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The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

5 essential books that broke racial barriers

Seventy-five years later, <i>Native Son</i> is still iconic.<p>Richard Wright's novel, which was published on March 1, 1940, was a groundbreaking work about …

20 Amazing Amazon Movie Reviews

Twitter account @<b>AmznMovieRevws</b> sifts the confused, deluded and downright bizarre domain of the Amazon armchair film buff.<p>Here are 20 of our …

West Side Story

19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

Book lovers: Add these to your bucket lists.

11 Memory Facts That Prove Your Brain Is Weird

Yes, false memories are a real thing.<p>Yup, your brain is literally writing the story of your life, chapter by chapter.<p>In one study on this, 23 people read six stories on a screen and later were given a test to see how much they remembered from the narratives. Christian Jarrett at the British …

Confessions of a Gay Jesuit: How I Was Forced To Leave My Church—And Calling

Ben Brenkert wanted to be a priest, but confronted by the hypocrisy and prejudice of the Catholic Church he had to quit. Here, in a powerful, …

Tangled in Knots: Zendaya and The Politics of 'Casual Racism'

Patchouli oil and weed. Those were the first words that came to mind when Fashion Police and E! News host Guiliana Rancic saw singer Zendaya on the Oscars red carpet sporting a stunning Vivienne Westwood gown and locs. The singer has always garnered rave reviews when changing up her looks—from …

Does the South Need an LGBT School?

One Atlanta educator is trying to start a school for LGBT students, teachers, and families.<p>When transgender school teacher Christian Zsilavetz moved …

Swedish hockey team rocks rainbow duds to honor gay pride

Among Swedish hockey fans, Orebro goalie Julius Hudacek is well known for his sometimes outlandish post-win celebrations. He's mimed ice fishing, …

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."<p>I asked Twitter for their favourite quotes from the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Here are some of the best responses...<p>Suggested by @blairbd<p>Suggested by @GabrielleAvis<p>Suggested by @laurenspieller<p>Suggested by @NaSoldera<p>Suggested …

Hillary Clinton’s war on women analysis: As senator, Clinton paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men

Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a <i>Washington</i> <i>Free Beacon</i> analysis of her Senate years’ salary data.<p>During those years, the median annual salary for a …

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

The world’s 11 worst anti-women laws: How do these still exist?

Did you know that in some countries it's actually legal for a man to abduct a woman if he marries her afterwards? And that nine women are currently …

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The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …

7 Things Publishing Professionals Wish You Knew

‘You’re gay, this is gay’: how can we tackle homophobia in PE?

Sports fields and changing rooms can be hotbeds of homophobic bullying, deterring students from a lifetime of activity. But some schools are standing up to intolerance

Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year

<b>How did a video about telling your parents you're gay at Chinese New Year become a viral hit in China?</b><p>New Year is a time for millions of Chinese families to come together to eat, celebrate and set off firecrackers. For many Chinese sons and daughters, it's also a time to endure a barrage of …

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Why so many Americans still deny racism exists when the evidence is everywhere

In 1944, Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, in his famous study <i>An American Dilemma</i>, unpacked the hypocrisy of Jim Crow segregation in a society based on liberty and equality.<p>The new PBS documentary <i>American Denial</i> picks up this decades-old question and asks it again: how in the world can a country …

Rosarium Bets on Multicultural Novels and Comics

Publishers kept telling Bill Campbell that his novels weren’t marketable, so he published them himself, found a market, and 18 months ago started …

Inside the Career of Eden Lane, TV's First Transgender Reporter

When Zoey Tur landed a job as a special correspondent for <i>Inside Edition</i>, pundits wondered how audiences would react. Transgender reporters are a …

7 women to celebrate this month and beyond

All this month, we’ve been celebrating black men and women in history whose bravery and genius paved the way for us today. In the last week of Black …

How America's First Black Film Defied Racism 100 Years Ago

The 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday will honor Hollywood's biggest achievements of the year, but many have already taken note of who's been left off of the nomination list: namely, non-white actors, directors and writers.<p>The problem of overlooking black cinema is something that's been going on …

Growing number of Malays and Indians mastering the Chinese language - Nation

SERDANG: Learning the Chinese language is becoming more popular among Malays and Indians in vernacular schools.<p>The SRJK(C) Serdang Baru 2 is a …

Hozier talks about fame and the politics behind hit single Take Me to Church

You might not know how to pronounce his name, but chances are you've heard his hit song, <i>Take Me to Church.</i><p>Known simply as Hozier <i>(</i>pronounced …

Toothpick App Highlights Gender Wage Gap by Suggesting Smaller Tips for Women

To ensure that none of us forget about the pay gap—women in the U.S. still make roughly 78 cents for every dollar men earn—there's now an app that allows users to factor in a server's gender when tipping. Toothpick, as it's called, is described as "a sexist tip calculator to place the issue of …

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Men do cry: one man’s experience of depression

It’s one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, often still shrouded in a sense of shame. And for men under 35, suicide following depression is now the leading cause of death. Novelist Matt Haig recounts his own experience of suicidal thoughts and the long path to recovery<p>• Matt Haig Q&A: ‘My …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

6 Ways to Boost Your IQ

Is your brain feeling sluggish? Try one of these scientifically-proven techniques to stimulate your grey matter

Awesome girl calls DC out on sexism in comic — see their very cool response!

It’s no secret that there’s a gender bias in the realm of superheroes. The most famous cape-wearing do-gooders skew male by a lot and combatting that …