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The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

Al-Qaeda

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

26 Movies We're Excited To See At The 2015 BFI London Film Festival

Malian musicians, a young artist coming of age in Johannesburg, Steve Jobs' origin story, and so much more – here are some of the most exciting movies showing at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, which starts on 7 October.

Jack White

Reader photos: Road trip views that few have seen

Forget the well-trodden routes – September's photo competition veered off the beaten path and uncovered the most beautiful, unusual or overlooked stops.<p>Congratulations to Charan Dhiman, the winner of September's photo competition! We recently caught up with Dhiman, 36, to get the story behind his …

European Travel

What Is the European Union, Exactly?

The question is at the center of the Greek crisis.<p>In 1961, the economist Robert Mundell published a paper laying out, per the title, “A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas.” In it, he inquired about the appropriate geographic extent of a shared unit of money. Was it the world? A country? Part of a …

World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia top the Ultimate Travelist compiled by Lonely Planet, followed by the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu in Peru.<p>In this first-of-its-kind list from the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers have ranked the …

Scary, But Beautiful: Haunted Destinations Around the World

If you must tether your immortal soul to the realm of the living, you might as well do so someplace fabulous.<p>The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado<p>The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California<p>Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England

Frank Lloyd Wright

Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

When Paul Newman died, in 2008, he left his Newman’s Own food empire, and the charitable foundation it supports, in the hands of his adviser Robert Forrester. But, his eldest daughter says the family believes their father’s principles are being betrayed.<p>The first clue something was wrong was the …

Fine Art

Why It's Getting Harder to Comparison Shop for Flights

As airlines adopt policies that make it harder to list their fares on sites like Expedia or Orbitz, the practice of comparison-shopping for flights has gotten harder. Here's why.<p>Travelers already frustrated by the complexity of booking air travel could soon find it harder to bargain shop for …

Flying

The Death of Patient Zero

Personalized medicine—or, as President Obama calls it, precision medicine—may indeed one day deliver routine medical miracles. But for Stephanie Lee, the only miracles were the human and ancient kind.<p><b>It was the moment we were waiting for</b> and the moment we dreaded.<p>Stephanie Lee had been hospitalized …

Cancer

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

The austerity delusion | Paul Krugman | Business | The Guardian

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Paul Krugman

My 977 days held hostage by Somali pirates

Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012. For the first time, he tells the story of his abduction, detention and eventual release<p>One afternoon two years into my captivity, in a dirty villa, I sat up on the mattress and noticed that my guard had left the room. His rifle lay on a …

Self-Pity

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s lobbying row – a stretch of steel and glass buildings once dubbed the “road to riches”, when influence-peddling became an American growth industry. Parada, a soft-spoken 55-year-old from El …

El Salvador

Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?

Serco used to be the biggest company you had never heard of. For three decades it grew in the borderlands between the state and society, the government and us. Its name stands for “service company” and Serco, which combined great ambition with a desire to be unseen, wanted to be everywhere and …

General Electric