4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria

4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria
It was recently reported, to the delight of many, that a 4,000-year-old Assyrian baked clay tablet was likely a marriage contract. This, however, isn’t the only tablet of its kind – there are tens of thousands of others. Now, as revealed in a new working paper, a careful translation of many of them has revealed something utterly remarkable: The locations of ancient metropolises that have been long lost to the sands of time. Authored by Harvard University’s senior lecturer

This new law will let Californians know for sure they’re not supporting puppy mills.

This new law will let Californians know for sure they’re not supporting puppy mills.
The puppies and kittens in your local pet store are pretty cute. But knowing where the adorable animals come from can be heartbreaking. Many animals sold in pet stores come from "puppy mills," large-scale commercial breeding operations that put profit over animal welfare, resulting in unsanitary conditions, cramped cages, and inhumane practices. A dog rescued from a puppy mill by the South Carolina National Guard. Photo by Maj. Cindi King, U.S. Army National Guard/Wikimedia Commons. The ASPCA estimates that

A ‘Hunger Games’ Theme Park Is Coming To Times Square, May The Odds Be In Our Favor

A ‘Hunger Games’ Theme Park Is Coming To Times Square, May The Odds Be In Our Favor
Both the movie series and the TV show have been over since 2015, but that doesn't mean either has faded from popular culture. Fans of Panem's dystopian world are an especially active group, enough so that Lionsgate, the production company that made the films, is considering a new line of movies set there. But until then, we've got something else to keep us District 1 residents entertained: the  Times Square attraction, which will be opening in 2019, along with a attraction

Heres how Oregon is spending its $85 million in legal weed money

Heres how Oregon is spending its $85 million in legal weed money
Nearly $85 million has been collected in tax revenue from Oregon’s legal , according to a new report. reportslegal potfirst state to legalize the plantThe Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which governs legal marijuana, could only distribute funds once it reimbursed $13 million in administrative costs associated with setting up the legal pot program, the television station reports. $34 million to the state school fund $17 million to Oregon cities and counties $4 million to Oregon Health Authority In July,

How To Deal With Homesickness When Living Abroad

How To Deal With Homesickness When Living Abroad
Christopher Burns Living abroad is a great idea. It gives you a chance to integrate with a different society and culture, to not only experience the touristy parts of a place but see how people live, eat the local food and widen your mind in ways you never thought possible. But it does have its downsides: one big one being dealing with homesickness. For many, it’s about the people. Living abroad almost always means there will be loved ones

California Bans The Sale Of Dogs From Puppy Mills

California Bans The Sale Of Dogs From Puppy Mills
A new law has been signed in California to ban pet stores from selling animals that come from puppy mills. It’s the first law of its kind in the US and ensures that pet stores work alongside shelters, rescue homes, and humane breeders if they want to sell animals. Governor of California Jerry Brown announced last Friday that by January 1, 2019, anyone found selling dogs, cats, and rabbits from mills could face a fine up to $500. There have

There are a lot of ways to do coffee heres why a cup in New Orleans is unique.

There are a lot of ways to do coffee  heres why a cup in New Orleans is unique.
On the southern shores of America, where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf, New Orleans was already a bustling port settlement by 1718. That was more than 50 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. And yet, New Orleans not only existed, but it was open for business, playing host to one of the largest and busiest ports in the New World — as well as all the goods and culture that came flooding in along with it.

Target’s announcement shows workers are winning the minimum wage war.

Target’s announcement shows workers are winning the minimum wage war.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Payday is about to get a bit sweeter for many Target employees. On Sept. 25, the retail giant announced plans to hike its minimum wage for all workers to $11 an hour beginning next month. The company also promised to increase that figure to $15 an hour by 2020. "We’re proud to say that our team members are known for going the extra mile," Target explained on its website. "That kind of effort is

Older, out, and infinitely proud: a look inside a lifesaving LGBTQ senior home.

Older, out, and infinitely proud: a look inside a lifesaving LGBTQ senior home.
As a transgender woman, 65-year-old Eva Skye knows firsthand that living her truth means living in danger too. Three years ago, the only home she had was at a single room occupancy housing facility, or SRO, for those living in poverty. There, she often chose to trek up several flights of stairs to her fifth floor room instead of taking the elevator out of fear she'd be trapped and assaulted by other residents.When I talk to Skye, her brightness