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Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line<p>Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in …

Farm Animals

Stigmatized Schizophrenia Gets a Rebrand

Academia is calling for the abolishment of the term “schizophrenia” in hopes of finding a label that’s less stigmatized. Why people with the medical …

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Oscars 2015: John Travolta's kiss sums up sexism in Hollywood

Everyone whooped when Patricia Arquette made her speech demanding gender equality in the film industry. Will it make a difference? asks Robbie Collin<p><b>Patricia Arquette’s firebrand Oscar acceptance speech</b> was the second most articulate expression of women’s ongoing struggle for equal rights at the …

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Healing, The Natural Way of Life

Healing is very simple because it is a natural ability all of us share. We were born to heal, and many of us have had the experience of reaching out …

How to Make a Winter Salad That You Actually Want to Eat

When you can't eat another piece of braised meat, these winter salad ideas will inject a little lightness and brightness into your repertoire (thanks, citrus!).<p>Every year about this time, a little voice pipes up inside of us and shouts, "For the love of all things good and right, no more raw kale!" …

Healthy Eating

Curvology by David Bainbridge review – the female body, dissected and confused

A study that sets out to identify the factors that influence eating disorders, body image and clothing choices collapses in a welter of contradictions<p>“Being fat isolates and invalidates a woman,” wrote Susie Orbach in 1978’s <i>Fat Is a Feminist Issue</i>. “What is it about the social position of women …

Mad Men

Seagull Skytrails: Using Post-Processing to Reveal the Flight Paths of Birds

Videographer Paul Parker created the experimental video above, titled “Seagull Skytrails,” which reveals the flight path of birds with clever …

Videography

Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

When I booked my five-night adventure to Iceland I had one thing in mind -- I wanted to see the northern lights. I wanted to see vibrant pinks and greens dancing across the starry night sky, just like a National Geographic photograph.<p>So you'd think when I found myself standing in the Icelandic …

Northern Lights

Let Australians live and work in Britain: London mayor Boris Johnson backs migration report

Any Australian or New Zealander who wanted to travel to, live and work in Britain would get a free visa – although they would not get immediate …

United Kingdom

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks to you long after you've left, leaving its mark in ways you had not anticipated. Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to …

South Africa

The Ugly Truth About Airline Prices

If you heard recently that the best day to buy airline tickets is a Sunday, close to 57 days before the flight, you were misinformed. That tidbit came from an Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) study based on data from hundreds of millions of round-trip ticket purchases between January 2013 and …

Travel Industry

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

India

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance

Human Rights Committee finds Australian immigration proposals violate international law

It would mean asylum seekers found to be refugees would get a three-year visa allowing them to work, but they would ultimately have to return to …

Human Rights

The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

<b><br>Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s.</b><p>We’ve been chewing over this selection for nearly two years now, on and off. It’s …

Amy Poehler on Dating in Her 40s: 'You Have More of a Sense of Who You Are'

“There have been a lot of guys.”<p>That’s what, amid the sound of her own laughter, Amy Poehler told PEOPLE in Boston Wednesday about the ups and downs …

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Hack presenter Tom Tilley is in Jordan reporting on the Middle East refugee crisis. He met this Iraqi Christian family who had less than an hour to flee the advancing Islamic State. They say they'll ever go home.

Hack presenter Tom Tilley is in Jordan reporting on the Middle East refugee crisis. According to the UNHCR, in the last two weeks over 800 Iraqis have arrived in Jordan. They're now living on church floors amongst the Amman and Zarqa communities.

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Enchanting Images of Our Planet from an Astronaut's Perspective

The international bestselling author of <i>An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,</i> brings us yet another unforgettable photographic series of the planet. …

Chris Hadfield

Arnhem Land leaders vow to work with Federal Government to end to 'poison welfare' reliance

Powerful Indigenous figures in Arnhem Land have committed to work with the Federal Government to end the passive reliance on welfare in Aboriginal …