Kevin Wang

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10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed

Trust us, you'll rest better if you cross 'em off of your list too.<p>We already know what professional organizers do every morning. But there's something about the chores they force themselves to finish after a grueling day, and before curling up in bed, that makes us think they're some of the most …

The Strange Power of a Medieval Poem About the Death of a Child

The medieval poem “Pearl” was written by someone whose identity we do not know, and is set mostly within a dream. Neither of these facts is unusual in medieval poetry. Authorship is often unclear for works from that period, and dreams were popular as literary devices: then, as now, dreams allow …

E-Cigarettes Are Safer, but Not Exactly Safe

People get hooked on cigarettes, and enjoy them for that matter, because of the nicotine buzz. The nicotine doesn’t give them cancer and lung disease, though. It’s the tar and other chemicals that do the real harm.<p>A robust debate is going on among public health officials over whether electronic …

Public Health

Sheldon Adelson and top GOP donors retreat to the sidelines

Ambivalence about a Trump-Cruz battle pushes many Republican fundraisers away from the presidential contest.<p>LAS VEGAS — Dispirited over a Republican Party primary that has devolved into an ugly, damaging fight, some of the GOP’s biggest financiers are reevaluating whether to invest in the 2016 …

Government

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

Exercise

Bad Texting Manners May Be Giving You Anxiety

I once had a friend who didn’t text me back for three months. And this isn’t a “ghost” story, aka one where she disappeared forever, without any explanation. She’s actually still my friend. Over the course of those three months, I invited her to join me for several outings — with no reply. At …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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5 Ways to Improve Your Skin Through Food

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The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Travel

Worrying About Income Inequality is Stupid

Imagine this: your boss comes to you with an offer. You can either make $100,000 or $50,000 per year. But if you take the $100,000, your CEO will be …

Marilynne Robinson talks religion, fear and the American spirit: “The left, at a basic level, lost courage, because they don’t know how to deal with the proclaimed religiosity of the other side”

Exclusive: The brilliant American writer and thinker on God, capitalism and our fearful democracy<p>It makes sense that Barack Obama would describe Marilynne Robinson as one of his favorite novelists. Like a great politician, Robinson has a knack for making the small details of American life seem …

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise'?

For decades, the world has been debating whether China's rise will be peaceful or threatening, or perhaps a combination of both. This is a relevant discourse, precisely because China's rise is perhaps the question of the century. "It's not possible to pretend that [China] is just another big …

11 eerily graceful images of the Scottish Highlands

<b>Editor’s note</b>: ALISTAIR HORNE IS A SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPHER based in Glasgow. While he’s a world traveler, it’s actually his images of his own homeland …

Scotland

France-Total War?

The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner "Jihadi" John had been "evaporated" by a missile fired from a U.S. drone--yesterday, on February 13th, ISIS boasted …

Want to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Here Is the Quality You Need to Improve | Inc.com

Few people truly understand it, and even fewer demonstrate it effectively. It's missing in the disconnected team leader, in the dysfunctional family as well.<p>What is "it"? The quality of empathy.<p>Oxford defines empathy as "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." We often hear …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their</b> …

Books

What It's Like To Take Photos Of A Dying Man

For more than 10 years, disease had slowly eaten away at He Quangui's lungs, leaving him, for the most part, bedridden.<p>But He was no smoker — he was a Chinese gold miner. He was stricken with silicosis, a respiratory illness caused by inhaling silica dust. An estimated 6 million Chinese miners …

Medicine

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All

<b>Garrisoning the Globe</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>With the U.S. military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of U.S. bases and hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops still encircle the globe. Although few …

The man with the toughest job in the world

In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish diplomat, was enjoying a peaceful semi-retirement on the isle of Capri when he received a telephone call from his former boss, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, offering him what might be the world’s most difficult …

Middle East

How To Write An Awesome Blog Post In Five Steps

Writing a blog post is a little like driving; you can study the highway code (or read articles telling you how to write a blog post) for months, but …

“The truth is unspeakable”: A real American sniper unloads on “American Sniper”

“The truth is unspeakable,” says real-life American sniper who wants nothing to do with a dangerous propaganda film<p>Hearing Garett Reppenhagen describe how he felt the first time he shot someone is like listening to an addict talk about his first time injecting heroin. “I leveled my M-4, put him in …

A Year After Giving Atheism a Try, Former Pastor Ryan Bell Admits: “I Don’t Think That God Exists”

December 27, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>It was almost a year ago when <b>Ryan Bell</b>, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced …

Let’s all screw the 1 percent: The simple move Obama could make to strengthen the rest of us

You’re working more hours and not getting paid for them. We can fix that — and put more people to work. Here’s how<p>“The economy” in the abstract is doing relatively well, with strong job growth, a booming stock market, and rising GDP. But the American people aren’t feeling it—and Democrats have paid …

Oh come all ye faithful?

Obama rarely seen in church, but advisers say his beliefs remain strong.<p>President Barack Obama rarely goes to church and has spent just one Christmas morning of his presidency in the pews.<p>But that’s not for lack of faith, members of his small circle of religious confidants say. While church isn’t a …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand’s toxic philosophy permanently transformed America

The “Atlas Shrugged” author helped make the United States one of the most uncaring nations in the industrial world<p><i>"Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our</i> …

America Has Been Warned: Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today …

Ancient History

The evangelicals who believe they can raise the dead

Last year, a documentary showed a Christian 'Dead Raising Team' apparently using the power of prayer to bring the dead back to life. Did it win them any converts?<p><b>The most gripping sequence in</b> Dead Raisers, a 2013 documentary <b>film</b> following a gang of evangelicals Christians who say they can raise the …