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You Won't Believe These Unexpected Uses for Vaseline

Vaseline has been my go-to beauty product since I was in diapers (<i>literally</i>). It’s the perfect remedy for healing my winter chapped lips and soothing …

6 Things You Should Know About The County Where Sandra Bland Died

This part of Texas has a long, complicated relationship with race.<p>WASHINGTON -- Three days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop, Sandra Bland was found hanged in a Hempstead, Texas, jail cell. Public reaction to her death, which officials called a …

Smart Design Packs a Whole Apartment into 140 Square Feet

At just 140 square feet, this entire apartment in Poland is smaller than a lot of bedrooms in average-sized houses. As space grows scarce in cities …

Saudi TV Just Got a Lot More Feminist

At first glance, the four stars of a new Saudi television drama, “Mubta’ethat” or “Sponsored Women,” look a little mis-matched. There’s Salma, a chic …

Sandra Bland: Texas officials deny dashcam footage of arrest was doctored

Texas officials have denied that video of a violent traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland being taken to the jail where she was later found dead had been doctored.<p>The Texas department of public safety released the dashcam footage from trooper Brian Encinia’s car on Tuesday evening, in response to …

Law Enforcement

A Rich Woman Put An Ad In The Paper Looking For Love But Never Expected This

Graffiti artist toys with cleaner over electrical substation wall

Watch as a graffiti artist writes witty messages on an electrical substation, resulting in a city worker cleaning the same wall 12 times over a one year period<p>A <b>graffiti artist</b> has documented his year-long encounter with a city cleaner, who removed his witty messages from a wall 12 times.<p>Artist …

Tricks you can play on your brain to beat procrastination

• Make the rewards of long-term behavior more immediate.<br>• Make the costs of procrastination more immediate.<br>• Remove procrastination triggers from your environment.

Procrastination

Why the best place for solar panels may not be on your roof

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>It’s hard to argue with the idea that solar is the energy source of the future. That’s partly because no other source can really match its potential to generate massive amounts of energy and power our society.<p>But how do you best ensure the spread of solar power so that it …

Solar Power

Thai Buddhist monk wants to clean up his country’s religious institutions

By Anna Fifield<p>, Bureau chief<p>NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand — Think Buddhist monk, and bodyguards and bomb threats probably don’t spring to mind. But that’s exactly what Phra Buddha Issara is dealing with as he mounts a campaign to overhaul Thailand’s religious institutions.<p>The activist monk has earned …

Buddhism

Your flight attendants have a secret language. Here’s what they’re saying.

Senior Mama<p>An affectionate term used to describe veteran flight attendants. As a newbie, I had heard horror stories about flying with the Senior …

Flying

Earliest reference describes Christ as 'magician' - Technology & science - Science - DiscoveryNews.com | NBC News

A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that is engraved with what they believe could be the world's first known reference to Christ.<p>If …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

How A Tiny Bat Might Interrupt A Massive Oil Pipeline

A bat that may soon be added to the Endangered Species List could interrupt plans for a new oil pipeline in the Midwest. The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, intended to carry crude oil from South Dakota to Wisconsin, is nowhere near as big or controversial as Keystone XL. But it’s another flash …

Pipelines

Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses.<p>The neurotransmitter serotonin has long been associated with mood, with drugs that boost the chemical in the brain helping to …

Tomb of unknown Egyptian queen discovered near Cairo

According to a BBC report, the tomb is located in an area called Abusir, which was used as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.<p>The tomb is believed to be that of the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre, a ruler of the area around 4,500 years ago.<p>Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Egyptian …