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Culture sets the tone when people 'hear voices' - Futurity

People with schizophrenia may hear "voices"—auditory hallucinations—differently depending on their cultural context, according to new research.

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Minimum Wage Increase: Job Killer or Poverty Fix?

Minimum Wage

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

World's Strangest Lakes (PHOTOS)

Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you consider a visit to one of the world's strangest …

Donald Sterling receives lifetime ban

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in …

Basketball

Watch How Quickly The War On Drugs Changed America's Prison Population

America's prisons are extremely overcrowded, and tough-on-crime laws implemented in the 1980s and 1990s contributed heavily to growing the U.S. prison population. The U.S. accounts for only 5% of the world population, but holds 25% of the world's prisoners.<p>Redditor Sen_Mendoza posted a GIF that …

A Test That Quantifies Basic Language-Learning Ability

Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?<p>Until recently, it's been used exclusively in U.S. government agencies and military schools. But now, a test for how easily a person will become fluent in a foreign language could be made available for civilians. Nautilus …

IRS Awards Bonuses to More Than 1,000 Employees… Who Owe Back Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.<p>Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George …

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.<p>The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in order to exploit it, according to a bombshell report …

Chicago decriminalized marijuana possession—but not for everyone

The racial grass gap hasn't narrowed a bit.<p>Two years after Chicago moved to reform its marijuana laws, a two-tiered system of justice remains firmly …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

7 Awesome Cave Hotels To Add To Your Bucket List

Sleeping under the stars or in a super luxury hotel room or even underwater... it's all be done before. How about sleeping in a cave?<p>These seven cave hotels let you get up close and personal with one of nature's most fascinating wonders in really beautiful places. Check them out below.<p><b>1. The Caves,</b> …

Baby Baboon’s Frightening Encounter with Lions Ends with a Heroic Twist

Wildlife<p><b>This is one of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it’s the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique.</b><p>Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were on an safari in the northern …

Toronto has the best election signs!

Democrat Crime Spree

Don’t look now, but we are experiencing a Democrat crime spree. Who would have believed it? Democrats aren’t worried about the GOP, but they’re scared to death of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act).<p>Democrat politicians are falling like flies. They are being arrested all over …

Corruption

The Jimmy-Fallon-as-Vladimir-Putin Skit Taking Shots at Obama You May Have Missed

Comedian Jimmy Fallon earlier this week donned a bald cap and a cheap suit, grabbed a bottle of vodka and transformed himself into Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Image source: NBC<p>He then picked up a phone and discussed the evolving situation in Crimea and Ukraine with “President Barack Obama.”<p>As …

John Oliver’s Hilarious Portrayal of the Cool, Young Republican

“I don’t like it when people tell me what to do, like, ‘Buy health care’ or, ‘Don’t carry a con­cealed weapon in the car!’ or, ‘Hey, that leath­er …

John Oliver

Samsung Just Launched An Ad-Free, Free Music Service

Milk has 200 genre-based radio stations and 13 million songs. It's powered by Slacker - a radio app pre-programmed onto some Android phones. Galaxy users can download Milk for free.<p>Samsung says that its trying to make new music discovery simple and organic. You don't have to sign up or log in when …

Sleeveface: Internet Trend Of People Posing With Old Vinyl Sleeves

You might not have an old record player to listen to your vinyls on, but if you happen to acquire an old vinyl record, a camera of any kind and have …

Turntables

Mormons Are Using An Anonymous Confessions App To Doubt Their Faith (And Talk About Sex)

I have a child on a Mormon mission and I stopped believing while she was away. if I knew then what I know now, I would have never sent her. it's going to break her heart.<p>Part of the Mormon faith requires young people to embark on a two-year-long "mission" to a far-away place, to spread the word of …

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Ice luge shot recipes from Chicago bartenders

Sure, you can just pour vodka down your ice luge. (We used North Shore Distillery's vodka.) But it's more fun to make specialty shots that taste best …

Luge