Talia Dillingham

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Pilgrims to the Islamic State

What Westerners migrating to ISIS have in common with Westerners who sympathized with communism<p>In <i>Political Pilgrims</i>, the sociologist Paul Hollander exposes and excoriates the mentality of a certain kind of Western intellectual, who, such is the depth of his estrangement or alienation from his own …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photos: Getty)</i><p>Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.<p>See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple …

Afternoon slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters

It’s perfectly natural to have an afternoon energy lull. So what should you do? A walk or deep breathing helps, but if it’s been a few hours since lunch, you might want a little refueling. What kind of snack gives a nutritional boost and good taste?<p>The ideal afternoon boost is a combination of …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong

What to do when you just can't quit--no matter how many times you've tried.<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. …

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10 Times Ballet Dancers Made Pop Music Videos So Much Better

Earlier this month, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier debuted his newest music video for the Grammy nominated ballad, "Take Me to Church." The four-minute visual tease, directed by artist David LaChapelle, introduced ballet novices to Moscow-based dancer Sergei Polunin, a man who rebels against the …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

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The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

<i>Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome</i><p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.<p>To give a better understanding of how restaurateurs craft their menus …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

Supernatural: Supermodels Without Makeup

Supermodels strip off their makeup and reveal the secrets to being beautiful.<p>Fashion's most recognizable women strip off their makeup for the camera and bare their secrets to looking beautiful. For more of your runway favorites, check out our Model Central page for interviews with and pictures of …

California Dreamy: The New Scene in Topanga Canyon

As you drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica, the shoreline curves around the bay and the mountains tip downward into the sea. Five miles past the city’s amusement pier, with its carousel and neon Ferris wheel, other emblems of Southern California start to appear: the Getty villa—a …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

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3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

You can’t control waking up on the wrong side of the bed—but you CAN control what you do after you get out of it<p>So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some …

The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

It's the region most of us love to hate—our hips, thighs, and backsides. For a lower body you'll love, you need to do two things: burn fat, and lift and firm your tush. This routine does both. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Then repeat the circuit so you perform it a …

The 5-Minute No-Crunches Workout for Incredible Abs

Tighten and tone your core with this amazing quick workout<p>In this week's fabulous five-minute workout video, <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through a speedy yet totally grueling abs workout—without making you do one single …

The Problems with Incubators, and How to Solve Them

There is a very real knowledge gap in the early stage start-up game, on both sides of the table. First-time entrepreneurs lack the seasoning to captain a steady ship through turbulent waters. Inexperienced friends and family (and, increasingly, crowdsourced investors) lack the ability to gauge the …

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Insights From A Future Harvard Business School Case Study, Before It’s Taught At Harvard

What two economics professors and a coffee farmer teach us about innovation, and rescuing a missed opportunity.<p>In 1977, two professors, John Panzar and Robert Willig, introduced a term that would redirect how and where companies look for strategic innovation: economies of scope. Until that time, …

Build Up Your Portfolio With These Infrastructure Stocks

We name eight stocks that will benefit from the growing need to build and repair roads, bridges, water systems, telecom infrastructure and more.<p>In …

7 Sneaky Savings Strategies for <br>Generation Y

Try these tricks to build a better financial future.<p>As a group, we young adults are divided on the issue of savings. More than half of us can pat …

3 Secrets to Getting Freebies from Your Favorite Companies

Like having a favorite type of food or favorite genre of music, most Americans have a favorite brand or retailer that keeps them coming back. An …

11 Ways Warren Buffett Lives Frugally

View Gallery<p>11 photos<p>Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com<p>Trying to build your savings, pay off debt and make the most of your money? You might want to …

What it takes to become one of L.A.'s 101 Best Restaurants

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold recently compiled "Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants." He explains what it takes to make the cut.<p>…

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The Belly Fat Diet Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> John Chatham<p>Getting rid of belly fat is not about doing hundreds of crunches; it's about what you eat.<p>In THE BELLY FAT DIET COOKBOOK, best-selling health and nutrition author John Chatham blasts the myths surrounding belly fat, and shows you how to finally get a flat stomach. The …

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