<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/putin-ukraine_n_5165913.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Putin Admits Russian Soldiers Were In Crimea, Slams West For Role In Ukraine Crisis</a>

Putin Admits Russian Soldiers Were In Crimea, Slams West For Role In Ukraine Crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

Putin expressed hope for a political and diplomatic solution of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, saying he hopes that he won’t have to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine, which has been engulfed by violent protests against the new authorities in Kiev. He poured scorn at the West, accusing …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/was-to-have-a-great-morni_n_5159874.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">7 Ways To Have A Truly Great Morning</a>

7 Ways To Have A Truly Great Morning

You can maximize your productivity by taking full advantage of the first few hours of the workday. Jumpstarting your day the right way will not only get you started on the right foot but can help prevent those dreaded end-of-day crises from erupting. Leverage your morning hours as effectively as possible by following these seven simple steps.

1. Be on Time

While some executives and managers don’t have a strict schedule for reporting to work each day, you will be much more effective if you consistently arrive at work on time or perhaps even a little …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/health-care-costs_n_5160819.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">More Proof That American Health Care Prices Are Sky-High</a>

More Proof That American Health Care Prices Are Sky-High

As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that residents of other countries don’t pay nearly as much for the same things.

The latest data from the International Federation of Health Plans, an industry group representing health insurers from 28 countries including the United States, once again illustrates that American patients pay the highest prices in the world for a variety of prescription drugs and common procedures like childbirth and hospital stays.

And despite the persistent claims by nearly anyone …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/history-nerd-travel_n_5128435.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">7 Places In America History Nerds Need To See</a>

7 Places In America History Nerds Need To See

The U.S. is brimming with historic sites to visit, and — if you’re a history buff — totally nerd out over. There’s everything from touristy national monuments, like the Alamo and Arlington Cemetery, to small, local sites scattered across the country.

These lesser-known historic spots would make the perfect stop on a summer road trip. Most of them are also located in some really beautiful places, so if your travel companions aren’t down to nerd out they have plenty of pretty scenery to look at.

1. Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia

Elfreth’s Alley is the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/panera-restaurants_n_5147151.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry</a>

America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry

In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich’s vision of the future, every restaurant could have “a different menu for every person.”

Shaich’s chain and others are bringing his vision closer to reality, making it easier for diners to order exactly to their preferences instead of picking from a rigid set of menu items like they did in the Dark Ages. That could either be a food utopia or a diner’s nightmare. It just all depends on what kind of eater you are.

A growing number of diners are walking into restaurants knowing exactly what they want, thanks …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/syria-activists_n_5152959.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Syrian Activists Fighting -- And Failing -- To Spark Action</a>

Syrian Activists Fighting -- And Failing -- To Spark Action

BEIRUT — When the Syrian civil war began more than three years ago, Mariam Hamou took to Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about the brutality of the Syrian government and encourage Western governments to halt the violence. From her home in London, Ontario, she is still pursuing the same mission today, and no closer to achieving it.

Hamou and her Toronto-based colleague, Bayan Khatib, work for the media office of the Syrian National Coalition, the official governing body of the Syrian opposition. They plan media campaigns, arrange speaking tours by dissident Syrians to Islamic community centers and …read more

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What It’s Like to Spend 20 Years Listening to Psychopaths for Science

By Greg Miller Kent Kiehl has been interviewing psychopaths for more than 20 years. More recently he’s acquired a mobile MRI scanner and permission to scan the brains of New Mexico state prison inmates. He talked with WIRED about what’s different in the brains of psychopaths and why he views psychopathy as a preventable mental disorder.

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