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'It is like slowly falling down a black hole': men talk about their battles with depression

“Horrible, fear-filled, paranoid, self-loathing and draining. Feels like free fall and you can’t stop. Worst thing is seeing how it affects loved ones around you but you can’t stop it. It’s like a hood has been placed over my head that stops all good thoughts and feelings entering me, all I can see …

The universal power of empathy: The science behind why everyone loves Adele

Sad songs say so much, of course, but in “25,” Adele once again taps into something deeper than sorrow<p>Adele’s first album in four years is set to break records during its first week in release. At a time when “people don’t buy albums,” 25 is on track to sell at least 2.5 million copies—and might …

Rare Sighting of a "Blue Dragon" Spotted on the Shores of Australia

Depending on your tastes, this bizarre little blue creature may inspire either aww-worthy shrieks of excitement or a bit of discomforted shock, possibly a combination of both. Meet the blue dragon, one of the weirdest and most wonderful little-known animals in the world. The proper name of this …

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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Witches of Seattle Tell Us About the Appeal of Magic

"I would define magic as the purest form of love and joy and sharing it in a way that is intentional, that thrives."<p>Photos by Allyce Andrew<p>Surrounded by sage smoke and honking geese at the base of Mount Si, we spread our arms out like crosses as Aubrey Rachel Violet Bramble, a witch dressed in an …

This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree.<p>A trove of bones hidden deep within a South African cave represents a new species of human ancestor, scientists announced Thursday in the journal <i>eLife</i><i>.</i> <i>Homo …

Anthropology

Breaking Free of The Hero Myth

The world is changed, I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it.<p>Lady Galadriel: Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Rings - Film, Adapted from JRR Tolkien's epic trilogy.<p>We've come a long way; we humans and …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Chaos in England as ornamental wheelbarrow tipped over

A manhunt is on in Oxfordshire after an old wheelbarrow being used as a planter was upset by forces unknown, reports <i>The Henley Standard.</i><p>Caroline …

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

(FLOAT by Daniel Miyares from Simon & Schuster)<p>As far as I'm concerned, 2015 could have closed up shop months ago and it still would have been a landmark year for picture books. Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no …

Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

Happiness

Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Here's an experience some of us have had. The phone rings. You pick it up and say "Hello. Hello. Helloooo." But nobody answers.<p>It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line: an automated computer system that's calling your number — and tens of thousands of others — to build a …

Identity Theft

From Harry Potter Latin to Hunger Games Rome: the classical jokes hiding in your favourite children's books

Ancient Greece and Rome make awesome settings for children’s books, as anyone will know if they’ve read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books, The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence, or Rosemary’s Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth. But while these books are very clearly inspired by the classical …

Books

Literary classics trimmed down to a tweet

Former chairman of the Booker Prize condenses entire plots of novels into 140-character tweets<p>As the most recognisable novels in the English language, they took countless hours of toil and careful crafting.<p>But those efforts, it seems, may have been in vain after a former chairman of the Booker …

Books

Tips on Six-Pack Abs

<b>Let's embark on the truth about abs, and the illusion some create...</b><p>Do you remember straight leg lifts? Remember how they arched and stressed the low back? Remember how you felt the pull or burn in the front top part of your legs? The reason is because everyone started at end range. (The legs …

Body Fat

September Blood Moon, Super Moon combine for one spectacularly bright lunar eclipse

Moon gazers, mark your calendars. A "Blood Moon" and Super Moon combine on September 27th for a spectacularly large total lunar eclipse with the Moon passing Earth at the closest distance all year--just 221,753 miles away.<p>What makes this month's event so exciting for astronomers is the simultaneous …

The most pernicious marijuana myth, debunked

A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren’t as alarming as they seem<p>If you read the national headlines or watch the reports on TV, you’d think there was a dangerous epidemic sweeping the nation’s youngsters. According to a recent study, more kids are …

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

THE SHOT: Lunar Eclipse of the Space Station

Calsky.com is one of a few websites that will calculate interesting astronomical events you can see from your GPS coordinates. I have several alerts setup including ISS transits across the sun and the moon. The alert detail will tell you, to the second, when it will cross and knowing this I was …

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

The adult head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds, so when you're standing upright with perfect posture, that's the amount of stress that's on your spine. According to the new research, tilting your head forward increases the amount of stress—and therefore weight—on your spine. When you tilt just 15 …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

San Francisco

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche might well have been delighted with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriages.<p>While we don't know for sure that Nietzsche was gay, Joachim Köhler argues in <i>Zarathustra's Secret</i> that he was because he spoke of another man's …

Another Black Church Burns in the South, the 8th in 10 Days

Tiffany Mitchell—AP<p>Huy Mach—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>David Carson—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>Whitney Curtis—The New York Times/Redux<p>David Carson—St. …

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

Nanotech