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Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far



How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

Your Genes Might Affect Your Credit Score

Your credit score isn't controlled by any one cause, but your genes may be a key factor.<p>There is the standard list of factors that influence your …




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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …


Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is “keep the memory alive”, and today we want to remember Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank, who started her diary Diary of a Young Girl at the age of just 13, while hiding from the German occupation of Amsterdam during the second world war. …


14 Things You Must Have In Your Home For The Holidays

Everyone has their traditions, but the holidays aren't complete without these designer must-haves.<p><b>1. Fresh Greenery and Flowers.</b> Garland, firs, branches, mistletoe, seasonal flowers—it adds life to your home. "I always have lots of Potted White Amaryllis and Paper Whites at the beginning of the …

What's the Best Way to Tie a Scarf? | Men's Health

1. Fold the scarf in half the long way and then wrap the halved scarf around the back of your neck with the loose ends with one hand and the looped end with the other.<p>2. Take the two free ends and slip them through the looped side.<p>3. Pull the ends through the loop and adjust the “knot” to be as …

10 Enduring Fashion Myths You Have to Stop Believing

Toss out those giant waist-cinching belts—that's not the way to accentuate your curves.<p><b>1. MYTH: Certain clothes only look good if you are tall and skinny.<br>REALITY:</b> If something doesn't look good on you, 99 times out of 100 it's because the fit is off or because the style simply doesn't suit you. …