Ziggy's Lounge on Flipboard
By Sigrid Benton | What's Trending , Ending & Noteworthy In Today's Culture.... Fashion, Foods, Trendsetting, Music & More. A little bit of everything .... A perfect brain stew. Check out all the Lounge Magazines for more customized reading ~ Enjoy !
Criminal justice reform is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time. It's about time.
America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5% of the world's population and 25% of its prisoners. Nearly 2½ million Americans are in prison. Over 65 million people, or 20% of …Civil Rights
Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.
Spiders use their venom to immobilize or kill their prey. Researchers from the University of Queensland …Scientific Research
A renowned Chechen surgeon who once gave shelter to the Tsarnaev family near Boston tells TIME about the pain of losing Americans' trust
Late last year, as the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber was nearing its conclusion, an old friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family realized it was time for him to …Boston
After a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" earlier this week, the United States is complaining to Moscow about the incident.
On Tuesday, a U.S. RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker. …Russia
Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue
Over 65 million years ago, when a 6-mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth with the force of a billion atomic bombs, it left a crater 110 miles wide.
The Chicxulub crater, just off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, is best known for being the …Asteroids
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. …Boston
After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed.
"Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."
Now he's not sure what bothers him most: the fogginess of his brain, the …The Brain
It has been clear for months that Rolling Stone committed journalistic malpractice in its discredited story about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia. Sunday night brought additional details on the magazine's failures.
In its three-month review, Columbia Journalism School …Phi Kappa Psi
Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’
Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, were dangerous for the world—whether with himself, with art school, with his dreams of …Adolf Hitler
Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?
Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.
While …Wizard of Oz
Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson
Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.
Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen …Michael Brown
Late yesterday Vanity Fair broke the news: Marc Newson is joining Apple's design team!Apple's design veep Jonathan Ive is not only close friends with …Marc Newson
A turboprop plane headed from New York to Florida stopped responding to radio calls and veered hundreds of miles off course — prompting a chase by two F-15 fighter jets — before crashing off the coast of Jamaica Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The pilot had been spotted …
Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto X again — not X+1, as some rumors had suggested — and it’ll be available for the same $499 unlocked …Phones
Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one very particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.
And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …Magna Carta
Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.
Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). …Productivity
In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …Mexico
A team of conservation divers visits three reefs to carefully extract fishing line and anchor rope that have become entangled in ocean habitats and …Marine Biology
Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods with its Project Wing prototype. Photo: GoogleGoogle
Have you ever wondered if the universe is actually just a holographic projection? While it sounds crazy, Dr. Ian O'Neill and Trace explain why …Holographic
Three protesters were killed and at least 500 more wounded during clashes with police over the weekend.
Anti-government protesters calling for the prime minister’s resignation briefly took control of the headquarters of the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) on Monday and forced the channel to …
The clashes injured hundreds of people and began as protesters marched on the home of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The protesters have called for Sharif’s resignation.
UPDATED — Aug. 31, 1:30 a.m. EDT
More than two weeks of protests in Pakistan came to a head Saturday evening when police …
If you’re seeking capital to run and grow your small business, you may be debating between a line of credit and a term loan. But how do these two …Loans
The militant Islamic group known as ISIS has released demands that America pay a $6.6 million ransom and release a suspected terrorist in exchange for the release of a captured 26-year-old American woman, ABC News reports.
The American woman was captured over a year ago while participating in …
Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men" and Mark Duplass try to work things out in a gimmicky sci-fi relationship drama
Here’s a tip to aspiring screenwriters: When you get to that clever, meta, self-referential moment when your characters describe their situation as a “Twilight Zone episode,” it might be nice …Film