David d'Peel

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Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

Hitler’s world may not be so far away

<b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of the woman who made my career possible. In the small photograph that my doctoral supervisor, her son, showed me in his Warsaw apartment, Wanda J radiates self-possession, a quality that stood her in good stead …

World History

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

University of Chicago

Meet the Malala of Syria

Muzoon Almellehan is trying to convince parents to let their girls stay in school rather than marrying them off as child brides.<p>Fifty miles from the …

Malala Yousafzai

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them all: “We of the craft are all crazy,” he told the Countess of Blessington, casting a wary eye over his fellow poets.<p>The notion of the tortured artist is a …

Mental Health

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Apathetic and disaffected: the generation who may never vote

"Never voted," says Michael Owen with a shrug. "My dad was on one side, my mum on the other, so I'm split." The multimillionaire former England footballer is standing yards from the prime minister on a mission to promote sport overseas, but he happily admits he has not troubled a ballot box in …

Happiness for the Holidays? Try an Experiment

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP<p>The holidays, officially a time of good cheer, have become instead a byword for stress, overeating, …

Happiness