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It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

Medical School

Bennett to JPost: Two-state solution ‘messianic’

Bayit Yehudi leader calls for Marshall Plan to enhance autonomy in PA-controlled areas.<p>Naftali Bennett. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)<p>Continuing …

Israeli officials back shoot-to-kill policy of Palestinian suspects, says Human Rights Watch

Leading Israeli officials have been encouraging soldiers and police officers to kill Palestinians suspected of attacks regardless of whether lethal …

Netflix Originals 2017: Over 40 New Series And Specials To Premiere In The New Year

Netflix is gearing up to bring its viewers even more originals in 2017. January is full of new series and stand up specials for the streaming service …

Silence: Scorsese’s new film is not worth making a noise about

The legendary director’s latest religious epic is beautiful to look at but boringly devout<p>Related: The most exciting films of 2017: returning auteurs<p>We all know how it is with Scorsese. At the core of his work is the solid-gold De Niro material with one foot in Marty’s Italian-American upbringing: …

The new world order, 2017

One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable to talk of the United States as …

Geopolitics

Kerry’s parameters force Israel to take a hard look in the mirror

<i>John Kerry’s speech this week clearly and rationally explained why the status quo will not enable Israel to maintain its Jewish and democratic</i> …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Literature

Inconvenient truths of mental illness: More people take medication, but progress has stalled | Salon.com

The 1990s and 2000s were glorious decades to be a psychiatrist. It seemed as though each year several new, potentially life-changing medications were brought to market. Options became available to tackle long-standing, treatment-resistant disorders. It did not hurt that big pharma had deep pockets …

Mental Health

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

Self-improvement

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Happiness

Palestinians Eye Israeli Settlements With Unease, Hoping For Foreign Support

<b>Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET Saturday with comment from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas</b><p>From his office in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, Jad Isaac has a close-up view of the big debate that has erupted over Israeli settlements.<p>He's director of The Applied Research Institute Jerusalem, …

Israeli settlers take over Palestinian building in East Jerusalem neighborhood

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers under armed police escort raided the Wadi Hilweh area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem after midnight …

5 Simple Low-Cal Dinners That AREN'T Salad

There are multiple factors that determine whether a meal is healthy or not, but one of the most universally recognized ways to make smarter meal …

French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours

From 1 January, workers have ‘right to disconnect’ as France seeks to establish agreements that afford work flexibility but avoid burnout<p>From Sunday, French companies will be required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day …

Work-life Balance

Humanity may self-destruct, but the universe can cope perfectly without us | Lionel Shriver

Chances are that the cosmos neither treasures nor regrets humans. It permits us, with marvellous neutrality, and could do without our interference<p>In a Scandinavian hotel a few years ago, I came across a documentary I didn’t expect to watch for more than a minute or two, but at least it was in …

Theresa May’s attack on John Kerry over Israel is extraordinary | Azriel Bermant

By currying favour with the incoming Trump administration at Kerry’s expense, the prime minister may be hoping to persuade it to advance a two-state solution<p>What was Theresa May thinking in attacking the US secretary of state John Kerry’s address on the need for a two-state solution to the …

New test can diagnose cancer and other diseases by "smelling" your breath

<b>An "artificially intelligent nanoarray" can offer a fast and inexpensive diagnosis of 17 diseases, by identifying their unique chemical signatures in</b> …

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Should the UK go to war with Israel because of New Zealand?

<b>As Kanjin Tor puts it, this is awkward:</b><p>Our Queen is indeed New Zealand’s Head of State – but does that mean we must go to war with a country that …

Israel Palestine Conflict: Tel Aviv Troops Allegedly Using West Bank Children As Human Shields

Israeli soldiers detained a 7-year-old Palestinian boy reportedly using him as a human shield, an Israeli human rights organization claimed Thursday. …

The growth of Israeli settlements, explained in 5 charts

“Is ours the generation that gives up on the dream of a Jewish, democratic state of Israel living in peace and security with its neighbors? Because that is literally what is at stake.”<p>Those are the words of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Wednesday leveled the most scathing attack on …

The world today looks ominously like it did before World War I | NOLA.com

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

Kerry vs. Netanyahu: For a liberal Zionist, the death of the “two-state solution” is deeply painful

<b>John Kerry; Benjamin Netanyahu (Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Nir Elias/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>With Obama leaving office and a rising nationalism sweeping the globe, the two-state solution is gone for good<p>Gary Legum<p>December 30, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on …

Israel

Watch Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer’s Haunting, Animated Take on Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy”

The late Leonard Cohen’s 1992 anthem “Democracy” feels not just fresh, but painfully relevant these days.<p>Cohen, a Canadian who spent much of his …

East Village

The Guardian view on the US and Israel: late, but necessary | Editorial

The Obama administration failed to revive the peace process. Now it is trying to prevent Donald Trump from doing more damage<p>The last-ditch intervention in the Israel-Palestine conflict by Barack Obama’s administration is imbued with a sense of eleventh-hour desperation. It is still worth assessing …

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

It affects almost all aspects of their lives.<p>The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry …

Israel

We already have a Muslim registry. It’s called Facebook

On several occasions during his campaign, US president-elect Donald Trump alluded to the idea of building a database of Muslims in the US. His position has veered between tracking refugees (nearly half of those admitted to the US this year are Muslim, according to the Pew Research Center) to …

Netanyahu’s Diplomatic Tantrum Will Compound Israel’s Isolation

On December 23, the UN Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution critical of Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. …

Israel