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Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, and fought alongside them against racist GIs

Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen<p>This was no ordinary Saturday night punch-up outside a pub.<p>At the height of World War Two, with the country gripped in a life or death …

When Did the Constitution Become a Religious Document?

The U.S. Constitution is, by all appearances, a secular document. It prohibits the use of religious tests for federal officeholders. It guarantees the right to practice the faith of one's choice. It bars the state and federal governments from establishing an official religion. Some of its original …

Religion

Celebrate the Body In Its Most Sacred Form - Yoga Undressed - Nude Yoga History

The History of Naked Yoga<p><i>The soul, like the moon</i><p><i>is new and always new again</i><p><i>and I have seen the ocean</i><p><i>continuously creating.</i><p><i>Since I washed my mind</i><p><i>and</i> …

'Causes of growing mental health problems sit largely within schools'

While progress has been made, a few schools appear to care more about academic results than the well-being of pupils, writes former head, Peter Tait<p>The mental health epidemic among the young represents one of the greatest challenges facing our schools.<p>According to the leading charity, Young Minds, …

Is It Worth It To Study Computer Science?

Today a kid in college told me he was debating whether to major in CS or not. How would you settle that debate?<p>Airplane friends! I love making …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Relationships

Erykah Badu: But You Caint Use My Phone Album Review

When Erykah Badu found out that her friend and collaborator J Dilla passed away in February 2006, her mind reeled. The producer was just 32, felled by a rare blood disease that clogged his body with clots and a case of lupus that caused his immune system to go haywire. Badu thought of a story …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What It Takes To Lead An Extraordinary Life

<i>Originally appeared on my self-improvement</i> <i>blog</i><i>.</i><p>Who doesn’t like adventure and sense of exceptionality in life? If an average existence of a typical …

When Meditation Becomes Prayer

The essence of <i>vipassana</i> meditation -- the Buddhist root of mindfulness -- is to see things as clearly as possible without superimposed narrative, without the colorations of personal history, free from the desires and aversions that steer even the most subtle reaches of mental life. It is this …

Meditation

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

Don't forget, the science of memory is key to helping students learn

Neuroscientist Catharine Young explains how memories are formed and suggests strategies teachers can use to make sure students remember information<p>Since the dawn of time, learning and memory have gone together like bread and butter, up and down, spaghetti and meatballs. These two phenomena are so …

Teaching

Erdogan challenges Putin to prove ISIL oil claim

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, has said he would be ready to quit office if allegations by his Russian counterpart that Turkey traded oil with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group were proved.<p>Erdogan's comments on Monday came after Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of …

Russia
Genetics

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness