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11-Y-O Iraqi Christian Girl Who Fled ISIS Wows 'The Voice' Judges

An 11-year-old Christian girl from Iraq has become an Internet sensation after fleeing the Islamic State terror group and performing on "The Voice …

Pentagon suggests more US trainers will be sent to Iraq

The United States might send more trainers to Iraq to help local forces retake Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S. defense …

3 Issues to Consider Before Assessing the Qur'an

This semester, I took an introductory course about the Qur'an in order to fulfill a university requirement. As a Political Science major, I hoped to emerge from the onslaught of final exams in December with a clearer understanding of why Muslim governments operate the way they do, particularly in …

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so …

Mental Disorders

How to get an art education without going to art school

An education in the UK currently slides between £3,000 and £9,000 per year, and with many students struggling to find work after the golden gates of uni close you'd be forgiven for thinking 'what's the point?' Enter: the Internet, a glorious wormhole of philosophical memes, endless hours wasted …

Pompeii’s pilferers punished with a curse from the gods

Tourists are sending back artefacts taken from Pompeii, claiming they bring bad luck<p>Most of the thousands of tourists who visit Pompeii every year leave with nothing more than amazing memories. But there are some who take away a little extra – the relics themselves.<p>However, it seems that those …

Meet the world's deadliest female sniper who terrorized Hitler's Nazi army

Pavlichenko was born in 1916 in a small town in Ukraine.<p>She was described as an independent, opinionated tomboy who was "unruly in the classroom," as the Smithsonian notes.<p>At the age of 14, Pavlichenko's family had relocated to Kiev, where she worked as a metal grinder in a munitions factory.<p>Like …

World History

I have borderline personality disorder. Here are 6 things I wish people understood. - Vox

"You don't seem like you have borderline personality disorder," people often say to me.<p>They mean it as a compliment. I don't fit into their idea of what borderline personality disorder looks like. They think people with BPD will kill you, or burn down your house, or stalk you until you need to file …

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

Mental Health

Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident.<p>The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has …

Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015<br>Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, …

Tomb of Osiris discovered at Luxor: The legend of ancient Egypt’s god of the dead

<b>HE was the king of kings, the god of gods. Now archaeologists believe they have found the “tomb” of the Egyptian supreme deity, Osiris.</b><p>Egyptian media …

New Drug Treats Depression in Less Than 24 Hours With Minimal Side Effects

If clinical trials confirm the results, it could replace current drugs that can take between three and eight weeks to relieve symptoms.<p>Researchers in …

Behind the Lens: Bella Kotak Creates a Fairytale World Through Breathtaking Nature-Inspired Portraits

In the hopes of becoming proficient in Photoshop while training to become an architect, Bella Kotak took up photography. Since, this nature enthusiast from England has made photography her career. Often using her friends as muses, her portraits of women seem to embody the regal spirit of mother …