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Don’t dread old age. I’m 94, and I won’t spend my last years in fear of the Tories | Harry Leslie Smith

I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only way to beat the tyranny of austerity is through defiance. As long as you can love, there’s a purpose to life<p>I have lived a very long time. Tomorrow, it will be exactly 94 years ago that a midwife with a love of harsh gin and rolled cigarettes …

When you press these points on the body, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done this before! Here’s why!

Nearly 76.2 million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain can be …

Pain

Why Every Man Should Do His Genealogy | The Art of Manliness

Up until the 20th century, a man’s roots — his ancestry — formed an important part of his identity. Noble families in ancient Rome displayed wax …

Genealogy

Suffering in silence: The ignored plight of sharks

Imagine a world where it is legal for an individual to catch and kill ten dolphins per day. Now apply that to sharks. How would it differ? Well, the …

20 Facts About Sharks

Sharks are easily one of the most interesting and talked about animals in the world. Most people tend to fear them due to their monstrous appearance, …

White Shark

Injured Australian surfer, 65, unfazed by 'great white shark' attack and says he's 'living the dream'

A 65-year-old surfer suffered foot and arm injuries when he was attacked by a suspected great white shark off Australia's east coast on Thursday.<p>Colin Rowland was helped ashore by a fellow surfer after the attack around 9am just off Booti Booti, about 180 miles north of Sydney.<p>He was then airlifted …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

10 Ways to Live Alone But Happier Ever - OLBlog

The first step to being happy alone is to accept and embrace the fact that you’re alone. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. Whether …

The narcissism of Donald Trump's candidacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's statement in the final Presidential debate that he would leave the nation in suspense over whether he would accept the election result is merely the most recent example of the narcissism that has marked his candidacy. But while some might be tempted to dismiss such remarks as …

How I learned to cope with chronic pain

Having tried everything to overcome the persistent after-effects of dengue fever I eventually had to reframe my attitude and learn to accept what I couldn’t change<p>In 2013, I contracted a virus that I thought was the flu. It ended up being dengue, sometimes referred to as “breakbone fever”. The …

If you're an introvert, you should consider these careers

Good news, introverts: It turns out you don’t actually need to talk to people to succeed in life.<p>There are lots of jobs out there that require …

The Legacy of Distorted Love

It is common to ask why, to wonder what could have been done to prevent it. Being available to listen to those who are suffering may be the best …

Narcissism

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

14 Unique Symptoms Of A Spiritual Awakening

by Andrea Schulman,<i><br>Guest writer, In5D.com</i><p><i>Have you experienced any symptoms of a spiritual awakening? Chances are, if you are reading this article,</i> …

Donald Trump, narcissism and diagnosis as political sport

The consensus as to Donald Trump's psychiatric issues is nearly unanimous. "Textbook narcissistic personality disorder," according to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, quoted in Vanity Fair. He is just one of many who have reached the same conclusion. Noting his motor mouth, chronic inability to …

400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate animal

Shark, which would have reached sexual maturity at around 150 years, sets new record for longevity as biologists finally develop method to determine age<p>She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw …

White Shark

From Jaws to The Shallows: how Hollywood demonises sharks

Close your eyes, sink your brain into the blue of an imaginary ocean, and picture a shark.<p>Did you envisage a school of sociable, tawny-hued lemon sharks, moving together across sandy shallows? A pocket-sized dwarf lanternshark, beaming light from its belly via specially-adapted cells (both …

Researchers built a power saw with sharks' teeth for blades, for science

Recently, a group of US researchers glued shark teeth to power saws, creating a terrifying tool that could find a home in just about any horror movie. But this wasn’t another veiled attempt to top Steven Spielberg’s <i>Jaws,</i> just scientists trying to understand how sharks catch and devour their prey; …

Zoology

Neurotoxins in Shark Fins and Meat Linked to ALS, Other Diseases

Read about researchers who found high concentrations of toxins associated with neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS, in the fins and muscles of …

Sharks smarter than we think, have great awareness of surroundings, experts say

Sharks are smarter and more complex than we think and have an impressive awareness of their surroundings, experts say.<p>More than 250 of the country's …

I'M JUST A SHARK

Extinct 12-Foot-Long Shark Is Related to Ginormous Megalodon

About 20 million years ago, a car-size shark swam along the ancient coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hunting for medium-size fish with …

Researchers tracking nearly 750kg great white shark lurking off U.S. east coast

Researchers are gonna need a bigger boat as they track a nearly 750-kilogram great white shark off the U.S. east coast.<p><i>The Virginian-Pilot</i> reports …

How & Why Consuming Shark Fins & Meat Can Put both Humans and Sharks at Risk

Changing Planet<p>I have previously blogged about the how the demand for shark fin soup poses a large threat to shark populations. However, newly published research has found high concentrations of toxins linked to human neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks.<p>In the …

The 10 Elements of Celtic Healing

Elements of Celtic HealingFirst and foremost, the Celts were and are a remarkable, inventive and long-enduring people, versed in rituals and …

Spirituality

The Important Difference Between Normal Arrogance and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In the video “Selfish Jerks“, vlogger Lee LeFever of Common Craft offered an insightfully succinct animated explanation about the difference between …

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

WATCH: Medieval Icelandic hymn resounds in German train station

The singing group, one with a beer in hand, just couldn't help themselves<p>Imagine hearing the voices of what sounds like an angelic choir the next …

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