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Juche, the state ideology that makes North Koreans revere Kim Jong Un, explained

The North Korean ideology supports the claim that the country cured AIDS and invented the hamburger.<p>There are some things about North Korea, as a society and government, that seem almost too strange to be believed. It’s a country where thousands of people celebrate their weddings in front of a …

North Korea

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

The Brain

Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

The number of men in the United States who are full-time, stay-at-home parents has risen steadily in recent decades, from maybe a million or so in 1984, according to a Pew Research Center estimate, to roughly double that in 2014<b>.</b><p>That's still much smaller than the number of stay-at-home moms, of …

Parenting

Economist Milton Friedman Explains Why Tariffs Are A Terrible Idea

As talk of tariffs and trade wars continue among the political class, it’s vital that we, as conservatives, remember the lessons given by the great …

Economics

The Infinity War Writers Know How to Fix the DC Universe

And they offered some pretty smart suggestions.<p>Marvel is the decisive winner of the battle between the Marvel and DC cinematic universes. Just check out the Rotten Tomatoes scores for their films—Marvel is riding high with an overall average score of 83%, while DC's pulling a dismal 48%. But in an …

Marvel Universe

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

How an anxious, lost raccoon conquered a Minnesota skyscraper — and our hearts

The internet sensation of the past 24 hours, explained.<p>Every once in a while, a story comes around that reminds us of the sheer power of grit and determination. This time, it is a raccoon that climbed a UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota.<p>The saga of MPR Raccoon — or #MPRraccoon, as it became …

Raccoons

Hanoi vs. Ho Chi Minh City: What makes these cities unique?

<b>(CNN) —</b> With history stretching back 4,000 years, Hanoi has long been one of Asia's most appealing destinations.<p>But young upstart Ho Chi Minh City -- a mere baby at just 300 years -- has more than her share of devotees, too.<p>We take a look at these two very different destinations in Vietnam and …

Vietnam

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Selling

I've been to 25 countries and I can tell you there are only 11 phrases you need to get by anywhere

There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn more than two or three.<p>Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you're traveling to a country where English isn't commonly spoken. I experienced the difficulties firsthand throughout my …

Language Learning

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

Trump blasts Trudeau for 'false statements,' says U.S. won't endorse G-7 joint statement with world leaders

WASHINGTON — After meeting with global leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, President Trump said Saturday he has instructed U.S. officials not to endorse a joint statement with other world leaders documenting the meeting and agreements.<p>The remarks, following a two-day meeting in Canada …

Donald Trump

Democrats, McCain criticize Trump for G7 comments

Democratic leaders and Sen. John McCain on Saturday night criticized President Trump for his comments about the G7 summit about trade and Russia. Mr. …

Republicans

U.S. Supreme Court: Presidential Self Pardon Would Be Admitting Guilt

Ever since President Donald Trump said he had an “absolute right” to pardon himself legal scholars and the media have been debating the subject …

Donald Trump

Scientists Discovered a New Part of Your Sperm — and It Could Explain Infertility

Big news for your little swimmers.<p>Guess what, guys? It turns out your sperm is more complicated than researchers ever knew.<p>Scientists always knew that a fertilized egg cell — or a zygote — required two centrioles from the sperm in order to create a fetus. The going theory used to be that sperm …

Pregnancy

Why Junk Food Makes You Fat, NOT Fat or Carbs

The true causes of obesity are complicated and diverse.<p>There is no single thing that causes it... various factors contribute, both internal (our …

Nutrition

What Is the Trade Deficit?

<i>This is an updated and expanded version of an article published in 2016.</i><p>A core idea that Donald J. Trump has embraced throughout his time in public life has been that the United States is losing in trade with the rest of the world, and that persistent trade deficits are evidence of this fact.<p>In …

Economics

Why Singapore? 6 Reasons the Asian City-State Is Perfect for the Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore was not the bookies’ favorite for Tuesday’s historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Much better odds were on the Korean …

North Korea

Here's Why Most of Us Stop Discovering New Music After 30, According to Science

Just embrace it.<p>It's a simple fact of life that older people reminisce about the glory days. You might believe you'll stay young and free-spirited …

New Music

Bernie Sanders says Trump is 'going to war against working people'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump is "going to war against working people" and suggested the President has not lived up to the promises he made during the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>"Trump campaigned, he said, 'I will not cut Social Security, Medicare …

Middle-class

How to solve the retirement crisis

A POLITICO Working Group Report.<p><b>The American ideal of a happy,</b> secure retirement is under threat as the economy changes and the financial foundations that supported previous generations erode. The decline of traditional pensions has increasingly shifted the retirement burden to personal savings, …

Retirement

Here are 10 historical ‘facts’ only a right-winger would believe

Facts, including historical ones, are 'biased' against the right's worldview....The post Here are 10 historical ‘facts’ only a right-winger would …

Civil Rights

Donald Trump promised a trade war. Should we let his voters get what they asked for?

Donald Trump's reckless trade war would hurt his own voters and might even tank the U.S. economy. Maybe we should let them touch that hot stove anyway.<p>How many times do you tell someone not to touch a hot stove before you stand aside and let them do what they want?<p>This is the question experts — and …

Donald Trump

Trump angrily tells Republican Sen. Bob Corker to back off trade bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Bob Corker is facing the ire of the White House after forging ahead with his plan to curtail the President's power on trade.<p>President Donald Trump told the Tennessee Republican in a "lengthy" call Wednesday to back off legislation to rein in his power to levy huge tariffs on US allies, …

Republicans

Kim Jong Un is reportedly extremely afraid of assassination around the Trump summit — and he's right to be

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E<p><b>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly fears being assassinated while traveling to Singapore to meet with President Donald</b> …

North Korea

The entrepreneur’s guide to the South Korean tech ecosystem

Even though some people might have a hard time pointing out South Korea on a map, almost everybody knows South Korean companies like Samsung and LG — but they aren’t the only noteworthy companies in the country. Many other interesting companies play an important role in the South Korean tech scene, …

Startups

The world is running out of Japanese people

Japan is shrinking. Fast.<p>The health ministry recently announced that only 946,060 babies were born in Japan in 2017, the fewest births since official statistics began in 1899. At the same time, 1,340,433 Japanese people died last year. This means that the non-immigrant population declined by nearly …

Demographics

Why some scientists say physics has gone off the rails

The 20th century was a remarkably productive one for physics. First, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity helped us view gravity not as a force but as a distortion of space. Then Max Planck, Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg gave us quantum mechanics — and a fresh understanding of …

Physics

These Maps Show How to Unlock North Korea's Economy

The prospect of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un this month is sharpening focus on the dividends should North Korea -- one of the …

North Korea