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Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

Psychology

Missing Girl 'Tells' Her Story on Sheriff's Twitter Feed 33 Years Later

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida sheriff's office says it's getting some promising leads after having devoted its Twitter feed to a true crime story written as if it were narrated by an 8-year-old girl who disappeared 33 years ago.<p>Palm Beach County sheriff's spokeswoman Therese Barbera said …

Crime

Nine films to watch in June

BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including Wonder Woman’s first standalone feature, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler and the latest in The Mummy franchise.<p><b>Wonder Woman</b><p>The fourth entry in the DC Extended Universe – after Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of …

Comic Books

Florida Teen Told Natural Hair Was a “Distraction” by School Assistant Principal

Her mother says she was told to change it, or switch schools.<p>A teenager enrolled at a private high school in Florida was reportedly told by the school's assistant principal that her natural hair was "inappropriate" for school.<p>According to WCTV, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was called to the …

Hair

It's Here: Star Trek Earbuds That Translate 40 Languages

We've all seen the Babel fish in <i>Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i> or the Universal Translator in <i>Star Trek</i> and wished it was real. Well, now it is …

Star Trek

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

The Justice Department has sued UnitedHealth Group, saying that senior executives knew the company was overbilling Medicare by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and halted a repayment plan in 2014 so the money could be used to meet Wall Street’s revenue expectations.<p>In a complaint filed …

Health Care

President Mike Pence? Dems should be 'careful what they wish for', experts say

The idea of Pence taking over from Donald Trump has lately gained traction, but his conservatism and his likely effectiveness pose a threat to the left<p>Visitors to officialmikepence.com discover an elaborate spoof website for “Mike Pence: the 46th president of the United States”. A banner at the top …

Donald Trump

I may look fine, but I need my service dog with me for panic attacks

Service dogs, most people probably think, are for blind people. And maybe for someone who uses a wheelchair. Not so much for those who appear hale and hearty. We don’t realize what a dog could do for someone with an invisible disability such as seizures or diabetes. Or for someone like me — someone …

Mental Health

Shropshire church found to be UK's oldest sacred site still in use

To the residents of the newly built Taylor Wimpey housing estate next door, it is simply a pretty little church that happens to adjoin their freshly laid lawns.<p>But an archaeological dig has discovered that the sacred site dates back more than 4,000 years to the late Neolithic period, making it …

Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed

MILAN (AP) — Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.<p>The 6th century …

Treat Yourself (And Bae) To One Of These Seven Steak Dinners

Because you're worth it.

White House ‘systems failed’ with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons

In deciding to abruptly fire FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump characteristically let himself be guided by his own instincts — fueled by his creeping anger and sense of victimhood about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that he considers a “witch hunt.”<p>The aftermath is a …

Donald Trump

‘I don’t know who I am without it’: the truth about long-term antidepressant use

Prescriptions have doubled in a decade, but very little is known about the effect of taking SSRIs for years and years. Is it a lifesaver or a happiness trap?<p>Sarah never planned to take antidepressants for 14 years. Three years after she began taking them, when she was 21, she went to her GP and …

Depression

14 alternatives to skinny jeans

FASHION SHOPPING<p><b>Say goodbye to skinny jeans because that trend is over. From mom jeans to 7/8 flares, along with reconstructed vintage designs, these</b> …

Clothing

Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Democrat Jon Ossoff's progressive grassroots-fueled campaign will fall just short of the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, CNN projected early Wednesday morning, in a closely watched special election for a House seat in reliably Republican Georgia.<p>But even though their potential …

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

Mariah Evans, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, began to notice a trend in her morning classes: Her students were falling asleep.<p>While this would make most feel discouraged in their teaching abilities or agitated over their students' idleness, Evans instead was curious. Was …

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

These Six Slow Cooker Dinners Are Perfect When You Have A Busy Day

Just throw it in the slow cooker, go about your day, and come home to dinner!

Hash Browns and Churros? Try These 5 Genius Waffle Maker Hacks

Turns out your waffle maker can cook all kinds of foods.<p>You probably have a waffle maker sitting in one of your cabinets, collecting dust. Maybe you …

Breakfast

Has the Trump budget blown Republican’s cover?

Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?<p><i>This post originally appeared on Bill Moyers.</i><p>The one question you never hear journalists ask Republicans is <i>why</i>?<p>Why do so many Republicans want to throw 24 million struggling Americans off the health insurance rolls? Why does the …

Measuring College (Un)affordability

As many as 95 percent of schools are out of reach for low-income students.<p>College is unaffordable for a lot of families. That’s widely acknowledged across party lines. But a new report shows that as many as 95 percent of colleges are completely unaffordable—and thus unavailable—for huge swaths of …

Baby Steps: A Beginner's Guide - Educational Leadership

Teachers differentiate curriculum through content, process, and product. <i>Content</i> differentiation means giving the students different material to …

Teaching

How the Rorschach Test Became the Most Famous Tool in Psychiatry

A revealing new book sheds light on Hermann Rorschach and his controversial and inexplicably effective test.<p>The Rorschach Test, conceived 100 years ago by a young psychiatrist at a Swiss asylum, continues to divide the scientific community and fascinate the public. From Hillary Clinton to Andy …

Psychology

The Dorian Gray effect: how your name alters your face

Choosing a name for a child is often a headache for parents, but new research shows that picking well could be more crucial than previously thought.<p>Academics have found that your first name actually changes the way you look, a phenomenon dubbed ‘The Dorian Gray’ effect, after Oscar Wilde’s …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This New Jersey woman wonders whether her partner is using her for a mortgage.<p>9:11 p.m. July 5, 2018<p>This soon-to-be divorced couple also has $30,000 …

Performing Arts

Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes

With short ingredient lists and little prep time, these slow-cooker dishes will be ready to eat as soon as you walk through the door.<p>The slow cooker …

Trump's Approval Falls Into Negative Territory - NBC News

In the latest NBC News/WSJ poll, President Trump's approval rating falls into negative territory, faster than any president in recent memory.

Why do people swear?

<b>The English language contains an alphabet soup of swear words. Those of a sweary disposition can draw upon the A-word, the B-word, the C-word, the F-word, the S-word, the W-word and many more. So here's a puzzle - if you see the F-word spelled out with all four letters, are you more offended than</b> …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

For nearly a century, people have reported mysterious epidemics of permanent paralysis in rural regions of Africa. In 1990, Hans Rosling a Swedish epidemiologist andpop-starstatistician, who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month, linked the malady to cyanide in the staple crop, cassava.<p>But …