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Donald Trump acts like he wants regime change – in the United States | Timothy Snyder

The president’s tweet against the judiciary recalls how authoritarianism has triumphed in other places<p>When the president of the United States maligns a federal judge on a medium that reaches millions of people, his action is not only inappropriate to his office, uncivil in the extreme, and a threat …

‘You Don’t Have to Wear a Military Uniform to Serve Your Country’

A service year would teach young Americans tolerance and restore civic responsibility. In the process, it would help heal a wounded nation.<p>In 1838, a 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln declared that the greatest threat facing America comes not from a foreign invader:<p>If it ever reach us it must spring up …

8 Movies That Can Make You A Better Leader

These recommended films hold important leadership lessons.<p>Sometimes, movies hold surprising lessons. Just ask New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney, Paul Fishman. At an April 2016 lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University, he reportedly noted that one of the pieces of popular culture that best captured the …

Leadership

How the Middle East was invented

Much has been made of how European imperial powers reshaped the Middle East after World War I, a transformation often said to have begun 100 years ago this week when France and Britain signed the Sykes-Picot agreement. But fewer people realize that, in addition to creating the map of the modern …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

This Old iMac: Speed Up Your Mac By Installing OS X On An External SSD

It’s been quiet on the This Old iMac front lately, because I don’t have much more I can do with the tools at my disposal. I’ve sped up Photos and gotten rid of a lot of the dead weight that was weighing down my hard drive. And my 2011 iMac is better! But it’s still not performing like a 2015 iMac.<p>I …

Cycling Spain's Best Kept Secret

A travel secret exists in Northern Spain and it’s name is Picos de Europa. Cycling in Spain may not be unusual but through these lush alpine valleys …

Cycling

The 10 best cycling books

From tricyling for ladies to the dark side of the Tour… our top books about bikes

Books

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

Leadership

Make Nalini's Aeprolight Skinsuit Your Everyday Road Kit

A snuggie-comfortable skinsuit worth the risk of looking pretentious on a group ride<p>It used to be that a skinsuit was intended only for racers chasing aerodynamic benefits in time trials, and for cyclocross. But that's changing: Many skinsuits now have three pockets and are gaining popularity in …

Cyclo-cross

9 Ways Introverts Can (Quietly) Outperform All the Loud People Around Them

Introverts have great strengths. They just don't go around yelling about them.<p>How can introverts become successful when it seems the world only has time to listen to those who shout the loudest?<p>Susan Cain's book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i> has been a bestseller …

Personality

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

In order to lead, one must first look within.Good leaders can be defined by their emotional intelligence, which according to Psychology Today, …

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2.0

The second American Revolution has begun. This one didn't start with bullets, thank God. There was and is no Lexington and Concord. This is a revolution of the mind. It has been stirring within the consciousness of Americans for years, as we've slowly awakened to the chronic and systematic …

The epic journey of three brothers from Syria to Germany

Osama Omran, Basil Omran, and Zaynalabedin Omran, in front of Budapest's Keleti station.<p>Sitting on wooden benches inside a former warehouse, the Omran brothers are eating their first meal in Germany. There are open-faced sandwiches with cold cuts and cucumbers, bars of chocolate, pastries wrapped …

Last Hurrah For The Old, White, Angry Crowd

This has been a heady summer for old, angry, white men and women.<p>They have been enraptured as Donald Trump tells respected TV anchorman Jorge Ramos to "go back to Univision" and suggests that a woman who dares ask him a tough question had "blood coming out of her wherever."<p>(You do have to admire …

Father of drowned boy Aylan Kurdi plans to return to Syria

Abdullah Kurdi says he no longer wants to continue on to Europe and will take the bodies of his two sons and wife to be buried in home town of Kobani<p>The father of the drowned Syrian boy who was photographed lying lifeless on a Turkish beach has said he is preparing to take the bodies of his two …

Get a Perfect Bike Fit: 3 Key Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know

Use these numbers to perfect your bike set-up—and protect your body from injury<p>Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every …

Turn Your Mac Into A WiFi Hotspot, Here's How [Tutorial]

Have you ever felt the need for a WiFi connection for your mobile devices, but all you have is your Mac and a wired Ethernet connection? Luckily, …

Why effective managers act like military leaders

That doesn't necessarily entail ordering your reports to drop and give you 20 every time they're late. Instead, it means always putting your team's interests above your own.<p>So says management theorist Simon Sinek, who appeared on the TED stage explaining how leaders can create a company culture of …

Study On Hispanic Professionals Reveals Low Productivity And Engagement In The Workplace

At a time when Hispanics are projected to represent 74% of labor force growth by 2020 according to Selig Center for Economic Growth – especially as Americans get older and retire – a new study by Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) Academy reveals some potentially devastating news for the future …

Understanding the U.S. War State. “Watching the War Crime Unfold” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

This article was originally published by GR in May 2003 in the wake of the US-NATO led invasion of Iraq.<p><i>“It is easy. All you have to do is tell the</i> …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

Self-improvement

7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Your technical skills might get you a promotion, but it’s your people skills that will earn you the respect of your employees.<p>A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to …

workimprovement

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage

<i>StoryCorps'</i>Military Voices Initiative<i>records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.</i><p>When Marine Staff Sgt. Jonny Pena came back from Afghanistan, he wasn't the same man who had left for the war.<p>He and his wife, Marine Sgt. Anny Pena, met when they were …