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Google Street View car pureed at Spanish tomato-throwing festival

Tomatina festivalgoers wreck vehicle sent in to film pitched battle between juice-drenched fruit flingers, breaking windows, mirrors and cameras<p>When Google sent a Street View car into the Tomatina festival the plan was to capture “the magic and colour” of the messy event from all angles, but …

Google Street View

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall

When university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find themselves learning the meaning of two new letters: HB.<p>The standard pencil, for many years alien to digitized lecture halls, is coming back into fashion on campus as a growing number of professors across North America ban …

Teaching

Mayim Bialik: Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith

Mayim Bialik is best know for her role as "Blossom" on the NBC sitcom of the same name and as the quirky Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory," but the 39-year-old is also known as a person of faith in Hollywood.<p>Bialik has consistently used her celebrity as a platform to support causes that …

The Big Bang Theory

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Show Comments<p>Check out more cartoons<p>Cartoons | Get the latest political cartoons straight to your inbox<p>Thank You<p>Trending on Townhall Media<p>Townhall …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

Stanford University

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

How Your Sleep Position Could Affect Your Brain

<i>By Neha Kashyap, dailyRx News Reporter</i><p>Are you a back or a stomach sleeper? The way you sleep may be linked to the likelihood of neurological decline.<p>Researchers from Stony Brook University found that side sleeping, compared to back or stomach sleeping, may more effectively remove brain waste and …

Dementia

Scientists found something surprising about the real paleo diet

In a paper in the September issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, the authors argue that carbohydrates, especially from tubers (starchy plants like potatoes), were a key source of nutrients that may have helped us develop our particularly large brains.<p>That's right: carbs, in a paleo diet.<p>The …

Nutrition

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

Spanish Olive Farmers Find An Amazingly Low-Tech Alternative To Poisonous Insecticides

These fly traps get rid of a destructive pest, without the chemicals.<p>Next time you drizzle olive oil on your salad, give a thought to the larvae of the olive fly, which love olives as much as you do. Every year in Catalonia, Spain, farmers have to fight these pests so they don’t ruin the year’s …

Farming

Why do marketers get to decide what toys are right for our children?

Seeing a ‘boys’ aisle full of blue juxtaposed against a ‘girls’ aisle of pink sends a clear, unfortunate message that some things aren’t meant for some kids<p>One Thursday morning, my husband, daughter and I did what any family expecting a new little bundle of joy would do: dashed off to Target to …

Kids

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

Holistic Medicine

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Zoology

John Oliver exposes the disturbing world of Christian televangelists: “This is about the churches that exploit people’s faith for monetary gain”

The “Last Week Tonight” host resolves to do the only logical thing: launch a church of his own!<p>On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver took on the fraudulent behind-the-scenes (and occasionally, not so behind-the-scenes) practices of America's megachurches -- specifically, those that have …

Faith

What happens to your body when you skip breakfast

Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of …

'Solar powered' nanofibre factory pulls CO2 out of the air

A new technique for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and turning it into valuable nanofibres is being mooted as a potential 'cure' for CO2 …

George Washington University

Why Your 401K Is a Scam!

I hate writing about finance. The most violent, ugly people in the world work in the traditional finance industry.<p>I write something and instead of responding with a well-reasoned argument, they write things like "James Altucher is a wacko" or "James Altucher is a scumbag".<p>I've written for or …

Retirement

Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.<p>The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related …

How the Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our …

Religion

6 Women Reveal the Reasons Why They Cheated

And whether their relationships survived the aftermath.<p>It’s easy to look at cheating as a black and white situation: Cheaters never have a good reason for straying from their relationships, and the other person is always in the right. In truth, there are more shades of gray than a certain immensely …