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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

The Child From Hell – Raising a Child with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome

By Dr. Susan M. Walker<p>Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>I know, what a title, right? But it was very much my reality when my child was diagnosed with …

This Minecraft World Teaches Kids the Basics of Biochemistry

Enter the crazy block world where some architecture is actually made of protein blocks.<p>In the world of MolCraft, all is not what it seems. Strange formations populate this Minecraft world: These are actually molecular structures that could allow kids to have fun with Minecraft and learn about …

Moscow’s metro stations – in pictures

Vancouver-based photographer David Burdeny has always loved extravagant spaces: “I like the idea that when there’s no one in a space, you begin to envisage yourself there,” he says. Here are highlights from a 20-photo series documenting the gloriously ornate, vaulted halls of Russia’s metro …

St. Petersburg

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Immune System

50 States, 50 Pizzas

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People with This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel …

Science Finds Men With Beards Are Healthier

Men’s grooming has changed in the last few years.<p>Long gone are the days of men with hairless bodies and short haircuts. The current age is the time …

21 things New Yorkers wish everyone else knew about pizza

When it comes to pizza, New Yorkers don't mess around. From cheap slices to neo-Neapolitans, we know how to make the perfect pie. And how not to. So …

Woman Eats Only Pizza For A Week And Loses 5 Pounds

It may sound like the world's most ideal cleanse, but eating nothing but pizza straight for a week can leave your body feeling highs and lows.<p>Posting …

Putin Just Warned Global War Is Increasingly More Likely: Here's Why

Vladimir Putin is basking in Russia’s triumphant return to the world stage.<p>What began with a land grab in Crimea and escalated with support for the …

The best thing to eat in every state

From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one food you should eat in every US state.<p>We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can't get anywhere else.<p>Whether you have a sweet tooth, a preference for …

The Cake Cleanse is a new diet where you can eat gateau for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Forget a detox, now there's a cake cleanse: The new diet that lets you eat dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner - and STILL lose weight<p><b>Deborah</b> …

Star Wars Showerheads Let You Bathe In Vader's Tears

With a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie on the horizon, the Disney/Lucasfilm marketing machine is finally fully operational. How do we know? Because in addition to …

Star Wars

How The Most Productive People Procrastinate

Some of the world’s most successful people use this procrastination technique.<p>If you procrastinate (and most of us do), you’re in good company. Bill Clinton, Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Lloyd Wright, Victor Hugo, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Adams, Naomi Campbell, and Mariah Carey are all known for …

Radiant Portraits of Opulent and Historic Russian Metro System

Canadian architect turned photographer David Burdeny presents a collection of images showcasing the stunning and elaborate Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro system in <i>A Bright Future- New Works from Russia</i>. The photographer spent two weeks shooting the aesthetically amazing stations and, as far as …

17 eerie photos of abandoned Soviet spaces

When Nikon approached photographer David de Rueda with the opportunity to help make his ultimate dream project come true, de Rueda knew he wanted to create something "post-apocalyptic and sci-fi."<p>De Rueda pitched the idea of a six-week road trip through nine European countries to document Cold …

Did CIA Director Allen Dulles Order the Hit on JFK?

In a blistering but painstaking profile of the Cold War CIA chief, David Talbot’s damning accusations include the allegation that Dulles was behind …

Learn Physics From Nobel Prizewinner Richard Feynman for Free

For anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to learn from a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, you’re in luck: You can read physicist Richard …

Moscow then and now – in pictures

A Soviet market replaced by a 16-lane highway and the renaming of prominent landmarks: photographs capture the changing face of Russia’s capital

Russia

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

5 Rituals to Help You Learn a Language Faster

People are motivated to learn languages for different reasons. It might be because you’ve moved abroad and wish to understand the native tongue of …

In pictures: the abandoned remains of Soviet technology

Once the symbols of Russia's Cold War military might, these relics now lie abandoned in the snow.<p>These pictures are part of <i>Restricted Areas</i>, a series …

How J.R.R. Tolkien Helped to Lead C.S. Lewis to Faith

Until I was an adult who had found faith and this world of meaning, I knew very little about C. S. Lewis. He was the Oxford don who turned from …

Fall of the Roman Empire

I knew we were headed toward societal demise like the fall of the Roman Empire in 2002 when I watched "<i>Most Extreme Elimination Challenge</i>," a muddy dubbed Japanese TV competition show. While studying world history in college, I turned to my college roommate and said, "If you look, America could be …

12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won't Hear at a Wedding

<b>2.) I promise to never expect a 50/50 marriage.</b><p>There’s no such thing as a 50/50 marriage.<p>You can’t keep score in a marriage. There’s no such thing as …

The 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world

With grand chandeliers, architectural designs, and light projections, these metro stations will make your commute anything but boring.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the …

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1

The US aircraft carrier fleet easily outstrips everybody else. Source: AP/Press Association Images<p>The deadly chemical used in a suspected gas attack …

How Churchill attempted to crack the 'riddle' of Russia

<i>“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”</i><p>This sentence has since been often employed to …