Jakub Patterson

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Louisiana’s hidden history: The former slave who became an executioner

<b>(Illustration by Sishir Bommakanti/Narratively)</b><p>Louis Congo became the punisher, doling out brutal whippings, brandings and even hangings to his own people<p>Crystal Ponti<p>November 19, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Narratively.</i><p>For a brief moment, the sunlight reflects off the …

The 5 Best PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Games To Buy Right Now

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Visual History of US Population

Nathan Yau from FlowingData has created a cool, new animated data visualization, Two Centuries of Population, Animated. The visualization shows the …

Population

Windsor Police Gift A Puppy To Boy With Autism Mourning His Dog's Death

Police officers in Windsor, Ont. just brought a little light to the Brown family.<p>After hearing about how Sasha, the family's dog, went missing and …

What the World Was Like the Last Time the Chicago Cubs Won the World Series

New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii (<i>above)</i> were not yet states.<p>According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average price for a loaf of bread …

Baseball

Drake appearance at Windsor, Ont. wedding lights up social media

Drake made an appearance at a Windsor, Ont. banquet hall for a wedding on Saturday night, lighting up social media.<p>According to CTV Windsor, he …

'Battlefield 1' Review (Xbox One): History Repeated

After a troubled launch for <i>Battlefield 4</i> and a muted reception for <i>Battlefield Hardline</i>, it seemed the series was going to want to shake things up for a new installment. The obvious thought was returning to the beloved <i>Bad Company</i> strain of the series, but DICE decided to go in a much different …

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting A Husky

Advertisement<p>Siberian Huskies are beautiful, intelligent dogs that catch the attention of many would-be owners. Between their wolfish stare and …

Watch the Trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's New Documentary Before the Flood

The trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary on climate change was released by National Geographic Channel on Tuesday.<p>“I just want to know how …

The last 9/11 survivor: What my dog remembers about that day 15 years ago

<b>A photo of the author's dog.</b><p>The more time passes, the more connections we lose to 9/11. The author’s deepest one, who has four legs, remains<p>Adam Langer<p>September 11, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>It seemed like he knew before the rest of us did. Around 8:45 that morning, he was pacing the living room, sticking …

Sky and Amazon team up for Roman Empire drama 'Britannia'

The 10-part series will air in the UK next year on Sky 1.<p>There's no grand secret as to why Sky is the dominant pay-TV provider in the UK. The movie premieres, exclusive sports programming and biggest shows from major US cable networks are what subscribers shell out the big bucks for. And to make …

Game of Thrones

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Psychologist

There are times when you'll feel helpless that you can't help someone.<p><b>1. Therapy doesn't look at all like what you see on TV.</b> I do have a couch, but people don't lie down on it. And we're not looking at inkblots or doing free association for an hour. People generally come to me with something they …

20 Memes Only "Star Wars" Fans Will Understand

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Star Wars

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

The BBC designed a fun quiz inspired by psychologists to test how dark your personality is — and you can take it now

Although the quiz was designed "solely for entertainment," it still offers an interesting (if unscientific) glimpse into your personality.<p>The BBC designed the quiz, which was inspired by questionnaires developed by psychologists Delroy Paulhus and Daniel Jones.<p>Psychologists have defined a "dark …

First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People

A strong handshake and assertive greeting may not be the best way to make a good first impression. New research suggests that people respond more …

Japan to re-examine verdicts in war crimes trials from Second World War

Government to reconsider rulings, including execution of six of Japan's Second World War leaders<p>The Japanese government is to re-examine the guilty verdicts handed down in the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals, which found 25 of Japan's military and political leaders guilty of initiating the Second World …

Court rejects aunt’s bid to sue nephew for $165,000 over ‘forceful’ hug at his 8th-birthday party

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman’s bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his …

3 Psychological Traits Effective Leaders Know How To Manage

Great leaders know how to manage not just behaviors, but the things that cause them.<p>Great leaders boast a range of skills and traits, but one of the most underrated is a keen grasp of psychology. When you understand what motivates people’s actions and perceptions–for instance, why they respond in …

Leadership

The psychology of voting: Why you’re not as rational as you think

Vote-chasing politicians aren't exactly subtle.<p>Conservative Leader Stephen Harper makes an announcement, flanked by "average" Canadians nodding in agreement, clapping their palms sore. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau steps off a plane in Montreal to scrum with reporters; a red-and-white sign flashing …