The Former Extremists Trying to Fight Extremism

They have TED talks and TV shows and research centers. You can even book some for events through a talent agent. Some were neo-Nazis. Some were jihadists. All are now part of a small but growing field of ex-radicals fighting radicalism—across the ideological spectrum—in what’s become a de facto consulting gig for a handful of articulate “formers.” Whether through research, public speaking, or counseling services, these people say they now wish to pull people off the paths they themselves once took into hate or violence. That experience makes them infinitely more convincing than a government official tweeting discouragement at an ISIS sympathizer. But divisions also exist within the community over… Read More

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Dear Therapist: My Wife Hadn’t Been Lucid For Years. Is It Okay That I Started Dating Again?

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com. Dear Therapist, I was married to my wife for 30 years. In 2012 she was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. It’s a hereditary fatal brain disorder with no cure or treatments. It slowly took her away mentally and physically. She was 47 at the time. For five years I was her sole caregiver, washing her, dressing her, feeding her, etc. In 2017, I could go on no longer and had to place her in a long-term care facility. I was burnt out. Shortly after, I filed for divorce… Read More

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Why our relationship with technology is destroying the planet

Writing shortly after the Second World War, the philosopher Martin Heidegger argued that we must break free from our use of technology to address the climate crisis. Hardly a day passes without a major news story about climate change and the damage we are doing to our natural habitat. Rising global temperatures, melting arctic sea ice, plastic contamination in the ocean, a steep increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, and mass species extinction epitomise the changes currently taking place on our planet. Given the threat these transformations pose to life on Earth, environmental activists like Greta Thunberg have called on world leaders to drop the language of “climate change” and instead… Read More

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The best photos from every single year of Prince Harry’s remarkable life

Prince Harry turns 35 on Sunday, September 15. Alongside Meghan Markle and baby Archie, the Duke of Sussex will embark on a royal tour of Africa on Monday, September 23. In celebration of Harry’s milestone, we’ve rounded up the best photos from every year of his incredible life. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Prince Harry turns 35 on Sunday, September 15, just four months after welcoming his first child, baby Archie, into the world. While His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales is certainly still young, he’s already had a pretty incredible life, which is only set to continue as he and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex gear… Read More

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How to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 launch event live

At its annual hardware launch event on September 10, Apple is set to unveil the latest iPhone, as well as other products and major software updates. How many cameras will the iPhone 11 have? What new features will be available in iOS 13 updates? All will be revealed soon, and you can tune in live on whatever device you have handy. Here’s how to tune in as the event kicks off on September 10, at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 7PM CEST / 10:30PM IST. Tune in to the stream on YouTube on any supported device by following this… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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