Ailish Maher

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The Law-School Scam

For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.<p>David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense …

Here's One Way Of Understanding Why Some People Kill Themselves

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was less understanding.<p>"It's hard to imagine, isn't it?" he asked the camera, wondering how Williams could love his children "and yet, something inside you is so horrible or you're such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide that you have to end it."<p>Smith's …

Psychology

First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

<i>Jila Pourirani at Pardise Animal Shelter, Credit: Facebook</i><p>Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is …

EPA

'Superdialects' On Twitter Might Be Voicing Your Cultural History

The words you use on social media today paint a history of language that's centuries-old.<p>Dialects say much more than where a person is from. They are also rife with information that can reveal a whole history behind a person's culture. A new study suggests your own cultural history might be talking …

Social Media

Sex in Film - Cinematic History

<b>Sex in the Movies</b><p><b>An Illustrated Cinematic History</b><p>Index to All Years and Films<p><b>Sex in Film - An Illustrated Cinematic History:</b> In the following …

Sex in Cinema: Greatest and Most Influential Erotic / Sexual Films and Scenes

<b>History of Sex in Cinema: The Early Days</b><p><b>Hollywood Seen as Sin City: Scandals Rock the Industry</b><p>In the early days of Hollywood shortly after the …

José García Domínguez - El lado oscuro de Lluís Companys

Una semana antes de aquel 18 de julio de 1936 que habría de marcar para siempre la Historia del siglo XX español, la prensa de Barcelona recogía en …

A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy: Build Casinos

No one should look to the gambling industry to revive cities, “because that’s not what casinos do.”<p>Baltimore is a troubled city, as you know from <i>The Wire</i>. Like many troubled cities, Baltimore has turned to casino gambling as its solution. On August 26, a new Caesar’s casino will open on the site of …

The Economics of Jane Austen

In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person's moral integrity?<p>When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of</i> …

Men Say 'Uh' and Women Say 'Um'

Our word-fumbles offer subtle clues about our personalities and intentions.<p>Um, guys. I have some information to share with you, and fair warning, it's, uh, going to make you scrutinize your speech for several days.<p>You know when you're searching for a word, or trying to say something more nicely …

What Smoking Does to the Body

It seems the best way to reach smokers is to tell them they'll look ugly.<p>Smoking is declining in many countries, but the Cancer Society of Finland has a terrifying vision of the future for people who still light up. Within a few years, the organization claims, smokers will resemble fat, sexless, …

To Work Better, Work Less

Toiling away for more hours diminishes productivity. Why do so many do it anyway?<p>Between 1853 and 1870, Baron Haussmann ordered much of Paris to be destroyed. Slums were razed and converted to bourgeois neighborhoods, and the formerly labyrinthine city became a place of order, full of wide …

Getting More from PerfectIt: Style Sheets

Successful editors make use of tools that are designed to make editing faster, easier, more accurate, and more profitable. Three such tools are …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

¿Para qué sirve la Universidad?

La Universidad española actual es una maquinaria burocrática que está siendo diseñada para cumplir con una serie de objetivos, entre los cuales hay …

Margaret Thatcher

"Iron Lady" redirects here. For the 2011 film, see The Iron Lady (film). For other uses, see Iron Lady (disambiguation) and Margaret Thatcher …

Rolf Harris art: Should owners feel guilty?

<b>Following Rolf Harris's conviction for indecent assaults against four girls, the art world has begun to distance itself from the disgraced entertainer.</b><p>Galleries that once sold his works have removed Harris's limited-edition prints and sculptures from sale.<p>While auction site eBay is still listing …

Caitlin Moran: my sex quest years

So at some point, inevitably, your parents give you The Talk. The Big Talk. The one awkward, sometimes upsetting talk that initiates you into adulthood. Unfortunately for me, as the child of hippies, The Big Talk wasn't about the birds and the bees, but what we would do in the case of total nuclear …

Wimbledon simply isn’t real tennis

As the great tournament reaches a crescendo, one writer speaks up for the old-school racket sport that scorns its modern rival<p>Ah, <b>Wimbledon</b> – bastion of civility, standard-bearer of all things noble and true in sport. As the world’s first and most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon is the …

Wimbledon wild child? Pah. Meet the real tennis rebels

British tennis player Naomi Broady has been called a 'bad girl' after she posted a picture of a night out on the internet. Forget it, says Claire Cohen. She's got nothing on the real wild child posse of Wimbledon<p>She’s been called a ‘wild child’ and ‘the bad girl of tennis’. But <b>24-year-old British</b> …

Mr Selfridge: Extraordinary story behind the retailing visionary is revealed

The man who knew what women wanted: As BBC and ITV go to war over shopping dramas, the extraordinary story behind the real Mr Selfridge - a …

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. But a new study from the University of Michigan psychologist Ethan Kross argues that that’s exactly how it makes us feel. Over two weeks, Kross and his colleagues sent text messages to eighty-two Ann Arbor residents five times per day. The researchers …

Ted Bundy

For the 2002 film, see Ted Bundy (film).<p><b>Theodore Robert Bundy</b> (born <b>Theodore Robert Cowell</b>; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American …

The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?

Khalil Ligon couldn’t tell if the robbers were in her house. She had just returned home to find her front window smashed and a brick lying among shattered glass on the floor. Ligon, an urban planner who lives alone on Detroit’s east side, stepped out and called the police.<p>It wasn’t the first time …

Defending murderers: lawyers describe what it's like to represent the world's most notorious killers - video

Rory Carroll, Simon Hattenstone, Felix Clay, Laurence Topham, Phil Maynard and Nicole Jackson

Inside the mind of Jimmy Savile | Oliver James

It's easy to label him evil, but if we are to avoid future abusers like him we must try to understand him<p>• Nick Cohen: Take note, BBC. Whistleblowers are good for you<p>To explain Jimmy Savile's crimes as evil or wicked misses the mark. The important lesson is that he was deeply disturbed, as well as …