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The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining
South Asia

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

Hunter Gatherers

Can't concentrate? Here's five ways of acquiring superhuman focus – tried, tested, and reviewed

The fact that you’re even reading this suggests you have a problem with – right, so at this point I was going to artfully pretend to get distracted, but I actually did get distracted and for a good couple of minutes was reading about football transfer rumours, not even Premier League rumours, pity …

Blade Runner 2049 short helps fill in the gap between films

A lot has happened between the events of <i>Blade Runner</i> and <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> — and audiences are getting a glimpse of what has changed in the world …

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’<p>Sometimes I think I am very privileged. Setting my own hours. No traffic jams going to work. Just walk down the carpeted hall to the study. …

Creative Writing

This long-forgotten unit was the predecessor to Delta Force

The US Army's highly secretive counterterrorist unit, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, is without a doubt among the best counterterrorism units in the world.<p>While Delta is extremely well known, if only by its name, it wasn't actually the first American counterterrorist force in …

Military

Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button again, not wanting to go to the dentist, or putting off an unpleasant task awaiting you …

Procrastination

How to easily increase willpower and improve self-control:

What’s it take to increase willpower?<p>Roy F. Baumeister is the Frances Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and author of the New …

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

The Real Harm In Multitasking

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who …

The Brain

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

E.coli

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

Employment
Asia Travel

Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression

Due to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. …

Medical Research

The 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics

People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why.<p><b>Physics</b> is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box.<p>We’ve put together a …

LSD doesn't just treat mental illness, 'it could actually heal the brain'

We do a strange thing when talking about mental health. Any violent offender who commits a particularly heinous crime faces the possibility of being …

Mental Health

10 Of The World’s Coolest Apartment Buildings

A new book explores how visionary architects have taken small spaces in dense cities and created beautiful, livable apartment buildings.<p>As more people move to cities, architects and developers have to design and build enough housing to fit them all—and within a landscape that’s already extremely …

Architecture

Parasitic wooden cubes slash Parisian building's energy consumption by 75%

Stéphane Malka has designed a clever way of optimizing the energy efficiency of older urban structures while working within the restrictions of …

T.E. Lawrence and the Desert Bromance That Sold America on a War

Two guys have fun together blowing up trains and help to shape a new Middle East. A century later, nobody seems any wiser.<p>It was bromance at first …

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Self-improvement

Why Europe Rose And Others Did Not

<i>This essay originally appeared as "The Theory of Economic Development and the European Miracle" in The Collapse of Development Planning, edited by</i> …

5 Enemies of Success You Must Avoid At All Costs

In the journey of life, we all come across certain challenges that in one way or another attempt to derail our success. Sometimes these challenges …

Is the treehouse the pinnacle of sustainable living? - CNN Style

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Sustainable Living

Is Grief a Disease?

A new theory is challenging the way psychologists understand mourning.<p>After Stephanie Muldberg’s 13-year-old son Eric died of Ewing’s sarcoma in 2004, she was lost in a sea of grief. Her days were long, unstructured, monotonous. She barely left her New Jersey home. When she did leave, she planned …

Mental Health