Alicen Morley

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New Study Finds That People With Both Math And Social Skills Earn More Money

A recent study from the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that individuals who possess both strong math <i>and</i> social skills saw higher earnings over a 20-year period than individuals with only one set of skills, reports the Harvard Business Review. Additionally, the return on these skills …

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers • Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns • Thailand's seafood industry: state-sanctioned slavery? • Ask your questions - live chat as it …

Divers Map The Garbage Dump That Is Filling The World’s Oceans

What’s really in the water? Project Aware lets you see what divers find beneath the waves with their waste audits.<p>You may have heard how there’s a Great Garbage Patch floating in the Pacific, and that it’s the size of Texas. Many newspapers and websites have reported on it, and it sounds …

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Picture of the Day: The World’s Oldest Pants

THE WORLD’S OLDEST PANTS<p>Pictured here are the oldest known pants in history at 3000 – 3300 years of age. The ancient trousers were excavated from …

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin …

World War I in Photos: A Century Later

June 28, 2014, marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Assassin Gavrilo Princip fired the first shot in what was to become a horrific years-long bloodbath. However, after the sound of gunfire was silenced on Armistice Day, the deaths continued to mount. …

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …

Canada's involvement in the First World War began with a telegram

From madman ministers to a perfunctory entry into the bloody conflict, Canada’s war history is rich<p>Canada went to war a century ago not with a vote …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Taking you back to 1914: Relive the start of the First World War

(The Globe. August 7, 1914, page 3)<p><i>Map of Germany.</i><p>Saturday, August 8, 1914<p><b>Germany guilty of amazing audacity</b> <i><br>Peace only be restored by destruction of disturbers</i><p><i>British labor P.P. talks</i><p><i>Does not believe three cabinet ministers would have resigned had they known all the facts—country appears behind</i> …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

World History

Watch 23 years of global economic change in one animated gif

Despite disappointing job growth, Canada seems to be doing pretty well on the global unemployment front.<p>The latest Canadian job numbers came out last …

Rediscovering the First Color Photographs of the United States

<i>An American Odyssey</i> is a new 612 page book published by Taschen that revisits photochrom and photostint postcard images from the private collection …

11 Amazing First World War Recruitment Posters

<i>1.</i> Britain Needs You At Once<p>British recruitment poster, 1915.<p><i>2.</i> Are You Fond of Cycling?<p>South Midland Divisional Cyclist Company recruitment …

World History

10 Surprising Laws Passed During The First World War

<i>1.</i> Whistling<p>Whistling for London taxis was banned in case it should be mistaken for an air raid warning.<p><i>2.</i> Loitering<p>People were forbidden to loiter …

20 words that once meant something very different

Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that …

​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism

Robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots; it's about capitalism.<p>You've seen the headlines by now: The robots are coming, and they're going to take our jobs. The future really doesn't look so great for the average, human working stiff, since 47 percent of the world's jobs are set …

Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

In 2013, photographer Rebecca Litchfield was commissioned by Carpet Bombing Culture to photograph the abandoned buildings and areas of the former …

The History of the World in 15 Music Videos

Even before the advent of videos, pop music did a decent job of educating the youth. As Bruce Springsteen sang on “No Surrender,” he and his fellow …

11 Ways School Was Different in the 1800s

This week, most kids in the United States are returning to school after the summer break ... and they’re probably not thrilled about going back. But …

Former Auschwitz guard, 93, charged with accessory to 300,000 murders in Germany

A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday.<p>Oskar Groening is accused of helping operate the death camp in occupied Poland between May and June 1944, when some 425,000 Jews from …

The death of privacy

Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy?<p>We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been …

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Community: Cabrillo Festival celebrating Age of Exploration – San Diego, CA - Portuguese American Journal

California is celebrating the arrival ashore of Portuguese navigator, João Rodrigues Cabrilho, the first recorded European explorer to reach the West …

Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus

<b>A shipwreck uncovered beneath the icy wastes of northern Canada has been identified as long-lost HMS Erebus.</b><p>The Victorian-era vessel became part of nautical folklore after it vanished in the mid-19th Century.<p>Its captain, Sir John Franklin, had been searching for the fabled Northwest Passage.<p>Experts …

Franklin Expedition