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Cables, sharks, and the geography of the foreign exchange market. What Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Do to the Brain. Torture, as an interrogational tactic, has been proven to be a complete and utter failure.

What Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Do to the Brain

It may seem intuitive that applying extremes of pain, torment, and stress to captives before and during their interrogation could enhance their willingness to divulge information. But when the full gamut of torture’s effects are considered, it is clear that the practice is far from judicious, wise, or sensible. Even after setting ethical, moral and legal debates aside, torture profoundly and negatively affects the tortured and, less obviously, the torturer. In most cases, it undermines the brain systems and circuits supporting the knowledge the suspect possesses. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that torture compromises the brain, attacking the very fabric of the mind itself. How Islamic Extremism Was Born. President Ronald Reagan gestures while talking to Burhaneddin Rabbani, a spokesman for the Afghan Resistance Alliance, at the White House in Washington, June 16, 1986.

How Islamic Extremism Was Born

(AP Photo/Dennis Cook) History takes no prisoners. Five Strange Things That Have Been Happening in Financial Markets. "May you live in interesting times" is sometimes said to be an ancient Chinese curse.

Five Strange Things That Have Been Happening in Financial Markets

Войковская кислота. When wishful thinking becomes wasteful. ‘The simplest explanation for lengthy disputes?

When wishful thinking becomes wasteful

That people misperceive their chances of winning’ From a purely rational perspective, costly arguments are puzzling. A divorce case that goes to court, an industrial dispute that leads to a strike, even the extreme case of a war — all these things are, to put it in the mildest possible terms, a waste. Of course, there will always be conflicts — but logical people should resolve them quickly. Consider a simplified model of this process. A similar logic suggests that an industrial dispute should never lead to a strike.

Getting to grips with blockchain. The Myth­ of Putin’s Strategic Genius. Photo PALO ALTO, Calif. — THE Russian president, , continues to surprise. ’s military intervention in , followed by a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has startled the world.

The Myth­ of Putin’s Strategic Genius

As there was after Mr. Putin’s action in Ukraine last year, there has been a chorus of commentary on his supposed strategic genius. Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android. Since it first appeared in Apple’s App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and apparently used daily—by no less than Edward Snowden himself.

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Now its creator is bringing that same form of ultra-simple smartphone encryption to Android. On Monday the privacy-focused non-profit software group Open Whisper Systems announced the release of Signal for Android, the first version of its combined calling and texting encryption app to hit Google’s Play store. It’s not actually the first time Open Whisper Systems has enabled those features on Android phones; Open Whisper Systems launched an encrypted voice app called Redphone and an encrypted texting program called TextSecure for Android back in 2010. 10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful - My Mind Porm. The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on.

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful - My Mind Porm

Rationalising China’s exchange rate policy. Author: Yukon Huang, Carnegie Endowment There are conflicts among the many objectives shaping China’s exchange rate policy.

Rationalising China’s exchange rate policy

Politically, China’s leaders are keen on having the renminbi become a major international currency. Ivan Ilyin and the Ideology of Putin's Rule. In the last days of April, Russian television aired a 150-minute documentary about Vladimir Putin’s decade and a half as the leader of Russia.

Ivan Ilyin and the Ideology of Putin's Rule

Libor’s Mastermind: The Unraveling of Tom Hayes, Convicted in a Global Financial Scandal - Part One. Tom Hayes paced his kitchen.

Libor’s Mastermind: The Unraveling of Tom Hayes, Convicted in a Global Financial Scandal - Part One

He walked past the wine refrigerator and around the granite-topped island. Drinking This 1 Hour Before Going to Bed Burns Belly Fat in 7 Days. Flush the fat away, flatten your tummy and get leaner body by including this incredibly tasty drink in your diet routine. It will do magic for you and you will look more attractive and satisfied than ever before. Certain compounds in grapefruit do burn up stored body fat, and eating it regularly could promote eventual fat loss. The surest and healthiest way to lose weight is to eat less food than you burn off. A significant source of vitamin C, among other nutrients, grapefruit is a healthy addition to your arsenal against body fat.

