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Marvel's 'Doctor Strange': A Long, Strange, Trippy Origin Story

The mystical world of <i>Doctor Strange</i>, where sorcerers clash in an interstellar battle royale, unfolds in a shape-shifting, time-bending, mind-blowing flurry of special effects. The facades of buildings turn and flip like the rows of a giant Rubik's Cube. Whole cities are vacuumed into the sky like …

Comics

Pledge Of Allegiance ‘Opt Out’ Form Causes Serious Social Media Outrage

Parents are angry that a school wanted to allow kids to skip the Pledge of Allegiance<p>An elementary school in Florida stirred outrage this week when …

Social Media

1967 Mustang Fastback Project By Carlex Design Is Finally Ready

We’ve been following the work Carlex have done on this mid 60’s Mustang since May, and now we can finally admire the finished product. <br>According to …

Baby Elephant Thanks Kind Woman Who is Working to Save Her Kind - One Green Planet

Elephants have it rough. Between being poached for tusks, and captured to be made into working elephants, these beautiful giants need some incredible …

Saving Elephants

Laid on a mattress, covered in a warm woollen blanket, his chest rising and falling as he breathes, Murit sleeps soundly. Should he wake, a keeper is …

Endangered Species

International Yoga Day in Pictures

Beijing

Heartfulness Meditation on the International Day of Yoga #idayofyoga

During the declaration of June 21st as International Day of Yoga at UN General Assembly, Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, mentioned:<p>"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; …

Meditation

Dangerous cities you should never tour alone

Many people are leaving their homes and embarking on new exciting adventures. Solo traveling seems to be the new big thing (<i>Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers</i>). While this sounds like fun, it’s important to take precaution and research your travel destination before you head there.<p>Some places …

Mexico City

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Harvard

The world's poorest 50% are a trillion dollars worse off - what's going on?

Those living in poverty are getting poorer even though their incomes are rising, Oxfam number-cruncher Deborah Hardoon tries to work out why<p>It has become something of a tradition that in January every year we take a look at the Forbes list of billionaires and the Credit Suisse global wealth …

Income Inequality

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug— something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports as well as some studies have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to helping with certain forms of …

Cannabis

Aid begins to flow in after earthquake kills 246 in Ecuador

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (AP) — Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark.<p>Officials said the quake killed at least 246 people and injured …

Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters

Coachella 2016: 25 Must-See Acts

Headliners and emerging artists that will define your weekend – and maybe your year<p>25<p>By , , ,<p>For the 17th year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts …

Coachella

Coachella: Police are prepared for everything since San Bernardino terror attack

Following deadly terror attacks on civilians in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino, local and federal authorities say they have heightened security at Southern California's biggest music gathering: the<p>Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.<p>"You can be assured that in the preparation and planning …

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016, in pictures

Festivals

Coachella 2016: Watch Diplo and Skrillex Bring Out Kanye West During Jack Ü Set

Last night at Coachella, Diplo and Skrillex performed a set as Jack Ü with a stage filled by an enormous old-school computer. The guest-filled set featured Kanye West's second surprise appearance of the night. Unlike his stint with A$AP Rocky, however, he didn't perform. When they played "Power," …

Skrillex

A generational divide at Coachella over big, dumb club music (guess who wins?)

There’s a generational divide at Coachella, and the lines were drawn between Jack U and LCD Soundsystem’s stages on Friday night.<p>On one side, you had LCD Soundsystem, one of Coachella’s two big reunions and a critically beloved band that also happens to play historically aware, emotionally …

This Graffiti Artist Built A Tropical Oasis In The Middle Of Skid Row

To most Americans, homeless people can seem… invisible. That sentence might be tough to swallow, but it’s painfully true. They live in a world we’d rather not know about. One we willfully ignore. One we wish didn’t exist.<p>Enter Skid Robot. The L.A.-based graffiti artist is trying to make a …

Homelessness

What a 10-Day Meditation Challenge Taught Me About Myself

Recently I was forced to consider the state of my emotional and mental well-being. It was the second time in a week where I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, unable to work, focus, or even to get out of the vehicle. I was having a mental and emotional breakdown and I wasn't sure what to do. I …

Meditation

This Photographer Lit Landscapes at Night Using LEDs on Drones

For his new project <i>Lux Noctis</i>, photographer Reuben Wu lit and photographed landscapes at night by mounting powerful LED lights to GPS-enabled …

February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations

Street artist known as “Blu” was protesting against a street art exhibit backed by banks after the discovery that his work had been removed from some locations<p>One of the world’s most famous graffiti artists has destroyed his own works in the Italian city where he is based to protest against a …

Dos and Don'ts of Running with Your Dog

<b>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com</b><p>I am the proud owner of Ellie, a 14-week-old golden mix rescue dog. She has a floppy ear (hence the name …

Dogs

We’re recycling way too much and it isn’t benefiting the economy or the environment — here’s how design can help

But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ardent of recycling fans questioning the current system.<p>No one is saying that using old things to make new things is intrinsically a bad idea, but consensus is building around …

Sustainability

Samsung could be looking to make the iPhone's 'Live Photos' feature for its own phones

Live Photos, which launched with the iPhone 6s, uses images taken before and after the shutter button is pressed to create a short, GIF-like image. Apple touted the advantages when photographing children as a potential use case for Live Photos.<p>The Samsung version, which has not been confirmed by …

Mobile

The rebirth of a 1,000-year tradition

A dying Filipino tattoo tradition is being revived – and forever changed – by the international travellers seeking to get inked by its last tribal artist, 97-year old Apo Whang-Od.<p>An old woman, with tribal tattoos covering her arms and chest, tapped an ink-soaked thorn into my arm. We were sitting …

Body Art

Fallout from the archbishops’ deal on gay rights

I was baptised into the Church of England nearly 70 years ago and still generally regard myself as Christian, at least through history, culture, and ethical orientation, while – like so many others – seldom attending church services apart from weddings, christenings and ever more frequent funerals. …

LGBTQI