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7 worst international aid ideas

Foreign aid circles employ the cynical acronym <i>SWEDOW</i> (stuff we don’t want) to describe initiatives like Jason Sadler’s 1 Million T-Shirts project. …

What do you see in this image? (Silhouette by Mary Peterson//Logan Trujillo) Researchers are trying to untangle what goes on as our brains process the visual world. Find out what your brain really sees: http://on.natgeo.com/1jj64Qc

The 3 Magic Words That Create Great Conversations

<i>Photo credit: Shandi-lee Cox</i><p>We all know great conversations when we find ourselves in one. We find an area of common interest with another human being and the dialogue just flows. But these moments don't come along as often as we like. With a stranger, we don't know where to begin. And in a …

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Need A Read? Here Are Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2013

First, a word about this list: It's honestly just a fluke that my best books rundown for 2013 is so gender-biased. I didn't deliberately set out this year to read so many terrific books by women.<p>Let's start with Alice McDermott. Without ever hamming up the humility, McDermott's latest novel, …

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

LOL: How 'Iron Man 3' Should Have Ended – /Film

Since <b>Iron Man 3</b> is currently the 5th most successful movie of all time, odds are you’ve seen it by now. If you haven’t, you probably should do that …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Brain-controlling magnets: how do they work?

If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people's brains, they may not believe you. That sort of thing is …