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23 award-winning photos from 2015 that everyone should see

The winners of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest were announced Thursday.<p>A total of 41 photographers from 21 countries were ultimately selected for their winning photos out of a total of 82,951 submitted photos from 5,775 photographers.<p>The pictures, selected for their beauty, news value, …

National Guard

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Ancient Rome

A medication used to treat heroin addiction could become the first fast-acting anti-suicide drug

Millions of Americans experience suicidal thoughts, and there are no quick-fixes available.<p>But a commonly used painkiller could offer some much-needed relief.<p>In a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, severely suicidal patients who were given low doses of the drug …

Drug Addiction

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.

Russia

There are big changes underway in Saudi Arabia

<i>The House of Saud is crushing dissent and cutting benefits at home, while intervening militarily abroad. Why? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Are</b> …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

Small Business

Snowden files reveal US and UK spied on feeds from Israeli drones and jets

Feeds including from cockpit cameras reportedly hacked using freely available software under programme run from GCHQ<p>A joint UK-US intelligence programme has been spying on electronic feeds – including video – from Israel’s military drones and jet fighters going back to 1998.<p>In a potentially …

Surveillance

Lionel Messi vs. Neymar: Comparing Their 2015/16 Barcelona Stats so Far

In January, for the first time, Neymar made it to the Ballon d'Or shortlist, finishing third, separated from Lionel Messi by just Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>The reality is Messi and Neymar are a lot closer than that. Barcelona's two South American stars are the best two players in the world at the moment, …

Soccer

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could Be Bad News for America's Heroin Addicts

We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public.<p>It sounds like the perfect drug. At low doses, it's stimulating, like a strong cup of coffee; at higher doses, it's sedating and kills pain. And it's a legal, natural plant that has been used …

Medicine

Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution

New Yorker writer Jane Mayer examines the origins, rise and dominance of a billionaire class to whom money is no object when it comes to buying power<p>Lots of American industrialists have skeletons in the family closet. Charles and David Koch, however, are in a league of their own.<p>The father of these …

Middle-class

The Coolest Infographics of 2015

Don't think data can be beautiful? Check out these creative infographics.<p>Not a "numbers person"? You don't have to be to appreciate a good infographic. In fact, that's kind of the point. The best infographics take data that might be boring in a spreadsheet and turn it into a beautifully visual …

Infographics

Why has Sudan ditched Iran in favour of Saudi Arabia?

Long one of Iran’s few Sunni Arab partners, Sudan announced that it will sever ties with Tehran after the execution of a Saudi Shia cleric inflamed tensions in the region.<p>But with Khartoum hungry for Saudi investment, the move has been characterised by Sudanese analysts as motivated by the promise …

Africa

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

Mathematics is full of counterintuitive facts and problems that push your mind to new areas and challenge your cognitive versatility.<p>The next nine facts are just a few of those puzzles; problems that have a habit of sparking arguments and debates among even some of the smartest students.<p>While they …

Messi & Ronaldinho: The 10's gift

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

UC San Diego

Sichuan-Style Wontons in Hot and Sour Vinegar and Chili Oil Sauce (Suanla Chaoshou) Recipe

Sweet and savory. Slippery and slick. Juicy and tender. Hot and sour. Garlicky. So. Freaking. Good. These are all words that should enter your head as you slide back a bowl of <i>suanla chaoshou</i>, the Sichuan-style wontons that come coated in an intensely aromatic sauce made with vinegar, garlic, and …

Food & Dining

Rare color photos of the men who fought World War I

World War I in color<p>A rare record of quiet on the Western Front<p>June 16, 1917<p>In 1917, World War I was dragging into its fourth bloody year.<p>On the …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

10 overrated beliefs about life that might be hurting your success

Here's my take on a few common beliefs that I think we often get wrong.<p>Being in motion is not the same thing as taking action. As a society, we've fallen into a trap of busyness and overwork.<p>More critically, we have mistaken all this activity as an indicator of living an important life. The …

TV shows

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.<p>At the same time, …

Parenting

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Obamacare Waiver Gives States Opening For Huge Reforms. But Will They Take It?

Start­ing in 2017, the Af­ford­able Care Act will al­low states to use waivers to pur­sue vir­tu­ally any type of pro­pos­als for health care re­form …

Health Care

100 Most Brilliant Tech Hacks You Need To Know Right Now

Think you’ve seen every possible tech hack out there? Think again for this ultimate list of no common sense tech hacks that makes your life easier.#1 …

Apps

Lionel Messi Can Be Compared to Diego Maradona, but in the Correct Way

There was something baffling about the reaction to Lionel Messi’s performance in last Saturday’s Copa America final, which Argentina lost on penalties to Chile. It wasn’t just that he was criticised for his performance—which was understandable enough given how little impact he made on the game—it …

Soccer

Seven myths about democracy in Morocco

Judging by media stories and think tank reports, many foreign commentators seem unable—or unwilling—to see beyond the reformist image that the …

Africa

How Not to Be Misled by Data

Numbers can deceive just as surely as words—so here’s a guide to avoid being led astray.<p>By<p>Jordan Ellenberg<p>A number has a way of ending an argument. What can you say to it? There’s no nuance, no room for interpretation—it is what it is.<p>Unfortunately, numbers turn out to be a lot like words: powerful …

Box Office

Apple Loop: New iPhone Release Date Leaked, Retailers Reject Apple Pay, Nine iOS 9 Secrets

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Vodafone UK leaking the iPhone release date, why the iPhone 6C will be a ‘glorious failure’, Forbes’ WWDC 2015 preview, nine secrets of iOS 9, Reuters Apple Pay investigation, the first HomeKit hardware, the …

Apple Pay

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

Mini Q | Key Organizer & Knife

Mini Q is a sleek accessory that will consolidate your everyday carry. The rugged, titanium built key organizer and knife combo has been designed to …

Crowd Funding