Emma Thordson

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Contrasting Expressions of Love

The thoughts, feelings and actions of love are some of the most beautiful gifts one person can give to another. Being treasured, honored, and desired enhances our vulnerability and strengthens our sense of personal value.<p>When intimate partners experience deepening love for each other, they usually …

Relationships

Sweet Crêpe Recipes

From Jaques Pepin's Crêpes Suzette to Francis Mallmann's dulce de leche version, here are the best recipes for sweet crêpes.

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Chemistry

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

Pesticides

5 Ways to Make Your Girlfriend Kind of Start Hating You

I get a lot of letters from young men worried that they're blowing their relationship with the woman they passionately love. From such letters, and the follow-up conversations I've had with their authors (and the fact that I've been around long enough to be the grandfather of just about all of …

ISIS Is Torturing, Enslaving, And Murdering Women At A "Staggering" Rate, U.N. Official Says

"They are institutionalizing sexual violence," said Zainab Hawa Bangura, U.N. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.<p>The U.N's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict this week spoke with <i>Middle East Eye</i> about her recent tour of refugee camps across the region, where she …

Beyond the Cover: The Art of Cooking with Vegetables by Alain Passard

<i>We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about its photography, layout, typefaces, paper—and how they all interact with each other? Each week, we’ll be sharing a book spread that’s worth taking a close look at for one reason or another. And we’ll ask you: What do you think about</i> …

Science reveals the causes and effects of early puberty

Obesity appears to be the major culprit, but researchers believe family stress may play a role in early development<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>May 1, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>For the past two decades scientists have been trying to unravel a mystery in young …

Puberty

'Nearly naked' pageant rewards real bodies in real panties

Miss Nearly Naked 2015<p>Being naked is over. Nearly naked is where it’s at.<p>Miss Nearly Naked 2015<p>Being naked is over. Nearly naked is where it’s …

The Most Honest 15 Minutes Of Obama’s Presidency

Addressing Baltimore’s systemic poverty and lack of opportunity, Obama suddenly was the president we’ve needed all along.<p>Suddenly, President Obama …

Take Some Pills for Your Hysteria, Lady: America's Long History of Drugging Women Up

Women are twice as likely as men to be prescribed prescription drugs for depression or anxiety.<p>Photo by Vecchio/Getty<p>A man and a woman walk into a doctor's office. All things equal—symptoms and tests included—the female patient is twice as likely as her male counterpart to walk out with a diagnosis …

A Buckley Comes Out: A Young Conservative’s Case for The Freedom to Marry

A college-age grandson of modern conservatism’s founding family comes out in The Daily Beast and makes the case for the freedom to marry.<p>If you had …

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. …

Middle East

Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds and How to Eat Them

Chia seeds have long been considered a "superfood," but what does that actually mean? Read on for tips on how to buy, store, and eat these nutritious seeds.<p>Chia seeds used to be a niche ingredient you could only scout out at health food stores next to the hemp seeds and spirulina. But chances are …

Nutrition

The 10 Cheapest Flights To Europe To Buy For Summer

European travel is <i>incredibly</i> cheap right now, and it looks like the low prices are here to stay for summer. But while getting to Europe is half the fun, it's also half the budget... most of the time.<p>That's why we're pleasantly intrigued by TripAdvisor's cheapest places to fly in Europe this summer. …

15 Fajita Recipes That Solve Your Weeknight Dinner Dilemma

Fajitas are pretty simple to put together, and if you've made them at home before, you know how perfect they are for a busy weeknight dinner.<p>Classic fajitas call for nothing more than sautéed onions, peppers, chicken (or steak) served with rice, beans and the obligatory stack of tortillas. Sour …

Cooking

“You are entitled to this”: The real reason Amy Schumer’s rape culture takedown is so perfect

<b>(AP/Jordan Strauss)</b><p>“Football Night Lights” is an epic takedown about rape culture. But the laugh lines about rape are only half of it<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 23, 2015 6:45pm (UTC)<p>It turns out that the sentimental premise of "Friday Night Lights" lends itself incredibly well to a feminist joke about …

My Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

He's tasted the best coffee of his life, but can he replicate it at home?<p>I don’t blame my parents. They did what everyone else was doing at the time.<p>Back in the early ‘90s, when I was a kid, my folks used a Mr. Coffee machine to brew dip-and-dump preground coffee that had the consistency of fine …

Why Do Babies Smell So Good?

The science behind what makes infants irresistible<p>If you’ve ever been seized by the urge to press your nose against a newborn’s head and take long, deep sniffs, hey, we hear you. The slightly sweet smell of an infant is one of the most wonderful scents in the world. It’s so appealing, the fragrance …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

New York's Other (and Sometimes Weirder) Museums

<i>Photo: NYC's Hispanic Society of America (©Antoine Bootz)</i><p><b>We'll never tire of exploring The Met, but there are also dozens of small museums in NYC worth discovering, too.</b><p>By Joni Sweet, for WhereTraveler.com<p>Chances are when you visit New York City you'll make a stop at The Met, the Guggenheim and …

Will Apple's new complex really be the 'greenest building on the planet'?

At last year’s Climate Week conference, Tim Cook claimed the Apple Campus 2, set to open in 2016, will be “the greenest building on the planet.” But …

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz

In a group of children and young adults with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, a liquid form of marijuana called cannabidiol reduced seizures by more than 50% without causing the drug's usual "high," researchers said.<p>In an open-label study that enrolled 213 people with a dozen types of severe …

'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just eight months ago, a young woman named Fatu Kekula was single-handedly trying to save her Ebola-stricken family, donning trash bags to protect herself against the deadly virus.<p>Today, because of a CNN story and the generosity of donors from around the world, Kekula wears scrubs bearing …

Disease

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …