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MUSLIMS the world over are horrified by the executions carried out by Islamic State (IS) in the name of their religion. On June 28th the Syrian …

Religion

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Silicon Valley

Six scandals that prove Hollywood was just as screwed up back in the day as it is now (pt. 2)

<b>The “Suicide” of Thelma Todd</b> <b><br>The Background:</b> Thelma Todd was a beautiful star of comedies in the late 1920s and early 1930s, best known for her roles …

Six scandals that prove Hollywood was just as screwed up back in the day as it is now (Pt. 1)

With all the Lindsay Lohans and Paris Hiltons getting drunk and not wearing underwear, and with all the Tiger Woodses plowing their way through every …

HISTORY LESSON: Who-dunnit, Hollywood?

Charlie Chaplin and Marion Davies: did their affair<p>lead to murder???<p>Part of Hollywood's allure is its mystique: a foreign land of sunlight, palm …

5 sordid biblical tales that would make Hollywood blockbusters

Now that “Noah” has earned a healthy chunk of change, a look at where the Academy may turn to next<p>Hollywood’s quest for sex, violence and disaster (or, better yet, the intersection of all three) is as voracious as British Petroleum’s quest for oil. Now, with the dollars rolling in from the latest …

The history of the witch's hat: origins of its pointy design.

Thanks in part to <i>The Wizard of Oz,</i> the word <i>witch</i> has become code for a certain type of dress. Flowing black robes. Black boots. Accessorize as you …

Study: Walking Can Be as Good as Running

People who did equivalent amounts of running and walking saw the same degree of benefit in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease<p>pawpaw67/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> According to CDC classification, running is a "vigorous" exercise, so-called because runners usually end up sweaty and …