Slice of Life

New Study Suggets Selfie ‘Lurking’ Could Lower Self-Esteem

(Desert Bus For Hope/Flickr/Creative Commons)
(Desert Bus For Hope/Flickr/Creative Commons)

People who spend a lot of time looking at selfies on Facebook and other social media sites may have low self-esteem and feel less satisfied...

  • A home in Vashon Island, Wash., featured in the book "Prefabulous Small Houses" by Sheri Koones. The Vashon Island house, built with structural insulated panels and a timber frame was designed by FabCab and is 1,750 square feet. (Dr. Dale Christopher Lang via AP)

    Author Turns Focus on ‘Prefabulous’ Small Homes

    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them... Read more

  • Claire Olsen's grandson called Papa John's to deliver pizza to her Palm Coast, Florida, home as a way to conduct a wellness check on her after Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 9. (WFTV)

    Family Sends Pizza Deliveryman to Conduct Wellness Check on Grandma After Hurricane

    A pizza deliveryman brought more than a pepperoni pie to one Florida grandmother—he delivered a sigh of relief to her family nearly 1,700 miles away. As Floridians... Read more

  • The sunny Dickie Fitz restaurant in Fitzrovia London offers contemporary Australian cuisine. (Courtesy Dickie Fitz)

    Australian Chefs Bring Fresh Flavour Fusions to London

    LONDON—The flavours of the Mediterranean or the tastes of Asia often burst through dishes that are cooked the contemporary Australian way. It’s another fusion food... Read more

  • Button and Ferby. (Courtesy of Walter Rue)

    Celebrating Outdoor Cats

    When I was a young woman many years ago, one Mother’s Day I was feeling particularly lonely. My mother had died a few years before... Read more

  • (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Fitbit)

    What We’ve Suspected About Fitbits All Along Is True

    Wearing a fitness tracker may help you keep tabs on how many steps you take, but the devices themselves – even with the lure of... Read more

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    Dad Charged $40 To Hold Baby, Highlights Childbirth Costs in US

    A detailed, itemized medical bill of a Caesarean section delivery for one family highlights the miscellaneous cost of childbirth in the United States. Reddit user... Read more

  • The Benicia Police Department purchased a bicycle for Jordan Duncan who walked eight miles to work everyday. (Facebook/ The Benicia Police Department)

    California Police Buy Bicycle for Teen Who Walked a 5-Hour Daily Commute

    A California Police Association collectively raised money to purchase a bicycle for a teenager who has been trekking eight miles to work everyday. Corporal Kirk... Read more

  • William Maillis graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created. (AOL Screenshot)

    9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College (Video)

    William Maillis graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created.…... Read more

  • Denver Broncos outside linebacker Brandon Marshall led the team in tackles in 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Store Owner Cancels Event After Denver’s Brandon Marshall Doesn’t Stand for Anthem

    After Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall joined the protest against the national anthem in the United States, he faced some backlash. Stephen Kurtis Martin, the... Read more

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    The Sublime Beauty of a Supervolcano: Watch Time-Lapse Video

    Yellowstone National Park sprawls over one of the most powerful supervolcanoes on Earth. The steamy mist and swirl of colors in the surrounding geothermal features blend... Read more

  • Actress Angelina Jolie in Hollywood, California on January 16, 2016. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    Iceland Green Lights the Name Angelina

    Iceland will now allow parents to name their daughters Angelina – just like one very famous American actress – a name which like many others... Read more

  • Icelandic sagas are under-appreciated in the world of European literature. (Oscar Wergeland [Public domain]/Wikimedia Commons)

    Guide to the Classics: The Icelandic Saga

    Iceland has been in the news quite a lot lately, mainly because of its young soccer team’s outstanding performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament... Read more

  • Ron Ferdinand, who does the Sunday edition of the Dennis the Menace comic strip, in his studio in Pine Bush on Sept. 14, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Just a (Talented) Kid at Heart

    PINE BUSH—Like a kid’s room packed with favorite things, Ron Ferdinand’s tiny home studio has walls covered with cartoon drawings, sketches, news clippings, and shelves... Read more

  • (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock)

    It’s Peace Day! (Video)

    Ring the Bells of Peace  A great video about what we really need to do in this world. With Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad for Search... Read more

  • In February of 1944, 2 young Jewish girls were removed from their French school and deported to Auschwitz. The dolls taken from them were recently donated to the Shoah Memorial in Paris. (AOL Screenshot)

    These Dolls Were Taken From Two Girls Destined for Auschwitz (Video)

    In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported to Auschwitz. While taking sisters Denise and... Read more

  • 14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom's voice clearly for the first time in her life. (AOL Screenshot)

    14-Year-Old Girl Breaks Down in Tears Hearing Mom’s Voice Clearly for First Time (Video)

    14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom’s voice clearly for the first time in her life. The teen had moderate to severe hearing... Read more

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