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4 Things to Try When You’ve Run Out of Options for Helping an Addict

You’ve tried it all. You’ve lectured. You’ve given ultimatums. You’ve staged an intervention. Still, your loved one continues to spiral deeper into …

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism

Terrorism is as old as history and almost certainly older. In 68 B.C., for instance, the Roman city of Ostia, a vital port for one of the world's …

Psychology

How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday

Sometimes our memories are just made up.<p>Our brains play tricks on us all the time, and these tricks can mislead us into believing we can accurately …

The Brain

Thousands of 1890 Census Records DO Still Exist: Here’s How to Find Them for Free

Many family historians are fully aware of the fact that the 1890 census, which contained more than 60 million individuals, was destroyed in the early …

Ancient Irish had Middle Eastern ancestry, study reveals

Genetic researchers find evidence of mass migration to Ireland thousands of years ago<p>Mon, Dec 28, 2015, 21:00<p>Evidence of massive migration to Ireland …

Anthropology

What I learned from not drinking alcohol for 2 years

<b>Two years ago, Andy Boyle, a Chicago-based web developer for NBC News Breaking News, decided to quit drinking alcohol. The 30-year-old, who is also a writer and standup comedian, had spent years in bars and comedy clubs, typically drinking a few beers every other night, and spending his weekends</b> …

Alcohol

The Psychology of Spanking

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>The word <i>discipline</i> comes from the root word <i>disciplinare</i> which means: <i>to teach or instruct</i>. However, most parents …

How to Avoid Insulin Resistance – Women’s Health Network

Insulin resistance is a syndrome at the center of many chronic and serious health problems, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and polycystic …

Diabetes

Vaccination | Suzanne Humphries, MD

I was once a medical professional who would have said that ‘vaccination science was settled long ago, and is now laid to rest’. After all, that is …

F. Scott Fitzgerald | Essay: The Crack-Up | American Masters | PBS

The following is an excerpt from the essay “The Crack-Up,” reprinted from The Crack-Up, a compilation of articles written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and …

Is Mister Rogers in Heaven? Fred Rogers and the Faithfulness of God

This Lenten season has witnessed a fascinating public debate about whether the everlasting fires of hell have been scorching Judas, the Great Betrayer, for the past 2,000 years. But an infinitely more interesting and challenging question is whether Fred Rogers, the beloved host of <i>Mister Rogers'</i> …

How Best Not to Respond to ISIS

For the left, American power must never be exercised except in the direst of situations, and even then, it must not be a unilateral exercise of power.<p>…

Morals, Not Memories, Define Who We Are

Have you ever wondered just what it is that makes you, you? If all your memories were to fade away, would your identity dissolve along with them? …

Psychology

Gratitude on the Brain

Gratitude

Robin Williams, depression and dementia: the clinical picture

The original piece, and the unpleasant comments from numerous people that first inspired it, stemmed from the widespread assumption that Robin Williams ended his life due to struggles with depression, a condition he was known to have dealt with often.

Dementia

14 Years After 9/11, the War on Terror Is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped It Would

Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that?<p>Fourteen years of wars, …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

After Paris, a global resolve to dispel Islamic State’s darkness

The Islamic State attacks in Paris bring sorrow and prayers, yet also a chance for sustained global unity in supplanting the false allure of a …

Bashar al-Assad

Towns thwart neo-Nazi's efforts to create all-white enclaves in Nebraska and Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plans by a neo-Nazi to turn two south-central Nebraska towns into all-white hamlets ran off the rails last week after residents …

Something completely preventable | Doctors without borders

In the final installment of my audio diary from Yemen I talk about a desperate mother, an airstrike and working in the emergency room.<p><b>Transcript</b><p>I am …

Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement Addressing Heroin Epidemic

"We need to lift people out of opioid-use disorder through medication-assisted treatment."<p>ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Obama administration announced a major policy shift Thursday in its efforts to combat the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. Speaking at a conference on opioid addiction in Northern …

6 Steps to Controlling Your Emotions

Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes painful force in our lives. We are driven day by day by our emotions. We take chances because we're excited for new prospects. We cry because we've been hurt and we make sacrifices because we love. Without a doubt, our emotions dictate our …