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10 Best Coolest Animals Ever

The eyes of true blue wildlife enthusiasts are always on the lookout for enriching their stock of knowledge by learning about new species of animals …

Nature

Science Says Cheese Is Addictive As Drugs, Here's Why

Do you love cheese? Really really love it? Have you ever jokingly made reference to your ‘cheese addiction’? Well, it may not be such a joking matter …

These are the amazing things you can do in Japan on Cat Day

<b>Are you a cat person? If so, Japan is the place to be on 22 February because this is when Cat Day is celebrated.</b><p>Now in its 30th year, Cat Day has lit up Japanese social media with endless portraits of ...cats as well as cat-themed doughnuts, cat-shaped biscuits, cat manga, cats staring soulfully …

Pets

17 Young Adult Novels You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite Literary Classics

Combine your love for the classics and young adult novels with these awesome books.

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

How much sex will make me happy?

If you are in a couple, it will make you happiest if you have it once a week. But having it more often won’t increase your happiness<p>You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their …

Happiness

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

Spotify's music map shows UK fans are obsessed with local artists

LONDON — Music fans in the UK have pretty geographically tribal listening habits, a new interactive map from Spotify has revealed.<p>Their Musical Map: …

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

In the wake of the US supreme court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout America, many commenters and objectors have claimed it will have disastrous consequences. But rather than just dismissing them as irrational bitterness, it’s important to consider the genuine scientific basis for …

Same-sex Marriage

A Tale of 10 Tummies

We assume a lot about people, and especially about their bodies. Maybe it somehow seems more reasonable to make assumptions about the things we can see.<p>We make assumptions about people based on race, religion, sex and gender. We assume that if someone is fat, they must be unhealthy. If they are …

Pregnancy

Ikea Pledged $1 Billion To Fight Climate Change–And That’s Just A Small Part Of Its Green Agenda

From redesigning its products to giving developing nations aid, Ikea is a strong example of how big businesses can take climate change seriously. Also, vegan Swedish meatballs.<p>Ikea might still be better known for cheap flat-pack bookcases than sustainability. But the world’s biggest furniture …

Woman holds sign at feminist rally saying 'there is no rape culture in the West'

A woman held up a provocative sign dismissing the idea of a 'rape culture' in the West at a feminist rally which was trying to raise awareness of …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

Books

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …