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This Simple Technique Will Clear Your Mind [and Lighten Your 'Mental Load']

The life-changing magic of "thinking clean"...<p>Do you ever feel like you have so many things on your mind that you aren't able to fully focus on <i>any</i> of them?<p>Maybe you're trying to finish a project at work, but your mind keeps wandering to all of the tasks you have to finish at home, the financial …

European Truck Drivers Tell Us About Life on the Road

"I'm not sure how to explain this to you, but I'm often very sad."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps.</i><p>Truck driver Ürsu is parked in the lot of the Grauholz service area. The motorway outside of Bern is one of the oldest and busiest in Switzerland. "Being a lorry [truck] driver used to be …

Jihad Selfie: the story of how Indonesian teenagers are recruited to Islamic State

"I am gregarious and here was this very skinny, lonely Indonesian," says Huda, who was in town for an international conference.<p>Huda is best known in …

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

England

Ditch Your Sleeping Bag to Camp in an Alpine Hotel Room Without Walls

You don’t need to sleep in a tent to enjoy the great outdoors. Just rent out a hotel bed under the stars. This summer and fall, a pair of artists is …

It’s been widely discredited as unethical and ineffective, yet ex-gay therapy is still prevalent across the US – and a move is under way to add a pro-conversion therapy plank to the Republican party platform at its convention next week<p>Brian Nesbitt’s therapist made a suggestion in one of their …

LGBTQI

Nottinghamshire police to count wolf-whistling in street as a hate crime

Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as a hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse.<p>Nottinghamshire police has expanded its categories of hate crime to include misogynistic incidents, …

Sociology

Flight MH17, two years on: ‘As far as I’m concerned, Putin killed my son’

On 17 July 2014, Richard Mayne was upstairs in his bedroom, stuffing clothes into a suitcase. It was 1am. A few hours later, he was due to set off on a trip around the world. Aged 20, Richard was a second-year student at Leeds University.<p>He was studying maths and finance. His year abroad was to be …

Russia

Abdul Sattar Edhi obituary

In a country increasingly riven by extremism, Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of a vast public welfare organisation that spans Pakistan, was a symbol of the country’s shrivelled secular tradition. Edhi, who has died aged around 90, never turned anyone away from his hospitals, homeless shelters, …

Arabian Sea

At least half a million American citizens have enrolled in Mexican schools since 2010 amid a wave of deportations and voluntary repatriations<p>After 14 years as an undocumented farmworker in the US, Julia Aguilar returned to Mexico last year with her two sons, both of whom were born in California. …

Immigration