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Here's how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I'm never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Consciousness

Robin Williams' Widow Writes A Devastating Account Of His Final Year

The actor suffered from Lewy body disease.<p>Susan Schneider Williams, Robin Williams’ widow, wrote a devastating account of her husband’s final year of life before he died by suicide in 2014.<p>An autopsy revealed that Robin Williams had Lewy body disease, an umbrella term used to describe both …

Dementia

In Major Settlement, States Gang Up to Strike Deal with Soldier-Suing Company

A coalition of attorneys general representing 49 states and the District of Columbia announced a settlement today with USA Discounters, requiring it …

5 Takeaways From Amazon's Most Profitable Quarter Yet

Amazon continued to wow Wall Street with record profits in its second quarter earnings, blowing past analyst expectations on profit and revenue. Here …

Too Sick To Lead: The Lethal Personality Disorder Of Donald Trump

Try this as a thought exercise.<p>The year is 2005. Hungry for prominence, Senator Barack Obama resolves to jump start his public acclaim. He hits upon a brilliant strategem: calling Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post, he introduces himself as a press aide named John Miller. Recognizing Obama's …

Meet some amazing animals and plants that are new to science

Life on Earth can be found in the most surprising places, from the deep sea to pitch-black caves to just off the main road of a Gabonese National Park.<p>Each year, about 18,000 species are discovered and described by scientists in thousands of academic publications, where regular folks may never find …

Zoology

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Socialism in America

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

University of Pennsylvania

A Study of Tradition 7

By being self-supporting and declining outside contributions, 12-step groups protect the fellowship structure and basic spiritual foundations. …

5 Telltale Signs You Grew Up In Poverty

Hang around Cracked long enough, and you'll see me talking about poverty. A lot. Like, an amount that could make people think I have an obsession. …

Banishing The Bosses Brings Out Zappos' Hidden Entrepreneurs

Encouraging employees to come up with new ideas and ways of thinking can broaden business scope and boost performance. Taking it a stage further and allowing staff to manage themselves can uncover a wealth of latent entrepreneurial talent. Doing away with managers altogether, and letting people run …

Texas Mothers Jailed Five Days in Louisiana over Two Hot Dogs

Two Texas mothers, who police said had no criminal record, spent five days in a notorious Louisiana jail over charges they ate two hot dogs, …

How the Legal System in New Orleans Is Screwing the Poor

Overworked public defenders say they're being forced to take on cases under threat of jail time in what amounts to a criminal justice nightmare.<p>Derwyn Bunton sits in a New Orleans courtroom, scrolling through his cell phone and waiting for the judge to call his name. The lawyer is here on behalf of …

Psychologists explain why Ikea 'literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare'

Domestic battles over the Swedish retailer's products are such a common feature of modern cohabitation that comedian Amy Poehler once joked that Ikea was Swedish for "argument."<p>But why is assembling flat-packed furniture so contentious for couples? Why do conversations about sofas so often lead …

Psychology

New Orleans' $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won't fight a Category 5 hurricane

An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29, 2005 were not a natural disaster – they were a man-made disaster …

A Katrina hero: He hopped into a boat and became a one-man rescue squad

By Mark Guarino<p>, reporter<p>NEW ORLEANS — The man, nearly 90 years old, feebly made his way into Ken Bellau’s fiberglass fishing boat. Once onboard, he quietly asked Bellau to check on his grandson. “He’s right over there,” the old man said.<p>Bellau agreed, motoring slowly down the street. He didn’t see …

New Orleans

A photographer returned to New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina to see what's changed

Considered the costliest natural disaster in US history and the deadliest hurricane to hit the nation since 1928, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge inundated the city of New Orleans, Louisiana and killed over 1,500 people as flood walls broke and levees failed.<p>Reuters photographer Carlos Barria …

The climate scientist who predicted Hurricane Katrina explains why future storms will be worse

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that both …

Climate Change

Eye-opening photos show how New Orleans is still struggling 10 years after the costliest natural disaster in US history

On August 29, 2005, Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, devastating towns along its path, but particularly crippling New Orleans.<p>A decade later, the "Crescent City" has made some extraordinary comebacks, though some parts are still feeling the effects of a botched …

New Orleans

Black Mother Gives Black Lives Matter Protesters Serious Tongue Lashing, Viral Video Generates Gigantic Response

Black mother Peggy Hubbard notes on her Facebook page that she’s from St. Louis.<p>And even though she now lives north of the area’s racial turmoil, watching and listening to Hubbard’s profane-but-precise video takedown of Black Lives Matter protesters is to witness a woman who loves her hometown and …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Pro-Confederate flag rally held at S.C. Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Several dozens supporters of the Confederate battle flag rallied Saturday at the South Carolina Statehouse, urging lawmakers to reject a call to remove the controversial banner from the grounds of the Capitol.<p>The rally came just hours after an activist climbed the pole where the …

South Carolina

White House Lifts Restrictions On Marijuana Research

More information about its medicinal properties may be on the horizon<p>Marijuana may be one of the most popular drugs in the world, but marijuana is notoriously difficult to research, particularly in the United States. Access to cannabis plants for research is tightly controlled, the official supply …

Cannabis

Tech startups are using a San Francisco shopping mall to sell their online products in the real world

Business Insider attended the grand opening of Bespoke, a new co-working, events and demo space that's on the fourth floor of a mall that gets 20 million visitors a year.<p>While it may be in a retail center, it looks nothing like the stores surrounding it. What store has a bocce court and nap nooks?

Bruce Jenner to Pose for Cover of Vanity Fair, Sources Say

Bruce Jenner has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from <i>Sports Illustrated</i> to <i>GQ</i>. But now, the former Olympian has landed an …

38 Years for a Murder He Didn't Commit

Mike Hanline, 69, is now free a man after spending the longest time in jail for a wrongful conviction in California’s history.<p>Thirty-eight years ago, …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

Cannabis

Insurance companies can now replace the human inspecting your roof with a drone

That buzzing sound you hear is just a robot checking your roof for storm damage<p>Every year, in big cities and small town across the US, insurance inspectors scramble up onto the roofs of buildings to check for storm damage and venture into structures ravaged by natural disasters. In the otherwise …

Insurance Industry