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A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left

As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month. What is worse, there have …

The World Consumes More Than 11 Million Pounds Of Food Every Minute Of Every Day (PHOTOS)

We always knew we had a big appetite, but thanks to the World Food Clock -- an interactive infographic by White Vinyl Design -- we can finally see just how hungry we are. Globally, we eat 11.5 million pounds <i>of food in just sixty seconds</i>. To put that into terms we can understand, that's about 20 …

How Arianna Huffington Sleeps Her Way to Success

Arianna Huffington wants to revolutionize how women create a successful life. First step? More z's.<p>Last year, Arianna Huffington gave her friends unorthodox Christmas presents: alarm clocks. Rather than passing comment on anyone's punctuality, the media entrepreneur sought to nudge them toward …

Stanford University

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

The benefits of green smoothies

<b>What are they?</b><p>Bright green blends of green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach. Nutrient-rich, high in fibre and charged with antioxidants, …

25 Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Environmental change, economic development, and the constant demand for energy are profoundly affecting natural systems the world over. There are …

Employment

10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Green Smoothie Elementary

Seven Foods You Should Never Eat

Looking forward to hearing what everything thinks of this one:<p>Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and …

Hey Fran Hey — Oil Cleansing Method Update! Going on almost 2...

Refrigerator Jam ...

<b>Refrigerator Jam</b><p><b>Sugar-Free, Pectin-Free, makes 2 cups</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 1/3 cup strawberries<p>2/3 cup rhubarb<p>2 T raw honey or sweetener (or to taste)<p>2 T chia …

Hey Fran Hey

Ecology

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

European Travel

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Liberia’s female president keeps pushing for change

When Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," he might have been talking about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.<p>At 74, Ms. Sirleaf continues to lead a life of change, breaking barriers. In 2005, she became president of Liberia, the first female to be elected as a head of state in …

Yemen investigates reported child-bride death

Yemeni authorities say they are investigating the reported death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on the first night of her marriage, in a case that has rekindled international outrage over child brides.<p>Yemeni rights campaigner Arwa Othman said earlier this week that the girl, …

PRI

When we meet on a quiet street away from Phnom Penh’s daytime bustle, Samnang is showing little sign of the aftereffects of an evening spent carousing at a local bar. Bright-eyed and lively, he chats eagerly about his friends’ weekend plans.<p>“We go dancing and looking for girls,” he says. “It’s …

The Skin Fixers: 6 Dermatologists Prescribe Solutions to Your Complexion Concerns

If your problem is...<p><b>Wrinkles</b>• <b><br>Redness</b>• <b><br>Discoloration</b>• <b><br>Fine Lines</b>• <b><br>Skin Laxity</b>• <b><br>Roughness</b><p>Plus, find out how to make the most of a consultation with a skin …

Skin Care

The better-skin diet: 8 best foods for a healthier-looking complexion

Just how the right combination of lean proteins, vitamin-rich vegetables, and wholesome carbs can fuel your muscles, the right foods can also improve …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

Workouts

5 Exercises That Burn a Ton of Calories

The most popular machines at any gym are the elliptical, stationary bikes, and treadmills. Why? I think it’s because they show you the amount of …

Here’s why India is never going to be safe for women

A few days ago, after news of the sexual assault case in Mumbai broke out, someone on Twitter said something that got me thinking. A female resident of Mumbai, presumably, lashed out after seeing the umpteenth tweet asking women in Mumbai to “take care” and “be safe.”<p>Enough of this patronizing …

India

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …

Please Don't Envy Me: The Facebook Status Everyone Should Read

Envy is a dangerous chick, isn't she?<p>When envy decides to visit, she assassinates all rationale. Envy erases our understanding that being happy for another's success and joy does not affect or detract from our personal success and contentment.<p>The more I rejoice in another's accomplishments, the …