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Melania Trump shares a laugh with Barack Obama at Barbara Bush's funeral after Donald Trump skips it

Melania Trump and Barack Obama were spotted sharing a laugh at Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday afternoon while Donald Trump skipped it.<p>The White …

Donald Trump

How An Obscure British Blogger Became Russia's Key Witness Against The White Helmets

From<p>Vanessa Beeley is a British blogger who believes the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was staged, al-Qaeda wasn’t behind the …

White Helmets

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

Southwest passengers tried to save woman as pilot showed 'nerves of steel'

Retired nurse gave Jennifer Riordan CPR after she was partially sucked out of a window, while captain discussed landing with officials<p>Latest news: aviation authority orders mass engine inspections<p>Terrified passengers struggled in vain to save the life of the woman who was partially sucked …

New Mexico

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

What will happen when the Queen dies and King Charles III ascends the throne?

Following Prince Philip’s admission to hospital for an operation, the spotlight has been cast on the future of the royal family as it currently …

Prince Charles

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

Tech billionaire Elon Musk's father, 72, has 10-month-old baby with 'stepdaughter' he's known since she was four

The 72-year-old father of tech billionaire Elon Musk has a 10-month old child with his stepdaughter, it was sensationally reported last night.<p>The …

Elon Musk

Why the Tiny Weight of Empty Space Is Such a Huge Mystery

The amount of energy infusing empty space is too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one avenue left to explore.<p>The …

One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

China

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

Brexit threatens everything I fought for in the Second World War. On my 95th birthday, this is what I need people to know

It was at the end of February in 1945 that I celebrated, courtesy of the RAF and Hitler, my 22nd birthday in Belgium. I was stationed at a former …

Donald Trump Needed Notes Reminding Him To Listen In ‘Listening Session’ With Shooting Survivors

'I hear you.'<p>Donald Trump has been criticised for appearing to need notes reminding him to say “I hear you” during a White House listening session on …

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

America's dark underbelly: I watched the rise of white nationalism

It was almost 3am, and Matthew Heimbach and I were sitting in an International House of Pancakes restaurant somewhere between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Paoli, Indiana, when Matthew asked me why I never asked him about the Holocaust.<p>The question caught me by surprise, not because I was …

Rights & Freedoms

The driving laws coming into effect in 2018 - and how they'll affect you

A raft of new legislation will change the way you drive in 2018.<p>Motorists are being warned to read up on the new laws to ensure they don't break them …

Driverless Cars

Geordie words: The phrases and sayings you'll only hear someone from Newcastle say

The North East is well known and loved for the Geordie language and dialect which is sometimes indecipherable to Southern types.<p>Our popular sayings, …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit

As Theresa May is discovering, the UK’s overblown sense of its place in the world has led to overplaying our hand with the EU<p>In his recent book Behind Diplomatic Lines, Patrick Wright, a former head of the UK diplomatic service, provides an illuminating account of Margaret Thatcher’s worldview. The …

United Kingdom

How a hungry, hardy bacteria eats toxic metals and excretes gold nuggets

If the goose that laid the golden egg had a real-life counterpart, it would be <i>C. metallidurans</i>. This hardy little bacterium consumes toxic metals and …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates