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Islamic State bans skinny jeans and smoking

Jihadists threaten to jail any young man in Raqqa wearing skinny jeans, smoking or keeping music on their mobiles<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants in the northern <b>Syrian province of Raqqa</b>have threatened to jail any young man wearing skinny jeans, smoking or keep music on his …

The GOP’s lottery-ticket philosophy: How extreme wealth is deranging American politics

A new study sheds light on just how large an impact money has on political affiliation<p>It’s a long-running debate: Are rich people more conservative, and particularly more likely to be Republican? The answer is yes, and a large literature establishes this, but the debate still rages on, driven …

Income Inequality

21 Most Haunted Places in the World.

<i>Written by HauntedRooms.</i><p><b>Want to have the best chance of experiencing the paranormal?</b><p>Although our specialty here at Haunted Rooms is the UK and …

To This Day

Right-wing Christianity teaches bigotry: The ugly roots of Indiana’s new anti-gay law

Like the segregationists of the 1960s, advocates of the RFRA truly believe they’re honoring their religious faith<p>Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is so obviously structured to enable discrimination against LGBTQ people that quotes from the <i>Onion</i> and the governor’s office are almost …

Religion

Top 10 Victorian podcasts

The Victorian period was one of the most transformative in British history, popularised by Charles Dickens, the industrial revolution and the …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity