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Animal photos of the year 2016

Downing Street

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The latest craze among Indian readers

WHEN the world’s highest-earning novelist launches his new thriller in January, his co-author may not be familiar to Western fans. James Patterson, …

Books

Give me a child

THERE are no nurseries in Bulakabya, a hamlet hacked out of sugar-cane fields in eastern Uganda. That is not for a lack of children: most women will …

University College London

This Woman Has Been Traveling the World for 10 Years Straight — and She Says it Saved Her $100,000

In the 10 years since, she has traveled through and lived in over 50 countries.<p><i>Read the entire story at thisisinsider.com.</i><p>Nora Dunn, 40, doesn't …

Personal Finance

the dark side of football transfers

Even with only his workaday shoes and a scuffed football, Souleymane Oeudraogo exudes instinctive talent. Close control skills, keepy-uppy, volleys on the spin: all are effortless. This spartan municipal training pitch in southwest Paris is his habitual terrain. But something is amiss. Oeudraogo …

12 Books to Read in Your 20s

There are far more worthy books than any of us will get to read in a lifetime. So you better get cracking in your 20s, at the latest. Below are 12 books earnestly if somewhat arbitrarily recommended. To read them all is to learn about wartime, race in America, growing up feeling like you’re …

Books

9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017

Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed to hardware), as they all rush to buy their tech via the cloud computing model, where tech is hosted in the vendor's data center and delivered as a service over the internet.<p>Software spending is …

Artificial Intelligence

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

William Bowen, a scholar and former president of Princeton University, died last week. He is associated with one of the key explanations for just why a college degree keeps getting more and more <i>and more</i> expensive.<p>Bowen, who was President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and before that, led …

Higher Education

Europe is trying to teach its gender norms to refugees - Sex education

Sex educationEurope is trying to teach its gender norms to refugees<p>FEW men can roll a condom onto a plastic penis with a straight face, and Ali and …

Amnesty International

Duchess Kate Is ‘Immensely Proud’ of Grandmother Who Worked to Crack WWII Codes

Princess Kate is one proud granddaughter<p>On Saturday, GCHQ, the UK’s Signals Intelligence and Cyber Security agency, announced that it will be …

Mental Health

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

Mercedes gets around the moral issues of self-driving cars by deciding that–of course–drivers are more important than anyone else.<p>When they crash, self-driving Mercedes will be programmed to save the driver, and not the person or people they hit. That’s the design decision behind the Mercedes …

Violence on the subcontinent spills over into Bollywood

EARLIER this month, nearly a decade after lifting a 40-year-long embargo on Bollywood films, Pakistan reintroduced the ban. The announcement came on …

Pakistan

New life, apart: Conjoined twins separated in marathon surgery

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald -- born joined at the head 13 months ago -- began a new life apart on Friday.<p>The round-the-clock operation at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx began Thursday morning and ended Friday. The …

Parenting

Stop Trying to Find Your Passion And Do This Instead

<i>Richard Muller, Prof Physics, UC Berkeley, author “Now, The Physics of Time” (Sept 2016), answered the question “How do you know if you’ve discovered</i> …

UC Berkeley

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Happiness

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

Suitable disruption

IN “ZERO TO ONE”<i>,</i> Peter Thiel's forthcoming guide to startups, he lets aspiring tech magnates in on an effective if unorthodox rule for making smart …

The gauge of history

AT TWILIGHT on a clear early-autumn evening, Moscow’s Yaroslavsky railway station is an alluring place: all floodlit modernist turrets, gaudy tiles, …

Trains

Meet the Internet’s Truth-Telling Economist

At Nela Richardson’s first job, she was a “fly on the wall,” she recalls, as the greatest financial disaster of the modern era unfolded in front of …

Real Estate

One step forward, one step back

WHEN Hind Al-Otaibi went to the Riyadh Personal Status Court to have her father struck out as her <i>wali</i>, or guardian, the judges seemed sympathetic. …

House of Saud

What I Learned When I Went Back to School After Having a Baby in Cameroon

When I discovered I was pregnant, my world came crashing down. I thought of how my classmates would look at me upon finding out. I thought of how my …

Time I

Emma Thompson: What You Learn About Living From a Week in the Arctic

<b>Correction appended, Oct. 19.</b><p><b>Saturday, August 13</b><p>Joanna Kerr, the executive director of Greenpeace Canada; Jess Wilson, head of their Arctic campaign; …

The Arctic

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Time Management

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Socioeconomics

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong When You Think You're About to Crack

Everybody has those work days that no amount of coffee, chocolate or wine can seem to fix. Whether you’re recovering from a too-short weekend or …

Self-help