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A Lot of What We Think We Know About World War II Is Wrong

The Second World War remains an enduringly fascinating subject, but despite the large number of films, documentaries, books and even comics on the …

Remembrance Day

Why paying for things upfront will cause you less 'pain', according to a behavioural scientist

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Dan Ariely:</b> One of the interesting things about money is that it matters when we pay. So imagine you're going on vacation, and you can pay upfront, you can pay during the vacation or you can pay at the end. It turns out that those things matter not just financially, …

Personal Finance

Simon’s Cat Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine When Simon’s Kitten Has a Bit of Destructive Crazy Time

For the longest time, Simon’s Cat has been the cheeky bane of Simon’s existence, destroying the house in any and every way possible whether in the …

Extremely Relatable Rescue Story: Police Officer Saves Cat Stuck in a Bag of Cheetos

Don’t act like this same thing has never happened to you, liar.<p>The allure of Cheetos is great, from the neon color to the cheesy, sometimes Flamin’ …

Determined Homeless Cat Decides to Rescue Himself by Pounding on Shelter Door (VIDEO)

One homeless cat decided to take matters into his own paws and walked right up to the Animals Lebanon clinic and started <i>pounding</i> on the door. In the …

Meet Paddles, The Most Powerful Cat In New Zealand

She is "purrty special."<p>Paddles is fast becoming Twitter’s favorite feline.<p>The adorable puss is set to become New Zealand’s first cat following the election of her owner, Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, to prime minister. From the looks of the @FirstCatofNZ Twitter feed, she’s already making …

New Zealand

Lord Balfour: I had to look up in an encyclopaedia how my forebear changed British history 100 years ago

The 5th Earl of Balfour first realised the significance of the Balfour Declaration when he was a 14-year-old schoolboy at Eton, hailing a taxi while on holiday in London.<p>A copy of the Declaration – made a century ago by Arthur Balfour, the former prime minister who later became foreign secretary, …

Rare color photos cast new light on World War II

<b>(CNN) —</b> Color film was rare in World War II. The vast majority of the photos taken during the conflict were in black and white, and color photography as a whole was still a relatively new technique.<p>It's this fact that makes the photos from a new book published by Imperial War Museums so …

Why Cats Smell Everything

A cat's sense of smell defines life for your cat. We used to believe dogs relied more on scent than cats, but current research indicates felines are …

Somehow this guy accidentally kept his neighbour's cat hostage for five days

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish your pet from others that look like it.<p>It's something that happened to one New Zealander, although it took …

Scientists Documented Sand Cat Kittens in the Wild for the First Time … and They Are Really Adorable (VIDEO)

Hold on to your seats because this video of wild sand cat kitties is <i>too cute</i> to handle!<p>In the early morning hours of 2 a.m. in the Moroccan Sahara, …

Wonder Woman investigated: National Comic Book Day at the Dibner Library – Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

Amid the manuscripts, incunabula and early modern texts at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology are two bright blue binders …

Wonder Woman’s most important love story

<i>Wonder Woman</i> is grounded in its love stories. So what makes the relationship between Diana and her mother Queen Hippolyta so important?<p>More from</b> …

Love Stories

Program encourages kids to read to cats at animal shelter

GREELEY, Colo. — Cale Martin is allergic to cats. But he loves cats. He loves them so much, he doesn’t mind taking his medication before he reads to …

Pets

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here's Why

If you’ve ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person breathing loudly next to you in the movie theater …

World’s oldest cat dies at the age of 32 (that’s 144 in cat years)

The world’s oldest cat has died at the age of 32 after dying as a result of heart failure.<p>When Nutmeg the Tabby was born, Margaret Thatcher was still …

Spices

Bodega Cats Are NYC’s Most Beloved Animals

Drop into any NYC corner store—New Yorkers call them “bodegas”—and alongside the slightly overpriced, possibly expired, and definitely …

A Wonderfully Devoted Cat Who Fiercely Protects and Cares For His Disabled Feline Friend

A wonderfully devoted cat named Nabi has taken it upon himself to protect his feline friend, a beautiful, disabled orange tabby whose back legs don’t …

A cat reality show called Keeping Up with the Kattarshians exists – and it'll take your mind off the oncoming abyss

If you're listening to "I'm blue da ba di ba da di" on repeat and already eating your body weight in Ben & Jerry's at the prospect of a nuclear war …

10 Justice League Rumors We Hope Are True (And 10 We Hope Aren’t)

by Derek Stauffer<p>– on<p>in Lists<p><b>Justice League</b> is one of the year's most hotly anticipated superhero films, but even just a few months out, there's …

Piglets Saved From Blaze Are Served Up To The Firefighters Who Rescued Them

"I'm sure vegetarians will hate this."<p>A farmer in southern England has thanked the firefighters who saved her piglets from a blazing barn in a most apt way.<p>Rachel Rivers this week treated crew members at Pewsey Fire Station to a batch of sausages which were made from the very animals they had …

This Cat Had The Best Reaction After He Was Caught Stealing A Piece Of Fish

Same.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

How to Harness the Power of a Personalized Mantra

“I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. In the name of all that is good, your wrath upon this world is over.” It’s a …

Self-improvement

Sharknado Star Was Paid More Than Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot

Advertising [x]<p>by Molly Freeman<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p><b>Sharknado 5: Global Swarming</b> star Ian Ziering is receiving a more substantial paycheck for the film …

14 Surprising Facts About World War II That Your School Didn't Teach You

No, ‘Wonder Woman’ shouldn’t be nominated for best picture

Oscar season, like the political campaigns that Hollywood’s ugly step-cousins obsess over, seems to start earlier every cycle. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that lobbying and jockeying for position have already begun in earnest for dark-horse contenders looking to better their odds in the …

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Angela Robinson talks PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN at SDCC

Wonder Woman is one of the most iconic superheroes in comic book history, an integral part of DC‘s trinity, and now the star of one of the most …

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

Meet the 84-year-old who’s been running New York City’s only 24-hour ice cream shop for decades

<i>This week, Out of Office is celebrating</i> <i>all things ice cream</i><i>. Follow along as we explore the sweet history and unexpected influences of America’s</i> …