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How TSA's Big 'Bet' to Sell Travelers on PreCheck Program Fell Short

If long security screening lines at the airport have you down, you and your fellow travelers have only yourselves to blame for not “turning a place of ‘no’ into a place of ‘yes’” by enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program.<p>A Virginia marketing company used that …

Flying

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Donald Trump says he can "make America great again" through his prodigious skills as a dealmaker, using them to reshape trade pacts, prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and stop illegal immigration.<p>His infamous effort to acquire control of the Empire State Building from some of New York's …

Donald Trump

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

DIY vs. professional renovation: What to tackle yourself and what to leave to the pros

Taking a renovation into your own hands may seem like a great idea, but is it realistic?<p>It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it may be more than you think. …

An ISIS defector explained a key reason people continue joining the group

Instead, people are joining the organization because they are desperate for money and are struggling to find a way to survive in Syria, where four years of civil war have decimated the economy.<p>The ISIS defector, who goes by the pseudonym Abu Khaled, spoke with Weiss about the group's internal …

Islamic State (ISIS)

People talked of a ‘post-racial’ US when I arrived in 2008. That seems ludicrous now

Obama’s election gave people hope, not unreasonably, that American might be entering a new era in race relations. But as he prepares to step down, an awful litany of recent injustices just shows how fractured this nation still is<p>I arrived in New York in 2008, in the midst of a bitterly fought …

New Jersey

Trump Is Right About 9/11

George W. Bush didn’t do all he could to prevent the attack—and it’s time Republicans confronted that fact.<p>Donald Trump utters plenty of ugly untruths: that undocumented Mexican immigrants are “rapists,” that Syrian refugees are committing “all sorts of attacks” in Germany and represent a “Trojan …

National Security

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Stop the Bulls**t

Let's get real, and stop the bulls**t! Republican Party political leaders, Fox TV and conservative radio talk show hosts should know better.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> noted in a recent editorial that they are...<p>"... trying to demonize the protest movement that has sprung up in response to the all-too-common …

Black History

The History of the Fedora

How the humble hat went from being a symbol of first-wave feminism to one of the douchiest things you can put on your body.<p>Has any single article of clothing been more reviled in modern times than the fedora? From the bars of Brooklyn to the remotest corners of the internet, this short-brimmed …

Mad Men

Here's The Crazy Diet That Explains Why Al Sharpton Is Shrinking

He added fried chicken to breakfast with grits and eggs, to lunch in a sandwich, and to dinner, when he'd eat half a chicken.<p>But about 15 years ago, his then 12-year-old daughter punched him in the belly and asked him why he was so fat, he recently told the New York Daily News.<p>And that was more …

Nutrition

Grand Old (white) Party: How Republicans just blew a shot to broaden their reach

Party calls its demographic destiny “scary,” then picks two more white men as its leaders. Here’s the real problem<p>Late last week, the Republican Party elected two more middle-aged white men to its leadership, and one thing became abundantly clear: This is going to be a slow death.<p>“This is a real …

Here's How Older Generations Are Ruining the Workplace

I achieved what many would consider impossible. If not impossible, most would say it was unlikely.<p>I was a college dropout, yet I was able to earn high profile positions with some of the biggest businesses in their industry, earning more than twice that of my peers in my age group. All seemed good …

Digital Marketing

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Dick Cheney is the world’s biggest liar

Cheney’s baldfaced distortions would be funny they it weren’t so tragic. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still terrible<p><b>1. George Will stumbles around defending his controversial rape column and pretty much says the same thing all over again.</b><p>George Will is an idiot. There, we said it. His idiocy and …

The science of your racist brain

The amygdala<a …

“Worse than Reagan”: Meet the violent chauvinist now leading India, Narendra Modi

The world’s largest democracy’s new leader is committed neoliberal everyone should worry about, an expert explains<p>Earlier this month, India, the largest democracy in the world, held its national parliamentary elections. As was widely expected, the result was a clear and potentially epochal victory …

British-born Boko Haram 'ringleader' was 'radicalised at UK university'

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, arrested on suspicion of carrying out bomb attacks in Nigeria, threatened to cut off hands of non-believers while living in Britain<p>A British-born "ringleader" of the Islamist group responsible for the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls in Nigeria was radicalised while …

Nigeria’s baby boom

Yesterday, a statement was credited to Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays, who is attending the World Economic Jamboree in Abuja. Mr. Diamond is …

Boko Haram is no 'global terror' group

The Islamists' aims remain mainly local. Saving the abducted girls won't change the conditions in which they flourish<p>Standing among the ruins of her burnt-out school, with classes still being held because parents insisted on it, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri …

How people in northeast Nigeria protect themselves

One month after the kidnapping of more than 300 students in Chibok, Nigeria, international teams from the U.S., U.K., China, France and Israel have arrived in Nigeria to assist local authorities in the hunt for the 276 girls who are still missing. International outcry, which took off in social …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

Computer Science

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

<i>For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.</i><p>1. Risk Taking<p>All teenagers take stupid risks …

America's Huge Mortgage-Market Distortions Are Likely To Endure

AP<p>You could argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two "government-sponsored enterprises" (GSEs) in the mortgage business which received the biggest bail-out of the financial crisis, have paid their debt to society. At any rate, the revenues they have generated for American taxpayers since the …

Ghana economy grows with help of technology and targeted aid

A grassroots revolution, spreading out from Accra and involving support from the west, digital start-ups and a commitment to open government, is helping to weed out corruption in Ghana<p>Driving through the streets of Ghana's capital, Accra, a couple of weeks ago, on the way from the urban centre to …

Ivory Coast dismisses ICC warrant for Simone Gbagbo

<b>Ivory Coast has said it plans to try ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo in its own courts, instead of handing the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).</b><p>The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo is being prosecuted for alleged crimes against humanity following disputed presidential polls in 2010.<p>…

Africa

Breast ironing in Cameroon: empowering girls to speak out

Mothers mutilate their daughters in an attempt protect them from rape. But a platform to help girls tell their stories could end this harmful tradition<p>Elizabeth Mbu kept her secret for 16 years. Aged 11, her mother kneaded her naked, developing breasts with a hot stone twice a week to stop them …