Psychotherapist Mark Epstein is known for lucidly mapping the ways in which Buddhism can enrich Western approaches to psychology. In his books, starting with the publication of “Thoughts Without a Thinker” in 1995, the philosophies and
WASHINGTON — Much of the world has soured on American leadership since President Donald Trump took office, a loss of faith that has opened up
From Bourbon Street to the South Pacific pull of Fiji, destinations abound for the tourist with a strong case of wanderlust. 1. New Orleans — A one-
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship, declaring that he was willing to “take the heat” politically for an approach that seemed to flatly
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - China has the largest prison population in Asia, more than four times as large as India. However, when it comes to prison population rates, Thailand has the highest incarceration rate in the region
More than four months after fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is known to have fled the country, the powers-that-be seem to still be in the dark over her current whereabouts. But, are they really unaware and are they serious about finding out where she has been in hiding?
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration would cut or delay funding for border surveillance, radar technology, patrol boats and customs agents in its upcoming spending plan to curb illegal immigration — all proven security measures that officials and experts have said are more effective than building
A creator of the iPhone called the device “addictive.” A Twitter founder said the “internet is broken.” An early Facebook investor raised questions about the social network’s impact on children’s brains.
Extreme weather events caused a total of $306 billion in damage in the United States last year, making 2017 the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in the country, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. A trio of major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Malaysia's Reformasi movement was started in 1998 to fight the government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, after he sacked his deputy Anwar Ibrahim. Nearly 20 years later, the story of mentor and protege could soon be repeated - but with several twists. Dr
The South Korean government said Tuesday that it will retain the 2015 Korea-Japan deal on Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement, but reiterated that the controversial deal failed to resolve the “comfort women” issue. Mindful of the impact South Korea’s withdrawal from the deal could
BEVERLY HILLS, California — It took only four minutes for Harvey Weinstein to be booed Sunday night at the 75th Golden Globes. Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of misconduct — prompting police investigations, lawsuits and the collapse of his former studio — was a major figure at
ALIGARH, India — Signs and banners for Paytm, India’s biggest digital payments service, festoon Pooran Singh’s cellphone shop, where people drop in all day to add data or talk time to their prepaid phones. Yet few of these people actually use Paytm at the store, which straddles two dusty streets in