Alex Howes

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Siberian cats take over farm and turn it into Catland

We’ve long dreamed of visiting bunny island, cat island, and puppy island.<p>Basically, any place that’s overrun with animals sounds absolutely …

Pets

11 Shocking Things That Happen To Your Brain When You Suffer From Even Mild Anxiety

If you have an anxiety disorder, then you already know how it can impact your brain, cause you to worry, and totally mess with your day. But did you …

This Kitty Litter Changes Color to Gauge Your Cat's Health

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>It's every cat owner's nightmare to bring kitty …

Pets

Thousands Of Vintage Sewing Patterns From 1847 To The Present From McCall, Butterick And Vogue Are Put Online

For those who yearn to find an online catalog filled with ten of thousands of online vintage sewing patterns, you are in luck. Autumn is a time that …

Sewing

The 20 Best Foreign-Language Horror Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Trouble Every Day’ to ‘Let the Right One In’

There's trouble every day with these terrifying films.<p>Fear doesn’t need subtitles, but some of the best horror films do. J-horror, the New French …

Video games aren’t entertainment, they’re how I go outside

Mobile games are a valuable lifeline for my phobia<p>People play video games for a variety of reasons. Some play for enjoyment. Others for competition. I play to escape.<p>For the last few weeks I’ve been unable to leave the house. This isn’t anything new for me; the thought of being in public has been a …

Die, Anxiety, Die! How Violent Video Games Aid My Mental Health

At a young age I knew I was different, but always just hid behind a theatre kid exterior and chalked all my anxiety up to “budding creativity” that …

Mental Health

The Looming Divorce Between Religion And The Afterlife

Almost everyone thinks that the afterlife is a religious concept. Most Christians assume that heaven and hell are revealed to us by God in the Bible and that we would have no inkling of their existence otherwise. Hindus think the same way about their scripture, the Vedas, which tell of a series of …

Faith

This Has to Be the Fattest Cat on the Planet

I mean, look at this little monster.<p>There's really nothing better than a fat cat (as long as it's healthy, of course). Their fur gets fluffier, their face starts to look adorably squashed, and they can't be bothered to run away when you try to cuddle them. They just roll over and take it, as if to …

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These Kids at a Finding Dory Screening Just Got a Taste of the Real World

Life is a violent, expletive-laden adventure.<p>Sure, on the surface, <i>Sausage Party</i> and <i>Finding Dory</i> seem like a good match. Both are animated. Both contain cute, anthropomorphized characters. Both are colorful! Perfect for kids, right?<p><i>Finding Dory</i> is a PG Pixar film whose title comes from a lost little …

Film Industry

Frequently Asked Questions about Scientific Pantheism

/ Jun 19, 2016<p>There are several compelling reasons.<p>1. Most traditional religions have elements which are hard to believe or to reconcile with common …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Video Games: Vitamins for Your Brain

Video games have been said to make people both more violent and more stupid. But new research is showing that video games do have positive impacts on …

A European Supermarket Created The Ultimate Cat Video

Somewhere in the center of a multi-circle Venn Diagram of the internet, foreign stuff, and human’s love of advertising, exists this insane commercial …

13 Things About Social Anxiety Disorder You May Not Have Known

I remember the first panic attack I had. I was responsible for introducing a panel of speakers—a group of judges, trustees and attorneys. I was so nervous that I forgot one of the speakers’ name. Someone I’ve seen many times. I recall sweating profusely and I wondered if there was a pool of sweat …

Stanford University

Russian Couple Share Their Home with a Full-Grown Brown Bear

Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko seem like a perfectly average family, but that’s until they introduce you to their 23-year-old adopted son, Stepan, a …

RIA Novosti

Topiary cats 'seen by millions' on Facebook

<b>Richard Saunders once saw an ornamental shrub and was struck by how its shape resembled his beloved pet cat while asleep. Now the images he creates replacing real-life bushes with his pet's feline form have reached millions of people around the globe.</b><p>Imagine walking through a beautiful English …

Social Media

Gaze Upon These Purrrfect Felines From Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats

Feast your eyes on these playful, funny, and charming felines from Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. The charm school began when …

Pets

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Mind<p>1. Ancient Metropolis<p>2. King's Landing (<i>Game of Thrones</i>)<p>3. Space Shuttle<p>4. The Bedrock Dome<p>5. One …

Rumination: A Problem in Anxiety and Depression

Rumination is one of the similarities between anxiety and depression. Ruminating is simply repetitively going over a thought or a problem without …

The Brain

X-Men Apocalypse Characters Guide

Get to know the new and returning mutants in our X-Men Apocalypse characters guide!<p>On Friday, May 27, the current era of <b>X-Men</b> films that began with</b> …

This smart food dispenser lets you take your cat obsession to a whole new level

My cat has an automatic feeder that goes off at five in the morning, so he doesn’t come and attack my toes when he’s ready for his morning meal. But …

Pets

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Inside the Taboo-Filled Mind of Japan's Best BDSM Manga Artist

Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, often involving bestiality, incest, scat, and permanent body modification. But now he is using his art to try to change current mindsets about homosexuality in Japan.<p>Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, and it's some of the best out there. His stories often involve …

Manga

A Couple Captures Every Moment of Their Cats Watching Them Eat

Two cats from Japan love to watch their humans eat at every meal. They inspect the dishes and critique their presentation and creativity. These two …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Particles
Cats

Your Ability to Read This Message Reveals Something Fascinating About The Mind

Not just a viral FB post.<p>The above passage, written in a combination of letters and numbers, has been circulating social media for years and purports …

Social Media