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The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone���s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

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The bridge between suicide and life

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden …

Who Majors in Anthropology? An Infographic and a Request

A little irked by the tone and skepticism with which some ask the question, “What can you <i>do</i> with a degree in anthropology,” I’ve decided to address …

Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

Primates choose the wood that's most durable and weavable, study says.<p>Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm and stable place to sleep, a new study says.<p>What's more, the research bolsters the theory that high-quality sleep may have led to the evolution of modern humans, said …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team

When disease strikes in the developing world, like the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, doctors, nurses and epidemiologists from international organizations fly in to help.<p>So do anthropologists.<p>Understanding local customs — and fears — can go a long way in getting communities to cooperate with …

The Old And Mysterious Practice Of Eating Dirt, Revealed

There's an old saying in the South: "A child's gotta eat their share of dirt."<p>Mamie Lee Hillman's family took this literally, but they weren't after just any old dirt.<p>"I remember my mom and my aunties eating that white dirt like it was nothing," says Hillman, who grew up in Greene County, Ga., and …

Utah Lawmaker Says Atmosphere Needs More Carbon Dioxide Emissions

"We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants," said state representative Jerry Anderson, who is also a former science teacher.<p>The majority of climate scientists who believe that concerning levels of carbon dioxide are being pumped into the atmosphere have got it wrong; Instead, there …

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

Are Tin Cans the New Mason Jar? 13 Tin Can DIYs

Craft projects can get pricey. But let us tell you something you don’t know. You likely have unsuspecting supplies lying around your own home… specifically, in your garbage. After your next batch of chili, peel the label off that can of beans, and you have yourself some mighty fine crafting …

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How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

Procrastination

15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

Rustic Photo Display Frame! how to make ---> http://diycozyhome.com/rustic-diy-photo-display-frame/ How awesome is this?! I have a single string of photos hanging up that are just push pinned into the wall... but I like this way better. Ok, project for this weekend... CHECK :) ~Linda

Indoor S’mores! recipe/instructions here ---> http://diycozyhome.com/indoor-smores-recipe/ Finally! A way to make s'mores during the winter that does not involve the microwave :) Can't wait to whip up a batch of these for our next get-together at our house. What's your fav way to make s'mores indoors?? ~Linda

18 Ways to Upcycle Books

We hate to be trite, but please excuse us for a moment so we can prove a point. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. We’re talking textbooks, Russian novels that you couldn’t get through, and literary wonders that just don’t fit in your pint-sized apartment anymore. If you’re about to put …

Healthy hair: the secrets of luscious locks

First published on Sat 8 Feb 2014 08.00 EST

Top 10 Entertaining DIY Cat Trees

Every person that ever owned a cat knows love to look over their territory from a high vantage point and since they are predatory animals, they love …

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Forget the Paleo Diet, Make Yourself Some Mesoamerican Hot Chocolate

Forget the paleodiet. If you want to eat like people did long ago, what you really want this winter is the Mesoamerican hot chocolate diet. Okay, you …

4 Million Forgotten Songs Might Finally Find Ears

According to Spotify data, 20 percent of its songs have never been listened to. Thus was born: Forgotify, a new music streaming service that plays only those forgotten songs.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>And I'm …

Bizarre Photos of London Devoid of Any Pedestrians and Activity

Any fan of Charles Dickens’ <i>A Christmas Carol</i> knows that Christmas day in London was filled with celebrations in the many homes, and it most certainly …

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

12 Tips on How to Spend 6 Months in France Without Going Broke

From the start, the math didn't add up.<p>My wife, Kathy, and I were headed to France for a half year. I'd be on a paid sabbatical, but Kathy was retiring, and we weren't ready to tap her Social Security. Even with our house rented at a discount, complete with our golden retriever, the basic addition …

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Role in THE HUNGER GAMES Will Be Completed Digitally

Monkeys Raised On Omega-3-Rich Diet Have Well-Structured Brains

Eat right and you too can have a healthy monkey brain<p>You may have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you. They are a prime component of the nervous system, and cannot be made by the body--they must be consumed. But just how important are dietary omega-3 fatty acids for brain development …

iPad People And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Designer Scans Consumers' Brains To Create The Optimal Home Furnishings

She wants to get at what you really like, not just what you say you like.<p>A toy apple? A clown nose? Dutch product designer Merel Bekking says she's discovered the perfect, most appealing object is plastic, red and has a "closed organic shape."<p>How did Bekking hit upon the ideal design? She put 20 …

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are aca-on board for Pitch Perfect 2

<i>Pitch Perfect 2</i> has locked in its two key Barden Bellas. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have signed on to reprise their roles in the sequel, which …