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These Countries Changed Their Names. Here's How It Worked Out.

Swaziland's change to eSwatini is the latest in a series of shifts in country names around the world. Here's a look back at some of the most famous.<p>To celebrate his 50th birthday, Africa’s last absolute monarch changed the name of his country. Instead of Swaziland, it will now be known as the …

Travel Photography

How This African-American Filmmaker Was Inspired By African Indians

Feeling a connection to their struggles, Asha Stuart sought to shine a light on the resilient Siddi community.<p>Documentary filmmaker Asha Stuart was passing through a bus station near Bangalore in 2012 when she made eye contact with a man nearby, who looked like he was of African descent.<p>They tried …

India

Scientists Gave People Déjà Vu and Told Them to Predict the Future — Curiosity

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Scientists Have Identified 3 Types of Smiles — Curiosity

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You Aren't Born with Emotions — You Learn Them — Curiosity

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Saying No to Kids Makes Them More Resourceful — Curiosity

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Yellow Pit Stains Aren't Solely Caused by Sweat — Curiosity

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Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

'Those Kids Aren't Getting Educated'

<b>The film on Kevin Durant</b> as he left Montrose Christian School for the University of Texas, in 2006, reflected a talented teenager full of potential. He had a reach like Stretch Armstrong but no true position. He could shoot from all over the court but had to narrow his shot selection to optimize …

Basketball

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Why Are We So Good at Finding the Next LeBron but Not the Next Einstein?

Professional sports search the world for stars. We are hit-or-miss about every other sort of talent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This week, as sports fans everywhere watch the NCAA men's basketball Final Four, we'll be speculating about the NBA stars of tomorrow as a …

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

Whether you know it or not, you’ve been phubbed.<p>“Phubbing” — snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone <b>—</b> may not be part of your …

Psychology

The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …

You Asked: Why Do I Sweat When I Sleep?

It can be disconcerting to climb into bed, fall asleep easily and wake up drenched in sweat hours later—or to feel overheated once insomnia kicks and …

How to grow your savings and reach your short term goals faster

You wouldn't necessarily know it from watching the ads on tv — but investing isn't just about retirement. Most of us have short-term goals as well — the down payment for a home or a new car, a dream wedding, a special vacation or your kids’ education. You can invest for those as well, just not in …

Personal Finance

Catholic physicist: Remember Stephen Hawking as a scientist, not a sage

Most people have heard of Stephen Hawking—they may misspell or mispronounce his name, but they know who he is. That puts him in a very select group …

Physics

What Stephen Hawking said about God, his atheism — and his own death | The Star

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking schmoozed with popes during his lifetime, even though he was an avowed atheist. The famous scientist, …

Physics

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

What's the Speed of Dark?

Nothing's faster than the speed of light. Except the speed of dark. That might sound like the tagline of a grim and gritty movie that's trying way …

9 Mobile Apps That Are Taking Social Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

You can help charities and nonprofits without breaking the bank.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the idea of social entrepreneurship isn’t new, it has taken a more concrete definition only recently. Twenty years ago, <i>The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur</i> by Charles …

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

What Loneliness Does to the Human Body

When Daniel Russell and his colleagues at UCLA set out to create a standardized way to measure people’s loneliness in 1978, what they came up with …

The Things That Come to Those Who Wait

A sociocultural history of the line.<p>A many-legged organism winds its way through Soho, crawling the block at an excruciating pace. It strains the flow of New York sidewalk traffic, as ubiquitous as the Eastern gray squirrel, attracting the attention of an alien from Mars. The sound it emits is of …

A study of 50,000 people is the best evidence yet that personality changes throughout your life

You might be fundamentally <i>you</i> for your entire life, but don't expect your personality to stay the same.<p>That's according to a major study of 50,000 people over the course of several decades, which found the traditional notion of personality — as fixed and unchanged after adolescence — is mostly …

The Color of Pills Influences How Well They'll Work on You

Placebo pills are the ultimate demonstration of brain power. As long as you truly believe a drug-less little sugar pill will erase your throbbing …

What Is the Winter Solstice, Anyway?

Every year, generally on December 21, the Northern hemisphere experiences the winter solstice — the longest night of the year. But why does it …

The Apostrophe Catastrophe: Its You’re Smartphones Fault

Once a versatile star on typewriter keyboards, the quirky little marks can’t cope in the age of texting<p>The poor apostrophe. As if things weren’t hard enough for the little mark already, social media and smartphones have made us even less likely to give it a little respect.<p>Autocorrect can produce …