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This Mom's Doodles Hilariously Capture First-Time Pregnancy and Motherhood

Christiana Sandoval is using her illustrations to tell the story of her strange new adventure called motherhood—and it is SO relatable.<p>Christiana Sandoval was a children's illustrator before she started having kids. Now she's putting that talent to good use with her hilarious doodles that tell the …

Democrats' response to Heath Mello's pro-life past is what feminists feared most

Omaha, Nebraska, mayoral candidate Heath Mello's campaign catapulted into the national spotlight almost by accident. To some extent, of course, Mello …

Feminism

'Artificial womb' promises to boost survival of premature babies

An "artificial womb" has been developed that promises to dramatically improve the survival chances of extremely premature babies.<p>The device, which incorporates a plastic bag filled with artificial nutrient-rich amniotic fluid, has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to …

‘Mad Anne’ Bailey was a frontier warrior and Revolutionary War hero who got wilder with age

This was one settler who wouldn’t settle down<p>She astounded her fellow soldiers. She puzzled her neighbors. Native Americans avoided her.<p>Anne Bailey’s …

Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived.<p>Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale …

How to download the original StarCraft for free

Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never played the game? Good news: It's now available for free.<p>Why the giveaway? Blizzard is no doubt hoping to create some buzz around StarCraft: …

You Can Make Your Images Better by NOT Doing These 10 Things in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We typically turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for advice on Photoshop tools you can use to enhance your images. The in-depth tutorial …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.<p>Scientists have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable …

Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site

CAIRO (AP) — The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater …

The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

Two months after Ben Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a surprise visitor walked into his Philadelphia shop. The young man’s …

Use This Dad’s ‘X Plan’ And Your Teen Will Always Have A Way Out Of A Bad Situation

This dad devised an ingenious code to help kids escape sticky social situations<p>Peer pressure puts kids in tough spots. Often, young people are forced …

Square Enix is making an 'Avengers' game for Marvel

Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are leading the project.<p>Yesterday morning, Marvel and Square Enix teased in separate tweets that they had an announcement to make. The internet went into overdrive: A superhero world for <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i>? Wrong. Very wrong. Today, the two companies have revealed a …

Enix

Reward raised for capture of suspect in officer killing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities raised to $100,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando …

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

House Republicans pull plan to gut independent ethics committee after Trump tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play, after they voted to gut an ethics watchdog in a manner that undercut his vow to drain the establishment "swamp."<p>Trump made clear his anger at the move on …

Donald Trump

These Incredible Images Capture the Passage of Time as Light Changes Throughout the Day

Fong Qi Wei is a photographer with a unique vision: He wanted to depict the passage of time with still images rather than with video as is …

Photography

Why Parents Today Aren't Strict Enough

"Undisciplined toddlers become obnoxious children who grow into spoiled teenagers and entitled adults."<p>Recently I was leaving the schoolyard with my six-year-old daughter when we were overtaken by a mother trying to get her second-grade daughter and four-year-old son out of the park. The boy was …

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Raising Stress-Proof Kids

<b>A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. and Author, Shelley Davidov</b><p>Shelley Davidow is a teacher and parent who wrote a fabulous book, <i>Raising Stress-Proof Kids</i> (Familius, 2015). As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist this book fell in my lap with joy. In the following interview …

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When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

C.S. Lewis

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

<b>EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: Staff at The Queen?s Gallery at the Palace of Holyrood view The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by Caravaggio on November 12, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The painting is one of two lost works which were discovered in the Queens collection, it hangs along</b> …

The art history A-level has been saved

Art fans and future historians rejoice! It’s just been announced that the art history A-level has been saved in the UK.<p>Earlier this year, former education secretary Michael Gove made the infuriating claim that art history as an A-level subject was too “soft”. His decision? To cull it from the …

Tablets with first written mention of Jesus prove to be 2,000 years old

An ancient set of lead tablets showing the earliest portrait of Jesus Christ have proved to be around 2,000 years old, according to experts.<p>The metal …

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>A good story often takes its reader on an emotional journey from despair to elation, and hits many notes in between.<p>It’s something that writers and readers understand intuitively. But it also can be analyzed, quantified and graphed. In a fascinating new …

Harry Potter

This Photographer Recreated the Scariest Stories From the '90s

They're even scarier than you remember…<p>Remember these books? Like most '90s kids, I have a love-hate relationship with this series of short—and terrifying—stories. Even though I <i>knew</i> I would be too scared to sleep after reading them, I couldn't resist coming back to this trilogy again and again (and …

Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians banned by China as crisis grows

Beijing makes landmark ruling on future of former British colony, barring two pro-democracy parliamentarians from office<p>Hong Kong is facing a severe political crisis after China barred two pro-independence politicians from the city’s legislature.<p>In a highly controversial move, Beijing said Yau …

Muslims Pouring Into Churches In Aleppo, Urging Children to Read Bible: 'God is Waking Up a Sleeping Church'

"Their mosques don't do that," Kristina said. "Many are re-thinking the faith they grew up in and have dropped their hostility towards …

Russia Tells Syria Rebels to Leave Aleppo by Friday Night

World<p>Russia on Wednesday told rebels holed up in Aleppo to leave by Friday night, signaling it would extend a moratorium on airstrikes against targets inside the Syria city.<p>The Russian Defense Ministry, which is helping forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad try to retake full control of Aleppo, …

Middle East