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How ADHD Affects My Son and Daughter Differently

As a mother, I know firsthand that girls are less likely than boys to be diagnosed with ADHD and often handle the challenges differently.<p>I’m the …

Autism

The secrets of a diary written on castle floorboards

<b>A hidden diary written by a carpenter on the floorboards of a French Alpine chateau provides a rare insight into the private lives of villagers in the late 19th Century, writes Hugh Schofield.</b><p>When the new owners of the chateau of Picomtal decided to renovate the parquet in some of their upstairs …

Family Business

How Psychologists Test Kids for PTSD

Fifteen percent of girls and six percent of boys in the U.S. develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Is your child among them?<p>Most parents assume …

Mental Health

Canada waging full-court press against U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Donald Trump's advisers say he does not want to spare Canada and other U.S. allies from punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum – but are also suggesting individual companies can apply for exemptions and no final decision has been made, adding to mounting confusion over the President's looming …

Donald Trump

Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis

She distributed anti-Nazi pamphlets at the University of Munich<p>Like most German children in the 1930s, Sophie Scholl and her five siblings joined …

World History

Trump insisted on hanging bright gold drapes in the Oval Office — here are past presidents' offices for comparison

<b>• The Oval Office is the official office of the president of the United States.</b><p><b>• In modern times, many new presidents have redesigned the room.</b><p><b>• These refurbishments typically reflect their personal tastes, signal their political leanings, and commemorate the figures who they admire.</b><p>The Oval Office …

Why we love tyrants

Psychoanalysis explains how authoritarians energise the hatred, self-pity and delusion while promising heaven on Earth<i>By David Livingstone Smith</i>Read …

A day in Auschwitz: The scene of humanity's greatest atrocity

Stood in the dark at 4am, my taxi arrived. “You’re off to the airport, right? Anywhere nice? Be good to get away from this depressing …

Auschwitz

9 Tips for Managing ADHD Mood Swings

Everyone copes with anxiety, anger, and impatience from time to time, but attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to magnify those …

The Other Terrifying Lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Historians have focused on how John F. Kennedy’s wisdom narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe. They’ve paid less attention to how little we knew about the Soviets’ true intentions.<p>If you add two cliches together, can the sum be something more than a cliche? Could it actually be alarmingly …

North Korea

Yes, Trump could be indicted. The ‘Nixon tapes’ case proves it.

<i>Philip Allen Lacovara, a former U.S. deputy solicitor general in the Justice Department, served as counsel to Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski.</i><p>As special counsel Robert S. Mueller III racks up indictments and guilty pleas, and President Trump continues to dig himself …

Donald Trump

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

European Travel

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it

Sleep is crucial to our health.<p>Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to …

9 Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched at the Border

Traveling to the United States can be a huge hassle. Even if you’re an American citizen, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can pull you aside for …

America needs the humanities more than ever. So why have we abandoned them?

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently tweeted, “In school, rarely do we learn how data become facts, how facts become knowledge, and how knowledge becomes wisdom.” A librarian replied, “Hi Neil, That’s literally what we teach. Thanks for the shoutout! Sincerely, The Humanities.”<p>When a champion of critical …

Why Vietnam Was Unwinnable

While I was working for the Pentagon in the early 2000s, wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan were routinely bused down from Walter Reed Hospital, in Northwest Washington, D.C., to receive their medals. It was a heart-rending experience to see these young men and women, many of them missing …

The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs

Tsutomu Yamaguchi (Credit: Jemal Countess/WireImage)Tsutomu Yamaguchi was preparing to leave Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell. The 29-year-old …

This new bill means teens could face jail time for sexting

The House of Representatives has passed a new bill to protect children against sexual exploitation. And as a result, teens could face some serious …

Defenseless

The Dirty Half-Dozen — Meet the Six Aging POWs Who Pulled Off One of WW2’s Most Daring Escapes

“It is a cast of characters that even Hollywood would never dare make up. But every detail is completely and unbelievably true.” What do you get when …

The U.S. has a habit of debuting new bombing technology on developing nations

The ugly legacy of colonialism persists in our military actions today<p>When the Mother of All Bombs (known officially as the GBU-43/B MOAB) was dropped …

War

A legal expert lays out three cases for impeaching Trump

<b>Jacob Weisberg: There's a historical question about when impeachment has been used, and there's a constitutional question about what's allowed, but fundamentally there's a political question: Are you going to do this?</b><p><b>Noah Feldman:</b> Impeachment has two parts. First, the House actually passes articles …

What Did WWI Soldiers Leave Behind in Their Secret Bunkers?

The French-German border is littered with as many as 500 underground sites used during World War I. Researcher Jeff Gusky explores them and finds a …

Secrets of what ancient mummies look like under their wrappings are finally being revealed

If you'd like to be mummified when you die, you can contact an organization in Salt Lake City, Utah, to arrange the procedure for around $70,000. Pets are cheaper, around $4,000 for an animal under 15 pounds.<p>It's expensive partially because mummification is pretty rare these days. But for thousands …

How Dirty Is Your Money, Really?

Why your cold cash can pick up many germs and bacteria.<p>Cash. We need it to live. But have you ever stopped to think of what it is you're touching …

From Selma to Montgomery: 5 Things You May Not Know About 'Bloody Sunday'

Thousands of people in Alabama crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma into Montgomery on Sunday to recreate a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement on its 52nd anniversary.<p>On March 7, 1965, images of police beating and throwing tear gas at 600 marchers flashed across television screens …

Faux fasting diet regenerates pancreas to reverse diabetes

Using stem cells to create insulin-producing beta cells that could be transplanted into diabetics is being investigated as a possible cure for type 1 …

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

Religion

People Around the World Made Truly Brilliant Signs for the Women's Marches

"You're so vain, you probably think this march is about you."<p>People around the world are turning out to march for equality and women's rights. And they've made signs. WONDERFUL signs. Here are some of our favorites.

Amsterdam

It Only Takes 285 People to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump (And Other "Magic Numbers" for The Next 4 Years)

Now that millions have flooded streets across the world to send a message to Mr. Trump, it's time to act on that message.<p>To do so, here's a quick course in "Stop Trump Civics" . . .<p>Lesson #1: <b>"The 'Magic Numbers' of Democracy"</b><p>"Democracy" is a mathematical concept and everything in it is nothing more …

The Forbidden City: inside the abandoned Soviet camp of Wünsdorf

Rusty keys jangle as Jürgen Naumann searches for the right one. He has 15 on one bunch, 25 on another. The last caretaker of the Red Army’s former headquarters in Germany, he has access to all the buildings in what was once known as the Forbidden City – and remains a restricted area 23 years after …

Germany