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Maryland man beaten to death in Toronto's Little Italy identified as Julian Jones

Toronto police have identified the American man who was beaten to death early Saturday morning near College and Bathurst Streets.<p>Det. Rob North, …

Vancouver council votes along party lines for a separated-bike lane on the Cambie Bridge

City council has voted to reallocate one lane of the Cambie Bridge, prohibiting cars in order so that it becomes a separated lane for bicycles.

Western Canada

13 California siblings allegedly held captive ‘never allowed’ contact with relatives: aunt

The aunt of the 13 siblings allegedly held captive by their parents spoke out Wednesday, offering insight into the lives of the reclusive California …

How the mind changes, time expands when there’s no one else around

Imagine a life where you never hear another person’s voice. There’s no phone service or internet to interrupt the day with rings, buzzes, and notifications, and no one to talk through difficult problems. To most people, such solitude sounds like misery and loneliness. But for others, living …

Henry David Thoreau

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy

They were about to open him up.<p>Spanish prison authorities are baffled after a prisoner who was declared dead by three separate doctors woke up in the …

Crime

A Foot Has Been Found on the Beach in Canada. It's the 13th Such Discovery in a Decade

A dismembered foot washed ashore inside a shoe on a beach in British Columbia this week — the thirteenth such discovery on the same stretch of coast …

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed …

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science

Depressing research demonstrates just how irrational human beings are.<p>Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out …

Bill Gates: What Gives Me Hope About the World's Future

<b>You could argue that our failure to focus on what’s getting better suggests that the media generally is missing an enormous</b> <b>story.</b> News by its nature …

Lord of the Flies is still a blueprint for savagery

"I'm afraid. Of us."<p>Those words first appeared in print exactly 60 years ago when William Golding published his most famous novel, Lord of the …

Powerful Photos of Vanishing Indigenous People Across The Globe

<i>The Chukchi, Siberia. © Jimmy Nelson BV Courtesy teNeues.</i><p>Putting aside a successful career, British photographer Jimmy Nelson embarked on a …

18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered—And They Look Like Pelicans

The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says.<p>There's a spider killer on the loose in the rain forests of Madagascar.<p>It’s quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and when it strikes, it impales its victims on one of its jaws, which is …

‘It’s a miracle we escaped’: Plane skids off runway in Turkey, teeters on water’s edge

A passenger plane trying to land in Turkey this weekend made a heart-stopping skid off a runway, ending up halfway down a steep slope at a perilous …

Airplanes

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

David March 25, 2016 Basics, Wilderness Survival<p>I’m a firm believer in the following saying: “<i>It’s better to know something and not need to use it</i> …

Weather

How to Sleep Warmer While Camping

1) Insulate inside. Sleeping bag liners (silk, synthetic, or wool) can add 5 to 25 degrees of warmth. 2) Insulate below. Use an inflatable pad to …

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Dillon, K. P., & Bushman, B. J. (2017, in press). Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns. <i>JAMA …

Psychology

23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

2017 Was an Astounding Year for Space Images

From super moons to Saturn’s rings to distant galaxies.<p>One of the best ways to experience wonder in 2017 was to look up. In August, Eclipse Madness …

The most germ-infested places you encounter every day — and how to avoid getting sick

It's 6 a.m. Your alarm shrieks and you hit the snooze button. You have just deposited germs on your alarm clock. Most of us cringe when strangers cough or sneeze near us in public. But the truth is, hands are the real germ carriers. And our own hands are culprits, too. As you go about your day, …

These creepy abandoned amusement parks in Asia will make you pee your pants!

Abandoned theme parks can be really creepy if you've been watching too many horror shows. Nothing like a clown to go rogue and terrorize the hell out …

Amusement Parks

It Takes Effort to be Selfish

Selflessness can be sexy. Generosity has been shown to pique the fancy of people seeking long term partners. It seems understandable that generosity …