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3D-printed homes turn sludge into shelter

<b>In Texas, tucked behind a house for the wealthy, perhaps lies some hope for the significantly less so.</b><p>More than a billion people in the world go to sleep each night without reliable shelter.<p>But a pair of companies working on solving that believes their model of quickly 3D-printing a one-story house …


6 Amazing Highways Of India That Should Be On Every Biker’s List For A Road Trip. Guys, Get Set Vroom!

I remember the first time when I rode a bike, the only thought that came to my mind was - Oh, I wish I could take it for a longer spin. By the time I …

Andhra Pradesh

7 Day Bhutan Itinerary: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro the Tiger's Nest

Shares 65<p>Bhutan is a tiny country that is nestled among the mightiest mountains in the world. This is the land of dramatic mountain scenery, …

Asia Travel

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …


Ami Vitale: A life devoted to photography

<b>Ami Vitale is often described as a travel photographer, and given that she has worked in nearly 100 countries over the past 18 years you'd be forgiven for doing so. Yet though her pictures are exquisitely beautiful and come from many exotic locations they go far deeper than traditional travel</b> …


2018 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion

The Oscars

'I was crying with unbearable pain': study reveals extent of FGM in India

Research shows 75% incidence of female genital mutilation in Bohra Muslim community, despite government claim there is no evidence of the practice<p>Just weeks after the Indian government declared that there was no data to support the existence of female genital mutilation in the country, a small …


This May Be The Last Photo Post About The Last Male Northern White Rhino

With news that the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, is gravely ill and may face euthanasia where he is being guarded in Kenya, it seemed like a good time to remember Sudan and those who kept him safe all these years. If he dies, it may mean extinction for his species.<p>Sudan, one of three …

Endangered Species

The 'most beautiful road in the world' and more spectacular reasons to explore the Douro river in your lifetime

There is a view from the monastery of Serra do Pilar that Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, may have enjoyed on the eve of his assault on Porto, during the Peninsular War.<p>Gazing across the Douro river from Vila Nova de Gaia, he would have surveyed the medieval row of merchants’ houses …

European Travel

8 Things That Happened After I Meditated For 100 Days

I am not a yogi, a life coach, or a yoga teacher. In fact, I am probably the furthest thing from what you would call a yogi. I was raised, in part, …

Pablo Picasso

You Need To Watch These 30 Indian Films That Lost The Oscars’ Race But Won Our Hearts Instead

Perhaps the only question worth asking anyone today is if <i>Shape Of Water</i> was indeed their personal choice for the Best Film at this year's Oscars. …


The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …


I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

Ladies Rule on Day 12 at the Olympics: Pictures


The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

National Parks

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …


‘There are 600 potentially endangered languages in India… each dead language takes away a culture system’

Click on the image for a larger view of the language tree<p>When renowned literary critic and activist Ganesh Narayan Devy set out to map the linguistic …


As Japan falls out of love with sake, brewers look to the West

KYOTO, Japan — Sake runs in Tokubee Masuda’s blood. He’s the 14th generation of his family to operate one of the many sake breweries in Fushimi, a small district in Japan’s old capital of Kyoto.<p>Masuda’s passion shines through as he escorts visitors around the Tsukino Katsura facility, explaining …


How to get children to eat greens: Use more stick and less carrot, study finds

Parents should not reward their children for eating greens, researchers said after discovering that youngsters who are not praised for trying vegetables are more likely to eat them eventually.<p>The best way to get children to eat food they do not like is simply to give them repeated exposure to it, …

Whole Grain

The 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

These areas are known as Blue Zones.<p>Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much …

Costa Rica

The dark side of Los Angeles: crime and corruption in Tinseltown – in pictures

In a new book, a stark omnibus of photographs reveal the underbelly of Los Angeles from the 20s and 50s, showcasing corruption within the police force and the headline crime of the Black Dahlia<p>Dark City: The Real Los Angeles Noir by Jim Heimann published by Taschen

Los Angeles

How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world

The first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Thursday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.<p>After a third delay, Thursday is now the day SpaceX plans to launch two small prototype satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, the beginning of what Elon …

Space Exploration

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …


What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Wynton Marsalis

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …


Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave

Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system.<p>Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system in Yucatán after realizing that …


Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …


People Reveal What Squirting Feels Like To Them & TBH, It Sounds Super Empowering

Female ejaculation, commonly referred to as "squirting," is one of those sex happenings that not everyone can experience. It's not someone's fault if …


This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …


The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

The Brain