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Hitler’s world may not be so far away | Timothy Snyder

Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?<p><b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of …

Why teenagers need quality time with their parents more than toddlers do

With a study suggesting that the only stage at which the quantity of time parents spend with their offspring really matters is during adolescence, Anna Tyzack investigates the pros and cons of the new 'teen maternity leave'<p>Five weeks after giving birth to me, my mother returned to her office job. …

Tinder isn’t the only reason the dating scene is terrible for women right now

A 2015 Vanity Fair story claimed these apps are responsible for a growing hookup culture, where anonymous sex has replaced traditional romance, because they give straight young men the impression that there's a surplus of available women.<p>But Tinder and its ilk (apps like OkCupid and Hinge) aren't …

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

In the 2015 fall issue of Weapons of WWII magazine, author KM Lee detailed some of Hitler's advanced weaponry.<p>Here's a look at are some of the secret, lethal weapons the Nazis created during World War II:

World War II

Why Would A Teenage Girl Encourage Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself?

Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?<p>In July 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter sent her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, a series of texts urging him to commit suicide. Late last month, standing in a Massachusetts courtroom over a year after his death, …

Psychology

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

Follow Your Gut. It's Never Wrong

Whenever you're faced with a tough decision of any kind, there are typically two key voices that make an appearance. The first is the voice of reason, that immediately tries to find eleven different ways to tell you why you shouldn't be doing something. Maybe it's too hard, for example, or it'll …

J.K. Rowling's truth about Hagrid spawns sad 'Harry Potter' fan theory

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling often interacts with fans on Twitter to share previously unknown facts about the characters from the wizarding world of her books, but a recent confession about Hagrid has left some people sad.<p>When asked about what form Hagrid's Patronus takes, Rowling replied …

Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

"The Jeff Mizanskey case simply shows that the war on drugs has reached the pinnacle of absurdity."<p>Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday morning.<p>Mizanskey had already spent 21 years …

Kentucky Can't Just Fire The Clerk Who Won't Give Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

The benefits of being an elected official.<p>The defiant Kentucky clerk who has doubled down in her determination not to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples can't be fired for refusing to do her job.<p>On Tuesday, after the U.S. Supreme Court turned her away, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis again …

Here's The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You Would Stop Doing

<b>By Renee Jacques, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD)</i><p>You follow your skin-care routine with religious dedication but still don't have the Neutrogena-commercial-perfect complexion of your dreams. That could be because you're still making one of the mistakes dermatologists dread most. We asked eight …

Google's latest smartwatches have one key advantage over the Apple Watch

Before now, Android watches only worked with Android phones. But on Monday Google will release a new Android Wear app for the iPhone that will let you pair one of the many Android watches to your iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>Although Android Wear can't integrate as deeply with the iPhone as the …

Next week, Apple could finally succeed where Microsoft has failed for almost 20 years

If the rumors are true, the new Apple TV will be a $200-ish machine with an intriguing new motion-based remote, a version of the Siri virtual digital assistant, and, most importantly, access to a full-fledged App Store, taking it well beyond the 60-some-odd carefully chosen media partners it …

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Alcohol has unfortunately been a theme in my life for some time. At the age of 15, I had two people in my life abuse alcohol and other substances to the point where they could no longer function successfully in society. At the age of 15, I became an adult, and never looked back. I watched first …

Bizarre Mars photos: Signs of life, or signs the Internet has lost its mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.<p>But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They're signs of alien life on the …

Paranormal

One Woman Documented Her Stay In A Mental Hospital To Expose The Reality Of Her Condition

It can be hard for people who don't live with mental illness to understand the terrifying nuances that come with the disorders. That's exactly why 21-year-old Dutch photographer Laura Hospes published a series of stunning self-portraits that expose what mental illness can really be like.<p>The …

The historical origins of 6 swear words

In fact, Americans swear so often, the US made airing indecent or profane language during certain times a federal crime. Cue the FCC.<p>For the sake of knowledge though, we looked into the etymology of a few of these words. (Some of which violate our style guide!) Learn where they originated below.<p>The …

I've lived in America all my life, but a peculiar law could make me an Italian citizen

In March, my father and I will make our first ever pilgrimage to the remote "comune" of Polia. There, my family can trace its history back for generations.<p>Recently, I learned I could use my Italian ancestry to apply for Italian citizenship through Italy's nationality law, which allows "citizenship …

How your childhood affects your success

A young Bill Gates.ScrapeTV<p>From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of …

Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her …

5 Signs Your Life Is a Mess And How to Fix It Fast

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize your life is way out of balance? With so many aspects of life to juggle -- career, relationships, health, finances, etc -- it's next to impossible to experience continuous equilibrium at all times.<p>Because of that, sometimes 'sudden' disarray …

Why I Can No Longer Teach in Public Education

I am sitting here in my lovely little backyard on a beautiful Michigan summer day, drinking a Fat Tire Amber Ale, and crying. I am in tears because today I made one of the hardest decisions of my life: I resigned from my job as a public school teacher. A job I didn't want to leave -- but I had to.<p>A …

The 5 most bizarre weapons of World War II

Unfortunately, war can drive innovation. During World War II, the world's major powers set their sights on advancing technology, medicine, and communications in order to be efficient and fearsome in battle. Some of the advancements made in WWII were fundamental to modern technology — others, not so …

The US just tapped into a surprising source of renewable energy for the first time

The project involves the Azura prototype, built by Northwest Energy Innovations. Azura is a 45 ton machine that moves with the swells of the waves capturing their complex motion in 360 degrees, making it more efficient than other wave generators that only capture a particular movement in the waves …

Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

78 years ago, a journalist who studied 500 millionaires realized something about relationships that is just as relevant today

He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years, and his research culminated in the 1937 bestseller "Think and Grow Rich," which shares what he calls the "money-making secret" in 13 principles.<p>His 10th principle — "the mystery of sex transmutation" — suggests that love, romance, and …

Firefighter Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag During Minnesota Parade

A volunteer firefighter has been suspended for flying a Confederate flag from the back of a fire truck during a "Third of July" parade in Albert Lea, Minnesota, according to reports.<p>Brian Nielsen, of the Hartland Fire Department, said he would quit if that is requested.<p>“I’m sorry that I hurt my …

11 signs someone is lying to you

A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.<p>Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.<p>Dr. Lillian …

Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War

Flags have been removed from Alabama’s capitol grounds, and South Carolina’s governor has called for her state to do the same.<p>Flags have been removed from Alabama’s capitol grounds, and South Carolina’s governor wants her state to do the same.<p>Five million public school students in Texas will begin …

A neurological expert explains why teenagers do dumb things

This week, I'm sharing a variety of responses to the question, "What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?" Professor Laurence Steinberg, an expert on the adolescent brain, teen risk-taking, and psychological development, recalls two times when research findings particularly excited him. The …