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Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Pew Research Center

I, narcissist – vanity, social media, and the human condition

The numbers alone tell a powerful story of self-obsessions. More than 80m photographs uploaded to Instagram every day, more than 3.5bn ‘likes’ every day, and some 1.4bn people - 20% of the world’s population - publishing details of their lives on Facebook.<p>Is social media turning a relatively modest …

Social Media

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This is the Hottest Color in Home Decor

White still remains the top seller when it comes to color for most home furnishings but gray may soon edge it out. Home owners are reaching for …

10 Ingenious Home Decor Tricks You've Never Thought Of

One of the best things you can do with your home decor is surprise your guests with unexpected details. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking …

Lady Gaga’s Fabulous, Super Gay Super Bowl National Anthem

Campy, theatrical, and queer-as-hell, Lady Gaga’s super gay, super patriotic ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at the Super Bowl is a sign of the times. Of …

Tour the $10,000 per night Airbnb that Beyoncé hung out in after the Super Bowl

Is there anything — apart from your dance moves — that you wouldn't like to know Beyoncé's opinion on?<p>Well, just one day after the debut of "Formation," and the reveal of her opinions on hot sauce, Red Lobster, and Illuminati theories, Beyoncé decided to grace us with her opinion on a somewhat more …

Airbnb

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

Apps

8 "Fake It ‘Til You Make It" Strategies Backed by Science

Trying to fake your way to success seems dubious at best and delusional at worst. And yet, there is plenty of science that proves you can actually …

Uber wants to be your express delivery service for everything

The company’s next big play to move beyond ride-hailing<p>Uber announced today its plans to expand its application program interface, or API, project to its nascent delivery service, UberRUSH. By adding just a few lines of code, businesses such as Nordstrom and 1800flowers can now integrate UberRUSH's …

Transportation

Uber Gets Fined $1.3 Million For Ambiguous Driver Training Videos In France

Urban transportation company Uber is having a rough week in France. Following yesterday’s protests, the high court of Paris just fined Uber $1.3 million (€1.2 million). The two events are unrelated, but it shows that France is still a hostile market for the American company, even though Paris is …

France

Lyft drivers offered $12 million in exchange for zero employee rights

Lyft has offered to settle out of court with drivers in California who were seeking to be recognized as employees of the ride-sharing company.<p>Although they continue to be classified as contractors, Lyft has agreed to update its terms and conditions so that if a driver is at risk of being …

easy drain dot offers freedom to create a barrier-free shower

nov 21, 2015<p>easy drain dot offers creative freedom to create a barrier-free shower<p><b>easy drain dot offers creative freedom to create a barrier-free</b> …

We Were Wrong About Happiness. Here's the Real Deal

Some people just seem happier than others, and those of us searching for contentment are often at a loss to understand what makes that guy whistle …

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Gay Marriage Authorized Nationwide in Brazil

Brazil's top judicial panel has authorized notaries to begin approving same-sex marriages nationwide, AFP reports:<p>The National Council of Justice, …

I left Westboro — and now I’m fighting for gay equality

<i>Libby Phelps Alvarez was raised as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, a vitriolic group founded by her grandfather, Fred Phelps. Famed for</i> …

The Story Behind TIME Magazine's Gay Marriage Cover

Earlier this morning I posted TIME magazine's latest cover on gay marriage.<p>To illustrate Von Drehle’s story, TIME invited same-sex couples in …

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis<p>A free interpretation of a poem by Pablo Neruda using a strata stencil technique.<p>The inspiration in the strata stencil …

The relationship between DOMA and Proposition 8

Students of <i>Windsor</i> and <i>Hollingsworth</i> have always recognized a basic tension between the theories of gay-rights advocates in the cases. The challenge …

Bill O'Reilly Defends Gay Marriage, Says 'Bible Thumping' is Losing

Bill O'Reilly said he's "fine" with gay marriage in a conversation with Megyn Kelly on FOX News last night.<p>Said O'Reilly:<p>The compelling argument is …

Things to Expect at Today's Supreme Court DOMA Arguments

Jacob Combs of Equality on Trial writes from the press room inside the Supreme Court this morning. He says it's not as busy as yesterday, less …