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The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Peter Dreier

Shortly after Chimen died, Sasha penned a wonderfully warm and evocative recollection of his grandfather in The Guardian. Now he has expanded that essay into a book, The House of Twenty Thousand Books, which brings his grandparents and their world to life.

The Recurring Myth About Nietzsche and Fascism

Brian Leiter | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

Freedom of inquiry and thought must surely encompass the right of students to discuss and think about ideas, including illiberal ideas. The idea that a "Nietzsche Club," in particular, is not appropriate for a serious university (one with several Nietzsche scholars on its faculty, ironically enough) is astonishing.

Urban Artists Build A Street Offering To Peru

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Starting today, for one week only, the Andes will be inside the Somerset House. London's spectacular neo-classical home of arts and culture along...

Study Reveals Surprising Trait That Will Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty

What's the best indicator of your chance to live a long life? Is it your blood pressure? Your family history? Your diet? According to a new study, it ...

Why Taking Pleasure In Life Is Really, Really Good For You

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Love life and it will love you back, a new study says. A British study found that older adults who enjoy life also enjoy better physical abilities ...

Study Reveals Bad News For Men Who Drink Heavily

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

While research has suggested men may be able to hold their alcohol better than women, a new study shows heavy drinking may prove harmful to them later...

Terrible Cell Phone Reception? Blame The Sun

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

Stop blaming AT&T and Verizon; all those dropped calls you’re experiencing may be coming from the sun. Eruptions of hot gas, called solar storms,...

WATCH: Death Spreads Across Body Like 'Blue Grim Reaper'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

Death comes to all animals, but how? A fascinating new study involving microscopic worms suggests that the transition from living to dead may be less ...

New Study Reveals The Scary Health Problem That Kids Of Divorce May Face

Posted 07.11.2013 | Divorce

Children of divorce may be more susceptible to some health problems later in life, according to a new study. Researchers at the University College...

UK Publishes Slave Owner Database

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

LONDON — A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons curious about their family history uncover some potentially uncomfortable information &n...

Why Less Confidence Could Make You Better at Work

LearnVest | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
LearnVest

And nowhere is the allure of confidence more pervasive than in the workplace. Whether asking for a raise, giving a presentation or just rounding up co-workers for happy hour, we're repeatedly told that being confident will make our career successful. Until now.

Her Nether Regions: What's Normal?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has declared that most women seeking genital cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of their inner lips do not have oversized or misshapen labia minora.

How Reading And Doing Crosswords Can Block Your Ability To Hear

Mail Online | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

Becoming engrossed in a good book or a crossword really can block the ability to hear, a study has found. Scientists demonstrated that when someone...

University College London: We Will Investigate Radicalism

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The British university attended by the man alleged to have attacked a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day said Monday it would inve...

Depression Linked To Processed Foods

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, research suggests....