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Here's why everyone is talking about this latest hair trend

If you get your hair colored professionally or touch it up at home, then you know what a pain it can be — and how frequently you have to do it. Ugh, …

Hair

The Psychology Of Why So Many People Are Anti-GMO

Scientists say that GMOs are just fine. But the public thinks otherwise. Are our fears rational?<p>Think of a science denier, and you might picture someone arguing that climate change isn’t real or vaccines cause autism. But the biggest chasm between scientists and the public is actually over GMOs: …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

Rand Paul’s civil rights fiasco: How Jon Stewart just unmasked him — and exposed libertarians’ perverted view of freedom

Rand Paul talks a good game about rights and liberty. What he’s actually promising is oppression of the worst kind<p>In addition to serially changing positions on several key issue areas, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is a slippery operator when it comes to LGBT rights and marriage equality. Tuesday night, on …

Easy stitch patterns

Blog > How To... > Easy stitch patterns: band stitch<p><b>Published on</b> April 22nd, 2015 | <i>by Amy Kaspar</i><p>Easy stitch patterns: band stitch<p><i>Band stitch,</i> …

10 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness Backed by Science

Mindfulness might seem like something only monks appreciate, but science actually suggests the benefits of mindfulness can be phenomenal for everyone.

Mindfulness

Best crime fiction books for 2015

<b>A guide to the best crime fiction of 2015. Updated monthly</b><p>I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell<p>This is an unusual thriller set on the fringes of the modern art world that is dark, haunting, twisted - and, in its own way, unforgettable. It centres on Mia, an art student in Nottingham, who gets seduced …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

“You’re a tyrant to the oath you took!”: Why Texas GOP is locked in a civil war

Here’s what happens when a policing issue divides the pro-freedom movement from the pro-cop crowd in Texas<p>One would be hard-pressed to find another state that prides itself more on its commitment to freedom and liberty than Texas. It is so determined to make its citizens "free" that it is now in …

Lindsey Graham Proves Ayatollah Right - America Is Disintegrating in Madness

It is certain that since Americans elected an African American man as President, much of the world is aware that Republicans have deliberately and …

Pop Quiz: How Many Constitutional Rights Have We Lost?

<i>Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com</i>How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost?This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill …

Why People See That Dress Differently: Your Brain Creates Its Own Color Palette

The most striking thing about the Dress That Ate The Internet is that no one has come up with a definitive explanation for why some people see the colors one way (white and gold) and others another (blue and black). The dress is actually blue and black, but most people don’t see the photo that way. …

The Brain

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People | Inc.com

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Crime

The “partisan warrior” effect: A researcher tells Salon how men listen less and talk more — and what it means for our country

“Men were taking less time to think about the other side’s opinion … whereas women were the inverse”<p>Men are ruining the country, according to science. (Just kidding. Mostly.)<p>A new study on gender and partisan bias found that when men and women were both asked to read an article they were told was …