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Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

IOC tells Canadian luge coach to prove cheating or ‘let it go’

Bring us proof or stop complaining.<p>That's the message the International Olympic Committee is sending to Canadian luge coach Wolfgang Staudinger after he suggested that Russian track officials had fixed the conditions to benefit the local team in Thursday's relay event.<p>Canada finished fourth while …

The Magnitude of the Refugee Crisis

A video shows the scale of the most severe migrant crisis in Europe since World War II.<p>With the various numbers being thrown around about the Europe’s refugee crisis—4 million, 800,000, 100,000—it’s hard to visualize the many people who are crossing into Europe each day. But here’s what a fraction …

Human Rights

Istanbul has more Syrian refugees than all of Europe says David Miliband

Head of the International Rescue Committee says Turkey has nearly two million refugees and says rising numbers globally are “a grisly world record”<p>Nearly 60% of refugees are living in cities today and there are currently more Syrian refugees in Istanbul than in all the rest of Europe, the head of …

North Africa

Issue Briefing: Migration

Migration has been at the top of the news agenda in 2015: world-recognized experts offer their insight on what to do about the current crisis and how …

Migrant crisis: leaders agree to create refugee welcome centres with 100,000 new spaces

About 50,000 places will be created in Greece and another 50,000 on the route through Balkans countries such as Macedonia and Serbia, as aid workers report hypothermia setting in among refugees<p>European leaders on Sunday night decided to set up 100,000 beds for refugees in Greece and the Balkans, …

EU and Balkans leaders hold crisis refugee summit

The mini-summit called by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, groups the heads of eight hard-hit EU nations including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, plus the leaders of Serbia and Macedonia.<p>The meeting comes after Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia on Saturday warned they would not allow …

North Africa

Migrant crisis: Balkan states threaten border closures

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1202000/1202814_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522580528_cdb7830573d1592e6448ec2be05a911c<p><b>Balkan countries at the front line of the migrant crisis say they could close their borders to avoid becoming buffer zones for new arrivals.</b><p>Bulgaria …

North Africa

UPDATE 1-Migration needs a home in global climate deal - UN experts | Reuters

(Adds quote from Fiji expert)<p>By Megan Rowling<p>BONN, Germany, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One person is displaced by disasters every second, migration experts emphasised at U.N. climate talks in Bonn, as they called for climate-related migration to be more prominent in a new U.N. agreement …

North Africa

This report proves that Britain is overwhelmingly anti-immigration and it could prompt Brexit

Despite mass criticism and protests from campaigners, human rights groups and left-wing media over the British government's handling of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the latest report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that Britons would actually vote to leave immediately if …

Human Rights

Greece Sees Record 48,000 Arrivals In Past Five Days Says International Organisation for Migration

<b>Greece has seen a record 48,000 migrants and refugees land on its shores in the space of just five days, the International Organisation for Migration</b> …

North Africa

A startling map shows how Germany is starting to panic about migration

It doesn't look like Germans are turning against the idea of hosting people fleeing from conflicts, but the issue is suddenly becoming a political priority. Recent polls have showed a rising proportion of people worried about the huge influx of migrants and refugees.<p>New figures from Eurostat, the …

North Africa

Germany to push for compulsory EU quotas to tackle refugee crisis

Merkel is said to want hundreds of thousands of refugees brought directly from Middle East to control numbers and avoid perilous journeys<p>Germany is to push for more ambitious and extensive common European Union policies on the refugee crisis, according to policymakers in Berlin, with compulsory and …

North Africa

Russian military mission in Syria brings history full circle

MOSCOW/BISHKEK (Reuters) - Valery Anisimov and his fellow Russian servicemen were smuggled out of the Black Sea hiding below the decks of their ship, they grew their hair long so they could pass as tourists, then landed at a Syrian port to join up with government military units.<p>Pilots of the …

Middle East

Former GDR rights activists support Merkel's refugee policy

Angela Merkel has found support from 46 former East German civil rights activists who agree with her position in the refugee debate.<p>The civil rights …

Rights & Freedoms

The “Real” Cause of the Sudden Syrian Migrant Refugee Crisis into Europe. The Role of Turkey | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Since this migration crisis began a few weeks ago, one question has been nagging me as to why all of a sudden many Syrians (and others) are headed to</i> …

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Jet Lag

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Learning

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Won't Be Solved by a Fucking Kickstarter

The White House has launched a crowdfunding campaign for refugees fleeing Syria, partnering with Kickstarter, Twitter, Airbnb, Starbucks, and grocery …

EU leaders must finally begin to address the root causes of the migration crisis

<i>This piece was co-authored by Stephen Booth and Pawel Swidlicki.</i><p>23 September 2015<p>How has the EU responded to the migration crisis so far?<p>Over the …

Europe’s Migration Crisis in Context: Why Now and What Next?

More than 487,000 people have arrived at Europe’s Mediterranean shores in the first nine months of 2015, double all of 2014 and the highest number …

10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism

Last week an article was published in the September issue of the The Atlantic titled "The Coddling of the American Mind."<p>The goal of the article was to show that college students (a.k.a. Millennials) are increasingly rigid in their language, especially those words or phrases involving race, gender, …

Psychology

Greek authorities search for migrants after emergency call

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say they are searching for a group of migrants who made an emergency call saying they were in danger while crossing a river marking the border between Greece and Turkey.<p>Police and fire department officials said Wednesday an unidentified person called …

North Africa

Is Race Following Gender in Becoming a ‘Fluid’ Identity Construct?

Among many careerists and politicians, tweaking one’s ethnic identity is becoming increasingly widespread.<p>Not long ago, the <i>New York Times</i> uncovered …

New Mexico

Improving conditions for Mexican farmworkers: The how is the trick

Some of Mexico's largest export farms have acted in recent weeks to improve conditions for farmworkers — installing toilets and beds, reforming pay methods and ousting stores from labor camps that charge inflated prices to a virtually captive clientele.<p>Then last week, the drive to end abusive …

Learning to breathe in Mexico City

North America’s most populous city has seen a remarkable turnaround in air pollution — but is it good enough?<p>There are dark, shared memories here about how bad the air used to be. Foreign diplomats, citing the health hazard, could retire early. Birds died in flight. Children thought the natural …

Mexico City

Try It Now ROB Insight

Who Really Crosses the U.S.-Mexico Border?

The total number of unauthorized immigrants apprehended is on the rise, but they're no longer coming from America's nearest neighbor.<p>For the first time in more than 60 years, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol at checkpoints in 2014, according to an analysis by …