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Teatanic Tea Infuser

Teatanic Tea Infuser<p>On April 15, 1912 the RMS Titanic sank into the cold North Atlantic Ocean. Now you can commemorate this sad occasion with a spot …

The Masks We Wear

We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one's face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others. Donning the mask of a cultural, political, or religious figure can lend that …

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. It was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw), the most powerful known earthquake …

"CAVEMAN" is now live on www.aquabumps.com - few waves this morning, grey ones...

I swallow my fear

As a sideshow performer, I put swords down my throat. But offstage, ordinary activities can give me panic attacks<p>Like scores of other Americans, I suffer from panic attacks, or as my insurance forms call it, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I call it “the Panics,” since that gives it a zippy, …

Responding To North Korea, U.S. Sends Missile Defenses To Guam

The United States said it was sending its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System to Guam in the coming weeks.<p>The move to deploy the missile defense system comes in response to continued heated rhetoric from North Korea. The BBC reports:<p>"The Pentagon said in a statement the missile system would …

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Stories

This morning, the writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala passed away, at the age of eighty-five. Beginning in 1957, Jhabvala published thirty-one stories in <i>The New Yorker</i>; her most recent story, “The Judge’s Will,” was published only a few weeks ago, in the March 25th issue. She was also a novelist (her …

440,000 families 'will lose £16.90 a week' in benefits double-whammy

Almost 440,000 families will see their income cut by £16.90 a week as they are hit by both the "bedroom tax" and the changes to council tax benefit, …

Stop extra UK aid to Pakistan unless taxes increase, urge MPs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/967000/967392_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522227766_a6dd2e557192075c2b878b7c73501e77<p><b>The UK government should withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from its wealthier citizens, a group of MPs has …

United Kingdom

North Carolina's Proposed State Religion Isn't as Unprecedented as It Sounds

The history of established churches in the early United States shows why the Tar Heel State's proposal treads on precarious ground.<p>North Carolina is home to many great things: Beer City USA, great basketball, and the nation's best barbecue (yeah, I said it, Texas). It also has more than its fair …

Shocking! Indian Engineers Introduce Electric ‘Anti-Rape’ Underwear

Three engineers in India have developed undergarments intended to help women fend off unwanted attacks by delivering electric shocks.<p>India’s recent …