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London's insane housing crisis is going to drive out 26,000 families EVERY YEAR

In a report titled "Future of Sub-Market Housing" circulated to media on Monday, Savills estimates that an extra 70,000 households a year will be unable to rent or buy property at the market rate nationwide. That equates to an extra 350,000 people who will need government assistance just to find a …

Mapped: Which countries suffer the most from terrorism?

Following terrorist atrocities in countries including Belgium, Turkey andFrance, several countries have increased their terror threat levels.<p>The Belgian capital Brussels is currently experiencing lockdown as police try to hunt terrorists, following the most recent bomb attacks.<p>But countries in the …

Suicide bomber 'blew himself up because of stress', says Ibrahim Abdeslam's family

Mother of three brothers linked to Paris attacks gives extraordinary interview in which she says her suicide bomber son did not intend to kill<p>The mother of Paris suicide bomber Ibrahim Abdeslam - whose two brothers are also suspects - has said her son "did not mean to kill anyone" and his family …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Antarctica

No one told me about the loneliness, the emotional roller coaster, and how to stay sane when I could only eat a spoonful of mashed potatoes

I thought bariatric surgery would solve all my problems; 180 pounds later, I realized I was wrong<p>Eight years ago, tipping the scale at 314 pounds, I decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A skilled bariatric surgical team spent a morning in May of 2007 shrinking my stomach to the size of a …

This Designer Turned A Year’s Worth Of Emotions Into Colorful Spectrums

Portuguese designer Giestas has created a trilogy of books that visualize a year of his emotions as rainbows of feelings.<p>Even after years of therapy and mindfulness, many of us have difficulties mastering the full spectrum of our emotions. Portuguese designer Giestas decided to turn it into a data …

From cold war spy to angry old man: the politics of John le Carré

It is a truism that, as they get older, angry young radicals tend to relax into complacent conservatism. The fire of youth fades to a dull glow, or flickers out altogether; the injustice that once seemed so offensive becomes more bearable, perhaps ameliorated by the trappings of success. John le …

Books

Probing the Mysterious Perceptual World of Autism

The perceptual world of a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unique. Beginning in infancy, people who have ASD observe and interpret …

Why Binge Drinking May Wire the Brain for Alcohol Dependence

“Why can’t you stop drinking?” This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of …

Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Our brain is probably the most neglected, abused and poorly understood organ of our entire body. While sports concussions and Alzheimer's awareness are at an all-time high, many of us fail to protect our brain from potentially reversible decline.<p>The No. 1 cause of cognitive decline is not the 13 …

Can You Really Become Addicted to a Drug After Just One Hit?

The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.<p>You know the story. The one that says some drugs are so enjoyable, so insidious, that just one try will get you hooked. And you'd be forgiven for believing this as the media …

Sarah Silverman Just Perfectly Described What Depression Feels Like

Comedian Sarah Silverman portrays a woman suffering from depression in upcoming film "I Smile Back," and having suffered from the mental health issue …

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Book That Changed My Life (and Helped Me Friggin' Relax) - Carrots 'N' Cake

As you guys might remember, I have a history of anxiety and sleep issues. My brain never shuts off, so I often spend a lot of time laying in bed …

Two Obstacles to a Relationship with God

<i>Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through</i> …