Winston McKenzie

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Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

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If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Mongolian scientists study 200-year-old mummified monk who is 'still alive’

Two-centuries-old body discovered last week, covered in cattle skin, in Ulan Bator is in meditative trance, according to some Buddhist experts<p>Scientists in Mongolia are examining a 200-year mummified monk who some Buddhists believe is still alive because he is in a deep meditative trance.<p>The …

The women’s voices that make men feel all tingly – and why

Scientists say that have discovered that a man’s skin really does tingle when he hears a woman speak.<p>From Lauren Bacall’s killer line “You know how to whistle don’t you?” in the 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, to Mariella Frostrup’s honey-on-gravel huskiness, women’s voices have renowned powers …

Fashion Photographer Aims to Shatter Stereotypes About Body Image With New Book (NSFW)

Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.<p>"Even though the …

Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …

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British Muslim woman: why can’t I make any white friends?

It's time to face the harsh truth: many Muslim women really aren’t welcome in modern Britain, confesses Javaria Akbar<p>As unthinkable as it seems there’s a tiny speck of me that understands why <b>one in seven of the British jihadists who have gone to Iraq and Syria are women</b>. I must stress that I’m …

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Look At The Rigorous Personal Grooming Rules Malaysian Air Flight Attendants Must Follow

If you think it's all about wheeling a drinks trolleys down the aisle, you'll be surprised at how many hours are spent preparing for a flight.<p>From hair and makeup to weight and speech, flight attendants have a rigorous range of personal grooming requirements that must be polished and in line with …

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Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Humans more likely to believe in powerful and judgmental gods during times of hardship and extremes of weather<p>Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 …

Human cognition-affecting virus discovered

Researchers at the John Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska have discovered a virus that infects our brains and "makes us more …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

'This brings the best of religion – and leaves the worst out': inside the atheist church hoping to take America by storm - video

At the weekend, the Sunday Assembly launched new services in 35 cities across the world – the largest expansion yet of their 'atheist churches'. Started in January 2013 by British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, the Sunday Assembly seeks to offer the communal, uplifting aspect of church, …

A brief history of the UK Parliament

<b>The Scottish referendum looks set to bring change to the UK Parliament. But Westminster has seen plenty of that over the past 900 years.</b><p>Talking shop<p>Parliament started life as an English affair. It was not much of a Parliament - more of a talking shop for the king and rich men. The king asked their …

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Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God

The archbishop of Canterbury has admitted to having doubts about the existence of God and disclosed that, on a recent morning jog with his dog, he questioned why the Almighty had failed to intervene to prevent an injustice.<p>In a light-hearted but personal interview in front of hundreds of people in …

Mother lists herself as a victim in Georgia hot car death

The mother of a Georgia toddler who died after being left in a car for hours in the sweltering heat says she is a grieving mother caught up in "the storm around my family."<p>"The rush to judgment by the public and the mainstream media has left me with little confidence in our legal system and our …

Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all

Google outlines its process for hiding contentious search results, revealing which countries have made the most requests.<p>Google has revealed which countries have made the most requests for links to be removed from search results under Europe's new "right to be forgotten".<p>The European Union in May …

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Pope Francis and the psychology of exorcism and possession

Endorsement of exorcism by the Vatican will do nothing to prevent future tragedies like the death of Victoria Climbié<p>Last week it was reported that Pope Francis had formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests spread across 30 countries who supposedly cast …

Fixed, An App That Just Raised $1.2 Million, Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks. Hegarty knew how to contest tickets, but he realized that his friends didn't and often just paid the fine.<p>"I'm a stickler for protesting all my parking tickets," he told Business …

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Assata Shakur: from civil rights activist to FBI's most-wanted

A leading figure in the 70s Black Liberation Army, Shakur was given life for murder in 1977. Two years later, she escaped and has been on the run since. Is she still such a threat to US security that she warrants a $2m reward for her capture?<p>In the early hours of 2 May 1973, Assata Shakur was …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?

Indonesian guest workers are on trial in Saudi Arabia for “witchcraft.” But the charges are cover for cultural misunderstandings, sexual assaults, …

A Saudi fatwa shuns the first comic book to feature Muslim superheroes

There are many strange things about the new fatwa from the Saudi Grand Mufti. Perhaps most strange of all is that the comic was designed to celebrate Islamic values.<p>The comic book in question, The 99, was the first to feature a team of superheroes from the Muslim world and their virtues are those …