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Plastic Surgeons Are Really Worried About 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

"Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come."<p>Ten years ago, a teenager might have come into a plastic surgery clinic clutching a …

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Bill Maher Exposes Geraldo Rivera on Trump: ‘Now You Are the Spin’

The ‘Real Time’ host grilled the Fox News pundit over his passionate support of President Trump. It didn’t go well for Rivera.<p>There was a time, …

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Albert Einstein

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

Privacy

Could you pass this test given to black people registering to vote in America in 1964?

If you were a black American in the 1950s and early 60s, chances are you wouldn’t have been able to vote.<p>It was the height of the Jim Crow era, and …

The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate.<p>Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force …

War

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

12 basic rules to find love

Just because the whole world seems to obsess about romance during one day in the middle of February, doesn't mean you have to. For happy singles, it's a good excuse to eat chocolate.<p>But if Valentine's Day has you thinking about finding love, the holiday could be a good motivation to start.<p>Our …

Relationships

Dark side of hedonism: a rock journalist’s battle with drug addiction

As a young journalist, Barney Hoskyns mingled with rock ’n’ roll’s brightest stars. Then heroin got the better of him. But it was finally confronting his all-consuming addiction that gave him the biggest high of all<p>To this day I don’t know why I said yes – why I rolled up my sleeve and told my old …

32 Signs You're an Introvert

People are great — in small doses. I value my loved ones just like everyone else, but there are (a lot of) times when I need to retreat and recharge my energy. I'm a true introvert at heart. Introverts value their alone time, their comfort zones, and their way of doing things. They are great …

Hillary Clinton email shows Christiane Amanpour was 'appalled' at CNN and Anderson Cooper 'fiasco'

That's according to an email from Amanpour's husband, James P. Rubin, to Hillary Clinton.<p>Rubin, a journalist, was the US assistant secretary of state for public affairs in the Bill Clinton administration from 1997 to 2000.<p>In an email from the State Department's release of information from Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

Ouija: Origin of Evil and the True History of the Ouija Board

The new movie <i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i>— one of 2016’s Halloween-season horror movie offerings, arriving in theaters on Friday—is just the latest example …

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

Psychology

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued 154 years ago — but should we celebrate?

The day Abraham Lincoln changed the course of history is not without complication<p>As tourists gathered in Washington, D.C., to tour the national …

What to Do About the Boss Who Has Extremely Low Emotional Intelligence

You can't raise the EQ of someone else, but you can act in a way that shows you have it.<p>"Just get this done and don't talk to me about it anymore."<p>"I'm not sure you heard me correctly. I don't care about your personal problems."<p>"The next time I see you, I hope you have that report on my desk."<p>"Why …

Emotional Intelligence

Confronting Racism and White Nostalgia on Cliven Bundy's Ranch

The Nevada rancher wants to break all the rules in a game that's been fixed for him.<p>I never thought I'd step foot on the infamous Bundy ranch, owned by Nevada "patriot" Cliven Bundy. But last summer, there I was with my traveling companions—a Muslim dude named Abdullah and a Spanish immigrant named …

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.<p>"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they …

What Brexit means for Jews and Israelis in the UK

Following Britain's vote to leave the EU there has been a sharp rise in hate crimes in the UK. A series of racist incidents was directed mainly …

Top 10 Mindfulness Lessons from Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are …

Mindfulness

China and India have a huge problem with racism toward black people

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night last Friday in New Delhi and killed. Police said the incident was a dispute over the hiring of an autorickshaw; Olivier's …

Government (India)

Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

In the field of addiction treatment, already brimming with intensely personal and emotional debates, there may be nothing more controversial than the role of 12-step programs, which are based on Alcoholics Anonymous.<p>At least 80 percent of current American addiction treatment— for both alcohol and …

Drug Addiction

Simply No Other Choice: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Every summer, as the anniversaries of the U.S. nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki approach, Americans engage in the painful moral exercise of …

How a Wrongfully Convicted Inmate Killed His Way Out of Prison

Reggie “Gumby” Cole committed his first murder in the C-yard of California’s Calipatria State Prison. He was a member of the 49 Deuce Crips, had a …

I Went on an Orgasm Course to Find Out What’s Left to Learn about the Clitoris

According the the people behind "Orgasmic Meditation", no eye contact and a lubed-up hand in a glove are key.<p>Full disclosure: sex ed was awful and inaccurate at my all-girls' school. I remember that our biology teacher said that when a man (and only a man) climaxed, it was called "achieving …

The state of your office desk can reveal lot about your personality

Want a shortcut to deciphering someone's personality? Look at where they work<p>Want to know what your work colleagues are <i>really</i> like? If so, take a look at their desk space.<p>According to Lily Bernheimer, author of a forthcoming book on environmental psychology, the way your desk looks gives away an …

This New Journal Will Teach You to Be More Mindful

It sometimes seems like everyone and their cousin has a must-try solution for our daily anxiety and stress. Between the coloring book sessions, aromatherapy approaches and wearable tech options, sorting the standouts from the duds can be overwhelming. Calm CEO and co-founder Alex Tew saw that …