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Chinese detergent firm says media 'overreacting' to racist ad

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics apologises for the ‘spread of the ad’ that shows a black man being washed whiter and blames reports for ‘over-amplification’<p>A Chinese laundry detergent company has blamed foreign media for stirring up controversy over an advertisement in which a black man “washed” by its …

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The 7 Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos That You, Yes You, Should Be Using

Please restock your shower immediately.<p>I know what you're thinking, and I already have the answers to all of your questions: 1. Yes, you actually do need a sulfate-free shampoo, 2. No, it's not a gimmick, and 3. Why yes, I <i>am</i> single and ready to mingle. What? Sorry.<p>Listen, sulfates are super-harsh …

Hair Care

A Woman (Our New Hero) Is Working Her Way Through The Joy of Painting

We are big Bob Ross fans here at <i>mental_floss</i>. From his work, to his hair, to, well, just about everything about him (seriously, <i>everything</i>), we’re …

The Cutest 75 Miniature Gardens You'll Ever See

There’s an entire culture around miniature gardens and they are the cutest thing ever. From gardens grown in pods, jars or cups to miniature houses …

Make a Mini Magic Garden with Your Kids

And then sprinkle some "fairy dust" on top — they'll love it!<p>Have your kids take on this whimsical project, and watch their imagination take off! All …

13 Downright Magical Fairy Gardens You’ll Wish You Could Live In

Move over succulents — there’s a new level of adorable in town. Fairy gardens, which are part fantasy world, part indoor gardening feat, are taking over the gardening scene with their teeny tiny planters. While these mini outdoor spaces are awesome after-school activities for the kiddos, there’s …

Chemicals

'My God! It Can’t Be!': Memorable Moments at America's National Parks

Writers recall tales of grandeur, humility, and stupidity at their favorite national parks.<p>You’ve probably car-camped in one with your family, contemplated rock formations with friends in another while high as a kite, or hiked through their ancient trees and desolate peaks. Our national parks are …

National Parks

Get a close up peek at the wildlife of Mt. Tam

Before the Wildlife Picture Index project, gathering baseline data on mammal populations around Mt. Tam was difficult. Tracking and trapping can be too intrusive for the animals, not to mention too rigorous for park workers.<p>One Tam, a committee of Mt. Tam's land managers who have pledged to protect …

Wildlife
Nature

Beautiful Paintings on Reclaimed Wood

Cathy McMurray est une artiste basée à Portland aux USA et qui décore divers objets avec des dessins de paysages colorés. Alors qu’elle a déjà …

États-Unis

3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Box of Cake Mix

Even if you haven't tasted it in years, one bite of boxed cake mix has a sweet way of churning up nostalgic feelings that leave a smile on your face. …

Dessert

Three years ago, he lost his leg to war. Now he’s the first combat amputee to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

For years, the summit seemed out of reach, and not because Charlie Linville hadn’t trained hard enough.<p>A Marine Corps veteran at 30, Staff Sgt. Linville was no stranger to adversity. The Boise, Idaho, native was a high school freshman when his father was diagnosed with stage-four cancer. In 2007, …

Mountaineering

Stunning Rock Garden Design Ideas - Quiet Corner

Why cultivate a rock garden? They’re low-maintenance. They’re in season all year round. They add variety to the landscape. Need another reason?<p>Rock …

Endangered Species
Endangered Species
Endangered Species

Photos Of The Day: Feed Your Wanderlust With Stunning Images Of Glacier National Park

Jeff Pang/FlickrToday marks the 106th anniversary of Glacier, Montana’s official designation as a national park. The park is home to more than 700 …

National Parks

A Master Class in Pruning Hydrangeas from White Flower Farm

The question Barb Pierson, nursery manager at White Flower Farm in Morris, Connecticut, hears most often every year is: “When should I prune my …

Fish

Taco Tuesday: 12 slow cooker taco recipes you'll love waking up to

1 /12: Slow cooker shredded beef breakfast tacos<p>1/12 :Slow cooker shredded beef breakfast tacos<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Beef for breakfast? These slow cooker …

Cooking

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

If you feel yourself falling into the same thought patterns, then ponder some of these quotes. Change your thinking and perception one moment at a …

10,000 Photos Go Into Making These Stunning Three-Meter Insect Prints

London-based Sports and Portrait Photographer Levon Biss wanted to see how he could take his commercial lighting techniques into the world of macro …

Photography

DIY - How to Make a Pebble Mosaic Pathway - Quiet Corner

For this project you’ll need:<p>Wheelbarrow<br>• Hoe or shovel<br>• Garden hose and spray nozzle<br>• Mortar mix, 60# or 80# bags<br>• Crushed gravel<br>• For straight paths: 2×6 …

15 superb art ideas to decorate your room

Have you ever looked at a painting that was bought for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you don’t understand why it costs so much, because your …

Digital Art

Musician Instagrams Amazing Shots of Hummingbirds in Her Backyard

Meet Tracy Johnson, a musician and self-professed "bird paparazzi" who uses her iPhone 6 to take stunning pictures of hummingbirds. Her work captures …

One woman is painting her way through all of Bob Ross' paintings

Bob Ross believed in bringing joy through art, and one woman is following in his painting strokes.<p>Nicole Bonneau, owner of <i>Almighty Painting</i> on social …

14 Genius Tricks for Making Fresh Produce Last Longer

<b>1. Put paper towels in the salad drawer</b><p>Lining your crisper with a few sheets of paper towels absorbs the condensation that veggies generate as they …

Onions