Robert Wilkanowski

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Has India's contribution to WW2 been ignored?

<b>The numbers are staggering: up to three million Bengalis were killed by famine, more than half a million South Asian refugees fled Myanmar (formerly Burma), 2.3 million soldiers manned the Indian army and 89,000 of them died in military service.</b><p>South Asia was transformed dramatically during the war …

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

This stuff is in <em>schoolbooks</em><p>Accelerated Christian Education is a fundamentalist school curriculum used in a claimed 6,000 schools and 145 countries. Despite the name, education is actually second to its stated primary purpose, which is "to diligently teach our children to love the Lord in …

Hillary Clinton Campaign Kick Off Rally in New York

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Actually, Some Material Goods Can Make You Happy

But which ones?<p>It's been the refrain of behavioral economists and, in my case at least, my wise husband for years: Spend your money on experiences, not things. A vacation or a meal with friends will enrich your life; new shoes will quickly lose their charm.<p>That's true, but it's not the whole story, …

Why Nokia Died: Nobody Buys Phones, Anymore

Nokia was a dumbphone company for a smartphone world<p>Yesterday, Nokia announced the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, bringing the the brand's five-year decline to its inevitable conclusion. The timing was fitting. Just last month, industry analysts at Gartner announced that global …