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  • Standing In Solidarity With Bahrain’s Blindfolded Political Prisoners Close your eyes and imagine what it’s like to be blindfolded as a prisoner. Do it for just a few minutes. When you’ve finished reading this article tightly shut your eyes and try to picture yourself in a jail in a repressive country known for torturing prisoners. In a country like Washington’s military ally Bahrain, where ...
  • 9 Delicious And Easy No-Bake Desserts Your sweet tooth needn’t suffer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. From a fancy-looking Chocolate & Peanut Butter Icebox Cake to nostalgic Banana Pudding Parfaits, these no-bake recipes are all easy to make and delicious to eat. 1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake To make this indulgent dessert, simply layer store-bought chocolate wafers with ...
  • This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It) A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Four months after graduating college among the top of my class, I failed. I moved to Vancouver to be with my boyfriend and travel somewhere. I tried to be Lululemon’s Senior Director ...
  • How To Love The Broken I stand before you… broken. My heart has endured a level of pain that no words created for humanity can adequately capture. To understand the anguish, you must walk the road of the bereaved. It’s as if my soul had been swallowed by an immense dark, deep and an endless black hole. The lack of light ...
  • 10 Things That Set The Best Bosses Apart TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that the best bosses have a lot in common. In particular, 90{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of them are skilled at managing their emotions in order to stay focused, calm, and productive. These folks have high emotional intelligence (EQ), a skill set that’s critical to achieving your dreams. ...
  • A Strategy Guy Asks ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?’ The Scenario For Peaceful Resolution The standoff between the US and North Korea appears as pressing and as intractable as any problem the world now faces in international diplomacy. The North Korean regime has long understood that it is a failed state, has long understood that it is a pariah, and has long understood that its leaders have violated virtually all ...
  • The World Roger Ailes Made This op-ed originally appeared in the NY Daily News on May 18, 2017. When we released “Outfoxed,” in 2004, the clear and present danger Roger Ailes presented to democracy was not as patently obvious as it is today. Back then, even liberals considered what he was doing basically legitimate news with some bad commentators. They assumed ...
  • If You Happened To See Us In The Store The Other Day… You might have wondered what on earth was going on.  We stopped briefly to get cupcakes for Alex to share with his friends at school for his birthday. I zipped up an aisle to get some flour to fry up some morels and Ben lost it. I wasn’t sure what the trigger was, but since ...
  • De-Demonizing Vladimir The Hateable Last week a meeting was held between President Trump and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov, requested by President Putin, to discuss a new plan for ending the slaughter in Syria and dealing with Bashar al-Assad. A number of members of the foreign policy establishment were opposed to the meeting on the grounds that it was ...
  • Just What The Middle East Needs — $110 Billion More In Weapons This weekend, President Trump will unveil a proposed mammoth arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The pro-Gulf foreign policy establishment in the United States and the Middle East will cheer it as an investment in a new security arrangement for our Sunni partners in the Middle East to combat extremism and fight against Iranian expansion. It ...
  • To Reach Peace, We Must Teach Peace “If we are to reach real peace in this world,” Mahatma Gandhi said in 1931, “we shall have to begin with children.” Given the venue for Gandhi’s comments—the Montessori Training College in London—his underlying point was clear: If we are to begin with the children, we shall have to begin with the schools. Education plays a ...
  • 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If you follow ...
  • The Cloud Over Trump’s Trip As I write, President Donald Trump is on his way to the Middle East where he has set a high stakes program addressing some of the United States’ and the Arab World’s most critical concerns: Gulf security, defeating extremism, reining in Iran, and resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is a heady agenda, to be sure, ...
  • 12 Simple Meals That Make Weeknights Special Do you have a hard time remembering what you ate for dinner the night before? That won’t happen with these memorable meals. From a crazy-delicious Crustless Broccoli Quiche to a one-pot White Chicken Chili, you’ll be thinking about these simple suppers long after the dishes are done. 1. Crustless Broccoli Quiche There’s really only one way ...
  • Celebrating Langston Hughes — Black, Red And Gay Long before “make America great again” became Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, Langston Hughes’s 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again” insisted that the country fulfill its promise of freedom and equality for “The millions who have nothing for our pay — Except the dream that’s almost dead today.” Many Americans who may have never heard of ...
  • Friday Talking Points — That Thing That Trump Did We’d like to begin today by apologizing for not including whatever scandal broke while we were writing this column. It takes us hours to write these, and while we’re typing we’re not reading news headlines. So this weekly wrapup will doubtlessly not mention whatever scandal broke in the past few hours, and for this we ...
  • President Trump’s Fraudulent Fraud Squad Last week, President Trump signed an executive order establishing a presidential advisory commission on “election integrity.” Its mission is not to examine why the United States has one of the lowest turnout rates in the western world or to investigate the intelligence community’s consensus that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 election. Instead of addressing ...
  • A Prime Minister Appeals To His Colleagues In The OAS; It’s ‘Off-Message’ For The Media A letter from the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an island nation located in the Southern Caribbean, provides a stellar example of the wide gulf between the way the U.S. government and allied media present many issues of international importance, and the way they are seen in most of the world. In the ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Why New Talks With North Korea Are In The Cards North Korea’s recent launch of a missile it claims is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead — and its possible role in intercontinental cyberattacks — have upped the stakes in what is already arguably the most dangerous global crisis. Paradoxically, Pyongyang’s heightened provocations, combined with the limited arsenal of tenable responses by the international community, are pushing the ...
  • The Best Islands In Thailand For Every Traveler For Condé Nast Traveler, by Andrew Parks. Off of its two coasts, there are literally hundreds of islands to choose from on a trip to Thailand. There’s something for just about every type of tourist, too; the trouble is in knowing the difference between carefully developed areas that could host picturesque weddings and the untamed isles ...