Belinda Morentin

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Bjork's 'Vulnicura': An Inquiry Into Melodrama

What the Icelandic art star Bjork has accomplished at the intersection of pop and the avant-garde cannot be summed up in one detail, but one thing to focus on is the way she sings the word "emotional." Climbing it like one of the cliffs she often evokes in her pastoral lyrics, she lets it open up …

Björk

11 Amazing Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Benjamin Franklin

Before he was a Founding Father, the multifaceted, ever-experimental Benjamin Franklin was a great many other things—from street performer to …

Christmas Eve

Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars

Being struck by lightning is a dangerous and scary experience and can even be fatal. Sometimes, the electrical discharge can leave a tattoo-like …

The Most Memorable Breakups in Hollywood History

From Sonny and Cher to Ben and Jen, take a look back at the biggest star splits of all time.<p><i>Statistically, December 11 is the most popular day of the year for couples to break up. Whether the pressure of the impending holidays or the after effects of a family-filled Thanksgiving is to blame,</i> …

Prince Charles

27 Festive Facts About Christmas Vacation

On December 1, 1989, a new chapter of Griswold family dysfunction was unleashed upon the world when <i>National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation</i> made its …

The Weirdest Person Ever Encountered On Facebook

By Rob Fee,<p>One night I was finishing up some work, when I got a friend request on Facebook from a name I vaguely recognized. I’m usually quite …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Waist Training Like Kim Kardashian

How to get Kim's itty bitty midriff in six easy (but uncomfortable) steps.<p><b>Day 1 of waist-training.</b> Photo: Courtesy of Danielle Prescod/Instagram<p>A few months ago, Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram of herself in the gym wearing a corset by shapewear brand Ann Chery. After I got past the white …

Los Angeles

10 Ways to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Check out these easy tips for making those inexpensive purchases look like a million bucks.<p><b>1. Switch out buttons.</b> Changing the buttons on coats, blazers, or even a silk shirt, will immediately elevate the piece.<p><b>2. Head to the dry cleaners!</b> Dry cleaning cheaper clothing <i>immediately</i> makes it look …

Clothing

Snoop Dogg Owns Reddit Now, Literally

Reddit announced yesterday that it has closed the deal on $50 million worth of funding from some of the biggest names in venture capitalism, among them, none other than the D-O-double-G himself. The rapper’s given name Calvin Broadus Jr. was one of those listed as investors in the social networking …

Vintage Vegas: Finding the Forgotten Strip

<i>I</i> know you might have heard I was doing a California road trip but our journey actually begins in Las Vegas (Sin City tempted us with cheaper air …

7 Science-Backed Methods To Get You Out Of Your Head

People get stuck in their heads all the time – some of us more than others. Although it’s lovely to ponder life and inquisite about yourself, the problem is that the majority of our thoughts are not so upbeat. When we’re in mind-wandering mode (a.k.a., “in your head”), thoughts usually turn to what …

5 Sneaky Things Narcissists Do To Take Advantage Of You

In popular culture, the term “narcissistic” is thrown about quite loosely, usually referring to vanity and self-absorption. This reduces narcissism …

13 Hilarious Wedding Pic Ideas You Should Steal

What’s more epic than a dinosaur crashing your wedding <i>Jurassic Park</i>-style? A dino AND Jeff Goldblum crashing your wedding <i>Jurassic Park</i>-style, that’s what:<p>Maybe you don’t have a B-list celeb who can pose for your wedding outtakes, but that doesn’t mean you and your crew can’t pull together something …

Weddings

Why Banks Don't Stop Savvy Travelers Who Flip Credit Cards

Tom McArdle received 25,000 American Airlines miles after getting his first credit card about a quarter of a century ago. A year later, he closed the account and applied for a new card in his wife’s name. Over the following two years, he did the same with United Airlines cards.<p>“Then it occurred to …

Budget Living: Readers' Tips for Living on Next-To-Nothing

Our lovely readers have surpassed themselves again with an amazing outpouring of responses to Budget Living: <i>Living On Minimum Wage</i><i>.</i> Some comments …

Personal Finance

Will It Waffle?

Waffle irons are great for making waffles (obviously), but the rest of the time they just sit on your countertop taking up space. Put them to work …

Sandwiches

These Magnificent Temples Point To How Rich The Mormon Church Is

These magnificent structures may be one of many recruitment techniques that helped the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gain nearly 2 million new followers in the U.S. in a decade— more than any other religion — for a total of 6.14 million, according to the 2010 U.S. Religion …

Architecture