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'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Why smallpox has not been completely destroyed

Our picks of the week from around the web, including why we need to keep a killer, the secret history of hypertext, and who invented the seven-day week.<p>Machines versus lawyers<br>John McGinnis | City Journal | 28 May 2014<br>Machine intelligence will disrupt law firms as fundamentally as the internet did …

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Earliest Bird Pollinator Found in Germany

Fossilized 47 million years ago, it was the size of a hummingbird—but unlike any living species.<p>Today's hummingbirds ferry pollen from blossom to blossom, helping flowering plants reproduce. Their occupational ancestors, however, were birds of a different feather. According to a paper published in …

21 Inspiring Photos of Marilyn Monroe

21 inspiring vintage photos of the icon.<p>In honor of what would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we've rounded up rare and inspiring photos of the icon. Here, Monroe in pictures worth lingering over.

These Carrot Cake Cupcakes Might Be The Key To Happiness

There’s a very specific sort of kitchen math that runs through my brain every time I stare into my refrigerator and try to figure out what to …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

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Marilyn Monroe's Best Quote Wasn't By Marilyn Monroe

Confession: growing up, I wasn't a big Marilyn Monroe fan. In a world where everyone seems to be Team Marilyn or Team Audrey, I chose not to emotionally invest in either, deciding instead to collect magnets, wear t-shirts, and buy posters of Bettie Page. She also starred in movies, albeit ones …

What Would Marilyn Do?

Life lessons from Hollywood's famous starlet<p>To celebrate what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 88th birthday on June 1, we remember and take inspiration from some of the greatest life quotes attributed to the Hollywood beauty.<p><b>On life...</b>"Fear is stupid. So are regrets.""Sometimes things fall apart …

Golden Arches: 10 Iconic Celebrity Eyebrows

See the most iconic eyebrows from Cara Delevingne to Marilyn Monroe.<p>We've all been guilty of over-tweezing our eyebrows once or twice in our lives, but nowadays we subscribe to the more natural philosophy. From flat to hard-angle arches, (there are 5 official eyebrow shapes, after all), …

The 5 Best Apps to Up Your Insta-Game

Getting more likes on your Instagram photos could be as easy as adding one of these apps to your routine.<p>It's Instagram's Valencia-filtered world and we just live in it—so why not play the game? Curating a great Instagram gallery requires thought and serious attention to detail, and there's nothing …

11 Beauty Products To Feed Your Coconut Oil Obsession

Our edit of the coconut oil-infused products that will make you softer, smoother, and scented like a tropical vacation.<p>Our edit of the coconut oil-infused products that will make your hair and skin softer, shinier, and scented like a tropical vacation.

7 Daily Struggles From the Napster Era

On its 15th anniversary, it'd be easy to look back on Napster with the same fondness and nostalgic affection we typically reserve for <i>Saved by the …

Cat people are smarter than dog people, study says

What else is Carroll University going to study other than the various characteristics of those who choose dogs over cats? And vice versa.<p>I fear I may have found a more emotive subject that Apple vs. Samsung. Or Apple vs. Microsoft. Or just Apple.<p>For one of the world's top academic institutions, …

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My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

The Future Of America’s Roads: Smart Streets, Cars That Communicate

Population growth paired with a lack of “appetite for investment” in transportation systems means big challenges for Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. His solution? Creativity, cars that talk to each other, and a data innovation challenge.<p>When Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the …

Funding push would put Reading Rainbow on phones and game consoles

LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding <i>Reading Rainbow</i> for the web; now, he'd like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. His team has announced a $5 million stretch goal that, if reached, will port his literary initiative to mobile devices, game consoles and set-top boxes. …