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Why Are We in the Middle East?

To placate their pique at his effort to get a non-proliferation agreement with Iran, Barack Obama met last Thursday at Camp David with Saudi royals and leaders of the other five feudal dictatorships of the Persian Gulf. He reaffirmed the United States "ironclad" commitment to their security and …

Middle East
Latin America

Teens without smartphones encounter a new digital divide

In this digital age, we have assumed that smartphones and apps are the new normal for youth.<p>A recently released Pew Research Center report on teens …

Wales needs white collar jobs, Labour's Rhodri Morgan says

<b>Wales desperately needs more people in white collar jobs, and Labour needs to learn how to appeal to them, according to former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.</b><p>"We've always been top-sliced as a country - the head office was somewhere else while we've always had the factory or the coal mine," he told …

United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia

How Your Feelings Could Be Sabotaging Your Healthy Diet

By: Cari Nierenberg<p>Published: May 12, 2015 06:23am ET on LiveScience.<p>One reason why dieting is hard is that people make plans to change what they eat based on what they think, rather than how they feel, a new study suggests.<p>The researchers found that people in the study generally made plans to diet …

Holistic Medicine
Pope Francis

The Cabbage Soup Diet Plan - Does It Work?

People that are trying to become healthier and eat better can tend to forget that exercising isn't the only thing that needs to be done to achieve …

Opening Day at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

The 10 Features You Won't Find in a New Home

What builders are focusing on speaks volumes about the way we live now.<p>Outdoor kitchens are "out" and closets are "in," according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on the most and least common features in newly-built homes. The survey found that practical …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

Psychology

Summer Vacation Is Already Over, Prepare for Winter Break

Three guys at the heart of LA’s DIY music scene return with a new name and a new album for people who hate school/the sun/themselves.<p>Either the definition of pop punk is shifting or we need a better way to describe bands like LA’s Winter Break (formerly Summer Vacation). Their self-titled album …

Summer Vacation

Afghanistan Is Too Dangerous for Congressional Visits

Lawmakers and their aides say that oversight of America’s longest war is hampered by the military’s decision.<p>President Obama may have declared that …

Islam

Daily Diet Plan Ideas For Lasting Weight Loss

So you're in search of some ideas and suggestions for a daily diet plan that not only works, but lasts. I assume you've made the decision to lose …