The Science Behind Extracting Yourself From The Cycle Of Destructive Thought Patterns

Ever find yourself obsessively re-thinking the same thoughts over and over again? Perhaps you’ve submitted a motion and rather than resigning the faith to the decision maker, you’re incessantly thinking about what you wrote, or forgot to include…

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For Children All Over The World, 2017 Was Defined by War

War is defined by noise. It is earthshattering. The sounds of exploding bombs and gunfire, of screams and pain: these are the aural coordinates of battlefields. The modern battlefield is not defined by remoteness. The new battlefield is often in the middle of a city…

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Nobel winner: nuclear destruction ‘only one impulsive tantrum away’

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There has been a moving ceremony in Oslo for the handing over of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured for its collective work with dozens of NGOs. Beatrice Fihn, the group’s executive director, said in a speech: “The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending and it is up to us to decide what that will be. ;

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What Is The Biggest Threat To Humanity?

Humanity is going to bring about its own destruction, if this list of top threats to our species is any indication. It feels like the world is already crumbling sometimes, between the devastating wildfires in California, the violent political conflicts that break out around the globe and other natural and manmade dangers…

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People Are Not Their Politics: As I Visited Russia, I Found We Have More in Common Than We Think

Current events have thrust two of the world’s superpowers into a period of mistrust, political animosity, and paranoia, with every new revelation leading to more suspicion. The situation is not unlike how it was when my American grandmother visited the Soviet Union 35 years ago…

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Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan to UN: The world’s conscience seems to be on ‘silent’ mode

“What does it say about our common humanity, when last year alone the world spent close to 1.7 trillion dollars on arms, but fell short by less than 1.7 billion in fulfilling the UN appeal to support Syrian refugees and host communities in countries like Jordan? What does it say when trillions are spent waging wars in our region, but little to take our region to safer shores?”

By JT – Sep 22,2017 – Last updated at Sep 22,2017 AMMAN – Delivering Jordan’s address at the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly on Thursday, HRH Crown Prince Hussein said that although Jordan is proud of its good reputation worldwide, “kind words don’t balance budgets, build schools or bolster employment”. He said that he stood…

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How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its ‘Vietnam syndrome’

In the years after Vietnam, some members of the political and military establishment want to use military force without feeling hamstrung by the possibility of public opposition. But going to war is arguably one of the most important decisions a country can make…

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How a humanitarian crisis tarnished Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s legacy, perhaps forever

MUMBAI, India — She was once synonymous with the struggle against oppression. In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, she called for “a world free from the displaced, the homeless and the hopeless.” But Aung San Suu Kyi has missed perhaps her greatest opportunity to make good on those words as the leader of Myanmar’s first civilian…

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Trump’s Big Charlottesville Violence Statement Fail

It has almost become a cliche now and punchline on Twitter: every time President Donald Trump gives a scripted speech that seems more Presidential someone on cable declares: “This is the day Donald Trump became President.” If so, some now suggest, yesterday was the day Donald Trump stopped being President because of his glaringly insufficient statement…

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