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Men are attracted to nonconformist women: The science that explains the “manic pixie dream girl” cliché

New research refutes one of our oldest (and dopiest) stereotypes about what men find attractive in the opposite sex<p>Matthew Hutson<p>October 13, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Men are often advised to stand out from the crowd to attract women—there can be …

Psychology

Tend to Your Garden and It Will Tend to You

Tend to your garden, and in turn, it will tend to you.<p>The taste of the tomatoes from my mother's garden burns bright in my memory, and in each tomato I enjoy today. In Detroit, the start of our growing season was marked by a visit to Eastern Market. We selected plants and conferred with the farmers …

Columbia University

It’s back to the Seventies all over again... for our home decor, at least

Bold colours, prints and houseplants all enjoy a sales surge as retro fever grips the nation’s interiors<p>Middle-class home owners are abandoning neutral colour palettes in favour of more adventurous interior design, according to the latest shopping report from John Lewis.<p>Gone are the days of …

Great books that publishers rejected – quiz

Man Booker winner Marlon James says he was turned down 78 times before getting published, and his long search for recognition is not unique. Find out how much you know about the history of literary rebuffs with our quiz on the great rejected books<p>1. Whose novel was rejected as “Overwhelmingly …

This tree-covered Italian skyscraper gives new meaning to 'green architecture'

The 256-foot and 344-foot towers are covered head to toe in more than 700 trees and 90 species of plants, an achievement that was ingenious enough to land Bosco Verticale second place in this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>During the winter, sunlight can easily pass through the bare plant life and …

Skyscrapers

Our top 20 UK street food dishes of 2015

This post started out as top 10 but in the end it was a struggle to stop at 20 Over the last few years, we’ve spent a worrying amount of time …

England

How JK Rowling was revealed as the true author behind the Robert Galbraith novels

How long JK Rowling wanted to keep her crime writer pseudonym a secret, we will never know. The Harry Potter author released her first Robert …

Too late: 400 cities in America, including Miami and New Orleans, will likely be submerged by rising sea waters

Scientists have identified 414 towns and cities in the United States that are guaranteed to eventually be underwater, regardless of how much humans decrease their carbon emissions.<p>"Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of …

Climate Change

Bringing apps and technology into board games

Image Credit: Vizzzual.comIn the last decade the board gaming hobby has made a triumphant resurgence into many people’s lives. Gone are the days …

Apps

Nine Essential Items for Fall Camping [Sponsored] – Feature

With the hottest days of summer behind us, we’ve reached one of the best times of year to camp. But what to bring? Well, the best part about car camping is there’s plenty of space to pack some comforts of home—though don’t go overboard and bring the La-Z-Boy. Then again, you don’t want to forget …

NASA shows off new 4K views of Jupiter

The first in an new series of Hubble planetary portraits<p>New images of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal details never seen before, including a newly identifiable filament in the "Great Red Spot" — a hurricane bigger than the size of three Earths that has raged for hundreds of …

Astronomy

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast | LiveShareTravel - Liberating luxury for the smart travellerLike moths to a …

Andalusia

Our House In the Middle of the Street

If you have ever visited Salt Lake City or other cities settled by Mormons, you might have noticed unusually wide streets. The reason is that their …

Urban Design

How The Decline Of Cars Is Changing Cities For The Better

Dense downtowns, public transit and walkable streets attract young residents and have economic, environmental and health benefits.<p>Cars have ruled American cities for decades, with planners working to simplify driving and parking by routing freeways through downtowns, widening streets and adding …