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A Waitress Spoke Out Against A ‘Cruel’ Table That Left Her ‘LOL’ As A Tip

Restaurant patrons aren’t required to tip, but, if they choose not to, they don’t have to be a dick about it. A New Jersey waitress recently uploaded a photo of a receipt to Facebook from customers who not only left nothing, but in the area marked “tip,” they scribbled, “LOL.”<p>Jessica Corrine wrote …

Petition for Jon Stewart to moderate presidential debate attracts 175,000

A petition calling for former Daily Show host Jon Stewart to moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has gathered over 175,000 signatures – including one endorsement from Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley.<p>“Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the …

8 More Unsolved Internet Mysteries of the Shadowy Online Realm

In a follow-up post to 8 Weird Mysteries of the Internet, we find that there are more weird things going on that we realized. Websites and messages …

Ghostly Particles from Outer Space Detected in Antarctica

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and points beyond the …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Elegantly Hand-Crafted Calligraphy and Art by the World’s Youngest Master Penman

In an age when technology has drawn attention away from the art of handwriting and penmanship, calligrapher and artist Jake Weidmann stands out for both his young age and his dedication to his craft. Weidmann has the honor of being one of only a dozen people in the world who is a Master Penman, as …

Black Lives Matter activists push Sanders off stage at Seattle event

Black Lives Matter activists stole the spotlight away from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Seattle, prompting Sanders to leave without giving his speech.<p>Sanders was just about to address several thousand people who gathered shoulder to shoulder at Westlake Park when …

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …

Mexico's wage crisis is so bad 'that it violates what’s stipulated in the Constitution'

At the end of 2014, Mexico's 16 billionaires were worth an average of nearly $9 billion.<p>That same year, the bottom 20% of Mexicans — nearly 25 million people — were worth an average of $80.<p>Economic hardship is widespread in Mexico, which is home to more than 120 million people, more than half of …

Mexico City

A Photographer Is Taking Beautiful Photos Of Black Girls Getting Their Hair Done

Photographer Adama Jalloh is celebrating black British girlhood via the hair salons of south London in her "Identity" project.<p>Adama Jalloh recently completed a degree in photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. "I went to a uni where it was predominantly white people and most of the projects …

Women of Color

It’s Bernie Sanders’ America: 5 “radical” ideas Americans strongly support

<b>(AP/Andy Duback)</b><p>Think the democratic socialist is a “fringe” candidate? You may be surprised how many Americans agree with him<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 5, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been described as radical or fringe by some but many of Sanders’ views and policy …

This Artist Takes Fashion Illustration To The Streets

There's no shortage of talented fashion illustrators out there, but not many take their work to the streets like this.<p>Shamekh AlBluwi, an architect and artist living in Jordan, creates illustrations in a totally new and innovative way by using street scenes to complete them. He cuts out solid …

17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever

AP<p>Water, water everywhere - but less than half of a percent of Earth's reserves are drinkable.<p>That's just one shocking fact <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> and …

Paris removes 'love locks' from Pont des Arts bridge | CNN Travel

Robin Morris

Female Butterflies Have A Second Stomach—Inside Their Vaginas

The animal kingdom is full of examples that illustrate just how tough the mating game can be. But there is perhaps no better example of this than the …

Biology

The Big Bang Theory creates scholarship to help future scientists

The hit TV comedy about scientists has launched a $4 million scholarship for low-income university STEM students<p>Fans of the long-running science comedy The Big Bang Theory, about a group of high-flying academics with complicated personal lives, can now aim for an academic scholarship in its …

How To Clean Your Jewelry With Ketchup, Plus More Surprising Bling-Brightening Hacks

Don't let your bling bling become blah blah.<p>Although we're super vigilant when it comes to washing clothes, shoes and bags, our jewelry is often an afterthought. And let's face it, these are the accessories we usually keep on all day, every day. Gross!<p>But before you pull out your hair out thinking …

Hacking

Silk Road founder: 'it ruined my life and destroyed my future'

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is facing life in prison for his role in facilitating the sale of more than $200m in drugs after being found guilty of multiple charges<p>The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled …

'The True Cost' documentary tallies global effect of cheap clothes

Go to any shopping mall, and inexpensive clothes are abundant — $4.99 T-shirts, $7.90 skinny jeans, $8.90 sandals. But as we fill our closets, who pays the price?<p>That question is answered in the wide-ranging new film "The True Cost."<p>In the wake of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, …

Sustainability

Researchers Discover Gene Linked To Pain

Which could lead to better ways to counter it<p>A stubbed toe, a sore throat, a splitting headache: sometimes life might seem better if we didn’t experience pain. In fact, pain can sometimes be useful—it’s a way for your body to warn you when it’s at risk of being damaged. Some people are born without …

Bill Nye says climate change a factor in Texas floods — so of course conservatives had a huge meltdown about it

<b>(AP/John Davisson)</b><p>“They are so predictable”<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>May 28, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>On Tuesday, science popularizer and dreamy sequoia Bill Nye "The Science Guy," tweeted this:<p>[embedtweet id="603229369243410432"]<p>The flood, which buried Houston under more than 10 inches of rain, killing 17 and …

Should Student Success Include Happiness?

<b>This post is co-authored by PETER BRUNN, M.A.</b><p>Student success today is defined by getting a job. The Common Core State Standards aim to make students career-ready -- and the U.S. Department of Education's mission is to prepare students for global competitiveness.<p>But does that brand of success lead …

Feed a Digital Forest on the Eiffel Tower with Your Heartbeat

Grow a tree on the Eiffel Tower, feed it with your heartbeat, and help fight deforestation in one riveting interactive installation.<p>The Eiffel Tower will glow green with interactive projection-mapped plantlife at this December's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. For a project …

Science Says You Should Fake It ‘Til You Make It

The next time you find yourself in a frenzy of self-doubt and stress, consider this: Science says that self-affirmations will help you perform better in the workplace.<p>According to a study by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, self-affirmations boost confidence and help people in the …

Self-confidence

Where are the World’s Hungriest People? Take a Look

New Map Charts Progress of 129 Nations as World Hunger Falls to 25-Year Low<p>Percentage of undernourished population<p>Since 1990-92, undernourishment has dropped from 18.6 percent to a projection of 10.9 percent for 2014-16, very close to the UN’s target of halving the proportion of undernourished …

Artist Richard Prince Sells Instagram Photos That Aren't His For $90K

Did you know someone could resell your Instagram pictures for $90,000?<p>Richard Prince, an established artist who plays with authorship and appropriation, made waves at the Frieze Art Fair a couple of weeks ago with his Instagram paintings.<p>Prince took screenshots of gorgeous Instagram pictures …