Nimi Toru Manyo-Plange

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Hooray! Masturbation helps you look younger for longer

If ever there was a good reason to love yourself…<p>What’s the secret to youthful looking skin?<p>Sunscreen? Eight glasses of water a day? The tears of …

Skin Care

I Quit Using Shampoo... Yes, Really

I am pretty lazy. I don't spend a ton of time on any beauty regimen and I despise getting dressed up. So, when I read about being able to go days and days without washing my hair, I was all for trying it. Don't judge me. I have three kids, work two jobs, and it takes hours for my hair to air dry. …

Hair Care

5 reasons you're not losing weight

Summer is around the corner, and some of us still want to lose those last few pounds of “winter weight.” Despite calorie restricted dieting and increased physical activity, the pounds don’t always come off easily. Instead of giving up in despair, consider the following reasons why you may not be …

Nutrition

The Best Beauty Products You Need to Know About This Spring

Swap out your heavy creams and dark hues for the best beauty products the season has to offer.<p>With spring finally upon us—and the deadline for …

My Dermatologist Recommended $689 Worth of Products for My 30th Birthday | Women's Health

A little skin history: I burned my poor Irish exterior up until age 18, even hitting the tanning bed (parked conveniently next to my high school) a few times before realizing me and tan weren’t meant to be. From 18 to 22 (college), I slept with makeup on almost every night, sometimes washing it off …

Lynda Bellingham's Friend Speaks Out Against Widower Michael Pattemore

The much-loved actress died in October 2014.<p>Lynda Bellingham's sons went public last week with their distress at how they had been treated by her …

Taj Mahal

Lynda Bellingham’s Sons In Bitter Dispute With Stepfather Over ‘Loose Women’ Star’s Will: ‘We’ve Been Through Hell’

'Our stepfather always says he’s close to us, but that’s not the case.'<p>Lynda Bellingham’s two sons have revealed they are caught up in a bitter …

Comic Books

Brands as publishers: inside the content marketing trend

Just as businesses and other website owners were being strategic about content long before the phrase ‘content strategy’ was coined, we were all …

George Lucas says he sold 'Star Wars' to 'white slavers'

Lucas, who created the "Star Wars" saga, said he was against making the new movie "for the fans" and felt he sold the company he created, Lucasfilm, to "the white slavers," referring to Disney. [<b>UPDATE:</b> Lucas has issued an apology for his remark to Disney.]<p>This is somewhat surprising because Lucas …

Star Wars

Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag Large

Despite its 20 degree rating, the <b>Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag</b> gets extra toasty when you add body heat. Zip two or more together and <b>get snuggling, spooning, or sporking.</b> Bonus alert: when you’re chillin’ solo, you can easily walk around, free your arms, and take a leak. Sexy.<p>Despite its 20 degree …

How I tripled my salary in less than a year after getting fired

I wanted to be a writer, but didn't have a single published clip to call my own.<p>As you can imagine, the next few years weren't very fun. Since 2010, I've:<p>been unemployed three times, for a total of 13 months.<br>• failed to hold a "full-time job" longer than a year.<br>• quit three jobs, been let go once and …

Employment

A cabin at dusk, with northern lights in the background, at the Dundret nature reserve in Swedish Lapland. The image by Gunar Streu was recognised at the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

Top 10: the best Niagara Falls hotels

Spectacular and easy to get to, Niagara Falls have been a honeymoon destination since the 19th century. Nowadays, romance is matched by casinos, spas and family amusements. There are actually three falls, the Canadian Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, and, as they straddle the US/Canada …

'The reasoning was crazy' – how Italy blocked the sale of a Dalí painting

Elena Quarestani met the surrealist painter in the 1970s, but her memory of the occasion have been overshadowed by a legal fight over Figure at a Table<p>Elena Quarestani was 18 when she met Salvador Dalí at his suite in Le Meurice hotel in Paris in the 1970s. Her family owned one of the Spanish …

Art

Heavy rains bring stunning waterfall back to life | CNN Travel

Travel

12.03.2015 #Sunset at #cardiffreef on an incoming tide. Soaked my converse. @nikonusa #nikond810

“There’s so much to delight and confound, but given that Tokyo is home to 13.5 million people, there’s also ample risk of being overwhelmed by it all.” The @nytimestravel writer Bonnie Tsui traveled to Tokyo with three generations — her children, her husband and the children’s grandparents. The photographer Ko Sasaki captured Omotesando, pictured here, and other sights around #Tokyo. See more photos by visiting the link in our profile. #表参道

London, UK View down the River Thames shows just how beautiful and colorful the city of London looks at night. This image and many more like it are available in the AIR book (shipping now in time for the Holidays) along with lithographs of each city in 22x28" sizes - laforetair.com for info.

Get off the grid in style with the tiny solar-powered Wave Eco Cabin

1/6<p>Echo Living Wave Eco Cabin Exterior View<p>Even though the Wave Eco Cabin is designed for off-the-grid living, it demands to be seen. UK-based Echo …

Mount Etna erupted on Dec. 3 in spectacular fashion, unleashing plumes of hot matter as high as two miles into the Italian sky. The eruption only lasted 50 minutes, covering the surrounding villages of Linguaglossa, Francavilla di Sicilia, Milazzo, Messina, and Reggio Calabria in ashes. Mount Etna had been dormant for two years. Photograph by Marco Restivo Barcroft Media/Landov.

Shopping

Star Wars' abandoned Tunisian locations – in pictures

In the Sahara desert, the sets from the Star Wars movies were once huge tourist attractions. Photographer Simon Speakman Cordall finds the locals struggling since the revolution and terror attacks<p>Business at the old Star Wars set isn’t what it used to be. Miles into Tunisia’s southern desert …

Star Wars
Barcelona

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Robin Williams, depression and dementia: the clinical picture

Nearly a year and half ago, I wrote a piece about suicide and depression in the wake of Robin Williams’ death. You may have read it. A lot of people did. I didn’t expect to have revisit this subject again, and yet here we are. But for good reason.<p>The original piece, and the unpleasant comments from …

Dementia

These Cities May Soon Be Uninhabitable Thanks to Climate Change

Temperatures could reach 170ºF.<p>A number of cities in the Persian Gulf region may be unlivable the end of the century due to global warming if humans …

Climate Change

Mediterranean diet ‘may slow the ageing process by five years’

US survey shows older people who follow vegetable-rich diet have brain volume greater than those who do not<p>Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in fish and vegetables may help prevent your brain shrinking for as long as five years, new research suggests.<p>People who follow such a diet, which also …

Holistic Medicine

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

Sigmund Freud

In Praise of the World's Most Collectible Watch

Explaining the enduring appeal of the Rolex Daytona.<p>On the night of November 10, 2013, a stainless steel wristwatch broke records when it was sold in a Geneva auction room for over one million dollars. This watch wasn't owned by any great actor, musician, or racing driver, nor was it laden with …

Le Mans