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8 of History's Greatest Cat Ladies

<b>by Kalli Damschen</b><p>When most people think of the stereotypical cat lover, they may picture someone resembling the character from <i>The Simpsons</i> known …

How I conquered my anxiety — with a vitamin

21 Abandoned Movie Sets That Everyone Can Visit

Millions of people are familiar with the view of a remote location in the Sahara desert, and some might not even be aware of it. For in Tunisia lie …

HugeDomains.com - WeirdHood.com is for sale (Weird Hood)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

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The Troubled History of the Foreskin

<i>Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Jessica Wapner explores whether the gains are</i> …

Public Health

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Oregon Trail and nearly 2,400 classic games now available to play free in your browser

The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.<p>Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a …

31 Pictures That Prove 2015 Will Be The Cutest Year Of All Time

Experts predict that the ultimate year of adorableness is upon us.

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The Year Ahead: 2015's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

For the literary-minded moviegoer, this coming year looks to be a typical smorgasbord of rich, print-based material in the world of movie …

39 Pictures That Will Give You Faith In The World For 2015

Sometimes you need a little cute to get through.

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Dame Maggie Smith's Best One-Liners From Downton, As Told By Gifs

Happy birthday Dame Maggie Smith -- or should we say Lady Grantham? The Dowager Countess turns 80 on Sunday and though her "Harry Potter" days are over, we thank our lucky stars we can still get our weekly dose of her sharp wit and biting humor when "Downton Abbey" returns for its fifth season on …

27 Pictures Of Cats That Will Warm Your Cold, Grinch-Like Heart

Nothin' quite like a fuzzy kitty.

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Heartwarming Photos of Children and Their Pets by Elena Shumilova

After Russian photographer Elena Shumilova's adorable photos of her two sons and their farm animals went viral, she was approached by Petcurean, a premium pet food company, to create a full series of images that centered around the special bond between children and their pets. The photos include …

These Heartwarming Photos of Dogs Hugging Their Humans Will Make You Want to Smoosh Your Pup!

There is nothing like coming home to a smiling face and wagging tail after a long day. No, we’re not talking about your spouse or roommate – we mean …

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Unusual, Adorable Animal Friendships

<i>Mani the wild boar piglet and Candi the dog | Images: spiegel.de</i><p>Bored Panda asked readers to submit photos of special animal friendships, and the …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

16 Creative Ideas for Putting Pets in Your Holiday Photos

Pets are just as much a part of the family as children (that’s why they’re called furry kids, after all). So when brainstorming this year’s holiday photo shoot, remember to grab some treats and a festive collar (or antlers) and snap away with your four-legged friends in tow.<p>1. Holly, Jolly Legs: …

Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of …

Trillion-Dollar Baby: Can Apple Go Where No Stock Has Gone Before?

Is Wall Street finally get on board with the world’s most valuable company again? Over the past several weeks, at least five analysts have upgraded price targets on Apple. (Details here, here and here.) In the meantime, the company has seen its shares reach an all-time high of $117.57 before …

Help a stranger return your lost Android device, place contact info on your lock screen

If you’ve ever lost something, something important like a wallet or, say, a smartphone, there is nothing better than that feeling when a stranger calls you up and returns your lost property. In terms of a lost Android device, seeing your gear returned safely is much more likely if you help that …

12 Perfectly Timed Animal Photos That Will Make Your Day

<i>By Lindsey Robertson</i><p>Pet pictures are predictably irresistible, and when the perfect photo opp presents itself — as it did with these 12 pets — those …