Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year


The pace of toddler shootings has accelerated since last year.

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Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Living Near Water Can Reduce Stress |


You don’t need a palace by the sea to reap the benefits, either.

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Panama Papers show how easy it is to finance terror using U.S. shell companies

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5 Hidden Paris Enclaves


If you stay in Paris long enough, you’ll no doubt end up with your own list of urban secrets. This city is full of them. All Parisians lay claim to favourite hidden spots which […]

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Marilyn Monroe – The First Nude Sitting 1947. By Earl Moran RARE – Marilyn Monroe video –


Video of Marilyn Monroe – The First Nude Sitting 1947. By Earl Moran RARE for fans of Marilyn Monroe.

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Six maps that will make you rethink the world [time to rethink a lot of things]


We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.

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Ain’t No Bugs on Me: The New Lost City Ramblers

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 Some Of The Most Extreme Places In The World

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The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -128.5°F (-89.2°C) on July 21st, 1983, at this old Soviet Union outpost in the middle of Antarctica.

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Jenny Diski: 1947-2016 : Longreads Blog [9 stories]


Jenny Diski died this April 29th at the age of 68. Here are nine pieces celebrating Diski and her work.

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Immortality Begins at Forty


I discovered something a couple of years ago: Almost all culture, old or new, is designed for consumption by people under 40. People between 40 and Ω (an indeterminate number defined as “real…

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Australia Gun Prohibition Has Prevented Mass Shootings Since 1996


Notes from Down Under, where freedom died but fewer people did, too.​

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Australia data shows gun controls a huge success 20 years after mass shooting

Liu Bolin is part of the United Nations’ exhibition, “We Are What We Eat.”

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Vitamin stops the aging process of organs: Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice — ScienceDaily

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Little Scientists: Babies Have Scientific Minds


Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible

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Secrets of Successful Parenting

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Joseph Stiglitz Talks About Inequality and the Economy


The Nobel-winning economist discusses the Fed, the election, and the role of economists in fixing inequality.

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Explorer Matthias Haker Discovers Crumbling Churches, Overgrown Synagogues and Golden Chapels

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A Visual Guide to 11 of the World’s Most Baffling Theme Parks


Forget Disneyland. These theme parks are inspired by everything from toilet humor to high-end jewelry

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93% of leukaemia patients in remission after an experimental T cell therapy


It’s early days, but results are promising.

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 Reborn At 40, She Uncovered New Life In A ‘Dream’ — Looking At Skulls : podcast


But not just looking at skulls — reconstructing human faces from them. This forensic artist once worked several jobs, hating “every morning I got up.” Then, she took a class in anthropology.

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The Village where Provence meets the Côte d’Azur


You might want to pour yourself a cold glass of rosé before you begin browsing this post, maybe play some Jacques Brel; it only seems right. I left Paris and floated down south this weekend in […]

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Who’s downloading pirated papers? Everyone


Just as spring arrived last month in Iran, Meysam Rahimi sat down at his university computer and immediately ran into a problem: how to get the scientific papers he needed. He had to write up a research proposal for his engineering Ph.D. at Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran. His project straddles both operations management and behavioral economics, so Rahimi had a lot of ground to cover.

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Unravelling the Tragic Story Behind the Impressive Lion Monument of Lucerne


The Lion of Lucerne (known also as the Lion Monument) is a memorial located in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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The Spain Orwell Never Saw


Adam Hochschild’s book is the first post-Cold War history of the Spanish Civil War.

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9 Touching Tributes to Prince


After learning of the sudden death of visionary music icon Prince, the world paid its respects.

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To fight Zika, let’s genetically modify mosquitoes – the old-fashioned way

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The benefits of mindfulness are probably overrated, research suggests

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Interview with Gordon Bell on lifelogging


Microsoft’s Gordon Bell says that lifelogging can teach us valuable lessons for the now.

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At a time of zealotry, Spinoza matters more than ever


At a time of religious zealotry, Spinoza’s fearless defence of intellectual freedom is more timely than ever

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World on ‘Catastrophic’ Path to Run Out of Fresh Water


Increased meat consumption in the developing world is fast depleting fresh water supplies, according to a secret report first released by WikiLeaks.

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A Bumpy History of the Baby on Board Sign | Mental Floss


The man who sold millions of the distinctive yellow signs had no kids of his own.

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‘Atlas of Beauty’: How beauty is defined around the world


Romanian-based photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job to see what beauty means in different cultures.

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10 Insanely Inspirational TED Talks


In need of a little inspiration this week? TED Talks are more than informative, educational speeches. There are some highly inspirational ones, too. 1. A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit (Judson Brewer) Pay attention to how many times you click over to another tab while reading the rest of this article. According to Judson Brewer, you’re probably not going to make it more than halfway through this list without getting distracted. That’s because you’ve developed a habit—a trigger, behavior and reward—of needing to check your email or Facebook feed to feed your short attention span. Brewer’s talk uses the

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This Male Spider Gives Oral Up to 100 Times During Copulation


These female spiders force males to go down on them up to 100 times “before, in between, and after copulations.”

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What’s happening in the neighborhoods with the wildest gains in home values


Why some neighborhoods in the country have seen their home values double or triple.

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