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Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the …

Guns

The Texas school shooting reminds America what vets already know: civilian gun culture is a dysfunctional mess

The U.S. military has a lot of guns, but not a lot of non-combat fatalities. Why is this? Because of common sense military regulations. That’s why, like many other military veterans, I view America’s civilian gun culture as dysfunctional.<p>Today, Americans mourn yet another tragic mass shooting, this …

Guns

How to Spot a Sociopath in 3 Steps

Whether you’re trying to spot a potential school shooter, a dangerous romantic partner, a total liar at work, a scammer on the internet or someone …

The right is united in smearing David Hogg, a mass shooting survivor

Who would've guessed that a seventeen-year-old would pose such an existential threat to the Second Amendment.<p>After watching a gunman shoot more than …

North Korea’s passport is more powerful than most of South Asia’s

North Korea is one of the most ostracized countries in the world. But its relatively “weak” passport, in terms of traveling to other countries, remains far more powerful than many of the ones issued by South Asian countries.<p>According to the most recent Henley Passport Index, an annual ranking of …

North Korea

German 'wolf children': the forgotten orphans of WWII

Forced to flee then-East Prussia to Lithuania at the end of World War Two, these orphaned German children survived hunger, cold and the loss of …

Actually, You Don't Have to Sand Wood Furniture Before Painting It

And you've got some options<p>Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds!), but sanding it first can be a real pain. Maybe it's a big, awkward platform bed or table and your arm is already tired just thinking about firing up the handheld …

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

These Five Apps Will Give You A History Fix

History isn’t dry, dusty books. It’s a living thing, that surrounds us and defines us in ways we may not expect. It’s just a question of learning it. While there’s a lot out there, from ebooks to podcasts, these five apps will help you get a better sense of history and start digging into the …

Apps

Response: Mistakes New Teachers Make How to Avoid Them

Response: Mistakes New Teachers Make & How to Avoid Them<p><b>(This is the first post in a three-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What are the</i> …

How This Country’s Historical Efforts to Prevent the Education of Black People Have Continued Into the 21st Century

As we all know, it was illegal for slaves to learn to read and write during slavery. Even free blacks living in the North before the Civil War were …

What Is Situational Depression? Oprah Opens Up About Extreme Sadness

In a new interview with <i>Vogue</i>, Oprah Winfrey reminded us that yes, she really <i>is</i> human and even she is susceptible to bouts of extreme sadness.<p>“I shall …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Happiness

Deeply unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in lockstep in trying to destroy public education

Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC’s extreme agenda<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. But teachers and activists aren’t the only ones objecting to the …

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions | Inc.com

Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean massive changes to relationships, work, activities, and even what you put on …

Personality

Yes, what you learned in math class adds up to winning in real life

Research shows students mastering math skills make better health and finance decisions.<p>It all adds up.<p>Who didn’t roll their eyes in math class, …

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

Appeals Court Allows Worst Anti-LGBTQ Law Ever To Go Into Effect In Mississippi

The law has far-reaching effects beyond LGBTQ people as well, allowing for broad discrimination against many people.<p>A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals this week lifted a lower court injunction that had stopped the implementation of what many legal observers and LGBTQ activists …

The rise and fall of ISIL explained

Three years after Mosul takeover, here is a breakdown of ISIL's path from its very beginnings to its current decline.<p>Pushed out from many of its strongholds in Syria and besieged on all sides in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) is …

Middle East

Charter schools have proved themselves, so let's give them equal funding

For the seventh year in a row, 100 percent of Uplift Education seniors proudly announced their college choices in front of thousands of family …

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

It is a rare unifying moment. Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few exceptions, are speaking with one voice and urging significant changes to the Republican health care legislation that passed the House on Thursday.<p>The bill’s impact is wide-ranging, potentially …

Health Care

Historian on Donald Trump's Civil War Comments: "God Help Us"

President Donald Trump said in an interview on SiriusXM's "Main Street Meets the Beltway" show Monday that if Andrew Jackson had been president in …

Donald Trump

Who just made the case for drug legalization? Drug-warrior in chief Jeff Sessions, that’s who

Sessions wants to roll back legalization and renew the war on drugs — but he accidentally argued the opposite case<p>For decades, critics of the drug war have argued that drug prohibition begets violence. Recently, that argument received the seemingly unwitting support of a surprising source: drug war …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

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Apps

In striking Syria, Trump risks confirming the worst fears about his presidency

The U.S. military launched unprecedented missile strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday night.<p>And with the strikes, Americans were confronted with a reality they were led to believe they'd never see: President Trump using elective military action for …

Middle East

Changes in Policing Take Hold in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities

CAMDEN, N.J. — Every few months, the police chief here asks which officers wrote the most tickets.<p>Elsewhere, this might lead to praise, but in Camden — where 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, the murder rate compares to that of El Salvador and one of the most interesting …

Law Enforcement

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Pedagogy