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Putin says Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal, NATO denounces 'saber-rattling'

KUBINKA, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia was concerned about an anti-missile defense system near its borders, after announcing that Russia would add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to its nuclear arsenal this year.<p>“We will be forced to …

Hunt for Viking DNA among Normandy residents riles anti-racism activists

British scientists searching for evidence of Norse colonisation in the communities of the Cotentin peninsula warn of ‘sensitivities’ over the issue<p>British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has …

Be More Charismatic In Conversation with the "Two-Second Rule"

People love to get their word in edgewise, but charisma is all about how you act, not what you have to say. You can be more charismatic in a …

R.I.P., Free-Trade Treaties?

The debate in the economics community over the Trans-Pacific Partnership continues. In Monday’s Washington <i>Post</i>, Lawrence Summers, who promoted a series of free-trade agreements during the nineteen-nineties, when he worked in senior posts at the Treasury Department, said, “The repudiation of the …

Intellectual Property

The Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment

On the morning of August 17, 1971, nine young men in the Palo Alto area received visits from local police officers. While their neighbors looked on, the men were arrested for violating Penal Codes 211 and 459 (armed robbery and burglary), searched, handcuffed, and led into the rear of a waiting …

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

What the Most Stylish Women Wear 9 to 5: Meet Fashion Consultant Roopal Patel

Fashion consultant **Roopal Patel’**s resumé reads like a who’s who of the luxury retail world: Her stints include serving as senior fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, senior fashion director for Neiman Marcus and the executive fashion director at Moda Operandi. Now that she’s on her own at …

To be a global role model, Canada must realize what sets it apart

Use words, not force. Make railways, not war. These overly simple ideas capture a national story – the Canadian one – that differs from those of most other countries.<p>Canada's story has increasingly been driven by persuasion. The American story has more often been shaped by war and violence: the …

7 Creative and Fun Ways to Manage Your Time

I am swamped. Requests from colleagues, friends and family leave me with no time to do any actual work. I can’t ignore any of the aforementioned …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>By Amy …

Rachel Dolezal

Five Best Professional Nameplate Sites

Building a kind of "web business card" for yourself doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. There are several professional nameplate sites that …

Delicious Omelet and Potato Breakfast Bites with Farmland Pre Cooked Meats - Ella Claire

Preparing a breakfast for my family ahead of time is something right up my alley. This recipe that my mom and I came up with is loaded with all of …

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

17 Easy Dinners Everyone Should Have In Their Arsenal

Back away from the instant ramen. You got this.

Classic Tomato Soup

Servings: 10<p>Prep Time: 15 Minutes<p>Cook Time: 45 Minutes<p>Total Time: 60 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>For the Soup<p>4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 4 tablespoons …

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The revelation late last week that global average temperatures set a new record in 2014 seemed to underscore a political and cultural shift on climate change that, by many accounts, was already well underway. From the stock markets and Wall Street to the boardrooms of Big Oil — and even the living …

See the world on a budget with these great travel websites

Merriam-Webster defines travel as “going from one place to another, as on a trip or journey.” While relatively straightforward in definition, people …

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings - Farmers' Almanac

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving …

In Search Of A Science Of Consciousness

Any color you choose can be matched by a mixture of short, medium and long wavelength light (i.e., blue, green and red light). This perceptual observation led to the formulation, early in the 19th century, of a neurophysiological hypothesis: The eye contains three kinds of distinct color-sensitive …

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, …

Climate change talks now have human rights on the agenda

The latest meeting of United Nations climate negotiators, known as COP 20, began December 1 in Lima, Peru with one agenda item higher on the list than usual: human rights.<p>There’s renewed optimism in the air at these talks, after the two mega-polluters, China and the US, agreed to substantial cuts …

Engulfed by Rising Seas, Islands Gain Moral Voice at UN

Spanning only 10 square miles, Tuvalu is at risk of being submerged by the sea, a prospect that has given the tiny island nation at outsized voice in …

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.<p>Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you …

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Environment: News & features

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …