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China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog

Those aren't just towers—they're enormous, verdant air filters for smog-choked cities.<p>Vertical Forests blanket buildings with trees and plants, to …

Need Travel Shoes? Ask a Flight Attendant

As a veteran flight attendant, it's mandatory for me to wear comfortable shoes during duty days that are in upwards of 14 hours long.<p>I've been through many pairs of shoes over the course of 19 years and I have a few favorites that I rely on primarily for comfort and durability. If shoes are stylish …

Clothing

10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.<p><b>1. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting</b><p>Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is …

What Makes A "SuperAger"?

Don’t we all want to be superagers? These are the folks identified in studies as having exceptionally sharp memories in their 80s and 90s. Researchers are looking at them, trying to figure out what makes them retain bigger brain size, with accompanying attention and thinking abilities greater than …

The Brain
Celebrity Gossip

Why You Still Think About Your High School Boyfriend

And why that relationship may have been just as intense as you remember.<p>We've all been in this dark, glowing place. It's late at night, and your high school boyfriend popped up on your news feed. Or, more likely, he popped into your head, and you couldn't help but wonder what he's up to. Maybe you …

Hardware Stores Prepping for Influx of "Fifty Shades" Sales

If those cable ties are good enough for Christian Grey, then, goshdarnit, they're good enough for all of us!<p>British newspaper <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that staff at B&Q, a major chain of hardware and DIY stores in the U.K., are being prepped for an influx of customers inspired by the <i>Fifty Shades of …

Tongue Scraping, the Weird Thing to Try Now for Your Health (and Breath's) Sake

Hold your tongue—then rub all the bacteria off it.<p>Tongues are kind of like freakishly strong yet unattractive pets that live in our mouths: You forget to take care of them until they start to smell, then they <i>really</i> start to smell, and you find yourself saddled with an eye-popping medical bill.<p>The …

Alternative Medicine

I Used Pizza as a Sex Toy

Well, we've reached it, the final frontier. No, I'm not talking about space (although I cannot wait for a <i>Gravity</i>-inspired sex tip! <i>Cosmo</i>, why are you holding out on me? I want to be Dr. Ryan Stone!). I'm talking about bringing pizza into your bed. For sex purposes.<p>I've tried a lot of <i>Cosmo</i>'s sex tips …

Bratty Teen's Tweet Gets Her Fired from Pizza Place Before Her First Day

One brave (stupid) teen made the smart (idiotic) life decision to tweet out her unhappiness of having to start a job at a <b>Jet's Pizza</b> this weekend. Because, ew, jobs are like, gross. According to Gawker, the Texas-based teenager who goes by <b>Cella</b> on Twitter, boldly proclaimed, "<b>Ew I start this fuck</b> …

Pizza

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

Tiniest K9 Officer Ever Gets Recruited To Bring On The Smiles

The cutest recruit there ever was. H/T The Dodo

Cute Animals

'Deflategate': Employee reportedly took balls in bathroom for 90 seconds

More details have emerged about the alleged role a<p>New England Patriotslocker room attendant played in the "deflategate" scandal.<p>On Monday, Fox Sports reported there is video showing the attendant taking footballs the Patriots provided before the<p>AFCtitle game against Indianapolis from the game …