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Narendra Modi’s Guide to De-escalating Violence

For all the limits to Modi’s apparent strength that this border standoff has exposed, though, it has also demonstrated the ways by which nationalist leaders can still attempt to save face, even as domestic pressures grow.

In the days following the clash, for example, Modi claimed in a televised address that no part of Indian territory had been occupied by Chinese soldiers, in contradiction with his own government’s findings and subsequent evidence. “He desperately wanted to de-escalate tensions for the simple reason [that] he recognizes that China has much more significant military capabilities that it can bring to bear against India,” Sumit Ganguly, a distinguished professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington, told me. But it also signaled Modi’s desire to recast the narrative as one not of loss but defiance—one that would ostensibly help appease the nationalist fervor among his ardent supporters, even if his reframing  was

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11 Apps Personal Trainers Can Use to Improve Communication with Their Clients

Whether you’ve just started your journey to becoming a personal trainer or you’ve been a certified personal fitness trainer for a while, finding the best ways to communicate with your clients is essential.

And, in a time where there is an app for almost everything, it’s an absolute necessity to start using technology to take your personal training business to the next level.

You’ve probably noticed there are hundreds of apps and software programs that can help you grow your personal training business. The difficult part is deciding which of them will help you put your personal trainer certification to the most use.

Of course, some apps are better than others. It’s important to use ones that will allow you to focus on client progress and cut away the manual tracking and unnecessary clerical work that very few personal trainers like to do.

In this article, we’ve done the research

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Reopening Bars Is Easy. Schools Are Difficult.

The Department of Homeland Security identifies 16 infrastructure sectors as “so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction, would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.” Those sectors include agriculture, communications, electricity, financial services, health care, transportation systems, water, and even dams. The official list guides how local, state and federal homeland-security experts spend their time and resources. For each sector, a major federal agency is in charge of determining the best way to prevent essential functions from harm and support their recovery if necessary. (Water security falls under the Environmental Protection Agency, for example, and financial services under the Department of the Treasury.)

Bars are not on the list of essential sectors. But neither are schools. The lingering uncertainty about whether in-person education will resume isn’t the result of malfeasance, but utter nonfeasance.

Four months of stay-at-home orders have

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