Goats > all other animals.
The dopey middle child of the farm animal family was once cast aside for more majestic animals like horses or talking pigs. Now, goats hold a coveted spot in the Internet animal hierarchy, somewhere slightly above cats with snaggletooths and just below dogs welcoming home army veterans.
2014 may have been the Chinese year of the horse but this year was the Internet year of the goat. Here are our picks for goats that out-goated all the other goats on the Internet this year Read more…
Thanksgiving may be the only major American holiday focused on giving thanks for all of life’s blessings, but gratitude isn’t just a good excuse for chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie; it’s also a way to promote good health and well-being, experts say.
Dozens of studies have found that gratitude can improve well-being, and can even help people curb depression and anxiety, improve cholesterol and get better sleep, said Robert Emmons, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis, and author of Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass, 2013).
“Grateful people engage in more exercise, have better dietary behaviors, are less likely to smoke and abuse alcohol and have higher rates of medication adherence,” Emmons wrote in an email. “Gratitude is good medicine.” Read more…
Amsterdam health officials are trying to prevent more deaths by warning tourists about “extremely dangerous cocaine.”
In the last month, three British men have died after snorting heroin, which authorities believe may have been sold as cocaine.
The city has placed a large sign outside its main train station Central Station, nearby stores that legally sell hashish and marijuana. It reads, “Extremely dangerous cocaine is sold to tourists.”
If the idea of fighting your way through Best Buy is giving you a headache, opt for something a little craftier.
There’s no need to elbow your way through thronging crowds on Black Friday. Instead, get creative with some easy DIY projects. You can knock out your gift list without stepping out your door, and chow down on Thanksgiving leftovers while you do it.
This year, stay warm and stress-free for the holidays. The best Black Friday deal is not having to go out on Black Friday.
Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week’s celebration.
The American astronauts currently living on the orbiting laboratory 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth’s surface — commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts — as well as Italian-born flight engineer Samantha Cristoforetti, will get a day off this Thursday, Nov. 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving. At mealtime, they’ll gather for some “traditional” Turkey Day fare — in zero-g form, of course. Read more…
Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.
Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.
James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television.