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Atheism 2.0 | Alain de Botton

Dogs are overrated: Scientists say a pet wallaby could be your best friend

We humans began domesticating animals at least 15,000 years ago, when somehow or another, wolves became dogs — and eventually became, as the saying goes, man’s best friend. Cats became our buddies many millennia later, and look at them now: They’re pillow-warmers and YouTube stars.<p><i>[Where did wolves</i> …

Animals

Scientists Get Closer to a Cure for OCD

New research by Duke University suggests there may be an eventual treatment for the disease.<p>Someday, the show <i>Monk</i> might not make any sense to us.<p>Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom …

Master Pokemon Go with these tips, tricks, and secrets

<b>Updated 7/26: Added tips for easy XP, HTML names, and many more secrets.</b><p><i>Pokemon</i> isn’t just about exploring the land and becoming a master – it’s …

I Am Setsuna review

When Square Enix revealed developer Tokyo RPG Factory at E3 2015, the publisher made the new team's goal clear: It was created to reclaim the legacy of Japanese role-playing games that had once made Square such a known and beloved name. But that's also a tall order. Many have argued that there's a …

Enix

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

Prepare Yourselves for the Chicest Disney Fashion Collab Ever

Here’s the dilemma: You’re a Disney mega-fan, but you also happen to be an adult who dresses like one. If rocking Minnie Mouse ears to your office job just won’t fly, there’s a new solution. Enter: Cath Kidston, a UK fashion label famous for their charming floral prints and oh-so-English knitwear. …

Pokémon Go review

If you can say nothing else about <i>Pokémon Go</i>, at the very least you must admit that it's a phenomenon to a degree that's rarely seen in gaming.<p>In a matter of a week, this new mobile take on Nintendo's long-running role-playing game series has grown astoundingly popular. It has consumed social media …

Napoleon Bonaparte's last horse restored to glory

Even in death, the magnificent Arabian stallion Napoleon Bonaparte rode into battle endured some narrow scrapes — and the ignominy of being smuggled into perfidious Albion to be put on display in Manchester.<p>Battered after two centuries of ups and downs, one of the emperor’s favourite horses is now …

Napoleon Bonaparte

'Look in your attics': global hunt for 100 missing Gottfried Lindauer paintings

People around the world have been urged to look under their beds and poke through their attics in the search for at least 100 missing paintings by the celebrated 19th century portrait artist Gottfried Lindauer.<p>The global treasure hunt has been initiated by a New Zealand art gallery that wants to …

Art

27 Movies That Are Just Really Damn Rewatchable

Time to hit rewind.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

8 Japanese foods you've probably never heard of | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to food in Japan, we all know the basics: Sushi. Ramen. Curry. Gyoza. But then there are all those regional variations and specialties unique to each prefecture, many of which have yet to make their mark on global menus.<p>Tohoku, the northernmost region of Honshu island, is …

Japan

Ambassador to UAE 'deeply regrets' Ohio arrest of man in traditional garb

The American ambassador to the United Arab Emirates expressed regret on Monday over the handcuffing of an Emirati man dressed in traditional clothing who was detained in Ohio over terrorism fears.<p>UAE tells citizens to leave robes at home after businessman held as Isis suspect in US<p>Read more<p>Ahmed …

Middle East

Pope Says Gay Community Deserves Apology for Past Treatment

Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.<p>Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated …

European Union

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

From Dragon Age to games that foster behavioral change | Polygon

BioWare on why it revealed Mass Effect Andromeda's female hero first

"People want to create their own characters, customize them, and we're embracing that."<p>The Mass Effect Andromeda trailer from E3 introduced fans to the new main character, Ryder. The game will let you play as either a man or a woman, and the trailer showcased the female version of Ryder. Now, …

Mass Effect Andromeda

21 Parenting Books About Raising Mighty Girls

A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for parents on raising a Mighty Girl from the toddler through the teen years.Parenting is always an adventure, but …

Parenting

This Is What Americans Used to Consider Obscene

What’s an obscenity? The question is hard, partly because the answer keeps changing. Forty-three years ago Tuesday, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court …

The daily pain of having extreme perception

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being a highly sensitive person.<p>At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would …

Autism

Mitski: ‘Why is it so hard to understand that I'm in control?'

If anyone knows that high school doesn’t live up to the movies, it’s alt-rock musician Mitski Miyawaki. After a childhood spent moving from country to country (13 at least) with her American father and Japanese mother – she’d prefer not to disclose their occupations – she landed in the USA at the …

New York State

A relationship expert reveals 4 signs that you're a perfect match

You can spot them easily in the movies — the couple that's so clearly meant for each other. But in real life, it can be harder to detect a perfect match.<p>That's especially true when that "match" involves ourselves. Sometimes we're so wrapped up in our relationships that we don't even ask ourselves …

Prince Barely Kept His Cool The First Time He Met Muhammad Ali

"He could have said, 'mow the lawn,' and I would have been down with it."<p>You know you're the greatest when millions admire you, including music icon Prince.<p>Muhammad Ali's death on Friday came just over a month after the legendary singer died.<p>Ali lived a life of purpose and passion. His influence …

Boxing

Amazing Optical Illusion Makes The Louvre’s Pyramid Disappear

When I.M. Pei designed a 70-foot-tall glass pyramid to be erected in an old parking lot in front of the Louvre, critics called the structure “a gigantic, simmering gadget” and “an annex to Disneyland.” Over two decades later, the glimmering glass entrance people once feared would be a blight on the …

This Man Has Eaten 316 Days of Chipotle Straight to Prove an Important Point About Bodies, Food, Life, Etc.

Yes, that's through the Great Norovirus Crises of 2015/16.<p>Devin Cunningham of Bellvue, Washington, has been eating Chipotle every day for the past 316 days not just because he loves it, he tells Q13 News, but also because he wants "to inspire people to be fit and not give up on their fitness …

This Mom's Hilarious Reaction to Her Newborn's Gender Is Going Viral

"I thought everyone was joking."<p>A woman from Australia named Koto Nakamura was positive that she and her husband Sina were having a baby girl. They had tons of pink gifts and had their baby name all picked out: Hinata. And then, Nakamura gave birth and found out she actually delivered a <i>boy</i>. Birth …

Everything Stores Do to Trick You into Buying More Stuff

Music in shops is getting louder, says the 'Daily Mail,' but what other sorts of witchcraft are retailers using to make us impulse buy?<p>It's a time of economic crunch, and we're all poor and jobless, so stores have to resort to witchcraft and trickery to fool us into giving them our money. High BPM …