Justin Lord

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The Harm That Light Can Do to Your Sleep

Do you think about how you use and consume light? We live in a culture where electricity and artificial light are everywhere: inexpensive and always available in seemingly endless supply. We're so used to being surrounded by light -- it's truly at our fingertips -- that many of us don't even think …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong.

By James W. Loewen<p>History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley once said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as the Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done and why. The resulting …

Rap and hip-hop more influential than rock n' roll study finds

Rap is the defining music of the last half-century, according to new research from the U.K. that claims it is "the single most important event that …

Vincent van Gogh on Why Never Learning How to Paint Helped Him

In a letter to his brother Theo, dated September 1882, found in Ever Yours: The Essential Letters, Vincent van Gogh describes the advantages of never …

Michele Bachmann: The Rapture Is Coming And It's Obama's Fault

Michele Bachmann says the rapture is coming, thanks to President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran’s nuclear program and marriage equality.<p>In a radio interview last week, Bachmann, the former Minnesota Republican congresswoman, told "End Times" host Jan Markell, “We need to realize how close this …

800,000 children forced from homes by Boko Haram, report finds

The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister.<p>The disturbing images come from some of an estimated 800,000 children forced from the homes by Boko Haram extremists, according to a UNICEF …

Let Not Jihadi John Distract Us From the Real Evil

Jihadi John is the new international Bogey-Man. He gets plenty of media coverage these days, and has become a lightning rod of moral outrage in the West. But the media narrative around this new Evil Incarnate comes with a huge price tag: it obscures much more significant realities.<p>Jihadi John is …

University of Chicago

Toddler shoots and kills one-year-old boy in Cleveland, Ohio

A toddler has shot and killed a one-year-old boy after picking up an unattended gun at a home in Cleveland, Ohio, police said on Sunday night.<p>Detectives were trying to determine how the three-year-old boy came to find the gun, the city’s police chief Calvin Williams told reporters outside the …

Kool Herc Names Lil Wayne, Chris Brown Among His Top 5 Emcees Of All Time

DJ Kool Herc, one of Hip Hop culture’s pioneers was recently asked by <i>The Combat Jack Show</i> to name his five greatest emcees and his answer may come as …

Voodoo won't save Haiti, says cardinal

Haiti's first Roman Catholic cardinal has described voodoo as a "big social problem" for his desperately poor country, arguing that the religion offers "magic" but no real solutions to a population deprived of justice and a political voice.<p>Chibly Langlois, who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in …

Sigmund Freud's cocaine problem

<i>Editor's note: Nearly 130 years ago, cocaine was the world’s newest wonder drug - touted as a cure for everything from morphine addiction to tuberculosis. And its biggest supporter was Sigmund Freud. Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the fascinating history and what it means for us today on "Sanjay Gupta M.D."</i> …