Tyler Staehr

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Read a CIA manual on assassination

If you're searching for some uplifting bedtime reading, you might enjoy this e-book of a 1953 CIA report titled "A Study of Assassination," made …

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

Why some people find spiritual connections with events and others don't

Feeling mystical? Blame your brain's 'God Spot': Study discovers why some people find spiritual connections with events and others don't<p><b>Study has</b> …

How to Live in the Present Moment? Advice from 13 experts.

Focus on the present moment. It sounds so simple. Yet most of the time our minds are wandering; we are either planning for the future or rehashing …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Navy whistleblower 'saw proof of aliens and UFOs on Earth'

GETTYA former US Navy whistleblower has vowed to reveal evidence for aliens<p>The 49-year-old man's startling revelations in an exclusive interview with …

Paranormal

Trust Us: You Need to Know These 11 Facts About the Female Orgasm

<i>Our friends at Self magazine are here to share some truly mind-blowing facts about getting off</i><p>If you believe what you see in the movies — especially in porn — female orgasms are always explosive and super easy to come by (if you'll pardon the pun). But sex in the real world is often quite …

The Internet Will Become Self-Aware When Aliens Wake It Up

An extraterrestrial intelligence would have many reasons to make the human internet self-aware.<p>Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive (though my two-year old daughter, who's addicted to internet games, disagrees). Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at …

My Son Was the Columbine Shooter

Seventeen years after Columbine, Sue Klebold is standing up for mental health awareness.<p><i>This story is a follow-up to MarieClaire.com's special report</i> Women and Guns: The Conflicted, Dangerous, and Empowering Truth. <i>Stay tuned this week as we publish</i> Women and Guns <i>response</i> <i>pieces and new material that</i> …

Shed no tears for Antonin Scalia: Let us not praise the man who gave us Citizens United and Bush v Gore

<b>Antonin Scalia (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Scalia let the innocent die, trampled our basic rights, gutted democracy and gave us George W. Bush. Good riddance<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 16, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>Antonin Scalia was one of the most profoundly dishonest men in the history of American public life. …

Law

Legend Warns We're Entering The Most Dangerous Phase Of The Worst Crisis In World History

<b>On the heels of six weeks of chaotic trading in markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in</b> …

Rational Religion

Introduction Rational Religion recently received a message from someone I’ll call ‘Sara.’ Sara used to be a Sunni Muslim. When her Muslim husband …

Troops betrayed as Army dumps hundreds of heroic war dogs

By now, Daniel had been in Afghanistan two months. It was July 2012, his third tour of duty and his first with Oogie, his military working dog. They were leading their platoon on yet another patrol, clearing a no-name village with maybe 15 houses and one mosque, when they began taking fire.<p>“The …

Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'

UK police arrested a 16-year-old suspected of being behind the hacks on the CIA director and the Department of Justice.<p>The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government and its high-level officials might have finally come to an end.<p>Police …

U.S. Department of Justice

Fears ant colony living inside girl's head after insects found nesting in ear

Doctors in India have been left "completely perplexed" after finding hundreds of ants inside a girl's ear.<p>Shreya Darji is being kept under video …

'Staggering corruption': 46 correctional officers charged in years-long drug trafficking sting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI arrested 46 current and former correction officers in a sting at nine facilities around Georgia, as a result of a two-year undercover operation went down early Thursday with raids by FBI at the prisons.<p>The indictments revealed "staggering corruption within Georgia Department of …

Police who profit from seized goods betray those they are supposed to help

Police around the country routinely seize property, even from people who have never been charged with a crime. Called civil forfeiture, 43 states allow law enforcement to keep anywhere from 45 to 100% of the proceeds from a “forfeited” property. And even in states where agencies are barred from …

Marion County

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Jessica Williams Shuts Down Beyoncé Haters with Scathing Post–Super Bowl Commentary

“Race was brought in because Beyoncé was brought in.”<p>If the Monday morning proliferation of GIFs, memes, and think pieces were any indication, the majority of the Internet <i>loved</i> <b>Beyoncé’s</b> explosive contribution to the Super Bowl halftime show. But, sadly, the world is not entirely comprised of …

A Secret Bedroom Was Just Discovered in the Berlin Subway

The source of the photos leaked to the media remains a mystery.<p>On first glance, the room could have been anywhere, really. Depicted in a batch of photos sent to the German media this week, it included a single bed, a small armchair, a flourishing yucca, and dime store art hung on cheap wall paper. …

Severed feet — still inside shoes — keep mysteriously washing up on Pacific Northwest shores

They appear on the sand like any piece of sea detritus. Sometimes they’re found, amid the candy wrappers and cracked shells, by volunteers cleaning up the area. Other times a vacationer might glimpse the grisly discard from the corner of her eye, a serene walk along the beach interrupted just like …

Stephen Colbert to Bernie Sanders: Is there a 'similarity' between you and Donald Trump?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) sat down with "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night in advance of the sixth Democratic presidential debate Thursday.<p>The exchange started off with Sanders elaborating on why he believes he won such high support in the coveted 18- to 29-year-old …

25 Women Reveal the Weirdest Places They've Ever Had Sex

Well, this is interesting.<p>When it's time to do it, it's time to do it — even if it's on the roof of a Starbucks or on a trampoline, I guess. Cosmopolitan.com asked 25 twentysomething women for the weirdest and grossest places they've gotten ~down and dirty~ (literally). Here are their answers.<p><b>1.</b> "I …

Gravitational waves find could allow scientists to build a 'time machine' to look at the universe’s past

The detection of gravitational waves could allow scientists to build something like a time machine to look into the earliest and darkest parts of the …

Did NASA Ban Jesus?

A shady legal organization claims that NASA employees were censored when their worship group mentioned Jesus in a newsletter.<p>Did NASA ban the word …

What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

Physics

FACT CHECK: Captain America Deemed Offensive?

CLAIM<p>A high student was forced to leave school because an assistant principal found his Captain America costume to be "offensive." See Example( s …

Fact Checking

CIA boss flips out when Ron Wyden reminds him that CIA spied on the Senate

Remember when it looked like the Senate committee that oversees the CIA was writing the notorious CIA Torture Report, and caught the CIA searching …

Surveillance