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Photo: Cop Giving a Homeless Man Shoes

It’s cold in New York City–no time to be without shoes. But one homeless man lacked them…until a cop came by. A visitor from Arizona, also in law enforcement, spotted their encounter: Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots [...]

The Truman Show Delusion

The popularity of reality shows have given rise to a new type of mental illness, dubbed the "Truman Show" delusion, where patients think that they’re being secretly filmed: Nicholas Marzano believes he’s the subject of a secret reality [...]

11 Visual Clichés You Never See in Real Life

A Christmas tree on the lot with a wooden X-stand affixed to the bottom. Armored car guards loading sacks marked with giant dollar signs. There are some things that, it seems, are stereotypical images constantly used in movies, comic strips, and on TV, but just never happen in real life. For example, have you ever [...]

Criminologists Puzzled Over Falling Crime Rates

There’s a mystery afoot in the world of crimes that has got law enforcement officials scratching their collective heads in amazement: despite the Great Recession, crime rates continue to decline. “Striking,” said Alfred Blumstein, a professor and a criminologist at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, because it came “at a time when everyone anticipated [...]