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An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech

We’ve all seen videos of “talking” animals, from thrashing parrots and warbling huskies to petrified cats. Bizarre and seemingly human-like as these …

How to Make a Simple Yet Sophisticated Chess Set

Why get complicated?<p>A chess set is a great DIY project for any craftsman, and it doesn't have to be cut from brass or made from lightbulbs to look impressive. This wooden chess set crafted by Redditor benjaab123 takes a minimalist approach to designing and crafting all the pieces and the board.<p>The …

Living Rooms

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

A Simple & Stylish DIY IKEA Coffee Table Upgrade

If you're looking to spice up your Lack coffee table, but not quite at I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-IKEA hack level, Elinor's simple and stylish upgrade …

We love this totally unique reading challenge for 2016

If you’re as big on reading as we are here at HelloGiggles, than summer is just as much about good books as it is sunbathing, outdoor concerts, and …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Street Style

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

Hello, Tamago Kake Gohan, Your Time Has Come

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Stop looking at the picture above. Instead, look at this one:<p>This is a bowl of rice. It is delicious, but it is boring. It is boring in the way that monster-truck shows and movies about aliens aren't. It's so boring that the …

Embroidery 101

Learn to paint pictures with floss and fabric.<p>Gussy up some fabric with easy decorative stitches that will wow your friends and family. To embroider basically means to decorate material with needlework. Embroidery is based on hand-sewing stitches, and encompasses many different forms of stitching: …

eileen kelly, instagram star turned sex educator

The 20-year-old New Yorker behind the account @killerandasweetthang may have experienced her share of trolling, but she's putting her 300-thousand-strong following to good use. Eileen speaks to i-D about her new project.<p>Eileen Kelly is using her cat-green eyes to scour pine boxes at her favorite …

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this April

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this April, we suggest checking out …

17 book recommendations from 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson

Actress Emma Watson and Hermione Granger, the "Harry Potter" character she played for a decade, have at least one thing in common: They <i>love</i> to read.<p>After starring in the billion-dollar franchise — which she did from 11 to 21 — Watson attended Brown University and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's …

5 Things to Do When Your Side Business Isn't an Overnight Success

If you're like me, or any of my clients, when you first got the idea to go into business for yourself, I bet it felt like a mixture of exciting and also a little scary at that same time, right?<p>And you probably felt a pretty big pull to make this exciting, scary thing work no matter what.... nothing …

We're About to Witness a Major Development in Safe Nuclear Power

The next generation of clean nuclear power is coming. And as the world struggles to curb the devastating effects of climate change and end its …

25 of the Most Popular Cleaning Tricks on Pinterest

Make your life easier with these genius hacks.<p>Upgrade your cleaning routine with these smart hacks and home solutions.

Slow Cookers

Ikea’s Newest Product Introduces Hydroponics To Mainstream America

Are grow-your-own salad days ahead?<p>The term “hydroponics” typically conjures up images of illegal marijuana farms in massive warehouses, but Ikea has a more domesticated offer: a handsome little planter that lets you grow lettuce right on your kitchen countertop.<p>Hydroponics is a plant-growing …

The worst vacation health hazards

1. Snake and spider bites<p>Spider venom is designed to kill or paralyze smaller prey, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do damage to a person. Some species can produce skin lesions or allergic reactions that result in fatalities, according to Britannica. Out of 43,000 spider species in the world, only …

9 Netflix Tricks That You Simply Can't Live Without

Weekend binging just got so much easier.<p><b>1. Helium</b><p>It's a floating, transparent browser window that allows you to watch Netflix while you work and it will revolutionize your productivity game. I don't know about you, but I get a lot more done when I'm watching <i>Fixer Upper</i> at the same time that I'm …

Rotten Tomatoes

The best dwarf fruit trees to grow in pots #Fruit_Gardening

Gardening<p>A list of the important Miniature Fruit Trees in a limited space is as follows:<p><b>Dwarf apples tree</b> is a sort of resilient and tough tree type …

14 Modern + Affordable IKEA Kitchen Makeovers

IKEA kitchen cabinets are the perfect addition to any home in need of some modern flair. Not only are the cabinets stylish, but they also boast organization and customization options that even higher-end cabinetry can’t offer. If you’re tackling a kitchen renovation and lamenting the fact that your …

Interior Design

7 women share their honest experiences with birth control

People understandably have a lot of feelings about birth control. Each hormonal version comes with its own potential risks and benefits, non-hormonal …

DIY Couples Costumes for Any Themed Event

Most of us don’t attend costume theme parties every weekend, so Halloween, while fun, can also present a sticky challenge. But we don’t need to drop big bucks for a store-bought costume that we will never wear again — and what fun is that, anyway? All of the supplies for a good couples costume are …

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

Books

Soul Food Recipes

Collard greens, creamy grits, classic fried chicken and more—all of your southern favorites are covered here.

In Vietnam, Pho Is a Breakfast Tradition Changing With the Times

<i>This is</i> <i>Inside the Breakfast Bowl</i><i>, a series in which Eater profiles breakfast soups and porridges from around the world. Next up: pho.</i><p>Vietnam rewards an early riser. Slip out before 9 a.m. and you'll get to explore the frenetic motorbike-choked streets of Vietnam's biggest cities at their most …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

Romance in the age of Tinder: 21st-century love poetry

<i>Technology has changed the way we love – now modern poetry is catching up. Charlotte Runcie talks to the young writers behind this erotic revolution</i><p>After Sappho and Shakespeare, after John Donne and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, can there be anything new for poetry to say about love?<p>Although there …

7 ways Amal Clooney has perfected a modern work wardrobe

There's a certain irony that Amal Clooney - the human rights lawyer who would rather we all cared about the abuses going on in the Maldives more than her clothes - has become a pin-up for a modern working woman. But someone has to. Because aside from the fictional Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife …

5 wildlife adventures everyone should have before they die

There are few experiences that compare to witnessing animals in their natural environment.<p>In a world where landscapes are continually altered, it is often calming, and quite breathtaking, to view animals completely in harmony with their habitats.<p>Though they often require some significant travel, …

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

You could re-read "The Goblet of Fire" for the umpteenth time, or, you could try something new.<p>Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve decided to re-read <i>Harry Potter</i>, swapping in a new pronunciation of …