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This Animation of Temperature Trends Across 191 Countries Is Almost Painful to Watch

So much red.<p>In presentations of global warming, sometimes watching maps morph from blue (cold) to red (hot) grows tiresome. Talented data visualizers …

Global Warming

Is Trump a fascist? Learning about how fascism works can help prevent its spread in America

Thought Experiment<p>When I ask Jason Stanley if the current American government is fascist, he becomes very quiet.<p>If he thought the American government was fascist, Stanley responds, "I would never say it in an interview," he says. "It would be too dangerous." In other words, by the time the people …

Fake News

How to Flush Trapped Fat

You'll likely need to make several lifestyle changes to flush trapped fat from the body. Sure, you need a healthy diet, but there's more to it. If …

Wellness

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

Happiness

What Would English Sound Like If Its Rules Were Consistent?

The English language isn’t always logical. Take the following words: <i>wound</i>, <i>bow</i>, <i>produce</i>, <i>present</i>, <i>tear</i>, and <i>wind</i>. Their pronunciation depends entirely on …

Language Learning

Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River

A lengthy drought in Europe has exposed carved boulders, known as "hunger stones," that have been used for centuries to commemorate historic droughts — and warn of their consequences.<p>The Associated Press reports that hunger stones are newly visible in the Elbe River, which begins in the Czech …

Central Europe

Tired of Your Day Job? You Could Earn £££ Working from Home With Cards Against Humanity

As someone who is able to work from home, it is a pretty sweet deal. I can roll out of bed five minutes before I'm supposed to start work, pop to the …

All the Breakfast Foods That Contain Glyphosate, the Weed-Killing Chemical Linked to Cancer

A new report from the Environmental Working Group found that glyphosate, a common weed killer that has been linked to cancer, was found in a large amount of oat-based breakfast foods. Although the FDA and EPA insist some amounts of glyphosate are safe in food, it has been linked to cancer by the …

LITERATURE - George Orwell

These 7 Essential Oils for Varicose Veins Are Practically Magic

Did you know that almost 25% of adults deal with varicose veins, the raised, swollen, and often purplish-blue twisted veins that most frequently …

Essential Oils

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Maya Angelou changed Americans’ idea of whose stories are worth telling

Maya Angelou died in 2014, but today would have been her 90th birthday. During her lifetime, the writer was a towering cultural figure, whose stories of trauma and racism showed that the stories of black women could find mainstream success.<p>Google celebrates the poet, memoirist, and playwright with …

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Bruce Lee

The Shockingly Good Avocado Chocolate Truffles I Just Made

This easy Valentine's Day dessert has been saved 28,000 times on Pinterest, and it's as good as the real deal.<p>I thought nothing could top my …

Dessert

9 short stories from female British writers you need to read before you die

Short stories may not take as long as novels to put together, but that doesn't make them any easier to perfect.<p>Crafting a short story that really …

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Food

A life in quotes: Ursula K Le Guin

The award-winning fantasy and science fiction author on politics, death, writing and gender<br>• News report: Ursula K Le Guin dies at 88<p>Ursula K Le Guin, award-winning fantasy and science fiction author and pioneer of feminist speculative fiction, has died age 88. Her extensive catalogue of published …

Science Fiction

Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On …

27 Dads Who Will Make You Laugh, Groan, And Possibly Wet Yourself

These guys got dad jokes for days.

Walnuts for Weight Loss: How to Control Your Appetite in a Nutshell

Instead of diet pills, can we actually use walnuts for weight loss? It may sound far-fetched, but it’s an exciting technique being developed at …

Making Acrylic Pour Art with a Colander

I watched in curious suspense, wondering what the heck “Mixed Media Girl” was up to as she poured color after color of acrylic paint into a colander that was positioned over a canvas (and a drip grate/tray).<p>Once satisfied with the amount of paint she saw spreading out onto the canvas, she lifted …

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

2018 Is the Year to Finally Write That Book. Here's How to Start

A solid outline is the first step toward finishing your book this year.<p>As the CEO of a publishing company, one New Year's goal that I hear over and over again is "I want to write a book."The biggest secret I have to spill here? The struggle is not in getting started; it's in keeping the momentum …