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Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?

What kind of a person looks upon the world's largest land animal—a beast that mourns its dead and lives to retirement age and can distinguish the voice of its enemies—and instead of saying “Wow!” says something like “Where's my gun?” Wells Tower joins an exclusive hunting party and reports on one …

Suspended – Medium

17 Skincare Products That'll Make You Glow Like The Star You Pretend To Be

Come thru shine, come thru radiance.<p>Note: <i>Customer reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from …

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Why I Went to Hong Kong for a Three-Day Weekend—And You Should, Too

Look, I hear you; it’s insane to fly across the world for a quick trip. When my family found out I was heading from New York to Hong Kong for only four and a half days (<i>including</i> travel time), I got an earful. “You’re going for <i>how</i> long?” “Are you crazy?” “Why are you wasting your money like that?” …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

National Parks

12 Amazing Korean Beauty Products That Glow Recipe's Founders Swear By

America's love affair with Korean beauty isn't new, but thanks to the well-stamped passports of Sarah Lee and Christine Chang—the founders of Glow Recipe, an online shop specializing in Korean beauty products—it's not a long-distance relationship. "Korean beauty isn't only about cute packaging or …

Exercising more but still gaining weight? Take this quiz

You're running on the treadmill, hitting up every HIIT class on your gym's schedule, and strength training more than you ever thought possible. But your scale hasn't gotten the memo. What gives? This five-question quiz will help you pinpoint your problem — and get your weight moving in the right …

Fitness

5 Nutrition Mistakes That Prevent Lean Muscle Gains

1 of 6<p>Reach Your Lean Muscle Gain Goals<p>Gaining muscle isn’t easy. For most of us, it takes a strong effort in the gym and a consistent nutrition plan.<p>…

How Chinese tea can largely improve your health

Tea has a way of giving me the time and space to get focused and clear.I lookforward to enjoyinga nice warm cup of red (aka black) tea, from Qi Men …

Tea

Is Tofurky Actually Worse Than the Real Thing?

<i>By Perry Santanachote, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>One of the biggest meat-eating holidays is upon us: Thanksgiving. A time when even the most steadfast …

Nutrition

Slipping Into A Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes

Bacteria in your gut tell your brain when you've had enough to eat.<p>When you push away your plate, loosen your belt and announce, "I couldn't manage another bite!" it may be your gut microbes talking, according to a new study. Researchers found chemical clues hinting that, when certain bacteria in …

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Sneak In Workouts

Working on your body, in some ways, is more important than working on your business.<p>There are some entrepreneurs who prioritize their workouts over everything else, even meetings with clients--you don't need to take it to that extreme to live a healthy lifestyle. Having a strong, healthy business …

Fitness

Daily dose of walnuts linked to health improvements

A handful of walnuts every day could lower people's levels of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.<p>Participants in the study who were given walnuts every day for six months saw improvements in their blood vessel function and decreases in their levels of "bad" (LDL) …

Holistic Medicine

Acne Scars Don't Stand A Chance Against This Mask

As pretty much anyone who has ever had a breakout knows, pimples are fleeting — but an acne scar, much like a diamond, lasts forever (or at least, it …

Eating less meat isn’t just good for you, it could save the planet

The UK and US are reviewing their dietary guidelines – this is an opportunity to tackle climate change via people’s plates<p>The food writer Michael Pollan summed up how to eat healthily: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”<p>It is unlikely that when the British and American governments issue new …

6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out, According To A Sugar Scientist

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from lurking added sugar.<p>The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the right direction, according to sugar scientist Laura Schmidt of the University …

I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness

The first serious panic attack I can remember having -- not "I'm a little nervous" but "My heart is exploding through my chest and I might possibly die" -- was at 22.<p>I was in a staff meeting at my job editing test preparation materials, where I spent most of my time trying to sneak subversive …

Meditation

Cindy Crawford on Beauty, Fitness and Eating Healthy

The supermodel and businesswoman dishes on her favorite products, the smoothie recipe she's obsessed with and how she feels about her daughter getting into modeling.<p>What are your earliest beauty memories?<p>Well, my mother was 16 when she got married and she tells the story about the very first time …

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of the MTA's …

Foxcatcher: the tale of two Olympic stars and an offer they should have refused

In the late 80s, close brothers and Olympic wrestling stars Dave and Mark Schultz were lured by a wealthy eccentric to set up a training camp on his vast estate. It ended in disaster with the brutal murder of Dave Schultz. Here his wife, Nancy, tells the extraordinary story, now the subject of the …

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

Photographer Guy Webster captured everyone from Hendrix to Dylan and the Stones in their counterculture heyday.<p>Guy Webster

Most Wild-Caught Grey Parrots Die Before Market

Researchers in the field estimate that 45-65% of wild-caught African grey parrots (<i>Psittacus erithacus erithacus</i>) die before arrival at markets and quarantine facilities in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Terese Hart, Director of the TL2 Project (www.bonoboincongo.com), …

Wildlife