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Tihar Festival Celebrates Dogs in Nepal: Pictures

Dog Training

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>Last year, a similar amendment by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to protect state-legal industrial hemp programs passed 237-170. This year, it passed 289-142, just on the cusp of a veto-proof majority, a threshold that sponsors are always shooting for …

Cannabis

You Are God: The True Teachings Of Jesus | The Galactic Free Press

Source: www.wakingtimes.com | Original Post Date: November 14, 2014 –<p><b>In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up</b> …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Live Below the Line with Chef Gabe Kennedy's Three Recipes

In many cities, it's almost too easy to pay $8+ on specialty coffee and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich in a blink of an eye—before even starting the work day. Placing the spotlight on these daily, offhand choices is the global Live Below the Line campaign, which challenges participants to eat and …

Recipes

How To Build A Brand In 5 Days

After Hillary Clinton’s logo broke the Internet, Moving Brands considered a new, logo-less approach in a five-day design sprint.<p>When Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidential election, the Internet freaked out–mostly over her campaign logo. Rumored to be designed by Pentagram’s …

Graphic Design

Playing with Perspective in Paris: New Optical Illusion Art

Two-dimensional shapes seem to hover weightlessly in space like a projection, but step slightly to your right or left and the whole image falls …

Currently Coveting: Ikea’s New Wicker Collection for Summer

After a successful bonding trip to Ikea last week, my friend Stephanie and I were putting our loot on the checkout belt when she happened to glance …

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

Secrets of the Sun: Artist Peter Erskine Transforms Interior Spaces with Laser-Cut Prism Installations | Colossal

<p>In the late 1980s American artist Peter Erskine began to incorporate sunlight into his artistic practice through the use of strategically placed …

Art

The eeriness of the English countryside

Writers and artists have long been fascinated by the idea of an English eerie – ‘the skull beneath the skin of the countryside’. But for a new generation this has nothing to do with hokey supernaturalism – it’s a cultural and political response to contemporary crises and fears<p>Ninety years ago this …

Why Are So Many People Snobby About Fantasy Fiction?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Kazuo …

The Truth

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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

Time Management

Entheogenic Education: Psychedelics as Tools of Wonder and Awe

<i>Photo credit: ImaginaryFoundation.com</i><p>“Is it too much to hope that a system of education may some day be devised, which shall give results, in terms …

University of British Columbia

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 …

What scares the new atheists | John Gray

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …

Atheism

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Tour Life With The Beatles and The Rolling Stones (Photos)

Icons<p>After 50 years in a private collection, new photos of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on tour in the ‘60s are being put up for sale. They are …

Ethereal Black and White Watercolor Paintings by Elicia Edijanto

Elicia Edijanto is an Indonesian artist currently living in Jakarta. In an ongoing series, the painter and graphic designer captures the unique …

Bill & Melinda Gates: Our bet for 2030

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet.<p>We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help billions of people improve their lives. The progress we've seen so far is so exciting that we are doubling down on the bet we …

Financial Services

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

The Most Important Trial in America

The federal government’s case against the proprietor of a ‘darknet’ website could forever alter how we all use the Internet.<p>One of the potentially …

Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry: Low Calorie and Super Yummy

This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. <b>Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice …

How do writers choose pen names?

Reblogged from The Guardian, UK<p>Wednesday 7 December 2011<p>I was perfectly happy with the name I’d had for 40 years. Unfortunately, my publisher had …

30 street artists that are blowing people’s minds around the world

During the last few decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of talented artists making an impression in the street-art community. …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

Drawings by Louise Despont

Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that …

Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity – Karen Emslie

It is 4.18am. In the fireplace, where logs burned, there are now orange lumps that will soon be ash. Orion the Hunter is above the hill. Taurus, a …