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End Trafficking

Check out our podcast series to learn more about child trafficking and the ways you can take action.

How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed

When Germany legalized prostitution just over a decade ago, politicians hoped that it would create better conditions and more autonomy for sex …

Human trafficking: How US states fare

<b>A new report looks at the laws US states use to protect victims of trafficking.</b><p>Human trafficking is often called modern-day slavery. Women and men are exploited and degraded while their traffickers become rich.<p>In the US, sex trafficking and domestic servitude are not uncommon, but often hidden from …

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

<i>By Joanne Bauer</i><p>For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains -- a situation that reflects the failure …

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What’s Wrong with Eggs?

A common question I hear as a dietitian (second only to “Where do you get your protein?” of course) is “What’s wrong with eggs?”<p>Where to begin? Let’s …

Holistic Medicine

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

Pardon Marissa Alexander

Home<p>Supporters are now helping to<p><b>Stop the Parole of Jamie Fuller</b><p>Campaign won!<p>Ended over 3 years ago<p>Last year, Marissa Alexander was at home when she …

Crime

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

10 Incredible Ways Technology May Make Us Superhuman

In the last half of the twentieth century, medical science came up with some pretty astonishing ways to replace human parts that were starting to …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

'Middle-Out' Economics: Why the Right's Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong

As President Obama embarks on a new economic-policy push, that will be his mantra. Here's what he means.<p><i>Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, America had a thriving economy in which the middle class was at the center and everyone -- poor and rich alike -- did better. But then,</i> …

11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level - ExtremeTech

By on July 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The ability to dynamically …

Central Nervous System

A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.<p>Twice as populous today as the next biggest African country, Nigeria, which was cobbled together as a colony 100 years ago, has always stood out on its continent as the …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

The Most Expensive Billionaire Homes In The World

Steven Cohen has been garnering headlines, thanks to insider trading charges at his hedge fund SAC and rumors that he paid a record sum for a Picasso painting. But Cohen has also reportedly plunked down $60 million for an oceanfront property in the Long Island, N.Y., community of East Hampton, …

Shangaan electro: the Soweto dance craze that's about to go global

"You are not going to believe your eyes," assures Richard "Nozinja" Mthetwa, as we drive up to the car park of a food market behind a police station …

America’s Most Iconic Statue: Lady Liberty [55 PICS]

Countless millions have been awed by visiting America’s most iconic statue. Lady Liberty, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on …