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Suffering is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts?<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was …

Pain

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

Archaeologists unearth ancient gate-shrine in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a 2,900-year-old gate-shrine they say confirms the biblical story of King Hezekiah, who mandated the worship of God and the rejection of all other deities.<p>The gate-shrine in Tel Lachish National Park was uncovered decades ago, but a new excavation has …

Listen to the world's oldest-known melody

In 1950, a collection of 29 tablets was discovered in the ruins of Ugarit, an ancient city in the northern region of present-day Syria, but only one had survived the intervening centuries well enough to be deciphered.<p>Known as H6, the 3,500-year-old clay tablet revealed a simple hymn specifying the …

The surprising history of abortion in the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn't scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly.<p>Drugs to induce abortions were a booming business. They were advertised in newspapers and could be bought from pharmacists, from …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Parenting

Here's the Recipe for the Perfect Sofa: Introducing The Maxwell

(Image credit: Carolina Rodriguez)<p>We're officially launched! For all of you who are in the market for a sofa and want something fabulously classic, …

A symbol of our steep decline: Donald Trump has unwittingly exposed America for what it’s become

The GOP frontrunner’s campaign slogan is equal parts jingoistic and moronic. It also reveals an uncomfortable truth<p>"Low-energy Jeb." "Little Marco." "Lyin’ Ted." "Crooked Hillary." Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a way of etching themselves on the brain. And …

Unique Science-Themed Quilts by PaleGray Labs

When an animated film creator and science author join forces with a monster-sized robot quilting machine experimental embroidery emerges upon their blankets. Nina Paley (writer and director of "Sita Sings the Blues") and Pop Sci columnist Theodore Gray use their unique skills to create quilts that …

Trucks Are Getting More Dangerous And Drivers Are Falling Asleep At The Wheel. Thank Congress.

The inside story of how the trucking industry and politicians have conspired to make our highways less safe.<p>WASHINGTON -- Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder sat in his squad car, its red and blue lights strobing into the frozen night of Jan. 27, 2014. He was about to be set on fire.<p>Balder had …

Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To | The Art of Manliness

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. …

Living through the Crusades: 3 poems and songs that reveal how medieval people felt about the holy war

In 1095, Christian knights mounted a religious war against Muslims in Jerusalem in an attempt to reclaim the Holy Land. Known collectively as the …

Holy Sepulchre

Tag: DIY

DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners<p>by Erin Boyle<p>How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)<p>by Kristina Hacker<p>How to Navigate the NYC Flower …

Home Improvement Skills Every Adult Should Know

By: Alex Robinson<p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>One day you woke up, watched the news, put on a pair of pants, checked your bank account, and paid a bill. Then went to work. Congratulations, you're a grown adult.<p>There are certain privileges that come with being a grown adult, like eating cereal whenever you …

13 Platforms To Turn Your Blogging Skills Into Freelance Writing

You always loved expressing yourself through blog writing? You are constantly full of new inpsirational ideas and thoughts you want to share with …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

23 Ways To Make Your Car Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

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The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

One battle the Confederate flag is still winning

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you want to know what Southern heritage is all about, don't follow the debate over the Confederate flag.<p>Follow the money, says Michael Lind, a historian and native Southerner.<p>While the Confederate battle flag may be coming down in places like South Carolina, there is one part of the Old …

How To Get Really Cheap Prescription Eyewear

Not too long ago, <i>Consumer Reports</i> took a close look at eyeglasses retailers, and one of my favorite stores has topped the list of best places to buy a pair of spectacles.<p>For the first time, Costco Wholesale has been identified as the No. 1 place to buy glasses in America. According to <i>Consumer</i> …

Get your digital memories off the computer and onto the page

There is a slight soapbox on which I stand sometimes when I write about photography. Nothing too high-minded, but when the topic allows, I will gently remind people to print out their pictures from their iPhones and computers.<p>Today, I stand before you, not on a soapbox, but on a short stack of …

Everyone Else Is Not You

People need more from you and from me. They need more of your undivided attention, which I know already feels so limited and so stretched out among the hundreds of commitments you have in a day.<p>But in the world of chronic health issues and anxiety and depression, Infertility and detox, people need …

Why I Wear The Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day

An art director on why she leaves the creativity behind when it comes to her professional wardrobe.<p>About three years ago, I had one of those typical Monday mornings that many women have experienced. With a fairly important meeting on the horizon, I started to try on different outfits, lacking any …

Clothing

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Teaching

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

Shiga has been making comics since he was 20 years old and a pure math major studying at UC Berkeley. A life-long fan of Choose Your Own Adventure …