Jennifer Dumas

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Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss<p>You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP<p>Yes, pulling a Seth Cohen and sailing off to Tahiti on a yacht would <i>probably</i> bring you major bliss. But you don't have to go big to score big happiness—the smaller stuff actually works …

15 Clever LEGO Ads that Demonstrate the Power of Imagination

For many of us, LEGO provided the building blocks for our fervent childhood imaginations. I have fond memories from my own childhood of playing with …

ELLE Magazine Absolutely Nailed It By Naming Tom Hiddleston Man Of The Year

While I wasn’t aware that <i>ELLE</i> magazine even named a Man of the Year – I’m only at a <i>Highlights</i> and <i>Penthouse</i> reading level – it’s basically outstanding that the publication gave that honor to actor Tom Hiddleston this year, because he’s just one of the best guys around. Among his efforts, the folks …

Scientific Cutting Boards

Gerald and Summer operate Elysium Woodworks, a woodworking studio in Santa Rosa, California. They make custom <b>cutting boards with scientific themes</b>. …

Holy war in the Central African Republic? | Africa

Christian militias in Central African Republic have been accused of committing ethnic cleansing against Muslims. And Amnesty International blames international peacekeepers for not doing enough to prevent it.<p>Now, thousands of frightened Muslims are leaving their homes, hoping they will be safe in …

Afghan Taliban repudiates hoped-for olive branch to government | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Wednesday it had nothing to do with a recent meeting of former and current Taliban figures who appeared open to talks with the Afghan government, raising hope of a negotiated end to many years of bloodshed.<p>Taliban fighters pose with weapons in an undisclosed …

Is China's Air Pollution Crisis Leading to Indoor Cities?

“Welcome to Nanjing. The weather today is: Clear!” chirps the PA on China Eastern as my plane descends into the thick brown soup surrounding this small Chinese city of 8 million. According to aqicn.com my iPhone the concentration of fine particulate matter, or PM2.5 in the atmosphere was 177 …

Charity helps deaf Indians get into the workforce

<b>It is the afternoon at the DLF Place shopping centre in Delhi. Well-dressed Indians cruise its lofty atrium, sipping lattes, trying on designer sunglasses or the latest Indian couture.</b><p>It is the last place you would expect to find Haider Ali.<p>Mr Ali, 32, has been deaf since birth. His childhood and …

Why Venezuela's Revolution Will Be Tweeted

The country's street protests are playing out dramatically on the social network.<p>We can't seem to agree about whether social media fuels, merely facilitates, or actually hinders protest movements. But in Venezuela, where five people have now died in political unrest over soaring inflation, …

The beauty of Djibouti: A breath of fresh air in the Horn of Africa

Perched on the Horn of Africa, and controlling access to the Red Sea, Djibouti has become a nerve centre for America's battle with al-Shabab. But despite nestling between some of the world's most dangerous countries, it feels surprisingly tranquil, reports BBC Security correspondent Frank Gardner.<p>A …

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