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Watch Harvard Students Fail the Literacy Test Louisiana Used to Suppress the Black Vote in 1964

This summer, we revisited a literacy test from the Jim Crow South. Given predominantly to African-Americans living in Louisiana in 1964, the test …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness
Aquariums

Why The Sixth Sense Ending Has Never Been Matched

And why it never will be<p><b>The Sixth Sense came out 15 years ago today</b>, and it still contains the greatest twist ending since its release. Postmillennial films like <i>Identity</i> and <i>Memento</i> were excellent in the same pursuit, but the '90s were the greatest era of plot-warping finale mind enemas to ever …

Construction

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

This Artist Does Freehand Tattoos. No Sketches, No Stencils

Amsterdam-based tattoo artist Jay Freestyle doesn’t use any sketches or stencils when he tattoos his customers. Born to Chinese parents, the 29 …

12 Incredible Portraits Drawn Onto Maps

Ed Fairburn is an English artist based in Cardiff, Wales, UK (featured previously). The freelance illustrator graduated from the Cardiff School of …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Holistic Medicine

Muslims Take Refuge From Central African Republic Violence in Church

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Central African Republic

President Barack Obama Takes A Surprise Springtime Walk Around A Washington D.C. Neighborhood

On his way to a meeting with Department of the Interior, President Barack Obama broke with traditional protocol and went for a walk around a …

Barack Obama

Clever Birds Have Figured out How to Use an Automatic Door in a Bike Parking Garage

Photographer Grant Hughes recorded this video of swallows operating an automatic door in a bike parking garage at the University of Victoria in …

Home Automation

Tilt, A Chicago Sightseeing Attraction That Extends from the Side of the John Hancock Center’s 94th Floor

Tilt is a glass-walled sightseeing attraction high atop the John Hancock Center in Chicago that extends from the side of the building in a tilting …

Travel

Picture of the Day: A Thin Sheet of Snow Neatly Folding Over Itself

Photograph by Cathy Hartt via 7NEWS, KGMH in Denver<p>Cathy Hartt was out walking her dog on the morning of 12 May 2014 when she spotted this …

Cultural Gems We Bet You've Never Heard of

We're willing to bet that you've heard of the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza. Perhaps these and a few other famous landmarks are items on your travel bucket list. The only problem, everyone else's lists look just the same.<p>Not that you shouldn't visit …

Grand Canyon

Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb

At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted <i>Melter 3-D</i> (64 x 22 x 22 inches), a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object …

Denzel Washington Is At His Absolute Baddest In ‘The Equalizer’ International Trailer

Take five parts <i>Man on Fire</i>, one part <i>The Professional</i>, three parts <i>Eastern Promises</i>, perhaps a dash of Jodie Foster in <i>Taxi Driver</i>, and a sprinkle or two of <i>Taken</i>, mix it all together in a bowl that is also filled with C4, and you’ve got the international trailer for <i>The Equalizer</i>, starring Denzel …