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The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

Mindfulness backlash: Could meditation be bad for your health?

A cure-all for everything from stress to anger, or a load of marketing hype that could making you more anxious? Anna Hart gets to grips with the growing mindfulness backlash<p>I have a confession: meditation seriously stresses me out. I’ve downloaded apps like Headspace, Digipill and Calm. I’ve been …

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Politics Disrupts The One Techie Who Could Fix Healthcare.gov

Technologists are rushing to shield Todd Park, the President’s Chief Technology officer, from a Republican witch hunt to find the cause of heatlhcare.gov’s epic failure. Park was subpoenaed to testify Today on how the federal e-commerce website is still not functional, but government insiders fear …

Netflix Overhauls Its TV Interface To Create A Seamless Experience Across Connected Devices

Netflix is bringing a significant front-end change to its interface today to create a consistent experience across all TVs like you have on game consoles, set top boxes, and Blu-ray players. The goal of this refresh is to bring the same level of enjoyment to par across all devices. This new …

The Right’s Slavery Obsession

‘This isn’t racist,’ but the federal debt is as bad as slavery, says Alaska’s ex-governor. Nothing about that statement is accurate—and it only …

A (Very) Concise History of Racism in Wrestling, 1980-Present

An encyclopedia of stereotypes, from Virgil to Kamala to Mr. Fuji to the Mexicools, and many more in between<p><i>The following is an excerpt from David</i> …

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How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Here’s The Security Breach Email Facebook Is Sending To 6M Users

Facebook has started sending out warning emails to users whose personal information has been compromised by the security bug it confirmed yesterday, confirming which pieces of data were exposed. The bug exposed some six million Facebook users’ email addresses and telephone numbers to other site …

The Ancestral Link Between the Bush Family and the Slave Trade Is Confirmed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers claim that a notoriously vicious slave-trader who brought captive slaves from West …

Forgive All Student Loan Debt

With all the other high-anxiety news out there -- from NSA snooping to Syria to the trial of Trayvon Martin's killer -- there's a quiet crisis that could get lost in the shuffle: If Congress doesn't act, on July 1, students attending school on subsidized Stafford student loans -- loans awarded on …

Amazing! How to Create Ice Instantly

(Video Link)<p>Grant Thompson calls his technique "waterbending." He uses it to instantly turn water into ice. The trick is to pour liquid water that is …

Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can’t afford it<p>There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: …

Americans uninformed on how Obamacare will affect them

As Obamacare continues to be implemented, it's clear the public is uninformed about how the bill will affect them. Joy Reid makes the case that the White House has to do a major advertising campaign to inform the American public how they can sign up for Obamacare, and all it does for them.

17 Individuals With Outrageously Awful Fashion Sense

Whether by choice or accident the fashion of these following 17 people will certainly raise some eyebrows. Wigs, ill-fitting items and dictator …