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Undercats: cats and owners in purr-fect unison – in pictures

Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani, 28, has spliced the furry features of pet pussies with the head and shoulders of their owners. In a series called 'Undercats', Magnani shot the owners and their respective pets in the same portrait style. For this project he travelled for a week around …

Top 10 Most Famous Portrait Photographers In The World

Travel portrait photography is not just about making a portrait, it is about capturing a moment, an emotion. And for this to happen, one must …

Striking Portraits Capture Africa’s Final Generation of Scarification

For <i>Hââbré, The Last Generation</i>, Ivory Coast, Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali captures some of the final faces marked by scarification, the …

Yousuf Karsh's Masterful Portraits From Churchill to Hepburn

Winston Churchill, 1941.<br>© Yousuf Karsh<p>1 of 15<p>The wet cigar dangling from Winston Churchill’s frowning mouth is not the kind of thing a stranger would …

fatwar

Fact or fiction<p>It is startling how often widespread popular belief turns out to be, not only wrong, but surprisingly, the complete opposite of what …

Reversing Diabetes, Healing matters

<b>Introduction</b><p>What's new<p>This compartmentalization has obscured both the cause of this disease and the incredible scope of the epidemic that it …

Castor Oil: Maguta ma Mbariki

Castor oil seeds before drying<p>Castor oil seeds still in their husks<p>Two varieties of castor oil seeds – mbariki<p>The Mwariki tree, <i>Ricinus communis,</i> is …

Apes

Freemasonry Is The religion Of Plato, The Religion Of Love

Have you ever heard the statement that Freemasonry is the religion of Plato, the religion of love? Well, I have, and have read it several times in …

Gikuyu Nyumba as a healing instrument

Facing Mt. Kenya cover<p>Jomo Kenyatta was the grandson of a Gikuyu man of medicine and his work “<i>Facing Mt. Kenya: The Tribal Life of the Gikuyu</i>” is an …

The journey from boy to man: A lesson from the Sioux

"The Indian, in his simple philosophy, was careful to avoid a centralized population, wherein lies civilization's devil. He would not be forced to …

Why Are Little Kids in Japan So Independent?

In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, …

Criminology

Antibacterial soap no more effective than plain soap at reducing bacterial contamination

Scientists in Korea have discovered that using antibacterial soap when hand-washing is no more effective than using plain soap, according to a paper …

Extensive Heroin Use in US. The Real Afghanistan Surge is in Opium Production | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Recently I worked in another Maine city and was astonished at the number of patients I encountered who were using heroin. I had never seen anything</i> …

Gikuyu Nyumba – Sacred Geometry

The Gikuyu woman’s house, <i>Nyumba</i>, was the centre of the family traditions and ceremonies just as the Fig tree, <i>Mugumo</i> tree was the centre of tribal …

Spirituality

Glyphosate is spreading like a cancer across the U.S.

American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey data. <b>That amounts to nearly a</b> …

Be careful, your love of science is awfully religious

Scientific beliefs are destined to supersede and replace primitive religious views, once argued 19th-century French philosopher Auguste Comte. His …

Good Medicine: Do as much nothing as possible

''The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible''<p>~ Samuel Shem, <i>The House of God</i><p>Medicine is undergoing an existential crisis …

Can cities kick ads? Inside the global movement to ban urban billboards

Something seemed strange. Staring out of a hotel window in São Paulo, my eye was caught by an oversized digital display crowning the top of an undersized skyscraper. Steadily flashing the time, then the temperature, the display was incongruous in a way that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.<p>It was …

Coca Cola funds non-profit organization to spread obesity disinformation

Coca-Cola has pumped millions of dollars into the founding of a new nonprofit that claims there is "strong evidence" that lack of exercise is mostly …

Sandra Lee of Food Network hospitalized for double-mastectomy complications

Sandra Lee of Food Network fame has been hospitalized for complications of a double mastectomy she underwent in May.<p>The problem: a buildup of fluids, according to the New York Daily News. "[T]he plan is to monitor her for a couple of days," a source told the outlet. She was admitted around 9:30 …

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Here's why you won’t miss it.<p><i>This article was written by Jordan Davidson and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You've decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren't hitting your weight-loss goals or couldn't stomach that long list of ingredients anymore. Or perhaps you heard one too …

How “cleanliness in the home” was sold to the Kikuyu

Baby, Bath and Broom from The Book of Civilization, 1935<p>Utheru thiini wa mucii or ‘Cleanliness in the Home’ was a popular colonial teaching book in …

Healing cancer with organic foods

A major revolution in the western healthcare, pharmaceutical and cancer industries is occurring and the movement is reaching the critical mass point.</b> …

The truth about poo: We're doing it wrong

<i>Who knew sitting on the toilet was bad for you? In her best-selling book</i> Charming Bowels, <i>microbiologist Giulia Enders explains how to go to the …

Let the kids learn through play

Twenty years ago, kids in preschool, kindergarten and even first and second grade spent much of their time playing: building with blocks, drawing or …

Ucuru – Gikuyu Fermented Porridge.

Gikuyu woman cooking ucuru: Source – Kago 1958<p>Gĩkũyũ traditional porridge or gruel, <i>ũcũrũ</i>, was the main pillar for maintaining the healthy life of the …

Breakfast

City Living in a Single Room

Kamaru’s music of the 60s offers many snapshots of the life and times of first generation urbanites settling in Nairobi. Many of his songs of that …

Three Women, Three Regions – Gaki, Metumi, Kabete

We hereby present three fine antique photographs of Kikuyu women from the three traditional regions of Kikuyuland, Gaki – Nyeri, Metumi – Murang’a, …

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