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Why We Need to Stop Casually Throwing Around Words Like 'Bipolar' or 'OCD'

It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.<p>If you say <i>kangaroo</i> enough times, it stops being a furry animal with a pouch and becomes a sound. …

Assad says British bombing in Syria will fail, ridicules PM Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) - British air strikes on Islamic State will fail to defeat the militant group, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, mocking Prime Minister David Cameron’s strategy in the region.<p>A Royal Air Force's Tornado takes off from RAF …

Are you introvert or extrovert? Or an actual human?

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The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her …

Vision Loss

25,450 Americans will die this year waiting for cancer drugs that could treat them

When you have a terminal illness and all else has failed, shouldn’t you be free to enrol in a medical trial of a promising new drug? This isn’t a distant hypothetical, but a serious predicament that faces thousands of Americans every year.<p>In a recently published book, <i>The Right to Try,</i> Darcy Olsen, …

Cancer

Church of England: banning Lord's Prayer adverts will have a 'chilling' effect on free speech

The Church has said it is "disappointed and bewildered" by leading UK cinemas' refusal to show an advert featuring the Lord's Prayer before films<p>The Church of England has branded UK cinemas "plain silly" after they refused to show adverts featuring the Lord's Prayer before films.<p>They said that the …

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME …

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

Here's what life under Jeremy Corbyn would be like

Labour Party conference: Jeremy Corbyn's vision of economic reform belongs to another world, doesn't it? We take a closer look<p>As Labour's party faithful head to Brighton for their annual conference this weekend, they'll be greeted with a very real problem. As often, up and down the country each …

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

Alzheimer's Disease

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

Man On Mars? NASA Says It's Happening -- And Soon

"We are farther down the path to sending humans to Mars than at any point in NASA's history."<p>We're going to Mars -- and we're going in the not-too-distant future.<p>NASA says preparations for a manned mission to the Red Planet are proceeding as planned, with humans expected to set foot on Mars in the …

Space Science

Islam is just as European as Christianity

“Xenophobic and anti-Muslim” was how the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described Hungary’s treatment of Syrian and other refugees, desperate for safe harbor. Yet Hungary appears unmoved by the fierce international criticism. Prime minister Viktor Orbán has insisted his country doesn’t want …

Religion

How Long Could You Survive In A Coffin If You Were Buried Alive?

It depends on how big your coffin is.<p>A normal, healthy person might have 10 minutes to an hour, or six hours to 36 hours--depending on whom you ask--before settling into a premature grave. Scientists disagree, but one thing’s for sure: it wouldn’t be long.<p>It all comes down to the amount of air …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

Donald Trump fails to challenge claim that America should 'get rid' of Muslims

The Republican frontrunner who had seemed impervious to damage by political attacks, and his own gaffes, may finally have set himself on the path to demise<p>Donald Trump may finally have overstepped the mark by failing to challenge an audience member who said America should “get rid” of Muslims from …