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The 3 Essential Yoga Poses to Do Every Day

Regularly attending 90-minute yoga classes can be a lot to ask of a busy schedule. But since a little yoga is better than none at all, here are three poses to do every day — and it will only take you three minutes! Each pose helps strengthen and stretch major muscle groups, and after a week of …

Syrian-American guest battles Megyn Kelly’s Islamophobia

<b>Megyn Kelly and Hassan Shibly (Screen shot, YouTube)</b><p>CAIR representative Hassan Shibly patiently (and repeatedly) explains why ISIS does not typify Islam<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 12, 2014 2:38pm (UTC)<p>During the Thursday edition of her show "The Kelly File," Fox News star host Megyn Kelly was joined by …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

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Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

When the drug company Merck Animal Health announced plans to suspend sales of its Zilmax feed additive last week, many observers were shocked.<p>Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive …

New York Times: Complicit in the destruction of Egyptian democracy

<b>(Wikipedia)</b><p>U.S. policy is clear: No democracy for Islamic majorities. Why does the media parrot Obama’s Orwellian double talk?<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>August 18, 2013 2:43pm (UTC)<p>We finish a tragic, fateful week in Egypt. There seems no turning back from its flows of blood and its political reversals, and …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Introducing: Syre

Vancouver’s Syre, whose identity is currently unknown, is brutally honest about his/her creative process, stating on their Soundcloud – “i make weird …

Synthesizers

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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Steven Spielberg

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

29 Signs You've Worked In A Restaurant Kitchen

When someone is in your way, you fight the urge to say, "BEHIND!" And using a dull knife just makes you want to cry.

Dance through Saturn's rings in beautiful film made of NASA imagery

It's easy to see only lifeless nothingness when glancing over the pixelated stills taken by NASA's spacecrafts, but there's really a gorgeous, moving universe hidden within them. Sorting through eight years of photos taken by the Cassini probe, film editor Fabio Di Donato is taking viewers for a …

How to calm sibling squabbles

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> New research suggests intervention strategies that can cultivate healthy and supportive sibling relationships.<p>The relationship …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer

<i>For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. We want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship.</i><p>It is said, …

Louis C.K.’s 10 Funniest Moments

Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then he became a father. One night onstage, he called his …

The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Mazzy Star, J Mascis

It’s Friday, which means that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week saw the long-overdue return …

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After 33 Years, Team Wins Human-Powered Flight Contest

The winners of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition will take home $250,000 and some serious bragging rights.<p>Even though scientists have dreamed of human-powered flight since the days of Da Vinci, it's really, really hard to pull off. Case in point: In 1980, the Igor I. …

Big Pic: A Monster Waterspout Spins Over Florida

The water tornado touched down in Tampa Bay this week, and some brave soul got video.<p>Waterspouts, for the unfamiliar, are basically water-tornados, often weaker than land tornados but still <i>completely terrifying</i>. As is the case with this waterspout, which hit Tampa Bay, Fla., on Tuesday.<p>The spouts …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.