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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Today in History

The first book ever printed is published by a German astrologer named Faust. He is thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris. Authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.
Spanish explorer Tristan de Luna enters Pensacola Bay, Florida.
The Popham expedition reaches the Sagadahoc River in present-day Maine and settles there.
French commander Louis Montcalm takes Fort Oswego, New England, from the British.
Republican troops in France lay siege to the city of Lyons.
The European allies enter Beijing, relieving their besieged legations from the Chinese Boxers.
The Chinese Parliament declares war on the Central Powers.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the Anglo-American commander for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.
Japan announces its unconditional surrender in World War II.
Pakistan becomes an independent country.
British troops arrive in Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
The United States ends the “secret” bombing of Cambodia.
Mark McGwire hits his 49th home run of the season, setting the major league home run record for a rookie.
Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina’s state military college, The Citadel. Her presence is met with intense resistance, reportedly including death threats, and she will leave the school a week later.
Four coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Yazidi towns near Mosul, Iraq, kill more than 400 people.
First-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games open, in Singapore. Athletes must be 14–18 years old.

How trying to be perfect could kill you

We all know someone who is obsessed with trying to be perfect at everything. On the outside, they appear type A, meticulously organized, and someone who sets high standards for themselves. Now, researchers from the University of Ontario in Canada suggest perfectionism could kill you — it could lead to suicide ideation.

The sleeping habit to blame for your frequent nightmares

Many of us have had the occasional bad dream: we're naked in public; we're buried alive; or we're falling off the ledge of a building. Although these dreams are common, they become more so the longer we stay asleep. A recent study published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology suggests sleeping more than nine hours a night can increase the occurrence of nightmares.

Being Poor Is More Expensive Than You'd Think

Healthy Food Essentials You Can Easily Make at Home

California Is Growing Way Too Much Weed

Dirty Denim Brands Destroying the Environment

South Carolina warns about 'lizard people'

There are some legitimate things to worry about concerning the solar eclipse later this month, such as people going blind from staring at the sun or having to figure out a way to play sporting events in partial light. But the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is worried about something a bit more, let's say, nontraditional.
Sometime we just cannot help but wonder about our southern neighbors.

An Ecological Disaster Felt Throughout the World

What the Google Gender 'Manifesto' Really Says about Silicon Valley

How bad is Silicon Valley's sexist work culture?

James Damore, a male software engineer at Google wrote a 10-page "manifesto" criticizing his employer for pushing diversity programs. Damore said women can't get ahead in the tech industry because of biological differences with men. The memo went public and created a social media storm.
While Damore was fired, a huge online debate continues about gender stereotyping and free speech in the workplace. It's highlighting the low numbers of women and minorities in technology companies while exposing attitudes encountered by women working in tech.

Bad Cops Getting Rehired Back into Law Enforcement

An Alabama judge ruled the state’s teacher-student sex law is unconstitutional

Two Alabama teachers accused of having sex with students had their charges dismissed by a judge who declared the state’s teacher-student sex law unconstitutional.
Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson issued the ruling Thursday that, at least for now, will keep former Decatur High School teacher Carrie Witt and David Solomon, an ex-aide at Falkville High School, from facing charges.

Justice System Crushes People Who Can't Afford Bail

Detroit Red Wings Threaten To Sue White Supremacists

Detroit Red Wings Threaten To Sue White Supremacists For Using Their Logo In Charlottesville
After a group of white supremacists was spotted using the Detroit Red Wings logo, the team is threatening to sue the racists.…

White Supremacy in the Age of Dumbass Trump

Animal Sentience Matters

Now climate change is coming for our sea turtles

Every year, young sea turtles migrate up the East Coast to spend the summer foraging in northerly waters. Sometimes, they wind up in the Gulf of Maine, which stretches from Cape Cod Bay to Nova Scotia. As the weather cools, the turtles, including endangered Kemp’s ridley and loggerhead turtles, begin to swim south.

Animal Pictures