Cynthia Ruetsch

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How One Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar Will Totally Transform Your Skin & Hair

If you’re still only using apple cider vinegar in your salad dressings, you’re missing out. As odd as it might sound, the all-natural, all-purpose …

Angela Lansbury, Kinks' Davies win at UK's Olivier Awards

LONDON (AP) — An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain's Olivier …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

It's a Pitch Off! Watch This New Clip from Pitch Perfect 2

We only have a little more than a month to go until the May 15 release of <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i> but luckily we have a new clip from the sequel to tide us …

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

How Racism And Homophobia Are Used For Comedy In "Get Hard"

Director Etan Cohen explains to BuzzFeed News why his film, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, deliberately pushes the envelope on issues of sexuality, class, and race. “And you know, since Selma couldn't get them, we're going to do it.”<p>AUSTIN, Texas — "I'm always interested in the worst things …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<p>2. "You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong</i> …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Consciousness

The Best Junk Food Choices for Weight Loss

When you think about dieting and weight loss, what are the first things that come to mind? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that images of …

5 Surprising Things You Can Do with Vinegar

There are some products hiding in your pantry that can actually be useful for multiple everyday things. I'm not talking about mayonnaise hair conditioning treatments, but rather real cleaning and cooking hacks that everyone should try -- and it starts with a bottle of vinegar. This product is not …

This little girl shows a sexist Gaston what's what, is our new feminist hero

<i>Beauty and the Beast</i>’s Gaston is known for his massively inflated ego and heightened sense of self. He thinks he’s entitled to marry Belle just …

Walt Disney Company

Watch Jennifer Hudson's Moving Tribute at the Oscars

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Watch John Travolta Finally Get Idina Menzel's Name Right at the Oscars

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Lady Gaga Performs 'Sound Of Music' Tribute At The Oscars

Lady Gaga performed for the first time at the Oscars on Sunday in a special 50th anniversary tribute to "The Sound of Music." The Robert Wise film, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, came out in 1965 and won five Academy Awards.<p>The pop singer changed out of her giant red gloves to sing …

Watch Common and John Legend Perform 'Glory' at the Oscars

Common and John Legend brought the house down yet again with a performance of their <i>Selma</i> theme “Glory.”<p>Two weeks after the song closed the Grammys, …

See All the Winners From the Oscars

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

Cameras

Snow and ice covers #CentralPark on a frigidly cold day in #NYC. New York and much of the east coast and western US is experiencing unusually cold #weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images #NY

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Predicting things that (probably) won't exist in 5 years

Remember Four Loko? Probably not (and, if so, only in shaky, tripped out flashbacks akin to PTSD). The half-alcoholic/half-caffeinated “energy drink” …

Fight Club

Bush era haunts Obama

George W. Bush went home to Texas nearly six years ago, but the nation is still working through the contentious national security legacy he left behind.<p>A hotly disputed Senate report on the CIA's brutal interrogation tactics is tearing open barely healed political wounds first opened after the …

Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More

Google’s Hangouts app for Android is getting a major update today, as the company’s VP of Product for Google+ Bradley Horowitz announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning. Some of these new features are mostly just fun, but a couple of others actually make the service easier to use and …

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …