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President Obama Is Not the 'Founder of ISIS.' Here’s Who Really Started It

Donald Trump accused President Obama of being the “founder of ISIS” Wednesday, the latest incendiary comment from a candidate in the middle of a …

Why Cocaine Turns People into Jerks, a Simple Explanation

We asked a scientist about the physical process that turns nice, normal people into assholes after they've done a couple lines.<p>Cocaine's a funny drug, isn't it? I can't think of any other substance—bar maybe alcohol—with the power to turn a relatively nice, normal human being into an absolute …

Wolf of Wall Street

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

The productivity hack that actually makes your brain feel better

Even if we use reminder apps and our Google calendar religiously, admit it—there are certain days when you completely space on that <i>one</i> task. If your …

Productivity

The Only Love Quotes Collection Everyone Needs

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. It’s also hard to put into words, but these love quotes make saying what you’re …

Relationships

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

Roth IRA

4 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

New Experiment Hints at Why the Universe Is Made of Something Rather Than Nothing

Key differences between matter and antimatter could explain why the universe is filled with matter.<p>Sometimes the simplest questions are the most vexing. One of the biggest questions in science right now is simply: Why is there something rather than nothing? While it might sound like a debate topic …

Physics

ISIS displays US equipment captured in Afghanistan battles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several items of US military equipment displayed by ISIS in photos published over the weekend likely was either found or captured after recent battles in eastern Afghanistan, according to a senior defense official.<p>US forces, including many special operations forces, have been fighting in …

CNN

It only took one genuinely original idea for Andy Warhol to become a famous artist

And in his hands, that idea became a tremendously interesting one. Warhol played with it in many ways and in various media, including film. It assumed a hundred different faces.<p>The concept consisted of one deeply absorbing insight into something that I shall call here visual power. What counts …

Art

War turns Ukraine into 'supermarket' for illegal weapons

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kiev, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic pistol for about $160. Amid haggling, he drops the price to $120. He says he also has Kalashnikov automatic rifles for less than $400 and can get heavier …

Isis calls for jihad on Russia and Vladimir Putin in new YouTube video

Isis has released a video calling on its members to carry out jihad in Russia.<p>"Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes," …