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White Americans Are Dying From A Surge In 'Deaths Of Despair'

Dwindling jobs for white, poorly educated, middle-age Americans is not only destroying their livelihoods and marriages, but also their lives, two Princeton University economists argue in a ...

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring

(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing someU.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk ...

A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'

Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul writes poems to capture his longing for his troubled homeland. (Image credit: Courtesy of Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul)

The Reality Show No One Was Watching

Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only ...

What do slaveholders think?

It is everywhere illegal yet slavery persists in many corners of the global economy. How do its beneficiaries justify it? By Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick Read at ...

Scientific instruments of yore

Behind its modest storefront in Peekskill in New York state, the Early Electrics antique and custom lighting shop doubles as a museum of obsolete medical equipment and ...

Watch Janis Joplin’s Breakthrough Performance at the Monterey Pop Festival: “One of the Great Concert Performances of all Time” (1967)

“No one to that point had seen a White girl sing the blues like she sang it. And she was a tough Texas girl, she ...

Nick Cave Narrates an Animated Film about the Cat Piano, the Twisted 18th Century Musical Instrument Designed to Treat Mental Illness

What do you imagine when you hear the phrase “cat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A ...

Republican Rep Says It's Time For GOP Renegades To Show They Can Govern

WASHINGTON ― Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole is getting just a little bit tired of some of the more fervid members of his party’s tea ...

FDA Links Breast Implants To Deaths From Rare Type Of Cancer

Nine women have died of a rare type of lymphoma that Food and Drug Administration officials now say may be caused by breast implants.  This ...

Seeking Empathy, 'Shots Fired' Creators Flip The Script On Police Shootings

The new Fox show Shots Fired follows two investigators looking into a police shooting where a black cop kills an unarmed white man. It’s one ...

The only line comedy shouldn’t cross is the no-laughter line

In 1996, the late American comedian George Carlin opened his set at the Beacon Theater in New York with a blistering question: ‘Why is it ...

Dread Builds As Good Guys Turn To Bad In 'Ill Will'

Dan Chaon’s latest novel suggests that even people who seem kind can lead you down dangerous paths, whether they realize it or not. (Image credit: ...

In defence of hierarchy

As a society we have forgotten how to talk about the benefits of hierarchy, expertise and excellence. It’s time we remembered By Stephen C Angle, ...

Albert Camus Explains Why Happiness Is Like Committing a Crime—”You Should Never Admit to it” (1959)

Note: You can read a translation below. Happiness, as it has been conceived for at least the past couple thousand years in Western philosophy, is a ...

Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes Introduction to Philosophy. In 10 lectures, Sanders’ course covers the following ground: Philosophy ...

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Finds A Buddy In His Dog Twin

An 8-year-old boy with a rare skin condition isn’t feeling so alone since meeting a dog halfway across the country with the same disorder. Carter ...

Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

Next up on Burger King’s menu: humanely raised chickens. The company said Tuesday it will stop purchasing chickens from farms that abuse animals, falling in ...

German City Accepts Karl Marx Statue From China, But Not Everyone's Happy

Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a ...

Pleasure and the good life

Pleasure, despite being central to human experience and evolution, is quite hard to define. Aristotle argued that what we call pleasure is comprised of least ...

On Fashion Runways, Inclusion Is About More Than Color

It’s a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn’t include a more inclusive palette? (Image ...

Science funding is a gamble so let’s give out money by lottery

Perhaps your life, like that of many of my friends and relatives, has been improved by propranolol – a beta-blocker that reduces the effects of ...

NASA’s New Online Archive Puts a Wealth of Free Science Articles Online

Since our website took flight a decade ago, we’ve kept you apprised of the free offerings made available by NASA–everything from collections of photography and space ...

How to Tell a Good Story, as Explained by George Saunders, Ira Glass, Ken Burns, Scott Simon, Catherine Burns & Others

All of us instinctively respond to stories. This has both positive and negative effects, but if we don’t understand it about ourselves, we’ve won’t fully understand ...

Teen With Down Syndrome Got Asked To Prom In The Sweetest Way

Sure, it’s a little cheesy but this just might be the most thoughtful prom proposal ever. On Sunday, the Facebook page Love What Matters posted a heart-meltingly ...

Lexus: A Strong Performer—With Canada Front and Centre

In the event you were not aware, Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota. Today, the Lexus marque is marketed in ...

Poor, Minority Neighborhoods Have More Tobacco-Selling Shops Per Capita

(Reuters Health) – Neighborhoods with a high proportion of black residents or high poverty tend to have the greatest density of stores selling cigarettes and ...

Robert Silvers, Longtime Editor Of 'The New York Review Of Books,' Dies At 87

Silvers co-founded the journal with Barbara Epstein in 1963. It quickly became a leading forum where authors and critics grappled with cultural issues — and ...

Possibly the best rectangle in the world

Described by the 17th-century astronomer Johannes Kepler as a ‘precious jewel’, the so-called ‘golden ratio’ is an irrational number whose physical manifestation is prevalent in nature ...

In 'Confirmed Kills,' Iliza Shlesinger Cloaks Social Commentary In Comic Rants

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s standup is physical. She contorts and snorts and stalks the stage as she becomes the characters in jokes that explore what it’s ...

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