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Vegetarianism May Be Linked To Depression, Study Suggests

There’s little debate about the fact that a plant-based diet is the healthiest around, both in terms of physical health and brain health. But a new study suggests that a vegetarian diet may, counterintuitively, be linked to depression. Though there are some limitations to the new research (namely, …

Vegetarianism

What Black Jack Pershing Can Teach Us About Fighting Terrorists

Trump says to study Pershing. I did, and the lessons are the complete opposite of what he thinks.<p>There was a time in U.S. history, and not so long ago, when General John “Black Jack” Pershing was the most famous American alive.<p>Feted by presidents, revered by soldiers, celebrated as a military …

Native Americans

Michael Bennett sat during anthem again, and teammate Justin Britt stood by him

Michael Bennett was joined by a white Seahawks teammate as he sat during the national anthem before their preseason game on Friday night.<p>Justin Britt stood next to Bennett and put his hand on his shoulder. This comes just days after Bennett went on <i>SportsCenter</i> and talked about how white NFL players …

Michael Bennett

'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protest

A white nationalist who was featured in a Vice News documentary about the "Unite the Right" Charlottesville marchers at the weekend has posted a video in which he tearfully complains about his current plight.<p>Christopher Cantwell took part in the rally in support of Confederate hero Robert E Lee in …

Scientists say ravens display foresight, a trait thought unique to apes

A series of experiments with ravens finds that the birds display the ability to think ahead and deliberately prepare for future events, adding to the …

Ravens

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he …

Psychology

Learn How to Use a DSLR Camera Properly With This Neat Web Tool

Most of us just take pictures with our phones, and those who do dabble in better equipment — namely a DSLR — stick to the automatic settings. But …

Mobile Photography

Starring in this PSA helped a 12-year-old girl tell her school she's autistic

A jarring new PSA called "Make It Stop" replicates how Holly, a 12-year-old autistic girl living in the UK, experiences sensory overload.<p>But the ad …

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Political Science

Solving the Autism Puzzle - MIT Technology Review

His name was David. He was 10 years old and, to put it bluntly, compellingly weird—especially in the buttoned-down, groomed normality of suburban …

Genetics

I Shoot Dramatic Underwater Portraits That Are Reflective Of Overcoming Troubles In My Life

I shoot underwater because it’s where I feel safe and comfortable. My work comes from a place of weakness, not strength. There is a certain …

Amy Goodman Is Facing Jail Time for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.

<i>Update: Case dismissed! On Monday, October 17, District Judge John Grinsteiner rejected the “riot” charge that had been leveled against Amy Goodman</i> …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Historians disagree on whether 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is racist

The decision of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to stop standing for the national anthem has provoked a lot of debate, to say the least. It’s also re-opened a discussion about whether "The Star-Spangled Banner" is actually racist.<p>Francis Scott Key wrote his famous poem, "The …

Star Spangled Banner

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: By Giles Milton.<p>Do you like trivia and strange stories from history? If you do, and you’re looking …

Ken Burns: ‘Trump Lusts After His Own Daughter’

The acclaimed documentarian discusses Trump’s demagoguery, race in America, and more. A retrospective of his films is currently streaming at …

'Holy Hell': How One Man Documented 22 Years Inside a Sadistic Cult

Former cult member's documentary details over two decades of mind games and torture inside an L.A. cult<p>He was grooming me. I didn't see it then, but …

The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations

Everyone has seen versions of this graphic, and I have not idea who the original creator(s) are (actually, here’s a post by its originator: The …

High School

The Letter I Would Have Written for My Parents When I Was Still Nonverbal

<i>Written by Kerry Magro</i><p>Dear Mom and Dad,<p>I know it's breaking your heart to see me as I am now. Most of the kids we know are starting to talk while I'm just making sounds. I'm lashing out because I'm struggling. I can't communicate my needs, and things are just not going the way I wish they would. I …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

Donald Grey Triplett: The first boy diagnosed as autistic

<b>Donald Grey Triplett was the first person to be diagnosed with autism. The fulfilling life he has led offers an important lesson for today, John Donvan and Caren Zucker write.</b><p>After Rain Man, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the next great autism portrayal the stage or screen …

Autism

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

Reclaim your counter space.<p>Reclaim your counter space.

Woodworking

Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria's war and the rise of ISIS - Vox

ISIS, you will note, did not become a major player in the Syrian war until after some time — and after the country had been torn apart by a conflict that initially had nothing to do with the group. The fight at the center of the war, between Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and the opposition, is thus …

Middle East

Hammer Films

Features Yeti Persisted The Cinematic Legacy of the Abominable Snowman<p>Features The Many Lives of Dracula The ongoing legacy of the Prince of …

Turning Independent Reading Obstacles Into Opportunities

<b>By Jennifer Serravallo,</b> guest blogger<p>You may have heard this one: independent reading can make a world of difference. Countless studies by …

Teaching

63 Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas For The Heart Of Your Home

The heart of the home, the kitchen is easily the most-used room in the house. From hosting parties and entertaining guests, to family meal times and …

23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP

You won't sleep with the lights off ever again.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

48 Darling DIY Baby Shower Gifts

<b>Homemade presents</b> for <b>baby showers</b> are easier than you think! Here are 48 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the …

Sewing