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Take note of a new phrase in the seemingly endless debate over whether the days of the United States as the world’s pre-eminent power are numbered: Those who doubt the country’s economic decline are holding an “intellectual ostrich position.” The expression was coined by Edward Luce, author of a deeply-researched new book entitled Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent . It notes that the United States accounted for 31 percent of the global economy in 2000 and 23.5 percent in 2010. By 2020, he estimates that it will shrink to around 16 percent. Luce’s diagnosis of descent, published in April, was the latest addition to a steadily growing library of books, academic papers and opinion pieces for or against the idea that the United States can maintain its status as the world’s only superpower. If we adopt Luce’s phrase, it’s a discussion between declinists and ostriches.
Can't go on vacation (or even to a movie or ball game) without checking email or logging into social media? When was the last time you spent a solid uninterrupted hour just reading a dead-tree book or magazine? A growing number of folks log into social media when they watch TV (some say in an attempt to save shows looking like they might not be renewed). A University of Chicago study found that most people say Facebook, Twitter and email are harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol. You know this is true, because you have to practically beat your kids to stop them from texting during meals (or any other time, for that matter.)
ಅಸಲಿಗೆ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಧರಿತ್ರಿ ಕಂಪಿಸಿದ್ದೇಕೆ?- karnataka why did bangalore feel tremors warning bell - Oneindia Kannadaಕಾನೂನಿನ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹುದುಗಿರುವ ಸಂಪತ್ತನ್ನು ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು, ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಕೊಳ್ಳೆಹೊಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಭೂಮಿಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಲವಾಗಿ ತಳವೂರಿರುವ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಶರಂಪರ ಕಿತ್ತಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಹಣದ ಆಸೆಗಾಗಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಪೇಪರುಗಳು ಲೀಕಾಗಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಒದ್ದಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಅಪ್ಪ ಮಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರ್ದಯವಾಗಿ ಸಾಯಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಇಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲ ಅನಾಚಾರಗಳು ಈ ನೆಲದ ಮೇಲೆ, ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಅಧಿಕಾರದ ಕೇಂದ್ರಬಿಂದು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವಾಗ, ಸ್ವತಃ ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಸಂಕೇತವಾಗಿರುವ ಧರಿತ್ರಿ ಗಡಗಡನೆ ನಡುಗದೆ ಇನ್ನೇನು ಮಾಡಿಯಾಳು? ಏ.11ರಂದು ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕಂಪಿಸಿದ್ದು ಭೂಕಂಪನದಿಂದ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ದೌರ್ಜನ್ಯ, ಕ್ರೌರ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಿಯೂ ಏನೂ ಮಾಡಲಾಗದೆ ನಿಸ್ಸಹಾಯಕಳಾಗಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಥರಥರಿಸಿದ್ದಾಳೆ ಭೂಮಿ.
Not eating for 12-16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a new study from the Harvard Medical School. This discovery can drastically improve a person's ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts. Scientists have long known that our circadian rhythm is regulated by our exposure to light. Now they have found a second "food clock" that takes over when we are hungry.
Nothing can stand in for a good night's sleep. Today we're not going to show you how to scrape by with less sleep; instead, we're going to help you reboot your sleeping habits so you get the sleep you need (and deserve). Photo by groenmen . Who wouldn't want more sleep? We live in a 24/7 world where the work of the day doesn't have to end when it gets dark, work can start long before the sun comes up, and even when the work is done you've got a million-and-one distractions to keep you up well into the wee hours surfing, clicking, and not getting a good night's sleep. This guide aims to help get your sleep cycle back in order and start getting the rest you need.
When the U.S. wants to fund, train, arm or otherwise align itself with a Terrorist group or state sponsor of Terror — as it often does — it at least usually has the tact to first remove them from its formal terrorist list (as the U.S. did when it wanted to support Saddam in 1982 and work with Libya in 2006 ), or it just keeps them off the list altogether despite what former Council on Foreign Relations writer Lionel Beehner described as “mounds of evidence that [they] at one time or another abetted terrorists” (as it has done with close U.S. allies in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, along with the El Salvadoran death squads and Nicaraguan contras armed and funded in the 1980s by the Reagan administration). But according to a new, multi-sourced report from The New Yorker ‘s Seymour Hersh, the U.S. did not even bother going through those motions when, during the Bush years, it trained the Iranian dissident group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) at a secretive Department of Energy site in Nevada:
There's a clamor for change sweeping the United States. Although not yet a front page story, there is movement for change in U.S. policy towards the neighboring island of Cuba. Presidential candidate Barack Obama has stated that if elected he would be willing to talk to the Cuban government. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton rejects the idea. Over 100 members of Congress have sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice calling for a review of our current policy.
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2012/03/Children-of-the-Sky.jpg" alt="" title="The Children of the Sky" width="330" height="496" class="alignright size-full wp-image-99080" /> Wired: Which works of science fiction do you think have featured the best treatment of the Singularity? Vinge: Probably the most courageous walkthrough into the Singularity was Accelerando by Charles Stross. He actually follows the development from, I think, from the 2010s through the 2070s. He also said that by the time they got to the 2070s, he’s no longer seriously claiming that what he’s describing would be like the post-Singular world. I suspect that comment was related to the notion that after several decades of this, things would be seriously beyond what a writer could understand in our era, and what the readers of our era would understand.
Two days ago I spent half an hour poking around the internet for information about Althea Flynt , who has interested me ever since Courtney played her brilliantly in “ The People Vs. Larry Flynt ”. I wanted to ask Jane about talking to Courtney about talking to me about Althea for a story.
by Arina Nikitina Self-control is the ability to make decisions about how and when we express our feelings, and which of our impulses to act on. This is a life-long process, which starts from your childhood and perfects for the rest of your life. In this report I am going to teach you how keep in check all self-destructive and irrational behaviours.
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On a December night in 1905, the New York City chapter of the Society of Illustrators managed to do something many thought impossible. With one calculated stroke they left Mark Twain, author and noted quipster, speechless. The writer had just risen to address the group. As he began to speak, a girl emerged from the back of the room. Her hair was cropped just below her ears; her face was angular but radiant. Underneath a ceremonial white robe, she wore the armor of a 15th-century French soldier.
by Maria Popova Imaginative visual vocabulary for that feeling you can’t put your finger on. As a lover of books and advocate for reading , I was instantly enthralled by photographic artist Joel Robison’ s whimsical visual abstractions of the reading experience and the joy of books that capture with equal parts imagination and reverence the familiar mesmerism of getting lost in a great book, the pleasure of curiosity tickled, and the explorer’s wonder of discovering new worlds. Some of Joel’s prints, though sadly not the reading ones, are available on Etsy . You can see more of his wonderful work on his Flickr stream .
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"Gandhi has awakened the national consciousness in a way that no other man could awaken it; at the same time, he has unloosed forces that he is unable to control." To the Western mind, uninitiated in the Hindu religion or Indian politics, the title Mahatma has, until quite recently, carried with it a spiritualistic significance. Mahatmas appear at séances—or they did in Madame Blavatsky's time; and it was rightly concluded that their occult powers were acquired by the practice of an asceticism understood only in the East. One met mahatmas at Benares and Buddh Gaya, but one did not associate them with politics.