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Tories under pressure over use of UK troops to sell arms to Gulf states

Labour says government is trying to avoid scrutiny of arms sales after portions of FoI request are redacted<p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is facing calls to reveal details of its use of British troops to sell arms after it prevented the publication of the names of countries that sent …

Human Rights

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

10 Awesome Books to Read on Your Travels

It's no secret that window seats on airplanes are usually a hot commodity. But even if you're lucky enough to score a seat with a view, how many …

Inside the brains of psychopaths

A team of scientists recently packed a mobile MRI scanner on the back of a tractor trailer and hauled it into a medium security prison with the goal …

Neurology

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of fiber.<p>Just a half cup of peas …

Healthy Eating

Two new flat pedals from OneUp Components - MBR

Thin aluminium and thicker plastic.<p>Two new pedals from OneUp. One is a 12mm-thin aluminium flat pedal and the other is a 18mm-thick composite plastic …

Cycling

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Exercise

Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? Because it’s so easy to …

Cooking

Everything You Need to Know About ISO (VIDEO)

Vincent Ledvina is an independent filmmaker specializing in animation, and he combines these skills to release short monthly videos on basic …

Shutter Speed

The Medical Costs of Bike Accidents Are Soaring

We all know that riding a bike is good for your health — unless, of course, you crash. And unfortunately, not only are more riders wrecking, the …

Health Care

These Workweek Meal Ideas Make Lunch Hour a Cinch (and Are Way Healthier)

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner is what brings people together, where does that leave lunch? Research has proven that …

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Whales are the largest animals on Earth. Now we know why they got so big

You have the privilege of sharing the planet with the largest animal that ever lived on Earth.<p>The great blue whale, which can be found in every ocean around the globe, is bigger than any dinosaur you've seen in a museum.<p>It can weigh as much as 24 elephants and grow longer than two school buses.<p>Its …

These arresting photographs by the young Stanley Kubrick show why he became a great director

From office lingerie models to Chicago street scenes, his camera caught it<p>The best filmmakers are often photographers. But not every snap shooter can …

Photography

The Ten Commandments of Retouching

There are some things in life that are universal rules we should all follow—things like not cheating on your wife, not killing anyone, and not …

Tutorials

It's official: cycling is good for your sex life

Two new studies published by the American Urological Association investigate the link between cycling and both sexual health and urinary fuction... …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Empathy

A Narcissist at Work Can Kill Your Confidence. Here Are 8 Ways to Save Your Career | Inc.com

Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic narcissists, abusers, and other aggressive people use to control others. It's devastating in that, slowly, it makes you doubt your ability to think and judge for yourself, stealing away your confidence. That low self-esteem directly affects your career, making …

Self-help

Anonymous warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3

The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US …

North Korea

SF Cyclists Protect Riders With a Human Bike Lane

Advocates join hands and risk lives to make a statement about lacking bike safety infrastructure in San Francisco<p>The best ways to make drivers notice cyclists tend to be unconventional, and this human bike lane might be the most creative (and brave) one we’ve seen.<p>For one day last week, volunteers …

Bike Lanes

7 Cheap Photo Hacks Using Common Household Items That Will Improve Your Photography (VIDEO)

All photographers love quick tips to help them improve their images and protect their gear. And if that advice involves using inexpensive household …

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

Trump's already making his mark on climate

His policies mean the U.S. could release billions more tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in the coming decades compared with what Barack Obama envisioned.<p>President Donald Trump's aggressive rollback of the Obama administration's climate policies is already changing the trajectory of the …

Fossil Fuels

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

Raw Images? How about a Raw Camera!

With the popular rise of Buzzfeed’s Tasty, Goodful, and Nifty videos on social media, we’ve gone from becoming just consumers to DIY enthusiasts. The …

3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure …

Self-improvement

TPE17: Topeak gets into bikepacking, tents; then Tri’s out for Ninja Warrior

Topeak is riding deeper into the bike packing scene with a collection of new frame bags and an updated bike-as-tentpole shelter system. They’re also …

Photographing Berlin for 24 hours straight

One photo every hour, for 24 hours. Sound crazy? Carl Nasman decided to give it a try in Berlin to document the city's quirks.<p>I've lived in Berlin …

Germany

Depression could be linked to single gene, say Dutch scientists

A gene has been linked to depression in a study which researchers hope will shed light on the little-understood condition.<p>To investigate the mental …

New lightweight electric bike is ready for urban commutes

Don’t sacrifice style for function<p>Electric bikes aren’t exactly glamorous. Many of them have stubby frames and small wheels that may work great for commuting, but lack the style of white-walled beach cruisers or other townie bikes.<p>Seattle-based Propella set out to defy those stereotypes. Their new …