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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall finally reveals that he will stand in the general election

But Nuttall, who lost out to Labour in the Stoke Central by-election, has not announced where.<p>Ukip leader Paul Nuttall will stand as a candidate for …

US magician David Blaine shoots himself in the mouth as 'bullet catch' stunt goes wrong

Blaine said he 'thought he was dead' after the stunt went wrong.<p>US magician David Blaine said that he thought he was dead after a 'bullet catch' …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

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Janet Street-Porter: If only more couples could be as honest as Gwyneth and Chris

Supreme Court judge Lord Wilson of Culworth, an expert in family law, says that marriage is “an elastic concept, entirely capable of embracing people …

New insight into how children learn maths

<b>Teaching maths using abstract gestures is a good way to help children learn, research suggests.</b><p>Eight-year-olds gained a deeper understanding of mathematical principles by using their hands as well as their brains, say US psychologists.<p>Children were taught to solve formulae such as: "4 + 2 + 6 = _ + …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

History In The Making, Man: How The College Dropout Changed Hip-Hop Forever

10<p>SHARES<p>Flicking through the booklet that comes with <i>The College Dropout</i>, Kanye West’s influential debut album, which celebrates its tenth anniversary …

The Top 5 Soul Train Performances Of All Time

62<p>SHARES<p><b>Loose Ends - Slow Down</b><p>This performance is brilliant for so many reasons. Gone are the bright saturated colours and afros of the '70s, …

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, …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

manic monday: storage bed (via Interior inspirations)

The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the camera. Watch it here: http://fw.to/00HXuwg

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

19 things to say to your son before he's grown

denise slark images/Flickr / Today<p>Boy Running in Cape: Things to Say to Your Son<p>There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with …

Parenting

Engagements: celebrities who have helped men propose

<p>It's engagement season, and <b>Justin Timberlake</b> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Aaron Paul are just two stars who have helped men carry out their dream proposals to …

Why Men Can't Take Compliments

Being the arbiter of someone's attractiveness can be interpreted as an expression of masculinity that women are not traditionally expected to adopt.<p>Recently, a date said to me, "You haven’t given me any compliments yet. I've complimented you plenty of times."<p>It made me think about how rare it is …

12 Ways to Get Rid of Gas & Bloating

Let’s be straightforward. This is a page about gas, so, that’s what it’s going to sound like it’s about. No dancing around the subject matter, no …

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

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How To: Make a Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Facade

Stuck with an empty, non-functioning fireplace? This clever project will turn it back into a stylish focal point in no time!<p>Morgan from Pepper Design …

Fireplaces

Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling, A Book With Tiny Strap-On Thumb Lightsabers

<i>Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling</i> by Chronicle Books allows you to engage in a thumb vs. thumb <i>Star Wars</i> battle using strap-on thumb lightsabers. …

Books

A Doll’s House, Top Designers & Architects Make Über Hip Doll Houses For Charity

Twenty top designers and architects are creating their own thoroughly modern doll houses for the charity fundraising project, A Doll’s House. The …

Disabled Children

7 Ingredients of a Healthy Relationship

I've collected a lot of data over the years.<p>Am I scientist? Nope, I'm just a girl who's experienced quite a few relationships, talked with a lot of people in and out of relationships, and learned lessons from them all.<p>My research has spanned over two decades, and recently I've come to a conclusion …

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Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …