John Pfeiffer

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Everything you think you know about the collapse of the Soviet Union is wrong

Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Drinking a beer a day will help fight off heart attack

A beer a day keeps a heart attack at bay: Even one can reduces risk of disease by a quarter<p><b>Drinking 1.4 pints a day or two 330ml cans reduces risk of</b> …

Is A Fear Of Death At The Heart Of Capitalism? | The Leap

<i>This post was written by James Rowe,</i> <i>Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a member of the Corporate Mapping</i> …

Identity Politics Are Ripping Us Apart

I can’t recall the first time I heard the phrase “white male” hissed as if it were some form of particularly vile insult. I know it happened in law …

20 Quotes From Ancient Greek Philosophers That Liberals Still Don’t Understand

Two thousand years ago, there may not have been liberals as we think of them today, but some of the dumb ideas that underpin the whole ideology...

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Beans are Good for Your Heart and Waistline

A review of research found that eating pulses comes with many health benefits.<p>We’re always on the hunt for simple and effective ways to stay trim and healthy. Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and peas, collectively called “pulses,” have been shown to lower cholesterol, which is important for your …

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand About Negotiation

The next president of the United States will need to be an extremely effective negotiator. Armed conflict, political deadlock, and diplomatic crises abound. The president will be called upon to resolve the war in Syria, manage complex relationships with Russia and Iran, handle hot spots such as …

In-Trinity is the euphoric new workout from the inventor of Spinning

Is it Pilates? Yoga? Martial arts, meditation? In-Trinity, the latest creation of Spinning inventor Jonathan "Johnny G" Goldberg, is a unique blend of all-body stretching, strengthening and balancing exercises that you do while seated, lying, leaning and standing on an hourglass-shaped slant …

What Would Plato Have Thought Of Donald Trump? – Analysis

Were Plato to have witnessed the surprising rise of Donald Trump from celebrity businessman to potential President, he would probably have seen this …

Let's Face It: The American Political Scene for Catholics is Horrific

It seems that the political process in America has left many faithful conservative Catholics behind. This is nothing new to the American political …

Political Science

Pane Francese Recipe

<i>This</i> pane francese<i> recipe turns out a northern Italian bread that’s crusty and chewy and all sorts of incredible. Looks like a baguette, tastes like</i> …

A Swedish Town's Newest Residents Settle In And Make A New Start

Class has just ended at a community center in the southern Swedish town of Ronneby. This is the first stop for refugees in the area, once they've been granted asylum. They receive 60 hours of instruction on how to live in Sweden. The courses cover such things as how to rent an apartment, get a job …

10 Best TED Talks About Healthy Living

Put in your earbuds and get a dose of now-you-know.<p>TED, the nonprofit platform committed to ideas worth spreading, is one heck of a treasure trove. …

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

James Beard

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock. Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger? - Community

Racism

The Truth About Abolition

The movement gets the big, bold history it deserves.<p>The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition<p>By Manisha Sinha<p>Yale<p>A secret society called the Anti-Man-Hunting League was organized by Boston abolitionists in 1854 to prevent black people in the “free state” of Massachusetts from being kidnapped and …

Black History

'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall

<b>Abu Anis only realised something unusual was happening when he heard the sound of explosions coming from the old city on the western bank of the Tigris as it runs through Mosul.</b><p>"I phoned some friends over there, and they said armed groups had taken over, some of them foreign, some Iraqis," the …

We all know exercise makes you live longer. But this will actually get you off the couch.

When someone dies in the intensive care unit, the first thing the nurse does is turn off the EKG monitor. That’s because the heart can go on depolarizing — writing its electrical signature on the screen, if not actually pumping blood — for many minutes after everything else stops. It’s creepy, but …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Mass: Calvary Made Present for Each Generation

Ray Sullivan • February 11, AD2016 • 4 Comments<p>The Holy Mass is the re-presentation of Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary, in a real liturgical manner. At …

Full Text of Pope Francis' 2016 Message for Lent

Here below is the Holy Father's 2016 Message for Lent and the Vatican's summary of this morning's presentation.<p><b>MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS</b> <b>LENT 2016</b><p><b>“I</b> …

The Real Relationship Between Washington and Hamilton

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

What Is the Constitution For?

A certain kind of American never tires of explaining that the country is a republic, not a democracy. Exactly what the distinction means can be …

30 of The Most Profound Quotes From Plato

In history, there have been fewer minds more brilliant than that of the Greek philosopher, Plato.<p>I mean, consider a man who was the student of …

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a secret, better way to browse the swaths of mediocre titles on the …

Entertainment