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35 Times Germany Was So German It Had To Call The Police To Complain

Peak Germany.

The most beautiful video of Iceland you’ll ever see

Iceland is one of those fascinating places you have a hard time believing they actually exist. Even when you’re there, you keep feeling in the middle …

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

Psychogeography

Never-before published photos show the U.S. entry into World War I

Thursday marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, Congress authorized then-President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany. The sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania in 1915, coupled with attacks on U.S. merchant ships and the Zimmerman Telegram in January, …

Woodrow Wilson

At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power

World War I sometimes seems like the war America forgot.<p>The U.S. entered the fight a century ago, on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it erupted in Europe during the summer of 1914. The Americans made quite a splash, turning a stalemate in favor of their British and French allies.<p>The cost …

World History

Revolutionary New Bullet-Cam Ammo

If you’re a precision shooter who is a fan of using things like gun-mounted cameras and Wi-Fi enabled rifle scopes to record and evaluate your …

Home Security

Understanding the Berlin Wall

I still remember the scenes on television when the Berlin Wall began to fall: people climbing the towering concrete slab segments, dancing and …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Anxiety and Depression Are Linked To Chemical Brain Imbalances

In the 1950s, it was discovered that the Nucleus Accumbens (NAc) was associated with the ability to feel pleasure. Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D., …

Neuroscience

7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination

This column is by Zdravko Cvijetic, Founder of Zero toThe post 7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination appeared first on iamwire.

Procrastination

The stories behind the story of Albert Camus’s ‘The Stranger’ (and how it came to be published)

Alice Kaplan’s book is an investigative biography of a classic.<p>When Albert Camus’s <i>L’Etranger</i> was published in France in early 1942, no one, least of …

Literature

22 Jokes About Motivation That Will Make You Laugh Then Cry

*uses Ctrl-F to find my motivation*<p>By the way, lack of motivation is a really common symptom of depression, so if you found a lot of things in this post a little <i>too</i> relatable, you might want to look into ways to take care of yourself. SO, here are some quick resources:<p>* You can learn more about …

How To Motivate Yourself When You Are lost In Life

Do you feel lost in life? Don't worry, you're not alone. You might be surprised by who else felt lost in life before finding great success.

Success

4 practical ways to teach critical thinking in the classroom

19 December 2016<p>There’s an often-touted debate in modern education about the nature of the teaching in schools. For a long time, it has been believed …

Critical Thinking

What to Do When You Want to Leave Your Job, But You Don’t Know Where to Go

“When did you decide to go from being a lawyer to a full-time writer?” I asked Gretchen Rubin. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The …

Bookmark This Airport Wi-Fi Password Map Right Now

It's a lifesaver.<p>Sitting in airports waiting for flights — if you don't have access to some baller airport lounge — can range from utterly boring to …

How the Berlin Terror Attack Exposes Angela Merkel's Weakness

There are some leaders who can take an act of terrorism and convert the tragedy into political gain. They’re usually leaders on a macho streak, like …

Why schools shouldn't teach critical thinking

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called "situational awareness" that involves "the …

Critical Thinking

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

Self-help

The 5 Best Books on Modern European History

From Britain’s vote to exit the EU in the West, to Russia’s presence in the Balkans in the East, Europe is in a state of turmoil. To best understand how things got to where they are today, you need to have a working knowledge of how things were yesterday. Some people find history intimidating, but …

12 tricks that will make your small home look modern

Say what you will about space, but is feels great to have lots of it in your living quarters. But due to the population becoming more (or maybe Earth …

How to Save Money on Your Next Trip to Reykjavik

I’ve walked Reykjavik’s main shopping street many times before. There’s not a day that goes by when I visit the city that I don’t end up there …

10-Hour Layover in Iceland? Lucky You

Icelandair is the largestpublic ­company in Iceland—and one of the country’s biggest boosters. The airline has differentiated itself by making the …

The Complete Guide to Learning a Language Online

Learning a language need not be complicated, nor does it have to be a long process. Online education is the future, and this applies more than ever …

Language Learning
North Africa

Study: Income inequality reaches new high in Germany

The divide between rich and poor in Germany is increasing, a new study has found. With fewer Germans advancing out of poverty compared to 20 years …

Germany's post-war justice ministry was infested with Nazis protecting former comrades, study reveals

Germany's post-World War Two justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released Monday.<p>Fully 77 per cent of senior ministry officials in 1957 were former members of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, a higher proportion even …

Adolf Hitler

Scottish historian claims he's found 'Hitler's first autobiography'

"Adolf Hitler: Sein Leben und seine Reden (Adolf Hitler: His Life and his Speeches)" was the first major profile of Hitler and appeared in 1923, authored by Victor von Koerber.<p>Historian Thomas Weber, from Aberdeen University, has unearthed documents in a South African archive which indicates the …

Adolf Hitler

Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure

The unrelenting pressure of the job tipped me into depression. After almost 20 years, I’ve realised that it’s just not worth it<p>When I began teaching 18 years ago, I poured everything I had into it. I started at a tough inner-city Manchester school. I ran after-school football and film clubs, and …

Will soldiers join cops on German streets?

Germany's military and police forces want to work more closely together. But critics note that only the police have the legal authority to ensure …