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How people fake their own death — and why

The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko who faked his own death isn’t alone.<p>Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was recently found lying face down on the floor of his apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, blood seeping through his T-shirt. He was quickly driven away by an ambulance, pronounced dead, and …

Journalism

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

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2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

Why the Bible Is Not the Word of God

Perhaps it should be first noted that I am a licensed minister in the Missionary Baptist tradition. I believe in preaching the word of God. I believe in the saving of souls from the clutches of dark forces. I believe that God is all-loving and all-powerful, and that his son, Jesus of Nazareth, was …

Europe thrown into crisis as Greece nears euro exit after shock referendum result

The European Union is facing its worst crisis since the formation of the euro after Greece voted decisively against the terms of a eurozone bailout deal<p>The European Union is facing its worst crisis since the formation of the euro after Greece voted decisively against accepting the terms of its …

Putin reportedly contacts Obama for second time in weeks about unity on global concerns

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory Fourth of July message to President Obama and expressed confidence that their respective countries can work together on global issues including terror threats, according to news agencies.<p>"In his message of congratulations, the Russian …

The U.S. and China Should Not Risk War Over a "Damn Fool Thing" in the South China Sea

The U.S. and China disagree on a long list of issues. That's not particularly serious. After all, America and Europe hold different views on many topics. However, the territorial controversies in the South China Sea (and further north) risk swallowing the entire bilateral relationship.<p>Contrasting …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

This Woman Got A Tattoo To Honour Her Late Father And Started A Global Movement

Project Semicolon aims to encourage and support those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-harm.<p>"From the start the project was a huge success," Bleuel said. "It is credited to a good friend of mine who wishes to not be named. He is a genius when it comes to networking. In the …

Let's change how we think about mental health

My depression story. Credit: Youtube.<p>Recently it has seemed like attitudes towards mental health are changing. During the UK General Election this …

Mental Health