Steven Tyler Storms

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Sanders Thrives in 2016 Democratic Debate, Despite Sharp Attacks by Clinton

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Bernie Sanders shined in Sunday night’s Democratic debate here, at times overpowering Hillary Clinton in a format she typically controls. With polls showing Clinton on the ropes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders’ strong performance may have further imperiled Clinton’s …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

The long-misunderstood philosopher, a hater of nationalism but supporter of independent thought, disliked trends in higher education that are very evident today<p>Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of …

What do different nationalities spend their money on?

What you spend your disposable income on depends largely on where you are from, according to a new Eurostat report.<p>For Russians, the bulk of the …

Saudi Arabia

We asked a neuroscientist if Sherlock Holmes is actually a sociopath and his answer surprised us

At one point in the MASTERPIECE/PBS TV series, which is based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, policeman Philip Anderson derogatorily calls Sherlock a psychopath.<p>His dry response — <b>"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research"</b>— is …

5 Answers to Your Burning Questions About Medical Marijuana

For one, just how easy is it to get?<p>Whether you’re a proponent of the high-flying approach to medicine or not, you’ve probably heard that the first eight medical marijuana dispensaries opened this week in New York (with 12 more to follow later on in 2016). But before you dust off that bowl you …

Cannabis

An FBI Agent Shares 9 Secrets to Reading People

23 years in the FBI taught this entrepreneur the remarkable power of observation.<p>The ability to read others will greatly affect how you deal with them. When you understand how another person is feeling, you can adapt your message and communication style to make sure it is received in the best way …

payattention

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

Can We Answer Life's Big Questions?

Evolutionary psychology is an approach to understanding behavior in terms of evolutionary principles—seeing modern human behavior as the result of …

Cycling crosstown through a traumatized Paris

PARIS (JTA) — They say not to take the bikes with the seat turned around. But I take the bike with the seat turned around. Before I know it, I am …

Can you pass this personal financial literacy test?

Standard & Poor’s, Gallup, the World Bank, and George Washington University gave a five-question test on personal financial concepts to 150,000 …

Personal Finance

No More Bloodshed

If you listened to many politicians on both the right and left discussing the rise of ISIS (or ISIL) and terrorism at large, you'd think that everything began with 9/11. Even people like Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- who, let's remember, voted in favor of the '03 Iraq War -- …

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<b>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</b> …

The Brain

French reporter to Obama: Isn't it time to change your ISIS strategy?

That reporter confronted Obama over last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>"One hundred and twenty-nine people were killed in Paris on Friday night. ISIL claimed responsibility for the massacre," he said, using an acronym for the group also known as the Islamic State or ISIS.<p>"The equation has …

Paris Attacks: At Least 2 Dead, 8 Arrested During Saint-Denis Raid

SAINT-DENIS, France — French police hunting the suspected ringleader behind the Paris massacre raided another terrorist cell Wednesday which was plotting a new strike — but the fate of the man being sought was unclear.<p>Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said at least two suspected terrorists — a man …

French public urged not to reveal police locations as manhunt continues

Gendarmes launch Twitter appeal telling people not to give away information that could help attackers or accomplices in Paris terror<p>French police have asked the public to avoid revealing the location of road controls set up across the country as part of the state of emergency, introduced after the …

Russian and US forces exchange military information over airstrikes against Isis

Pentagon official reveals first use of advance warning system during Russian long-range strikes in Syria to ensure no US planes put at risk<p>Russian and US forces have for the first time exchanged military information during airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria amid early signs of …

Middle East

Syrian Rebel Groups Fear Paris Attacks Will Take the Heat Off Assad

Takashi Aoyama—Getty Images<p>Abir Sultan—EPA<p>Jack Taylor—EPA<p>Leo Correa—AP<p>Jack Taylor—EPA<p>Vladimir Simicek—AFP/Getty Images<p>Gary Wiepert—AP<p>Jewel …

France

France intensifies airstrikes against ISIL, calls for "single coalition" to oppose them

The French have continued overnight airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State main base, Raqqa, in Syria.<p>Since the Paris attacks last Friday, claimed by ISIL, France has reinforced its air presence over Syria, and has intensified its strikes on Raqqa and surrounding areas.<p>In the palace of …

Middle East

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

Relativity's Long String of Successful Predictions

When he unveiled his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein wasn’t exactly met with applause. Almost no one else could do the math necessary …

Physics

Anonymous Declares War On ISIS After Paris Attacks

#OpParis has taken down more than 2,000 pro-ISIS accounts so far, the hactivist collective said Sunday.<p>After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist …

France launches fresh strikes on Isis as Pentagon chief calls for global coalition

US defence secretary Ash Carter echoes François Hollande by urging European allies to join forces to defeat terrorist group<p>France has launched fresh airstrikes against Isis targets in Syria as the Pentagon chief urged European countries to join a military coalition to defeat Islamic State in the …

France

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

Isis jihadis aren’t medieval – they are shaped by modern western philosophy

Over recent weeks there has been a constant background noise suggesting that Islamic State (Isis) and its ideology are some sort of throwback to a distant past. It is often framed in language such as that used last week by the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, who said Isis was “medieval”. In …

6 Success Secrets Of The Super Motivated

As an author and motivational speaker and coach, I often get into discussions about what it takes for someone to get and stay motivated. What is …

Motivation

When Fear is Present: Quotes to Inspire Courage.

Recently, I completed a High Ropes course as part of a day of adventure activity. It was scary—so much so that at one point I was in tears, convinced …

First US combat fatality on the ground in the fight against Islamic State

American soldier killed in US operation to free 70 hostages from Isil in Iraq<p>The US has suffered its first fatality in ground combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq, as American special forces launched an operation to rescue 69 Iraqi hostages held by the jihadist group.<p>The American …