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America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

James Madison

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?<p>Last May, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, flew to Malta for a week to learn Maltese. He had a hefty grammar book in his backpack, but he didn’t plan to open …

The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains—and What We Can Learn From Them

As scientists work to unravel the mysteries of the mind, people with unusual conditions are helping add to our understanding<p>Sharon remembers the first day it happened, in 1952. She was 5 years old and blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of …

Donald Trump Made Justice Kennedy an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse

Behind the scenes, the president worked for months to assure Kennedy his legacy would be in good hands. “I think the Gorsuch nomination had a huge impact,” one law professor said.<p>The left was stunned by the announcement that Justice <b>Anthony Kennedy,</b> one of the decisive swing votes on the Supreme …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

Amalfi Coast

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

How to Lose Your Belly By Summer, According to Dietitians

The first day of summer is just weeks away. So if you’re looking to tone your tummy to feel confident in your swimsuit, it sounds like you’re looking …

Nutrition

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Body Fat

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

100 Super Healthy and Filling Foods

You know the basics of a healthy diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, some nuts and seeds, full-fat dairy, and a few servings of fish and lean meat. …

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Photography on Safari: 10 Essential Tips

<i>by Simon Patterson</i><p>An African safari is a most exhilarating experience. Here are 10 tips for amateur photographers who want to make the most of their …

Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World

MagazineFeature<p>Our special report offers a rare look at life beneath the frozen continent—where penguins, seals, and exotic creatures thrive.<p>In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville, the French scientific base on the Adélie Coast of East Antarctica, we have to break up a thin …

Seafloor

10 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Aren't Using

Travelers know convenience often comes at a price. And while some services don’t pay for themselves, Amazon Prime and the included Amazon Prime …

The Obama-Biden bond is among the strongest in White House history

President Obama and Vice President Biden ride in the motorcade on the way to the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (Pete Souza/The White House)<p>When Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2005, the freshman senator from Illinois took his place in the very last …

3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following

For influential Instagram users seeking to cash in on the size and engagement levels of their followings, the outlook couldn’t be brighter.<p>Let’s not forget – it took several solid years for the YouTube economy to gain enough momentum and maturity to get where it is today, with creators able to earn …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

How To Change Your Eating Habits To Have A More Productive 2016

Eating right in the New Year isn’t about deprivation, it’s understanding what your metabolism needs to reset and maximize your energy.<p>Sledding down the hill of holiday gluttony straight into a field of ambitious resolutions can be a jarring adjustment at best. We spend the holidays gorging on fatty …

Nature is just showing off at these colorfully surreal destinations

No matter how many awe-inspiring structures we humans build, our abilities will never match what nature can create. This world has everything from …

Make Your Knitting Projects Sparkle by Adding Beads

With the popularity of beading and jewelry making today, there are literally millions of different beads which you can purchase and add on to your …

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How to make a frilled cast on - The Blog - US/UK

If you are getting tired of always beginning your projects and casting on the stitches in the same fashion, you are going to love this trick. Did you …

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

National Parks