Ryan Huizenga

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Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'

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Russia

Cold as Hell: The Chilling Effect of Global Warming

Hell is normally depicted as a "lake of fire," as in Revelation 20:10. This week in the Midwest, however, Hell is likely to look more like lakes of ice, as dangerous cold from a polar vortex, brings "wind chills [that] could hit 50, 60 or even 70 below zero." The Great Lakes will likely freeze over …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

North Korea

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …

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Photographer Self-Promotes by Mailing Out 400 Action Figures of Himself

Malm/Copenhagen-based photographer Jens Lennartsson knew he had to do something spectacular to stand out as a travel and lifestyle photographer, so he opted to create 400 action figures of himself as self-promotional mailers. His little <i>GI Jens</i> figurines were sure to catch people's attention and …

Photography

Give Thanks for Cassini, One of the Greatest Space Missions Ever | WIRED

A mosaic of 36 Cassini images, captured on Oct. 10, 2013, and assembled into this incredible portrait by Gordan Ugarkovic. Among other details, you …

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How To Retire On Time With No Worries

Frankly speaking, the biggest advantage of any single investor is time. How big an advantage? Big enough to allow an ordinary saver to retire well with no worries.<p>That’s not what happens, of course. Most people do it completely backwards, waiting until their 40s to start thinking about retirement. …

US says airlines should observe China zone

US commercial airlines should observe China's demand to be given notice of aircraft entering its newly declared air defence zone, the State Department has said.<p>The Pentagon earlier indicated that American military forces would continue normal operations, despite China scrambling fighter jets to …

China and the US: A battle of wills?

Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan. The islands are currently under Japanese administrative control, but China claims they have been part of its territory since ancient …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Economics

The ‘Tennessee Crackers’ Would Have Never Happened

No one would have dreamed of giving an NFL team a name insulting to white people, Catholics, or Jews. So why is ‘Redskins’ okay? One reason: Native …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

World Headlines: China Tracked U.S. Bombers Over New Zone

<b>China, Xinhua</b><p>China says it tracked U.S. B-52 bombers that flew over its "air defense identification zone."<p>Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said Wednesday the U.S. aircraft flew south and north along the eastern border of the East China Sea air defense identification zone from 11 a.m. to …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

Rush Compares Filibuster Reform to Rape, Proving Yet Again He Is America’s Worst Person

Rush Limbaugh compared Democrat-led filibuster reform to rape on his radio show on Friday. Shock may be part of his shtick, but it’s time the GOP …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it?

Google is too big for China to block. Just two simple steps and Eric Schmidt will have done something we can all celebrate<p>This week, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, was quoted as saying during a speech in Washington: "We can end government censorship in a decade. The solution to …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook. • Read Jon Henley on the …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain

How can neuroscience-based innovation enhance behavioral and brain health? This was the question asked at the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, which brought together 170 participants from 19 countries. More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from brain-based health and productivity challenges …

Starting Teacher SAT Scores Rise As Educators Face Tougher Evaluations

American teachers may be getting smarter.<p>Still, scrutiny of their work and cries to overhaul the education system intensify.<p>The education reform group National Council on Teacher Quality, and Harvard University's Education Next journal on Wednesday each released a paper about the state of the …

'We Hurt A Lot Of People,' Westboro Pastor's Granddaughter Says

Nearly a year after breaking with the Westboro Baptist Church, two of Pastor Fred Phelps' granddaughters are enjoying a new freedom. But as they tell a Canadian newspaper, they also want to extend empathy to those they hurt in the name of a cause championed by the man they call "Gramps."<p>Those are …

A global wine shortage could soon be upon us

It isn’t only France that’s suffering from a growing dearth of wine—it’s the entire world, says a report released on Monday (Oct. 28) by Morgan Stanley Research.<p>And the shortage is only getting worse.<p>Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include …

Climate Change

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