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WW1 commemoration in Glasgow: 100 years ago 'the world changed'

The Prince of Wales, David Cameron, Alex Salmond and Commonwealth leaders gather at Glasgow Cathedral to hear how "on a summer’s day like this one, one hundred years ago, the world changed”<p>An emotional service marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War has been told that “on …

WW1 centenary: The villagers who returned to the Somme

<b>The villages of the Somme have long since been rebuilt, the lines of the trenches have disappeared, and once-cratered fields run smooth beneath the tractor.</b><p>But the imprint of World War One will never entirely disappear from places like Maurepas, which was just behind the German lines; or …

Remembrance Day

Brave Joshua Turpin marks milestone birthday

Joshua Turpin has spent his whole life defying medical expectations and later this month will be celebrating the milestone moment he was never …

7 Awesome Benefits of Birth Control

Besides the obvious one…<p>You already know that birth control offers ridiculously reliable protection against unplanned pregnancies—assuming you're using it correctly, that is. But BC actually has a lot of other amazing social and lifestyle benefits, too. Researchers at the family planning …

Compassion Can Be Cultivated In The Brain, Study Finds

It's possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconson-Madison's Waisman Center found that engaging in compassion meditation -- where you practice feeling …

Homemade and Natural Cleaning Products

You don't have to walk down a cleaning aisle to find your best options for cleaning your home. Just open your pantry! Vinegar, lemons, baking soda …

Cleaning

90s Groove 2 Minimix (Out Now)

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always said that you can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies – and I probably always will. That means that I bake up batches of simple, …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …