James Butkus

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The Therapy That's Changing The Way We Treat Depression & Addiction

I have a collection of priceless artwork—but it’s not anything you’d find in a museum. The paintings hanging on the walls of my office are tangible …

The right wing hates America: The loudest flag-waving patriots are always the dangerous hypocrites

A presidential nominee who sees America as a “Third World country,” “nightmare,” “embarrassment” and “hellhole”?<p>Does the right wing hate America? It has become a legitimate and important question to consider.<p>Ambrose Bierce, in <i>The Devil’s Dictionary</i>, defined “patriot” as “the dupe of statesmen and …

It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians

Between 1846 and 1870, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Diseases, dislocation and starvation caused many of these deaths, but the near-annihilation of the California Indians was not the unavoidable result of two civilizations coming into contact for the first …

U.S. Army

5 Things Every Couple Needs to Do Before They Get Married

<i>By Lindsey Murray</i><p>You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step? Jill Andres and Brook Silva were asking themselves that very question after dating for several years (with one year-long breakup in …

Will Kim Jong Un Go to War?

With South Korea’s president flinging insults and his country losing important sources of income, Kim is facing a huge crisis—and it might just push …

North Korea

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

This Is the Best Way to Teach Kids About Money

Teachers with actual personal finance training are most effective with students.<p>As educators and policymakers debate the best way to teach personal …

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …

HRC

HRC’s “The Real Mike Pence” campaign pulls back the curtain on the dangerous agenda of the mystery man who is just a heartbeat away from the …

LGBTQI

Kanna Hashimoto does 'stupid-cool' tricks for commercial, requiring over 600 takes to get it right

Have you ever done something stupid then been surprised when it actually worked? Like tossing a screwed-up ball of paper over your shoulder and …

‘I was surrounded by stars, floating without control,’ recalls the cosmonaut who made history 50 years ago on a mission that nearly cost him his life<p>Fifty years ago, Alexei Leonov opened the airlock of his tiny space capsule, which was orbiting the Earth, and stepped into the void. For 12 minutes …

Space Exploration

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

North Korea's Kim dynasty survived 'series of coups', says CIA agent

Former operative says plotters attempting to overthrow North Korean dictatorships in the 1990s dealt with ruthlessly<p>A former Korean operative for the CIA has claimed that Kim Il-sung and his son and heir to the North Korean dictatorship, Kim Jong-il, survived a series of attempted coups in the …

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ELON MUSK busies himself building other people’s futures. A serial entrepreneur who made his first fortune in the early days of the world wide web, …

Photograph: IBL / Rex Features<p>The border between South and North Korea on the road to Kaesong Industrial Region.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/6/1430926977966/fb527db6-7645-4b45-baf6-64552ea056f7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: IBL / Rex Features<p>The border between …

North Korea

Using electricity to give your brain a boost? Not so fast...

We all have our little tips and tricks to help our brains function just a little bit better. Coffee and energy drinks. B vitamins and ginseng. Or, in the case of a growing group of scientists and DIYers, running a weak electrical current into the brain.<p>Transcranial direct-current stimulation was …

The Brain

6 Signs That a Passion or Calling is "True"

I used to do a lot of stone sculpting, and when you want to find out whether a stone is “true,” you bang on it with a hammer. If it gives off a dull …

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

<b>3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson</b>by <b>Sandra L. Love</b>, Ed.D., <i>mentoringminds.com</i>In today’s classroom, we have moved beyond …

US student held in North Korea: 'I wanted to be arrested'

Detained in Pyongyang, Joo Woo-moon gives bizarre interview saying he is 'willing to accept any punishment' in his bid to build bridges between the North and South<p>A <b>South Korean</b> student said he deliberately broke the law to cross the border into North Korea in order to improve relations between the …

North Korea

South Korea Overview

In the 2015 PISA assessments, South Korea ranked seventh in reading and mathematics and eleventh in science, consistent with its performance near the …

Education

Instantly communicate in another language with Heart to Heart

Whether you are a world traveler or just learning a new language, the Heart to Heart app can help you instantly communicate in 64 languages. You can …

How to Learn Faster with the Best Foreign Language Audiobooks

Want to level-up your language skills?<p>First tip: give your headphones and speakers the workout of their life.<p>Now listen up while we convince you that</b> …

Linqapp, Which Lets You Get Real-Time Language Answers From Real People, Launches On iOS

The last time I enrolled in a Mandarin language program was back in 2007, light years away in terms of technology. I considered myself lucky because I had a Besta CD-618 electronic dictionary and a weekly language partner to answer questions about slang and other words that weren’t in my (very dry) …