Craig Chigoziri Onwuasoanya

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23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.<p>The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to …

Asia

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Preventable Tragedies of Suicide

The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from …

Mental Health

Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?<p>At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test." One employer using this technique recently sent the list of 100 …

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – is every atheist an inverted believer?

Gray belongs to a group of thinkers who turn to transcendence without content, epitomised by Hollywood spirituality<p>There has been a rash of books in recent years by thinkers for whom the human race is getting nicer and nicer. Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and Sam Harris are rational …

George Eliot

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

The 5 Most Wondrous Medical Breakthroughs This Year

Medicine sped into new territory this year, breaking ground in gene editing and figuring out new ways to treat timeless problems, and more.<p>The news …

Bugatti doesn’t deal with recalls like an ordinary car company

The Bugatti Chiron is no ordinary car, and not just because it has 1,500 horsepower, costs $3 million, and is vying for the title of world’s fastest …

Sports Cars

This Is How To Use Mindfulness To Make Better Decisions

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

Students turn in teacher after filming her allegedly doing drugs in classroom

Prosecutors filed charges against an Indiana high school teacher on Monday after students secretly filmed her allegedly snorting a white powder in between classes and told the school’s administrators, the Chicago Tribune reported.<p>The Lake County prosecutor’s office charged Samantha Cox, 24, of …

Crime

Here's how many nukes each nuclear country has

• <b>Curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has been a priority for US President Donald Trump.</b>• <b><br>North Korea, however, has very few nuclear weapons</b> …

The legacy of slavery is not gone with the wind

I was shuffling along a path beside the James River in the hot Southern sun, tied loosely by a rope to 17 other people while an actor dressed as an 18th century slave overseer paced beside us screaming demeaning, racist epithets. The thought crossed my mind that this was the height of white …

Black History

Accidental discovery reveals bacteria reduces the effectiveness of chemotherapy drug

Many great scientific discoveries have arisen out of laboratory accidents, from the mistake that led to penicillin, to revelations of LSD's …

Yes, the Oxford statue of Rhodes should fall but why not novelist HG Wells, a eugenics enthusiast, and J Marion Sim, the ‘father of gynaecology’ who experimented on slaves, too<p>Science’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such …

Confederate Monuments

Inside the Colorado Mansion where the kittens of BDSM run wild

<b>(Kyria Abrahams/Narratively)</b><p>An eye-opening afternoon at The Chateau, with the fast-growing, feline sub-sect of the adult role-playing universe<p>Michael Stahl<p>August 4, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Narratively.<p>Somewhere in the northern stretches of the Colorado Springs suburbs, …

Angelina Jolie

12 Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation

Out of these tragedies arose major technological advances in flight safety that keep air travel routine today.<p>Flying in a jetliner is extraordinarily safe: There have been no fatal crashes on a U.S. scheduled airline in the past seven years, an astounding record considering that more than 30,000 …

Plane Crash

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Why Do We Get Fat? Sugar, Says Science Writer Gary Taubes

“You’ve got sugar always at the scene of the crime.”<p><b>David Ludwig</b>, MD, PhD., is a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor …

Diabetes

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump) | Inc.com

By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting my concentration and ability to stay productive. My experience is not …

Time Management

A Disciple Whose Mind Was Full of Turmoil Asked Buddha For Help. Here’s His Response

There is a story about Buddha.<br>A disciple came to him and said “My mind is full of turmoil. I feel so guilty, I feel so bad, I feel so this and that” …

How I Teach My Students To Be On Guard Against Fake News

We need to teach all students critical thinking skills, and we need to start when they’re young.<p>Telling people I teach a high school course called Theory of Knowledge often ends in the person reflecting that they wished they had been offered such a course. In today’s world of fake news that many …

18 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing some of those learnable behaviors. We rounded up 11 intriguing ones below.<p>You'll notice that none of …

This Snail Beats Enemies With Its Shell Instead of Just Hiding

Generally, a shell is an evolutionary trait that allows a creature to retreat from predators. This is the case for almost all snails. But at least …

10 Must-have apps that college students shouldn’t live without

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 45<p>The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It …

Holden Caulfield’s Christmas Prequel to ‘Catcher in the Rye’

Before J.D. Salinger’s iconic teenaged character ever appeared in the author’s most famous novel, he was the protagonist of a Christmas short story …

J.K. Rowling Tweeted a Powerful Open Letter to Fans, And It'll Melt Your Cold Muggle Heart

J.K. Rowling has had a pretty massive year: Her <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> play basically took over London's West End, and fans also rushed to get their hands on the screenplay—plus <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> hit screens. But it's no secret she's had her share of tough times: …

The 9 types of men's collars and when to wear them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

Why Only Americans Are Interested in the Hunt for Alien Life

Years ago, during a brief visit to the Dutch university where I once worked, I gave a colloquium about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Perhaps surprising to some, Holland ranks high in the quality of its scientific research. This small country produces more than beer and …