Sophia Zupanc

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Hopes For U.S.–Iran Engagement Run High At U.N. Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry to see his Iranian counterpart, but will Obama shake hands with Iran's new president?<p>UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly has Iran rapprochement fever this year.<p>The prospect of high-level engagement between U.S. and Iranian officials during the annual …

Who Receives 'Food Stamps'? And Why It Is Critical To Continue Their Support

Last week, the House passed a measure aimed at cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as “food stamps,” by $40 billion over the next ten years. This despite the program feeding more Americans than ever before, with the lowest amount of error and fraud in the …

Educating the Younger Generation Is Key to Rebuilding Nations

<b>-</b><p>For Somali girl Halima Mohmoud, 11, a dream came true recently. She is now enrolled in school despite the hardships she and her family go through …

Google launches 'Constitute,' a new tool for designing governments

The process of drafting a constitution is usually long, intricate and politically fraught — but with 160 different active constitutions to draw from, it's also uniquely amenable to data analysis. With that in mind, Google has partnered with the Comparative Constitutions Project to launch a new site …

The Problem Is Obesity Not Hunger (Thoughts On The Food Stamps Debate)

Throughout history, politicians have fabricated crises to justify their own solution to the crisis they themselves dreamed up. History is strewn with non-existent crises – the population bomb, global cooling, resource depletion, freon destroying the ozone layer, and so on – that threaten …

What Kenya attacks mean for al-Shabab, War on Terror

Obama administration expected to ramp up counterterror operations in Somalia<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group's deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and …

The Intuitive but Innovative Secret Behind 1 University’s Turnaround

<i>This art­icle is part of a spe­cial weeklong series on in­nov­at­ive pro­grams and ideas that are im­prov­ing Amer­ic­an edu­ca­tion.</i><p>Geor­gia State …

$3.9 Billion U.S. Defense Contract Includes Missiles For UAE

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a rich military contract to Lockheed Martin, agreeing to pay more than $3.9 billion for a missile-defense system. The deal calls for a maximum of 110 high-altitude interceptor missiles for the United States, and 192 versions of the missiles for export to the …

Illegal immigration may be back on the rise

WASHINGTON — After leveling off in recent years, illegal immigration may be back on the rise, according to a new study that will provide ammunition to House Republicans who want to secure the southwest border with Mexico before considering a broader overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.<p>The …

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5 Ways to Avoid an Injury While Training

An IRONMAN champion explains how to stay healthy while increasing your endurance<p>Paula Newby-Fraser is known as the Queen of Kona—as in, the queen of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which she's won a record <i>eight</i> times. So you might say that Newby-Fraser knows a thing or two …

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Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

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Google’s ambitious plan to extend human life

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the search giant's push into health and ageing, and what experts agree is the best pen to write with.<p>Google vs. death<br>Harry McCracken & Lev Grossman | Time | 18 September 2013<br>Google announces a new company, Calico, which will focus on health …

23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

A buddy of mine is a big-deal business professor at an even bigger deal university. And for reasons I still don’t understand, he asked me to come in and explain to his graduate students what I have learned from spending 30 years talking to, researching and writing about entrepreneurs.<p>Here’s what I …

Is America Helping Al Qaeda Take Over Syria?

Syrian opposition troops<p>“I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, “Either you convert to Islam, or you will be …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …