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Much Ado About Shakespeare episode 10: The Merry Wives of Windsor - is Shakespeare funny?

Welcome to the latest edition of Much Ado About Shakespeare, a podcast series from The Telegraph in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.<p>In this latest episode, The Telegraph's Ben Lawrence ponders the question of whether Shakespeare is funny. What are the challenges of bringing archaic …

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The Battle of Gettysburg ended 155 years ago today — here's how it was fought

The three-day Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one that tipped the scales in favor of the Union, ended 155 years ago on Tuesday.<p>The Union fielded 90,000 troops in the battle, and the Confederacy 75,000, according to historian James McPherson. Eleven thousand died, …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Three 'Normal' Men On How Drinking Took Over Their Lives

Ten of thousands of men in Britain are fighting alcohol dependancy. Here, Esquire speaks to a handful of them to hear how things got so bad, why they hid it for so long - and what others can do to avoid the same fate<p><b>In the last few weeks</b> before entering rehab, Dan* was drinking seven bottles of …

Does Rehab for Sex Addiction Really Work?

The wave of Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals has put sex addiction in the spotlight —along with the treatment programs that address it.<p>Following …

Mental Health

Restored 1945 Doc Reveals How the World Showed Germans the Holocaust

Newly restored by Britain’s Imperial War Museum, the punishing 1945 doc <i>German Concentration Camps Factual Survey</i> was made to shock German P.O.W.s …

U.S. Was Aware of Holocaust in 1942, Documents Reveal

The United States and other Allied powers knew the scale of the Holocaust more than two years earlier than was previously acknowledged, new documents …

Science confirms the incredible story of Lithuania's Holocaust escape tunnel

Every year, the survivors gathered on the last night of Passover to tell the story of their own miraculous escape from bondage to freedom.<p>Their story doesn’t take place in the desert of Egypt but in the killing pits of Lithuania.<p>Shortly after the Nazis invaded Lithuania in June 1941, they started …

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What Trump Still Doesn't Understand About the Holocaust

The president’s address downplayed the Shoah’s universal lessons, turning the occasion into an exercise in ethnic politics.<p>Given his administration’s bizarre rhetorical struggles when it comes to anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the bar for Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the Holocaust Memorial …

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Why I Went to Auschwitz

There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long …

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

6 strategies that decisive people use to make tough calls

<b>Related: The 7 Styles of Decision Making</b><p>You're the one who has to make the call, and the one who has to deal with the consequences. It's no wonder that depression affects entrepreneurs more than the average population.<p>Sooner or later, you'll be forced to make a tough call; it might mean firing an …

Management

Nothing To Fear Day - May 27

The very culture of drugs is addictive | Barbara Ellen

Getting hooked is not just about chemical properties<p>A Canadian study suggests that people who think that they only use cocaine “recreationally” could be in danger of becoming addicted more easily than previously thought. After taking cocaine, participants underwent a PET scan while watching people …

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Change

<b>It was one of those weekends.</b><p>Those weekends with nothing to complain about except for an irritability, at once paralyzing and restless. When I read …

Van Gogh

<b>One year ago today, I published my first post, called prayer</b><i>.</i><p>As the title suggests, it was an act of faith—a voice in the dark asking, “who’s …

Social Media Addiction Can Happen, But Here's How Children Can Find Balance

Most of us catch ourselves retreating to our phones during a meeting, or triple checking the amount of likes on our latest Instagram post. The impact …

Three Important Things I've Learned In My 25 Years Of Recovery From Addiction

I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction, two weeks ago I celebrated 25 years since the last day I used drugs or alcohol. I have also battled with codependency, gambling, sex, sugar and nicotine addiction to name the most obvious ones.<p>I have not thought about using drugs or alcohol for …

Mental Health

How to Get Your Life Back on Track After Getting Sober

Many addicts and alcoholics (myself included) find it difficult to navigate life once we become sober. I am not talking about the loss of their …

Mental Health

There's No 'Look' to Having an Addiction

Allow me to paint you a picture of two different people.<p>The first is a woman living in a beat up old house. There are needles lying on the floor and …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

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How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Economic Data

4 Ways to Survive the Holidays When You're a Recovering Addict, According to an Expert

Being home for the holidays can be especially difficult for recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The season is rife with social events and family …

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2016

I still have to post my choices for The Best Infographics of 2016 but, in the meantime, other people are beginning to publish their own choices. So I …

Infographics

Longtime opioid users motivated by fear of withdrawal

John Lenec remembers the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" going through his head moments after he slipped off a detox centre bed and began convulsing on the floor. It had been six hours since his last hit of heroin.<p>"It was a scary moment for me," Mr. Lenec said of his withdrawal experience in early …

Recovering From The Effects Of Growing Up In An Alcoholic Home

The effects of growing up in an alcoholic dysfunctional family are detrimental to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development as a child …

Mental Health

Best Lines From Each Shakespeare Play, By Popular Vote

Goodreads is not only an amazing social media site to track reading progress and share book recommendations with friends, it is also a great source …

Heroin afflicts Long Island family in addiction drama 'Adrift'

The epidemic rise of heroin-addiction in suburban Long Island serves as the backdrop for some heavy-duty emoting in "Adrift," a stagy melodrama written and directed by Christopher James Lopez.<p>Schoolteacher Cecelia Fernandez (Lauren Luna Velez) once thought she, her husband (Tony Plana) and three …

Swimming Pools

How Shakespeare Came Alive for Me — and Stays Alive Today

Shakespeare died 400 years ago this year. He was only 52. But in another way, he never really got old. He still packs ’em in at theaters and ruffles feathers like the best contemporary playwrights.<p>When I was assigned to read Shakespeare as a high school student, it didn’t really grab me. Maybe …

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