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Saudi Arabia

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, YouTube launch shared terrorist media database

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have launched a shared database of terrorist material uncovered on their networks, in a bid to speed up the …

Internet

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.<p>When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — …

North Korea

These 17 panoramas and GIFs show the first moon landing in unbelievable detail

A few of these images are more famous than others, like the one of Aldrin with Armstrong reflected in his visor, and the one of Aldrin looking at the American flag.<p>But people at NASA and contributors to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal have painstakingly uploaded every single one of the photos from …

Space Science

Lawrence of Arabia's bullet found, proves he didn't lie

The image of Peter OToole scampering atop dynamited Turkish trains garbed in wafting white Arabic robes might be accurate after all: Bristol …

History

Meet the U.S. one-percenter criminals revealed in the Panama Papers

The so-called Panama Papers reveal a secret network of holding companies designed to shield owners from public scrutiny. The anonymity afforded by …

Corruption

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

The Brain

A Black Police Officer’s Fight Against the N.Y.P.D.

Every morning before his shift, Edwin Raymond, a 30-year-old officer in the New York Police Department, ties up his long dreadlocks so they won’t brush against his collar, as the job requires. On Dec. 7, he carefully pinned them up in a nautilus pattern, buttoned the brass buttons of his regulation …

Justice

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

Omnichannel vs Multichannel and the Store of the Future

en_US<p>article<p>You can't attend an ecommerce conference without one or ten sessions on "omnichannel" on the agenda. Like big data, it's a buzzword that …

Amazon turns to brick-and-mortar to sell its cloud (again)

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: AWS<p>This fall, Amazon Web Services plans to re-open a pop-up loft in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood to …

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The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire

Scottish independence could be the final insult.<p>During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

The reluctance to talk about the link between beheadings and Islam

Why do they behead people? Why do Islamic extremists—like those who killed the American journalist James Foley—choose beheading as their savage tactic of choice? I have not heard anybody ask that question on the media over the last week. But it is quite an important question, and its absence says a …

10 Tips for Traveling Light (And Looking Like You Didn't)

At Vayable, we're huge fans of the benefits of carry-on -- no extra luggage fees, no losing luggage and greater flexibility for last-minute changes in plans. And as carry-on devotees, we've mastered the art of traveling light, without compromising on the essentials that provide us an ideal …

Clothing

25 underrated books on persuasion, influence and understanding human behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

Win a Copy of 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

In the thick of summer, just before it mercifully cusps to fall, you can't walk through the doors of a grocery store, much less pop into a farmer's market, without confronting a spread of produce that is almost overwhelming in its potential. Corn, tomatoes, beans, greens, herbs, the list goes on …

Samsung's Smart Home dreams get bigger with $200 million purchase of SmartThings

Count Samsung in -- it's officially purchasing home automation startup SmartThings, a move that should help it keep up with the Joneses, aka Apple and Google. <i>TechCrunch</i> has sources confirming a $200 million pricetag, matching the amount it heard last month when rumors of the deal leaked out. In a …

The 11 Best Men's Stores In America

Not department stores. Not discount stores. Not company stores that sell only one brand or chain stores that fill up suburban malls. We mean stores—specialty stores, if you want to get technical about it—the one-of-a-kind operations with smart salesmen and surprising options and the kind of service …

Men's Fashion

How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

<i>Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?</i><p>Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class it was perceived as something completely esoteric; there were maybe two or …

Let’s Break Down Forbes’ Laughable “5 Reasons To Admire Comcast”

In spite of its two Worst Company In America wins, we know that not everyone hates Comcast. But if you’re going to go out of your way on a popular …