According to a study published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food,” eating half a grapefruit before a meal three times a day is associated with significant weight loss. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits like grapefruit. Although cinnamon has dozens of health benefits, the main benefit that will help you to get leaner is through it’s strong effect on controlling blood sugar levels in your body. I worry about the carry trade. Remember, in a global economy with multiple currencies, or an economy with lots of price variation, the notion of a single “real interest rate” is tricky.

The standard Fisherian story implies real interest rate near-neutrality across a wide set of expected monetary policy decisions. Say expected inflation goes up, the nominal interest rate goes up, and the real rate stays constant, except for a small liquidity effect. But that story will not apply across the board. The International Price System. Jim Cramer’s 3 Key Things That Move This ‘Crazy’ Market. NEW YORK (Real Money) -- This market has become so crazy that each session has its own rhythm and its own soul. That's right, every session isn't just one session, it's three sessions, and that's adding to the confusion and the overall defeatism that surrounds trading every day. 3 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others. Do cheaters have an evolutionary advantage? No, China didn't "devalue" its currency again - fastFT: Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day. John Kerry Warns "Dollar Will Cease To Be Reserve Currency Of The World" If Iran Deal Rejected.

What Is Going To Happen In September 2015? Why Are So Many People Storing Food And Supplies? Shale producers face financial reality in cheap oil era. Even The Saudis Need To Borrow To Survive Oil Price Slump. The collapse in oil prices is draining the Arab Gulf countries of much needed revenue. Crude Oil Price, Commodity Prices & Crude Oil Analysis at Oil Price. Market Manipulation Goes Global by Stephen S. Roach.

NEW HAVEN – Market manipulation has become standard operating procedure in policy circles around the world. Foreign Policy sur Twitter : "Other eurozone countries are flirting with trouble. And one of them could be the first to leave the common currency. 20-things-remember-you-love-person-with-add. It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. 7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well. Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. It's time for Germany to leave the eurozone. Economists Troll Germany, Telling It To Leave The Euro First. China’s renminbi designs combine geopolitical and financial aims. China took two key lessons from the great financial crisis. Should central banks have private shareholders? The ownership structure of central banks has been the subject of considerable change during the past 80 years. The Secret to America’s Foreign-Policy Success (and Failure)

Cortisol and testosterone increase financial risk taking and may destabilize markets : Scientific Reports. Meet The Kagans: Bloody-Minded Neocons Seeking War To The End Of The World. Did Putin Sell Out Greece? Arabian Fights. Central Banks Have Shot Their Wad——-Why The Casino Is In For A Rude Awakening, Part I. The Turkish Enigma. After Ukraine, are the Baltics in Putin’s sights? Greek crisis: How Greece became Europe’s fault line. Trading Psychology vs. Sports Psychology. Bloomberg View - The return of the deutsche mark would... SS Euro - sinking the unsinkable /Euromoney magazine.

What Greece must do to receive a new bail-out. Greece — time to look on the bright side — Bull Market. Greece’s brutal creditors have demolished the eurozone project. Christian Noyer: Spheres of influence in the international monetary system. This Jaw-Dropping Slide Shows Why Saudi Arabia Makes So Much Money on Oil. The birth of European macroeconomics. After 7-Years Of ZIRP And Four QEs——Yellen’s Economic Outlook Is All If, Ands & Buts. Another Tumultuous Week To Nowhere In The Casino. What Greece Can Expect. Piketty14. How the euro caused the Greek crisis.

The Greek People Should Vote No. Strategy in Real Time: Dueling with an Enemy That Moves. A Week of Crisis for Greece and Global Markets. Goldman's "Conspiracy Theory" Stunner: A Greek Default Is Precisely What The ECB Wants. How the Army Built the Habsburg Empire. Superpower and Failed States, by Noam Chomsky. 'Failed States,' by Noam Chomsky - The New York Times Book Review.

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