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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you're smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn't necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you've got to think seriously about the image you're projecting — from your outfit to your speech to your body language.<p>To that end, we …

Body Language

Some Innovative Fixes for Those Pesky Lens Reflections in Photoshop

No matter the sneaky techniques you use to get around it, sometimes eyeglass reflections are just impossible to avoid when photographing people. It’s …

Photoshop

Man Caught On Camera Having Sex With Horse, Suspect Nabbed After Returning Days Later To Rape The Horse Again

Michael Jemison is accused of two counts of having sex with the horse, which was pregnant and close to giving birth.<p>Michael Jemison could have gotten …

Crime

China Launches Its First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, reaching another milestone in the expansion of the country’s navy.<p>The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, left its berth at a shipyard in the northeastern port of Dalian after a blow of its …

Military

Nigerian Woman and Children Were Kicked Off United Flight After White Passenger Complained of 'Pungent' Odor, Lawsuit Says

A new civil rights lawsuit says that a United Airlines crew ejected a Nigerian woman and her two children from a flight on the basis of race, after …

Flying

New crack from Hawaii volcano is spewing lava near geothermal plant

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scalding, black lava crept out of the largest fissure ripped open by Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, consuming the lush, green landscape around it and lobbing balls of magma known as "spatter bombs" 500 feet into the air, according to footage and reports from the US Geological Survey.<p>Fissure No. …

Geology

Father of children killed in Australia mass shooting says their grandfather planned the attack

The father of four children who were killed in a mass shooting that rattled a small Australian community said the siblings’ grandfather — believed to have carried out the killings in a murder-suicide — “didn’t snap.”<p>“He’s thought this through. I think he’s been thinking this through for a long …

Guns

US Air Force jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Defense Command) told Fox News.<p>The approach by the two Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" aircraft marked the first time …

Military

Starting With R. Kelly, Spotify Pulls Artists From Playlists For 'Hateful Conduct'

<i>Updated 5:30 p.m. ET, May 10 with a statement from R. Kelly's management team.</i><p>The music streaming giant Spotify, with 75 million subscribers and 170 million monthly users, announced a new policy this morning regarding music that it believes to contain "hate content." Alongside the announcement, …

Social Media

Should Cynthia Nixon Apologize for Her 'Reparations' Comment?

New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex in the City” co-star Cynthia Nixon has a pretty progressive campaign platform on racial equity and cannabis legalization—so what’s the problem?<p>New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex in the City” co-star Cynthia Nixon has been getting …

Cannabis

McCain Defends Giving Trump Dossier to Comey: ‘Duty Demanded I Do’ It

The senator describes that fateful decision in his upcoming book, ‘The Restless Wave.’<p>In his new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defends his decision …

Donald Trump

How to Pose Someone Who’s Never Modeled

Working with professional models, those who know exactly what moves to make and how to position their bodies, can be a rewarding experience. However, …

Photography

Butchered rhino suggests humans were in the Philippines 700,000 years ago

The discovery of a butchered rhino has led scientists to conclude early humans were in the Philippines as far back as 700,000 years ago.<p>Dozens of human-made stone artefacts and tools, alongside the clearly bludgeoned and eaten remains of a rhino, were discovered in a clay bed in on Luzon, the …

Anthropology

How to Control Your Background Tones by Manipulating Light Fall-Off

In this article, I’ll show you how to control your background by manipulating light fall-off.When using studio lighting, one of the most frustrating …

Tutorials

Nature or nurture: unravelling the roots of childhood behaviour disorders

Humans have succeeded as a species in large part because of our ability to cooperate and coordinate with each other. These skills are driven by a range of “moral emotions” such as guilt and empathy, which help us to navigate the nuance of social interactions appropriately.<p>Those who lack moral …

Psychology

Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm.<p>A worker stumbled upon the chasm before dawn this week when he was rounding up cows for milking on the farm near the North Island town of …

Asia Pacific

India dust storms: More than 125 killed as storms continue

<b>At least 125 people are now reported to have died in fierce dust storms in northern India, with officials warning of more bad weather to come.</b><p>High-speed winds and lightning devastated many villages, bringing down walls and leaving dozens injured.<p>An Uttar Pradesh relief commissioner's office …

India

Want to Escape a Criminal Past? Move to Alaska (Like I Did)

After I left prison, nobody would hire me. So I threw a dart at a map and wound up moving north.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Alaska is full of people who moved here to get away from their criminal pasts. Maybe it’s the laws, maybe it’s the culture, or maybe …

Northern Lights

Oklahoma Family Charged After Two Black Men Found Dismembered and Chained in Pond

A white family in Oklahoma has been charged in connection with the deaths of two black men found dismembered and chained to cinder blocks in a pond. …

Crime

Striking Arizona teachers end walkout, salary increases set

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom.<p>Gov. Doug Ducey's …

Education

The Most Damaging Myths About Slavery, Debunked

Were U.S. slaves in any way responsible for their own misery? Were there any silver linings to forced bondage? These questions surface from time to …

Black History

Scientists show how opinions trick your understanding of facts

You get it. Some things just make sense and you know them to be true. Or do you?<p>A new study, entitled “That’s My Truth,” explores the brain’s processes and how opinions can trick cognition. Examining what they call “involuntary opinion-confirmation bias,” psychologists from Ben-Gurion University …

Psychology

10 reasons it's difficult to spot narcissists and psychopaths — and how they use these to hide in plain sight

Dark triad personalities — narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy — rely on manipulating other people as their source of power. They thrive off creating chaos for everyone around them, under the illusion of being a caring partner or friend.<p>Narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths are so good …

Psychology

We are haunted more by regrets about not becoming the person we wanted to be, than not becoming the person we were expected to be

Regrets about not becoming our “ideal selves” are more enduring than regrets about not becoming our “ought selves”<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIn research …

Psychology

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Texas Restaurant Under Fire For Kicking Out Black Couple To Seat A White Man

Johnny Wimbrey, an author and motivational speaker, and his wife were planning on enjoying a night out on the town, but their evening came to an …

Trespassing

After YETI cuts ties with NRA, the free market, and retailers, continue to respond in a big way

After it was announced last week that YETI had cut ties with the National Rifle Association for unknown reasons, the free market began responding in a big way.<p>First, it was an organic consumer-initiated boycott. Since then, retailers and YETI’s competitors have also contributed to the free market …

Guns

How to argue with flat-earthers

But not necessarily convince them.<p>Thinking that the Earth might be flat appears to have grown in popularity in recent years. Indeed, flat-earthers are gathering for their annual conference this weekend in Birmingham, just two miles from my own university in the United Kingdom.<p>But the Earth isn’t …

Flat Earth

How lynching was used by whites to destroy competition from black business owners

<b>To the editor:</b> Many sincere white Americans have raised the question of why African Americans have failed to become as successful as other people of color, especially recent immigrants to United States. The article on lynchings sheds some light on the subject.<p>The story of the murder of Elmore …

Black History

Curious Questions: Why is a day divided into twenty-four hours?

We've been counting things in convenient chunks of ten for thousands of years, so why on earth is a day divided into 24 hours? Martin Fone, author of …

Mathematics