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Great Escape: 9 Luxurious, Remote Hotels Around the World

When you think of the world’s most luxurious hotels, your mind probably drifts to a meticulously appointed French suite with views of the Eiffel Tower, or a pristine, rooftop penthouse overlooking the streets of Manhattan—a jewel box in the middle of it all. And while either stay would be quite …

Hotels

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately

Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James …

Books

Prepaid Funeral Plans | Compare Plans with The Telegraph

Reasons to choose a pre-paid funeral plan?<p>Protect your loved ones against rising costs of funeral directors services<p>The average cost of a basic funeral has risen to £4,078, more than twice as much as it was 13 years ago. One reason for this increase is the rising costs of cremation and burial fees, …

Socialism or barbarism: Only the left can defeat the rise of the radical right

Brexit has taught us an important lesson: There are historic openings for the left — and also enormous challenges<p>President Obama pointed to globalization’s losers in an effort to explain the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, which took place just a few weeks before Republicans are …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn’t typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that makes opening this particular can of worms worth it.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), …

Emotional Intelligence

This Group Is Even Wealthier Than the 1%

The 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement may have directed its rage about income inequality at the top 1% of U.S. earners who controlled a vast share of …

This one common childhood experience can traumatize you well into adulthood

New research suggests moving a child between the ages of 12 and 14 can lead to a host of destructive behaviors<p>In 2014, according to a United States national census, more than 11% of Americans relocated across state borders. In our mobile society, this might seem like par for the course—no cause for …

San Francisco has become one huge metaphor for economic inequality in America

The fog still chills the morning air and the cable cars still climb halfway to the stars, yet on the ground, the city by the bay has changed immeasurably since Tony Bennett left his heart here. Silicon Valley and the tech industry has led the region into a period of unprecedented wealth and …

Income Inequality

See 10 Photos of African-American History Through the Eyes of Children

Rehabilitation client and his family on Lady's Sound off Beaufort, S.C., 1936.<br>Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Am<p>1 of 10

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

US politicians often cite Australia as providing a model of impactful reform. Here’s why such blueprints likely won’t work to combat gun violence in the US<p>A disturbed man with an AR-15-style rifle walked through a popular historic site in 1996, shooting up the cafe and gift shop. He left 35 people …

Communicator-in-chief: Where Obama’s rhetoric illuminated a complex world, Trump’s deceptive dialect dumbs down

You only have to read the first words of “Dreams from My Father” and “Crippled America” to see the stark difference<p>In America’s slow and steady move from a literary culture to an audio-visual culture with literary accessories like Twitter feeds and text messages, much of the nation has lost its …

We never leave high school: Science proves adolescence unforgettable — for better or worse

Still find yourself day-dreaming about that unrequited crush junior year? You have your primitive brain to thank<p>For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure …

The Woman Card

How feminism and antifeminism created Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.<p>“I<i>t means freedom for women to vote against the party this donkey represents</i>” read the sign on a donkey named Woodrow who, wearing a bow, was paraded through Denver by the National Woman’s Party during its campaign against the …

Devoted Dad with ALS Creates Inspiring Documentary for His Son: 'He Is Always in My Thoughts and in My Heart'

Patrick O’Brien has a gift for his 8-year-old son, Sean, this Father’s Day – one that took him 10 years to create.<p>In 2005, when doctors told the …

Lou Gehrig

Constructing Visions of "Perpetual Peace": An Interview With Noam Chomsky

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although …

Geopolitics

Learn a New Climate Change Phrase: ‘Heat Dome’

As the Southwest faces scorching temperatures, this phrase is dominating weather discussions.<p>An extreme heat warning in Death Valley. (Photo: Graeme …

Climate Change

The Pros and Cons of Falling in Love with Your Best Friend

People's stories of falling for their mates—from long-term relationships, to never speaking to them again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>There are few things more unsettling—and recognizable—than the realization you've started to catch feelings for your best friend. It doesn't matter if …

My Multiracial Identity Isn't A Party Trick Or A Hookup Goal

We sat in a diner at 4 a.m. with a stack of chocolate chip pancakes and chicken fingers between us, the only meal that made sense at that time of night. After a while, the food soaked up enough of the alcohol that we could converse somewhat effectively. He looked up at me and smiled, pancakes …

Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality by Kat Banyard – review

This vital study exposes the myths promoted by defenders of the sex trade<p>It is a paradox: it has never been so easy to get free sex, yet the evidence suggests that more men than ever are paying for it. In this country, the number of men reporting they had paid for sex almost doubled during the …

How DNA traced the Ashkenazic Jews to northeastern Turkey

Northeastern Turkey has not received much attention from scholars of Jewish history. It was not an area of dispute nor a region known to host famous …

Genealogy

Bad boys not Boko Haram: how the media misinterprets African violence

Residents in Niger have rejected a recent report on youth clashes they say is reductive and portrays them as ‘animals’<p>For the past six years, the city of Zinder in Niger has been gripped by American-inspired gang violence, a phenomenon international researchers and local journalists have struggled …

Another study is poking holes into the classic conception of introverts and extroverts

Do a quick Google of "only introverts will understand" if you need a sampling.<p>Somehow, it seems like we've ended up with stereotypes where introverts order pizza in bed and think deep important thoughts while extroverts prance around them setting things on fire and begging them to come out for a …

Psychology

Earth - When monkeys lose a friend they grieve for hours

When Thomas the orphaned chimpanzee died, his companion Pan appeared to grieve for him. And Pan was not the only one.<p>The other chimps in the group chose to stay around Thomas, even though it was their usual feeding time. Many of them touched Thomas's body. One dominant female even brushed his teeth …

College of William & Mary

Researchers May Have Just Discovered What Really Makes You Happy

Hint: It's not money, success or puppies. (Sorry.)<p>Do you know what makes you joyful? Maybe you think it's a vacation, a promotion or a new car. Perhaps it's a night in with your spouse, a good book or some time with your dog.<p>In reality, it's none of these things. However, researchers do believe …

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

Medical Journals

Don't demonise the super-rich – inequality isn't their fault

I hate the super rich. I hate the robber-baron mentality of today. I hate it that we bailed out the bankers and demanded nothing back. I hate the way the middle class suck up to and legitimise the ultra-wealthy. I hate increasing income inequality. And I hate the way that central London has become …