Tammy Olivas

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Catholic church prepares for conflict on allowing holy communion for divorcees

The leadership of the Roman Catholic church is bracing itself for open conflict over its treatment of remarried divorcees as powerful conservatives mobilise before a highly anticipated summit called by Pope Francis for next month.<p>Ever since he announced the extraordinary session of the synod of …

Daibo Dreamed of Coffee

It sounds like white noise, a gentle static barely perceptible over the din of Tokyo traffic that flashes by two floors below. But as you sit there …

Should You Invest in Spanx for Your Under Eye Bags?

In the 15-plus years I’ve been covering the beauty market, I’ve slathered on more caffeine-laced eye creams than I care to admit. I’ve scared my …

A Family of Four Lives in This 320-Square-Foot Home

By sacrificing space, they've gained a happier life (and saved some serious cash).<p>$12,000 will buy you a really nice vacation, a fraction of a car, and .... a home? For the Berzin family, who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, that is exactly the case. This week, in an interview with Inhabitat, mom …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

How Your Rising Sign Shapes Your Wardrobe

Our resident astrologist on the cosmic influence on personal taste.<p>Your Sun sign is the essence of who you are, but your ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is how you portray yourself to the world.<p>The sign of the zodiac that was coming up over the Eastern horizon when you were born is your …

A Heartbreaking Portrait Session with Grieving Parents and Their Stillborn Daughter

Sometimes, photographer Lindsey Villatoro finds herself questioning life. An event and portrait photographer who primarily photographs babies, …

2015 BMW M3 squares off against Alpina D3 in gas vs. diesel throwdown

There was a time when diesel meant one of two things: This vehicle's owner either wants to save some money at the pump or needs to haul massive loads. It definitely did not mean that the owner of said machine wanted to drive fast, but that perception has slowly but surely been changing over the …

Olive Oil: What You Need To Know

This buyer’s guide will lead you to a better bottle<p>Do you buy Chimay on every visit to the beer store? I sure don’t. Some circumstances demand the good stuff; others call for something that gets the job done.<p>That’s also the case with olive oil.<p>As a longtime olive oil buyer for Formaggio Kitchen in …

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Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

30 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink What “Love” Means

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11MiZj6<p>“That’s when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn’t the thought that counted. It …

How we all could benefit from synaesthesia

Sitting in a small, computer-lined room trying to remember a succession of different-coloured words scrolling past on a screen doesn't sound like the cutting edge of scientific research. However, academics at the University of East London are using word tests to assess the impact synaesthesia can …