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BBC documentary examines Burnaby prison's plastic surgery program

If one could improve a prisoner's physical deformities, would they be less likely to reoffend?<p>That was the question that the late Dr. Edward Lewison …

The Gorgeous, Disappearing Street Signs Of Paris

"A city lives because of its design elements. Signs are key to that life."<p>“Paris is known for its typography,” Louise Fili told The Huffington Post via email. “One needs only to look at the Metro -- the signage is iconic.” The award-winning graphic designer has encapsulated her passion for Parisian …

Book review: Novel 'The Paper Magician' puts twist on magic

“THE PAPER MAGICIAN,” by Charlie N. Holmberg, 47 North, $14.95, 222 pages (f)<p>Nineteen-year-old Ceony Twill has been focused on learning a particular …

Books

Why making art is the new meditation

By Maia Gambis<p>Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do. Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings. <b></b><p>“Art is a …

13 Free Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Nashville

Over the past five years, Nashville has emerged as a tourist hot spot, and with its burgeoning culinary community, friendly locals, family-oriented …

Sync Your Brain And Your System Using a Mind Dump

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

13 Gorgeous Celebrities Embracing Their Birth Marks

Beauty marks, birthmarks, moles—they go by many names and most of us have one (or a few). Recently a brave teen's photos went viral when she showed …

Omega 3 Supplements Do Not Slow Cognitive Decline, Study Reports

<b>While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National</b> …

The Myth of Multitasking and the Psychology of Distracted Driving

We all know folks who tout their uncanny ability to "multitask." But there's abundant research to show that multitasking is really a myth.<b>Tags:</b> …

4 tricks for getting rid of your nerves and appearing more confident in a job interview

Body language experts say the trick is to distract your mind and focus on things that <i>don't</i> make you nervous.<p>Here are four tricks for doing just that:<p>One simple way to quell feelings of nervousness is to momentarily transport yourself to a time in which you felt self-assured and at ease. You can do …

12 Ways to Enjoy an Endless Summer

Your guide to summery getaways that are—secretly, blissfully—even better in autumn. Let the season begin again.<p>10. Brazilian Beaches<p>11. Austin, Texas<p>12. Azores, Portugal

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eBook Deals: 64 Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror eBooks Under $4

Here’s the latest in our occasional roundups of eBook deals, this one featuring titles by Chuck Wendig, Delilah S. Dawson, Douglas Adams, Greg Bear, …

The Wild, Remarkable Sex Scenes of Lidia Yuknavitch

Halfway through Lidia Yuknavitch’s “The Small Backs of Children,” a man we know only as “the painter" enters his studio. He feels trapped in his life and his marriage, desperate to escape what he calls “the devouring wife love hole.” “If he can just inhale the nothingness and dark around him,” he …

46 Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with</i> <i>our Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

When Freud Meets fMRI

The emerging field of “neuropsychoanalysis” aims to combine two fundamentally different areas of study—psychoanalysis and neuroscience—for a whole new way of understanding how the mind works.<p>I am in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, surrounded by psychoanalysts. At moments, if I …

'Spiritual narcissists': How to identify false 'Christian' speakers with their own agendas

People should be very careful not to be fooled by "spiritual narcissists," or people who have self-serving reasons for getting into spirituality.

9 Gripping Debuts

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9 National Parks Every American Should See

With over 400 national parks that cover 84 million acres, it is easy to see why the National Park System is a point of pride for Americans. Last year, the national park system tallied over 292 million recreational visitors and are on track to hit a higher number in 2015. But, with so many options – …

National Parks

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …