Denisa Costin

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How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

7 Ways to Find Balance When You’re Feeling Lost and Overwhelmed

You’re frazzled. Exhausted.<p>You feel like life is out of your control.<p>You have so many obligations to meet. So many people expecting things of you. So …

Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry

Analysis over 20 years reveals heavy Anglo-Saxon influence, with French and Danish DNA coming from earlier migrations than the Normans or Vikings<p>The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed …

Anthropology

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness!<p>For the last two years, the United Nations has set aside March 20 as a time to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings.”<p>Celebrating yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness
Social Media

Microsoft Plans To Replace Passwords With Your Body

Microsoft has announced a one-two punch for the upcoming release of Windows 10 in the form of Windows Hello and Passport; the former allowing you to unlock your PC once with biometric markers like a 3-D facial recognition or a thumbprint scan, and the latter letting you log into all sorts of …

Kinect

The History Of Europe Lies In British People’s DNA

Scottish, Cornish, Welsh, Orcadian — Brits hailing from specific regions of the country have telltale genetic signatures, finds a groundbreaking new study. This gush of DNA data offers a time-machine ride through the history of Britain.<p>Legend has it that, in 1588, a Spanish galleon sank off the …