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'No Words' Left to Describe Syria's Carnage

As regional powers confront each other on the battlefield, Syrians keep dying.<p>Recent events in Syria have prompted screaming headlines about chemical-weapons attacks, a looming U.S.-Russia confrontation, and the risks of an even bigger, regional war. But the underlying reality of the war<b>—</b>lives …

Dogecoin: A cryptocurrency joke that somehow turned real

<i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>June 22, 2014. Jackson Palmer, a self-identified "average geek," is high in the stands at a Nascar race at Sonoma Raceway, California. He is an Australian man in his 20s. He …

Klimt and Schiele: The artists who shocked Europe

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two titans of Viennese art who shared a firm friendship and an artistic free will that scandalised many, writes Cath Pound.<p>At first glance there is little to suggest a connection between Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Klimt was the archetypical sensualist who …


From meat eating to Miss World: what each country is number one for

Costa Rica

Syria’s civil war has been raging for 7 years. What’s behind it?

“Beyond imagination.”<p>That is how the U.N. has described the onslaught by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta, which is located in a so-called "de-escalation zone."<p>The intensifying bombing campaign around 10 miles from the country’s capital has …

Middle East

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013