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Armed men arrive to 'de-escalate' Oregon refuge standoff, then leave

A group of armed men from around the Pacific Northwest who arrived at a wildlife refuge on Saturday morning left several hours later after people leading an occupation of the refuge told them they weren't needed.<p>Todd MacFarlane, a Utah lawyer acting as a mediator, said occupation leader Ammon Bundy …

Oregon

17 Stunning Drone Photos from Around the World in 2015

Drone photography captures amazing images that would’ve previously gone unseen with a conventional camera. One of these hi-tech devices, flying over cities and secluded landscapes, offers a different perspective on places both familiar and foreign. They have the incredible ability to make the world …

Moderate drinking may be tied to fewer deaths in early Alzheimer’s | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - People with early Alzheimer’s disease who consumed light to moderate amounts of alcohol every day were less likely to die during a recent one-year study, researchers found.<p>“These results are somewhat surprising because Alzheimer´s disease is a neurodegenerative disease and we …

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'Macbeth': EW review

Macbeth<p>We gave it a <b>B</b><p>The role of Macbeth is a lot like one of those test-your-strength contraptions at a carnival. It calls out to actors eager to …

Marion Cotillard

Zipcar Founder: The Era Of Industrial Capitalism Is Over

PARIS—Workers of the world unite, Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase suggested here Saturday. You have nothing to lose but your excess capacity.<p>“The shared future of our world is no longer industrial capitalism,” she declared before hundreds of delegates and activists and reporters at the Paris Climate …

Carsharing

5 Scientific Reasons to Sleep Butt Naked

Most people are missing out on these health benefits<p>Only 12 percent of Americans sleep naked, according to a recent poll from the National Sleep Foundation. But that’s a damn shame. Not only does nighttime nudity feel awesome, it’s also good for your health. Here are 5 great reasons to let it all …

Sleep

5 Cancer Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Don't fall for these commonly held misconceptions.<p><i>This article was written by Cindy Kuzma and provided by our partners at</i> Men’s Health<i>.</i><p>They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to cancer, it’s what you think you know that could actually kill you. It’s time to correct five …

Cancer

Beautifully Minimal Contemporary Huts Start at $25,000

Japanese retailer MUJI is well known for their beautifully minimal household and consumer goods. Now, they're expanding, moving beyond products for your home to building shelters that you can inhabit. Called MUJI HUT, it's a concept that provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday …

9 Things Some Men Are Too Afraid to Ask For in Bed

Note to guys: You'll never know the answer if you don't ask.<p>No matter how much crazy-great sex you and your partner might be having, admit it: You've wondered if there's any desire he's holding back. Hey, chances are you have a fantasy or curiosity that you may or may not have worked up the courage …

Law & Order

Men and Women Reveal Their Most Regrettable Hookups | Women's Health

While we're totally in favor of getting busy whenever you want and with whomever you feel like, everyone's had hookups that ended in a walk of "what the hell just happened?" In fact, a groundbreaking new study published in the journal <i>Sex</i> <i>Research</i> (which has to be a really sweet publication to work …

What Is Ear Candling—and Should You Try It? | Women's Health

<i>Buuut</i> it doesn’t necessarily work that way. Many studies have shown that, not only does ear candling not remove your ear wax, but it can also be dangerous. We’re talking permanent damage—yikes!<p>“Risks of ear candling include burns to the face, hair, scalp, ear canal, and ear drum and possibly ear …

Drink Your Rooibos? Natural Cancer Remedies -- Sorting Fact From Fiction

Kareemah Gamieldien, <i>Cape Peninsula University of Technology</i><p>When it comes to natural remedies for cancer therapy, many patients are given anecdotal advice about the usefulness of alternative traditional medicines. They are also often told to combine these with their conventional medication for added …

Architizer

These Are the Gadgets Everybody Wants This Holiday

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Gear & Gadgets

On World Toilet Day, one billion people have nowhere to go | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations.<p>A toilet stands outside the Llamocca family home at Villa Lourdes in …

Articles about tiny diy trailer home built couple budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.<p>At 204 square feet, this DIY tiny home on wheels is fully functional and even features a nifty gear room.<p>Inspired by the calming sea, an Oregon–based builder crafts a beach-inspired tiny home trailer and sells it …

Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep

We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports believe handsets shouldn't get all the blame for our poor sleep schedules, but we've known for some time that …

BBC

London's insane housing crisis is going to drive out 26,000 families EVERY YEAR

In a report titled "Future of Sub-Market Housing" circulated to media on Monday, Savills estimates that an extra 70,000 households a year will be unable to rent or buy property at the market rate nationwide. That equates to an extra 350,000 people who will need government assistance just to find a …

Housing

Here's one woman's horrific first-hand account of the Paris attacks inside the Bataclan theatre

A group of seven attackers who broke off into teams of three carried out bombings and shooting attacks across Paris on Friday evening, killing at least 127 people and injuring more than 300, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. The terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has claimed …

I Lost a Decade to Schizophrenia: Alice's Story

<i>Published as part of Schizophrenia Awareness Week in the U.K.</i><p><b>Alice's story</b><p>I first started hearing voices and experiencing paranoia in my early 20s while at university. I totally lost touch with reality, which was terrifying and made me feel incredibly isolated. I moved back in with my parents, but …

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Pope: Workers Have 'Human Right' to Refuse Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Pope Francis appeared to weigh in on the side of anti-gay-marriage clerk Kim Davis, saying government workers have a "human right" to refuse to carry out a duty if they have a “conscientious objection.”<p>While returning from his visit to the U.S., the pontiff told reporters aboard the papal plane …

Christianity

717 people dead: What caused the Hajj stampede?

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A day after a deadly crush killed 717 people during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a critical question remained Friday: What caused the chaotic stampede?<p>Among the suggested causes: pilgrims rushing to complete the rituals, heat, masses of …

How to Eat Sugar to Lose Weight

Nope, you don’t have to ditch the sweet stuff altogether to reach your weight-loss goals.<p>Okay, so mowing down a brownie after every meal isn’t going to do anything great for your weight-loss efforts (or health, for that matter)—but we're pretty sure you know that. What you might not be aware of is …

Nutrition

Greek store closures spike as recession, austerity return

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Giorgos Prasinoudis ran his motocycle repair shop in Athens for three decades, through good times and bad. Now a "For Sale" …

The (Potentially Illegal) Fantastic Four-Legged Snake And Ethics Of Fossil Collection

The early evolutionary history of snakes has been a question that has stumped paleontologists for almost as long as the discipline has existed. There have been theories the limbless group of reptiles came from the water, theories they came from the land, but overall there has been no “smoking gun” …

Dinosaurs

6 in 10 Americans Will Experience Poverty

There may be more fluidity between the haves and the have-nots than we previously thought<p>Over a lifetime, most Americans will experience at least a …

How and why a mosquito bites you

Malaria kills a child every minute and disables millions of adults. While there has been success in tackling the disease, malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat. They have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa.<p>Malaria researcher Professor Gabriella Gibson at the University of …