Michelle Abel Andersen

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How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Hairstylist Translates Beauty of the Natural World into Dazzling Dyed Hair

For those who are creatively minded, anything can be a canvas for works of art—even hair. For years, we’ve marveled as women and men have transformed their conventionally-colored locks into brilliant forms of self-expression. In 2016, we featured hairstylist Ursula Goff’s take on hair art as she …

Classic German recipes for Christmas cookies

Advent is the perfect time for baking biscuits, and German Christmas cookies – sweet and spiced – are the best there are, be it for afternoon tea platters or festive gifts<p>Almost everyone I know here in Berlin, young or old, heads to the kitchen to bake Christmas cookies in early December – even …

Dessert

Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, hires his own lawyer in Russia probe

MIAMI - Michael Cohen, who for years has served as President Donald Trump's personal attorney, has hired a lawyer of his own to help him navigate the expanding Russia investigation.<p>Cohen confirmed Friday to The Washington Post that he has retained Stephen M. Ryan, a Washington-based lawyer from the …

Donald Trump

15 Creative Products of May by Cutting Edge Artists, Designers, and Makers

If you love finding new and exciting creative products, then welcome to the best part of the month. We’ve found a selection of stylish and innovative products to wear in your hair, hang in your home, and even make you a drink. Throughout May, we've shared them on My Modern Met Selects—our companion …

Paper Craft

Black man arrested for jaywalking was beaten in jail, stripped naked and mocked, lawsuit says

By Kristine Phillips<p>, Reporter<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>When Nandi Cain Jr. was seen on video getting slammed to the ground and pummeled repeatedly by a police officer, that was not the end of his ordeal, according to his attorney.<p>A new federal lawsuit states that the 24-year-old was also …

Crime

Horrifying Video Shows a Man Being Dragged Off an Overbooked United Airlines Flight

Video footage shows a man screaming and being knocked out by officers while being forcibly removed from a plane.<p>United Airlines is making headlines …

Florida police officer charged for shooting unarmed man who had arms raised

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a police officer in North Miami, Fla., with attempted manslaughter for shooting and wounding a man who was lying in the street with his hands raised in the air.<p>The shooting in July 2016 was recorded in what became a widely shared viral video, one of many violent …

Law Enforcement

Video shows an officer slamming, then pummeling a black man accused of jaywalking

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>In less than a minute, a police stop over claims of jaywalking devolved into what many are calling a troubling example of excessive force: a white officer walloping a black man with more than a dozen punches on a Sacramento street.<p>The officer involved has been …

Law Enforcement

The two-week holiday is dead – these are the world's greatest long weekends

The annual two-week holiday is becoming a thing of the past, according to an Office of National Statistics report, with long weekends away now surpassing them in popularity. The number of three-day foreign breaks taken by UK citizens has more than trebled in the past 20 years, from 1.3m to 4.3m, …

Canadian police officer charged in death of mentally ill black man

A Canadian police officer has been charged with manslaughter for the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest last year in Ottawa, the provincial police watchdog agency said on Monday.<p>The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a statement it has laid charges against Ottawa police …

Video shows Tucson police shoving 86-year-old woman to pavement

By Samantha Schmidt<p>, Reporter<p>The body camera footage of a recent protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in Tucson shows an 86-year-old woman, weighing less than 100 pounds and standing about 4 feet, 5 inches tall, approaching police officers and pointing at them as she shouted …

Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

<b>WHEN POLICE KILL</b><br>By Franklin E. Zimring<br>Illustrated. 305 pp. Harvard University Press. $35.<p><b>UNWARRANTED</b> <b><br>Policing Without Permission</b><br>By Barry Friedman<br>434 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28.<p>It is, to hear the new president’s posse tell it, an exceptionally dangerous and thankless time to be a police officer …

15 holiday destinations you can actually see in a day from the UK

London is one of the worst places to be in winter.<p>It’s cold, it’s dirty, it’s grey and it’s expensive. On top of that, our fears over Brexit are …

Sister of Paris police 'rape victim' speaks out

The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, has spoken to the BBC.<p>Eleanor has said that there will be further violence unless justice is seen to be done.<p>The alleged assault prompted major protests across Paris.

France

Winners of the International Photographer of the Year Awards Demonstrate Photography’s Versatility

Danish photographer Jens Juul has taken home the top prize of the 2016 International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY) Awards. Selected from 3,870 entries, Juul won the competition with his black and white series <i>Six Degrees of Copenhagen.</i><p>The wide range of categories and subcategories for …

Solar Thermal

Riots outside Paris after police claim an officer’s alleged rape of a black man was an accident

Thousands marched through the suburbs of Paris on Saturday, some burning cars and smashing bus shelters, after police claimed that the anal violation of a black man with a baton was an accident, not a rape.<p>After a week of nightly clashes between officers and angry residents, Agence France-Presse …

Justice

Local Police Need Federal Oversight. Exhibit A: Chicago

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has been sharply critical of the Obama administration’s tactic of forcing local law enforcement agencies to end unconstitutional police practices by threatening to haul them into court.<p>But it would be a terrible mistake for the …

Police In U.K. Use Stun Gun On Their Own Community Relations Adviser

A British police watchdog is investigating an incident last Saturday in Bristol in which an officer fired a stun gun at a black man who has served as a community-relations adviser for local law enforcement.<p>Judah Adunbi, 63, was incapacitated after a confrontation with two officers who apparently …

AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As …

New Year crime fiction treats from Denmark, England, Finland, France, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2017 has started well and that you have lots of lovely crime fiction lined up as we move into a new reading …

Popular Fiction

Michael Eric Dyson Believes in Individual Reparations

<b>Your forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” is subtitled “A Sermon to White America.” Which part of white America do you envision reading it?</b> I envision the audience to be that ocean of white folk I encounter who are deeply empathetic to the struggles of minorities — they are the ones who ask …

34 Of The Biggest Fuck-Ups In Design History

How hard is it to make something that doesn't resemble a cock? Via r/CrappyDesign.