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Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood.<p>Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie that he considers integral to his very being: his …

Curiosidade - Como Funcionam as Drogas "Discovery"

Is race genetic?

<b>(bikeriderlondon, Tarchyshnik Andrei via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know<p>Laura Miller<p>October 12, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A bestselling European novelist, while on a recent American book tour, was …

My husband won’t sleep with me

After 15 years together, the rest of my life is stretching out before me, a desert devoid of passion or lust<p>Laci Raye<p>October 12, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>I hooked up with the bartender one night. And then I married him.<p>And my husband, boyishly cute, tall, lanky, is a gentle, passive, and wildly …

The 5 most bizarre porn films of the 1970s

<b>Scene still from "Debbie Does Dallas"</b><p>From “Deep Throat” to “Debbie Does Dallas,” a look back at the silliest smut the industry’s golden age had to offer<p>Anna Pulley<p>October 5, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Call us old-fashioned, but lately we miss the simpler times, …

What Happened to the Roosevelts?

What the Bushes and the Clintons can learn from a fallen political dynasty.<p>In any case, it <i>should</i> have been true: that when Joe Kennedy’s bomber exploded in midair, the officer in the trailing plane flying through the fragments and the fireball was none other than Elliott Roosevelt. That, in the …

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

Murakami

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Paper Craft

Hier lagert Deutschlands heißeste Ware

Es riecht nach Tabak, Wasserpfeife und leicht muffigem Kelleraroma. Und es ist warm, mindestens zehn Grad wärmer als draußen. Hier, in den …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Immune System

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 …

Even with Gang Connections, Begging on the Beijing Subway Is Rough

Gong bows to strangers on the subway for hours a day.<p><i>Photos by the author</i><p>Gong Xiaoye is a beggar. She bows on Beijing’s subway daily. She rents a small apartment in the center of the city, and said she manages on the approximately 40 yuan ($10) she collects per day begging. After the 2009 …

KFC shows how to handle a social media disaster

<b>Victoria Wilcher (CNN)</b><p>A scarred child gets help from an unlikely source<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>June 17, 2014 7:18pm (UTC)<p>When you're an industry giant and you're confronted with a potential social media crapstorm thanks to the ignorance of some low-level mouth breather employee, you have a choice. …

In Pictures: Brazil poverty vs super stadia | Brazil

<b>Sao Paulo, Brazil -</b> Since Sao Paulo's Itaquerão stadium was built, residents living in its vicinity, including retirees and families with children, told Al Jazeera their rent jumped between 20-35 percent, and new costs associated with living near the stadium were now too hard to manage.<p>On May 2, a …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

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 …

The Forrest Gump of Chile

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Chilean ultramarathoner Matías Anguita ran 40 marathons in 40 days. What compels a person to never stop going?<p>I …

South America

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Northern Europe

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

4 inconvenient facts conservatives conveniently ignore

<b>Bowe Berghdal (Reuters)</b><p>Right-wingers are blasting Obama for bringing home Bowe Bergdahl. How quickly they forget GOP’s history with POWs<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>June 6, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>With conservative commentators dogpiling President Obama for bringing home …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Security matrix prevents another Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before …

Memorial Day Reading: Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

Memorial Day, which remembers the men and women who have fallen in America’s wars, asks us to move back in time, and to imagine lives that were cut short. It can be more comfortable to do so in terms of ever more distant history—the Civil War dead, the Greatest Generation, even, increasingly, …

A reading list for your Memorial Day weekend

From Lydia Davis’ short stories to Helen Oyeyemi’s novel, some books you might finally have a chance to devour<p>Michele Filgate<p>May 23, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>An ideal Memorial Day weekend includes a hammock, potato salad, a gin and tonic and a stack of books. And while it seems like longer novels are just …

How one sexy gay novel derailed Gore Vidal’s literary career

A new movie paints a loving portrait of the ruling-class rebel — but the great critic’s real legacy is complicated<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 22, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Every intellectual who tries to crack wise on television is emulating Gore Vidal, whether or not he or she knows it. Nicholas Wrathall’s …

4 disturbing reasons private prisons are so powerful

One major cause of the industry’s staying power? It’s woven itself into the fabric of our public institutions<p>Aaron Cantú<p>May 3, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Since the early 1980’s, incoming revenue for private prison corporations has steadily grown, even through …