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The Terrifying Logic of Trump’s New War

Bashing the media will work, for a time. But there are limits to making enemies of the White House press corps.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> mournfully transparent attack on the press guarantees a short-term political gain. But what the hell happens in …

Donald Trump

What the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador May Be Telling Us about Erdoğan’s Turkey - Foreign Policy Research Institute

­<p>The assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey in an Ankara art gallery on December 19 was a dramatic event in every way. The ambassador had …

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News

Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.<p>The fake news hit Trent, Italy, on Easter Sunday, 1475. A 2 ½-year-old child named Simonino had gone missing, and a Franciscan preacher, Bernardino da Feltre, gave a series of sermons claiming that the …

Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You're Really Not Feeling It

We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic …

Productivity

Aleppo: Elegy for a doomed city whose history spans centuries

Hassan Hassan recalls a visit before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and reflects on the destruction of the city<p>I made my last visit to Aleppo, Syria’s most populous city and once its commercial hub, now a deeply wounded and broken city, just four months before the Syrian uprising started in …

15-Minute Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

<i>The following workout was originally featured on Carrots 'N' Cake and written by Tina Haupert, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective.</i><p>Hi, guys!<br>Here's a quick yet high-intensity kettlebell workout that will challenge your entire body in a short amount of time. The Kettlebell Swings will get your heart …

Seven Common Reasons People Self Sabotage Their Own Lives

<i>What are some ways people wreck their own lives and how can they avoid doing so? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Julie Anne Exter, Quora Media and Publishing Team, on Quora:</b><p>So here's how …

The 16 best TV shows of 2016

If you watch a lot of television, you probably already know about the theory of Peak TV — that we're fast approaching a critical mass of shows and …

TV

No-excuses fitness: New exercise apps help you get your sweat on

Demands on your time can be overwhelming this time of year. But a few new fitness options mean no more excuses for skipping a workout:<p><b>Listen to your trainer</b><p>Popular audio fitness app Aaptiv provides some 17,000 "classes" a day to its users, who pay $10 a month for unlimited access to trainers …

10 Habits to Quit in 2018 If You Want to Live a Long, Healthy, Happy Life

If you’re jonesing to give your life a major upgrade in 2018—and beyond—setting a few doable goals is the first step. That means nixing bad habits …

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Scenes from the Siege of Aleppo: Pictures

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Listening to America's ambassador to the UN lamenting the slaughter in Syria on Tuesday, I found myself doing something I haven't done for a long time. I actually paid attention. Like most people, I have tired over the years of hearing the same old pleas and platitudes mouthed to no effect, but on …

Middle East

Putin pulls out his latest bag of tricks

While the US and now Germany contemplate just how much influence Russia can wield over their electoral systems and media, Fiona Clark looks at how …

Social Media

Did Russia meddle in our presidential election?

Seven members of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to<p>President Obamathis week asking him to declassify and make public “additional information concerning the Russian government and the U.S. election” that committee members apparently have learned about in confidential briefings. The president …

If the Mosul offensive is a success, what could this mean for Isis?

Defeat as a territorial power in Iraq could dramatically change the entire landscape of Islamic militancy<p>Some time in the not too distant future, perhaps weeks, perhaps months, Islamic State will almost certainly be forced to relinquish Mosul, the second city of Iraq and the seat of the caliphate …

'The Cold War never ended...Syria is a Russian-American conflict' says Bashar al-Assad

The conflict in Syria is no longer simply a civil war but one conflict in a global Russian-American confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War, Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has said.<p>Mr Assad described the war in his country as “one theater” of a global confrontation between Russia and the …

Turkey's Erdogan says Iraq cannot handle Mosul assault alone

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Iraq could not deal alone with driving Islamic State from the city of Mosul and that the presence of Turkish forces in a nearby military camp was an insurance against attacks on Turkey.<p>Turkey has been locked in a row with …

Middle East

Obama and Putin's icy death stare gets a presidential Photoshop battle

United States President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a tense moment at the G-20 summit in China on Monday. Cameras …

G-20 Summit

How to maintain weight loss successfully: suggestions based on a 20-year national study

Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed …

Ex-FBI agent who stole drug money to buy cars and plastic surgery for his wife is sentenced

A former FBI agent was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for stealing more than $136,000 in cash during drug investigations and spending it on lavish gifts for himself and loved ones.<p>In May, former special agent Scott M. Bowman of Moreno Valley admitted to using the cash to fund a …

Long wait for families to identify missing migrants

<b>Human rights researchers are warning of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean.</b><p>More than 6,600 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015 and the first half of this year.<p>But a report by UK academics warns that most bodies remain …

3 US allies are now fighting each other in northern Syria

The US military called for an end to clashes between Turkey, Syrian rebels and Kurdish fighters as the NATO ally pushed deeper into Syria, bringing the diverging priorities of the various American allies into stark relief.<p>The Pentagon said it was not supporting the Turks or the Syrian rebels …

India's tourism minister advises female tourists not to wear skirts to avoid being raped

On Sunday, India's tourism minister raised eyebrows when, in an attempt to tackle the country's staggering problem with gender-based violence, Minister Mahesh Sharma recommended female travelers steer clear of skirts and avoid the streets at night, the <i>Guardian</i> reported.<p>As Sharma explained, it's …