Joanne Hamilton Thompson

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Last Hitler bodyguard dies at 96

The last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days in the Berlin bunker who always referred to the Nazi dictator as "the Boss", has died in his home at the age of 96, his book agent has said.<p>Rochus Misch, who told Reuters in a 2007 interview that there was a strange silence in the bunker as …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Hillary Clinton's First Speech as Presumptive Nominee Puts 'Women's Issues' Front and Center

In her first speech since she became the first female major party presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton put several traditionally sidelined “women’s …

Unlikely path for foes hoping to dump Trump at convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dumping Trump at next month's Republican national convention? Highly dubious, but not prohibitively implausible.<p>The GOP was already …

Republicans

Parents who see failure as negative bring up children who do not believe they can improve, research suggests

Parents who believe failure is harmful have children who think ability is fixed, and risk hindering their determination to succeed, new research …

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Hillary Clinton: whatever happens, she's made history | Lucia Graves

Let’s be clear what the democratic nomination means. The feminist movement that has been remaking American culture – and more slowly, its politics – just put a crack in the highest, hardest ceiling of all<p>It was supposed to be a quiet night, the calm before Tuesday’s storm.<p>Instead, on Monday night, …

‘Extinction Labels’ Tell You How Your Food Choices Affect Wildlife

Check out how much damage those four slices of bacon are doing.<p>Here's some news that might make you gulp.<p>The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental nonprofit, wants you to know how food production affects wildlife. Piggybacking on the government’s recent redesign of nutrition labels on …

Gender and the Presidency: A Look Through Polling History

Eight years ago this Tuesday, Hillary Clinton conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, noting in the most explicit terms of her campaign how history might view her first White House run through a prism of gender.<p>“Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling …

RFK's 'Ripple of Hope' speech still touches the world, 50 years later

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's "Ripple of Hope" speech. Delivered at the University of Cape Town on June 6, 1966, during the height of apartheid; most believe RFK's "Ripple of Hope" address was the greatest speech of his life.<p>The fact that the trip to South Africa …

The Power Of Laughter And Tapping Your Inner Chewbacca

When I first saw the video of Candace Payne donning a Chewbacca mask, I thought to myself, this is unreal.<p>80M views in one day.<p>136 Million views to date.<p>What was it that made everybody on the planet watch this woman, who just walked out of a Coles and put on a Chewbacca mask just to have fun?<p>Just a …

Racist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactly

The ad is so brazenly racist that it delivers a visceral shock.<p>A young Chinese woman is doing laundry. A young black man appears in the doorway, his face and white T-shirt smudged with paint. He gives the woman a classic wolf whistle, and winks. She gestures suggestively; he approaches, and leans …

Washing Machines

Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It's going to be OK

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party’s nominee.<p>“I think other people …

Chinese news agency: Taiwan's leader is radical because she is single

Opinion piece says Tsai Ing-wen has an ‘emotional, personalised’ style because she does not have a husband and children<p>The Chinese Communist party’s official newswire is facing a deluge of online scorn and ridicule after claiming Taiwan’s first female president is “extreme” because she is …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack ’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of …

Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey Civil War drama new trailer

<i>Free State of Jones</i> is coming out firing.<p>The new trailer for the Matthew McConaughey-starred Civil War movie turns its attention to the battle and …

Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban

South Africa will allow domestic trade of rhino horns again, after a seven-year ban. International trade of the horns is still barred.<p>The Supreme Court of Appeal rejected the government's bid to keep the domestic moratorium in place, National Geographic reports.<p>South Africa is "home to the world's …

Schoolchildren with no shoes on 'do better and behave better in the classroom', research shows

Schoolchildren who attend their lessons wearing no shoes are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them, a decade-long academic research has revealed.<p>‘Shoeless’ children are more likely to arrive to school earlier, leave later and read more, according to new research …

Are these the 3 most stolen cars in South Africa?

An auto industry expert says that an updated list of the most stolen vehicles in South Africa would include the VW Polo.<p>His comment follows an …

Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio

Her slender hand sheathed in a black glove, Saira Nizamuddin gathered the fabric of her full-length abaya as she stepped across an alley strewn with rocks and trash.<p>The 19-year-old health worker walked alone, the mid-morning sun pressing down on the dirt streets and soaking into the black fabric …

Public Health

Researchers Isolated the Single Thing Rich Parents Do to Give Their Kids a Massive Edge

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

We’ll be fighting forever: America just can’t kick its addiction to war

Washington still believes military action will solve its terror problem. Our policymakers need an intervention<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>December 20, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could …

War

Nazi Guard Reinhold Hanning's Trial: Auschwitz Survivor Denied Voice

DETMOLD, Germany — An 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor who traveled from his home in California to Germany was denied the opportunity to testify at a former Nazi SS guard's trial Friday.<p>Joshua Kaufman, who lives in Los Angeles, had hoped to win permission to tell the court about how he removed bodies …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

Cognitive Science