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Africa: Countering Violent Extremism: How Human Rights and Good Governance Help Prevent Terrorism

Countering Violent Extremism: How Human Rights and Good Governance Help Prevent Terrorism<br>RemarksSarah Sewall<br>Under Secretary for Civilian Security, …

Human Rights

The Changing Nature of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

In the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, the US and its allies have begun to re-examine the global ambitions of ISIS and …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

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 rhythms. The …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

Simple. Easy to try. Easy to incorporate. And very effective.

Productivity

The App That Helps You Stick To Good Habits And Reach Big Goals

You don’t just go out and run a marathon–you have to put in the miles every day (which is where most people stumble). Entrepreneur Erin McKean shares her love of Lift, an app that uses behavioral psychology to set useful habits in stone.<p>Erin McKean transformed from a dictionary editor to a Silicon …

Top 10 breakfast venues in London

Rise and dine like a king at one of these exceptional London establishments.<p>Hearty haggis at The Wolseley<p>The Wolseley is renowned for its breakfasts. …

Breakfast

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

220 schoolgirls haven't been 'abducted' by Boko Haram, they have been enslaved

Terrorists from a religious cult so reactionary you don't have to stretch the language too far to describe it as fascistic attack a school. The assault on a civilian target, filled with non-combatant children, has a grotesque logic behind it. They call themselves "Boko Haram", which translates as …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Watch – four new animation shorts with Stephen Fry #humanist

We want pupils from all different backgrounds educated together in a shared environment, rather than separated according to the religious beliefs of …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Watch the National's Full Sydney Opera House Show

The National just did a show at the Sydney Opera House, which streamed live on YouTube. Now, the entire thing has been archived and is available to watch below. Find the full setlist below, as well (via Stereogum).<p>Setlist:<p>Don’t Swallow The Cap<br>I Should Live In Salt<br>Mistaken For Strangers<br>Bloodbuzz …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

In the week that Uruguay legalises cannabis, the 78-year-old explains why he rejects the 'world's poorest president' label José Mujica plans adoptions to teach children farming<p>If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

These are the albums we loved the most this year. In what we've written about each one below, you can see what we felt should be rewarded, what shook us up and what sucked us in over the 12 months of 2013.<p>Not every one of the 22 different people with bylines here agree on which albums did any of …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Music

Meet the Angolan Lady Campaigning to Save Blond People

"Apart from all the atrocities that Hitler did, he was also trying to preserve the blondes."<p><i>Maria with a blonde person</i><p>Say hello to Maria de Jesus-Lucungo. Not only does Maria share a name with the benevolent oracle of the Christian faith, she's also inherited some of his selflessness and eternal …

10 Restaurant Lunch Menus To Skip Work For

Not being loaded doesn’t mean you can’t eat Michelin-starred food — plenty of places offer quite reasonable lunch-time menus. It just means you might …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in central London

Eating out in London doesn't have to leave your wallet empty. Updating his last budget eats guide to central London, Tony Naylor discovers that, particularly in and around Soho, the capital is home to a thriving, affordable casual dining scene<p>Koshari Street<p>Koshari is an Egyptian snack food, a warm …