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The Isis papers: a masterplan for consolidating power

24-page document, translated here, outlines principles for governing territory under the group’s control and strategy for becoming a viable state

Caliphates

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

How safe are private hospitals?

<b>Are private hospitals treating NHS patients equipped to deal with emergencies?</b><p>James Hartley died aged 79 after a routine hernia operation in October 2014.<p>His son Richard Hartley says: "The last time I saw my dad was the Sunday before the operation. He'd spent the day in the park with my two …

Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

Medicine, meet Big Data.<p>For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.<p>But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.<p>"That's …

Health Care

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

5 Smartwatches To Wear If You Don't Have An Apple Watch

If you weren't already dying to get your hands on an Apple Watch, one look at Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld's fancy gold versions might change your mind. (Don't set your heart on that design, though; it's exclusive and not available to the public.)<p>The coveted tech watches are nearly sold out, but that …

How to transfer contacts and photos from Android to iOS

You’re finally making the move, getting rid of your old Android phone in favor of a shiny new iPhone. The only problem is transferring all your valuable contacts and photographs from one device to the other.<p>Well, in today’s video I’m going to show you how to do just that — and luckily it’s a lot …

The Truth About Sugar

Learn a few facts about the sweet stuff hiding in some of your favorite meals and drinks<p>Say anything nasty about sugar and folks will swallow it. Sugar caused the recession. Sugar makes your nipples grow. Sugar keyed your car. Sugar's crazy—it knifed my cousin down at the corner bar last Saturday …

5 New Foods That Carve Abs

Watch what you eat, sure—but don't watch reruns. A boring diet is hard to stick with. "There is no one set of foods you must always choose from in order to make your abs show," says nutritionist Alan Aragon, M.S.<p><b>Bok Choy</b>If you like . . . Broccoli<p><b>Try</b>: Bok choy<p><b>Why:</b> Like broccoli, this leafy vegetable …

The Icon Bluetooth Speaker for $19.99, 80% off!

Looking for an small, inexpensive, powerful Bluetooth speaker that gives you the sound quality you’ve been looking for? If so, you’re going to want to check out the Icon Bluetooth Speaker. It’s being offered for $19.99, that’s 80% off the normal price of $100. We’ve featured this deal before, but …

Try the Daniel Craig Workout

We’ve combined the best muscle-blasting moves into a workout that’s sure to intimidate the SPECTRE members in your life<p>Daniel Craig brought a muscular edge to the role of James Bond in 2006’s <i>Casino Royale</i>. Then in 2015, he stared in his probable Bond finale, <i>Spectre</i>, and looked as impeccably, …

4 Style Trends to Look For in 2015

Say hello to a new year—and new style updates<p>Dressing like an adult doesn't have to be boring. You can still dress for your age while still keeping your look interesting and fresh. These details are sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons.<p><b>1. Joggers</b> <br>Tailored sweats have made their mark on …

10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

Rap & Hip-Hop

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World

<i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf said in the only surviving recording of her voice, a magnificent meditation on the beauty of language. But what happens when words are kept apart by too much unbridgeable otherness? <i>“Barring downright deceivers, mild imbeciles and impotent poets, there</i> …

This Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins

Scientists have discovered a way to find your veins before poking around half a dozen times to find the spot. Now the Australian Red Cross Blood service is using the near infrared light device that locates blood to study whether being able to locate hard to find veins will result in reduced anxiety …

15 diseases doctors often get wrong

When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you'd hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients.<p>"A lot of symptoms are …

Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Build Your Own VIDDY Pinhole Camera

It's been over a year since the wild success of UK-based artist Kelly Angood's "The Pop-Up Pinhole Project"—a Kickstarter initiative, for which she proposed a camera that buyers assemble for themselves, from card stock. It was innovative, beautiful and highly functional. Angood's returning to …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …