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Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed.<p>It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had …

Les techniques de l'homme qui a fait 16 fois le tour du monde gratuitement

Il est le dieu vivant des petits malins qui veulent voyager éternellement et la bête noire des compagnies aériennes. Voici les astuces de celui qui …

New York

Years after invasion, the U.S. leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>KABUL — In a private room inside the Wiana …

Bolivian palace: President Evo Morales signs contract

<b>Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed the contract to start the building of a new presidential palace.</b><p>President Morales said it was inspired by the architecture of the Tiahuanaco civilization of pre-Hispanic Bolivia.<p>It will replace the current colonial building, in use since the 16th …

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

<b>1.</b> New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.<p><b>2.</b> The capitol, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.<p><b>3.</b> There are no public drinking fountains in New Zealand.<p><b>4.</b> BUT there are free …

Argentina's campaigning grandmother finds grandson born to death camp mother

The long-missing grandchild of Estela Carlotto, the founder of Argentinian human rights organisation Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, has been found thanks to a DNA test, the Grandmothers have announced.<br>“I didn’t want to die without hugging him,” 83-year-old Carlotto said in a press conference, “and …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6 Mile-Long Tunnel That Closes At Night

Photographer Jen Kinney has spent a lot of time in Whitter, living with and photographing the people of the town. It takes a special type of person to live in such an isolated place, and her photographs document the brave citizens of Whittier, through the good times and the bad. We asked Kinney to …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

Sephardic Jews hope to return to Spain | Spain

<b>Madrid, Spain</b> - Marcelo Benveniste lives in Buenos Aires, but he can trace his family roots, via the Greek Island of Rhodes, back several centuries to Spain.<p>One of thousands of Jews around the world whose ancestors were expelled from that country in 1492, the 56-year-old told Al Jazeera: "For many …

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib Desert.<p>Urban explorers and adventurers are making their way to Kolmanskop, an old diamond mining town that was deserted in 1954 and is now filled with …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Norway reopens racist “human zoo” to remind people about racism

The controversial project is modeled after a historical event and features a fake tribal village<p>Two artists have recreated a “human zoo” in Oslo, just in time for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution. The project is modeled after an actual historical event — a really, really racist one — …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.<p>The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines …

High Class Dining: Colorado Restaurant Introduces Weed-and-Food Pairing Menu

When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal. But now, as more …

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

<i>Photo Courtesy of Steers. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Don't get us wrong: We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing …

How Instagram Alters Your Memory

Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days trapped at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

Dutch alcoholics paid to clean up Amsterdam streets – in beer

Instead of loitering in the streets, Dutch alcoholics clean them up – and get paid in beer.<p>Only in Amsterdam, you might say.<p>As part of a government-funded scheme, about 20 chronic alcoholics receive five cans of beer, half a pouch of rolling tobacco and the equivalent of $13 each for six hours of …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Only Old White People Think Immigrants Threaten 'American Values'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Most Americans do not view immigrants as a threat either to America's economy or its culture, but …