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This Is How Scotland's Recovering Addicts Organised To Fight Stigma

A community of Scots in recovery from substance abuse has grown rapidly over the past decade. At their first ever national conference, they told BuzzFeed News about their plans – inspired by the LGBT pride movement.<p>A group of people in recovery from substance abuse are exchanging stories of stigma …

Mental Health

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

The making of a male midwife

<b>It's 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession. So when a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide.</b><p>Shortly before her due date, Michelle-Grace …

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15 Steps to Look Your Best in a Suit

<b>What About Patterns?</b><br>A solid suit is the most versatile suit. But it can also be solidly boring. Enter patterns, which can look sharp—as long as you don't get carried away. Keep them restrained, like a glen plaid, which is so fine it's almost neutral. Or do what Dan McCampbell, men's fashion …

Facebook Shuts Down Friends Data API

When signing on to a new app, Facebook users are often confronted with a disconcerting choice — let Facebook access information about hundreds of your closest friends without their knowledge or permission — or perhaps just give up that particular product or service.<p>It’s surprising that such a …

Apps

Greek PM Tsipras presses for early May debt deal | DW | 28.04.2015

In one of his first major television interviews since being elected in January, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday he was optimistic an …

Just 43 homes on the market affordable for first-time buyers in London

Only 0.1% of homes in London and fewer than one in five across England are affordable for the average young family, according to Shelter<p>There are only 43 potentially suitable homes in London currently available that would be “affordable” for the typical young family buying their first property, …

Housing

Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe sentenced to jail in Egypt

UK retailer strongly denies claims its chief executive, Mike Coupe, tried to seize cheques linked to an Egyptian business Sainsbury's invested in 16 years ago<p>The chief executive of <b>J Sainsbury</b> has been sentenced to two years in an Egyptian jail.<p>Mike Coupe was convicted by a court in Giza for what it …

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,800 as rescuers face challenges

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> More than 4,800 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help.<p>Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on …

Natural Disasters

Westminster Abbey's secrets in the attic to go on display

Restoration work will allow unprecedented access to rarely visited triforium – and to the many recondite artefacts it holds<p>The triforium of Westminster Abbey has never been open to the public, and the only access to the upper gallery area is via a narrow wooden spiral staircase, from a small arched …

Archaeology

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

Holistic Medicine

How Much Nature Should The Doctor Order?

Being in green spaces makes you physically and mentally healthier. But how long do you have to stay out there? And what even counts as nature, anyway?<p>Doctors and researchers are now realizing that getting outside is more and more important to our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s why we …

Ecology

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Perhaps it takes a hacker to lure a hacker.<p>And Alan Adler, 76, is the ultimate hacker. A serial inventor based in Silicon Valley, Adler has 40 patents to his name. But among coffee aficionados, it's an incredibly simple device that's earned him accolades: the AeroPress.<p>The AeroPress is essentially …

Coffee

Guitar Hero Live – music game returns with new guitar and fresh look

Activision announces first new game in series for five years – complete with redesigned guitar controller, new first-person visuals and ‘hundreds’ of licensed tracks<p>Guitar Hero, the multimillion-selling music game series that brought air guitar into the digital age, is back – and this time it’s …

Music

Bill Paxton joins that Grand Theft Auto TV movie as anti-gaming crusader

Not since 1986’s <i>Aliens</i> has Bill Paxton had such a prime opportunity to yell, ”Game over, man. Game over!” as <i>Deadline</i> reports that the actor has …

The man who left behind $78 million to revamp a classic space shooter

Eric Peterson has dedicated 20 years of his life to the video game industry, handling development and production in startups and large studios alike. He has a passion for space games, and in April 2012, he helped found Cloud Imperium Games, the studio building Chris Roberts' massive interstellar …

Get six PC board games for $7

The Humble Tabletop Bundle includes Catan: Creator's Edition, Ticket to Ride and more board game greats.<p>Nothing beats sitting around the table with friends or family and playing your favorite board game. Nobody around? Grab the computer version and play solo, or even engage with strangers around …

'Orphan Black' Co-Creator Talks Season 3 and Series End Game

It may be low-rated, but that’s not going to stop <i>Orphan Black</i> from being television’s little sci-fi engine that could. Now, heading into the third season of the cult series, co-creator and showrunner Graeme Manson took a moment to discuss the revelation of male clones, the expansion of the show’s …

TV

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Orphan Black' Returns

Finally, Tatiana Maslany is getting a break ... <i>sort of</i>. The actress is best known for portraying six currently-alive characters (and 12 in total) on the BBC America series "Orphan Black." But when the sci-fi show returns for its third season on Saturday, Maslany's Project LEDA clones will meet …

Take a GIF tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app

Rumors of a redesign coming to the iOS Music app have been floating around the rumor mill ever since Apple acquired Beats last year, and today we got our first preview of the future of music.<p>iOS 8.4 gives developers a look at the redesigned Music app that’s aimed at making it easier, faster, and …

Apps

LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Social Media With Elevate, An App To Suggest And Share Stories

LinkedIn, the social platform with 350 million users where people network for business deals, new jobs, news, and soon to learn a thing or two, is now tapping another business area: social media management.<p>Today, the company is taking the wraps off Elevate, a paid mobile and desktop app that …

‘I rule my own ocean micronation’

Many dream of living in an ocean city, but what is it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks the ruler of Sealand, the unusual settlement off the coast of England.<p>Michael Bates grew up seven nautical miles off the coast of England, on a platform made of concrete and metal. Michael, the son of Roy Bates, …

Peter Thiel

A Pair Of Robot Hands To Help In The Kitchen

While robots have long been relegated to harsh environments like deserts and nuclear waste dumps, now they will hit the harshest environment of all: your kitchen. By using two robotic arms from a company called ShadowRobotics, a company called Moley has created a robotic chef that can chop, stir, …

3 emergency Coachella workouts when going shirtless is mandatory

PALM SPRINGS, California — It’s almost unfair, the sheer number of bros and gals who gallivant around Indio, California, with the skimpiest clothing …

The surprising health benefits of going for a run

Jonny Cooper looks at the unlikely positives of going for regular jogs, including a boost in your fertility and a decrease in your chances of developing cancer<p>Running is a funny thing.<p>If you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human …

Apple: "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it."

Company releases 2015 environmental impact report<p>Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it." This is framed as a major piece in Apple's …

The Rise Of The Alpha Stoners

From Seth Rogen to Zach Galifianakis to the Broad City women, pot-powered productions are dominating the cultural landscape.<p>Consider <i>True Romance</i>.<p>The Quentin Tarantino-penned movie still holds up, but a few elements have aged poorly since its debut in 1993: Aerosmith on the soundtrack; the excessive …