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10 Crazy Drugs You Don't Know (And Don't Want To)

At school you’re taught that drugs can do some scary things. These effects can be blown out of proportion, and make it seem like a few tokes at a …

What happens to the unprotected human body in space?

As demonstrated by the ailments that plague ISS astronauts returning to Earth, we're simply not built for space. What would happen to a human fired out of an airlock?<p>It's a recurring horror in sci-fi: the hull is pierced, a human is trapped without equipment in an airlock about to open, a door …

Space Exploration

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

Housekeeping

30 Healthy Choices to Make Before 30

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30<p>See how many you can check off so far<p>Make healthy behaviors a habit while you're still young, and you're more likely to hold onto them throughout your life. To that end, here are 30 health choices every woman needs to make by time she reaches the big …

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

10 Real Words For Things You've Never Been Able To Describe

We all know the feeling of having an indescribable event where no matter what you just can’t seem to get the word to perfectly fit the situation. Did …

You Had Me at Hello: 10 Ways to Start a Conversation

Let's face it, the hardest part of meeting someone is your opening line. Some people have an innate gift to go up to anyone and introduce themselves. I call them "wall talkers" and my friend, Craig Delsack, is among the best. When you're with him, he introduces you, too, which makes him a great …

Sports History

Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report

Hugh Howey says his study, based on calculation of Amazon sales, shows 'real progress' for authors who have chosen to go it alone<p>A new report claims that self-published authors have surged to 31% of ebook sales on Amazon.com, and are now earning more ebook royalties than writers published by the …

When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color. I have felt a responsibility to speak up when race is discussed, but I have also resented this responsibility. Lately, I have found myself burying my …

The Ghostly Beauty Of Abandoned Soviet Ruins

British photographer Rebecca Litchfield specializes in finding beauty in ruined architecture. For her latest book, <i>Soviet Ghosts</i>, she took a trip through the abandoned and decaying buildings of Eastern Europe, from eastern Germany to Chernobyl to Estonia.<p>Her eerie photos, devoid of signs of recent …

Eastern Europe

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I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over 6 Years

<i>This post was originally published on the Joey L. Blog and is being republished here with permission</i><p>It’s been estimated that as many as 880 billion …

Lumeboo

Super Seattle Moon

Emilia Wilk Description: Figurative Painter Source: http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/09/emilii-wilk-1983-polish-figurative.html Posted by Lara

Emilia Wilk Description: Figurative Painter Source: http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/09/emilii-wilk-1983-polish-figurative.html Posted by Lara

Behind the Scenes of the First Superman Comic Book

When it was published in 1938, <i>Action Comics</i> #1 cost 10 cents. It was the first appearance of Superman. As a result, surviving copies can sell for …

“…respecting the sinful system of Slavery, beneath which, 2,5000,000 of our Fellow-Immortals, children of the same country, are crushed s…

<i>“…respecting the sinful system of Slavery, beneath which, 2,5000,000 of our Fellow-Immortals, children of the same country, are crushed soul and body, in the extremity of degradation and agony.”</i><p>Address of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, 07/13/1836

Google Glass Can Now Read Your Mind With Biofeedback Sensor

How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing …

7 Ways Stress Ruins Your Life and 5 Steps That Start to Turn It Around

We think our problems produce the stress we experience, but it's actually the reverse. Stress causes most of our troubles -- from money, family, and work problems, to physical and mental health issues. In working with private and corporate clients, I've found that most people realize that stress is …

Mindfulness

Scientists probe 'sex addict' brains

<b>The first study to investigate brain activity in "sex addicts" has uncovered remarkable similarities with people addicted to drugs.</b><p>There is some controversy about whether people can become addicted to sexual behaviours, including watching porn.<p>University of Cambridge researchers performed brain …

Mental Health

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Young people explain psychosis on film

<b>In a new YouTube video by 25-year-old filmmaker John Richardson, he and two other young people recount their personal stories of psychosis and the help they received from a mental health service for young people where they live in Sussex.</b><p>"I was speaking a million miles an hour to my friends about …

Mental Health

Medical meals: Using food to diagnose disease

<b>Cafe au lait, port wine and anchovy sauce all help doctors diagnose disease.</b><p>These culinary descriptions pepper most medical textbooks, helping physicians identify often unusual ailments - from harmless birthmarks to sight-threatening conditions.<p>Dr Ritu Lakhtakia, from Sultan Qaboos University in …

Medicine

Fisherman’s Wharf Tiny Floating Home

On our vacation a couple of weeks ago we stopped in at the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. When we walked into town we …

10 Good-to-know uses for Epsom Salts around the house

Shares 21K<p>If you’ve been reading along with me for awhile, then you probably know that I kind of have a thing for finding new, helpful uses for basic …

Polar bear that killed Horatio Chapple was 'probably in pain and stressed'

Postmortem examination of bear that killed Eton pupil found animal was 'very old' and had worn-down teeth, inquest hears<p>The polar bear that mauled a 17-year-old schoolboy to death was elderly and had worn-down teeth, which would have led to it becoming stressed and behaving more aggressively and …

How America’s Biblical ignorance enables the Christian right

SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby ruling has set a precedent for corporations to willfully misinterpret the Good Book’s teachings<p>The Bible doesn’t mention anything about contraception or abortion, but this hasn’t stopped 89 million American evangelicals acting as if “thou shall not consume a pregnancy pill” were …

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In first trip to California as president, Mr Trump highlights his signature campaign proposal<p>The race in the Republican-leaning district outside …