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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

The peculiar habits of successful people

Extraordinary people have extraordinary habits. Here are few I've noticed.<p><b>Dilbert creator Scott Adams doesn't use goals. He uses systems instead</b><p>Adams writes in his book<p><i>How to Fail at Almost Everything:</i><p>A system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness in the long …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi emerges from shadows to rally Islamist followers

For a man so mysterious that there are only two known photographs of him, it was a brazen public debut. The most wanted man in the Middle East, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is also one of the most elusive, an evanescent figure behind the Islamist insurrection sweeping the Syrian and Iraqi interior.<p>And yet …

What America can learn from “Lawrence of Arabia” about Iraq

<b>Scene still from "Lawrence of Arabia"</b><p>The British officer immortalized by Peter O’Toole railed against the dangers of foreign engagement in the region<p>Bill Moyers • Michael Winship<p>July 6, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>As fears grow of a widening war across the …

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

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