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Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

The Tsunami’s Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Natural Disasters

Tsunami 10 Years Later in Pictures

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

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Frederick Douglass

ISIS 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans.<p>"The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen Todenhofer told ABC News after recently returning from the region. …

The so-called Islamic State is even worse than you thought

Here's a cheery thought for the end of the year: ISIS is even more dangerous than you thought they were.<p>"I don't see anybody who has a real chance to stop them," says German writer and political activist Juergen Todenhoefer who recently spent time experiencing life in the so-called Islamic State in …

Rare Islamic State visit reveals 'brutal and strong' force

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Bashar al-Assad

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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Paul Meulman

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

I will survive

AFTER “the Crunch”—the total collapse of the global economy—trade seized up, the power grid shut down and paper money became worthless. Riots gutted …

Survivalism

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

The ‘Fingerprint’ That Helped Unravel the Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Two decades after finding a piece of metal on a remote Pacific atoll, Ric Gillespie says he has proof it was used to patch the aviator’s plane—and it …

The Green Monster

How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency.<p>G <b>il Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his</b> first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border Protection, Kerlikowske could …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Getting Off the To-Do Treadmill

You need to learn the difference between busy and productive. Here's where to start.<p>Raise your hand if you wrote out (or typed into an app) a to-do list for the day.<p>It feels good, right?<p>Making the list helps you feel organized for the coming day, and it takes some of the pressure off your brain to …

Time Management

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Why do people sometimes give generously to a cause — and other times give nothing at all?<p>That's a timely question, because humanitarian groups fighting the Ebola outbreak need donations from people in rich countries. But some groups say they're getting less money than they'd expect from donors …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn’t take it …

Mortgage-Backed Securities

9 Essential Berlin Wall Stories

From the Aug. 31, 1962, issue of TIME<p>For a structure that stood only about 12 ft. high, the Berlin Wall left quite a mark on modern history. …

Germany

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of …

Teaching

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.<p>Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.<p>Some of us hop online to check social media, others …

Time Management

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Think again.<p>It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.<p>Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how …

Weight Loss

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

Immune System

25 Years Later, Lessons From Tiananmen Square Crackdown

A quarter century after democracy protests ended in bloodshed, Chinese still clamor for clean government and courts.<p>Last night I drove through a rain-swept Tiananmen Square. It was dark, silent, eerily deserted—a vast contrast to the unruly scene 25 years ago when I witnessed disheveled …