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How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at …

Watch This Adorable Husky Howl For Days As It Throws A Fit In A Bathtub

Animals are so adorable. There isn’t even a debate to be had here, they just are. Baby animals, adult animals, misbehaving animals, all of them. The latest example of an animal being simply the best is this husky named Zeus, who wants nothing more than for his owner to give him a bath. It’s a …

A law criminalizing torture: The first step on a long path

<i>Unless a law to criminalize torture is passed, we cannot begin combatting the view that a human being’s body and soul can be abused for punishment or</i> …

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Here’s Another Good Reason Not to Be Scared of Carbs

They just want to be loved.<p><i>This article was written by Caroline Praderio and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Proclaiming that pasta and pancakes can help you lose weight is borderline heresy in today's health circles, where headlines assert that carbs make us fat and sick and the Ghost of …

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Madonna to Honor Prince at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

The Queen of Pop will pay homage to another member of music royalty, , at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.<p>Organizers today announced participation in …

Ancient Egyptian coffin found to hold youngest known mummified foetus

Scanning reveals coffin from 600BC, originally though by curators to contain preserved organs, holds a foetus of no more than 18 weeks gestation<p>A miniature coffin from ancient Egypt that was thought to contain an individual’s preserved organs has been found to hold the youngest known mummified …

Top Gear returns to the BBC with new hosts on May 29th

After a year of ups and downs, <i>Top Gear</i> is finally returning to the airwaves. The show will premiere in the UK and 50 other countries on Sunday May 29th, and in the US on BBC America on Monday, May 30th.<p>The show will be co-hosted by Chris Evans, a well-known radio host and car nut in Britain, who …

A major think-tank presented a catastrophic post-Brexit economic scenario

According the the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a so-called Brexit "would represent a significant shock to the UK economy. This shock would be likely to manifest itself through a number of channels, some of which might be expected to be relatively short-lived, predominantly …