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How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Resilience: How to train a tougher mind

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress.<p>“It was one of those perfect days. I think that’s what everyone remembers. And now whenever the day’s too perfect and the sky’s …

Mindfulness

The NFL Is Still An Undervalued Brand

When I was a kid I couldn’t wait for Saturday during football season to watch Game of the Week and This Week in Pro Football, shows that telecast the previous week’s games. For seven weeks of the season they were the only way I could see my beloved New York Giants, whose home games were blacked out …

Note To Punters: Getting Kicked In The Face Is Apparently A New Occupational Hazard

Conversations about player safety in the NFL sometimes involve the definition of a "defenseless receiver." Going forward, they may involve rules against wide receivers using self-defense techniques against defenders. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown delivered a kick to the face of Browns punter …

America's Player, America's Team

Michael Sam addresses the media after signing with the Dallas Cowboys (AP photo)<p>Michael Sam has joined America's Team.<p>On Wednesday Sam officially became the first active, openly gay player in NFL history when the Dallas Cowboys signed him to their 10-man practice squad. The Cowboys, nicknamed …

Sport and Society for Arete: The NFL, Women and Sport

Roger Goodell is the commissioner of the most popular professional sports league in the United States. This week he demonstrated just how much he learned at the feet of his predecessors, Paul Tagliabue and especially Pete Rozelle.<p>A month of so ago Goodell in his position as judge and jury of player …

Has Football Jumped the Shark?

The character-building cornerstone of American life has lately come under fire for ills ranging from racism to concussions. Three new books find the …

The Essentials: Fall Denim Every Woman Should Own

9 essential styles to take you into fall.<p>Is there anything that feels more autumnal than a crisp new pair of jeans? With so much to choose in terms of styles, washes and rises, it's easy to get overwhelmed. So, we looked to the women who wear it best, and narrowed fall's options down to 9 essential …

How to get the kids excited about your next trip

So you want to tour Italy's Etruscan ruins but you have a sneering teen in tow, or a toddler who can shatter priceless artefacts with a single shriek? Just how do you get kids excited about the places you want to go?<p>Look at things from their perspective, that's how. So even if it <i>is</i> a trip for you, …

Chasing Purple in Rocky Mountain National Park

I came to Estes Park, Colorado, to see purple mountain majesties, blue hollows, and flaming red alpenglow. Maybe get some taffy and a T-shirt.<p>My guide is a marked-up copy of Isabella Bird’s <i>A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains</i><i>,</i> a remarkable travelogue spun from letters the British writer wrote …

National Parks
Willy Wonka

I Ate Only The Foods Featured On The Emoji Keyboard For A Week — Here's What Happened

The instant message flashed on my screen from a coworker suggesting lunch. It was followed by: "TRAGEDY."<p>Tragedy may be an overstatement to apply to emoji, the standardized set of symbols used in texts and online messaging. But when the Unicode Consortium released an update this July expanding its …

Healthy Eating

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Dessert

Object Lessons

Small and slight, with short blonde hair and an all-black wardrobe, the artist Helen Marten, 28, could pass for a Left Bank heroine—perhaps Jean Seberg circa 1960’s <i>Breathless</i>—but with a bookworm’s soul. When I meet her in London in May, she declares her studio off-limits because she is in one of …

"Full House" Might Be Coming Back to TV

Are you sitting down? Good. Because according to reports, a revival of <i>Full House</i> is in the works. According to <i>Variety</i>, Warner Bros. is thinking about bringing back the show with some of the original cast. It should come as no surprise that John Stamos, also known as Uncle Jesse, is spearheading the …

TV

Can Babolat's Smart Racket Improve Your Tennis Game?

Before high school football season starts, story lines shape up

Get ready for four months of nonstop high school football culminating with the<p>CIFstate championship bowl games Dec. 19 and 20 at StubHub in Carson. Here are some potential story lines to follow:<p><b>Which first-year coach will come out looking like a savior?</b> There are high-profile first-year coaches and …

College Sports

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Make The Classic Maxi-Skirt Look Totally Fresh

On days when you're not willing to go bare-legged, a maxi-skirt is your BFF — it's breezy and lightweight, and no one will notice you've been …

2015 NFL Draft: SEC has good talent even in down year

After producing the top two picks in this year's draft, college football's best conference is relatively short on pro prospects.<p>Prepare yourself to read something recorded for the first time ever in human history. A phrase so shocking it may be best if you sign off on a waiver in the comments …

College Football Playoff 2014: Preseason Rankings and Postseason Predictions

The 2014 college football season is officially underway, and the talk has already begun regarding the new playoff system. With the archaic BCS gone and a traditional four-team postseason in its place, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of the sport.<p>After the final rankings of the year are released, …

On and Off Duty: 1 Sweatshirt, 6 Ways

The Easiest Way to Wear Mixed Prints

Do THIS the next time your closet leaves you feeling blah<p>In the same way you have one or two go-to drinks to expedite your Starbucks run, you also have go-to outfit pairings. Having favorites can be helpful, but also a bit boring. So the next time your closet leaves you feeling blah, why not try a …

5 Ways to Rock a Wild Button Down (+ 10 Shirts We’d Buy!)

Rawr! It seems that wild animal-inspired graphic button downs are all the rage these days, so we had to give this trend a try. And what better way to try out a new trend than by going on a full on safari? We took this $18 Forever 21 Safari shirt and styled it up 5 different ways, proving you don’t …

Clothing

Not Ready to Ditch Your Summer Staples? Watch Me Break Some Rules for Easy Transitional Dressing!

Blonds shouldn't wear yellow. Your shoes should never match your bag. White isn't to be worn after Labor Day. Who's with me—rules <i>schmules</i>, right? Yes, we're all abuzz about fall (and, this week especially, next spring), but across the country, temps are living in that between-season limbo. Since …

31 October Outfit Ideas, Modeled by Glamour Editors

Your fashion mission this October: Take four key pieces, style 'em up like our editors did, enjoy compliments!