Claire Skidmore

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A high school heroine has South Koreans fighting over history textbooks

One of the most fondly remembered historical figures in South Korea was not a ruler or military commander but a diminutive high school girl who took on an empire.<p>In 1919, at the age of 18, Yu Gwan-sun organized a peaceful demonstration against Japanese colonial rule. Thousands gathered to publicly …

North Korea

Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl' in AP photograph

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972.<p>Now she has a new chance to heal — a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.<p>"So …

Vietnam

GM embryos: time for ethics debate, say scientists

Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council and others call for debate on potential of altering DNA to prevent diseases – and risk of ‘designer babies’<p>Leading UK research funders are calling for an urgent national debate on the ethics of genetically modifying human embryos and other tissues to prevent …

Genetics

Department Of Justice Warns Jindal That Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Illegal

In a court filing, the Department of Justice warned that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funding violates federal law.<p>The Department of Justice this week warned in court that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funding over …

12 Negative Attitudes That Pushes Away Happiness

Happiness is a very vague concept. We cannot really define happiness in a general way. It varies from people to people. Some may believe that having …

3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness

Happiness is a choice. Stop doing the things that make you unhappy.<p>Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

The Silent Monkey Victims Of The War On Terror

Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Night-stalker rapist Clive Howard branded 'every woman's living nightmare' is jailed for life

Woman tells how she was 'violated in worst possible way' after attacker is jailed for life - as detectives reveal 15 more women fear they might have been targeted by him<p>A university student attacked by a rapist who stalked lone women during a 28-year reign of terror has described how his violation …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

'90s MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Photos

The MTV Movie Awards takes place this Sunday, and it's hard to believe that the event is already in its 24th year.<p>Wondering what the red carpet looked like back in 1992? Lucky for you, we found the photos—and they're <i>spectacular</i>. From En Vogue to Demi Moore, take a look at some of the totally '90s …

Red Carpet

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Frances Bean Cobain talks about Kurt Cobain for first time

Frances Bean Cobain has spoken publicly about her father Kurt Cobain for the very first time. And while she says she's not that into Nirvana, she is a lot like her dad. In a <i>Rolling Stone</i> interview to promote the upcoming documentary, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>, she said, laughing: "I don't really …

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