesday. On Wednesday night and into Thursday …

Donald Trump

Women Record Several 'Firsts' With Wins In U.S. Senate, Elsewhere

Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto and Rep. Tammy Duckworth made historic inroads on Election Day, becoming, respectively, the first biracial woman in the Senate, the first Latina senator, and the first Thailand-born senator.<p>And in the House of Representatives, Pramila Jayapal of Washington …

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Donald Trump

Autumn Colors Glow in Europe: Pictures

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The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how …

Self-improvement

Scientists Just Found The Largest Continuous Coral System - And It’s Like Nothing We've Ever Seen

Welcome to the Twilight Zone.<p>It’s taken two decades, but scientists have finally completed their survey of the deep sea ecosystems surrounding the …

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Paris Fashion Week Draws to a Close: Pictures

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Ancient city gate and shrine from Hebrew Bible uncovered

An ancient city gate and shrine that King Hezekiah ordered to be destroyed during the eighth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible, are seeing the light of day following an excavation in Israel, archaeologists reported.<p>The so-called gate-shrine is likely evidence of actions taken by King …

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Body Language

Hillary Clinton Won The First Presidential Debate, Polling Finds

Donald Trump was viewed as ill-prepared.<p>Hillary Clinton scored a decisive debate victory over Donald Trump, coming off as more presidential and better prepared, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.<p>By a 27-point margin, 49 percent to 22 percent, Americans who had heard at least something about …

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Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

The Obama administration is determined to use its final six months in office to take a series of executive actions to advance the nuclear agenda the president has advocated since his college days. It’s part of Obama’s late push to polish a foreign policy legacy that is plagued by challenges on …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump claims stop-and-frisk had a 'very, very big impact' on New York City's crime — here's what the data really says

"In New York City, stop-and-frisk, we had 2,200 murders, and stop-and-frisk brought it down to 500 murders," Trump said.<p>He continued:<p>"But we went from 2,200 to 500. And it was continued on by Mayor Bloomberg. And it was terminated by current mayor [Bill de Blasio]. But stop-and-frisk had a …

Stop And Frisk

6 Pros and Cons of NAFTA

Why NAFTA's Six Advantages Outweigh Its Six Disadvantages<p>Updated June 11, 2018<p>The North American Free Trade Agreement created the world's largest …

Globalization