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He Ate the World’s Hottest Pepper, Then Landed in the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches

If you eat a really hot pepper, you expect pain. A lot of pain.<p>In addition to the feeling that you have just put a live coal in your mouth, you may weep, vomit and wonder where in your life you took a wrong turn.<p>You don’t expect a headache so intense and immediate that it sends you to the emergency …

Medical Journals

When Migrants Are Treated Like Slaves

We’re familiar with grim stories about black-shirted federal agents barging into apartment complexes, convenience stores and school pickup sites to round up and deport immigrants. We’ve heard far less about the forced labor — some call it slavery — inside detention facilities. But new legal …

Immigration

Rome, Through the Eyes of Flavius Josephus

Even without a book or a guide, even after two millenniums of crumbling, the image of the seven-branched candelabrum — the Jewish menorah — is unmistakable on the inner wall of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. Stand at the base of the single-passage arch and look up, and the scene in …

Ancient History

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Chuck Close Is Accused of Harassment. Should His Artwork Carry an Asterisk?

When the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery was preparing the wall text in 2014 to accompany an image of the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., the museum decided to note that Mr. Mayweather had been “charged with domestic violence on several occasions,” receiving “punishments ranging from community …

Museums

In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas

The girl was just six weeks old when she died. Her body was buried on a bed of antler points and red ocher, and she lay undisturbed for 11,500 years.<p>Archaeologists discovered her in an ancient burial pit in Alaska in 2010, and on Wednesday an international team of scientists reported they had …

Anthropology

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Creative Writing

20 Unforgettable Things to Do in Mexico That You Should Add to Your Bucket List Immediately

Sure, you’ve been to Mexico. You’ve breezed through Cozumel on your cruise du jour. You’ve downward-facing dogged in Tulum. You’ve sipped a sugary …

A Dutch sculptor spent 27 years building giant kinetic creatures

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, …

Design

Terrifying faceless illusion makeup is straight out of a Salvador Dali painting

Squiggle brows and penis-shaped eyeliner might not be your kinda scene when it comes to daring makeup looks. But, this, err, bold makeup look by …

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

Apple Pencil

15 Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume

Zoom Lenses For Travel Photography

When you’re exploring new places and cultures, you want to be focused outward, immersing yourself in the experience—not heavily laden and distracted …

Cameras

4 Travel Photography Gadgets You Don't Want to Leave Home Without

If you travel at all these days, you know that it can be a harrowing experience...That means that once you get to your destination, you might be …

Mobile Photography

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography of 2018

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

Cameras

MDI Subscriber Content Login

If you are looking for specific income-generating ideas, then <i>Morningstar DividendInvestor</i> is for you! Portfolio Manager Michael Hodel uses our robust …

Investing

Surreal Drone Photos Transform America Into a Roller Coaster

Pity the poor rancher who finds himself trapped in an Aydın Büyüktaş photo. There he is in his pickup, cruising along a flat Texas road with nothing …

New ballet ‘Whipped Cream’ is weird and wonderful in Costa Mesa

Daniil Simkin plays The Boy and Alexei Agoudine plays Doctor during the world premiere of “Whipped Cream” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa …

Ned Garver, 20-Game Winner for the 102-Loss Browns, Dies at 91

Ned Garver, the only pitcher in American League history to win at least 20 games in a season for a ball club that lost at least 100 times, achieving the feat for the 1951 St. Louis Browns, died on Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91.<p>His death was confirmed by his son Don.<p>“The crowd didn’t dare boo …

Baseball

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying

MILWAUKEE — If President Trump’s first tumultuous weeks have done nothing else, at least they have again made us a nation of readers.<p>As Americans grapple with the unreality of the new administration, George Orwell’s “1984” has enjoyed a resurgence of interest, becoming a surprise best seller and an …

Donald Trump

Redemption movement

The <b>redemption movement</b> consists of supporters of an American conspiracy theory[1] called <b>redemption theory</b>, which involves claims that when the U.S. …

revista San Miguel de Allende

· <b>The Power of Public Art: Mexico and Poland / <br>El Poder del Arte Público: México y Polonia</b> <br>Martin Rosenberg, Ph.D.<p>· <b>Poetry for San Miguel de Allende</b> …

Lucretius

This article is about the Roman poet and philosopher. For other people named Lucretius, see Lucretia (gens).<p><b>Titus Lucretius Carus</b> (/ˈtaɪtəs …