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13 books every young liberal should read

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it pays to be well informed.<p>From criminal justice and civil rights to environmental policy and freedom of speech, the following 13 books of fiction and nonfiction span a wide range of genres and topics.<p>One thing they all have in common is that …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Cross-Country Road Trip Vacations Under $350: 20 Cheap Travel Ideas That don’t Break The Bank

When you get the urge to travel across the country, you can jump in the car and create your own adventure. Or if hours behind the wheel don’t appeal …

The Invention of Religion

<b>A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam</b><p>The Book of Exodus may be the most …

Theology

Liberia - the country where citizenship depends on your skin colour

<b>Tony Hage has lived in Liberia for more than 50 years.</b><p>It is where he went to university. Where he met his wife. Where he set up his successful business.<p>He has stayed when so many others have fled the country's years of unrest- determined to see the country he loves and calls home succeed.<p>But Mr …

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Scientists Developing Nanorobots Whose Mission Is to Kill Cancer Tumors

Nanomedicine researchers have successfully programmed nanorobots to find tumors and cut off their blood supply while leaving healthy tissue …

Cancer

Canada is the 7th happiest country in the world, according to World Happiness Index

The United Nation‘s latest international happiness ranking has Finland sitting in the top spot, and Canada in the 7th.<p>The World Happiness Report, …

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Nanotech

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

You Can Travel from California to New York City by Train for Only $186

There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton's. A fancy dinner on the town for two. A few pairs of spring …

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

The Best Strains For Daytime Highs

Written by Reggie Dankers<p>As THC percentages continue to soar, some smokers are opting for less potent pot. Whether you’re nostalgic for the days of …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Stephen Hawking's prediction will give you goosebumps

Stephen Hawking is sounding the alarm on what could be a trillion-dollar technology. In fact, he’s saying it could be “the biggest event in the history of our civilization.”<p>And when noted genius Stephen Hawking speaks, it pays to listen.<p>Everyone knows Stephen Hawking is one of the most brilliant …

NYC's Farm One delivers rare, ultra-fresh produce in just 30 minutes

The farm-to-table movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years – and now NYC chefs can pick up sustainable, 100% “nasty-free” …

Insane And Creepy Historical Facts They Never Taught You In School

(Image Link)<p>Unless your history teacher was a real history buff or they had an affinity for the dark side of life your high school and college …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

Bin the bucket list: Travellers must stop following the same beaten paths

The Taj Mahal has been described as a "chaotic experience," Machu Picchu is creaking under the pressure and there are even queues to reach the summit of Everest.<p>The trend for compiling travel “bucket lists” before assiduously traipsing around the world, ticking off world-famous destinations with a …

Plastic chemical linked to male infertility in majority of teenagers, study suggests

A plastics chemical linked to reduced fertility in men is in the majority of teenagers, research has found.<p>More than 80 per cent of teenagers have traces of the chemical compound in their bodies, according to the study involving 94 young people aged between 17 and 19.<p>The chemical known as Bisphenol …