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Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — Dozens of armed men occupied the center of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist enclave.<p>Armored vehicles appeared on the streets and the …

Russia

Russia, Turkey and Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future

MOSCOW — Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran announced an agreement on Wednesday to sponsor a conference aimed at achieving a peaceful settlement of the Syria war.<p>The announcement by the three leaders, who were meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, underscored Russia’s increasingly …

Middle East

Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down

After Robert Mugabe, the autocratic ruler of Zimbabwe who held power for nearly four decades, announced that he was resigning from office this week, questions quickly began swirling about what would become of the war hero turned president.<p>If history is anything to go by, life after leadership isn’t …

Africa

7 In-Depth Articles About Ratko Mladic

His victims call him the Butcher of Bosnia. His defenders say he was a nationalist trying to defend his people as Yugoslavia collapsed.<p>Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, was convicted of war crimes on Wednesday over the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s — Europe’s worst massacre …

A Male Infertility Crisis Is Coming. The Middle East Can Help.

Western men’s sperm counts are falling, and we ought to be concerned.<p>A major study published this July in the highly regarded fertility journal Human Reproduction Update showed that across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, men’s sperm counts declined by 50 to 60 percent over the …

Pregnancy

10 Best TED Talks To Help You Make Hard Decisions

From the moment we get out of bed, we have to constantly make decisions. Some decisions are smaller and some are bigger. The main reason why we …

Self-improvement

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

10 Simple Strategies to Control Your Anxiety

Any time you’re overcome with stress or anxiety, just follow these steps to stay calm, empower yourself, and regain control.<p>The ability to manage …

Self-help

When Neuroscientists Become Artists

Beauty and brains.<p>Art and science are often treated as distinct realms, but sometimes they overlap in unexpected ways. A neuroscientist, for example, …

Neuroscience

The Crunch-Less Abs Workout That Sculpts Your Stomach In All The Right Places

Almost every woman who has taken a barre class will tell you the same thing: <i>It hurts so good.</i><p>That’s because the ballet-inspired fitness class firms up hard-to-tone zones using low-impact, form-focused movements. The result is a slow, deep muscle burn from head to toe.<p>Now you can pair that deep …

The 4 Secrets of Remarkably Effective Leaders | Inc.com

Despite what we may believe, there's more to being a leader than simply leading or telling their people what to do. In fact, good leadership involves a number of other valuable traits.<p>The best leaders organize, plan, and execute with talent and skill, and they also embody these four secrets of …

Team Building

11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

From Tehran to Beirut: Shia militias aim to firm up Iran's arc of influence

The town of Ba’aj is deserted and broken. Its streets are blocked by overturned cars, its shops are shuttered and the iron gates of its ravaged homes groan in a scorching wind.<p>Amid the wreckage, though, are the signs of new arrivals – forces who less than a week earlier chased Islamic State (Isis) …

Middle East

Painless Strength for the Hyper Immobile

<b>Mobility, the combination of flexibility and stability, is an absolutely essential quality for better performance.</b> Greater mobility prevents injuries …

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Why You Should Always Put Weight Training Before Cardio

One of the biggest fitness questions is whether cardio should be done before or after you lift weights. Most advise to do it in whatever order feels …

Bodyweight Total Body #5

An At-Home HIIT Workout for When You Just Can't Deal With Going to the Gym

The gym is great and all, but sometimes, you just can't deal with the whole process of getting there, waiting for machines, working out, then heading …

Workouts

5 Plank Variations You Need to Try

Planks are one of the most effective moves to strengthen your abs. Switch things up with these variations that target other muscles, too. In this …

5 Simple Solutions for Anterior Knee Pain

Patella-femoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as PFPS, is characterized by recurring pain and irritation in the front of the knee, typically …

This Bodyweight Workout Keeps Burning Calories Long After You Stop Moving

The cool thing about exercise is that there's actually science behind it, so if your goal is to get the most out of every minute of your workout, …

Workouts

The Best Fat-Burning HIIT Workout to Get You Wedding Season-Ready Now

Strapless dresses. Destination getaways. Bachelorette parties. Wedding season festivities come with many opportunities to dress up and bare all. …

Why Syria’s war is concentrated in the north

THE announcement on September 9th by America and Russia of another partial ceasefire in Syria’s five-year-long civil war had sceptics guffawing. An …

Iraq Readies for Offensive to Rid Mosul of ISIS

QAYYARA AIRBASE, Iraq, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The U.S.-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group’s funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the …

Turkish police detain 13 people over Istanbul airport attack: official

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 44 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul’s main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.<p>The attack on one of the world’s busiest airports, a hub at …

North Africa

Islamic State creates city-wide hostage crisis in battle for Fallujah

At sunrise, Mohammed Auda Shalaan led a convoy of five vehicles laden with civilians out of the Iraqi city of Fallujah.<p>After two years living under the black flag of jihad, the 350,000 people of this sprawling conurbation beside the Euphrates are now in the path of a huge offensive by government …

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

The Brain

What chronic pain does to your brain

<i>At least one in five Australians lives with chronic pain, and often the cause is unknown. Scientists are just now discovering the crucial role the</i> …