Andrea Ballor

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100 Parenting Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

ME: "Here's 100 memes!" YOU: *White guy blinking meme*

Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

Books

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Donald Trump

Five of the best climate-change novels

From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – these are some of the best stories of ecological peril<p>There’s a brief reference to what could be nuclear attack or a comet strike – “a sudden shear of light and then a series of low concussions” – …

These Were the Biggest Cocktail Trends of 2016

How many have you tried?<p>This may go down as the year everybody needed a drink or three, which may not be such a bad thing considering the number of exciting trends that hit the bar scene this year. There's still a little time left before the ball drops in Times Square, so if you still haven't …

The map-maker’s task may never be done

Three new atlases of strange, improbable places show that, even with GPS, islands have a weird habit of appearing and disappearing<p>In his Forward Prize-winning collection of 2014, <i>A Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion</i>, Kei Miller’s hero describes his craft thus: ‘My job is to imagine the …

London Bridge

We’re Just Going To Leave These Highly Alcoholic Drink Recipes Right Here…

No reason, just thought you might like a drink at noon on a Wednesday. Y’know, as one does.<p>Ingredients:<br>2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Rye<br>1/2 oz. Suze<br>1/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao<br>1 barspoon simple syrup<br>1 dash celery bitters<br>1 dash orange bitters<p>Directions:<br>Combine all ingredients in glass beaker. Pour …

Bitters

Panel: What does the US election result say about misogyny? | Patricia Williams and others

US elections 2016,Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump,US politics,Feminism,Women,US news,World news<p>Faced with the choice between a qualified woman with flaws and a man who had lied, evaded taxes and faced many sexual assault allegations, voters chose the man

Feminism

‘Studio Ghibli in Real Life’ Video Brilliantly Edits Animation into Reality — Watch

The animation work of Japan's Studio Ghibli is combined with real backgrounds.<p>Studio Ghibli is known for producing some of the best anime feature …

The 37 funniest movies you can watch on Netflix right now

<b>The INSIDER summary:</b><p><b>• Netflix has a huge selection of comedies. Here are 37 great ones to watch.</b><p>Comedy is quite possibly the most difficult genre of film to produce. Drama, horror, romance — these genres all achieve their intended response with relative ease compared to comedy. In order to make …

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31 Cheap Products Makeup Addicts Swear By

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You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 4th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Life Hacks For Slacker Moms

11. <b>Keep a tube of mascara in your purse.</b><p>Red traffic lights are very well known to serve as an excellent opportunity for its application.<p>12. <b>Save your</b> …

Lifehacks

Mindfulness for kids: Could an app make your children happier?

A bedtime miracle. Instead of chatting late into the night with his 11-year-old brother, my youngest, aged nine, has just conked out within seconds of climbing into his bunk. At first I’m convinced he's pretending. But the gentle rise and fall of his chest tells me that, yes, he's fast …

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The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

The Curious Story of Mushroom Jazz, Dance Music's Chillest Genre Ever

The surprising origins of the shroomy, genre-spanning sound, according to the man who invented it.<p>Back in the 90s, Mark Farina's <i>Mushroom Jazz</i> mix CDs were the perfect comedown solution for nights when the aggressive drum 'n' bass and post-acid techno of the American rave explosion got too …

Coffee: Good or Bad?

"Dr. Hyman, I'm so confused about coffee," writes this week's house call. "One day I read that it's so bad for me and the next it's good for me. Why …

Wellness

The NES Mini Will Be a Closed Nostalgia Loop

For better or worse, Nintendo’s pint-sized NES Mini will play the games it comes with, and that’s it.<p>“The console is a standalone device so it cannot …

Retrogaming

Biotrap is the world's first 100% biodegradable mosquito trap

If you’re concerned about the Zika virus or simply keen to prevent pesky mosquito bites, you may not have to use DEET-filled sprays or citronella …

Someone Spent Seven Years Making a Stop-Motion 'Star Trek' Film

Fan film took seven years to create, with over half a year spent in filming alone.<p>There's a new <i>Star Trek</i> movie coming out on July 22, and its explosions and J.J. Abrams-produced lens flares will almost certainly stuff the box office with cash. Even so, many longtime fans yearn for another time and …

10 Great Movies That Owe a Deep Debt to Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner, The Adjustment Bureau, Total Recall, Minority Report—there is no shortage of Hollywood adaptations of Dick stories. Yet the author's shadow stretches so far that a plethora of excellent films trace their roots to the master.<p>Science-fiction author Philip K. Dick died in 1982, yet he …

Three Must-Read 21st Century Sci-Fi Novels

Science fiction may be in crisis. But there are still 21st-century sci-fi novels proving the genre is a vital realm of prophecy and fresh ideas.<p>A few …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

We each create our own opportunities.<p>What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, …

Self-improvement