The splendid way this viral photo of Chris Hemsworth is helping fight mental illness.

Now this is good publicity. <br> The celebrity tabloid news industry is basically a collection of our* guilty pleasures rolled into one massively problematic dumpster fire. *The fact TMZ is bookmarked in my web browser means I am certainly part of the problem. Photo via iStock. Body-shaming, invading privacy, luring famous kids into photos using other children as bait — sometimes it feels like there is no lowest low when it comes to the paparazzi and our infatuation with famous folks. Take actor Chris Hemsworth, for instance. Photo by Dave…

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Keep Your Eyes On The Stars, And Your Feet On The Ground

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for stars.”― Casey Kasem Dream Big To be human is to dream. We all have hopes and wants for ourselves. Sometimes these dreams may be simple, and other times these dreams can be really big. Some hope for grand fortunes while others dream of a day when they no longer have a bad habit. Keep dreaming. Reach for those stars and then reach for some more. Be Realistic While reaching for the stars it is important to keep reality in check….

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6 Signs You’re A Strong Person With Heightened Sensitivity

Society has made us believe that a strong person is someone who is fierce, has a stone for a heart, and doesn’t get moved by anything. In short, lacking sensitivity. But you may be surprised to know that it is very much possible to be both strong and sensitive. In fact, the strongest people may actually be the ones that are also highly sensitive. Here are six signs that you are that unique kind of person, who is both strong and sensitive: 1. Life Sometimes Seems Too Much You have…

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Traveller talk: July 2016

Pilgrims in Lalibela, Ethiopia. © Philip Lee Harvey / Lonely Planet Each month our fab Thorn Tree moderators bring a few tasty morsels of community chat to the fore. This month’s menu includes: self-catering in Cuba; a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa; footwear; reading lists; discovering India by bike; and finding India in London. Our TT-ers are a very eclectic bunch. Self-catering in Cuba? The unusual topic of cooking in Cuba cropped up this month, which ttjpdo glowingly describes as ‘one of the best threads’ on the subject. While most users on the thread agreed that part of…

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Incredibly, zebra finches have started warning their babies about global warming.

<br> More and more, we humans are having to come up with solutions to beat the heat. With the hottest summer in recorded history currently underway, we’ve been doing everything we can — installing AC units, taking multiple cold showers a day, and even attaching fans to our cell phones and converting our refrigerators into air conditioners. Whatever it takes. I know, right? Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Of course, animals are dealing with the heat in their own way, and some of their solutions are pretty cool. Elephants vent…

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You May Not Know Epsom Salt Can Ease Your Life In So Many Ways

Epsom Salts have been a staple part of our society since their discovery 1680. It was first discovered in well near Epsom, Britain, and since then it has penetrated to the very heart of our civilization. Epsom salt has long been hailed for both it’s health and gardening applications. In fact, Epsom has been discovered to help in so many different ways! 1. Cleaner Hair If your hair feels greasy and gross, add a bit of Epsom Salt to your shampoo. It’ll help strip some of the oils from your hair, just…

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Spread These 10 Quotes To Help Make It A Peaceful World

Recently a boy covered with blood rescued from attacks in Syria has broken many people’s hearts.It’s a pity that children who should be meant to be protected and nurtured in decent environment are involved in such cruelty. Let’s make world peace a reality but not a wish, shall we? Spread these 10 inspirational quotes to help make it a better world… 1. When You Need To Have Hundreds Of Protests Just To Tell The World That Bombing Children Is Not OK. That Is When You Know HUMANITY Has Failed credit:…

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A heartbreaking photo of a Syrian child went viral. Here are 3 things we can do about it.

We can’t unsee that photo of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh. But now, we have a choice: We can turn away, or we can do something about it. <br> By now you’ve probably seen that startling photo of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh from Aleppo, Syria. Plenty of other powerful and arresting moments have been caught on camera since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. But none of them have managed to send shockwaves around the world quite like this photo, taken by Mahmoud Raslan: a child dressed in dust and…

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Healthy raw vegie salad recipe

  Looking for healthy lunch ideas? This raw vegie salad is such an easy and tasty way to introduce raw vegetables into your diet on a daily basis.  Eating raw vegetables means that you’re receiving the full nutrient potential of that vegetable, as nothing is lost through the cooking process. Needless to say, selecting seasonal organic produce is ideal for this, but don’t be too worried about following the recipe to the letter – use anything you like from your crisper. Ingredients ¼ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded ¼ small red…

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The Best Things in Life are Free… in San Francisco

The Lonely Planet team getting ready to explore San Francisco © Rachael Nusbaum To celebrate the launch of The Best Things in Life Are Free, last weekend we hit the streets of San Francisco on a walking tour with San Francisco City Guides (sfcityguides.org) to give sightseers free copies of the book and a free drink at Vesuvio Cafe. We had the chance to explore the city ourselves, following the recommendations in the book. Starting in Chinatown in the morning, we made our way up to Coit Tower with its breathtaking…

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