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Ancient Greek palace unearthed near Sparta dates back to 17th century BC

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.<p>The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around 10 rooms and was discovered near Sparta in southern …

Archaeology

Ancient tunnels discovered underneath Mexican city of Puebla

Watch the footage showing the ancient tunnels of Puebla which were considered an urban legend<p>Workers have uncovered tunnels thought to be as much as 500 years old underneath the Mexican colonial city of Puebla.<p>The head of the city's historic downtown district, Sergio Vergara, said two structures …

Divers hunt for fossil teeth from the ancient world's largest shark—and find plenty

A Megalodon shark tooth fossil. Photo: Johnny Cercopely.<p>The teeth of a giant shark known as Megalodon, the ancestor of sharks still found off the …

Xeni Jardin

N.Y. ink rule gets under tattoo artists' skin

ALBANY, N.Y. – An online organizing effort by tattoo artists and parlor owners to protest the wording in a new state law has picked up more than 40,000 electronic petition signatures, aided by a strong presence on social-media platforms.<p>A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month will …

Body Art

13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest | Inc.com

<i>What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><i>Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company. Twitter: @evanasano, on Quora:</i><p>1. …

Self-improvement

Alien Life Might Spread Like the 'Outbreak of an Epidemic'

We might be able to detect panspermia, and it may just be spreading like a virus.<p>New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that if panspermia really is the transportation system that spreads life in the universe, we might be able to spot it. Not only that, but it …

Universe

High-protein breakfasts help teens manage weight

Eating breakfast may do more than give kids an academic edge in the classroom. A new study suggests that eating the morning meal – one that's high in protein – can help overweight teens lose body fat, reduce hunger and eat fewer calories during the day.<p>We've known for years that people who are …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Happiness

The Rebellious and Revolutionary Life of Galileo, Illustrated

How a college dropout reordered the heavens and forever changed our understanding of our place in the universe.<p>In 1564, <b>Galileo Galilei</b> was born into a world with no clocks, telescopes, or microscopes — a world that was believed to be the center of the universe, orbited by the sun and the moon and …

How to Keep Your White Sneakers White

Ever since the fashion set swapped stilettos for sneaks, kicks in all shapes and colors have run rampant, invading street style snaps across all …

Street Style

10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.

Weightlifting

Ancient 'warrior princess' skeleton found in Kazakhstan

Perfectly preserved skeleton found with a huge sword and dagger believed to be a woman living between the 11th century BC and fourth century AD, scientists say<p>The remains of an ancient female warrior have been discovered in South Kazakhstan.<p>The perfectly preserved skeleton, believed to be a woman …

Talk like an Egyptian: 8ft scroll reveals prenup demands of women in ancient times

Ancient Egyptian women knew what they wanted and exactly how to get it. A massive 8-foot prenuptial contract reveals that wives of the era were solid …

Enter the world of Dismaland, Banksy’s dystopian version of a Disney theme park

Disneyland too busy this weekend? Try Dismaland.<p>Dismaland Bemusement Park, as it is officially called, is a sly take on an immersive art exhibition from the controversial street artist Banksy. Located in a working-class seaside resort town in England, it is scheduled to open its doors to the public …

Streetwear

24 of Banksy's most clever works

The "park," near Bristol, England, puts a dark twist on a Disney Park, and features work from more than 50 artists.<p>The identity of Banksy, a graffiti artist who has risen to superstar status over the past 20 years, is still unknown to the general public.<p>But that hasn't stopped him from selling art …

Streetwear

Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’

<b>What is this thing?</b><p>In essence it’s a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism. A place where you can get your counterculture easily available over the counter. A theme park for the disenfranchised, with franchises available. I guess you’d say its a theme park whose big theme is – theme …

Streetwear

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Body Art

18 Things You Need To Know To Have A Better Henna Experience

It's raining mehendi.

What 15 Top Meditation Experts Struggled With Most as a Beginner

Like playing golf or making the perfect boiled egg, meditation sounds a lot easier than it actually is. After all, you just sit there with your eyes …

Meditation

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I …

Productivity

Bipolar could be the ‘price humans pay for higher intelligence and creativity’

Having a high IQ level in childhood has been linked to suffering mood disorders such as bipolar in later life following a recent study.<p>Through …

Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body New Research Confirms

By Buck Rogers<br>The greatest question of all time may very well be, ‘what happens to us when we die?’ While many, individuals, religions and spiritual …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Happiness

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

Artist Banksy opens derelict 'Dismaland' theme park

LONDON (AP) — The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest project — a parody of a seaside theme park called "Dismaland" complete with a derelict castle, a dead Cinderella and a Grim Reaper in a bumper car.<p>The artist, best known for his subversive, stenciled street art, said …

Streetwear

Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ

The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this<p>The idea that highly creative or intelligent individuals are especially …

Mental Health

How to know if you're bipolar

MANILA -- Just like other psychological disorders, being bipolar is often mistaken for either depression or mood swings.<p>In an interview on "Magandang …

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

It took the world's fourth most powerful super computer 40 minutes to model a single second of human brain activity. I frequently imagine computers to have vast intellectual processing abilities, but really, each human brain is a more powerful processor than even the most advanced computers. The …

Mental Health