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After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

The Strange Psychology of Why Half a Million Japanese Never Leave Their Homes

They’re called <i>hikikomori</i>: the 541,000 people across Japan between ages 15 and 39 who live as shut-ins. The Japanese government defines them as people …

Pay-to-pray scam finds families caught between faith and desperation

The first complaints about the Christian Prayer Center were short and cryptic – but not enough for the Washington state attorney general’s office to investigate. <i>These people bilked me.</i><p>But then, a lengthy letter landed, from a family whose members were both heartbroken and furious.<p>“They had a child …

Corruption

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

COPS CRASH POOL PARTY(ORIGINAL)

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Science Proves Your Mind Can Heal Your Body + A Bonus Magic Trick

Ground breaking research in recent decades has shown that the human mind has a powerful capacity to heal the body.<p>Scientists unintentionally stumbled …

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

A lack of worldliness is clouding our vision on everything from sex to economics, and the proof is in our policies<p>To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, …

Get More Done in Less Time with Effective Time Management

Description<p>Time is a funny thing - an abstract concept, yet it plays such an important role in all of our lives. It's one of those rare things that …

America’s immoral exceptionalism: The lie we keep telling ourselves about foreign policy and democracy

Americans are disgusted with all of these wars, but feel powerless to do anything about it<p>The task of historians in our time is to unbury the buried. For journalists, it is to see that the truth of events is never interred—or at least that enough of it is available for later historians to dig up …

Before You Give, Check out a Charity's Ratings

When people give, they should be certain that the charity isn't a scam and that the contribution—big or small—will have the greatest impact.<p>Read more here.

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …