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Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

How Republicans Are Inciting Right-Wing Violence After Election Day

In latest incident, Kentucky's governor said a Clinton presidency may necessitate bloodshed<p>Over the past several days, pundits and voters alike have …

Rights & Freedoms

Frederick Douglass on Capitalism, Slavery, and the 'Arrant Nonsense' of Socialism

In November 1848 a socialist activist gave a speech at the 13th annual meeting of the Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Society. "Mr. Ingliss" began his …

Black History

It's Time to Imagine a Post-Police World -- Here's Why Abolishing the Police is Not a Crazy Idea

Are police necessary? Although this existential question often produces a knee-jerk ‘of course they are, who would protect us?’ a growing call for …

Justice

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-improvement

A modern day lynching: Why I will not watch the video of Alton Sterling being killed by Baton Rouge police

It’s psychologically and spiritually unhealthy for black Americans to watch endless imagery of attacks against them<p>Another person has been added to the Necropolis of Black Death in the Age of Obama. On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was killed by two Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers. They used a …

The bodybuilder's 3-parts to explosive size

1. Standing Military Press 4 x 8 rest 90 sec<br>2. Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises 4 x 10 rest 60 sec<br>3. Standing Dumbbell Arnold Shoulder Press 3 x 10 …

Health

Learn How Comic Book Artists Use Color as Subtext

YouTube series 'Strip Panel Naked' is back with another illustrative lesson to focus on color in comics.<p>Second only to the inker for the “most misunderstood job in the comics business,” the colorist has the ability to either completely enhance or deflate the mood of a comic with their work. In this …

Graphic Novels

Scientist Claims He's Discovered a Magnetic 'Sixth Sense' in Humans

We can sense more than we see.<p>A researcher in US thinks he might have finally found evidence of humanity's sixth sense - the ability to detect, in …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

Nutrition

What History Teaches Us About Demagogues Like The Donald

You wouldn’t know it by watching cable TV news, but the debate about demagogues—and their dangers—did not begin with Donald Trump.<p>Demagogues have …

The 4-day beginner workout growth plan

The former skinny guy never gets enough credit. Many of us have been there before—have tried and failed—probably even too many times to remember. …

Fitness

What You Still Don't Know About Abolitionists

History is shaped by actors great and small. When most Americans hear about the destruction of slavery during the Civil War, they think of President …

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

DuPont

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Socialism in America

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Consciousness

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

New Findings on Drought and the Ancient Maya Collapse

The well-known societal collapse of the ancient Maya civilization in the southern Maya lowlands during the Terminal Classic Period (about 800 – 950 …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

Spirituality

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance
Anthropology

THE TRANSITION: Build a Barrel Chest, Triple-Sized Triceps, and Lean Abs

Program designer Michael Beringer demonstrates the Chest, Triceps, and Abs <b>TRANSITION WORKOUT</b>. For all the details on the program, go to …

10 Morning Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable

Get out there and start crushing it.<p><i>What are some interesting morning habits of well balanced people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Nude Portraits Explore Empathy and the Female Form

Whitney Hubbs explores the female body and its relationship to her camera through stark portraits.<p><b>This article contains adult content.</b><p>An exploration of the female body and the artist’s relationship to the camera, Whitney Hubbs’ exhibition <i>Body Doubles</i> features photographs of bodies in poses that …

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Used for Good or Evil (and That's Exactly Why You Need It)

Is using emotional intelligence ethical? The surprising answer: It depends.<p>"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."<p>--Milton Friedman<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a fan of developing emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

The Burpee Workout That Will Leave Your Abs Burning

Grab a swolemate and get to work<p>Double the sweat, double the gains: People who work out with a partner they feel comfortable with are more energetic and happier than those who work out alone, report Santa Clara University scientists.<p>And the better you feel going into a workout, the better you’ll …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

Nutrition

Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas<p>It matters how we talk and think about mental health. Get it wrong, and people can end up being misled, or even worse, hurt. Last week the BBC ran a …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …