Melissa Gargas

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Getting inside the mind of a cheater

Monogamy, often compared to being the light at the end of the long and murky tunnel of dating.<p>The result is exclusivity for the remainder of your …

Relationships

LSD ‘microdosing’ is trending in Silicon Valley – but can it make you more creative?

Getting the facts right.<p>LSD is the most well-known psychedelic drug since its popularity in the heyday of 1960s counterculture.<p>But perhaps somewhat …

Wait to cut umbilical cord, experts urge

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/health/2011/09/12/hm-newborn-screenings.cnn_12130039_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, experts have argued over when to clamp and cut a newborn's umbilical cord after birth.<p>Now, more health organizations are beginning to recommend delayed cord clamping. The …

Lady Gaga posts video of how Metallica Grammys performance was supposed to really go

“Born This Way” singer’s act with metal icons at awards show was famously marred by technical issues<p>If at first you do succeed (and fail on live TV) … post video evidence of it done flawlessly.<p>Following a much-discussed, glitch-ridden performance with Metallica at this year’s Grammys, Lady Gaga …

How to Choose a Plant for Every Room in Your House

A little bit of greenery can transform a space—and breathe new life into a room. It’s one of the easiest ways to update your house without having to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

Woodworking

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

One Time or Another: Best 5 Theories of the Fourth Dimension

What is time and why does time flow? Is it just an illusion? Answering these questions is still one of physics’ greatest challenges “Time is what …

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

The Bride in This Game of Thrones Wedding Looks as Badass as the Mother of Dragons

We love seeing fandoms come to life in weddings. So we freaked out a little when The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion teamed up with vendors to create an epic <b>Game of Thrones</b>-inspired shoot in Bend, Oregon. Cosplayer Ty and her real-life fiancé posed as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow at Sparks Lake, …

Weddings

How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You

The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that’s more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in …

Software

MIT's Nightmare Machine Made Its Scariest Image Yet | Insta of the Week

The machine-learning algorithm takes 2016's political horror way too seriously.<p>This week, MIT’s literal Nightmare Machine did the impossible: by applying its self-teaching algorithms to pictures of both presidential nominees, it made this year’s election cycle even scarier than it already is. The …

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Frustration, questions after satellite bringing Africa internet blows up

An Israeli satellite destroyed in Thursday explosion of SpaceX’s rocket was the country’s most ambitious space platform to date, and was slated to …

Sexual Trauma, Rape, PTSD, and Suicide, Part 2

Last week, I shared Part 1 of my interview with Katie Webb, L.C.S.W., Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. …

Spiritual emergency

After decades of practising as a psychotherapist, I am convinced that our treatment of psychosis is thoroughly wrong-headed<i>By James Carpenter</i>Read at …

Top Psychiatrist: Demonic Possession Is Very Real and On the Rise

Although many scientists say demonic possession is a myth, one psychiatrist says it is very real and may be on the rise.<p>Dr. Richard Gallagher is a …

Some Hospitals Resist New Fresh Air Rules For Psychiatric Patients

<i>By Melissa Bailey</i><p>When Matt Robert landed in a locked psychiatric unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a suicide attempt in 2006, he said, staff denied his pleas to get some fresh air.<p>"All I wanted to do was get up, maybe get a little sunlight," he recalled. "I remember saying this, …

Projects Part 3 of 4 – 
Projects and Creativity

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes Art is knowing which ones to keep Scott Adams 1 – Introduction In the two previous parts of this …

When Turkey Plays Nice With Russia And Israel, It Plays With Fire

<b>ISTANBUL</b> —Since Turkey made conciliatory moves towards Russia and Israel last week, critics have pointed to the inconsistencies between what has been …

Happy campers: This season's best tents for your summer trip

(Greg Luck)<p>Lotus Belle 4m Outback<p>Glamping, the portmanteau of “glamour” and “camping,” is a horrible word, but, if the Lotus Belle Outback tent is anything to judge by, the experience itself has all the appeal the word does not. Made from cotton canvas, the structure is designed to combine a bell …

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5 Foil-Pack Recipes to Fire Up on Your Grill

Since the sun started setting closer to 9pm, we’ve been packing our weekends with outdoor activities. There’s just something about being outside that energizes our creativity, and we admit that we are darn lucky having both the mountains and the beach in our backyard. Whether it’s north, east, west …

Recipes

Organize Your Studio Apartment With These 7 Space-Saving Secrets

Let's take a moment and celebrate the studio apartment, shall we? These (relatively) affordable rental options are the perfect solution for those of us on a budget. Plus, if you're<p>lazya multitasker, this could be your ideal living situation -- everything is in the same room!<p>But for all their …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

This may be the best strawberry pie recipe ever

Sometimes dessert doesn't get any better than fresh, summer fruit piled high in a tender pie crust. It's one of the simplest ways to showcase the best the season has to offer.<p>"This time of year, I really like to make things that don't require a lot of oven time. There's so much great fruit around, …

Don't eat this teeny, tiny food – it's made of clay

These are the smallest tapas we've ever seen.<p>India-based artist Shilpa Mitha, known to her Internet fans as Sueño Souvenir, makes her clay meals so …

Sculpture

Online shopping hacks that actually work because we literally buy everything on the internet

Every day at the HelloGiggles office, dozens of packages arrive. We are a group of ladies who love to online shop. I personally can’t remember the …

Jealousy and Love Can't Coexist

On a trip to Scotland, I took a bus from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel, which was the film location at the end of The Da Vinci Code, from Dan Brown's book. Walking up the hill to the chapel, I passed someone's creative effort to make some Da Vinci money - a wheelbarrow of heavily filled white plastic …