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Twitter: A Love Letter

I Just Can’t Quit You<p>Dear <b>Twitter</b>,<p>Hey — it’s me, <b>@twittner</b>. I guess you had a fairly rough week, huh? I just wanted to check in, see how you’re feeling …

Simone Veil, dead at 89, survived the Nazis and then spent her life fighting for women’s rights

“I have survived worse than you.”<p>Few Americans probably know the name Simone Veil. But ask almost any French person about the 89-year-old who died on June 30th and she’ll tell you that perhaps no modern woman in France is more revered. She is considered the very symbol of courage.<p>Today French …

Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage

Songwriters, poets and novelists have long mused over whether time truly heals everything.<p>Charles Dickens toyed over whether the bitter Miss Haversham would ever recover from being jilted at the altar, and for many historians, Queen Victoria's black dress came to symbolise her irreparable suffering …

Medicine

This little-known American smuggled thousands of French Jews out of Nazi-occupied France

Varian Fry is often called the ‘American Schindler’<p>As the reach of Nazi power expanded, and terrified families scrambled to get out of Europe, a …

Prince William opens up about losing mother in GQ interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sitting in their garden, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smile as they watch their young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, toddling around in the tall grass. Kate is paused mid-laugh as their dog, Lupo, runs past in a blur. Prince William, dressed down in jeans, looks at …

The Descendants Of James Madison’s Slaves Are Digging Up His Plantation

A new exhibition is tying the lives of people enslaved by James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, to their living descendants.<p>The marble rests with surprising heft in Leontyne Peck’s hand, as she stands outside the rebuilt slave cabin.<p>“It’s heavy. I was surprised when I found it,” she …

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed

<b>Exclusive:</b> Fresh translations of samurai accounts of ‘barbarian’ ship arriving at the height of Japan’s feudal isolation corroborate a story long dismissed as fantasy<p>An amateur historian has unearthed compelling evidence that the first Australian maritime foray into Japanese waters was by convict …

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

<b>(Getty/Aeduard)</b><p>During World War II Nazis looted 200 million books by some estimates; unlike art theft, it wasn’t mainly for profit<p>Noah Charney<p>May 28, 2017 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Until the late 1930s, German children taught about rhinoceroses would have flipped their textbooks not to a photograph, but to a …

Jared Kushner's worst week in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Secretary of Everything is suddenly in trouble.<p>Jared Kushner, he of the marriage to Trump daughter Ivanka and the massive portfolio in the White House, reportedly sought to set up a secret back-channel with the Russians during the presidential transition -- a major no-no that raised …

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance.<p>Seven years after the end of the Second World War, on the 10th of March 1952, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the newly established Federal Republic …

Europe

2 Mascara Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Lash Game

Although clumpy lashes have had their moment on the runway time and time again, the mod look isn't everyone's cup of tea. Most people do whatever they can to avoid them. We're even heard of people separating clumps with a needle. Eek. In the latest video in our Beauty Hacks video series, we have a …

Jobs in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, the people sustained the government and the government reciprocated. Egypt had no cash economy until the coming of the Persians in …

How a Delicate Alliance Defeated Nazi Germany

It was President Franklin Roosevelt who decided on Dec. 31, 1941, that the allies should be called “United Nations” rather than “Associated …

Bill Gates just revealed his summer reading list, and it's as awesome as you'd expect

Your summer reading list is about to get a lot longer.<p>That's because Microsoft founder, philanthropist, and avid reader Bill Gates revealed his …

Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing | Germaine Leece

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

Books

Old, Grumpy Feral Cat Turns Into Loving Mush After Meeting Kittens

This isn’t the story of a young, starry-eyed couple’s romance. This is a different kind of love story.<p>It starts with Mason, a formerly feral cat who …

Pets

This is what happens to your body when you stop working out for 2 weeks

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle—think less spinning, more sweatpants and <i></i>Netflix—can be a contributing factor for diabetes. But what if …

Diabetes

You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. Do this instead.

Study shows it’s bad for your cat, and you.<p>“Declawing” may sound like a relatively benign procedure, like getting your nails trimmed. But declawing a cat so she’ll stop scratching the furniture involves removing the bones at the tip of her toes. The process can result in long-term problems for your …

Pets

The US is finally telling the public who overstays their visas the most—and it’s not Mexicans

For years, the best—and virtually only—publicly released statistic tracking illegal immigration in the US has been the number of people caught at the southern border.<p>Now, the US Department of Homeland Security is scrutinizing a lesser known type of undocumented immigrant: the one who comes in …

Immigration

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

There is a quick way to remove the president from office—and it was seriously considered for Reagan

The vice president and the cabinet can simply take a vote<p>By March 1987, President Ronald Reagan’s closest advisers were privately discussing whether …

Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

By Anna Fifield<p>Bureau chief<p>SEOUL — Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.”<p>The Kim family has kept a tight grip on North Korea for some seven decades by …

North Korea

American Institutions Strike Back

The president’s incompetence may yet save the country that put him in the White House.<p>The bad news is that Donald Trump is the most incompetent president in modern American history. The good news is that Donald Trump is the most incompetent president in modern American history.<p>He was too …

Donald Trump

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

The possibility of a lasting deal seems as far away as ever – and the history of failed negotiations suggests it’s largely because Israel prefers the status quo<p>Scattered over the land between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace plans, international summits, …

Israel

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week.<p>"As President I wanted to share …

Donald Trump

This Smiling Siberian Husky Will Put An End To All Your Woes

Don't you just want to give him a big hug?!<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

Dinosaurs

Emily Dickinson Quotes: 20 Famous Sayings By Reclusive American Poet On Her 131st Death Anniversary

Monday, May 15, marks the 131st death anniversary of prolific American poet Emily Dickinson. Often known to be reclusive, Dickison received less fame …

Meet the 23-Year-Old Innovating The Nail Industry With Static Nails

Alexis Irene is the 23-year-old founder of Static Nails, a manicure company she created out of her college dorm room. Static Nails is an at-home nail kit, featuring reusable nail appliqués which are applied using their non-damaging glue and can be worn up to 18 days, or reapplied up to 6 times. …