Kirsten Goldstein

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A Point of View: A baffled American's take on the UK election

<b>There will be lots of serious and considered political analysis in the aftermath of the 2015 general election. Here PJ O'Rourke offers something else.</b><p>"Accurate Predictions About Today, Delivered First Thing Tomorrow."<p>That should be the motto of the pollster, pundit, and reporter industry.<p>The …

A coast-to-coast picture of America's cacophony of sounds

An ambitious National Park Service project exploits computer algorithms to predict the loudness of a typical summer day from coast to coast. The …

Maps that shaped the world

<b>Bursting with information and often incredibly beautiful - maps do more than just show you where you are, or where you might be going. Here we tell the stories behind some fascinating examples.</b><p>The recently published Times History of the World in Maps features documents from ancient civilisations, …

Shell agrees $84m deal over Niger Delta oil spill

<b>Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills.</b><p>Lawyers for 15,600 Nigerian fishermen say their clients will receive $3,300 each for losses caused by the spills.<p>The remaining $30m will be left for the …

A Point of View: The pursuit of happiness

<b>Everybody wants to be happy, but few of us seem to know how to achieve it, writes AL Kennedy.</b><p>What did you wish for when the bells rang and the year turned? I'd imagine happiness may have crossed your mind. It's a popular emotion. The United States Declaration of Independence lists only three …

In pictures: Tanzanian acrobat school

<b>In Tanzania, it is not unusual to see children and adults performing acrobatic stunts in the streets. But where does the country's reputation as the home of Africa's best acrobats come from? The BBC's Rafael Estefania went to Dar es Salam to find out.</b><p>When Zimbabwean circus performer Winston Ruddel …

Worth a Watch: 5 Smart Pieces of Marriage Advice from Divorcees

They know better than anyone what works and what doesn’t<p>There are plenty of studies on how to make your marriage work, but some of the best advice might just come from people who have been there—and know exactly what happened that made things go sour. BuzzFeed put together a video of divorcees …

Marriage

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts

These bizarre, fascinating tidbits will totally change the way you see your girls

Sexual Health

Blakeney Point seals to star in BBC Winterwatch

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China: Temples to get 'authenticity certificates'

<b>Temples in China will be given certificates to show they're legitimate, in an attempt to stop worshippers from being scammed, it's reported.</b><p>Religious authorities are handing out the documents to real Buddhist and Taoist temples to differentiate them from fake ones, the official Xinhua news agency …

Obese lose up to eight years of life

<b>Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.</b><p>The analysis showed being obese at a young age was more damaging to health and life expectancy.<p>The team, at McGill University in Canada, said heart problems and type 2 diabetes were major …

Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across Philippines

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African soil crisis threatens food security, says study

Failure to tackle land degradation will exacerbate Africa's food security worries, the report warns<p><b>Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report has warned.</b><p>The publication by the Montpellier Panel said the problem …

Genetic diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa revealed

<b>Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.</b><p>The African Genome Variation Project analysed the DNA of 1,800 people living across the continent.<p>The data is helping scientists to understand how susceptibility to disease varies across the region and has …

You'd Never Know From These Beautiful Maps That U.S. Infrastructure Is Crumbling

These monochrome renderings depict only roads.<p>The news show <i>60 Minutes</i> recently declared that America’s infrastructure is neglected and falling apart. But that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Proving this point is Fathom, an information design firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.<p>The firm put …

Speaking the Language of Spatial Analysis

<b>Asking questions and developing answers using a common vocabulary leads to better decision making.</b><p>As discussed in a previous post, spatial analysis …

Time Your Protein to Maximize Your Muscles

Consuming protein before and after rides can help stave off muscle loss<p>It’s no secret that we lose muscle with age. And it’s no secret that lost muscle makes us slower. We know riding and strength training can help, as can eating plenty of protein. Now research shows that timing those two …

The Foam Roller Is Your Workout Frenemy

First, some praise for the device that's become a staple of every runner’s self-help/torture plan: It’s very nice. You can’t hurt yourself with a foam roller. Sure, you could lie on a sore spot until you bruise, but that’s about the worst thing that will happen, says Barb Hoogenboom, a professor in …

Pain

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Airport Eating

Fear of getting sick on a plane isn’t unfounded. In 2004, <i>The Journal of Environmental Health Research</i> found that frequent fliers had a higher rate of catching colds than the general population.<p>That's one reason to pay attention to the 2014 Airport Food Review, released today. Organized by the …

The Best Ways to Keep Your Pubic Hair in Check

Those punishing down-there grooming habits may pose some health risks. Here, how to safely spruce up your lady lawn<p>Shaving, waxing, lasering, perfuming, even freakin' bedazzling: Many of us go to startling lengths to artificially style the thatch (or the lack thereof) between our legs. But the skin …

Women's Health

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

Fantasy frontiers

South-Asian territorial claims<p>1 of 4<p>The Economist<p>DISPUTED borders are both a cause and a symptom of tensions between big neighbours in South Asia. …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

6 Reasons He Doesn't Want to Have Sex

The good news: It usually has nothing to do with you<p>Contrary to popular belief, men aren't always raring to go all day every day. And surprisingly, guys can have long-term dips in desire just like women. In fact, 14.4 percent of men reported a distressing lack of sexual interest lasting at least …

Relationships

How to Grow Bold, Beautiful Brows

People might mistake you for supermodel Cara Delevingne!<p><i>This article was written by Michelle Grossman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>Today, more than ever, eyebrows are everything. Those little hairs above our eyes frame our face, which means they can actually make or break our …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

The Illness You Can Get From Having Too Much Sex

And it isn't an STD.<p>Maybe you're in a brand new relationship, you just went on a romantic trip with your spouse, or you're dating long-distance and <i>finally</i> saw your partner. Whatever your reason for having a sex-filled weekend, it can come with one unfortunate side effect: a urinary tract …

Women's Health

9 Real Men Share Their Biggest Sex Regrets

Just try not to cringe while you read them

11 Secrets Men Keep From Their Girlfriends

The Women's Health Guy Next Door provides the precious intel that your guy may never say out loud.<p>I'm not great at keeping secrets. If anything, I'm prone to oversharing. But in the arena of love, there are still a few things that I—like most guys—would prefer to keep under wraps. But it's not …

Relationships