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My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

10 Clever Questions To Ask When You're Texting, Because "What's Up?" Isn't Cutting It

I'm definitely a strong advocate for texting. I even prefer it to talking on the phone or in person nine times out of 10. My words just come out …

Text Messaging

'You’ve had what we call a cosmic orgasm': the rise of conscious breathing

When you’re looking at a screen, your breathing changes. You’re like an animal in stalking mode<p>It takes a lot of effort to breathe to someone else’s command. But before long, my mind wanders<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Airways clear, back straight, no respiratory conditions? OK. Take a series of …

Meditation

The $90 LED Light That Destroys Shower Mold For Good

A few months ago, we wrote about a mind-blowing bacteria-killing under-cabinet light, and it changed the cleaning game forever. And now, the brand …

Fungi

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

Watch 20,000 Jedi Battle 20,000 Sith to Finally Decide Who Rules the Galaxy

Cameos from aging, check-cashing celebrities who helped make the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy great have made it especially challenging for fans working …

Star Wars

Why it’s so hard to keep things clean and tidy when you have depression

This week Brittany Ernsperger shared a photo of piles of washed up pans on her kitchen counter. It’s been shared more than 188,000 times.<p>That’s not …

12 sex and relationship podcasts that’ll make you laugh, cry, and blush

If you’re feeling like your commute has been bogged down by bad news as of late, you may want to consider giving yourself a mental health break to …

Man Learns How To Do Makeup When His Wife Loses Her Sight

2 weeks ago<p>I suppose it's a bit about a man who learned how to do makeup. But it's A LOT about a man and woman who've been married for 56 years and …

Amazing images of New York City before it was a city

New York City started as a 1,000-feet-thick sheet of ice about 20,500 years ago. The glacier, which formed the area's bedrock, carved out the city's …

These are the 8 most-popular types of yoga—explained

Stress-relief and relaxation are just two benefits of yoga: It can elevate self esteem, improve cardiovascular health, and ease lower back pain, too. …

27 Questions To Ask Your Crush Over Text When You're Still Getting To Know Them

Texting your crush is arguably one of the easiest and most exciting ways to get to know them. Let's face it: Staying up way later than you intended …

15 Nifty Things You Can Get From Amazon For Under $20 To Help The Earth

Save the earth.

When Your Child Is An Old Soul

“All of my friends are having a massive playdate today, and they’re bringing their Nerf guns and everything!” my son told me excitedly the other day.</i> …

Breasts by Robert Mapplethorpe on artnet

Past Auction<p>Robert Mapplethorpe• <i><br>Breasts</i>, 1987<br>• 48.8 x 48.7 cm. (19.2 x 19.2 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(American, 1946–1989)<p>Title:<p><i>Breasts</i><p>, 1987<p>Medium:<p>Gelatin silver …

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

Kanye's Right: Being Bipolar Sucks, But It Can Be Awesome

Thursday night, Kanye West gave the world a taste of his new album, <i>ye</i>. In typical Kanye fashion, it was a spectacle, with music journalists and media …

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

50 Productive Things You Can Do Right This Minute

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

Snowflake-sized savings helped Kat Tretina pay off an avalanche of debt.<p>If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student …

The Courage To Write As Our True Selves

After years of writing, I always focused on the destination rather than the journey. I also focused on the writer I wanted people to see and believe, …

Creative Writing

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

The Simplest Skincare Routine for Men to Hold Onto Youth As Long As Possible

Three simple steps for saving your face.<p>We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That's why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take …

Don’t try to fake confidence – do this instead

Think about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide your insecurity …

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

Mobile Development

The Best Weed-Related Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

People love podcasts. Despite the wealth of media available, the dominance of streaming services like Netflix, and the perennial appeal of books, folks just love to pop on headphones and fall into episodes of their favorite programs. And cannabis — that oft-debated, nap-inducing, mind-expanding …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

10 Free Meditations to Encourage Restful Sleep

I really resisted getting into meditation. I thought it was too quiet, boring, and unproductive—I like action. But I noticed the calm in people who …