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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

Though tea strainers often come in brightly colored, sweet packaging with punny names like "the manatee," the lowly tea bag is often forgotten. Made from silk, plastic or paper, these bags are meant for one-time use only. Yet some artists are giving the tea bag a second life, letting their simple …

Art

North East Staycation: Afternoon Tea at St Mary's Inn

When it comes to holidays Simon and I are pretty different. I like to get up early to make the most of my day whereas Simon prefers a more laidback …

Premier League will not help with schedule despite fears over losing Champions League place

Richard Scudamore confirms that England's Champions League teams will not have games moved to Friday despite declining performances in Europe<p>The Premier League will not give leading clubs special help with their fixtures next year despite moving some matches to a Friday and their “concern” that …

Daily Meditation: The Many Layers Of Life

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by the late American writer Stanley Kunitz. "The Layers" is a …

Photographer wants to find the women in these dreamy vintage photos

There's a photography mystery to be solved here.<p>While thrift store shopping in Richmond, Virginia, photographer Meagan Abell spotted some old film …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

Bidi-Smoking Muslims and Miracles: How Hindus Affirm the Divine in Life

During a trip to India in the summer of 2001, my mother made a pilgrimage with her cousin to the city of Shirdi, home to the shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba (1835-1918), a holy figure revered by both Hindus and Muslims.<p>As she would later tell us, their voyage to the city was nearly derailed by bad …

Hinduism

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Meditation?

Cannabis and meditation have long walked hand-in-hand with beginnings in early religious and spiritual tradition, and humans certainly haven’t …

Meditation

Day out with two X-T10s in Liverpool

Today I decided to have a few hours in Liverpool out on the streets to see what I could find.<p>I went out with a pair of Fujifilm X-T10s, is the first …

Why This Dentist Recommends Oranges for a Healthier Smile

Does your dentist lecture you at every visit about flossing more? Your dentist is right -- not flossing can be serious and can contribute to bad breath, heart disease, dementia, and cavities and tooth loss.<p>But here's where your dentist is wrong: Telling you to floss more isn't going to do anything. …

Dentistry

The Power of Negative Thoughts

A few years ago a woman we'll call Mrs. S. went to the hospital for some routine tests. Mrs. S. had a heart valve condition called tricuspid stenosis. She also suffered from a milder form of congestive heart failure. Neither condition was considered life-threatening.<p>The treating physician, Dr. …

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9 Legit Reasons You Should Try Going Topless at the Gym

(But not braless.)<p>Today, our Instagram feeds were blessed with this confidence-boosting gem from Danielle Brooks, also known as Tasty from <i>Orange is the New Black</i>.<p>The fit lady was inspired to get her sweat on sans shirt after she realized that her body was perfect as-is and that her confidence …

Vanessa Hudgens