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Australia Day: Why the British decided to send convicts to Australia in 1788 - and how they named the country

On January 26 1788, British settlers arrived on Australian shores for the first time and Captain Arthur Phillip's raised the Union Jack at Sydney Cove.<p>Now celebrated each year as Australia Day, the anniversary has become an annual opportunity for the country to show its national pride.<p>More than …

We Sent a Guy on a Blind Date—Here’s What He Remembered About Her Afterward

I have to be honest: When <i>Women's Health</i> asked me to go on a blind date, I was hesitant to accept the assignment.<p>First dates give me anxiety, and to go on one with someone I had never lain eyes on seemed like it could and would result in more awkwardness than usual.<p>But I had just read Amy Poehler’s …

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …

Furniture

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

Chinese man causes a stir by cooking rice in the middle of the Hong Kong International Airport

We’ve already seen all sorts of bizarre things go down inside Asian airports, from a woman drying her underwear to a government official causing …

Food & Dining

Maggie Gyllenhaal on actresses she loves and why social media can be overwhelming

LOS ANGELES — Clutching her Golden Globe statuette after winning for her role in <i>The Honourable Woman</i> last month, Maggie Gyllenhaal devoted some of …

Golden Globes