Angela Abu-ata

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The Mysterious “Binary Bandits” of Philadelphia

In what has been described as one of the most bizarre strings of petty crimes ever recorded, dozens of people in Philadelphia’s Kensington …

Running a B&B: just how easy is it?

At some point nearly all of us have dreamed of quitting the day job to run our own B&B. My personal reverie involves me Aga-side in an apron, …

17 Doctors Share The Weirdest Things Patients Have Tried To Hide From Them.

<i>Spoiler alert: you should just tell the doctor what really happened. For one thing, they're only trying to help. And for another, they have access to</i> …

Man Gets ‘Stuck’ With 47-Year Flight Connection, Travel Company Has Brilliant Response

Nobody likes long layovers during a flight. I once spent 32 hours in Brisbane airport (long story) and it wasn’t much fun. But that’s nothing …

I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid and Judge Its Nautical Merits

How realistic was the shipwreck Ariel looted?<p>Ariel peers into an anachronistic porthole. (Image: The Little Mermaid)<p>If I were asked to picture a …

The World’s Last VCRs Will Be Produced In Japan This Month

Goodbye, old friend.<p>A VHS tape without a home. (Photo: DRs Kulturarvsprojekt/CC BY-SA 2.0)<p>All good tech must come to an end. Funai Electric …

These 10 LGBTQ YA Novels Will Keep Hope in Your Heart

During particularly sad and confusing times in the world, it helps to have a lifeline that reminds you that there is hope. Novels are one of our favorite ways to escape reality, improve our own health (bibliotherapy, AKA the BEST) and immerse ourselves in worlds that can uplift and motivate us to …

Check out the world's most peaceful countries: Iceland tops the list

Iceland has been named as the safest country in the world for the sixth year running, with Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal also making up the top five. This is great news for those who wish to visit the European country to check out the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), which are one of …

European Travel

The end of sexual reproduction could be 20 years away, claims bioethicist

In 1997, the film <i>Gattaca</i> warned of a future in which emerging reproductive technologies led to eugenics and genetic discrimination. For Stanford law …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

27 Movies That Actually Represent LGBT People Accurately

Because representation is important.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Of The Most Impressive Acts Of Laziness In Human History

We’re all prone to acts of laziness. Maybe we should be washing the dishes, but we’ve instead elected to get drunk and play foosball. Maybe we’re …

Addicted To One God

It's mind blowing to me that for so, so long the notion of one single god has absolutely dominated our spiritual imagination and moral intelligence, especially in the west.<p>I find the notion of infinite gods and goddesses - rather than one immense all-encompassing God or Goddess - far more …

Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists

The majority of antidepressants do not work on children and teenagers and prescribing them could do more harm than good, a major study in The Lancet has warned.<p>A review of clinical trial evidence found that of 14 antidepressant drugs only one, fluoxetine - marketed as Prozac - was better than …

Here's What Every Single Person in a $200M Movie Gets Paid

Ever wonder how much a boom operator makes?<p>The list of credits at the end of a massive summer movie is very long—a $200 million budget buys you a lot …

The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon.<p>Luckily, it's all within an easy-to-manage loop …

29 predictions for the future from 1900

Via <i>SlateStarCodex</i>, here are some futurist predictions for the year 2000 by John Elfreth Watkins Jr. in the December 1900 issue of <i>Ladies Home Journal</i>. …

Photographer Spends 20 Years of Documenting Our Collective 'Sense' of Fashion

Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom captures the way we universally dress like bad extra's in 80's B-films. In his latest project, "People of the …

São Paulo

13 Tweets That Prove Depression Is The Actual Worst

These statements are too true.<p>You may not be able to tell someone has depression from a quick glance, but a lack of physical evidence doesn't make the condition any less real.<p>Recently, Twitter users illuminated the invisible illness -- which affects approximately 350 million people worldwide -- …

Mental Health

The Guide to Every Kind of Carry-On Bag (And Which You Should Choose)

It pains us to say, but long gone are the days when you could bring pretty much any bag on a commercial flight. Some airlines will let you check one bag for free, others charge a premium. Meanwhile, the size restrictions for carry-on bags are getting stricter; the industry standard set by the Big …

12 Struggles Only Girls With Depression Will Understand

No. 8 is too real.<p><b>1. You're tired all the time</b><b>.</b> Literally what does it feel like to be awake and full of energy?<p><b>2. Which means you miss so many fun parties.</b> And for some reason, saying, "Sorry, I couldn't make it I was feeling really weird and depressed and had to stay in" makes people …

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Getting Through Airport Security as Fast as Possible

Airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors to blame: more people flying, new screening …

See How The Richest People In The World Fly

We've all seen articles about the crazy luxe flights offered by Emirates Airlines that only the 1% can afford. But are you ready to see how the 1% of …

Why I Would Rather Travel The World Than Ever Have Kids

I like children, but to say I love them wouldn’t be completely accurate.<p>As I write this, I’m on a plane to Paris. Less than a week ago, I was in …

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

New Jersey

CAVIAR AND LOBSTER: Vintage photos show how glamorous airline dining was in the past

But in-flight dining hasn't always been bland, according to archive images recently released by Scandinavian Airlines to celebrate its 70th anniversary.<p>The Norwegian airline's collection of vintage photos, which we first spotted on The Daily Mail, show passengers from the 1950s through to the 1980s …

Vintage

Paul McCartney: The Life

<b>When</b> “Who’s your favorite Beatle?” was a playground quiz in 1964, the cute one always won. Even though the quartet’s achievement was collective and …

Paul McCartney

Seven psychological facts about depression

Below are seven facts about depression from researchers studying psychology and neuroscience.<p>1.) Some forms of “positive thinking” have been linked …

Why people with mental illness shouldn’t have access to medically assisted death

<i>Mark Henick, 29, is a mental-health advocate in Toronto. In the lead up to the introduction of Bill C-14, Henick launched a petition and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, making his case for why people with mental illness should be excluded from medically assisted death. Here, he</i> …