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Atheists' Intelligence May Lead to Their Own Demise, Scientists Argue

Even as atheism appears to be surprisingly popular in the United States, scientists warn that non-believers could hurt their own numbers by not …

The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name

There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to happiness, the poem suggests, is to understand that you’re not that special—so that you can …

York University

This Man Reveals What Actually Makes A Woman Fall In Love It’s The Most Beautiful Truth You’ll Know

What, according to you, makes a woman fall in love?<p>Simon Sinek, a British/American author and a popular motivational speaker, recently talked about …

It took a century to create the weekend—and only a decade to undo it

We made up the weekend the same way we made up the week. The earth actually does rotate around the sun once a year, taking about 365.25 days. The sun truly rises and sets over twenty-four hours. But the week is man-made, arbitrary, a substance not found in nature. That seven-day cycle in which we …

North Africa

Fantasy Fan Undergoes Plastic Surgery, Skin Bleaching and Eye Coloring in Quest to Become Real-Life Elf

Luis Padron, a 25-year-old fantasy fan and cosplay enthusiast from Argentina, has spent tens of thousands of dollars altering his looks in his desire …

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain Under Anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery, your anesthesiologist has likely told you to count back from 100. You don’t get too far before you’ve drifted off. Hours …

The real problem with standing desks, according to evolutionary psychology

Nope, it’s not the back aches or foot pain. If you can’t concentrate while working at a standing desk, it’s probably because your primal brain is subconsciously making eye-friends with all your coworkers.<p>We have evolved to do this because being attuned to others’ emotions is essential for creating …

Psychology

Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

BEIJING — Is an alien mollusk species choking your shoreline? Don’t despair. China’s ravenous, inventive internet users have an answer to unwelcome shellfish.<p>They’re ready to devour them.<p>The Danish Embassy in Beijing has been absorbing that lesson since it shared a report online this week about a …

Oysters

Giants are Hiding on the Outskirts of Copenhagen

Imagine it’s a beautiful day and you decide to make the most of it with a hike away from the hustle and bustle of city life. And in this …

This Is What Sex Is Like After Sexual Assault

"He did not take my body and my consent away from me. I still have that. I am still alive."<p><i>The advice here is not meant to be a substitute for professional help. You can reach out to someone at the National Sexual Assault Hotline for free 24/7 by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. You can also visit RAINN.org</i> …

Relationships

Stunning Photos Bring the Past and Present Together into Single Frames

Buenos Aires photographer Nate Stein warps time itself in his new photography series, ‘Past y Present.’<p>Old archival photographs of Buenos Aires fuse with new pictures of the city in <i>Past y Present</i>, an ongoing series by local photographer Nate Stein. Earlier this year, Stein reimagined illustrations …

Buenos Aires

The important questions: Why do people love to insist that ‘everything happens for a reason’?

What is the most insensitive sentence you can utter to someone who is struggling? The answer to this question is as follows: “Everything happens for …

Labor Economics

They say writing is cathartic, but writing about my parents dying almost killed me

Before writing a memoir about my parents dying in a road accident when I was 14 I went around saying, “So my parents died, what’s the big deal?” I wholeheartedly believed that I had come away unscathed. When the topic of parents came up in conversation I would say, “Oh, my parents are retired; they …

Mental Health

More young people using libraries, study finds

<b>The number of young people in the UK using libraries has increased over the last five years, according to new research.</b><p>A comprehensive study by the Carnegie UK Trust looked at the habits of 10,000 people across the country.<p>People aged 15-24 in England were the most likely age group to use libraries.<p>…

Northern Ireland

In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants

Ten years before Americans set foot on the moon, the USSR intentionally crashed their Luna 2 probe into the lunar surface. It was the first human …

How Anime Hit YOUR NAME Gets Millennial Relationships Better Than Hollywood

We live in a fast-paced society that relies on our ability to be clear and concise with our words. This is especially true in environments where …

14,000-year-old village ‘older than Egyptian pyramids’ is unearthed in Canada

A 14,000-year-old village, thought to be one of the oldest human settlements in North America, has been discovered by archaeologists.<p>Artefacts …

Reversing decades of interpretation: Court expands LGBT worker rights by attacking originalism

The Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College decision marks a major break from an previous interpretation<p>An appeals court ruled in support of LGBT rights this week, reversing decades of interpretation that largely allowed companies to discriminate against workers on the basis of sexual orientation.<p>In …

Behold, the true face of Pepsi, Kendall Jenner revealed in sci-fi remix

The outrage and shots being taken at Pepsi and Kendall Jenner for "that" commercial have mostly subsided, but there's still some some venom left in …

10 Tragic Mental Illnesses Which Are Very Real Need To Be Taken Seriously

Mental illness is a scary, tragic beast. What sets it apart from other physiological disorders is that it's so much harder to see, and because of …

Teenagers on loneliness: ‘We want to talk to our parents. We need their guidance’

To the average concerned adult, the “epidemic” of teenage loneliness currently sweeping the land is exemplified by a lone teen, probably dressed in black, school marks plummeting, lifeless eyes glued to Snapchat or some other social media site, mind unhinged by online pornography, ambitions nil.<p>The …

Mental Health

Yes, Women's Brains Are Different from Men's Brains | Inc.com

A team of 18 researchers at the University of Edinburgh recently scanned the brains of 5,000 men and women between the age of 40 and 70. They discovered that there are significant differences between men and women in the size and density of different parts of their brains.<p>As science writer Jesse …

The Brain

During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

This week marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I, a conflict that shattered empires and cost millions of lives. On the American home front, it made this country less culturally German.<p>Today, when the question of loyalty of immigrants has again become contentious, what happened a …

Remembrance Day

Why you should take your kids to Britain's smelliest attraction

Scent is the most underrated element of travel. Consider: lavender-infused Provencal fields or sulphuric water in Iceland. Each smell evokes a fundamental aspect of its place of origin. And, if you are under the age of 12, or know someone who is, consider this particular whiff: rotting flesh, with …

360°: The reinvention of France

“It is essential that France gets its identity back. France is not only the country of luxury bags, good food and human rights.”<p>Helping France rediscover its roots should be the key task for the next president. At least if you ask Isaure de Sainte-Marie, a young castle owner from the French Loire …

Top 10 UK takeaway restaurants revealed from Glasgow to Cardiff and Manchester

Britain’s 10 best takeaways - according to an online delivery service - have been revealed.<p>The entire shortlist is made up of independent restaurants …

Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest’ Profiles the Death-Defying Female Filmmakers of WWII

The filmmaker, along with her stars Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy, has crafted a love letter to women in cinema.<p>Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest” isn’t …

'I'm So Depressed'

<b>Depression</b> is not just being sad. Depression is not being able to find pleasure or happiness in doing the things you once loved. Depression is the …