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Obama's decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Once again, the United States is delaying the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan -- prolonging the United States' longest war.<p>President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep its nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016. And in 2017, …

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7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

<i>Part of a new series on Parenting for Success</i><p>While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a …

Energy-Generating Floor Tiles Make US Debut at NYC Prep School

Pavegen's floor tiles underfoot at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Kent | Image credit: Pavegen<p>Related:<p>“Imagine if children running, …

On the Red Couch with Grammy-Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>Singer Carolyn Malachi’s journey to Grammy-nominated stature makes a good case for fate: that things happen for a …

Lighting Up Legally in Pictures

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic.<p>The project started as a …

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

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Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

Republican unveils worst school idea ever: Make poor kids clean floors

Rep. Jack Kingston has a bold new lesson for poor children: If you want lunch, you better work for it. Literally<p>Rep. Jack Kingston seems to be the least crazy of the various House Republicans running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Why? Ha, I don't really know; he got into some …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

Tyra Banks: I Don't Like The Label 'Plus-Size'

With waif-like fashion models filling the pages of magazines, it's easy to lose sight of the diverse spectrum of body types out there... and to stigmatize anything less than "perfect." It's also no mystery what this homogeneity does to a woman's self-esteem.<p>But the answer isn't to just toss in a …

In Mississippi, the Mysterious Murder of a Gay, Black Politician

CLARKS­DALE, Miss. — “The dev­il is run­ning rampantly,” pas­tor Jimmy Glasper thun­ders. “Seek­ing who he may de­vour.”<p>Glasper is telling the New …

Should Mothers Be Forced to Bear Disabled Children Against Their Will?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On their way to the ul­tra­sound ex­am, Ab­bey and Kyle Sanders stopped at Ba­bies”R”Us. They picked out a navy sun­dress with …

A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution

Amer­ica, we’ve got some bad news: Our Con­sti­tu­tion isn’t go­ing to make it. It’s had 224 years of com­mend­able, of­ten glor­i­ous ser­vice, but …

The Rise of the New New Left

Bill de Blasio’s win in New York’s Democratic primary isn’t a local story. It’s part of a vast shift that could upend three decades of American …

The fall of the house of Tsarnaev — The Boston Globe

Tamerlan Tsarnaev first heard the voice when he was a young man.<p>It came to him at unexpected times, an internal rambling that he alone could hear. …

America still has a heartland, it’s just an artificial one – Venkatesh Rao

Every time you set foot in a Whole Foods store, you are stepping into one of the most carefully designed consumer experiences on the planet. Produce …

Shorts: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

This is the story of a three-year-old girl and the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court case <i>Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl</i> is a legal battle …

Jahar's World

<i>Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are</i> …

5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything from insects …