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Artist Creates Exquisitely Detailed Paintings That Look Like Authentic Persian Carpets

Miami-based artist Jason Seife models his canvases after traditional Persian rugs, rendering dizzyingly complex patterns in ink and acrylic paint. Each piece is rich in elaborate detail, with floral motifs and geometrical shapes nimbly structured into ornate symmetries.<p>The series is inspired by the …

Art

Cyndy Boss

How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field

In Croaker, Virginia stands a sight that would make just about anyone stop in their tracks. 43 ghostly effigies of presidents past crowd together in …

South Dakota

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12 habits of genuine people

There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58 percent of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more …

4 Ways to Deal With Your Toxic Friendships

"Aren't friends supposed to pick each other up instead of dragging each other into the swamp?"<p>What the world calls an emotional vampire, I call an ideal friend.<p>After all, who doesn't enjoy a really dramatic girlfriend who sees her world as spinning out of control all the time or who has regular …

8 Creative Ways to Cook With Super-Healthy Miso

There’s much ado about miso lately. It’s a major food trend for 2016, and we’re pretty darn pleased. Though you probably have an idea what miso is from trying miso soup, the actual ingredient — miso paste — is made from fermented soybeans (though other legumes, such as chickpeas and even grains, …

Forgiving Your Imperfect Parents... Even If You're 64

Are you trapped in emotional quicksand because of the resentment you hold over the way your parents raised you?<p>You're not alone. So many people struggle to move past the anger, pain and the unfairness of how they were raised. In fact, they work hard to keep these feelings alive by continually …

Positive Thinking

Beat Stress With Our 30-Day Meditation Challenge

Allow me to let you in on a little secret: We'll <i>never</i> be totally rid of stress. And trying to live in pursuit of a stress-free state of mind will …

Meditation

Coming soon to a doctor’s office near you: Prescriptions for vegetables

Eating well can help prevent chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity. So why aren’t more doctors prescribing broccoli and flaxseed?<p>Despite the wealth of research linking nutritious diets to disease prevention, the importance of food receives little attention in most …

Nutrition

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Time Management

World's Most Hardcore Cat Reappears After 10 Years

The blood-drinking badass has been eluding scientists<p>Don't be fooled by the adorableness. This little dude drinks the blood of his enemies.<p>The Arabian sand cat, <i>Felis margarita harrisoni</i>, is a mysterious and under studied animal. Until recently, its habits in the wild were only anecdotal tales. We …

Wildlife

The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill?

Just days after a gunman opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, a complex and sometimes contradictory picture of his motivations is emerging. …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Gay, closeted and buried in history: my uncle's life was erased. Mine won't be

My uncle, Ronald David Roberts, was the oldest son of Oral Roberts, one of the first televangelists in America. At age 37, Uncle Ronnie was found in a car on the side of a backcountry road, shot dead. He was gay and closeted and, for 10 years now, I have been chasing what few facts remain about the …

LGBTQI

Celebrating the day when the love of an interracial couple conquered centuries of hate

The 49th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down laws banning interracial marriage is this weekend.<p>In 1958, when Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving wanted to marry, their union was illegal. Mildred was black and Native American, and her childhood sweetheart, Richard, …

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …

UK’s first LGBT school planned for Manchester

Plans to open the first LGBT school in the UK are under way, with funding secured, and a site selected in Manchester.<p>The school, which is being …

LGBTQI

Cayman Islands students to hold free lectures on gay rights for the first time

A group of students in the Cayman Islands are holding a series of free lectures on gay rights, for the first time.<p>Despite the Cayman Islands being a …

LGBTQI

Russell T Davies announces drama based on 1980s AIDS epidemic

As his latest trilogy of work débuts on Channel 4, Russell T Davies is already onto his next project – which tell the story of a group of gay men …

Biographies

Joanna Lumley becomes patron of Peter Tatchell Foundation

Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has been announced as a new patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.<p>The Absolutely Fabulous star is one of a …

Human Rights

CONGRATULATIONS! Ireland says YES to same-sex marriage by a landslide

The Republic of Ireland has approved same-sex marriage after a referendum on the issue.<p>Citizens in Ireland voted yesterday on a proposal to introduce …

LGBTQI

Gunman who killed 49 in Orlando nightclub had pledged allegiance to ISIS

ORLANDO — A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire inside a crowded gay bar and dance club here early Sunday, leaving 49 people dead and 53 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, authorities said.<p>President Obama labeled the rampage “an act of terror and an …

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