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This Is Where Women Are Seeking Peace In The World's Most Violent Country

El Salvador's former first lady has founded six miniature cities spread throughout the country as a place where women can learn, grow, and escape from the death that looms outside. BuzzFeed News' Karla Zabludovsky reports from Usulután, El Salvador.<p>USULUTÁN, El Salvador — The threat came from …

6 buildings that were designed to save humanity from itself

To this day, the human cost of the disaster is still unknown, with estimates that in their lifetimes, anywhere between 4,000 and 200,000 people will be affected by cancers attributable to the incident. Along with the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of 2011 , the Chernobyl Disaster is one of only two …

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Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings of Women in Sheets Celebrate the Beauty of the Female Form

Artist Serge Marshennikov‘s delicate oil portraits honour the inherent beauty of the female form. Combining hyperrealistic methods with a flair for accurately conveying the beauty of the women he paints, Marshennikov has made a name for himself in the art world. Recognized as an accomplished …

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Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

In Hokkaido, the Ultimate Japanese Snow Country

If all you know of Japan's countryside is what you see outside your bullet-train windows on runs between Osaka and Tokyo—a picturesque banality …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Luxurious Three-Level Home Exhibiting a Complex Modern Architecture: Amwaj Villa

When reaching out to <b>Moriq Architecture</b>, the owners of this site in Bahrain requested a modern home, with a powerful indoor-outdoor connection. <b>Amwaj</b> …

Americans recount French train attack: 'He was ready to fight to the end. So were we.'

"He seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. So were we."<p>Spencer Stone, the U.S. serviceman who was the first American to tackle a gunman aboard a Paris-bound train, spoke to reporters for the first time Sunday and described a fierce struggle that neutralized the attacker but left Stone with …

Airstrikes rain death and injury on Syrian town; at least 82 dead, activists say

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2015/05/03/dnt-walsh-syria-tide-turning-assad.cnn_26435_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Airstrikes from Syrian government forces hit the rebel-held town of Douma on Sunday, killing as many as 82 people and wounding hundreds, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human …

10 Gorgeous European Places You've Never Heard Of

You may think you know Europe's wonders from back to front. But newsflash: you don't. As with any well-trodden destination, the continent boasts a number of tucked-away treasures that would make even the most experienced traveler swoon.<p>The continent brims with uncrowded venues, like the islands of …

European Travel

The 10 Best Small Cities in America

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.<p>See how …

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

If the idea of snow, ice, family arguments and the stress of feeding the 5000 is just too much for another year, then a Christmas getaway to the tropics might be just the ticket. <i>South East Asia</i> is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If …

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Ubisoft Makes Some Welcome Changes to Watch Dogs Multiplayer Scoring

Ubisoft announced today that it has made a few changes to how scoring works in the the multiplayer modes for recently released open-world action game Watch Dogs. The first change, as explained by a Ubisoft developer in a post on the game's forums, has to do with "invasions." Beginning now, the …

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Help Us Curate a News Magazine About Your Favorite World Cup Team

Inside Flipboard / May 15, 2014<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil begins on June 12, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard …

Supercomputers Simulate the Universe in Unprecedented Detail

The amazing supercomputer simulation in the video above takes you through 13 billion years of cosmic history, modeling the violent and dynamic …

NUON Offices Or How To Create An Inspiring Working Place

Amsterdam is certainly one of the cities that have proved potential for architecture and design. We should be aware of the fact that workplace design …

Amsterdam