Claire Fortin

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5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

6 scientifically proven ways to strengthen your marriage

As a marriage counselor, couples come to me for help every day—and I don't just mean people who step in my office. I get questions from friends, …

Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

As a therapist once told Business Insider, you <i>need</i> to have conflict if you and your partner are going to grow as a couple.<p>The question is — how do you get good at it?<p>A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on what's important. After a series of experiments, …

Poland’s new leader seems hungry for total control. The west can’t look away | Remi Adekoya

The shackling of Poland’s top court is the latest troubling sign that Jarosław Kaczyński is taking his country in Hungary’s illiberal direction<p>Democracy is under threat in Poland, the European Union’s sixth-largest member state. Just two months after the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won …

Europe

Could hipster bushes be the new beards? It's time for pubic hair to be cool again | Sunil Badami

Women have Brazilians, men have bushy beards. Where’s the hair equality in that? It’s time to ditch the depilation and embrace ‘objectionable hair’<p>At Christmas work drinks in a hip new bar, I chided my much younger colleagues for tweeting. They laughed: they were all on Tinder.<p>I was equally …

Beards

According to the "friendship theory," there are only six types of friends you can have

A wise woman named Mindy Lahiri once said, “A best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier.” It’s actually one of six tiers, if you ask Mobinah Ahmad, the …

Love Isn't Something You Fall Into

<i>Lovers are those for whom no minute is like any other, people between whom nothing habitual takes place, just what is new, unprecedented, unexpected. In such connections there exists an almost unbearable happiness. When we understand our lives correctly, we can slowly grow into such happiness by</i> …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

Controversial Legal Reforms in Poland Are Attracting E.U. Scrutiny

The European Commission is to discuss controversial amendments made by Poland to the composition and powers of its constitutional court, the nation’s …

Alan Kurdi's Story: Behind The Most Heartbreaking Photo of 2015

Alan Kurdi was one of a million. In the summer of 2015, the three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish origins and his family fled the war engulfing their …

Muslims to ISIS: Sorry, Too Busy Binge-Watching to Join You

ISIS’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recently called on Muslims around the world to “join the fight,” but social media users have been quick to offer …

UN: Refugees and economic migrants equivalent to the population of Birmingham reached Europe by sea in 2015

This is versus 219,000 in 2014.<p>The organisation confirmed the data on its website and included a whole host of charts to show how the number of immigrants — which include those fleeing from war, people seeking asylum and those classified as economic migrants by the government because they are …

Top 10

Your TV is lying to you about who has abortions

The entertainment industry isn't exactly known for realistic portrayals of abortion. It's a common trope that women facing unintended pregnancies onscreen either don't consider abortion as an option, or have the choice made for them by a convenient miscarriage. When women do have abortions …

Taiwan Urges Japan to Apologize for 'Comfort Women' After South Korean Deal

Taiwan’s President called on Japan on Tuesday to apologize and compensate Taiwanese women who were forced to work as wartime sex slaves, one day …

Burundians will fight against any AU peacekeepers: president

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Wednesday that Burundians would fight against any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in his first public response to the AU’s plan to deal with an escalating political crisis.<p>Burundian President Pierre …

Africa

Republican ads in 2008 showed Obama with darker skin: study

WASHINGTON — A new study shows that negative ads targeting President Barack Obama in 2008 depicted him with very dark skin, and that these images …

Pew Research Center

If beauty ads only used the products they were selling, things would look a LOT different

It’s a well-known fact that many makeup companies alter their product ads. Some companies have come under fire several times for using false lashes …

Supreme Court set to make pivotal rulings on abortion, affirmative action and immigration

As the nation heads into a presidential election year, the Supreme Court is set to decide half a dozen politically charged cases in 2016 on such topics as abortion, affirmative action, contraceptives and immigration.<p>In several cases, conservatives are hoping the high court will shift current law to …

Affirmative Action

#ShoutYourAbortion: women fight stigma surrounding abortions

Women are sharing their stories of abortion on social media after conservative hardliners threaten to defund women’s health service in the US<p>Women are sharing their experiences of abortion on social media using #ShoutYourAbortion to speak out against the stigma and misinformation that still …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Settling a family of four in Canada costs roughly $27,000.

The death of a boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach made the Syrian crisis a key issue in the Canadian election. But what do the federal party leaders propose to do about it? Here's a primer<p>Of the millions leaving Syria to flee from an Islamic State insurgency and a four-year-long civil war, …

Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

The video for American singer Taylor Swift's new song "Wildest Dreams" has been viewed more than 10 million times in the two days since it debuted.<p>The video was shot in Africa and California.<p>This essay reflects the opinions of the authors, Viviane Rutabingwa and James Kassaga Arinaitwe.<p>Rutabingwa …

A peace agreement just ended one of the worst conflicts on Earth — but there's a huge catch

On August 26, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir finally signed a peace agreement that will formally end nearly two years of civil war in the world's youngest nation, which gained its independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011.<p>Kiir, under the threat of possible international sanctions and a …

Opposition leaders agree to talk women's issues; Harper still a no-show

Although a formal federal leaders’ debate on women’s issues is officially off the table, Canadians who want to hear how the party leaders plan to …

Thomas Mulcair

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

Two Gay Men Who Fled ISIS Just Made U.N. History

"ISIS are also professional when it comes to tracking gay people," one gay Iraqi man told a historic session of the U.N. Security Council. "They hunt them down one by one. ... And it's like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too."<p>UNITED NATIONS — Three months after arriving in the …