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'Anguish' delivers a spooky, sensitive tale of possession without the horror antics

A ghostly possession masks itself as mental illness in the eerie and atmospheric "Anguish," written and directed by Sonny Mallhi. Rather than stooping to horror-genre antics, Mallhi weaves a tale that is spooky but sensitive and focused on interpersonal relationships between mothers and …

Horror

The 10 most inspiring travel photos this week

EACH WEEK WE CHOOSE OUR favorite images from readers, fans, and travelers, who tag their photos with #travelstoke and post them on our Instagram …

Airport straddles Mexican border with passenger bridge straight into US

Travellers hail ability to cross quickly between terminals in Tijuana and San Diego rather than spending hours at congested border posts<p>An airport on the US-Mexico border has become one of only a few in the world spanning two countries with the opening of an aerial pedestrian bridge connecting …

San Diego

Study shows how much weight you need to lose for people to notice

When it comes to slimming down, your focus may be your belly, derriere or thighs, but one of the first places a weight change shows up is on your face.<p>Now, researchers have pinpointed the least amount of weight you need to lose for people to notice a difference in your looks, plus the weight loss …

Hot Beauty Gifts: As Seen in the Holiday Issue

Happy holidays to you and all your loved ones! And what better way to show those you care about just how much with a little chic beauty treat? From intoxicating fragrances to lipsticks to great-smelling candles—with some makeup, to boot—here are some options to guide you through your personal …

Beauty

How To Keep It Chic All Weekend

Whether you're a beach girl or a mountain girl, one thing should remain consistent for your weekend travels—the bag you pack should be on point. Shop 12 that fit the bill.<p>Whether you're a beach girl or a mountain girl, one thing should remain consistent for your weekend travels—the bag you pack …

Barack and Michelle Obama anoint their pop culture picks of 2015

Barack and Michelle Obama have officially rendered all other year-end lists obsolete.<p>The president and first lady shared their favorite pop culture …

32 Chic Winter Wardrobe Must-Haves

We're heading into the winter season, and if there's one season you need to prep your wardrobe for, this is it. With the chance of polar vortexes and …

Why You'll Be Happy If You Choose to Be Happy

<i>by Mimi O'Connor</i><p>Our efforts to adopt lifestyle practices that change our lives for the better can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. Like the mythological Sisyphus endlessly pushing that boulder up the mountain, we can also find ourselves becoming fatigued and disspirited. Add a dose of the harsh …

Dawn Finds Evidence for Salty Spots, Morning Mist on Ceres

The largest world in the asteroid belt is sprinkled with bright, enigmatic spots, could have craters that fill with haze each morning, and may even be a transplant from far, far, away, scientists report today in <i>Nature</i>.<p>These preliminary conclusions are based on data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, …

Astronomy

World's First Test-Tube Puppies Are Born

The world’s first puppies have been conceived using IVF — the same test-tube method that leads to the births of tens of thousands of human babies every year.<p>The idea isn't to get more puppies. It's to be able to genetically manipulate puppies, removing disease-causing genes, for instance, and …

Puppies

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Maple Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Biscuits<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, 8 tablespoons cubed and chilled, 2 tablespoons melted<br>• 1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed (sweetened or spiced leftovers can be used here as well)<br>• 2/3 cup …

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 1: The Bug That Hijacked My Mind and Body

I sat in my Honda Civic watching people arrive one by one at Lynnet's house, feeling like a stalker. So many other people were showing up, but so far not a single person I knew. <i>You're 27</i>, I told myself. <i>This is no big deal</i>. And then I braced the bottle of wine I had bought for the party as I shifted …

A startup that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites just launched in the US

So when Oliver Dlouhý and Lucie Brešová told me their startup, Skypicker, helps people find flights that cost as much as 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, I was skeptical, but definitely interested.<p>If you're like me, you probably use a flight aggregation service to buy your …

Why don't we just throw all our garbage into volcanoes?

Because it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll<p>Great question. Glad you asked. While volcanoes might seem like the ideal natural incinerator for our massive amounts of garbage, there are a few obstacles between us and a magical geological trash chute to the center of the …

Volcanoes

Can A Parasitic Worm Make It Easier (Or Harder) For A Woman To Conceive?

The giant roundworm looks a lot like an earthworm. It's pinkish, up to a foot long and can live for two years.<p>Right now, the worms are living comfortably in the small intestines of about a billion people worldwide. They're the most common worm infection in humans. The worms typically don't cause …

Biology