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The Secret to Never Being Frustrated Again

We all get frustrated.<p>The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening.<p>And sometimes these …

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza during a war earlier this year against Hamas.<p>In a new report, Amnesty …

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

Severed hand kept alive on man's ankle

<b>Chinese doctors have saved a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, it is reported.</b><p>Xiao Wei lost his right hand in an accident at work but could not have it reattached to his arm right away.<p>Instead, the hand was kept alive by stitching it to Mr Wei's left ankle and "borrowing" a blood …

Dangerous MRSA bacteria expand into communities

A USA TODAY investigation shows MRSA bacteria, once confined to hospitals, are emerging in communities to strike an increasing number of children, as well as schools, prisons, even NFL locker rooms.<p>Eric Allen went to bed March 1, thinking he had a light flu. By the time he staggered into the …

Why do we value gold?

<b>Mankind's attitude to gold is bizarre. Chemically, it is uninteresting - it barely reacts with any other element. Yet, of all the 118 elements in the periodic table, gold is the one we humans have always tended to choose to use as currency. Why?</b><p>Why not osmium or chromium, or helium, say - or maybe …

Million man snip: Men in Africa flock to get circumcised to protect against AIDS

Nearly two million men have volunteered to be circumcised using U.S. funding in 14 African countries to protect themselves against the AIDS virus, health officials said Wednesday.<p>It’s a small step forward in the fight against the deadly virus, which infects 35 million people globally and has killed …

Malaise Is Ahead For Malaysia's Bubble Economy

(Correction: this report originally cited Robert Prior-Wandesforde of Credit Suisse for reporting that Malaysian housing prices were rising “30 to 40 percent annually in property prices, with some areas rising by 50 percent.” This quote has been removed as it refers to Indonesian property prices.)<p>I …

Updated: Experts reflect on Egypt's turmoil | US & Canada

The body count is rising across Egypt. The latest crackdown on demonstrators by the interim government has the potential to ignite a prolonged period of violence in the Arab world's most populous country.<p>The recent wave of unrest began when the military and social movements ousted Mohamed Morsi, …

US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists | US & Canada

<b>Berkeley, United States</b> - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president.<p>But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded …

Widefare

THE welfare states pioneered in Europe and America are not universally admired in Asia. In 2001 Singapore’s then prime minister argued that handouts …

12 Self-Defense Tips That Could Come In Handy One Day

The world is full of creeps. Here's the knowledge you need to make sure they don't get in the way of your life.<p>These tips are not a replacement for professional self-defense courses or help from the authorities, but they could definitely help you out of a jam.

How To Read A Food Label

Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You're not alone. "The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, useful just for those who have a degree in nutrition," observes Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D.<p>To get in and out of the store with your sanity intact, adds Caroline …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

A British strand of Islam is emerging as more people become converts. Those who embrace Islam tend to do so after years of contact with Muslims. Women in Britain are sometimes pitied for joining a religion accused of oppressing them. Despite these concerns, converts propel Islam’s transition from an immigrant religion to a home-grown one http://econ.st/107tFIT