Matthew Briggs

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2,500-year-old mummy found in 'very good' condition

A newly-discovered millennia-old mummy in “very good condition” found near Egypt’s Valley of the Kings has excited archeologists.<p>The 2,500-year-old …

Archaeology

This Couple’s RV Road Trip Shows Off Nature at Its Best

"The highlight? Almost everything in between the highlights."<p>I've driven across Canada before, but I only saw the postcards. This summer I decided to take my time: My partner and I bought a 1987 motorhome and took our dog on a penniless, unplanned four-month road trip. The highlight? Almost …

50 Timeless Love & Relationship Tips

<i>“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.”</i><p><i>Richard Bach</i><p>There are some things that will …

A Shopping List for a Neat & Orderly Minimal Look

When two people with a background in architecture and design join to create a home, it's no surprise that the outcome is clean, smart and functional. …

This Viral Facebook Post Might Just Hold the Secret to Keeping Long-Term Relationships Exciting

One of the biggest clichés about long-term relationships is that they're exciting in the beginning—and then you have to work to "keep the spark alive," as they say. But that's not how blogger Dale Partridge approaches long-term monogamy, and his perspective is pretty cool. In a Facebook post with …

Jesus

Dancing bears steal show on Planet Earth II, upstaging Strictly's Ed Balls

The second episode of Planet Earth II left viewers amazed and delighted by the beauty of our world.<p>It also made them laugh - as the stars of the show were dancing grizzly bears, which could give Strictly's Ed Balls a run for his money.<p>The new BBC documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, aired …

Ed Balls

Teddy the cockapoo ‘went berserk’ after machine started with five-year-old Riley Gedge-Duffy stuck inside in Co Down<p>A family dog has been hailed as a hero for helping to save a young boy trapped in a tumble dryer.<p>Teddy the cockapoo raised the alarm after the machine started with five-year-old Riley …

Northern Ireland

Doctor's Diary: Treating chronic pain without a cause

Pain is a great gift of nature, eliciting so rapid a protective response that there is no time for it to pass through our consciousness before pulling the hand away from the stove and thrusting it under an anaesthetising jet of cold water.<p>Even when the threat is less immediate, the pain fibres …

Pain

11 Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life

It’s true: Certain foods can put you in the mood for sex by affecting hormones, circulation, and mental stimulation. And you’re about to get very lucky. Because after clicking through these slides, you’ll know exactly what to eat to maintain those optimal levels of randy.

Watch Peanut the Baby Panda Take Her First Adorably Clumsy Steps

Four-month-old Peanut the panda is bringing joy to many today.<p>The 15-lb. fur ball, born in captivity at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park to 20-year-old …

What Trump Will Mean for the Economy

A daily digest of opinions and analysis from Bloomberg View.<p><b>Deciphering Trumponomics, Chapter One</b><p>What can Americans expect from Donald Trump’s economic policies? Tyler Cowen predicts tax cuts, infrastructure spending and a lot of free-lunch thinking, while Justin Fox considers what Trump-style …

Americans Are Getting Bigger Paychecks

By one measure, incomes have surpassed their pre-recession peak. The poor have gained the most.<p>Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered some good news. Finally, after years of what seemed like a sluggish and uncertain recovery, American incomes were rising strongly again. Median …

17 Cheesecake Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Sure, we get excited over moist and melty skillet cookies and grab ‘n’ go hand pies. We’re also known to bite our bottom lips in that <i>guilty pleasure</i> sort of way whenever we see slices of hot and heavy pound cakes through cafe windows. We’re all human, and we all lose the battle against the ol’ …

Dessert

Opinion: Dear anti-Trump protesters, this temper tantrum is truly embarrassing

Thousands of angry and presumably unemployed people across the country have taken to the streets. They’re marching, as you’ve probably heard, in protest of Donald Trump’s victory. Nobody is quite sure what’s accomplished by protesting the legitimate result of a free and fair election — least of all …

12 things successful married couples do with their money

While there's no magic formula for a successful marriage, there <i>are</i> steps any couple can take to increase their chances of a long and happy life together, starting with their finances.<p>Business Insider spoke with multiple financial experts about what successful married couples do with their money. …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

If You Do This Before Bed, Your Sleep Will Seriously Suffer

How glued are you to the main screen in your life? <i>Very</i>, if you’re like most of us; survey data suggests that Americans collectively check their …

The Right Way to Take Melatonin Supplements For Sleep

Jet lag always seems to get the best of me when I travel. I’ve tried prescription sleeping pills, well-timed cups of coffee, and even gradually …

4-year-old boy hospitalized after taking too many supplements

If you’ve ever been wary of popping too many supplements, this story may confirm your concerns: A new report published in the BMJ documents the case of a four-year-old boy who became severely ill after taking a slew of alternative medicines prescribed by a naturopath.<p>His parents brought him to …

The mysterious curse that's making tourists post rocks to Hawaii

You can imagine the conversation at the post office, can’t you. Counter clerk: “Are the contents of this package valuable? Would you like to insure them?” Customer: “No. It’s just some rocks.” Counter clerk: “Right. Okay then.”<p>Weird, yes, but exchanges like this are more common than you might …

Airlines must refund bag fee if your luggage is delayed, Obama administration says

If an airline delays returning your luggage after a flight, you will get a refund for your bag fee, under a new set of consumer-protection rules the Obama administration plans to adopt.<p>Among other changes, the administration is calling on airlines to more accurately report on-time arrival rates, …

Flying

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day To Keep Your Back Healthy & Pain-Free

Having worked as a physical therapist in a sports medicine clinic for years, I've successfully treated many athletes dealing with back pain. And as a …

10 Next-Level Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes

Perhaps you've heard that it's pumpkin season. Yeah, so have we. But for a moment, let's forget about pumpkin-spice mania and focus on the mashup …

Dessert

8 Reasons You Should Start Eating Lemons

While lemons might taste like licking a 9-volt only more drawn out, but they actually have a lot of good things about them too. Here are a few to …

How to fall asleep in under a minute

Easy as 1-2-3!<p>It is impossible to get 6-8 hours of continuous sleep with a full day of work, some semblance of a social life and some downtime with …

Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed

Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently …

To Nap Or Not To Nap: What You Should Know About Daytime Snoozing

To nap or not to nap: that is the question for those with daytime grogginess. When nighttime sleep is restless, the urge to nod off can be irresistible–at work or anywhere else.<p>Whether you’re an overt napper or just finally give in, you’ve probably wondered how long a nap is too long and whether …

Apple Caramel Cake

Whole <i>apples, caramelized sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, raisins</i>… this is a dream of a cake!<p>I was 19 years old the first and until recently only time I ate …