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Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt of java.<p>The state keeps a list of chemicals it considers possible causes of cancer, and one of them, acrylamide, is created when coffee beans are roasted.<p>A lawsuit first …

Coffee

Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Plants don’t get enough credit.<p>They move. You know this. Your houseplant salutes the sun each morning. At night, it returns to center.<p>You probably don’t think much of it. This is simply what plants do: Get light. Photosynthesize. Make food. Live.<p>But what about all the signs of plant intelligence …

Biology

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated …

US to roll out vending machines for homeless after successful British trial

It all goes back to the countless hours Huzaifah Khaled spent on trains and in train stations, shuttling back and forth between his home in …

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

1 of 15<p>Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Trader Joe’s Frozen Turkey Meatballs<p>3 of 15<p>Trader Joe’s Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip<p>…

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Too Faced Launches 3 Mythical Lipsticks, Including Mermaid Tears

If you're a fan of Too Faced's already cult-favorite Unicorn Tears — the iridescent shimmer lipstick the Internet is currently obsessed with, get ready to cry some tears of serious joy. Too Faced is getting ready to drop three (yes, <i>three</i>!) more shimmery sister products.<p>The OG product has been the …

Makeup

This Bride Served Up The Wedding Cake Of Your Dreams

@amirahkassem<p>We've seen a gilded 10-tier tower and heard of a near-royal confection that rang up over $3,000—but we think this elaborate sweet treat …

Weddings

BraveTart is the Best Baking Book We've Seen in Years

Stella Parks's tome on the art, science, and history of American desserts is a must-read for anyone with a sweet-tooth<p><i>Each month, our Cookbook Club</i> …

9 Things Psychologists Do When They Have Anxiety

Everyone gets a little anxious now and then, whether it's over a work deadline, a new relationship, or a dwindling bank account. Even …

What Little Free Pantries Say About Hunger In America

As a stopgap and communal gesture, the mini food donation boxes are great. But they also point out a much larger issue: Food insecurity is on the rise–and can’t be solved by charitable donations alone.<p>Around two years ago, Jessica McClard noticed three Little Free Libraries–tiny, …

Amanda Knox on Life After Wrongful Conviction

She survived years in an Italian jail after being torn apart by the press for a murder she didn't commit. How the 30-year-old Knox is moving on<p>Amanda …

Nonprofits

Surviving as an Old in the Tech World

<b>About 15 years ago,</b> I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” …

Pictures of the Week 7.21.17

Zip-lines

The best-selling album the year you were born

Times have changed, though. In the 2010s, pop stars like Adele and Taylor Swift have dominated the charts, while in the 1950s and early 1960s, musical soundtracks and Broadway cast recordings tended to top the list.<p>Billboard has been tracking the top album of the year since 1956. From 1992 onward, …

New Music

The Other Side of Anne of Green Gables

Do you know Anne Shirley? You would like her. Everybody does. A lively and optimistic survivor with a feverish imagination and unchecked enthusiasms, she is a redheaded outsider who becomes an insider without forsaking her peculiarities or her intelligence. An inadvertent feminist, an unrepentant …

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.<p>Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color finder that comes …

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

These 12 Musts Make Breakfast in Bed Too Easy

If you live in a major metropolitan area, epic brunch lines are practically a rite of passage. While we're not above waiting our turn for a sampling …

Bobby Flay

Zucchini Fritters for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Come summer, zucchini is abundant. But it's also pretty available (and pretty tasty) all year round. I love to shred zucchini and sauté it in butter for a quick veg to eat at any meal, but I was recently looking for a way to make it even yummier as a side or maybe a vegetarian main.<p>Enter the …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

Seth Godin

First Light at the Top of the Mountain

This Quote From Jane Goodall Will Inspire You to Do … Well, Everything to Help the Planet

It is very easy to get lost in the drama of our daily lives and forget that there is a big, giant world functioning around us. As a species, humans …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

Everyone Needs to Hear This Utah Lawmaker's Heartwarming Speech Responding to the Orlando Shooting

"I regret not treating them with the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved. For that, I sincerely and humbly apologize."<p>Amid the outpouring support for the victims of the Orlando shooting, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox gave a moving, powerful speech in which he apologized to the …

LGBTQ

Open Forum: Tablet or laptop for computing on the go?

Over the past couple of years we've seen companies like Microsoft, Apple and Samsung try to convince customers that their large-screened tablets are …

Graphic Novels