Ken Kamper

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The Shia Militias of Iraq

They’re essential to the fight against ISIS. But what happens when the Islamic State is gone?<p>KARBALA, Iraq—Along the road joining the cities of Najaf and Karbala in southern Iraq is a line of placards, attached at 50-meter intervals to every lamppost. Each one shows the face of a volunteer killed …

Middle East

18 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise And Lose Weight

Exercise doesn’t always go as planned. There will be days (and maybe even weeks) when you simply don’t want to do anything.<p>This is true even for …

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …


Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.