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Here's Why Facebook Removing That Vietnam War Photo Is So Important

Facebook is more than just a site where people share photos of their children or pets. It has become a crucial way in which hundreds of millions of …

Social Media

Canada Wants the U.S. to Change Its ‘Ludicrous’ Marijuana Policy

Canada plans to push the United States to change a “ludicrous” current policy that forbids Canadians who admit to previously using marijuana from …

Internet Ridicules Man Who Mansplained Physics To A Top Female Astronaut

'I forget how everyone gets offended by everything.'<p>Jessica Meir<p>Another day, another man thinking he can tell a professional, highly-qualified woman …

Seals

Guy Documents His First Week Of Work At Target, And It Couldn’t Get More Hilarious

If you thought that working at a retail store is boring, we’ve got news for you. Well, actually Tumblr user kimpossibooty does. He recently uploaded …

Selling

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

Consciousness

Hilarious Typo Changes Easter Banner's Meaning to Something Entirely Different

In what sounds like a scene from a British farce, banners made for Acomb Parish in York misspelled Christ as “Chris,” declaring “Chris Is Risen.” But …

BBC

Big Pharma and Our ADHD Culture: A Machiavellian Tale

Today, one in eight American children is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 1987, when ADHD made its debut in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual <i>(DSM-III-R</i>), the authors estimated that only one in thirty-three children had the condition. This …

Pope Francis: 'People Should Not Be Defined Only By Their Sexual Tendencies'

In a new book, the pope revisits one of his most famous statement on gay people: "Who am I to judge?"<p>Just a few months after his election, Pope Francis uttered a sentence that sent shockwaves through the global Catholic Church.<p>Who am I to judge?<p>During a routine press conference onboard the papal …

Some Humble Suggestions for Pope Francis's Forthcoming Instagram Account

Pope Francis is reportedly getting his very own Instagram account. Can’t <i>wait</i> to watch the fights that’ll occur in the comments on his every …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet Russian Patriarch Kirill in Cuba: an ecumenical first

<i>Pope Francis (cover) and Patriarch Kirill (Kremlin.ru)</i><p>The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is now scheduled to meet Russian Patriarch Kirill in …

America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror

“We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar …

'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

A curious crowd lingered around Amal Graafstra as he carefully unpacked a pair of gloves, a small sterile blanket and a huge needle. A long line of people were waiting to get tiny computer chips implanted into their hands.<p>Graafstra had set up shop in a booth in the middle of an exhibit hall at the …

University of California

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>Michael Klare<p>January 14, 2016 10:28pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil …

Woman Calls Customer Service to Request a Refund for a New Winter Coat. The Company’s Almost Unbelievable Answer Leaves Her in Tears.

A customer of online store Zulily received a winter coat she ordered and discovered something she hadn’t anticipated.<p>“I could see through the packaging that the coat material wasn’t going to work well with the two breeds of dogs we have,” Kelly Kinkel wrote on Facebook. “Coarse dog hair and certain …

End-Times Prophecy Author Reveals the Essential Thing That the Next U.S. President ‘Must Understand’

End-times author Joel C. Rosenberg believes that the next U.S. president “must understand” that so-called “apocalyptic Islam” — a dangerous, end times philosophy — is the “greatest challenge facing the Western alliance in the Middle East.”<p>Bible expert Joel Rosenberg (Photo Credit: Facebook/Joel …

6 Shocking New Discoveries About Jesus of Nazareth

The entrance to the Mary of Nazareth International Center in central Nazareth doesn’t look like much. It’s just a simple doorway off narrow Casa Nova Street, a few hundred yards from the Basilica of the Annunciation.<p>Yet inside this recently built Catholic evangelism center lies an amazing discovery …

18 things we learned from Taylor Swift's '1989 World Tour' documentary

Taylor Swift’s giddy cries of “Please welcome to the stage…” are still ringing in our ears, but the time has come: After 85 shows and seemingly …

Massive mountain of soil, waste blamed for China landslide

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Authorities blamed an enormous, man-made mountain of soil and waste for the collapse of nearly three dozen buildings that left …

OPEC's in jeopardy, and its members can't hold on forever

Looking forward, bears and bulls abound - panicky and glued to OPEC's every, somewhat disjointed move. For its part, the oil-producing cartel is grappling with an existential crisis.<p>To be sure, OPEC isn't dead and it hasn't lost its market moving capabilities, but disagreements over how to apply …

Is this how World War III begins? Religion, end times, terror and the frightening new Middle East tinderbox

Apocalyptic worldviews and non-state actors make the wars in Syria and on terror all the more dangerous<p>Has World War III begun? Some world leaders and journalists seem to think so. For example, Jordan’s King Abdullah recently said at a news conference that “we are facing a Third World War against …

Atheists’ Santa billboard urges nation to ‘skip church’ in ongoing ‘War on Christmas’

It’s bad enough that Santa Claus — that gift-bearing funmeister with a little round belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly — goes about every December distracting children from the fact that Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of Jesus Christ. But now, atheists — or, at …

Atheist Doubles Down on Claim That the Bible Calls for ‘Killing Nonbelievers’: ‘God-Ordained Genocides…Infanticide, Filicide…’

The head of a nationwide atheist group who is publicly calling upon hotel chains to offer up Bible-free accommodations has penned an op-ed directly responding to pastors and theologians who have patently dismissed his arguments against the holy book.<p>Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From …

The 17 Biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

‘Left Behind’ Producer Reveals Potential End-Times Prophecy Moment He Noticed During GOP Debate

“I don’t understand this thing about Assad. He has to go. Assad is aligned with Iran and Russia,” Kasich said. “The one thing we want to prevent is we want to prevent Iran being able to extend a Shia crescent all across the Middle East. Assad has got to go.”

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

Brain implants and robotic hearts: Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan's technology predictions for 2025

In 2005 the idea of virtual reality, 3D printing and driverless cars being readily available within the next 10 years seemed like wishful thinking. …

Atheists Claim That the Bible Calls for ‘Killing Nonbelievers’ — but These Pastors and Theologians Have a Tough Message for Them

Atheist activists have embarked on a campaign to encourage U.S. hotels to offer Bible-free accommodations, claiming that the Judeo-Christian scriptures call “for killing nonbelievers, apostates, gays, ‘stubborn sons’ and women who transgress biblical double standards.”<p>Photo: B …