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Rare images from 9/11 terror attacks including Pentagon clock 'frozen in time' and shell-shocked President Bush

The Department of Defence released the stunning pictures as the US prepares to mark 16 years since the worst terror attack in history<p>The clock …

Police smash ISIS terror cell 'led by teacher' which recruited youngsters, planned large-scale attacks and simulated beheadings

Police have smashed an ISIS terrorist cell in Spain and Morocco, which was planning large-scale attacks and simulated beheadings as part of their …

Paris Match magazine faces ban over publication of Nice attack images

The Paris prosecutor is trying to get this week's edition of Paris Match banned for printing graphic images of the Nice attack. The French weekly …

Report individuals at risk of radicalisation early, MHA urges

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Writing

More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It's still worth spending billions to fight it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans die from accidents in the bathtubs than from attacks by terrorists. Should we then care so much more -- and spend so much more -- to prevent terrorist attacks than bathtub mishaps? We think so. The reason is simply human nature. And the terrorist attack last month in Paris, …

About 20 People Have Been Injured in a Bomb Attack at a Bangkok Hospital

About 20 people were injured after an explosion at a hospital in central Bangkok Monday morning, the English-language online arm of Thai <i>Khaosod</i> …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Three Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Last week during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for free speech-to-text tools. If you missed the broadcast, I suggested Dictation.io and …

Education Technology

The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.<p>The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under …

Terrorism

Woman shot by police during London counter-terrorism raid

Scotland Yard says woman in her 20s was injured when officers descended on an address in Willesden, north London<p>A woman has been shot and four people arrested during a raid by counter-terrorism police at an address in north London.<p>Local residents reported hearing gunshots as heavily armed officers …

Extremism

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Paris orly airport 'terror' attacker only had a pellet gun and tried to steal a soldier's rifle

The suspected Islamist terrorist gunned down at Paris Orly airport originally launched attacks on a police traffic patrol and a packed bar with a …

Armed anti-terror police in terrifyingly realistic Thames pleasure boat drill

Armed police have played out the chaos of a "pleasure boat" terrorist attack on the Thames in a unique marine-based exercise to test the emergency response to gunmen.<p>A sightseeing vessel became the scene of a fierce mock-gun battle between armed officers and police volunteers posing as terrorists …

The Surprising Secret to a Successful Marriage: Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Do you want a long-lasting, successful marriage, one that keeps you fulfilled for years after the wedding guests have gone home and the first blush of romance has worn off? Here's one great way to achieve that: You and your spouse should work together toward a mutual goal or goals that both of you …

Marriage

3 Big Secrets Public Speaking Pros Know (That Most Don't) | Inc.com

Few acts are a divisive as public speaking, as half of us want to be on the big stage and half of us want to stay away from it as much as possible. As Jerry Seinfield once observed, more people fear public speaking than death: "If you had to be at a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than doing …

Public Speaking

Avoid Death by PowerPoint with 3 Tips From the Top TED Talks | Inc.com

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates?<p>That's …

Public Speaking

Try These Two Ways to Structure a Presentation | Inc.com

I caught a glimpse of my childhood home on Google Earth.<p>First, I spied it from 30,000 feet, then zoomed in and saw my mother's herb garden at the bottom of the lawn.<p>My Mom and Dad are gone now, and I saw cars I didn't recognize in the driveway.<p>I knew the image was created in late fall or early …

Public Speaking

Want to Be a Brilliant Public Speaker? Take a Cue From One of President Obama's Quirks | Inc.com

If you want to be...the best public speaker you can be...you might just want...to insert some pauses...into every speech you give.<p>At least, that's what President Barack Obama would tell you.<p>Regardless of how you might feel about the actual content or philosophies behind President Barack Obama's …

Public Speaking

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Etymology

How ISIS Is Recruiting Women in London

A British Muslim woman spent a year undercover to capture her radical Islamic recruiters on film—right in the heart of the city.<p>LONDON — A girl of …

Islam

Post 9

For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

World Trade Center

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Islamic State photos show devastation at Palmyra temple

In yet another display of the Islamic State’s destruction, the Syrian government confirmed Sunday that the militant group destroyed the treasured Temple of Baal Shamin in the ancient city of Palmyra.<p>As The Washington Post’s Justin Moyer reported, the temple which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage …

Palmyra

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Sculpture

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

Wildlife

Bangkok bomb: Suspect described as probably having some 'Middle Eastern blood'

The Erawan shrine has reopened after Monday's attack which killed 20 but police have yet to establish the nationality of the individual responsible. Follow latest developments here<p><b>• Bomber did not 'do it alone' and 'part of network'</b> <b><br>• Warrant issued for 'unnamed foreigner'</b> <b><br>• Not known if bomber still</b> …

Extremism

Terrorist Bombing Hits Bangkok

There is no question the bombing in the heart of the Thai capital was meant to sow fear. But there are many questions about who was behind it.<p>BANGKOK …

Extremism

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Success