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The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.<p>Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and …

Mental Health

Ask A Witch: A Guide To Modern Witchcraft

Find your path<p><i>In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a millennial witch.</i><p><b>Question:</b> How do you figure out which practice is the right one for you? I’ve been invited …

11 Fascinating Facts About Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet is beloved for his series of oil paintings depicting water lilies, serene gardens, and Japanese footbridges. The French painter …

Art

Juice Your Way to ... Fighting Bloat!

You know what’s a gross word? <i>Bloating</i>. I picture Harry Potter’s Aunt Marge, when Harry loses his temper and makes her to swell like a balloon. The …

A Pharaoh's Boat Tomb Has Been Unearthed in One of Ancient Egypt's Oldest Cities

This is magnificent.<p>Just west of the Nile, in one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, archaeologists have uncovered a royal boat tomb, …

The 13 Biggest Home Decor Mistakes You Can Make

Sometimes things just don’t go right when it comes to decorating your home. Ideas that seemed good at first can backfire and you get a disastrous …

Home Decorating

6 Travel Gurus On How To Make Flying Coach Feel Like First Class

For when your private jet is being repainted, of course.<p>We've all (well, most of us) been there before: crammed into an economy seat while longingly peeking through the curtains of first class—dreaming of all that extra leg room, champagne and luxury. While flying coach isn't always the dreamiest …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

LIGO

The Animal Soul project – in pictures

Photographer Robert Bahou has created a series of portraits he says provide a glimpse into the souls of cats and dogs. He tells of his inspiration and how working with animals is different from photographing humans

Cute Animals

The most captivating photo stories of the month

<b>LIBERATING OUR ‘IMPERFECT’ BODIES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY</b><p>Seattle photographer Ashley Armitage’s Photoshop free images and wise words are always welcome on Dazed. A two finger salute to the people who just can’t seem to get their heads past the fact that women grow hair, come in a range of shapes and …

Michael Jackson

Talented 16-Year-Old Artist Turns Her Wildest Dreams Into Paintings

These paintings are the work of 16-year-old Dimitra Milan, who started painting just 4 years ago. Daughter to two artists, Milan was exposed to art …

The Teens Using Instagram Hashtags to Glorify Suicide

Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, Perry, Sue, and Sophie aren't real girls. They're abbreviations for mental health issues and eating disorders used by teenagers looking to band together through personal stories on Instagram.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps</i><p>Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, …

Mental Health

Postmodern Loneliness, in Illustrated Form

These narrative graphics of Idalia Candelas celebrate lone women.<p>Recurring themes of women and loneliness occur in the illustrations of Idalia Candelas. Her drawings are a mix of ink, watercolor, and collage combined with digital illustration. We see loneliness at the door, as the only visitor in …

A bizarre trend for life-size dolls in Thailand is forcing airlines to adopt new rules

The owners put the dolls through a ceremony to 'draw angels into them'. They take care of the dolls, which are the same size as infants, as they would real children, which includes cradling them, feeding and dressing them up.<p>The dolls can cost anywhere from 2,000 baht to 20,000 baht (£1.1 to £391; …

UK whale strandings: why did they happen?

The five sperm whales washed up on England’s east coast may have died after they took a wrong turn from the Atlantic into the shallow North Sea<p>Is it possible that more than five whales from this pod have died?<p>Five young male whales have now been found dead – in Hunstanton, Skegness and Wainfleet, …

North Sea

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

Former Auschwitz medic 'with dementia' to stand trial over deaths of 3,600 people

Hubert Zafke was a medical orderly at the Nazi death camp from August 1944 to September 1945<p>A 95-year-old former Auschwitz medic who reportedly suffers from dementia is to stand trial on more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder, according to German prosecutors.<p>Hubert Zafke was a medical …

World History

Jilted bride left at the altar quits her job, sells her house, travels the world and writes a book

Katy Colins, 30, secures three-book deal with Carina UK, part of world-renowned publisher Harper Collins<p>A jilted bride left at the altar quit her job, sold everything and travelled round the world.<p>Katy Colins, 30, sold her house and her car and booked a one-way ticket to south east Asia after her …

Katy

Why Sarah Silverman is scary: It’s the cultural power of celebrities that drives conservatives insane

<b>Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer (AP/Reuters/Dave Allocca/Danny Moloshok/Kevork Djansezian)</b><p>Over-the-top reactions from conservatives to celebrity progressivism makes a lot more sense than you would think<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 29, 2015 10:58am (UTC)<p>Conservatives love decrying liberals …

I was terrified when my mind detached from my body – this is depersonalisation

You’re staring straight ahead. Somehow your awareness peels away from you, in slow motion. It’s like you’ve cracked in two, and one half is facing the wrong way. Are you in your physical body, which you know must still be there? Before you know it, you’re up on the ceiling somewhere, watching …

Mental Health

Secret Teacher: I dare not tell anyone about my personality disorder

You know me, you’ve seen me at parents’ evenings. I’m the teacher at the next desk – the popular one, the one you all want to teach your children because the progress made in my class is phenomenal. I’m a damn good teacher and everyone knows it.<p>What you don’t know is that I have a mental health …

Mental Health

We Still Have a Son and Daughter — Just Not the Way We Expected

Beth and Russ McGarrity's youngest child came out as transgender. Then a month later, their second child did too.<p>Beth McGarrity forced a smile as she rejoined a group of moms around the dining room table in a spacious home in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.<p>A few months earlier, in the summer of 2000, …

A VC's $88 million compound just became one of the most expensive homes in Silicon Valley history

That number makes it "one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area," listing agent Michael Dreyfus of Sotheby's International Realty told The Wall Street Journal. It's important to note, however, that homes in the area have changed hands privately for more.<p>The home is …

Silicon Valley

Non-monogamy showed me what it really means to be with someone

Non­-monogamy, polyamory, open relationships: whatever your preferred term, it can be a heavy word to drop at the dinner table.<p>For many, it conjures up images of swinging 70s’ couples throwing keys in a bowl post-­fondue party, or sexual free-­for­-alls in darkened, Latex­-scented nightclubs.<p>It’s …

Relationships

Scientists find link between people impressed by wise-sounding, 'profound' quotes and low intelligence

A new study has shown that people who believe in psuedo-profound, intellectual-sounding quotes are less intelligent<p>Ever get annoyed by people on social media who share 'profound' quotes, or use meaningless, intelligent-sounding soundbites in arguments?<p>A new study has shown that there is a link …

Research

Dinosaur footprints reveal giant creatures once roamed Scotland

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found hundreds of dinosaur footprints from the Middle Jurassic, 170 million years ago<p>Dinosaur footprints from the biggest creatures ever to roam Britain have been discovered on the Isle of Skye.<p>Although they look like rock pools, the hundreds of …

The morning habit that boosts your libido big time

What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex—and all it would take is a few minutes a day?<p>Plus, you’d also end up with a stronger immune system and more restful sleep.<p>Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. In a word: meditation.<p>“Ask yourself why aren’t you having as much sex as you …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Emmeline Pankhurst – British women's number one heroine

Emmeline Pankhurst is the historical figure most particularly admired by British women<p>Suffragette, the first ever feature film to tell the story of …