Jan Chambers

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The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

25 Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself -- Instead of Emotional Eating

<b>When you are busy or overwhelmed, it can be a challenge to squeeze in quality self-care and way too easy to resort to emotional eating instead.</b><p>Overeating can become a substitute for the <i>hidden hungers</i> we really crave -- rest, comfort, celebration, or simply a reward for surviving a difficult day. …

Immune System

How to Tell an Enchanting Story

"Please tell me a made-up story, Tutu," my wee granddaughter begs as I close her picture book and tuck her into bed. I mentally scramble for an image and suddenly a little old lady pops into my imagination.<p>"Here's one," I say, much to her delight. Then I begin the spontaneous tale of a sad older …

A new documentary tells how a comedian-turned-activist raised one of the darkest issues of our time

He's not a household name; his work has never been plastered all over Comedy Central; and you won't find a catalog of his hits on Spotify.<p>But in the comedy world, Crimmins is a prolific figure. A Golden God. And his fearless comedy is just the tip of the iceberg — he's also a political activist …

Documentaries

Why You Should Eat Watermelon

Watermelons originated in Africa and are grown on vines in sandy soil throughout the world. You need at least three months of reliably hot, sunny …

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

IT

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

10 Scientific Ways To Be Happy

June 2015

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Community Standards - Gettin' That Angle

Some recent work we did at Facebook to explain some updates to their community standards. Check out the full post here. Animation & Direction: Seth …

Nasdaq is experimenting with the revolutionary technology behind bitcoin

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Nasdaq is experimenting with blockchain technology in a pilot project, a move that could — if successful — transform the financial industry.<p>So what is the blockchain?<p>First of all, bitcoin is a decentralised currency — there is no central bank, no mint …

Blockchain

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

British multi-millionaire Michelle Mone told us how losing weight made her more successful

It's not often that a prominent business woman would openly attribute part of her success to improved looks. But Mone is adamant that slimming down helped her to grow her businesses, (which include lingerie group Ultimo and self-tanning products UTan ), earn more money, and get into the inner …

British Airways

What a rush! Volunteers bring Montana gold mining ghost town to life

An old Montana gold mining outpost has gone from ghost town to boomtown.<p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is giving four history buffs the chance to live in Garnet, a preserved mining town on public land in Montana. But they'll have to help maintain it and they won't have the creature comforts of …

FDA Ponders Putting Homeopathy To A Tougher Test

It's another busy morning at Dr. Anthony Aurigemma's homeopathy practice in Bethesda, Md.<p>Wendy Resnick, 58, is here because she's suffering from a nasty bout of laryngitis. "I don't feel great," she says. "I don't feel myself."<p>The traditional treatments just weren't helping me at all. - Nancy …

5 Researched-Based Reasons to Be Kind

There can be few things that pay as big a dividend as simple acts of kindness.<p>Selfless acts of giving, be it a smile, a word of encouragement, or the offer of a helping hand, result in an emotional uplift not only for others, but also for our self.<p>Research has shown what we ourselves may …

6 Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>By Kristin Canning</i>, SELF<p>Looking for a new summer workout? This plan, created by trainer Rose Wetzel, a professional Spartan obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete will prepare you for common obstacles. But even if you aren't planning to sign up for a race, these six moves will tone your body -- and …

31 Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

If you're on your third cup of coffee today with no hope of shaking your sleepiness, this is for you.<p>We often refer to getting little sleep as an inevitability rather than a travesty -- but sleep deprivation is no joke. Skipping out on shuteye has been linked to weight gain, heart disease and a …

Lilly's psoriatic arthritis drug succeeds in late-stage study

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said its experimental drug, ixekizumab, reduced the signs and symptoms of active psoriatic arthritis in patients more than a placebo did in a late-stage trial.<p>Up to 30 percent of psoriasis patients develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that can …

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Contact sheets

My new version of “Tell It Like It Is” from 1967 is printed and bound. Ready for distribution and sale soon. I am only waiting for the components of …

The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

<b>Film photography was supposed to have been killed off by the digital era - but a committed band of enthusiasts refuse to abandon the traditional camera. Stephen Dowling finds out why for some, film never went out of fashion.</b><p>Photographer Patrick Joust spends a great deal of time on the streets of …

Photography

Editing with Kevin WY Lee

Various IPA editing sessions with Kevin WY Lee in Singapore and Asia.<br>We are talking to a range of photographers, photo editors, professors of …

Storytelling