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What is the Muslim world?

Islamists and Western pundits speak of 'the West' and 'the Muslim world' but such tribalism is dangerous colonial propaganda<i>By Cemil Aydin</i>Read at Aeon

Religion

24 Funny One-Liners to Tell at Parties

These corny jokes are guaranteed to get the crowd laughing with – or at – you<p>Most of us aren't stand-up comedians, and we don't walk around with a …

Jokes

How to live longer: One tablespoon of olive oil a day is all you need to slash stroke and cancer risk, reveal experts

Eating one tablespoon of olive oil a day could help you live longer, according to experts.<p>Olive oil, a key component of the health-giving …

Holistic Medicine

LSD And 'Magic Mushrooms' Can 'Help People Deal With Serious Problems,' According to UC Berkeley Prof

Though many people think the sole reason to take psychedelics like LSD and 'magic mushrooms' is to trip out, they actually have a high therapeutic …

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Indians clearly invented everything, but who formatted our collective hard disk?

I am an absent-minded person, constantly misplacing my keys and wondering whether I turned off the fan after I leave the house.<p>I now realise it’s not …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

17 Hot Videos from the Women We Love

Featuring Emilia Clarke, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Rihanna and more.<p>These are the sexiest women alive, from yesterday and years past, featuring Kate Beckinsale, Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, and more. Watch their Esquire-exclusive videos and read their stories here.<p>1. Alexandra Daddario<p>"A guy …

The Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man

<i>Ken Layne |</i> Desert Oracle <i>| Winter 2015 | 11 minutes (2,903 words)</i>The story you’ll hear most often goes like this: There’s a young Marine on guard …

We Can Kill Facebook

Drew Magary argues that it’s high time we do.<p>I’m gonna keep this short, because you don’t need me to tell you that Facebook is evil and that you should have deleted your account long ago. Nor am I gonna crow (too late!) over the fact that I deleted my own account a while back, mostly because I …

Automatic savings app Digit can now pay off credit card debt for you

Automatic savings mobile app Digit is expanding its services, adding the option to let users pay off credit card debt with money in their Digit account, as reported by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>To try out the new feature, called Digit Pay, users create a “credit card debt” goal in the Digit app settings, then …

Go download your Instagram history now (then delete your account)

So you've deleted your Facebook account and feel pretty good about it. But there's still that nagging feeling, that itch in the back of your mind, …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

I Smoke Weed Every Night Before Bed, and I Don't Care What You Think

Weed has long held a negative stereotype in popular culture. When someone says the words "smoke weed," it conjures images of stoners doing nothing with their lives, sitting on the couch watching endless hours of television and ordering mountains of Taco Bell. Apart from a shared love of Taco Bell …

Elon Musk deletes SpaceX and Tesla pages from Facebook as he feuds with Mark Zuckerberg

The Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages have vanished, minutes after Elon Musk — the CEO of both companies — said that he had never seen the SpaceX Facebook profile and planned to delete it.<p>It started when Musk replied to a tweet earlier in the week from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, when he tweeted …

Mark Zuckerberg

DELL R6WD9

Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display UltraHD Docking Station (D3100) The Dell™ Docking Station - USB 3.0 connects your laptop to up to three …

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

1/<p>The center is located on a peaceful, leafy campus about an hour south of Chiang Mai.<p>Allison Reiber DiLiegro<p>The Dhamma Simanta meditation center is …

Kicking Horse Residence: The Ultimate Weekend Vacation Home

Canada’s Purcell Mountains are known for having some of the best skiing and mountain biking in the world. Offering the fourth highest vertical drop …

Worth-It Watches: The Best Men’s Watches Under $500

Collecting anything should be a labor of love, not a painful dilemma. Unfortunately, the watch world doesn’t share the same sentiment. The big-money …

How to Pick a Lock: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting in Without a Key

AndreyPopov/Getty<p>If you’re like every other human being on this Earth, you’ve likely misplaced your house key once or twice.<p>Maybe you left them at a …

Barely There: 15 Best Titanium Watches

Titanium, like carbon fiber, is often used and rarely needed. The combination of being lightweight and incredibly strong has made it attractive …

'All Indians Are Hindus': The Modi Government's Hush-Hush Efforts to Rewrite India's History

<b>New Delhi:</b> During the first week of January last year, a group of scholars gathered in a white bungalow on a leafy boulevard in central New Delhi. …

India

Déjà Vu: The Science Behind the Eerie Feeling of Familiarity

If you’ve ever had the feeling that a situation feels very familiar even though you know it shouldn’t feel familiar at all, like if you’re traveling …

Living Rooms

All Things Audrey Hepburn

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Eminem - Interview Magazine

Ten Things Never, Ever To Do In Your First Week On The Job

Dear Liz,<p>I’m going to start a new job later this month. I’m excited about it. The company seems very cool. The people I’ve met so far are awesome people. They are smart and fun and curious. I’ve worked with three of my new co-workers at other companies so I feel very comfortable walking into the …

33 Amazing Secret Rooms You Will Want In Your Home

You work really hard. You are around people all day, making decisions, texting, talking on the phone. Things are moving a million miles an hour, …

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

How Breathing from Your Diaphragm Can Reduce Stress

Every yoga teacher ever incorporates breath work into their instruction, and with good reason. Our modern, generally sedentary lifestyle encourages slouched postures and keep us chronically stressed, both of which can lead to shallow breath patterns. Deep, slow breathing gives us tons of benefits. …