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The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

As A Muslim, I Love Peppa Pig. And She Loves Me Because I Won't Eat Her

Another day, another Islamic religious leader says something wacky that makes headlines. My heart sinks.<p>A religious leader (whatever that is) thinks …

Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador lanzan una fuerza antipandillas trinacional

La fuerza contra pandillas que El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras pondrán en marcha este martes, vigilará unos <b>600 kilómetros repartidos entre los tres</b> …

I'm a Muslim immigrant and I'm choosing to stay in Trump's America

I was a student in New York City on September 11, 2001, in my first week of graduate school at Columbia University. I was giving a presentation when a classmate burst into the room and said "someone flew a plane into the World Trade Center."<p>It wasn't until class was over that we understood what was …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Hiking

‘Hello Rafael, would you like to sit with me today.’ A child’s simple — and timely — gift.

For his first 10 days of fifth grade in his California elementary school, Rafael Anaya sat alone at lunch. Having just moved to the United States from Mexico, the 10-year-old navigated his classes, hallways and recess without knowing any English. He would come home and cry almost every day.<p>“I …

How To Win The Presidency With 23 Percent Of The Popular Vote

It's that time again: time for Americans to figure out how, exactly, their presidential election works. "Electoral College" searches spike every four years, just before Election Day, according to Google ... and the search volume is picking up right now.<p>Long story short: To win the presidency, you …

'The 5 Love Languages' help family connect with mother suffering from Alzheimer's

It was a beautifulAugust morning in Winston Salem, North Carolina, three years ago when my wife, Rebecca, then age 59, and I were engaging in our morning ritual of sipping coffee on the back porch. Without warning, the awful moment I had long dreaded finally arrived: Rebecca, diagnosed with …

Terrifying, heart-rending, defeating: 10 hours on patrol along the Mexican border

MCALLEN, TEX. — A dispatcher’s voice crackled over the scanner, and Raquel Medina turned up the sound. Traffic north of the river. An agent had spotted footprints in the dirt.<p>Medina gunned the engine of her green and white U.S. Border Patrol truck, drove down a dirt road, pulled over and plunged …

The untold story of the Texas-Mexico border

<b>We weren't supposed to go to McAllen.</b><p>The small Texan city, not far from the border with Mexico, has a roadside shopping mall and an obligatory drive-thru Starbucks - but at first glance, not much else.<p>But Xochitl Mora was insistent. We were not to leave the Rio Grande Valley until we had come to …

What My Immigrant Family Taught Me About America

My maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins used to be undocumented immigrants. But like millions of others who have come to the U.S., they …

Jill Duggar Cries After Scary El Salvador Moment in ‘Counting On’ Sneak Peek: ‘Pray for Us’

A frightening experience. <b>Jill Duggar</b> breaks down in tears while recalling a time when she recently feared for her family's safety on <i>Counting On</i>'s …

El Salvador

Letter From El Salvador: ‘I Was Jailed for a Miscarriage’

At El Salvador’s Ilopango prison, at least 21 women are serving time for ‘abortions’ they say they never had. Here, one woman tells her heartbreaking …

Más de 56 mil hondureños fueron deportados de EEUU y México en 8 meses

Autoridades de Honduras dan a conocer la cifra de inmigrantes indocumentados deportados desde EEUU y México en lo que va de año<p>TEGUCIGALPA.- Las …

Concrete divisions

This browser is not fully supported. Please update for the best experience.<p>Scroll down to continue.<br>Presentation includes sound.<p>A New Age of Walls · Episode 3<p>Coming Oct. 17<p>By Samuel Granados, Zoeann Murphy and Kevin Schaul<p>Published Oct. 17, 2016<p>A debate over extending the wall on the U.S.-Mexico …

Here's what Muslim Americans told CNN before Trump's election

<b>(CNN) —</b> Muslim Americans describe the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as a seminal moment that painfully altered their place in American society.<p>But when CNN interviewed American Muslims about the presidential election, we heard a startling message: 2016 is worse.<p>CNN traveled last month to …

Central America's rampant violence fuels an invisible refugee crisis

The numbers are staggering, and governments are doing little to protect people from warring gangs and corrupt security forces. Yet entire families who are now seeking asylum are being sent back and told to simply live elsewhere<p>Until a few months ago, Carlos Hernández was a government health …

El Salvador

Ethiopia's tribes – in pictures

Globalisation and development are impacting heavily on the tribes living in the Omo Valley. Human rights groups fear for their future if they are forced to scatter, give up traditional ways of living through loss of land or the ability to keep cattle

Human Rights

El Salvador judge reopens El Mozote massacre investigation

<b>A judge in El Salvador has reopened an investigation into the 1981 El Mozote massacre - considered one of the worst atrocities in the civil war.</b><p>The judge accepted a request put forward by three human rights groups to re-open the case based on a Supreme Court ruling in July.<p>The ruling overturned an …

EE.UU.: La inmigración tiene más efectos positivos que negativos

Las olas de inmigrantes que han llegado a Estados Unidos en las últimas décadas han beneficiado la economía a largo plazo y tenido escaso efecto …

I’m a 32-year-old virgin, and I’m living the feminist dream

My name is Kate. I’m 32 years old. I’ve never had sex.<p>When I was young, I always imagined I would be married by 25 and have a brood of kids. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew to “make disciples,” and I thought it would be cool to take that verse literally and have 12 kids. I wanted enough kids to …

Nicaragua grants El Salvador ex-President Funes asylum

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua said Tuesday it has given political asylum to former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes, who has come under scrutiny back home for a truce with gangs during his administration and is also facing multiple legal cases.<p>The Nicaraguan government's official Daily …

El Salvador players say offered cash ahead of World Cup qualifier | Reuters

(Reuters) - El Salvador players were offered financial inducements to win, draw or avoid a heavy defeat in their crunch World Cup qualifier against Canada, the country’s football association said on Tuesday.<p>“Players with the national football team reveal the supposed arrangement ahead of their game …

Mom: Why I don’t want my son to read in kindergarten

Jessica Smock is a former teacher, teaching fellow, and curriculum coordinator with a doctorate in educational policy from Boston University. She is also the mom of a 5-year-old son who is about to enter kindergarten and a toddler daughter. Smock says her research and writing have always been about …

In Riyadh and the Riviera, women have to fight for the right to be themselves

So, after all the sound and fury, the burkini fiasco est fini. On Friday, the French courts overturned the ban, once again allowing women to wear whatever they want on the beaches and poolsides of France. The French embassy protesters, tweeters and social media activists can go home. Quelle victory …

Feminism

El Salvador frees three ex-military officials linked to 1989 murders | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador’s Supreme Court on Friday released three former military personnel who had been detained over the 1989 murder of a group of Jesuit priests.<p>The three had been in prison since February after Spanish judge Eloy Velasco sent a request for the capture and extradition …

Mother was deported to Mexico and her kids remain in the U.S. Here's how this family works.

It was 3:30 a.m. when Emma Sanchez kissed her husband goodbye as he left for work one June morning. As Michael Paulsen took the couple's three children back across the U.S.-Mexico border, Sanchez went back to bed. Hours later, she woke up to an empty two-story house on the outskirts of Tijuana.<p>The …