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Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Indian court bans controversial interview with convicted rapist

<b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> An Indian court has banned the publication of an interview with a convicted rapist, who blamed his victim and said she "should just be silent and allow the rape."<p>The woman, who was attacked by five men on a public bus in 2012, later died from her injuries. The attack …

Aretha Franklin

Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.<p>Days before he's scheduled to leave the hospital, he's already gone viral on social media because he was born 'en caul.'<p>Silas was completely encased in his amniotic sac, said Los Angeles' …

Pregnancy

These 29 Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape

Including quick workouts, smoothie recipes, pre-workout snack ideas, yoga, how to become a runner, and more.

Boehner: House had a 'right' to invite Netanyahu

House Speaker John Boehner dismissed widespread criticism about his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Washington, saying Congress has a “right” to hear from foreign leaders.<p>“The House of Representatives is a equal branch of the government, and we have a right to do …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …

Pope Francis

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

Tanzania bans witchdoctors in attempt to end albino killings

Tanzania has banned witchdoctors in an attempt to combat a rise in the killing of people with albinism for their body parts, officials said on Wednesday.<p>At least 74 people with albinism have reportedly been murdered in the east African country since 2000. After a surge in 2009, the government …

At least 20 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Masked gunmen in central Libya kidnapped 13 Coptic Christians on Saturday after seven were abducted days earlier, said a witness and a …

Islam

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Mom Tries To Comfort Sons As They Die Trapped In Burning RV

An Idaho woman lived a mother’s nightmare Monday when she found herself locked out of a burning mobile home where her three children were trapped inside.<p>Heather Green was smoking outside of her home in Twin Falls Monday when one of her two young sons pushed the door shut, the Twin Falls Times News …

Kurdish anger at Turkey's Syria position blowing back violently at home

Turkey is playing a risky game of chicken in its negotiations with NATO partners who want it to join combat operations against the Islamic State group — and it's blowing back with violence in Turkish cities.<p>As the Islamic militants rampage through Kurdish-held Syrian territory on Turkey's border, …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official …

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached “emergency proportions”, fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.<p>Villagers stand as they …

New drug therapy allows tuberculosis and HIV to be treated simultaneously

Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne hears drug combination known as PaMZ can treat drug-resistant TB in as little as four months<p>Tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with Aids each year, causing one in five HIV-related deaths, with therapies for the two conditions unable to be given together …

Study: Yoga Practice Improves Mental Capacity

Eight-week program boosts working memory, other traits.<p>Adults who did yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance on tests of their brains' executive function, while adults who did a stretching and strengthening program for the same time didn't, according to research …

Eat And Drink Away Sore Muscles

<i>Ice baths and ibuprofen aren’t the only ways to soothe painful legs.</i><p>For runners, sore muscles come with the territory. If you can’t handle tender …

Five Essential Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Tone the legs, strengthen the core, engage the whole body and get faster with these five moves.</i><p>We all know the distance runner’s body: lanky and …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides

In 2009, a major corruption scandal dubbed "Kids for Cash" hit the juvenile justice system of northeast Pennsylvania.<p>Two local judges had been enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for bad behavior by kids. Even minor offenses, like fighting in school or underage drinking, could mean hard time in a …

The unpredictability of revolution

<b>Three years after the start of the Arab Spring, Egypt's capital city is feeling the impact of the revolution in some surprising ways.</b><p>At the chaotic height of Egypt's revolution against the brilliantined autocrat Hosni Mubarak, every single member of the uniformed security forces suddenly …

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