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5 Unimportant Things With Giant Armies of Crazy Advocates

If you happen to wander into one of the moister corners of the Internet, there's a type of conversation you might wade into about which video game …

Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

Born of war, Mother's Day grew to horrify its own mother, whose fight to fix the holiday "cost her everything, financially and physically."<p><b>As Mother's Day turns 100 this year, it's known mostly as a time for brunches, gifts, cards, and general outpourings of love and appreciation.</b><p>But the holiday …

Chemicals

2014 Dialogue of Civilizations Opens in Istanbul

Human Journey<p>The 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations is kicking off in Istanbul this weekend, bringing together archaeologists and other experts in five of the world’s great ancient civilizations. For the next week, they will converse with each other and the public, learning more about these cultures …

Archaeology

7 of the Worst Choices Ever Made While High

Someone once told me drugs are bad. I think it was a man dressed like a dog, or a cartoon rabbit or something. I've taken that lesson to heart and …

Crime

6 Ways the 1904 Olympics Were the Craziest Event Ever Held

It's incredible that millions upon millions of people tune in to the Olympics every two years to appreciate the pageantry of sports we'd otherwise …

Tonya Harding

The 6 Male Characters Women Never Get to See in Movies

If you have spent time on the Internet, you're probably tired of hearing how we need more Strong Female Characters. For some reason, people don't …

Fairy Tales

Dreams of 'self-discovery' destroying marriage, claims psychologist

High divorce rates and low marital satisfaction are a direct result of partners' inability to meet 'psychological expectations'<p>Time was when a roof over your head, food on the table and occasional bouts of sexual activity were the hallmarks of a successful marriage. Not any more. According to a US …

Father who let his 12-year-old daughter marry believes he did nothing wrong

Man who has been charged with procuring a child for unlawful sexual activity told solicitor: ‘They’re in love and it’s a strong love’<p>A father who allegedly let his 12-year-old daughter marry a man 14 years her senior believes he has done nothing wrong, a court has heard.<p>The father, who was arrested …

Extinct “Devil Frog” Sported Spikes, Body Armor

<b>The giant “devil frog” was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.</b><p>Recent fossil analysis shows that the predatory amphibian, <i>Beelzebufo ampinga,</i> was smaller than first described, but had spiky flanges protruding from its skull and plate-like armor down its back. (Also see “7 …

5 Ways Your Brain Is Turning You into a Jerk

As we have discussed before, your brain likes nothing better than sabotaging your life in myriad tiny, bullshit ways. It's not content to be a jerk …

Walt Disney Company

Lewis Carroll’s 8 Still-Relevant Rules For Letter-Writing

My graduate school supervisor taught me all I know about professional email etiquette. Vague language? Poor form. Typos? Nothing worse. Run-on …

5 Ways Life in Iran Is Nothing Like You Think

If you go by the depictions in the news and movies, Iran is exclusively made up of experimental nuclear weapons, angry bearded mobs, and silent, …

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Shame Your Kids on the Internet

There is a growing trend of parents practicing some tough love to teach today's kids a little something called respect. There was the mom who made …

5 Organizations That Gamed the System and Screwed the Public

Nobody likes being scammed. It turns you into a victim, it shakes the foundations of your inherent trust in your fellow man, and, most importantly, …

5 Innocent Phrases With Surprisingly Dark Origins

Words and phrases are fairly straightforward things. Once upon a time, someone looked at an elephant and decided to call it an elephant, because what …

Artists

Geography in the News: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Remembered

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Geography of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade</b><p>Scholars continue to examine the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the New World, one of the world’s most dynamic, yet tragic, forced …

Black History

Popular support for a republic flags to a 20-year low, new poll shows

Star power of younger royals has changed opinions of older and younger Australians, says monarchist<p>Support for an Australian republic has plummeted to a 20-year low, a new poll shows.<p>Just 39.4 per cent of Australians say they support a republic, the ReachTEL poll published in Fairfax Media says.<p>Of …

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

When You read something that strikes you as interesting, you should write to the author. This can lead to connections ranging from friendships to …

Creative Writing

Men Try to Guess the Prices of Women’s Products

In this video by <i>BuzzFeed</i>, men try to guess the prices of women’s products like bras, shampoo, and tampons. They wildly underestimate how much bras …

Fifth of Neanderthals' genetic code lives on in modern humans

Traces are lasting legacy of sexual encounters between our direct ancestors and Neanderthals from 65,000 years ago<p>The last of the Neanderthals may have died out tens of thousands of years ago, but large stretches of their genetic code live on in people today.<p>Though many of us can claim only a …

Modern humans more Neanderthal than once thought, studies suggest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal.<p>According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these pre-modern humans may play a role in the appearance of hair and skin as well as the risk of certain diseases.<p>Although Neanderthals …