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How to Find Yourself by Connecting With Others

How to Find Yourself by Connecting With Others

When we get caught up in our own lives, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the people around us. We can get so busy at work that we don’t make time for our partners at home, or so rushed to put dinner on the table that we don’t even look the grocery store cashier in […]

The Sustainable Health Diet

The Sustainable Health Diet

When it comes to health, one of the biggest, yet most common mistakes people make is only focusing on weight loss. That’s why diet pills exist, why liposuction is even a thing, and why fads like the Atkins Diet skyrocketed in popularity (who cares if you’re putting endless amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats into […]

Emefiele Expects Rate to Be Held Next Week

Emefiele  Expects Rate to Be Held Next Week

Nigeria’s central bank governor expects the Monetary Policy Committee to hold its main interest rate at next week’s meeting. “I don’t think rates will change,” Godwin Emefiele said in an interview in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, Wednesday. “Normally, when you begin the year, what you find is that you want to hold the policy rate steady.” […]

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They’re “always watching and very suspicious,” said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region. This vast and now […]

Bitcoin Frenzy Helps Crypto Hedge Funds Reap 1,100% Gains

Bitcoin Frenzy Helps Crypto Hedge Funds Reap 1,100% Gains

While most of the world’s institutional investors watched from the sidelines as cryptocurrencies surged last year, a small group of hedge fund managers piled in. Call them visionaries or just plain lucky, but boy did they hit the jackpot. The nine cryptocurrency hedge funds tracked by Eurekahedge Pte soared 1,167 percent as a group in 2017, according […]

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into Prime Minister Theresa May’s already overflowing inbox.  While U.K. voters may not know the company, they relied on its products: It built hospitals and […]

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

The first time Onnie Lee Logan witnessed a birth she was but nine years old, peering through a crack in the wall as her mother delivered her nephew. She said that her mother would have killed her if she’d known Onnie was watching, but Onnie couldn’t tear her gaze from the scene. “I didn’t actually […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Letter To A Five Star General

LOUD WHISPERS: Letter To A Five Star General

My dear sister Oby, Damn, it is cold here!  The kind of cold that makes you scream ‘Chaiiiiiii!’ It has been a long time since I felt this cold. Even the cold weather in New York where you and I have met every February/March for over twenty years at the UN Commission on the Status […]

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s president for the time being as the new leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, plans how to bring an end to his scandal-ridden administration without unleashing a major split in the ruling party. The ANC’s National Executive Committee didn’t discuss the option of forcing Zuma from office at […]

Morocco’s GDP Growth To Slow To 2.8 Percent In 2018

Morocco’s GDP Growth To Slow To 2.8 Percent In 2018

Morocco’s economic growth will slow to 2.8 percent this year, down from 4 percent in 2017, officials forecast on Wednesday, blaming a decline in agricultural production. A lack of rainfall will cause farming output to fall by 1.3 percent this year after a 13.6 percent gain last year due to better weather conditions, officials told […]

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