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Trevor Noah Points Out Huge Republican Hypocrisy

"Imagine if we could bring some of that pro-life passion into being more, well, pro-life."<p>Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows<p>There's a classic liberal saying: Republicans' interest in life begins at conception and ends at birth. 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah pointed out on Monday …

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carrying our coffee table.<p>He'd already taken most of our artwork, every stick of furniture that was his before we moved in, but I had to put my foot down …

Mental Disorders

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Relationships

What Generous People’s Brains Do Differently

Some people make giving look effortless. They’re the kind of people who bring donuts on Friday mornings and don’t think twice before helping overwhelmed colleagues, even if it means they end up working late (again). For these “givers,” taking one for the team comes <i>too</i> easily, and their needs often …

5 Easy Ways To Improve Difficult Relationships, Backed By Research

Sometimes your closest and most important relationships are also the most difficult. Why?Columbia business school professor Adam Galinsky and Wharton …

Ben Carson slanders Islam: Here’s exactly why his claims about Muslims are dead wrong

<b>(Reuters/Steve Marcus)</b><p>The neurosurgeon-turned-Republican candidate is spreading absurd lies about the world’s second-largest religion<p>Qasim Rashid<p>October 4, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>In his recent anti-Muslim crusade, Ben Carson promoted a disturbing form of religious segregation, claiming that a Muslim …

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here.</i><p>One of the …

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)

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43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

Islam

Two Obstacles to a Relationship with God

<i>Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through</i> …

Theology

Discovering the Brain's Memory Switch

<b>Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.</b><p>In 1953, a man named Henry Molaison underwent a …

Neuroscience

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Psychology

Ben Carson’s destructive lies: 4 racist assumptions endorsed & magnified by Black conservatives

<b>(AP/Carlos Osorio)</b><p>The neurosurgeon-turned-candidate has eagerly joined the GOP in its campaign against racial justice<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 4, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Through the first few months of campaign season, one thing has become indisputably clear: The Republican Party is the United States’ …

Why it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission

…The proposals include a minimum five-minute wait time between ordering a private hire vehicle and it arriving, and banning operators from showing …

Economics

Life as a recovering addict

Recovering from an addiction is anything but easy.<p>David Cohen was 24 years old and a college dropout when he sought treatment for heroin. His parents …

Drug Addiction

The Craving Behind the Craving: Addiction as a Spiritual Disease

1st October 2015 By Irwin Ozborne Guest Writer for Wake Up World “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what …

Disease

Police officer stops woman from jumping off cliff by grabbing her hair

PC Jeannette Cadden prevents woman falling hundreds of feet at Avon Gorge in Bristol, assisted by unidentified passerby<p>A woman was saved from plummeting to her death from a cliff by a quick-thinking police officer who managed to grab her by her hair.<p>PC Jeanette Cadden was holding a beat surgery on …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

University of California

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Recovering substance abusers brave stigma by giving up secrecy

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>For decades, anonymity has been a bedrock principle of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups that help people recover from substance abuse. They have long insisted that secrecy, even for those who have conquered addiction, is the only way to ensure that people can …

Drug Addiction

Pot could act as 'gateway' to addiction recovery: study

Marijuana is often referred to as a “gateway” drug to other, more dangerous narcotics – but a University of Victoria-led study says it might actually …

Vatican denies Pope Francis's meeting with US county clerk Kim Davis signified support

Senior official says there is a "sense of regret" over Pope's meeting with Davis<p>Pope Francis was “manipulated” in his meeting with Kim Davis, the US official who was sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Kentucky, the Vatican said on Friday.<p>Mrs Davis and her lawyer …

7 Horrible Thoughts That Hinder Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting control of your mind is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs face and something you will likely work on your whole life. It’s normal to have thoughts of doubt, go through moments of anxiety and to experience periods of …

Motivation

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Depression

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh, Nigel Slater, Claire Ptak, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, Ray Masson

Breakfast

This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard

Photo by 'Camera Eye'<p><i>What the world owes to Islam and its Prophet</i><p>The principles, values and freedoms of which we can be proud of today are found in a book compiled some 1,400 years old. This book was given to us through the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who, through his example and …

7 Post-Workout Eating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Don’t let your grub sabotage your results.<p><b>RELATED:</b> How to Work Out for Optimal Weight Loss with Minimal Time<p><b>RELATED:</b> 5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong<p><b>RELATED:</b> 11 Delicious, Healthy Snacks You Can Stash in Your Purse