Larry Summers: Our Problem is About Accountability, Not Myopia

Larry Summers argues "I think we have substantially more problems with inadequate accountability in the United States than we have with excessive myopia in the United States."

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Tweak the way you're coping and you can lower your anxiety levels.

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Personal Growth

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back?

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Revealed: Dutch are least hygienic Europeans

Half of Holland does not wash hands after going to the bathroom. The Bosnians are the cleanest Europeans. 

Culture & Religion

Fifteen October is Global Handwashing Day. By which we don't mean: wait until then to lather up your paws. Now that would be counterproductive! Because unwashed hands spread diseases – often deadly diseases. 

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7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

Being ahead of the curve can be a dangerous place. These 7 thinkers were driven from their homelands over it.

Culture & Religion
  • Many thinkers have been killed for their ideas. Some got away with exile.
  • Most of the ones we'll look at here were driven out by the government, but others fled for their own safety.
  • The fact that some of these thinkers are still famous centuries after their exile suggests they might have been on to something, even if their countrymen disagreed.
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