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Why I Decided to Do a Social Media Fast This Ramadan

It seriously changed my perspective on things.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia.</i><p>As roughly 1.6 billion Muslims around the world began to fast the Holy Month in order to cleanse their bodies and souls, I decided to take my devotion one step further and temporarily quit all social …

Social Media

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

Your All-in-One Guide to the Best Vegan Sources of Protein

With the rise in popularity of ingredients like tempeh and chia seeds, getting your fill of protein on a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, options are pretty limitless and flexible these days, and it’s important to know your options, what each of them offers, and how you can …

5 Expert Tips for Staining a Deck

Water takes a toll on a wood deck’s finish, whether it’s pounding rain or piles of snow. You can tell whether your deck stain is still protecting the …

Home Improvement

D-Day: Here's how the Allies began to reclaim Europe from the Nazis

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and began to reclaim the European mainland.<p>That day, 74 years ago, marked a turning point on the western front and in World War II.<p>The following images give you some idea of what those American, British, and Canadian troops saw when they …

10 famous web designer portfolios everyone should check out

Listing the best web design portfolios is not the same as listing the most famous web designers. Indeed, it’s a funny thing, but the more famous web …

Graphic Design

Street Artist Transforms the Disrepair of a Crumbling Brooklyn Building Into a Magnificent Skull Mural

Brooklyn street artist G Suits of DAE Crew has transformed the existing disrepair of a building near East River Ferry’s Greenpoint Landing into a …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Happiness

18 Recipes for Eating Well (and Feeling Strong!) During Ramadan

Muslims around the world look forward to the month of Ramadan, a time within the holy calendar not only to restrict yourself from food and drink from sunup to sundown, but also to reflect and refocus. For 30 days, we get up before the sunrise for a meal and the first prayer of the day, and fast …

Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

It was night when three British sailors and a 16-year-old canteen assistant boarded a sinking U-boat off the coast of Egypt. A spotlight shone on them from the HMS Petard, the Royal Navy destroyer that had hunted down the German submarine and now slowly circled the vessel. The U-boat's commander …

Privacy

I Swear By Meditation Apps Now—Here Are 9 You Should Try

Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.<p>Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, confirmed that the UK had triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning a …

Great Britain

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Self-help

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These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

Breathtaking Stained-Glass Cabin Looks Ripped from a Fairytale

Neile Cooper’s handcrafted glass abode is made entirely of reclaimed materials and it is stunning.<p>A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from <i>Alice In Wonderland</i>. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a stretch of luscious green …

Treasure Trove of Bronze Age Weapons and Artifacts Discovered in Scotland

Both the Neolithic and Bronze Ages are represented in the huge find.<p>Archaeologists have discovered a "very rare and internationally significant hoard of metalwork" from the Scottish Bronze Age, with highlights including a spearhead decorated with gold and an ancient sword.<p>In Carnoustie, a Scottish …

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves

Native Americans, including noncombatants, who surrendered during King Philip’s War to avoid enslavement were enslaved at nearly the same rate as …

Native Americans

Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan

Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier has shed an iceberg the size of Manhattan, the latest evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.<p>Nasa released photographs showing the block of ice separating from the southwest coast of the continent taken between January 26 and January 31.<p>The sequence, …

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