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Classic Philosophy Hacks for the Modern Age

Postmodern life just loves a list, doesn't it? Offline we've got bucket lists and to-do lists and wish lists. Online? Listverse. Toptenz. Reddit. YouNameIt.<p>We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

How James Madison Separated Church and State

In his new book, Becoming Madison, Michael Signer describes the political fight in which the Founding Father first formulated his ideas about God and …

Riches, Religion, and the New Atheism

Writing in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Daniel Dennett argues that the future of religion is bleak. Congregations are losing members at a tremendous rate, …

What’s the Use of Philosophy?

Philosophy. It has to be my favorite word – just edging out words like idiosyncrasy, confabulation, curmudgeon, and bamboozle. I like philosophy for …

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The Deep History of Atheism (And Why It Matters)

It’s a great honour and pleasure to be here. There has never been a more important time to be a humanist; to make our voices heard. The standoff …

Heritage of hate: Dylann Roof, white supremacy and the truth about the Confederacy

In the wake of the terrorist killings in Charleston by admitted white nationalist and neo-Confederate Dylann Roof, many a voice have called for the …

Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ from German philosophy festival

Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.<p>The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through …

More than one in 10 respondents say they bought drugs via conventional sites and ‘darknet’ sites last year despite closure of most famous Silk Road in 2013<p>More people started buying drugs online in 2014 than ever before, despite the closure of the Silk Road website the previous year, according to …

Silk Road

Misty Copeland: meet the ballerina who rewrote the rules of colour, class and curves

Facing opposition about her race, shape, even her hair, the ballet dancer Misty Copeland battled the establishment – and her own mother – to make it to the top<p>Misty Copeland can pinpoint the precise moment when she realised her success in ballet held a broader significance. “It was the night I …

Search continues for former White House chef who disappeared in New Mexico

Authorities resumed the search for a former White House chef Saturday in a New Mexico mountain range after the man disappeared a week ago.<p>New Mexico State Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Armijo said the agency plans to exhaust all resources to conduct an extensive search for Walter Scheib, the White …

10 of the Worst Decisions Ever Made

Sometimes we make bad decisions about who we date or what movie to see -- and those shoes? Too late to return them now. But sometimes, we make really …

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Watch the Vivienne Westwood MAN show live here

“Say it: Politicians R criminals” – this is the manifesto for Westwood’s upcoming MAN show, as she released a video yesterday explaining why she perceives the government as the enemy. “These criminals cause climate change” she announced, as she detailed the actions of the Transatlantic Trade And …

Check out Prada SS16, live from Milan

Last season, Miuccia Prada took it into the future – showcasing her AW15 men’s collection in a sci-fi led space made-up of marble chambers and metal tunnels. Just as we’ve seen at Coach and Burberry already this season, a few girls made their way into the show – including Aya Jones and Dazed cover …

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

5 Rarely Considered Obstacles To 21st Century Education

What are the biggest obstacles to changing education? Some are economic. Others are infrastructural. Few are technological. The most significant challenges are philosophical. We are wedded to particular ways of thinking about school and learning and life that are limiting our ability to best serve …

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How Tesla Will Change The World

<i>This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved,</i> <i>start with</i> …

Weekend Planner: 23 Things To Do In Los Angeles

<i>LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a carefully curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend,</i> …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Iraqi forces on Saturday launched a counterattack against Islamic State militants near the city of Ramadi, a week after it was seized by insurgents.<p><b>2.</b>At least 13 people have been killed and thousands of homes damaged by a tornado that hit northern Mexico.<p><b>3.</b> States of emergency have been declared …

Defence rests its case to save Boston Marathon bomber from execution; jury to soon decide fate

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers rested their case Monday in their bid to save him from execution after death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean testified that Tsarnaev expressed genuine sorrow about the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.<p>"No one deserves to suffer like they did," Prejean quoted …

Russia Orders US: Tell The World About Aliens, Or We Will

By In5D on May 11, 2015 in Spiritual Awakening<p>A stunning Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) report on Prime Minister Medvedev’s agenda at the World …

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the <i>Terminator</i> version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA's Skynet uses metadata …

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

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Inside Jonas Fredwall Karlsson’s Instagram Portrait Studio at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg White House Correspondents’ Party

From politicians to Hollywood stars, see who made it into V.F.’s exclusive portrait studio.<p>One weekend each spring, politicians, celebrities, media personalities and titans of industry convene in Washington, D.C., for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and there are no holds barred when …

Archaeologists Find Ancient Maya City With a Modern Grid Layout

An ancient Mayan city followed a unique grid pattern, providing evidence of a powerful ruler, archaeologists have found.<p>The city, which contains flat-topped pyramids, is being excavated at Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala. It was in use between roughly 600 B.C. and 300 B.C., a time when the first …

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