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The mystery of Marsha Mehran: The best-selling young novelist who died a recluse in a rubbish-strewn cottage on Ireland’s west coast

From the moment of her arrival in Lecanvey, Marsha Mehran cut a solitary figure.<p>The few times she was seen were when she would sit, in the depths of …

Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

Six months ago, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they were hit by a speeding car.<p>Raphael was seriously injured. Ish, his only child, was killed. And while the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, has …

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Najia Warshaga: injured Palestinian girl who became symbol of Gaza war

The place where nine-year-old Najia Warshaga lives in Beit Lahia, Gaza, with her mother, Majdolen, and her five-year-old brother, Ali, was once the garage of a three-storey building. It is 50 metres square, there are a few mattresses on the ground for sitting and sleeping, and a few blankets for …

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Eyewitness: Islamabad, Pakistan

Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series

In 'The Honorable Woman,' There's No One You Can Trust

<i>This is part of NPR's annual series "The Ones That Got Away," in which we look at some of the best entertainment we didn't report on this year.</i><p>"Who do you trust?" are the first words the audience hears in the political-psychological thriller <i>The Honorable Woman.</i> And as it turns out, the answer …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Shelley Morelli Mum of three and firm believer in the power of the pelvic floor!<p>Nicki Kinickie Blogger and Writer. Wife and Mother. Drinks too much …

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Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

Talking About Life With the Chess Players of Union Square

VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.<p>Located on 14th Street in New York City, Union Square is one of the most diverse and hectic public spaces in a city known for being diverse and hectic. There's …

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There’s a Difference Between Being Generous and Being a Doormat

It is the giving-est time of year, and so it seems very timely indeed that the latest episode of “The Psychology Podcast” features a chat between …

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Netflix countdown will help parents fool kids on New Year's Eve

Thanks to Netflix, many parents will be ringing in 2015 a few hours early.<p>While the childless might be popping champagne and staying out late, 87% of parents are planning to celebrate New Year's Eve with their kids, according to a Wakefield Research survey conducted by Netflix.<p>Midnight, however, is …

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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that's when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.<p>"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was …

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Walking in #winterwonderland #lostlakepark #whistler #whistlerbc

An Open Letter To My Emotionally Draining Boyfriend, Instagram

Dear Instagram,<p>I love you. Whatever I say in this letter, know that I will never actually have the guts to quit you, because I am too far into this relationship and too much of my happiness has come to be tied up with you and your recently-improved selection of filters. I don’t intend for this to be a breakup letter; on the contrary, I hope that this kind of openness will allow our relationship in 2015 to be more productive, healthy, and rewarding for the both of us. (Also, thank you for …

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10 New Year's Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life

Among my clients, I see many people who are stressed and overwhelmed or just apathetic and unhappy. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions that will allow you to live the life you deserve. If you stop these behaviors, you'll have stopped undercutting your potential to be happy long term.<p><b>1. Get enough</b> …

The Enduring Life Of Lit Mags: We'll Always Have (The) Paris (Review)

This month, Canadian literary journal Descant — which published new work from authors like Margaret Atwood and Isabel Allende — announced it will be closing up shop after 44 years.<p>"After long and painful negotiations and deliberations for four years," wrote editor-in-chief Karen Mulhallen, "we have …