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Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea

Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite sane<p>If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people …

American Philosophy

The 100 best movies on Amazon Prime right now

The library of movie titles that are available for Prime members is vast and has an impressive mix of old classics and current releases.<p>We get it. You're busy with your life, it's kind of tough to scroll through all the titles. So we did it for you.<p><b>Here are the 100 best movies available right now</b> …

Emily V. Gordon

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Harvard

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Motivation

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

We won’t spill the beans, but here’s a little hint: these flavorful ingredients do the work for you.<p>Beef-and-Barley Soup With Porcini<p>Meet your new …

Sweet Potato Biscuits - Food Wishes - Thanksgiving Recipe

30 Forgoten Buddha Quotes on Life

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha<p>“No one saves us but ourselves.” – …

The Genius of North Vietnam's War Strategy

The most admirable thing about this fall's PBS series on the Vietnam War is the way in which it forces American audiences to confront the genius of …

Vietnam

M-16: A Bureaucratic Horror Story

Why the rifles jammed<p>Between 1965 and 1969, more than a million American soldiers served in combat in Vietnam. One can argue that they should never have been sent there, but no one would argue that, once committed to battle, they should have been given inferior equipment. Yet that is what happened. …

Military

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Military Aircraft

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a great phone if you have nothing else to rely on

When I review a new phone, I run it through a battery of tests: how well it takes photos in low light, how it handles running dozens of apps at once, how it handles in the office, out in the world, and all the other places you tend to take your phone over the course of its life. But this past week …

Phones

Again? FAA investigates another Air Canada landing mix-up at SFO

SAN FRANCISCO — Just three months after an Air Canada plane nearly landed on a taxiway crowded with jets full of passengers, the Federal Aviation …

New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Making history safe again: What Ken Burns gets wrong about Vietnam

Historian Christian Appy: Vietnam was not a “tragic misunderstanding” but a campaign of “imperial aggression”<p>Three questions came to mind when news arrived that "The Vietnam War," the latest documentary film from Ken Burns (co-directed with Lynn Novick), would air this autumn. One, would the …

Europe's holy war: How the Reformation convulsed a continent

<i>The Jesuit Antonio Vieira preaches in Brazil. Portugese and Spanish colonists forcibly imposed their religious beliefs on native peoples.</b> …

Saladin

Muslim Hero of the Third Crusade<p><b>Saladin was also known as:</b><p>Al-malik An-nasir Salah Ad-din Yusuf I. "Saladin" is a westernization of Salah Ad-din Yusuf …

20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Let your fingertips fly.<p>Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut shaves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and you're gaining a substantial chunk of time. That's why it's …

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>Interview with Giorgio, plus more recipes from Made at Home<p>Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can …

Self-Studying French: the Top Learning Resources

Print books, audiobooks, audio magazines and audio courses are good bets<p>If you don't want to or cannot study French with a tutor, in a class or in …

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

Here's Every New Car On Sale That Goes 200 MPH or Faster

Meet every member of the 200-mph club.

Sports Cars

Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning - What's the Difference?

An Overview of Two Different Approaches to Scientific Research<p>Deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning are two different approaches to conducting …

Why Some People in Positions of Power Show Signs of Brain Damage

When people gain power, they sometimes lose the ability to empathize with others.<p>When someone becomes successful but stays grounded, people are often pleasantly surprised. But what is it about power, in any of its forms, that makes people less relatable?<p>It’s not simply intimidation felt by those in …

Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

The Brain

What was the Korean War? The 1950s-era conflict is why North Korea still hates us today.

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to escalate — but for North Koreans, feelings of aggression and anger toward America are nothing …

My Struggle To Tame The Mighty F-14A Tomcat - The Drive

A Tomcat Pilot's Early Struggles to Tame the Mighty F-14<p>The F-14 proved to be a handful for many pilots, but for fighter pilot-in-training Paul …

5 Dangerous Myths About Mindfulness That We Need to Stop Believing

Mindfulness has been a hot topic over the past several years. Many scientific studies are showing remarkable benefits. It changes our brains, reduces …

Mindfulness