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3 Stories / GASPARBONTA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 3 Stories is an apartment converted from a most unusual structure to a contemporary living space.<p>'I …

6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Running Form

<i>This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Fix your running form with these tips from coach Tom Kloos. The result? A smoother, …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

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What I Did When The Love Of My Life Left Without A Warning

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Anonymous.</i><p>The last conversation we had was about homework.<p>When I say it was painfully normal, I can't emphasize it enough. Late Sunday night, the typical <i>"what's up," "nothing, homework, you?"</i> conversation you've had <i>a million times</i>. Little did I know that <b>it was</b> …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

What Is Lucid Dreaming, and How Does It Work?

In its simplest form, a lucid dream is any experience in which you become aware that you’re dreaming during the REM stage of your sleep cycle.<p>“Although [we’re] not usually explicitly aware of the fact that we are dreaming while we’re dreaming,” writes Dr. Stephen LaBerge, one of the first …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Does the damp cause arthritis? Can air pressure shifts bring a headache? Will the temperature influence a baby's sex? David Robson finds some surprising evidence for the folklore.<p>In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be …

Slut-shamed to death for saying yes to sex, murdered for saying no

Forced to Be Fat

In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day — more than four times that of a male bodybuilder — to prepare them for marriage.<p>It sounded like summer camp. "You're going on vacation to the desert to meet …

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15 Times Women Delivered Intensely Satisfying Comebacks To Sexism

Women and girls fighting against sexism, one smart quip at a time.

An Ancient Ayurvedic Ritual For Your Best Skin Ever

To follow up on my piece introducing the Ayurvedic doshas and the best practices lifestyle practices for each, I'd now like to introduce you to an …

Find the right sex toy for you with our ultimate round up

Because every woman deserves a sex toy.<p>Using a sex toy isn’t just good for your physical health, improving your circulation and muscle tone, it also …

Clearing the Confusion About The Law of Attraction

In order to attract something , be it money, a partner or even an object like a fancy car we have read that we must use the law of attraction in …

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Thoughts Are Energy – 4 Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

Gregg Prescott, <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Did you ever say the exact same thing as someone else at the same exact time? Did you ever get a bad vibe from …

What the Science of “Sleep Paralysis” Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King wrote in his meditation on “creative sleep” and the art of wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”</i> But while he was exploring the …

Which Acne-Fighting Ingredient Is Right For You?

Whether you’re a longtime cystic-acne sufferer or just the victim of an occasional pimple, it seems like an innocent-enough solution to rush out to …

Dry Brushing - Kind of Amazing.

I think I’ve figured out how to get the softest skin on the face of the planet. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an over exaggeration…<i>maybe</i>. But really, I …

7 Natural Remedies to Common Beauty Problems

<b>The problem:</b> Acne <b><br>The natural solution:</b> Use a mixture of three tablespoons aloe vera juice or gel and four drops tea tree oil to treat problem areas. (You can use this up to two times per day.) Aloe contains gibberellins and polysaccharides to thwart the bacteria known to cause acne, plus …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

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Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

News broke today that Robin Williams had passed away, due to apparent suicide following severe depression. As the vast majority of people will likely have already said, this was terribly heart-breaking news. Such an iconic, talented and beloved figure will have no shortage of tributes paid to him …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn't

"Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship. As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, …

Monday Meditation -It's Day 28th of the 30-day Gratitude…

<b>Monday Meditation</b> -It's Day 28th of the <b>30-day Gratitude Challenge</b> so let's do this quick 5 minute #meditation and affirm #gratitude . <b>I RELEASE and - I ALLOW GRATITUDE</b>. Start the cycle with a silent inhalation. Then upon exhalation, say the words <b>"I RELEASE and"</b>. Say the words silently to yourself. When you take your next inhalation, say the words <b>"I ALLOW GRATITUDE"</b> silently to yourself. Repeat the cycle. <b>Exhale - "I RELEASE and"</b>; <b>Inhale - "I ALLOW GRATITUDE"</b>. It is just as simple as that. You can …

The Art of Thinking Highly of Yourself

Confession. When I was a little girl (age 8) I would write obnoxious things in my diary. Things like:<p><i>Life is so great and exciting, especially when you're someone like me, good at writing and school and sports!!!!!</i><p>One day (age 13) I came across that diary when I was cleaning out my bedroom, and …

What Self-Love Means: 20+ Ways to Be Good to Yourself

<b>“Self-love requires you to be honest about your current choices and thought patterns and undertake new practices that reflect self-worth.” ~Caroline</b> …

I Was a Sex Worker Whose Clients Used Drugs and I'm Lucky I Didn't End Up Like Alix Tichelman

Like Alix Tichelman -- the high-class call girl who allegedly provided heroin to Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes, then stood by, sipping wine, while Hayes overdosed on his yacht in the Santa Cruz Harbor -- I was also a sex worker during my twenties. Namely, I worked as a professional …