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The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

New Mexico

If you eat pizza like this, you're actually a math genius

There are arguably two right ways to eat a slice of pizza. 1. You pick up a slice and let it flop over with no support whatsoever, raising the slice …

Mathematics

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

This article looks at how to make a DIY smartphone projector and offers some practical advice to readers.

What 5 Women Can Afford in Their First Year Out of College, With 5 Very Different Incomes

From a part-time bartender with $15,000 of debt to a mortgage banker who bought a house three months after graduation.<p>For many college graduates, the first year out can feel like a gauntlet. As soon as mortarboards are thrown, everyone races, Tough-Mudder-style, to post a status announcing "some …

9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get for Free on Flights

Craving more soda? All you have to do is ask!<p>You already shelled out major money for a plane ticket, checking your bag and an expensive (but unsatisfying) dinner during your layover. We feel your pain, traveling isn't cheap. But not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few things …

Flying

A Paparazzo Explains How Staged Celebrity Photos Really Work

"My first instinct when seeing the pictures of Taylor and Tom is that they are definitely staged."<p>When <i>The Sun</i> released photos of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston kissing (or "snogging"), the question on everyone's mind was, <i>Was this staged</i>? (Also, <i>Tom Hiddleston? Really?</i>) To get a better understanding …

Paparazzi

How A Speaker's Unconscious Mind Can Undercut A Speech

What really happens when people try to communicate with one another? Specifically, when one person gets up in front of lots of other people and tries to inspire, inform, motivate, teach, change, or lead them?<p>The first thing that happens is something that you may never have thought about before. The …

Consciousness

The 7 Grossest Things You’re Eating

The stuff on this list makes rat hair in peanut butter seem appetizing<p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry homework than something you'd want your family to eat. (That’s why we stick to But in many cases, …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

Swapping spit: what saliva can reveal about your romantic relationship

A simple spit test gives new meaning to ‘having chemistry’, as husband and wife analyze genetic material to find out whether couples are scientifically compatible<p>“I wanna know what love is,” the song goes, and I think: yeah, me too. In 2015, 15% of Americans used an online dating service; if you …

Relationships

Here's What Really Happens to Your Body When You Swallow Gum

Does it really stick in your stomach?<p>You might have heard the rumours as a kid: Swallow gum and it will sit stubbornly in your stomach for seven long …

12 Things You Should Know Before Eating at P.F. Chang's

Read up before you chow down on your lettuce wraps.<p>When a craving for Asian noodles or crispy Mongolian Beef strikes, there's only one place to go. Yes, P.F. Chang's is a mainstay at malls across the country, but it beats out the likes of Panda Express by leaps and bounds with its authentic recipes …

The Secret Life of Sadiq Khan, London’s First Muslim Mayor

Yes, Sadiq Khan sucked up to extremist Muslims in the past, but, still, congratulations are in order for him—and the voters.<p>LONDON — It’s a piece of …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Los Angeles

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Researchers Have Accidentally Made Batteries That Could Last 400 Times Longer

Oops!<p>When it comes to the lab, accidents aren't usually a good thing, but an unexpected result has led chemists to a system that could make batteries …

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

Disney Channel Is Airing a Marathon of All Your Favorite Original Movies

To celebrate its 100th original movie, <i>Adventures in Babysitting</i>, Disney Channel has announced that it will be airing a four-day marathon of its past …

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

North Sea

We're More Attracted to People Who Just "Get" Us, According to Science

Feeling perfectly understood by another person is rare — which is probably why it's so gratifying, even sexy, when someone just innately gets us. …

Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realized

Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating …

Ecology

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

Can’t figure out genetics? Here’s a handy guide …

The ability to study our genes, the basic units of heredity, is transforming medicine. However, researchers have discovered a major stumbling block: only a tiny percentage of the British public understands even the simplest of terms used in genetics. Many assume the term genomics has something to …

Genetics

See 1 Woman Transform Into 11 Disney Princesses While Wearing a Hijab

Prepare to be mesmerized.<p>Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati's (@queenofluna) skills are next level — she basically has makeup superpowers. Saraswati's special talent is transforming into Disney princesses all while wearing a hijab, which she fashions to look like Disney princess hair.<p>Scroll through …

Here Is What Happens In An Internet Minute

What happens on the internet in a minute? Read these 15 awesome statistics that will blow your mind!<p>Do you know that an astounding amount of data …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …