I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
Data mining adds evidence that war is baked into the structure of society
A new study of wars over 600 years shows conflict following a universal mathematical law, suggesting that the current period of relative peace could be more fragile than many have thought.
13 Survival Tips That May Save Your Life Someday
Some inadvertent deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires perceiving threat, feeling dread, and responding. Here'
Dear White Chefs: Stop Talking, Start Listening
When people of color say we’re kept in the margins, don’t write us off
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
Gang abseiled into a warehouse and stole rare books
They escaped with more than 160 books, many from the 15th and 16th Centuries, that were being stored in a warehouse near Heathrow before being flown to the United States.
Aloud for Middle Graders? — The Horn Book
Back in the fifties, in my crowded parochial elementary school, the highest form of good luck landed you in Mrs. Sheeran’s fourth-grade class. The fact that Mrs. Sheeran wasn’t a nun marked her instantly as different But more significant than her street clothes and married name were two admirable practices. First, every day at 10:30 she smuggled us out the back door and down to the playground for an all-class dodgeball game. Second, she read aloud to our class at the end of the day, right before dismissal. Her books of choice were the Happy Hollisters series, and I was so taken with them that I asked for Happy Hollisters books that Christmas. Years later, when I taught sixth grade in the 1990s, I, too, took my students outside for a mid-morning break…
'Love Actually' Reunion: See What Fans Thought of the Sequel
Love Actually is back, and people are actually loving it. The cast of the popular 2003 Christmas movie reunited 14 years later for a 12-minute mini-sequel as part of the U.K.’s Red Nose Day charity…
11 Kinky Sex Ideas For Normal Couples Who Need To Spice Things Up
Keep your relationship sizzling hot!
Amazing Video Shows Heart Beating Outside a Body
A technology to keep organs alive outside the body is saving lives. And provoking ethical debates.