Holly Yacoumakis

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10 of the most evil medical experiments in history

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>The subjects are often society’s most vulnerable, and the doctors have rarely had to answer for their crimes<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 4, 2014 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Evil scares us. Arguably our best …

The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

It's been an interesting decade for the album. As the 2000s ended, conventional wisdom suggested that the album was on its way out, that the future would all be individual tracks and playlists. And while there's still a certain inevitability to the notion—the way we experience recorded music has …

In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure'

With her chin down and her eyes up, Lauren Bacall's trademark, sultry <i>look</i> enchanted audiences — and also fellow co-stars, most notably her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. But that powerful glance was actually a technique that 19-year-old Bacall employed to keep herself from shaking with …

Iraq crisis: My night on the mountain of hell with dying Yazidi refugees

Exclusive Telegraph dispatch by the first Western journalist at Mount Sinjar, where exhausted, starving Yazidis are struggling to survive after fleeing Islamic State<p><b>• Iraq crisis: live</b><p>The lights of their towns, controlled by jihadists, twinkle beneath them in the moonlight. The people of the …

Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

News broke today that Robin Williams had passed away, due to apparent suicide following severe depression. As the vast majority of people will likely have already said, this was terribly heart-breaking news. Such an iconic, talented and beloved figure will have no shortage of tributes paid to him …

Actor, comic Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide.<p>The news of the beloved actor's death rocked the nation. Channels broke into their usual …

Sarah Michelle Gellar Calls Robin Williams the 'Father I Always Dreamed of Having'

Robin Williams was not only a costar to Sarah Michelle Gellar in the CBS comedy <i>The Crazy Ones</i> – he was the dad she “always dreamed of having.”<p>In a …

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11 ways the militarization of police is wreaking havoc on innocent Americans

The “war on terror” has come home–and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police.<p>The weapons …

R. Crumb Illustrates Bukowski

In the early 1980s, two titans of the artfully cynical and subversive joined forces in an extraordinary collaboration: Legendary cartoonist and album cover artist R. Crumb illustrated two short books by Charles Bukowski, <b>Bring Me Your Love</b> (<i>public library</i>) and <b>There’s No Business</b> (<i>public library</i>). …

Why Clinton spoke out on Obama

Hillary Clinton has taken her furthest, most public step away yet from President Barack Obama, rejecting the core of his self-described foreign policy doctrine and describing his decision against backing Syrian rebels early on as a “failure.”<p>She also stood unequivocally with Israel in its current …

Iraq conflict: US in new air strikes on militants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099804_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534440144_2d47fa465a7aed187c5a963a634d870a<p><b>The US military says it has carried out a third round of air strikes on Sunni Muslim militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq.</b><p>It said jet …

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The truth about science vs. religion: 4 reasons why intelligent design falls flat

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell/CURAphotography via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The devil’s in the details<p>Greta Christina<p>August 4, 2014 4:53pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Of course I believe in evolution. And I believe in God, too. I believe that evolution is how God created</i> …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

Italians enraged at rise of Sicily's new Facebook mafia

Detectives are poring over social media for details that might help them arrest new generation of mobsters who have turned their back on traditional code of discretion<p>Just when police thought they had finally loosened the Mafia's historical stranglehold over Sicily, a new generation of brash …

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The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

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The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …