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Articles about you wont believe cozy home inside converted grain silo on Dwell.com - Dwell

From shipping containers to multi-modular holiday retreats, these sleek prefabs prove style does not have to be compromised with...<p>Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.<p>The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and …

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10 rules for managing your penis

Recent news stories involving sexting, wine, toasters, politicians and penises indicate some men need a refresher course, so here are my 10 rules for keeping your penis out of trouble<p>In light of the "cock au vin" story, here is my guide to what <i>not</i> to do with your penis.<p><b>1)</b> <b>Do not involve your penis</b> …

How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

The Last Wild by Piers Torday - review

The Last Wild is not a book that I would have expected to love. When I discovered that it was full of talking animals I thought I would get irritated …