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

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 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …

20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.<p>You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

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Earthy Luxury in a Dutch Afrikkaans Bush Escape

INK Design Lab created this glamourous neo-primitive resort in South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo.<p>The exterior manages to hint of both …

6 Easy Ways To Feel More Energized

Power up your mind—and body—with these easy tips.<p>Sure, it's the New Year, so you want to have that get up and go sensation. But between frigid temperatures, early sunsets and most likely, a sugar and carb-filled holiday, that's not as easy as it sounds. Frank Lipman, MD, an integrative and …


5 Steps To A Strong 2014 Start

New Year’s resolutions are a mixed bag of hope and misery. Think about it—we set ourselves up to fail with resolutions that are—by their very nature—passive. “I resolve to lose weight.” “I resolve to get out of debt.” “I resolve to stop eating Twinkies with my bourbon.”<p>Let’s make a pivotal shift: …

Young Palpatine and Darth Plagueis by Chris Trevas

2014 in film preview: blockbusters

Noah<p>Darren Aronofsky's $130m Biblical epic arrives buffeted by Hurricane Sandy (which gatecrashed the production) and lashed by controversy (the director and studio have reportedly squabbled over the final cut). The omens are explosive and the anticipation is building. Russell Crowe looks on …