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Aeropress Coffee

DIY Kit Kat Molds<p>Key Lime Pie Ice Cream<p>Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (Eggless and No Ice Cream Machine)<p>Cooking Class<p>I'm on my second AeroPress, my first …

Coffee

One Travelin' Woman Tested 9 Celeb Skin-Care Tips—Here's What Happened

Seven products, two cross-country flights, one face<p>Recently, I traveled to Hawaii—and was so ready to leave my snow boots and parka behind in frigid New York City (there's only so many two-degree days one girl can take!). The only thing standing between me and my island getaway? Two 10-hour (ish) …

Skin Care

The Best Cities For Working Women In 2015

In Durham, NC, women’s median earnings are 93% of men’s. In Minneapolis, they’re 92% and in Madison, WI, they’re 84%. Those statistics help these three cities land at the top of financial literacy site NerdWallet’s list of best cities for women in the workforce.<p>I’ll get into NerdWallet’s …

Gender

This Card Game About Women In Science Is Totally Badass

Science lovers will be in their... element.<p>The 32 scientists featured in the deck are sorted into five categories of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and natural sciences.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"Many girls are put off studying science at school because they perceive it to be a very …

Two Incredible Patek Philippe Wristwatches Star In Christie's Upcoming Dubai Sale

Patek Philippe has dominated the watch world for years. This independent watchmaking powerhouse has set record after record with its ultra-complicated timepieces, fetching hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars at auctions globally. Christie’s acclaimed watch department will auction-off …

Best Markets to Rent to Generation X

Last month I looked at the best markets for renting to millennials in 2015 based on the RealtyTrac U.S. Residential Property Rental Report.<p>Millennials get a lot of attention, and rightly so, as the generation that will be driving growth in the housing market over the next decade as they gradually …

Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration

The Best Skincare Products

Looking like the best version of yourself on your wedding day (and beyond!) can be pretty pricy. In fact, brides spend an average of $1,851 on beauty products during their engagement alone. Instead of dumping those funds into products that don't perform, try our editor-approved list, filled with …

Skin Care

The Infamous Robert Durst in Pictures

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Everything You Need to Know About Israel's Elections

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections in December, amid opposition within his coalition government, he was poised to …

Israel

March Madness Betting Trends: NCAA Tournament Seed Matchups

With the 2015 NCAA tournament field finally set, it is time to look at the different matchups from a seeding perspective and try to figure out where upsets may occur based on historical betting trends.<p>The No. 12 seed is best known for busting brackets, upsetting the No. 5 seed three times in four …

NCAA

The year-long open marriage experiment: What this woman learned could save your sex life

Robin Rinaldi wanted more passion in her life, so she got an apartment apart from her husband and began exploring<p>Robin Rinaldi's marriage was not a sexless one. "When I polled my married friends," she writes, "I realized how exceptional was the fact that after sixteen years we still had regular sex …

Japan's 'comfort women' battle spills into the US | War & Conflict

<b>Tokyo, Japan -</b> With an ideological ally in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right-wing activists have been emboldened to press forward their agenda not only against the domestic media and many in Japanese society, but also the United States as well.<p>These activists never completely disappeared after World …

Japan

Hippocrates, the Founder of Scientific Medicine

‘Of all the arts, the art of medicine is the most distinguished,’ declared Hippocrates, who first released it from the shackles of magic and religion.<p>…

You Think Taxes Are Bad? They Were Heavier in Ancient Egypt

Tax day is never fun, but you can take solace in a new finding: A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is literally heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of coins.<p>Written in Greek on a piece of pottery, the receipt …

Ancient History

PM Modi to attend First World War centenary commemorative celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday attend the ongoing centenary commemorative celebrations of the First World War in the national …

John Hargreaves obituary

When the historian John Hargreaves, who has died aged 91, began teaching university students in Sierra Leone in the 1950s, the influence of 19th-century racialist ideas was still strong. Most Europeans assumed that Africans had no meaningful history of their own; the story of the continent was the …

West Africa

Birth of Caroline Herschel

The pioneering astronomer was born on March 16th, 1750.<p>Prospects seemed dreary for young Caroline Herschel when her father said that, since she …

Unusual Library Collections Around the World

Imagine walking into the home of a recently deceased resident after getting a mysterious phone call about a massive collection of maps. That’s what …

Eagle makes history as it flies from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa tower

An eagle has made history, becoming the first bird to fly from the planet’s tallest building.<p>Darshan, an imperial eagle, flew from the top of the …

Today’s apps gone free: Pocket Travel, Evermusic, CodeQuest and more

Convert currencies and calculate tips, stream music from your favorite cloud services, and get your child interested in coding with today’s …

ACC Tournament 2015: Strong guard play rules the day in Greensboro

Elite guard play (and shoddy copy editing) took center stage on day two of the ACC Tournament setting up must-see match-ups in the Thursday Quarterfinals. Cat Barber leads the day with 34 points.<p>The story of the day in Greensboro was page 39 of the ACC record book.<p>While Duke and North Carolina grab …

Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bet goes bust

Don't even think about winning $1 billion picking the perfect NCAA bracket this year.<p>And it's not because the odds of winning are infinitesimal. But because the companies behind the contest are too busy suing each other to organize another one this year.<p>Quicken Loans, Warren Buffett's …

Bracketology: Old Dominion, Texas A&M fade away from NCAA Tournament consideration

In Thursday's mid-afternoon window, the Monarchs and Aggies both dropped games they badly needed, shrinking the bubble significantly. Meanwhile, Boise State stepped to safety.<p>In a span of about five minutes just after 5:30 p.m. ET, teams like BYU, Colorado State, Indiana, Temple, Texas, and Tulsa …

No. 2 Duke advances to ACC semis by routing NC State 77-53

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Duke turned another chance for revenge into a rout.<p>The Blue Devils beat North Carolina State 77-53 on Thursday night in …

Cliff Alexander waiting on NCAA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The attorney for Cliff Alexander said Thursday that the Kansas freshman is waiting for the NCAA to interview him and has …

Observations: Duke's guards making deep NCAA run look very real

Duke's backcourt of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook exudes synergy and never turns it over. Also, Rhode Island could be a bid-stealer and Texas isn't done …

Orange squeezed out of mascot game

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Syracuse's self-imposed postseason ban apparently even extended to Otto the Orange.<p>The Atlantic Coast Conference held its annual …

College Sports