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How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

There are Muslim men fighting for the right to kill their wives

Groups of hard-line, right-wing Islamic extremists across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse and kill their wives …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

March 2015

Diversity

'It Was Torture': An Abu Ghraib Interrogator Acknowledges 'Horrible Mistakes'

<i>Editor's note: The following interview contains descriptions that some may find disturbing.</i><p>Forget "enhanced interrogation techniques" — Eric Fair says what he did as an interrogator in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was torture.<p>"The idea that there's interrogation, and then enhanced interrogation, and …

Donald Trump

DNA from mummies shows how disease-carrying Europeans wiped out Native Americans

The remains of almost a hundred ancient mummies and skeletons dating back almost 9,000 years have proved disease carrying Europeans really did wipe out Native Americans.<p>A large scale DNA analysis of the indigenous people confirmed the devastating impact of colonisation after Christopher Columbus …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and …

Climate Change Is Killing Off a 5,000-Year-Old Iraqi Culture

The ancient Ma’dan culture is disappearing as the Fertile Crescent dries up, but it’s the women who are bearing the brunt of this change.<p>As our species finds itself staring down the barrel at widespread environmental collapse due to climate change, some of us have more to worry about than others. …

British photographer emerges victorious in underwater photography awards

A British photographer has emerged victorious in the world’s biggest underwater photography competition.<p>More than 6,000 snaps were entered for the …

UK: Judge bans British father from taking son to church after child's Muslim mother objects

A British father who fears his son is being brainwashed against him by his ex-wife, has been banned from taking him to a church after the boy's …

Why you should never use Ancestry.com

GENEALOGY sites like Ancestry seem like a great way to find out about your past. They could put you in danger in the process.

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Two Muslim families entrusted with care of holy Christian site for centuries

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The key to one of Christianity's holiest sites is held by a Muslim family, and it has been for centuries. This is more than just tradition. It is the very essence of Jerusalem, part of what makes the Old City's cultural and religious history so special.<p>We meet Adeeb Joudeh at the …

Blasphemy cases rise in Egypt and Christians bear the brunt

NASSARIYA, Egypt (AP) — In the video, the Egyptian Christian teens laugh playfully as a couple of them kneel down, imitating Muslim prayers, then another slides his hand under one boy's neck, imitating the trademark beheadings of the Islamic State group.<p>The boys were playing around, satirizing the …

Ben Affleck's Response to Batman v Superman's Awful Reviews Is the Saddest Thing You'll See All Day

Apparently Ben Affleck needs to work on his poker face.<p>The 43-year-old actor was in the middle of a recent press appearance for his latest film,</i> …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

Dangerous books sometimes bring a story to life, sometimes bring life to a story, says <b>teen site member</b> <b>IntergalacticZen</b>, but they’re dangerous for the way they make us feel. All the author does is pose one simple, terrifying question: <i>What if?</i><p>There is a US physicist named Hugh Everett III who …

Books

This 18-Year-Old's Drawings Are Being Shared By Thousands Of People On Twitter

Meanwhile, my doodles still look like unicorn turds.

Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres murdered in her home

Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Maduro have praised Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres, who was murdered in her home on Thursday morning<p>One of Honduras's most celebrated human rights activists has been murdered by gunmen who stormed her home and shot her dead.<p>Berta Caceres, a mother of four, was …

Nicolás Maduro

Egyptian student may be deported after Trump threat

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A flight student from Egypt is facing deportation from the United States after being investigated by federal agents for posting …

YouTube star Chrissy Chambers launches crowd-funding bid to bring revenge porn case against ex

YouTuber and outspoken revenge porn campaigner is seeking damages against her British ex-boyfriend after accusing him of posting explicit footage of her<p>A YouTube star who became a victim of revenge porn has launched a crowd-funding campaign to take her former partner to court.<p>Singer and video …

Internet

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Happiness

A brief history of Oscars controversy

Marlon Brando and Native-American rights<p>Before 1973, sending a proxy to pick up your Oscar was acceptable, but when Marlon Brando deputised a Native American activist, who then rebuffed the award, it led to the practice being outlawed. Presenter Roger Moore was left clutching the best actor prize …

Marlon Brando

A lake that hides a 500-year-old secret

Laguna de los Condores is one of the country’s most important Inca sites – but only 150 people trek to this remote spot each year.<p>High in the remote northwestern Andes is a stunning mountain lake that’s held a secret for more than 500 years.<p>Laguna de los Condores, located in northern Peru’s remote …

South America

Ancient Egyptian fingerprints found by Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum

<b>Three-thousand-year-old fingerprints have been found on the lid of an Egyptian coffin by researchers.</b><p>The prints are most likely to have belonged to craftsmen handling it before the varnish dried, according to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.<p>The discovery was made public ahead of a new …

Colorized Photos From Ellis Island Reflect the Timeless Struggles of Immigrants

Portrait of a Ruthenian woman at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, 1906.<br>Augustus Sherman, From The New York Public Library<p>1 of 30<p>Nearly 1 million …

This photographer captured the same couples over a 30-year period — and the changes are remarkable

In 1982, photographer Barbara Davatz found 12 young, interesting, urban couples and decided to take their portraits. Little did she know, her little side project would continue for up to 30 years.<p>"I started [the portraits] in 1982 with initially no intention of continuing the series," Davatz told …

11 Things That Happen When You Finally Accept That You’re An Introvert

Being an introvert is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's pretty cool that you recharge best when you're alone. Being comfortable with …