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7 weird things that turn women on

<b>(Tamas Panczel - Eross via Shutterstock)</b><p>What science can tell us about the many bizarre quirks of human desire<p>Anna Pulley<p>January 5, 2015 7:35pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The question of what women want has been baffling people for years. Many books, papers, irate blogs, …

World's longest (and strangest) flight delays

It was a grim 28 hours for Etihad passengers flying from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco, who, in addition to their flight time, were made to wait 12 hours on airport tarmac in the UAE after fog that led to airport congestion. When they finally landed in America, passengers told reporters that, …

Blake Lively Reportedly Welcomes First Baby With Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are reportedly parents!<p>The couple welcomed their first child over the holidays, according to the New York Post's Page Six. People also confirmed the news. The 27-year-old actress, who married Reynolds, 38, in 2012, reportedly gave birth near their home in Bedford, New …

5 Gorgeous Adventure Travel Scenic Drives in America

In the United States adventure travel scenic drives are found near just about every beautiful outdoor destinations. Many drive these roads for their …

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A Prescription to End Drinking

Data on Medicine for Alcohol Disorders Pushes Doctors Beyond 12-Step Programs<p>By<p>Melinda Beck<p>Melinda Beck<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MelindaBeckWSJ<p>Melinda.Beck@wsj.com<p>New understanding of how alcohol affects the brain is prompting addiction experts to make a push for using medications to help …

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It’s Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.<p>Meditation is good for you. We don’t need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your …

'Sons Of Guns' Star Will Hayden Indicted On Multiple Rape Charges

The former star of Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns," Will Hayden, was indicted on multiple rape charges Wednesday in Louisiana.<p>An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Hayden, 49, on three counts of rape involving two females, the Times-Picayune reported. The charges against him include two …

When Writers Write For Themselves

By Pronoy Sarkar for Off the Shelf<p><i>Antwerp</i> is a funny little book. It's comprised of 54 sections and is hardly eighty pages in length. I say "sections" because chapters suggest something complete, a beginning and an end, an unfolding of events. Sections, however, are more open-ended, neutral; they …

Wolves and Bears Stage Comeback in Crowded, Urban Europe

Big carnivores are on the rise across Europe, a new study finds, as farmlands revert to wildlife-friendly habitat.<p>Europe, the birthplace of the "Little Red Riding Hood" legend and the Big Bad Wolf, is now home to twice as many wolves as the contiguous United States, a new study finds, despite being …

35 Quotes to Help You Stay Happy and Productive in 2015

It's all a matter of perspective, right? These 35 quotes will help you see what true happiness means.<p>What is true happiness?<p>For some, it is the fulfillment of a dream. For others, it is staying content with what you do in life and in the workplace. These quotes are meant to inspire you to find the …

10 Healthy Habits for the New Year

2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a program to make sure you're successful early; however, it's equally important to take note of what has and hasn't worked for your health and fitness …

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Help Support the Pacific Crest Trail

With the recent release of the movie <i>Wild</i>, starring Reese Witherspoon, there has been a lot of attention called to the Pacific Crest Trail. In the …

16 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With the help of career and workplace experts Lynn Taylor, David Shindler, Michael Kerr, Anita …

In Brazil, strike season kicks off as World Cup nears

The firefighters in Recife are on strike. The bus drivers, civil engineers, bank security guards and school support workers of Rio have walked off the job. The teachers of Sao Paulo are picketing and the train workers are marching. Police in Pernambuco are off the job. So are City Hall employees in …

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

Google has a new amazing perk that will make Christmas and holiday window shopping insanely better for Internet users, as the company has updated its …

8 of the best history fiction books of 2014

<i>BBC History Magazine</i>’s regular fiction reviewer, Nick Rennison, offers a guide to eight of the best history fiction books of the year: eight eras, …

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Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or …

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As 'Most Important In 60 Years'

Archaeologists studying Stonehenge and its environs say they've unearthed the remnants of an untouched, ancient encampment that dates back 6,000 years--a find that could rewrite British prehistory.<p>“This is the most important discovery at Stonehenge in over 60 years,” Professor Tim Darvill, a …

The Surprising Positive Benefits of Being a Worrier

Instead of focusing on how to stop worrying, embrace the plus side (seriously) of having an anxious mind<p>If you're a worrier, you know there are all …

Little Girl Makes The Case For Strong Female Characters By Listing What They've Taught Her

Frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in literature? So is this little girl.<p>On Wednesday, military officer and author Myke Cole tweeted a page from his 10-year-old niece Mia's scrapbook in which she details the important things female literary protagonists have taught her.<p>"This entry …

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10 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know

Want more emotional sunshine in your world? Try these simple tips.<p>You probably know someone who's eternally positive and makes you feel good just by emanating his or her perpetual sunshine. How do you become this kind of magnetic individual? Do what happy people do.<p>1. Refuse to make …

Practicing Kindness Can Change Your Brain, New Study Suggests

<b>Being compassionate is thought to be a personality trait that only some of us have</b>. The ability to ignore suffering and turn a blind eye toward the …

7 Foods That Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

Feeling down? Many people self-medicate with food when they get down in the dumps, but that pint of double fudge ice cream isn't doing you any favors …

3 Times When Giving Is Not a Good Thing

At this festive time of year, most people are wracking their brains trying to figure out what presents to buy for each other. The acts of giving and receiving should be pretty easy for us to handle, though, right? So why does it get so frustrating and complicated? We give too little, too much, with …

7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

From hefty histories to chick lit: What I learned from reading two decades’ worth of NYT Notable Books lists

<b>(AP/Reuters/Virginia Mayo/Jens Norgaard Larsen/Katja Lenz/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>How the most anxiety-inducing of year-end books lists has reflected the changing publishing landscape<p>Laura Miller<p>December 5, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>The annual publication of the New York Times Book Review's "100 Notable …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …