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What to Do if You Realize You're a Toxic Person

Whether it's a friend, family member or romantic partner, many of us have needed to cut ties — or establish firm boundaries — with someone when we …

Self-help

Flatbox kit turns the Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland camper

Ququq already offers affordable all-in-one camper solutions for some of the world's most rugged off-roaders, with its Land Rover Defender box and …

Campers

"My parents' marriage was loveless. My mother blamed us for her failed dreams."

<i>This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala started meeting people via Craigslist in 2014 and has been documenting their stories ever since. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to</i> …

Relationships

A Court Was Shown This Graphic Footage Of An Axe Attack In A Convenience Store

Warning: This post contains graphic video and images.<p>A jury has watched dramatic CCTV vision of the moment two people were hit with an axe inside a Sydney convenience store at two o'clock in the morning.<p>Evie Amati, 26, is on trial in the New South Wales District Court over the incident, which took …

Your partner cheated, but you decided to stay—here’s what to do next

So your partner was unfaithful. Now what?<p>Deciding whether to repair the relationship after you’ve been cheated on is an ultra-personal process—one …

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

Inside the Raw vs. Cooked Dog Food Debate: Hollywood's Top Vets Weigh In

Oprah Winfrey's vet says "dogs are scavengers" and need meats that humans don't provide them, while Bryce Dallas Howard's pet doctor says the animals …

How B.D. Wong Made Jurassic Doritos: 100% Edible Dinosaur-Sized Chips

<i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i> is turning the world into dinosaur-crazed maniacs (hey, dinosaurs are cool.) We’re getting T-Rex Trucks, Jurassic ice …

10 Crohn’s Disease Symptoms, From Diarrhea to Beyond

Having diarrhea can make it feel like you’re kind of handcuffed (buttcuffed?) to your toilet. For many people, these bouts of excessively loose, …

These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant

When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a …

CrossFit gym owners attack Pride month, lose everything

Do you even shrift, bro?<p>June is Pride month, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community in hundreds of cities around the country. Thousands of …

Tennessee hardware store puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign

<i>This story was originally published in 2015. USA TODAY has not shared or updated it since then (except to add this note). Claims suggesting that this story is a reaction to the June 2018 Supreme Court ruling are inaccurate.</i><p>An East Tennessee hardware store owner decided to express his beliefs …

Same-sex Marriage

Game developer pranks player after he threatens to shoot up studio

‘You claimed it was just a joke... so I thought I’d teach you a lesson about comedy’<p>Game developers get abusive, threatening messages from players all the time, and some high-profile games have even become notorious for “toxic” communities. Recently, one studio responded to a death threat in a …

8 People Reveal The Lessons They Learned After Cheating On Their Partners

Cheating on your partner is totally not cool. It's a betrayal of trust and usually results in the end of a relationship. But are there any upsides to …

11 foods to eat when you have period cramps

1/<p>1. Drink more water.<p><b>Why it helps:</b> If you're feeling bloated, you might not think that a big glass of H2O is the way to go. It might seem …

Nanaimo Bars – Canadian Dessert Recipe

Nanaimo bars are popular traditional Canadian dessert that requires no baking. They are so delicious and simple to make. Olivia, my friend from …

The definitive guide to thriving after you've been cheated on (and, yes, it is possible to feel more empowered)

Being cheated on isn't pretty, it isn't fun and there's certainly no quick-fix for your broken heart.<p>But, according to two relationship experts, …

Microbiomania: what we actually know about the human microbiome

Lance Armstrong may not have tried it, but poo doping is the new item of discussion on the performance enhancement menu.<p>It turns out elite cyclists …

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Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

Why cancer cells go to sleep

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer …

Cancer

Disappearance of two Okla. girls stumped police for 18 years. Then they learned about the Polaroids.

By Kyle Swenson<p>, Staff Writer<p>The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done — and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.<p>There were rumored to be about a dozen pictures, …

Crime

"My boyfriend had a secret twisted life"

After the father of her child died suddenly, Jessica discovered he’d been involved with at least six other women.<p><b>The autumn had been tough, between the morning sickness and her boyfriend, Paul*, working away from home.</b> <b>But Jessica Boynton, 34, was excited for Thanksgiving. She’d finally get to</b> …

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Why a Third of Antidepressants Are Prescribed for Something Else

It was when he became a father that Michael Briggs resolved to somehow bring his ulcerative colitis under control. He was determined to avoid what …

Depression

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy – here are the signs that you might have it

You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true – when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's …

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

According to one study, eating kiwi fruit before bed helps deep sleep. But which other foodstuffs may aid a long and peaceful slumber?<p>Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep …

Sleep