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19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

This is how a Japanese pro wrestler's breakfast looks: Huge! 【Photos】

If you’ve grown up eating bacon and sausage for <b>breakfast</b>, a Japanese morning meal can be refreshingly light. Generally consisting of a slice of …

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

Burning Man 2015 Opens in Black Rock: Pictures

The Arts

Why this couple's trip to IKEA is going viral

The only thing more fun than Ikea’s super affordably-priced furniture is attempting to pronounce the often difficult names of the store’s products …

Miniature Horses

How we speak reveals what we think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Linguistics

Best Jon Stewart Quotes on Parenting

Jon Stewart signed off from <i>The Daily Show</i> for the final time last night after a 16-year run, leaving loyal viewers misty eyed and wondering where the …

Parenting

Manicures and Permanents: Inside a Senior Living Facility Beauty Shop

Gladys goes to the salon once a week to get her hair done and her nails painted. Gladys is 103 years old.<p>At the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a nursing home in the Bronx, NY where Gladys lives, her devotion to her beauty regimen is no anomaly. The 32-acre community is the host to 10 small beauty …

Hairstyling

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Asia

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

Brain Scans Suggest Anxiety Is Hereditary

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This axiom has been used to describe nearly any trait that a child has in common with their parents. …

The Brain

Signs Your Partner is Too Controlling | Relationships | Love

Our founding fathers understood that freedom is an essential part of human happiness and their words can be taken as excellent dating advice.<p>While …

Who Do You Argue With?

<b>Who do you argue with?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i> Don't quarrel.<p><i>Why?</i><p>It's one thing to stick up for yourself and others. But it's a different matter to get caught up in wrangles, contentiousness, squabbles...in a word: quarrels.<p>Similarly, it's one thing to disagree with someone, even to the point of arguing -- …

UC Berkeley

Eminem Advice To Kids

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right.<p><i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many …

Travel Guides

6 Financial Questions You Must Answer Before Going Freelance

Planning to quit your day job to become a full-time freelancer can be the most exciting transition in your career. You gain control over your own …

New resort to bring luxury camping to Bear Lake

Mike Anderson/KSL-TV<p>New resort to bring luxury camping to Bear Lake<p>By | Posted May 6th, 2015 @ 9:50pm<p> 9 photos<p>52<p>+Show 1 more video<p>GARDEN CITY — A …

This is Your Brain on Expensive Wine

Here's one reason you get more pleasure from wines with extravagant price tags.<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Marketing Research</i> confirms what prior …

21 Weird Things All BFFs Do

Text each other when you're in the same room.

Weird

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

Is Pietro Boselli ‘The Hottest Math Teacher in the World’?

Pietro Boselli, the “hottest math teacher in the world,” was not responding to requests for interviews Monday, but neither was he retreating from the …

Immune System

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing river; its own microclimate; a chamber 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, 200 metres (660 feet) high and 150 metres (490 feet) wide; and …

Baby goat jumps over other baby goats (video)

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Get beautiful forecasts with Week Weather

It takes imagination and creativity to stand out with a weather app, but developer Wolfgang Augustin has done just that with Week Weather. The app costs 99 cents, £0.79, or AU$1.29 --though that is classified as a introductory offer.<p>Week Weather presents a seven-day forecast in a manner resembling …

Coachella Who? 16 of the Coolest, Most Affordable Summer Music Festivals

Music makes the world go ’round, making us feel productive, inspired and energized. We’re huge fans of powerhouse music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, except for when tickets sell out fast and are oh-so expensive. This year, try switching up your music game and experiencing an …

Music Festivals