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25+ Super Garlicky Recipes to Celebrate Your Singledom

Give the middle finger to Valentine's Day with these super garlicky recipes. If you're single, you deserve to celebrate your status by carb loading on this day and packing your food with the best flavor known to mankind: garlic. Expect lots of pasta and garlicky cheese knots as well as plenty of …

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

Board Games

Beyond Liveness: The Dramaturgies of Augmented Reality in Live Theatre

By Anchuli Felicia King. Anchuli Felicia King discusses augmented reality technologies, one of the most radical technological advances affecting the …

Mixed Reality

11 Comics That Perfectly Sum Up The Wonderfully Weird Ways Of Cats

Cats do the darndest things.<p>When you own a cat, you grow used to their little idiosyncrasies. The dead vermin left at your door, the midnight racing around the house, the obsession with boxes ― these are all charming quirks to cat owners. But the habits that are commonplace to cat lovers are truly …

Pets

So You’ve Decided To Get Into Beer, Here Are Our Favorite Gateway Pints

Building a palate is a time consuming and wallet emptying task. It takes years of devotion to delve deep enough into any food or drink culture to fully appreciate the nuance involved. My granddad put it this way, “No one likes scotch the first time they drink it. You have to <i>learn</i> to love it.” And …

Alcohol

Republican Senator uses Facebook Live to ask Trump to step down

And he won’t be the last<p>In a stunning late night Facebook Live video, Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee pleaded with Donald Trump to step aside and give up his nomination for president. The video, which Lee filmed from his home in Utah, is like many on Facebook Live — a single person, speaking to …

Government

6 Things to Know about Mass Shootings in America

<i>Editor’s Note: This story was first published in 2016 and was updated after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.</i> <i>It is being resurfaced following</i> <i>a mass</i> …

This Couple Killed in the Orlando Shooting Hoped to Get Married. Now They Will Have a Joint Funeral

A couple who was deeply in love when they were killed during a gunman’s shooting rampage inside an Orlando nightclub will have a joint funeral …

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We Loved in May

<i>Welcome to our monthly roundup chronicling the best books the B&N SFF stable of bloggers has read over the previous month. Old or new, it doesn’t</i> …

What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?

In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a distinctive pattern of tiny scars. Perl was intrigued. At 69, he had examined 20,000 brains over …

The Brain

Build Yourself A Home Bar Without Going Broke

It’s pretty safe to say that craft cocktail culture is spiking worldwide. The upside is that we’re drinking and rediscovering classic drinks and inventing new ones every day. The downside is that going out and getting sloppy on cocktails is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.<p>Mixing cocktails is …

7 of the best alcohol subscription services

<b>And more often than not, knowing what your drinking style is— and learning how to navigate the wide world of drinking for yourself — can be confusing.</b> Which cocktail should you master? Which wine is the best wine? What even counts as an artisan brewery? There are just So. Many. Options.<p>Luckily for …

12 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books to Read: May 2016

We couldn’t be more excited for the month of May, as it will see several spectacular-looking debut novels, continuations of a few popular series, and …

Proof That Hollywood Really Doesn’t Want You To Hear Women Speak

Five charts expose the rampant sexism in movies.<p>Surprise, surprise: the representation of women in Hollywood movies is the <i>absolute worst</i>--and now we have empirical evidence.<p>After sharing a study on the Bechdel Test in January that showed the number of times women on screen speak about men, …

Feminism

25 helpless dogs that had their bed stolen by the cat

If I fits, I sits.<p>Cats are notorious for doing whatever the hell they want. And when it comes to sitting in a comfy place, they'll sit wherever they …

Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian giant who played 'Alien'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dripping with menace, the alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 space horror classic was quite literally the movie's break-out star.<p>With an extendible jaw that salivated acid, it wasn't enough that "Alien" could capture and kill; it wanted to use humans unfortunate enough to cross its path as a …

Box Office

Remind me, Mr Cameron: what am I trying to 'Prevent'?

Anti-terrorism laws are making reluctant Big Brothers of us all, but radical thought is a cornerstone of learning<p>I’m walking on the moors, watching my dog race around clumps of soggy gorse looking for an evasive rabbit. It’s bleak, grey and raining – the prevailing wind is so strong that I can …

Radicalization

Seven Westminster cats are in the running for the Purr Minister poll 2016

LONDON - Forget the EU referendum, there's a far more important issue requiring your vote in the coming days: The 2016 Purr Minister Election.<p>The …

We Can't Stop Gazing Into This Cat's Gorgeous Eyes

Just try not to get lost in Coby's baby blues.<p>If looks could kill, then this gorgeous kitty would most certainly be on the FBI's most wanted list. Coby, a British Shorthair, has officially won our hearts over with his captivating blue eyes. Starkly contrasted against his silky white fur, this …

Would It Be A Bad Thing to Wipe Out A Species ... If It's A Mosquito?

Mosquitoes have a nasty reputation.<p>The species <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, for example, is currently responsible for spreading the Zika virus through the Americas and also infects humans with dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever.<p>This raises the question: Should there be an effort to get rid of <i>Aedes aegypti</i> …

Public Health

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

African Culture

Ernest Hemingway’s Adventures In Alcohol

Ernest Hemingway not only drank a lot, he drank widely, from his own version of a daiquiri to cocktails, champagne, beer, whiskey, Campari, and rice …

Alcohol

150 Years Of Immigration In America, Visualized

An interactive map shows how waves of diasporas from all over the world arrived in the U.S., from the 1850s to today.<p>Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country’s foundation was built on …

Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly elsewhere.<p>We know life was present on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago. It may have been present even earlier, but results remain controversial. The window of opportunity for life to …

Physics

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

As well as a writer and a thinker, H G Wells, born 150 years ago this year, was also a tireless practitioner of 'free love'<p>'I have done what I pleased," H G Wells once wrote, "so that every bit of sexual impulse in me has expressed itself. I am a very immoral person. I have preyed on people who …

Literature

This rescued shelter kitten can't stop smiling about her new home

This cat is living proof that home is where the heart is.<p>Eleven weeks ago — after a short stay in a shelter — a little kitten, now known as Rey, was …

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

1/<p>Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>2/<p>MYTH: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.<p>Imperfect<p>Apples are packed with vitamin C and fiber, both of which are …

Wellness

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Paranormal

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Ancient Egypt

The land of the pharaohs is famous for its huge pyramids, its bandaged mummies and its golden treasures. But how much do you really know about …