Vladimir Putin’s support for Assad and Iran is rooted in Russia’s past

Why does Russian President Vladimir Putin support the Assad regime in Syria with such vigour? Why does Moscow keep close relations with Tehran? The answers to these current questions may lie in Russian history. So, of course, many contemporary Westerners are mystified. One of the major themes in Russian history and the … Read More

Three words that can end the office clown’s career: ‘That wasn’t funny’

“My wife accused me of being immature. I told her to get out of my fort!” If you think this is funny, you will probably read this article. If you don’t, you likely will think less of the author and move on. At least that seems to be the conclusion … Read More

Seven ways to turn a woman off during a first date

So you go out on a date and everything seemed to go well, yet a second date never materializes. And you’re left saying to yourself, “Was it something I said? Was it something I wore? Was it something I did?”  Well, guys, the answer is: YES, YES, and YES! Thus, here’s … Read More

Exercise breaks pay big dividends for employees and the boss

Jumping rope or doing yoga is as good for bankers as it is for boxers – indeed studies show that even a little jump-rope and exercise can boost employee productivity. A recent report from the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health outlines the … Read More

President Donald Trump’s practical military debut in Syria

Like Monday morning quarterbacks… every pundit (including this author) is an expert on a US President’s use of force within seconds after the rubble stops bouncing. So what are we pundits to make of President Trump’s unleashing of a flurry of Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria last week? For a start, … Read More

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