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29 Awesome Portland Dates... All For Under $20

Portland can be a daunting city to date in. Just ask any of your friends older than 25 who are still single. That said, Portland has been …

7 Success Habits of Exceptionally Productive People

Need to get more done? Do what the pros do.<p>Once in a while you need to kick some serious butt: finish off a huge project, finally put to bed a task you can't keep putting off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day (like the day I wrote the first draft of my book proposal.)<p>When you <i>really</i> need …

Not All Jews Support Israel

To both Jews and non-Jews the idea of an anti-Zionist Jew can sound like a contradiction in terms—an abuse of Rabbi Hillel’s most famous ethical aphorism, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me." For me, standing against Israel is precisely what...<p>To both Jews and non-Jews the idea of an …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

Social media poisoning Middle East politics

<i>Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>CNN speaks with Fareed Zakaria about the killing of three Israeli teens and a Palestinian youth, the role of social media in the Middle East, and the prospects for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. This is an edited version of …

What I don't want to happen at my daughter's wedding

She has been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember.<p>Ever since she was small, my daughter Lilach has fantasized about her wedding day. It took her a while, but it's finally becoming reality. At the age of 32, she has found the man with whom she wants to spend her life. He was born …

Bangkok mall crowded with ... fish?

Neglected by humans for almost two decades, New World Mall in Bangkok has attracted a slightly different clientele. Happily swimming among dilapidated storefronts and waterlogged escalators, koi and tilapia feast on fish food sold by enterprising locals and thrown by tourists who continue to …

Ebola virus: Can nations stop deadliest ever outbreak from spreading? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- African ministers and health experts are meeting in Ghana with one thing on their minds: how to stop the biggest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus from extending its deadly reach still further.<p>The World Health Organization has warned that "drastic action" is needed to halt the killer in its …

Curfew imposed after deadly clashes between Buddhists, Muslims in Myanmar

Authorities have imposed a curfew in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, following nights of deadly communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.<p>Two people have been killed and 14 injured since rioting erupted Tuesday, Col. Aung Kyaw Moe, Mandalay Region's Border Affairs and Security …

North Carolina voter law challenged: 'the worst suppression since Jim Crow'

North Carolina’s voter identification law, which has been described as the most sweeping attack on African American electoral rights since the Jim Crow era, is being challenged in a legal hearing that opens on Monday.<p>Civil rights lawyers and activists are gathering in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, …

Israeli police arrest six over Mohamed Abu Khdeir killing

Israeli police have arrested six Jewish suspects in connection with the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem last week.<p>The prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, swiftly issued a statement denouncing Jewish extremism as "terrorism" after the arrests in the early hours. "We …

'Britain is supporting a dictatorship in Ethiopia'

"Life was good because the land was the land of our ancestors. The village was along the riverside, where you could get drinking water, go fishing and plant mango, banana and papaya. The temperature there was good and we could feed ourselves."<p>This is how Mr O – his name is protected for his safety …

US cousin of murdered Palestinian: 'I was attacked by Israeli police'

A 15-year-old American high school student, whose Palestinian cousin was abducted and murdered last week, has said that he was brutally beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack amid riots in East Jerusalem.<p>Tariq Abu Khdeir, of Tampa, Florida, was released by a Jerusalem court under house …

Donetsk becomes a ghost town as fearful residents flee conflict

It was like one of the illicit apartment concerts from Soviet days, only with better cocktails. Dozens of young people packed into a basement room, singing along to classic Russian and Ukrainian tunes strummed out by a rotating cast of guitarists.<p>They had gathered to say goodbye to Izba Chitalnya …

Tony Abbott confirms Australia and Japan will sign free trade agreement

Tony Abbott has confirmed Australia and Japan will sign a free trade agreement this week, despite Labor sounding alarm over the government's decision not to commission economic modelling of the costs and benefits.<p>The prime minister said he would sign the deal during a visit to Australia by his …

MP fears Indigenous students will suffer under controversial literacy program

A federal MP says he nearly choked when he heard his own government had funded the rollout of a controversial literacy program.<p>Warren Entsch fears some Indigenous students could suffer under the highly-scripted teaching model, known as direct instruction.<p>He said he was surprised last week when the …

The gruesome truth behind an idyllic scene

<b>More than 66,000 migrants and refugees have arrived on Italy's shores this year. But many don't survive the journey - and when the Italian navy went to help migrants crammed on to a boat near Sicily, they were shocked by what they found.</b><p>The first images were tranquil enough. A fishing boat sat on a …

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#BBCtrending: What are #RamadanProblems?

<b>You've probably heard of #FirstWorldProblems, but what about #RamadanProblems?</b><p>Ramadan started last weekend, and Muslims around the world are fasting from dawn to sunset. Thousands of people have been sharing their experience using the hashtag #RamadanProblems. It's a trend that runs right across …

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill nine Palestinian militants

<b>Nine Palestinian militants have been killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza following rocket attacks on Israel.</b><p>Hamas said six members of its military wing died in a strike near Rafah, in the south. Three others died in separate air strikes in response to rocket and mortar fire on Israel.<p>Later, a …

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Pope calls destruction of nature a modern sin

Pope Francis has called for more respect for nature, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times.<p>In an address at the university of Molise, an agricultural and industrial region in southern Italy, Francis said the …

Autopsy shows Palestinian teen 'burned alive'

<b>Tel Aviv</b> - An autopsy of a Palestinian teenager murdered this week in an apparent revenge attack suggests that he was burned alive, according to Palestinian officials.<p>The preliminary results showed that 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdair, who was buried by more than a thousand mourners on Friday, had …

Uganda army kills 41 'tribal gunmen' near DRC

Ugandan troops have killed 41 tribal gunmen during a major battle in the western district of Bundibuguyo near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda's army spokesman said.<p>"There was an attack by tribal gunmen on our barracks in Bundibugyo and we repulsed them, killing so far 41 of …

Israel launches deadly airstrikes in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes have killed at least nine Palestinian fighters from the armed wings of Hamas and Fatah, making it their highest single death toll since a 2012 cross-border war.<p>Two of the men from the Al Hussinin brigade, a military group belonging to Fatah, were targeted by drone strikes east of …

Bellicose North Korea lightens up with promise of cheerleaders

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it will send cheerleaders along with its athletes to the Asian Games in the South as a gesture of peace after weeks of firing rockets and fiery rhetoric.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) stands next to his wife Ri Sol Ju as they attend the 2014 Combat …

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Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent environment of an ancient open star cluster called NGC 6811 located about 3,300 light-years from Earth. Until now, four of the more …

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, in all 21 categories, …