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How your body reacts when you fall in love

How your body reacts when you fall in love

Butterflies in your stomach, a racing heartbeat—you probably remember those symptoms well from your first middle school crush. As an adult, they’re actually your body’s subtle clues that you’re falling in love (or lust, at least). At the start of a relationship, a series of truly fascinating chemical reactions occur throughout your nervous system and […]

9 Women Explain Why They Like Donald Trump

9 Women Explain Why They Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump held his last rally before the New Hampshire primary at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Temperatures dipped below 20 degrees, the snow was fierce, and a wall of protesters lined up in front of the arena with signs saying “Trump hate.” But it didn’t stop fans from coming out to support the controversial […]

OBITUARY: Rebecca Masika Katsuva

OBITUARY: Rebecca Masika Katsuva

The Congolese human rights campaigner Rebecca Masika Katsuva, who has died suddenly aged 49, of malaria and high blood pressure, was known affectionately to many as “Mama Masika”. Attacked and raped during the wars that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo, she went on to campaign against rape as a weapon of war, and set […]

Nigeria faces new rift over alleged Shi’ite massacre

Nigeria faces new rift over alleged Shi’ite massacre

Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria’s most prominent Shi’ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s compound was leveled after three days of clashes between the army and Shi’ite residents of the city in December in which rights groups […]

The Case For Hillary

The Case For Hillary

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that’s done, you’re simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive (ranked the tenth most liberal senator). And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results (I’ll conclude with […]

One of Africa’s Biggest Dams Is Falling Apart

One of Africa’s Biggest Dams Is Falling Apart

The new year has not been kind to the hydroelectric-dam industry. On January 11th, the New York Times reported that Mosul Dam, the largest such structure in Iraq, urgently requires maintenance to prevent its collapse, a disaster that could drown as many as five hundred thousand people downstream and leave a million homeless. Four days […]

Motivational Signs You Will Become A Great Leader

Motivational Signs You Will Become A Great Leader

Throughout the ages, great leaders have forged new societies, built great companies and advanced progress toward social change using a set of skills and abilities that are the awe of anyone who wants to inspire people to take action. So often confused with one’s position within a hierarchy, leadership is not a title, a role […]

I was a child soldier. Now I’m pushing for more support for survivors like me

I was a child soldier.  Now I’m pushing for more support for survivors like me

I spent seven years in the bush in Uganda, a child soldier, held captive by an armed group and forced to become the “wife” of a rebel commander. My best friend was killed in front of me. My baby died before it was born. But I escaped, and believe speaking out about my experiences is […]

Africa’s Top 10 Places to Pop the Question

Africa’s Top 10 Places to Pop the Question

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

We say “I love you” all-year round to friends, family, and significant others, but Valentine’s Day is provides an extra-special occasion. Take the opportunity to say “I Love You” in one of these languages from Africa’s 54 countries   Afar – spoken in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia: ko kicinio Afrikaans – spoken in South Africa, […]