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Inside the World of Amal Clooney

A sudden late snow is falling, bright with just a touch of magic, as the automatic gate to Aberlash House opens. It’s an afternoon in March but, in this powdery landscape, could be January. Footprints lead a few steps down a drive, between a row of trees, and climb to a small colonnaded entryway. A …

Human Rights

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "Sparknotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

One-Pot Mexican Shrimp & Orzo Will Make You a Dinner Hero

Right now we're in a sort of seasonal food purgatory — we're so completely over winter and all its thick beef stews and heavy casseroles, but fresh …

Cooking

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Skin Care

The 16 Best Homemade Snacks to Keep You Full and Happy

Healthy Eating

The Star-Studded 1994 Comedy That Ruthlessly Satirised the Fashion Industry

What better way to reflect on the end of fashion month than revisiting Robert Altman’s sartorial satire, Prêt-à-Porter?<p>In 1984, 10 years before the …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Maybe you don’t always want to sit down to a cooked meal — especially at breakfast time when you’re already rushing around and trying to get out the …

Antiinflammatory

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

We Were So Very Wrong About the Size of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way certainly has its perks. It’s big and swirly, and best of all, we live there! But for many years, research suggested our neighboring …

Universe

Trump Is Winning

Are you sick and tired of it yet?<p>Donald Trump is on track to win reelection to the presidency of the United States.<p>Yes, despite Russiagate, despite shitholegate and despite whatever gate he blunders through next. Despite approval ratings that would make Nixon weep. Despite his mind-numbing …

Donald Trump

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The Internet Can’t Seem to Agree on the Answer to This Math Puzzle

Do you consider yourself a “puzzle person”? If so, take a shot at this math puzzle and see what you come up with. This deceptively simple puzzle went viral, with over 3 million people commenting on the IQ stumper. In fact, the original post declares that only one in a thousand people will actually …

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

PopSugar

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

Falcon Heavy is a fully reusable middle-finger to the environment

SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

The Reel Deal - Must-See Movies for the New Year

Let's face it, for film fans the most wonderful time is the first two months of the New Year, when the studios put out their Oscars catnip - and more …

Darkest Hour

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Body Language

Minnie Driver: men like Matt Damon 'cannot understand what abuse is like'

Actor calls former co-star’s remarks about ‘spectrum of behaviour’ in sexual misconduct ‘Orwellian’ and questions defence of disgraced comedian Louis CK<p>Democrat Jones: Trump shouldn’t resign over sexual misconduct claims<p>The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot …

Harvey Weinstein

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news …

Neuroscience

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Wellness

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

Every year, plenty of lists appear touting the best movie of the year (we're no exception), box office results are tallied, and a consensus builds around the top movies everyone loved. Some, if they're lucky, end up among the best of all time.<p>These movies are definitely worth watching. Everyone …

Box Office

26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

Film Industry

27 Things You Never Knew About Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's 'Good Will Hunting'

"Good Will Hunting" is turning 20 -- how do you like them apples?<p>Released on December 5, 1997, the drama about a tormented young genius from blue-collar Southie famously transformed relative unknowns Matt Damon and Ben Affleck into Oscar-winning Cinderellas. It finally made Robin Williams an …

Look Younger, Save Money: The Top 10 Retinol Treatments From Sephora’s Beauty Insider Sale

<b>* Save at least 15% when you join Beauty Insider — it’s free<br>* Get exclusive offers, shipping discounts and more<br>* Coupon valid sitewide</b><p>It’s a rare …