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I Am a Heroin Addict: Purdue Pharma and the Heroin Epidemic

It was near sunrise as I drove my new 190D Mercedes Benz across the New Hampshire border into Massachusetts. The pain in my lower stomach was unbearable. I squeezed my sphincter muscles tight so I wouldn't crap myself. I had to hold on until the white lady, heroin, hit my heart.<p>I was dope sick and …

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

<i>Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade. She shared with me over Skype</i> …

The Republican party is tearing itself apart

Just a few days ago, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to accuse Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, provoking a public dressing-down from top GOP senators.<p>A second tea party-backed senator, Mike Lee of Utah, had to dispense mea culpas to McConnell and others after an …

10 key collections from Paris menswear fashion week - in pictures

Menswear fashion editor Helen Seamons rounds up the key collections from Paris menswear spring/summer 2015/16 fashion week – from souvenir jackets at Valentino and Louis Vuitton to a hybrid print mash-up with Paradise Garage influences at Sacai and a confetti storm at Saint Laurent

Fashion Week

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict | Inc.com

Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of conflict has a massive impact on your success.<p>How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and …

Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

I used to feel nervous when I spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above me in the hierarchy at work.<p>One day, I admitted, “Boy, I …

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Street style tip of the day: Kimono jacket

To find out all the details about this outfit on A Piece of Toast, click here! <i><br>52 Weeks of Chic highlights the very best of street style every day</i> …

8 Things 'Inside Out' Teaches Viewers About Emotions, Memory and the Mind

How many basic emotions really exist? Can memories or personality islands ever disappear? What should be in a sequel? THR highlights the basic …

How an obscure luxury brand sold 10 times the merchandise in only 2 years

Moschino's sales are exploding.<p>The success is largely attributable to Jeremy Scott, who was named creative director in 2013.<p>Michelle Stein, Moschino's holding company Aeffe's US president, spoke to The New York Times about Scott's influence.<p>Stein told the Times that having Scott at the helm of the …

20 Traits Happy People Have In Common

Dresses on washing lines pay tribute to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

Alketa Xhafa-Mripa’s art installation in football stadium addresses silence surrounding wartime rape, putting a new spin on ‘airing dirty laundry’<p>A conceptual artist is transforming a football pitch in Kosovo into a giant art installation, with thousands of dresses hung on washing lines in a …

Human Rights

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Summer

Summer means barbecues, patriotic celebrations, and idle hours spent lounging in the sun. Is your backyard ready? Spruce up to your outdoor space with these lighting ideas, table settings, and decorative touches big and small. Trust us, they are all Good Things.<p>Start with these Asian-inspired …

Photographer follows his bride to the altar in stunning wedding photos

Another amazing journey. More amazing pictures to celebrate it.<p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his longtime girlfriend Natalia Zakharova rose …

Weddings

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence

When Man Haron Monis, self-styled Islamic cleric, took 18 hostages in the Lindt cafe in Sydney, he declared himself to be a jihadist on behalf of Islamic State. Reports of the siege immediately went global. But, in fact, Monis had no connection to the group; he had brought the wrong flag to his own …

Human Rights

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

eCommerce

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

Oprah Winfrey: one of the world's best neoliberal capitalist thinkers

In Oprah Winfrey lore, one particular story is repeated over and over. When Oprah was 17, she won the Miss Fire Prevention Contest in Nashville, Tennessee. Until that year every winner had had a mane of red hair, but Oprah would prove to be a game changer.<p>The contest was the first of many successes …

Oprah Winfrey

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England

Floating Around The House – How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

As far as this subject goes, <b>floating staircases</b> are probably the <b>most popular</b> and common feature that comes to mind but there are actually others even …

Interior Design

A Black Flamingo Spotted In Cyprus May Be The Only One Of Its Kind Ever Seen

The unique bird was seen in the Mediterranean island nation among a group of other flamingos.<p>Experts think there may have only been one other sighting of a black flamingo. That sighting was in Israel in 2014.<p>They say that this new sighting may be of the same bird that was seen in Israel, Reuters …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …