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Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

Come on, atheists: we must show some faith in ourselves

This week a 23-year-old Afghan man became the first person to be granted asylum in this country on the basis of his atheism – which, his lawyers argued, would have made life impossible in his country of birth, where religion permeates every aspect of life.<p>The Home Office declined to comment, beyond …

5 Secrets To Behavior Change

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>At some point in your life, you have probably made a New Year's resolution. Maybe it was this year, and you set a goal to live your life differently in some way, big or small. You might already have abandoned your plans. Perhaps you have given up making …

9 Pre-New Year's Resolutions You Can Start RIGHT NOW

Illustrated By Sydney Hass.<p>A new year is a blank slate — that's both a blessing and a curse. It’s a chance for us to think about what we really want, …

20 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself in 2014

For many of us, it seems easy to fall into the torment trap, when sadness strikes; it can snowball into more negative thoughts. These thought patterns can consume us which can keep us feeling unhappy. But it is possible to turn your mood around.<p>Here are 20 life-changing questions to ask yourself in …

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Is Your Tobacco Addiction All in Your Head?

Your mind can get hooked on cigs just like your body can. Beat the brain-sapping effects with these tips<p>If a non-smoker tells you to put your butt out one more time, you’re going to extinguish your cig where the sun don’t shine.<p>Sound familiar?<p>No matter how well you understand the payoffs of kicking …

Turn Your Phone Into a Reusable Notepad With This Silicone Case

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>Today is National Handwriting Day! Although we don't write like we used to, here are four ways handwriting is still helpful.<p>1. It's …

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Stop Overthinking Your Life

We all overthink things sometimes. The problem comes when chronic overthinking starts getting in the way of making good decisions or starts causing …

Free Guided Meditations From UCLA: Boost Your Awareness & Ease Your Stress

Previously, we've written about a growing number of cultural figures who practice transcendental meditation, with Paul McCartney, David Lynch, …

Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon

DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean.<p>Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and oak-shaded watershed near Santa Cruz last week were …

5 Ways To Keep Pushing On In A Life That Seems To Be Against You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I don’t really know what to write right now. I’m still in kind of in a state of shock just thinking about it.<p>It’s currently Lunar New Year right …

How to Stop Being a Victim and Start Creating Your Life

<b>“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own</b> …

11 Ways To Create More Time To Think

It could be just a coincidence, but I don’t think so.<p>In the course of the last 10 days or so, I’ve had three in-depth conversations with businesspeople (two of them entrepreneurs) that I truly respect. The theme: Carving out more time to think.<p>All three people–two men and a woman–had been searching …

I Just Don’t Get… The Doors

In comedy biopic film <i>The Rutles</i> there’s a scene where the Pre-Fab Four’s attractiveness is put down to one aspect of their clothing: “the trousers.” …

From Muse To Outcast, A Woman Comes Of Age In 'Widow Basquiat'

Much has been written about Jean-Michel Basquiat, the childlike savant and startlingly brilliant neo-expressionist who went down in a ball of heroin, cocaine and rage before his prime — before he could see his paintings sell at Christie's for $49 million, before he was compared to Picasso and de …

Why Shakespeare should be child’s play

Children as young as five can be 'captivated' by Shakespeare - schools must reach them before it's too late, says RSC artistic director Gregory Doran<p>Children as young as five should be exposed to Shakespeare, according to the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who believes the …

Why weird things happen

<b>(simongaberscik via Shutterstock)</b><p>A mathematician explains why you shouldn’t believe in psychics or ESP and other paradoxes of probability<p>Laura Miller<p>February 9, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Let's say you decide to toss a coin 10 times. The coin is evenly balanced, and for the first five flips you happen to …

Romance Novels Sweep Readers Off Their Feet With Predictability

Romance novels are a $1.4 billion industry, dwarfing the literary book market by millions.<p>Last summer, <i>Harper's</i> editor Jesse Barron attended the Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas. Emceed by a handsome novel-cover model named Jimmy, the event helped professionals and novices alike to pool …

Britain Puts Mormonism on Trial

A London court called the church’s leader to account for “false” doctrines—the latest in a string of sensational charges leveled against Mormons …

He Thinks He Can

Jerry Brown is trying to will California's high-speed rail into existence.<p>Jerry Brown is not, shall we say, America’s most conventional governor. In his State of the State address last month, he showed off a set of playing cards adorned with action shots of his Welsh corgi, Sutter. Each card …

Iran says warships to approach US borders

An Iranian naval officer has said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.<p>"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has …

Midterm Elections Looming Large in Senate Agenda

Fully 10 months be­fore a vote is cast, the Sen­ate is in full elec­tion mode, with both parties shift­ing the ac­tion to fit their strategies.<p>The …

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Mexico Captures Suspected Drug Lord Linked To 76 Tons Of Cocaine Shipped Into The US

The U.S. State Department has been offering a $5 million reward for information that could lead to the capture o fMartinez Sanchez, believed to be the leader of a group that brought 76 tons of cocaine into the United States between 2000 and 2003.<p>Mexico's Interior Ministry said in a statement that …

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Clock running on debt ceiling

It’s getting close to crunch time.<p>There have been conversations between Speaker John Boehner’s office and the White House on lifting the debt limit, but no negotiations over a package, according to sources familiar with the talks.<p>Time is running short for Congress to raise the nation’s borrowing …

British weather makes penguins so sad they need antidepressants

The weather in England is famously dreary, and this winter it’s been worse, not only dismal but windy and stormy. Humans have developed ways to cope …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Van life can be a creative way to lessen one's impact on the planet, but many van dwellers are still riding in...<p>Inhabitat is thrilled to announce …

Fukushima Announces Plan to Go 100% Renewable Following Nuclear Disaster

Even though it goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda to reboot nuclear power throughout Japan, the province of Fukushima has pledged to go …