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How will tonight's moon affect human behaviour?

Do not be alarmed if you find yourself struggling to fall asleep tonight, for there could be a perfectly scientific reason for your insomnia.<p>Hovering outside your window will be the biggest and brightest moon the planet has seen since January 1948 - a scientific phenomenon that takes place only …

Neoliberalism through a dreamcatcher: five signs your town has gentrified

Yoga classes instead of football clubs, cool cafes instead of fast food, shops selling beautiful, useless stuff. In country towns, those who control the economy control the culture<p>A few years ago I lived in a country town of some 3,000 people that had four award-winning restaurants and at least a …

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How to Pack for an Entire Week in *Just* One Carry-On

Crushing your goal to travel more this year? We bet you know that packing light has amazing benefits. Not only does bringing a carry on bag save you cash on baggage fees that you can use on duty-free shopping or travel splurges that are actually worth it, but it also gives you less to worry about …

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12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

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Marijuana fights diabetes, another study confirms

A study in the February issue of the journal <i>Obesity</i> found that regular cannabis users had a lower body mass index, lower fat percentages, and lower fasting insulin — adding to the growing body of research debunking the ‘fat, munchie-chomping stoner’ stereotype.<p>Canadian researchers looked at 786 …

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Here’s How You Can Stay Slim After Drinking A Lot Of Wine (Because You Can’t Stop At One Glass!)

Any good dieter knows to stay away from wine when trying to shed the pounds, but we all know that’s not always a realistic option. With so many …

Healthy One-Pot Meals We Can't Live Without

Mild, firm-fleshed cod is cooked with a colorful mix of fingerling potatoes, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes in this delicate stove-top dinner.

Channel 4 sex education documentary brings pornography into the classroom

Sex in Class aims to fix Britain's blushing attitudes (and high teenage pregnancy rate) with help from a leading sexual health expert<p>A documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 this week puts a bomb under the traditionally lacklustre British attitude to sex education in schools by getting pupils to …

Obesity, Genetics, Depression and Weight Loss | Psych Central - Part 2

Stress and Weight Gain<p>In addition to unresolved depression causing real biological changes — which in turn cause weight gain — we now know that …

New Right to Breastfeed Law Goes Into Effect in Virginia

Up until July 1st, 2015 Virginia was one of two states (Idaho is the remaining) that did not have a law stating that a breastfeeding mother is free to feed her baby wherever she is lawfully present. Thanks to hardworking advocates the law was passed after a number of discrimination incidents across …

Virginia Reduced Family Homelessness by 25 Percent in Four Years. Here’s How They Did It

A few years ago, the Commonwealth of Virginia decided to make a major change in the way their homelessness funding and strategies worked.<p>In Virginia, …

7 Years In The Making, This Documentary Reveals The Untold Stories Of High-Rise Buildings

Filmmaker Katarina Cizek’s experimental project concludes with a chapter on digital lives.<p>When Katerina Cizek started <i>Highrise</i>—a web-based documentary seven years in the making—she didn’t know exactly what form it would take, only that she wanted to use the coolest technology out there to tell the …

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The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat – but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves. Last year we rounded up some of the world’s most weird and …

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Death—and dragons—stalk the powerful in Game of Thrones

Jon Snow wants to bring the wildlings south of the wall so that they don’t turn into Aryan Ice Zombies. Lots of his brothers will be against it, and …

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The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

Adventures in medicine: ‘I journey through the body every day’

From the eyeball to the umbilical cord, from a messy corpse to the value of ECT – doctor Gavin Francis recounts his adventures in medicine and explores the wonders of the human form<p>Before starting my GP clinic yesterday I glanced through the list of patients I’d see that day. Most of the names I …

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What is aerotoxic syndrome?

As a Coroner writes to British Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority calling for 'urgent action' about aircraft air contamination, we ask whether we should be worried<p><b>What is aerotoxic syndrome?</b><p>It is an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircraft – known as a “fume …

The P**sy Test: How to Know If You're With the Right Person

<i>Note: The following blog contains graphic language.</i><p>If you want to know if you're really with the right person, the person you could actually partner with forever more, the one who could really love and trust and respect and admire and grow with you -- not the one who does -- but the one who could, …

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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

Diy: Concrete Planters

Simple DIY concrete planters for a gross appearance of the material ! Needs to do it !<p>Tutorial is available at Little house blog !

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

There seem to be new coffee brewing gadgets showing up all the time, but sometimes it's hard to separate what's worthwhile from what's a waste of money. It's helpful, then, to back up and try to understand how coffee brewing works and how brewing equipment differs. Then, you can make an informed …

5 Inventive Coffee Drinks That Even Snobs Can't Resist

Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis with a world-class food and drink culture just waiting to be explored (provided you’re down to occasionally …

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