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Magna Carta – 800 years on

Nelson Mandela appealed to it; the US founding fathers drew on it; Charles I’s opponents cherished it. David Carpenter considers the huge significance of the 13th-century document that asserted a fundamental principle – the rule of law<p>This year, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It was …

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A look at forex trading scandal

LONDON (AP) — Trillions of dollars change hands every day in the global foreign-exchange markets. Major currencies like dollars, euros and yen are …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

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Run It Back: Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment And Most Influential Mixtape<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 3 hours ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in …

Beyond 100 Days Of PM Modi In India, Why Is He Good For Asia?

Reviving India’s growth story: India’s noisy democracy surprised the world again, this time pleasantly, by providing the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-business right-wing party a stunning majority in May 2014. Such a clean sweep has never happened since independence, regardless of …

An Inside Look At The Bloody Underworld Of Central America's Gangs

San Salvador (AFP) - Jose was 13 when he entered the violent, murky underworld of the "maras," the gangs that have stained Central America's streets in blood.<p>Like the tens of thousands of young people who have joined these brutal urban tribes, the olive-skinned 26-year-old wears his fate tattooed …

General Entry - Emerging Talent Awards

Project info<p>Many people tend to see Palestinians through the lens of their chosen stereotype because we’re all brought up with certain clichés. And though there are exceptions, these stereotypes are all we hear and know about.<br>The picture that then emerges, of something called Palestine, is …

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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel

After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de …

It Looks Like Japan May Be Trying To Crush Tesla

The Japanese government has announced measures that could indirectly pressure Tesla sales in Japan.<p>On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration would begin providing additional support to the country's fuel-cell vehicle industry, as part of his overall growth plan.<p>It's …

How To Outsmart Any Multiple-Choice Test

Because of this fundamental flaw, William Poundstone, author of "Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody," claims to have found several common patterns in multiple-choice tests, including computer-randomized exams like the SATs.<p>After examining 100 …

John Oliver Destroys FIFA In Every Way Possible

It was masterful.<p>He touched on nearly every contemporary criticism of the organization, ripping them for everything from 2014 World Cup costs to Qatar's abysmal human-rights record.<p>The litany of things he talked about:<p>The $270-million stadium in Manaus— an Amazon outpost without a professional team …

Should You Learn To Code?

The release of a new programming language at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week highlighted one of the most marketable skills in the digital world: the ability to code. How necessary is it, really? And is that even the right question?<p>Once again, the haves and have-nots of the digital …

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20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

50 Cent's Advice, Snowden's TV: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p><b>Maya Angelou: A Titan Who Lived as Though There Was No Tomorrow</b><p><b>Faking Cultural Literacy</b><p><b>Mad Men, Season 7,</b> …