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A riot of colour: Boats in Bloom shortlist announced

The shortlist of the inaugural Boats in Bloom has been revealed and there seem to be no end to the imagination of boaters when it comes to their …

Sailing

The Prop: 2016 NFL Season Preview Edition

VIDEO: 5 things athletes should stay away from on social media by @edthesportsfan and @BontaHill https://t.co/ZvOf9A8kFp

The Milky Way Is Disappearing

A new “dark sky atlas” suggests that light pollution is drowning out the stars faster than ever.<p>The Pawnee people took literally the idea that we are all star stuff. In their cosmology, which dates back at least 700 years, the first woman was born from the marriage of stars, and the first man from …

National Parks

Cruz kills campaign ad featuring former softcore porn star

It was a clever set-up for a negative ad from Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign — one that took aim at rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): Seven people sitting in a circle, group-therapy style, talking about their past ballot box regrets.<p>“Has anyone else here struggled with being lied to?” the …

Government

Negotiating the Whirlwind

Can Secretary of State John Kerry break through in Syria?<p>John Kerry, the sixty-eighth Secretary of State of the United States, was born to a temperament of wintry rectitude. He is descended from the Winthrops, who helped found the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the Forbeses, a Brahmin clan that made …

The True Story of an American Who Left Home and Never Came Back

My uncle Frank <b></b>was something of a legendary figure in my life. As a child, I harbored a hazy understanding that he had trekked his way across the …

New Jersey

Vintage Wedding Dresses

Unlike a good cocktail dress, which is designed to be a workhorse in a woman’s wardrobe, a white or cream-colored wedding dress need only dazzle its …

Vintage Comic Books

Comic books have been published for more than a century, and collectors categorize them into five ‘Ages’: Platinum (1897-1937), Golden (1938-55), …

My new Triangular Shaped Coin from Cook Islands

<i>Posted 3 years ago</i><p>Venkatesh_…<br>(1 item)<p>Hello everyone.<p>My name is Venkatesh. I live in Chennai,India.<p>I have always been fascinated about coins - esp …

Following Your Passion Is Impractical — Consider Doing it Anyway

Our "follow your dreams" culture encourages us to listen to our gut, while society demands practicality. But what does that mean for artists?<br>Read More

Career Development

Landscape Ideas: 11 Ways to Make Your Garden Dog Friendly

I don’t know about your dogs. But mine need to be distracted in the garden to prevent destructive behavior. Like toddlers. As surely as you can …

Soil pH and why it matters

If there’s one thing you should know about your vegetable garden, it’s the soil pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. …

Gardening

What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?

The new statute's defenders claim it simply mirrors existing federal rules, but it contains two provisions that put new obstacles in the path of equality.<p>No one, I think, would ever have denied that Maurice Bessinger was a man of faith.<p>And he wasn’t particularly a “still, small voice” man either; …

New Mexico

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Drug Addiction

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

By Charles A. Francis<p>These days, <b>mindfulness meditation for beginners</b> is a subject that gives rise to a great deal of confusion. With the rising …

7 Ways to Take Your Sleep Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sleeping too little does more than give us bloodshot eyes and the grumpies. It can make us more accident-prone, reduce our cognitive ability and sap our sex drive.<p>We know all of this, yet we still run on empty, failing to log adequate …

Sleep

How Naps Do Your Brain (And Body) Good

Running seriously low on sleep? A nap can not only make you feel better, but can reverse the effects of poor sleep by restoring hormones and proteins involved in stress and immune health.<p>The fact that poor sleep can increase stress levels and suppress immune system activity is well-established. But …

Sleep

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help You Fall (And Stay) Asleep

It seems that a new study comes out every week pointing to another physical or mental health benefit of mindfulness. Recent research reveals that meditation may help prevent age-related cognitive decline among older adults. And another study recently found that the practice could help children …

Mindfulness

Why parental sleep deprivation needs to be taken seriously

The 24/7 pace of life in today’s world has altered our most basic assumptions of living in so many ways — even the fundamentals, such as sleep, suffer.<p>It isn’t as if people are unaware of the dangers this poses. A new National Geographic documentary claims that poor sleep is responsible for about …

Parenting

Research Suggests Kids Over 2 Shouldn't Nap -- But There's More To It

A new scientific review has attracted media attention this week for its finding that daytime naps are linked with later bedtimes and disrupted sleep in toddlers over the age of 2.<p>But experts caution that some news coverage of the review, which was published online Tuesday in the Archives of Disease …

Sleep

4 Things to Do Today to Sleep Better Tonight

It's the stuff of nightmares: You're so stressed that you can't sleep, which leaves you even more tense the next day. Annnnd... repeat. These genius hacks will help you end the madness—for good:<p><b>See the light.</b> Within five minutes of waking, try to expose yourself to up to 30 minutes of sunlight to …

7 Tips To Help You Sleep At Night

1. Choose a consistent bedtime.<p>Sleep is much easier when you commit to a repeated time, because our bodies love routine. That being said, it’s …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep

Leading a More Restful Life: 9 Tricks to Learn From Super Sleepers

Like a four-leaf clover or a double rainbow, people who dutifully log eight hours of sleep each night seem pretty rare in today's world. Yet they do exist -- and not surprisingly, they have a slew of healthy habits that help them snooze soundly each night and wake up energized the next day.<p>The more …

Sleep

Three Biotech Solutions for Knee Repair

If you look very carefully at the C-curved squiggle taking shape on a 3-D printer at Columbia University Medical Center, you just might spot the …

Cell Biology