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Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

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Quick Weight Loss Methods - 7 Super Quick and Easy Weight Loss Tips

Weight loss is not always easy but it is always possible, especially when you learn some of the quick weight loss methods used by personal trainers. …

Health & Fitness Tips

Highlights Foods do much more than just nourish our body There are foods that can completely put you into a READ MORE<p>May increase heart disease risk …

Norway’s ‘We’re Sorry’ Monument to 91 Dead Witches

The town of Vardø, known as ‘the witch capital of Norway,’ built a monument dedicated to the memory of the men and women who were burnt or tortured …

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

Cannabis extracts can 'dramatically slow' growth of brain cancer tumours, new research suggests

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by The Independent<p>Cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments, new …

Mindblowing Microscopic Footage of Cancer Cells Being Eliminated by Cannabis Oil

The information was suppressed and people were incarcerated for up to decades for using or selling the harmless, absolutely miraculous medicine from …

Damon Adams on Twitter: "This doesn't mention the thousands of people who now have quality of life, or are still living because of cannabis. http://t.co/CXG3ls2F0m"

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NASA Scientists Believe We Will Find Extraterrestrial Life Within The Next 20 Years

It’s not exactly the Hollywood fantasy of flying saucers beaming down big-headed, wide-eyed aliens to Earth, but top NASA scientists have announced …

Check out every UFO sighting since 1933

UFO sighting over the past century have become almost as common as they are mystifying and intriguing. Just last month, the internet was miffed when …

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

Are we getting closer to finding alien life?

New data from the ALMA Radio Telescope Array in Chile has revealed a cloud filled with organic chemicals surrounding a distant star. It's now looking …

Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …

Paranormal

UFO Sighting 2015: Object Appears Near NASA's ISS

An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) reportedly appeared close to NASA's International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, 9 April.<p>An Unidentified Flying …

Girl, 12, tried to kill mom by spiking drinks with bleach, police say

The girl also had allegedly poured bleach into her mother's water carafe, the sheriff's office said, according to ABC.<p>The sheriff’s office says the district attorney will decide what charges to pursue against the girl.

Hiker killed after cliff collapses along northern California trail

One hiker was killed and another was injured after a sandstone bluff along a popular northern California hiking trail gave way late Saturday.<p>The collapse happened shortly before 6 p.m. local time at the Arch Rock lookout point at Point Reyes National Seashore, northwest of San Francisco. National …

The Galaxy S6 lets you remove most apps (including Samsung's)

It's no secret that Samsung scaled back on bloatware with the Galaxy S6, reducing the clutter and hopefully giving you a leaner, meaner smartphone. However, there's one more treat in store: you can cull many of the apps that <i>are</i> included, too. <i>XDA</i> forum member Jeshter2000 has noticed that a …

Exploring Micronesia’s ghost fleet

The tropical paradise of Truk Lagoon is considered one of the top wreck diving destinations in the world, with more than 60 Japanese submerged warships to explore.

Scuba Diving

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Genetics

Overnight Oats - 50 Best Recipes for Weight Loss

Ready-to-eat cereal isn’t the most waist-friendly variety on supermarket shelves. As it turns out, oatmeal is a much better way to ward off weight …

Breakfast

Articles about 8 tips designing budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>Every woman has daydreamed about having a beautiful dressing …

Fabrication

Native Americans Look Beyond Casinos To Marijuana

Native American tribes are looking to expand their business beyond casinos and into the lucrative cannabis industry.<p>The Portland Press Herald reported that three of the states four tribes were considering legalizing marijuana on their lands, but hadn’t gone much further than discussions. One of the …

Cannabis

Animated Typographic Architecture Is A Design Nerd’s Dream

Elaborate typography + fantasy architecture + GIFs + clever logo design = German creative firm Deepblue Networks latest promotional campaign and a design nerd’s complete breakfast. The firm collaborated with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer of Hamburg-based Kjosk Collective to …

Air Force veteran pleads not guilty to terror-related charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Air Force veteran who allegedly tried to join ISIS in Syria but was turned back by Turkish authorities before he could get to the war-torn country entered a not guilty plea to terror-related charges Wednesday in a federal court in New York.<p>Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, accused of …

Corruption

Strong Dollar Haunting Huge Companies From P&G To McDonald's

The U.S. dollar is on top of the world, but a lot of the world’s biggest companies wish it wasn’t.<p>The mighty greenback has been a common theme in earnings reports from behemoths that make a large chunk of their money outside the country. Why? A stronger dollar means sales abroad translate into …

Markets

How the CIA can get from spy to cyberspy

Agility and digital savvy traditionally haven't been the strong suits of government agencies, so it's encouraging that CIA Director John O. Brennan wants a big investment in cyberespionage and a new Directorate of Digital Innovation as part of what he calls a "bold" reorganization of the CIA. …

National Security