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Bastan décimas de segundo para reconocer a quien se va a convertir en su mejor amigo

La amistad también es un flechazo: cuando sentimos una rápida conexión con otra persona nuestro cerebro actúa exactamente igual que cuando nos …

Impeachment pros and cons

Pros:<p>1. Trump is unfit to govern. As explained in an excellent piece by Bob Bauer in Lawfare, we are experiencing an ongoing “governing crisis,” as a …

The Brexit contagion could consume the French elite next

<i>Editor's Note: After the U.K.'s referendum on membership of the EU, France is now being forced to look at itself in a mirror and ask itself if it</i> …

Europe

Race, Activism, and Hillary Clinton at Wellesley

The two things that are said perhaps most often about Janet Hill—that she is a lawyer and that she was Hillary Clinton’s roommate at Wellesley College, in the late sixties—are not true. “That legend was started by the sportscaster Dick Vitale, in 1991,” she said recently, of the Clinton story. …

Government

Harmony and Martyrdom Among China’s Hui Muslims

The Martyr’s Memorial in Shadian, China, is a gray pillar topped with a crescent moon, set on a stone block engraved with names. It commemorates the so-called Shadian incident, a massacre that took place in July of 1975, when the People’s Liberation Army came to this small southwestern town to …

China

How Populism Will Change Foreign Policy

Washington’s foreign policy elites have been left just as disoriented by the rise of presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as …

Ask an Economist: How to Make a Gym Commitment Stick

Just sign a contract—with yourself.<p>As sunny and smiley as gyms’ front-desk employees can be, they’re covering up a secret that keeps the industry going: Once you’ve signed up for a membership, they don’t want you to come in very often.<p>In fact, gyms are set up to entice the type of customer who will …

Employment

Banking’s New Normal

If you listened only to speeches from the Presidential campaign trail, you’d come away with the strong impression that, eight years after the financial crisis, Wall Street reform has been a bust. Every Republican candidate called Dodd-Frank, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s reform …

Finance

Argentina podrá seguir adelante con su denuncia contra Marsans

El Ciadi permite al Estado continuar sus pleitos por Aerolíneas pero le prohíbe que los publicite<p>Argentina podrá seguir adelante con sus demandas …

Los sindicatos argentinos muestran su poder con gran marcha contra Macri

Una inédita reunificación temporal del sindicalismo peronista trata de debilitar al Gobierno<p>Si hay algo que distingue a Argentina del resto de …

What Sort of Foreign-Policy Hawk Is Hillary Clinton?

It is often said, and it appears to be true, that Hillary Clinton is more hawkish on foreign policy than President Obama. But what sort of hawk is she? And, if she were to be elected to the White House, how would her approach differ from Obama’s? Thanks to two deeply reported pieces of …

Political Science

Pope Francis: Sanders meeting 'not political meddling'

<b>Pope Francis says a brief meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just "good manners" and not political interference.</b><p>They met early in the lobby of the Pope's residence before he left to meet migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos.<p>"If anyone thinks that greeting someone is …

Middle-class

Clinton tightens grip on New York

On Hillary Clinton's home turf, there are few signs that Bernie Sanders is poised for a major upset next week.<p>NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders took the fight to Hillary Clinton Thursday night in Brooklyn, questioning her judgment, and even putting her on the defensive at times on contentious issues that …

Middle-class

Por qué mongol se usa despectivamente como sinónimo de síndrome de Down

Uuganaa Ramsay fue criada en Mongolia, pero ahora vive en Escocia. Recientemente ha estado explorando por qué su etnia está vinculada con el síndrome de Down, que además es la condición genética de su hijo.<p>"No me gusta esa palabra", dice una mujer sentada frente a mí en el tren, que señala el …

Argentina: ¿qué hizo Macri para que Obama lo visite a sólo 100 días de haber asumido?

"Hay vientos de cambio en Argentina".<p>Eso es lo que asegura Mauricio Macri, el político de centro-derecha que asumió la presidencia de la tercera economía de América Latina en diciembre.<p>El empresario educado en EE.UU. ha dicho que una de sus prioridades es <b>"reparar" las relaciones con los poderes y</b> …

“Quieren dar un golpe”: lo que piensan los que defienden en Brasil a Lula da Silva y Dilma Rousseff

Cuando a Claudia Lemos le mencionan las sospechas de corrupción que han surgido contra el expresidente brasileño Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, las rechaza de un plumazo: "¡Mentiras!".<p>"Lula va a volver (a la Presidencia) en 2018 y quieren tirar todo eso encima de él para que no vuelva", sostiene esta …

Winner 2016

Hanan Al Hroub Winner<p>Samiha Khalil Secondary School, Palestine<p>2016 Winner<p>Hanan Al Hroub from Palestine received her Global Teacher Prize award from …

Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Students Sows Discord on U.S. Campuses

Colleges need international students in part for the tuition revenue, but language and cultural barriers make assimilation a struggle<p>Chutian Shao moved from China to the Midwest college town of Champaign, Ill., a few years ago. Some days, he says, it feels as if he hasn’t traveled very far at …

College & University

Winners and losers from the seventh Democratic presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in the seventh Democratic presidential debate Sunday night in Flint, Mich. The city's well-publicized water problems framed a largely (although not entirely) polite conversation -- a marked contrast to the battle royales on the Republican side of late. I …

Government

Thomas Piketty sobre Latinoamérica: "Un país no debería aceptar demasiado capital extranjero porque pone en riesgo su soberanía"

<b>Thomas Piketty es el economista del momento, con su aguda crítica a la desigualdad.</b><p>El profesor francés fue una de las más grandes atracciones del Hay Festival de Cartagena, Colombia, donde llenó la plaza y cada una de las salas por las que pasó. En esa ciudad de la Costa Caribe conversó con BBC …

A Saudi Prince Burns Donald Trump

With his battle with Megyn Kelly and Fox News still raging, Donald Trump got into another spat on Thursday—this time with an ultra-wealthy Saudi prince who helped him out, financially, twice in the nineteen-nineties, when some of Trump’s businesses were struggling.<p>On Thursday morning, as part of …

Donald Trump

Sisters in Law

Saudi women are beginning to know their rights.<p>In September, 2014, Mohra Ferak, twenty-two years old and in her final year at Dar Al-Hekma University, in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, was asked for advice by a woman who had heard that she was studying law. The woman was the principal of a primary …