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Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi

Mohave County sheriff said instructor was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger on an Uzi<p>A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert.<p>Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old …

“Everything people thought was wrong then is wrong now in spades”

Sure, rich people have always controlled our politics — but never quite like this, a leading expert explains<p>Harvard professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig has been indefatigable in his promotion of Mayday PAC, the PAC he formed with GOP adviser Mark McKinnon to support candidates who …

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

How to Make Money While Traveling Abroad

Considering a gap-year trip? Find a job to save on travel costs and fill the holes in your resume while satisfying your wanderlust.<p>If you're just out …

New Zealand

10 things America does so much worse than Europe

Bad healthcare. Limited vacation time. Lower life expectancy. “American exceptionalism” has never rung so hollow<p>The term “American exceptionalism” is often tossed around by politicians. Neocons, far-right Christian fundamentalists and members of the Republican Party in particular seem to hate it …

The Creative Side of Costa Rica: Galleries, Museums and Shops in San Jose

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Galleries, Museums & Cultural Sites in San Jose, Costa Rica<p>Sure, Costa Rica is world-famous as an ecotourism destination, thanks to its pristine coastline and thousands of acres of protected natural areas. But travelers who fly into this Central America's capital city, San José, and …

Museums

Cracking the Brain’s Codes - MIT Technology Review

In <i>What Is Life?</i> (1944), one of the fundamental questions the physicist Erwin Schrödinger posed was whether there was some sort of “hereditary …

Neuroscience

Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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