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Searching for the man in the rubble: the shocking photograph that led me to the West Bank

A shot of a Palestinian man standing in the ruins of his home affected a London GP so much that she went to the Jenin refugee camp to find him<p>War photographer Patrick Chauvel took this picture of a Palestinian man standing in the rubble of his home in Jenin, the West Bank, in 2002, during the …

Middle East

Friend zone: why we all long to belong

Relationships – especially close ones – are crucial, says Emily Esfahani Smith, which is why loneliness is so pernicious<p>We all need to feel understood, recognised and affirmed by our friends, family and romantic partners. We all need to find our tribe.<p>Research has shown that among the benefits that …

Psychology

How To Make A Good Suit Great

Ever wondered ‘how should a suit fit’? If you’re going to go to the trouble of wearing a suit, you don’t want it to look average. You don’t want it …

Clothing

Stressed-out people have more heart attacks. Here's why.

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks: people whose fear centers are more active also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>The findings point to the amygdala — often called the fear center in the brain. But the amygdala, which are a nut-sized pair of …

Life Sciences

Who killed the curry house?

Why has Britain turned its back on its favourite food – and shut out the people needed to cook it?<p>No one in Oli Khan’s family had ever lived in Scotland, or anywhere near it. But when, aged 23, Khan first set eyes on Linlithgow, a modest West Lothian town near Falkirk, he saw a prize greater than …

Food (India)

Dramatic Homes That Prove Black Walls Belong In Any Room

Colours fall in and out of fashion, but black remains a stylish staple. We like it from head to toe, on our wrists, on our cars, on our superyachts, …

Interior Design

Naps might be saving your brain

Want to save your brain? The secret may be as simple as napping.<p>A new study that analyzed 3,000 Chinese adults over the age of 65 found that those …

The Brain

This simple timeline puts the long, long history of slavery in perspective

The Twitter account @gloed_up shared this historical meme:<p>#BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/hpGyoxaR4W<p>— 1-800-WOKE-AF (@gloed_up) January 4, 2017

History

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

Health

Quinoa is over: let it go. The dietary future belongs to ghee

Whole30, the latest must-do health fad in the US, comes with surprising dos and don’ts, and a belligerent attitude<p>It is a mark of the diet industry’s brazen resilience that, in response to growing public awareness of how, for decades, it colluded with the sugar lobby to dump the blame for obesity …

Quinoa

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug?

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Eating

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

Latin America

50 ways to accelerate your weight loss

The average man's body houses 43.2 pounds of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it's never stagnant. Spend …

Fitness

3 Steps To Falling Asleep Faster Than Ever

We’re just going to go ahead and guess that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be better at the whole sleeping thing. After all, you know that …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Related Stories<p>Scientist Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Trip<p>18 …

Train Travel

Why It's Important to Stop Drinking Shots of ACV

There's a lot to love about apple cider vinegar. Several studies support the claims that ACV helps the body lose weight and debloat. It also doesn't hurt that it's been shown to up energy levels either. And did we mention you can use it to wash your hair?! Before you start guzzling the bottle of …

Cider

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Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 2000

1. Common - Like Water For Chocolate<p><i>“I never knew a luh, luh-luh</i><i>, a love like this /</i> <i>Gotta be something for me to write this /</i> <i>Queen, I ain’t seen you</i> …

5 ways to cleanse your body in one day

Health & Wellness<p>While there is no such thing as a one-day miracle diet (or any quick fix to meeting your weight loss goals), it can be useful to hit the reset button after the holidays, giving you a little push towards feeling better stat and making healthier long-term decisions.<p>Here are five tips …

Healthy Eating

Collect Moments, Not Things. You’ll Have No Regrets When You Get Old.

Do you remember your first mp3 player, or that non-fat caramel latte you bought last week? How do those items make you feel? Now, think of a …

Self-improvement

Our 9 favourite fragrances of 2016

L’Envol de Cartier by Cartier<p>Orris & Sandalwood Cologne by Jo Malone<p>Diesel Bad by Diesel<p>Le Gemme Men’s Collection by Bulgari<p>Note di Colonia by Acqua …

Issey Miyake

Protein hype: shoppers flushing money down the toilet, say experts

Consumers fuelling demand for high-protein products unlikely to see any benefits as people already eat more protein than they need, say dietitians<p>The UK’s rocketing demand for high-protein products is being fuelled by consumers buying foods unlikely to deliver the benefits they are seeking, experts …

Food

How the world of work changed in 2016

From bogus self-employment to automation, this year has been a turbulent one for UK workers<p>It has become popular to write off 2016 as one the worst years in recent history. In the world of work there has been both progress and setbacks. With ongoing issues such as the gender pay gap, workers’ …

The Clean

I heard about the cleaning company from a friend’s boyfriend, a musician who had supported himself by cleaning houses for years. I was living in an …

New York City

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James O'Brien's Moment Of The Year

24 December 2016, 14:51<p>James O'Brien has had his finger on the pulse of the national debate all year - this is the moment that he says stick out as …

Engineering's stark racial inequalities revealed by report

Being black or minority ethnic bigger barrier to employment than any other factor finds Royal Academy of Engineering<p>Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white students with lower second or third class degrees, according to a report that reveals stark inequalities within the …

Engineering

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

When Pizza reached 100,000 followers on Tumblr, she posted a picture of a pizza box, takeout chicken wings, and an orange soda spread out on her bed: …

Listen To This New J Dilla Collection Of Unreleased Beats Curated By Ma Dukes

While producer J Dilla passed away long before the wave of eerie 2016 deaths, his music has lived on in part thanks to a wealth of unreleased instrumentals curated by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. This latest collection of beats, titled <i>Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection</i>, even bears her …

5 Ways to Prevent Regrets

The holidays are a time of retrospection. Here are some thoughts on how to keep looking back in a positive light.<p>Every December I get a chance to review the year. Not just because the year is ending--my birthday is December 22nd and the older I get, the more behavior and actions I have the time to …

Mind