Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep

The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship

Source: Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep | Society | The Guardian

Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

What do refund lenders see when they look at poor neighborhoods?

Source: Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business | Mother Jones

Cincle plongeur / White-throated Dipper

Cincle plongeur / White-throated Dipper

Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race

Source: Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race – Motherboard

The Human Fear of Total Knowledge

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After U.S. Strikes Syrian Air Base, Russians Ask: ‘Where Were our Vaunted Air Defense Systems?’

In confirming the deployment of its S-300 and state-of-the art S-400 missile-defense systems in Syria, the Kremlin boasted six months ago that it had secured the country’s air bases from American cruise missiles.

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The Secret to a Better Battery Might Just Be Floating in Thin Air

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nan goldin: the ballad of sexual dependency


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Watch: An unlikely pair brought the first guide dogs for the blind to the U.S. in 1929

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Here’s what’s really stopping people from buying an electric car

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NASA Scientist Says Her Money Is on Europa for Alien Life

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Scientists have created a device that sucks water out of thin air, even in the desert

Source: Scientists have created a device that sucks water out of thin air, even in the desert – ScienceAlert

Canada is poised to approve a law legalizing marijuana nationwide -[o canada!]

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American nomads…a documentary film

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2 romani (gypsy) songs

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10 Black People Who Acquired Wealth During Slavery

In America’s nascency, black people had it rough for sure. The majority endured a joyless life of servitude and hard labor under the heel of severe plantat

Source: 10 Black People Who Acquired Wealth During Slavery – Listverse

An ambitious young photographer captured the chaos and beauty of Greyhound buses in 1943

Esther Bubley documented the hordes of people who crowded onto buses amid wartime rationing.

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Astrud Gilberto – ZDF Jazz Club – 1988

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Category: SHIRK REPORT

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting

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How Iran became a cradle of civilization

Ancient Persians were visually oriented and close to nature. Artifacts that only narrowly escaped theft are now on show for the first time outside of Iran. The German exhibition reveals the origins of present-day Iran.

Source: How Iran became a cradle of civilization | Culture | DW.COM | 13.04.2017

The evolution of reason: a new theory of human understanding

an Sample and Nicola Davis delve into the world of reason and ask why do we have it? How does it work? And what insights might our evolutionary past provide?

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Spotlight on the FBI: The Bureau’s Checkered Past and Present

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Intoxicating Album Covers: Boozing It Up on Vintage Vinyl |

Let’s have a look at a selection of odd and perhaps lesser-known album covers from yesteryear – all featuring alcohol of all varieties. Whether it’s beer, wine or the hard stuff, records and drinking have a long tradition of working well together.

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Heart Risk In Middle Age Predicts Brain Plaques In Old Age

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Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship

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AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

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How to understand the resurgence of eugenics

In 1883, the English statistician and social scientist Francis Galton coined the word “eugenics” (“well-born,” from Greek). The term referred to his idea of selectively breeding people to enhance “desirable” and eliminate “undesirable” properties. Seen as following Darwin’s theory of evolution, in the 1920s and ’30s eugenics gained important backing in England and the United States. Scientists and physicians spoke and wrote in its support. It influenced U.S. immigration policy, and states like Virginia used it to justify the forcible sterilization of the intellectually disabled.

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 43 Amazing Photos Show Los Angeles During the Prohibition Era

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Confessions of a Reluctant Gentrifier by Eula Biss

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Headaches & Migraines for Jan

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87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She Was Born at National African-American Museum 

It was a cabin that housed people who were enslaved starting in 1853 on Edisto Island, S.C. In 2017 the restored structure sits in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, helping to tell the often overlooked and covered-up stories of our nation’s history.

Source: 87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She Was Born at National African-American Museum 

We’re Losing The Arms Race Against Bed Bugs

The blood suckers are learning to resist more and more insecticides

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Petite nyctale / Northern saw-whet owl

Petite nyctale / Northern saw-whet owl

With Archaeoacoustics, Researchers Listen for Clues to the Prehistoric Past

Investigators in this small, emerging field make noise in caves and measure resonance.

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The Blood of the Crab

Horseshoe Crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel, and biomedical companies are bleeding thousands of crabs and throwing them back in the ocean. Can this creature that’s been around since the dinosaurs be saved?

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How Ambulance Drivers Hemingway and Dos Passos Rerouted the Course of American Literature

The ambulance corps was one of the few ways Americans could get into WWI until the US finally entered the fray in 1917. The experience was crucial for two great authors.

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10+ Honest Pictures Of Russia You’ll Never See On Postcards By Street Photographer Alexander Petrosyan

Photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent years and years discovering and documenting infinite layers of St. Petersburg. His wide collection – not only beautiful, but also grotesque – invites outsiders to step inside the raw and unpredictable streets and experience them without a filter, common for polished postcards or travel documentaries.

Source: 10+ Honest Pictures Of Russia You’ll Never See On Postcards By Street Photographer Alexander Petrosyan | Bored Panda

The Underappreciated Art of Imaginary Wastelands

It’s my party and I’ll geek out if I want to and today I dove into the world of concept art, depicting dying, abandoned, lifeless, or post apocalyptic landscapes … as you do. On the endless rabbit hole that is Reddit.com I found a few sub forums dedicated entirely to imaginary wastelands and I got

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Why women don’t report sexual harassment

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We’ve Been Killing South Asians Since They First Arrived To The U.S.

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The Invisible Threads of Gender, Race, and Slavery

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Why We’ve All Forgotten How Evil The Nazis Really Were

Maybe it’s time to stop using Nazis as bad guys.

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The Mystery of the $2.5 Million Rare Book Heist

Three thieves drilled through the skylight of a building near Heathrow Airport and rappelled 40 feet to the floor making off with around $2.5 million-worth of rare books.

Source: The Mystery of the $2.5 Million Rare Book Heist – The Daily Beast

The Wreck of Swedish Warship Mars

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The face of Latin American migration is rapidly changing. US policy isn’t keeping up

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7 Ingenious Ways Architecture Helped Humans Thrive

Presented by National Geographic.

Source: 7 Ingenious Ways Architecture Helped Humans Thrive | Mental Floss