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Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

How Poverty Taxes the Brain

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look

Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think

Exercise

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

Skin Care

Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood's animated movies full of racist stereotypes?

These are supposed to be progressive times for movies and people of colour. Django Unchained was a hit action movie about slavery. A black director just won the best picture Oscar for another one (Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave), and a Mexican won best director (Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity). …

Five Vitamins and Supplements That Might Actually be Worth Taking

In the last few years, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly …

Change the Way You Do the Plank For a Six-Pack, Fast

You've probably done an elbow plank so many times by now that you know the drill by heart: straight back, belly button pulled in, and palms flat on …

Workouts

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Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and More

Gallery<p>From Joan Jett to Mick Jagger, see the best of Bob Gruen’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll photos.<p>03.29.14 5:45 AM ET<p>Bob Gruen

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Cap Off Your Wedding with a Vintage “Honeymoon Cocktail”

What’s better than the icing on a wedding cake? A reception featuring <b>vintage-inspired cocktails</b>! We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to end our 2012 wedding guide than with a good, old-fashioned ‘cheers,’ so we’re taking a cue from the book <i>Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails</i> to bring …

For The Win: Pimm’s Orange Soda Floats

If cocktail-making was an Olympic sport, the <b>Pimm’s Orange Soda Float</b> would win tens across the board in the categories of simplicity, creativity, deliciousness, and presentation. It’s easy to fall back on <b>summer drink</b> classics such as the root beer float, but with nearly the same amount of effort, …

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all …

The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing …

Alek Wek: 'You don't have to go with the crowd'

Alek Wek was 19 when she was approached by a model scout from a top London agency at a fair in Crystal Palace park. Her mother, she remembers, was horrified, thinking her daughter was about to become a Page 3 girl. She laughs loudly: "I had to point out that I wasn't really built for that." Wek, …

April's Objects of Desire

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All About Dulce de Leche -- And How to Make It

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to make addictive, spreadable dulce de leche with only milk, sugar, and time.</i><p>Dulce de leche is a popular South American caramel sauce composed …

How to Cook Eggs Every Which Way

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're boiling, poaching, omeleting, or making aioli, here are all the ways to make those eggs perfect, every time.</i><p>It is impossible to say too …

Sweet Omelet with Berries

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: So many sweet things are egg-based -- why can't omelets join the party?</i><p>One of my best friends married a …

Fresh Chickpeas and 6 of Your Favorite Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We like 'em fresh, young, and green -- chickpeas that is.</i><p>Frequently purchased dried in a bag, or swimming in a can, it’s easy to forget that chickpeas were once actually growing …

Food

The Beauty Of Art History's Masterpieces Lies In One Math Problem

"This is not art," designers Hadi Alaeddin and Mothanna Hussein write of their series dubbed, not surprisingly, "NOT ART."<p>The Jordan-based designers, who go by the collective name Warsheh, strip art history's greatest hits down to their leading characters, splicing up the remaining imagery based on …