Allison Ridley

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SCIENCE FRICTION

With its large number of moving parts, the mechanical wristwatch was made to measure for the young and cutting-edge science of tribology – the study of friction, wear, lubrication and how moving surfaces interact. A modern, precision timepiece might simply grind to a halt without the holistic …

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

Motivation

A library cat has just been spared eviction because the world can't be that mean

For all the cat lovers out there, it’s probably obvious why our furry friends consistently win over the internet. In short, it’s because they’re so …

7 quirky cat behaviors and what they mean

My temperamental calico, Harlem, is one of them.<p>And while she's the only one I have, she embodies many of the most common, and most perplexing, cat stereotypes.<p>So why does she — and the tens of millions of cats like her — act that way?<p>In honor of National Pet Day, here are some explanations, backed …

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …

People are going bonkers for a 'mermaid pillow' that changes colors

A TV news reporter sent the internet on a hunt for a mesmerizing pillow after he took video of himself furniture shopping outside Dallas.<p>Steve Noviello of Fox 4 posted the video of a friend and him checking out a pillow that's covered in reversible sequins. The sequins have one color on one side, …

Doctor Sculpts Rice into Adorably Colorful Characters to Dazzle Everyday Bento Boxes

For some, cute food is more than just a passing trend… it's a way of life. Thailand-based doctor and food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun (aka Peaceloving Pax) creates adorable, edible characters by shaping colorful balls of rice, each one designed as a lovable figure to accompany bento boxes and …

Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World's Architectural Achievements

Have you ever wondered what some of the world's greatest architectural achievements are? A new poster titled <i>The Schematics of Structures</i> by the online shop Pop Chart Lab celebrates 90 structural feats from around the world and throughout time. The image is presented as a blueprint-style …

5 Texts You Should Send to Your Partner Every Day

Researchers Lori Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, Dean Busby, and Sarah Coyne found that texting between partners could either help or hurt a …

Text Messaging

22 Times Cats Made No Sense

Cats are weird.

27 Underrated Makeup Brands Everyone Should Know About

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The Pilates Workout That Sculpts Your Butt

You are here<p>The Pilates Workout That Sculpts Your Butt<p>Pilates will give you a flat stomach, but did you know it's also great for getting your butt …

Workouts

The 5 Dark Lipsticks You Need This Fall

It’s no secret that fall is a time for darker hair, clothes and, our personal fave, lipstick! To help you loosen your grip on that hot pink or coral …

Wanderlust: Photo

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