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Macaulay Culkin Is Kevin McAllister Again in Dark and Hilarious New Web Series

"I can't seem to find my scalpel, but I'll pick a new one up when I go out today."<p>It's that blessed season when <i>Home Alone</i> airs on cable 20 times a day, so now's as good as time as any for grown man Macaulay Culkin to revisit the role that made him a child star. In a new web series called <i>:</i><i>DRYVRS</i> …

Macaulay Culkin

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Cute Cat Thinks It's A Dog

A Scientific Study Says The Best Path To A Woman’s Orgasm Is Not Where You’d Think

Oh, here we go again, another day, another study about the age-old mystery that is the female orgasm. And apparently, we’re still faking it most of the time! A 2009 study by the National Survey of Sex and Behavior (that we are just getting to now) asked 1,931 sex-having people ages 18 to 59 all …

Cat Says ‘No More’ During Her Bath, So Expect A Feline Uprising Any Day Now

A video was posted yesterday of a cat in the middle of a bath at a groomer’s who began vocally protesting her treatment. Her pitiful howls sound like she’s saying “no more,” not an unheard of response from a wet cat. The person videotaping seems to find this whole situation adorable and hilarious, …

Banksy

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dear Fellow Voters:<p>I've been watching all the presidential candidates with great interest--and deep concern. Concern for us. Concern for the fate of our country. Concern for our world.<p>As a narcissism expert, I'm not especially worried that narcissists might make it to the White House. According to …

Narcissism

Every American war summed up in one sentence

America has fought in a lot of wars so it can be hard to keep track of all of them. As a quick reference guide, here is every American war, each captured in a single tidy sentence.

War

This Model With Muscular Dystrophy Is About to Blow Up

We’re under a month away from September’s NYFW and it’s shaping up to be the most diverse in history. From The Fat Jew + Lauren Conrad heading to the runways (separately) to up-and-coming model Madeline Stuart making her fashion week debut, the stylish weeklong festivities will be full of more than …

Gigi Hadid

This optical illusion will melt your brain!

This will leave you scratching your head!<p>This neat optical illusion will have you doubting your eyes:<p>These two vertical shapes are actually the same …

Neurology

Busting the myth that the Civil War was about "states' rights"

Confederate Flag wavers claim the the Civil War was all about "states' rights," not slavery. But in this video Colonel Ty Seidule, head of the …

Black History

Samsung’s latest innovation will save millions of lives

In recent years, road accidents have become the 9th leading cause of death globally. About 1.3 million people die every year with an average of 3,287 …

Target Is Making All Of Its Kids' Stuff Gender Neutral

No more boys' toys or girls' bedding.

New study could explain why your dog gets so excited to see you

But new research shows this facial focus isn't limited to primates; man's best friend is wired to recognize faces, too. Dogs have long been known to show a behavioral response to faces, but a recent study discovered that dogs have a specific spot in their brains that reacts to faces.<p>In the study …

Pets

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

Neuroscience

The APA Kills Off The 'Gunslinger Model' Of Psychology In Favor Of Human Rights

Psychology got out of the torture business yesterday. By a nearly unanimous vote, the APA’s governing Council of Representatives voted to make human rights more important than political expediency. As a result, psychologists can no longer be used by the military or intelligence agencies to …

Rights & Freedoms

'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum

Are these the new, empowered participants in the "sharing economy," or workers being exploited by well-funded technology companies?<p>That is an open question as millions of people shift from traditional employment to freelance "gig" work, giving them more independence, but without the social safety …

Economics

Chinese dragon losing its shine for foreign firms

The latest figures from firms reporting during the current results season in Europe, the United States and Japan paint a picture of overseas firms facing a worsening of operating conditions in China.<p>Volkswagen, which has invested heavily in China and has just displaced Toyota as the world's leading …

China

A Deadly Hungry Hippo in Boko Haram Country

Whether they’re predators like Cecil the Lion or huge herbivores like Hippo Mai Taurin Kai, balancing the needs of wild animals and local people is a …

Inside the world’s most dangerous cities

But even the more experienced traveller will need to take extra care in these cities, which are deemed among the most dangerous in the world.<p>That …

South America

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

10 optical illusions that will confuse your brain

It’s August.<p>There is nothing on TV.<p>So here are some optical illusions that will screw with your objective reality.<p>1. Can you see the angry bunny?<p>2. …

Burp by Burp, Fighting Emissions from Cows

A new compound may help slow climate change by reducing the methane belched by cattle.<p>At least one thing is true for cows around the world: They all burp. All the time.<p>This incessant belching expels an impressive volume of greenhouse gases—mostly methane and carbon dioxide. Added up, burps from …

Why Your Brain Thinks This Picture Shows a Giant, Martian Crab Monster

NASA— JPL-Caltech / Cornell University<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Texas A&M / Cornell<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Cornell University<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Cornell / USGS / …

Cornell University

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

I just can't eat like I used to: Digestion at all stages of women's lives

There comes a point in every woman’s life when your digestion doesn’t seem to be working as well as it did in the past. Many women experience occasional cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and gas. They simply ignore the discomfort and go on with their lives. What I’ve learned from dealing …

Wellness

Lombok bids to attract tourists – but keep the island green

Last week, academics from around the world descended on Lombok, the Indonesian island known for palm-fringed and coral-ringed beaches and world-class surf, for the International Geographical Union conference on sustainable tourism.<p>Lombok: Beyond the Islamic tourism drive, it can be an island for …

Asia Travel

Strategies to Ensure Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade

How can educators have students reading well by this important age threshold?<p>By Todd Brekhus<p>Through years of reading research, the education …