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Nicholas Kristof
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Three reasons we need the humanities and liberal arts. My column: http://nyti.ms/1b5qwlE
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I started liberal arts in grade school with learning how to speak, read and write the English language. American Lit. and history were also taught early. High school added more with history, Western Lit.,  and a foreign language. I majored in Engineering in college. My electives were in the arts and humanities. Philosophy, political science, theology and European history softened the  hard sciences such as thermodynamics, Newtonian physics chemistry and quantum mechanics.  A person needs both sides of the equation. 
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Massive sale on my e-books today! Our latest, A Path Appears, for $10.99. Half the Sky for $1.99. If you've been thinking about adding them to your Kindle, now's the time.
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Very cool to zip through these photos.
A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a photograp
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Never saw a single phone charging station.
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My column: To fight terrorism, a girl in a school trumps a drone in the sky www.nyti.ms/1z6i9LS #GirlPower  
After 9/11, the United States overused military tools and underemployed two other kinds: girls’ education and women’s empowerment.
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. Women succumb to evil religion addiction even faster than men...
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Ouch! We're No. 16? We in the US are used to thinking of ourselves as No. 1 in the world, and in some ways we still are. But a new index of how citizens live ranks us much lower.  Read the column and share your thoughts about the lessons for us and the world: http://nyti.ms/1FkZbIU
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+Wesley Vischansky Exactly. That is how people will behave in a competition-based capitalism. The basic paradigm for society is "everyone against everyone else", and since everyone in society is your economic enemy, why would you want to cooperate with them? The flaw runs very deep and is on a level few people even discuss, when you bring it up people knee-jerk into the party line they've learned all their lives - that capitalism is the only way, amen, full stop. If people can't even discuss it, how can one expect solutions to the actual problem?
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Yup, that's my daughter, surrounded by new-found friends in Iran. And it offers a prism through which to see Iran and the nuclear talks http://nyti.ms/1CbRRHW
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+Rayad Khan - Sure it is. Maybe you're not demonizing hard enough.
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Kenya's threatened closure of Dadaab refugee camp, forcing Somalis back, would be a humanitarian catastrophe. I think of these kids I met at the camp a few years ago
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Step up how? in my side i see kenyan government have already do what it is
needed,i say so because they have reacted well to what happened in
garissa,am in side of kenyan people to close of refugee camp in kenya
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With Hillary Rodham Clinton about to announce her candidacy for the White House, my newsletter today looks at how other women leaders around the world have done at advancing women's rights. Sadly, not all that well, especially in the developing world. Remember that my newsletter comes twice a week by email, is free, and gives you free access to my columns without hitting the NY Times pay wall. So, c'mon, sign up!
Books Trump Drones. By NICHOLAS KRISTOF. On this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, think of the 200 kidnapped Nigerian school girls who at that time will mark a year in captivity - or maybe slavery is a better word. They are still believed to be in the Sambisi forest in Nigeria, and I hope that ...
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I agree that the education of women in any society advances everyone. However I'm not aware of any material impact that Hillary Clinton has made in not only the global but also domestic campaign to advance women. What has she done beyond giving speeches?
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An open letter from Nabeel Rajab, a Bahrain human rights campaigner, to President Obama. I hope the president reads it--and responds.
I have spent 28 of the last 36 months in a Bahraini prison for actions that can only be counted as crimes in a nation that stifles free expression and criminalizes open assembly.
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Should a young idealist get a high-paying job in finance so as to be able to donate more to charity? My Sunday column  http://nyti.ms/1NQc6DY
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+Pete Pynenburg You don't need a church for that, though. You just need people who are human and willing to help their fellow man. Get the benefit without also helping to perpetuate organized irrationality. 
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Congratulations, high school seniors, on getting into college! Now, consider deferring for a gap year! www.nyti.ms/1ywNuHm  
Checking out the view while traveling in the Himalayas of India.Credit
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Spending time in a third world country is rewarding. I do not mean at a resort hotel. Living as the natives live immerses one into another culture. Ride the buses and trains.  The experience will change one's world view. Conversely, the benefits of living in our nation will become magnified and cherished. 
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And now we take a break from world crises to brig you the cutest primates you ever saw, fighting off a snake: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150327-cuddly-sifakas-fight-off-snake
When a 2.7m snake attacked one of their number, a group of sifakas banded together to drive it off and wound up killing it
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