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Take Harvard’s Introductory Course on Buddhism, One of Five World Religions Classes Offered Free Online

A friend of mine describes her childhood as, in part, resembling a real-world comparative religions course. Her broad-minded mother encouraged her to …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Artificial Intelligence

The origins of civilisation

Political scientist James C Scott explores some of the key questions around early agriculture and state-building<p>Yale political scientist James C …

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia Sixers Full Game Highlights / Week 8 / Dec 9

“Britain did not fight the Second World War, the British Empire did”

During the Allied invasion of Italy in early September 1943, an Indian lieutenant wrote a letter to his beloved.<p>Here I am penning this to you in the middle of one of the biggest nights in the history of this war. Love, I am sure by the time you receive this letter you will guess correctly as to …

World History

Reclaiming Remembrance: 'I thought it was a white event'

<b>Remembrance serves as a way to honour those who gave their lives for Britain in conflict, including during the two World Wars, but do all those who fought get the recognition they deserve?</b><p>It was a conversation with a patient researching the Commonwealth contribution to World War One that sparked Dr …

Lest we forget: campaign honours the eight million horses killed in First World War

One hundred years after the First World War, charity Brooke has launched a campaign called Every Horse Remembered to commemorate the <b>eight million</b> …

A CrossFit Coach Says This Is the Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

Stop doing ab exercises, people. If you want to get rid of your unbudging belly fat, the answer isn't how many crunches you can do. Jade Jenny, head CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit says, "there are really no exercises to reduce belly fat, unfortunately this is the age-old …

Workouts

In a trade war with Canada, Illinois — and Chicago — would be a casualty

President Donald Trump is teeing up a trade war with Canada, and the state of Illinois, along with the Chicago area, could get bloodied should this cross-border confrontation escalate.<p>This week the administration imposed a tariff on Canada's softwood lumber, used primarily for home building. It is …

Business (Canada)

John Cena deadlifts 602 pounds: What fuels the WWE superstar at 40? Diet plan and workout routine - IBTimes India

John Cena follows a seven-meals-a-day diet with masses of protein and a strict 5-day muscle-building split-workout routine, to stay in shape.<p>WWE …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

Some of the talks deal with happiness and success, and others with memory and motivation. But all of them provide an important window into what makes us tick.<p>Here are a handful to get you better-acquainted with the organ between your ears.

30 Delicious Things To Cook In April

Get ready for a real spring feast!

How Hitler Seized Power and Shocked His Opposition

Elected chancellor of Germany in 1932, Hitler was held in contempt by his opponents, who thought he would be easy to control. They were wrong.<p>Adolf …

15 fascinating child monarchs who changed history

Every kid has dreamed of being king or queen of the world. Who <i>wouldn't</i> want unlimited power to abolish bedtime and mandate candy for dinner?<p>In real life, of course, being a ruler isn't all that simple. History is full of stories of underaged kings, queens, emperors, and tsars who found out that …

Japanese Internment Anniversary: What Happened And Why Trump's Travel Ban Angers Civil Rights Groups 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago Sunday, in the wake of the December 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese imperial forces, former President Franklin D. …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act...<p>Originally published on …

What Was the First Life on Earth?

The earliest evidence for life on Earth arises among the oldest rocks still preserved on the planet.<p>Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, but the …

Earth Science

Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Crib Sheet

The American president tells the man behind a brutal anti-drug campaign that he is doing a “great job.”<p>In April, while recruiting allies against North Korea, Donald Trump reportedly applauded a vicious war against drugs that has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. “I …

B.C. leads the push to eliminate letter grades from school report cards

When the school district in Maple Ridge, B.C., asked for volunteers to pilot a new report-card system that abandons traditional letter grades, officials expected a few schools to sign up. Instead, 17 of the district's 21 schools stepped forward.<p>"Suddenly it was like, 'Holy cow, how are we going to …

Canada

This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia

It’s a safe bet that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have different patterns of brain activity while reading. The real questions are, how do these patterns differ and do the differences shed any light on the possible causes of dyslexia. Researchers from Boston University, the MGH Institute of Health …

How to Own the Transverse Plane With the Tall Kneeling Press

<b>Power lives in the transverse plane.</b> If you want to unleash that power you need to control it first. Golfing expert Lance Gill says, “If you don’t …

Pain

Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work? | Investopedia

Student debt has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 40 million people now owing an average balance of $29,000, according to credit report …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Hypertrophy Is Not a Bad Word: Functional Hypertrophy Training

<b>As I wrote about recently in regards to the future of the fitness industry, one of my big picks for training trends is a return to hypertrophy</b> …

Exercise

The 8 Quickest Ways to Get Sick Abs

Getting a flat stomach is hard work enough; getting full-on definition is downright laborious. But it just got easier: These simple workout and diet tweaks will help you get the definition you want, faster.

Bodybuilding Day: Back and Bicep Pump

<b>After coming off my best meet performance of my career, I am now taking some time to focus on competing in bodybuilding over the spring of 2017. My</b> …

The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

There’s no rule that says you <i>have</i> to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to …

Programming