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Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Renowned biologist E O Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?<p>As of today, the only place in the universe where we are certain life exists is on our little home, the third planet from the sun. But also as of …

14 Things Everyone Struggles With in a New Relationship

No. 8 is so hard but so necessary.<p>Dating someone new is great and fun because it's a chance to remind yourself that there are actually good people in this world who are capable of love. But readjusting to a new relationship — and the new life schedule and boundaries that come with it — can be …

Relationships

Claire

Photography

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Psychology

The anxiety survival guide: How to conquer your worries

What makes you anxious? Ask and you’ll get a million different answers (believe me, I did). They ranged from feeling overloaded or constantly on-call to health worries, tax bills or even just answering the phone.<p>Ask how anxiety feels and the answers may range from ‘sick and jittery’ to ‘having a …

Thich Nhat Hanh

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

Creativity

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.<p>He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked …

Self-improvement

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

What It's Really Like To Watch Porn With Your Partner

"When I'm watching it with my partner I never make it through the whole video because we get distracted by each other."<p>Porn can be a difficult topic for a lot of couples to talk about. If you watch porn while you're in a relationship, does it mean you're sexually dissatisfied with your partner? …

Sexuality

How You Shop Online Changes The Prices You See

Your purchase history and whether you use a mobile or desktop browser all can factor in large fluctuations in how much you pay.<p>Our experience on the web today is so personalized–our Google search results and Facebook News Feeds, our Amazon and Netflix suggestions. So it makes sense that online …

Darkest NASA Secret Revealed: How to Poop In Space Tutorial

Here's an exclusive video from NASA, which reveals the darkest secret of the space program, one that involves docking and alignment: How do you poop …

Portrait of a Paris victim: 'A magnetic softness' | Paris Attacks

When the Eagles of Death Metal played to a packed audience at the Bataclan on Friday November 13, Matthieu Giroud was probably at the back.<p>The 38-year-old up-and-coming academic was known for keeping a low profile. Though credited with a talent and charisma that might have made him the frontman of …

Magnetism

Why the national encryption policy draft had to be withdrawn

<b>New Delhi</b>:As an Internet user, do you create a separate document with all the login details and passwords for your online accounts? Perhaps not, …

Privacy

NASA designed app aims to shorten commercial flight times

It seems as though NASA's focus as of late has been solely geared towards Mars and the efforts to get there. However the space agency recently made an announcement that hits a little closer to home. NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel …

10 Signs That You're Dating An Emotional Psychopath

While everyone can relate to a bad dating experience, not everyone understands what it’s like to date someone who is emotionally unstable and …

Relationships

The Art Of Touch

How to touch a women, or more commonly known kino is one of the milestones in any gamer’s career. Mostly what I have been talking about in this blog …

Relationships

Hunting down witches in northeast India | India

<b>Guwahati, India -</b> Laila Orang, 24, stands timidly in the small veranda of his mud house, tensing up at each mention of his mother. He hasn't talked or slept much because he's worried some night they'll come banging at his door again - and kill him too.<p>Laila left home as usual on July 20, bidding …

India

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

Yazidis

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes weird rock on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by Curiosity's rock-zapping ChemCam laser and another instrument revealed that the target, a chunk of bedrock dubbed Elk, contains high levels of silica …

Amazing

India’s skin-whitening creams highlight a complex over darker complexions

Products target darker-skinned consumers in a society where marriage websites and some Bollywood stars help to promote the idea that lighter means better<p>She is sitting in Coffee Day, a favourite spot for Mumbai high school students. “You OK, Nina?”, her friends ask as they arrive. They sit down …

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

Canary Islands

How a Hashtag Turned a Horse-Training Teen Into a Model

<b>Lameka Fox</b> arrives to the Vogue.com offices giddy and glowing, giggling when she admits that she’s a little starstruck: "I saw <b>Karlie Kloss</b> on the way up here and I died a little bit on the inside.” Only thing is, Fox had better get used to it: She is newly repped by the same agency as the …

Marc Jacobs

Why do stampedes happen?

<b>New Delhi:</b> At least 29 people were killed in a stampede during a religious bathing festival at Godavari Pushkaram in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The …

13 Gaurav Gupta dresses Bollywood loves

After the likes of Anamika Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Pankaj & Nidhi, couturier Gaurav Gupta has been confirmed as the grand finale designer for …

Child marriage in India finally meets its match as young brides turn to courts

Almost half of Indian girls marry before they turn 18, even though it is illegal. Now, women’s rights activists are helping them fight back<p>Santa Devi Meghwal was married off when she was 11 months old. She knew that, on turning 16, she would move in with her husband and his parents.<p>The reality hit …