Stephanie Thomas

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NASA reveals stunning image of galaxies colliding

NASA has revealed its own “festive lights”, and they come from two galaxies that were imaged colliding together. Both NGC 2207 and IC 2163, located …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

The Companies That Produce 90 Percent of Our Food

Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common? It's probably not what you're thinking. Hot Pockets and Alpo are just two popular brands owned by giant parent company Nestlè. Yes, that Nestlè, the company that makes your favorite crunch bar and your go-to chocolate milk. Additionally, Nestlè …

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Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette

<i>If you’re getting ready for Memorial Day festivities, this Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette needs to be on your table. It’s incredible and so</i> …

The Science of Laziness

(YouTube link)<p>It’s a holiday weekend, so a lot of people are busy being lazy -especially kids who are finally out of school. But some folks are lazy …

Emma Stone Dazzles in Her First Woody Allen Movie

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics<p>The last time I saw a movie trailer and felt magical tingly happy feelings about the fashions in it, it was <i>Grace of Monaco</i>, the still unreleased Nicole Kidman flick. Then, today, Sony Pictures Classics released this: two glorious minutes of a <i>Magic in the Moonlight</i> …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Rare Goblin Shark Caught In Florida Hasn't Been Seen In More Than A Decade

On Wednesday, a Florida fisherman accidentally pulled up an 18-foot Goblin shark while he was going for shrimp, NOAA Fisheries Service reported.<p>This is only the second-ever goblin shark to be spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the agency. The first goblin shark sighting in this area was …

Last-Laugh Tracks: The 40 Best Cult TV Comedies Ever

40. ‘Broad City’<p>The comparisons continue to roll in – it's <i>2 Broke Girls</i>, only not terrible, or <i>Girls</i>, minus the navel gazing – but don't be fooled; …

Here's how to make totally delicious chocolate-covered strawberries at home: http://thekitc.hn/QPWvMt

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Unique pair of supermassive black holes in an ordinary galaxy discovered

Usually, the observatory collects data from designated targets, one at a time. Once it completes an observation, it slews to the next. The trick is …

7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

Eating flowers 'could help reduce cancer risk'

A new study suggests that edible flowers such as the tree peony could help to prevent chronic diseases and food oxidation<p>Eating flowers grown in British gardens could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers said that edible flowers were receiving …

Teen stowaway survives, but how? 'Boy's body went into a frozen state'

Aviation experts and authorities say they are baffled at how a teen stowaway survived a 5-1/2-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jetliner wheel well and appeared to emerge unscathed.<p>Stowing away in a plane wheel well does not usually end well, experts say. Those who do so may fall to their …

Seven More Dirty Little Secrets of the Travel Industry

The travel industry seems transparent these days—real people will give you the scoop on your hotel on TripAdvisor, you can compare fares yourself with flight-search websites, and it's pretty much impossible for a terrible tour provider to hide its reputation on the Internet. But there are still a …

Surprises on List of Cities With Comfortable Summers

A new ranking thinks Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Detroit are pretty cool.<p><b>The southwest is baking. The East Coast is sweltering. So where do you find relief? If you're one of the unfortunate Americans suffering through the recent heat, you might want to check out this list of the top ten major U.S.</b> …

Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your …

There's A Batman / Superman Movie Coming In 2015!

Warner Bros. surprised everyone at Comic-Con today announcing a Batman / Superman movie in 2015.<p>"Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix opened the panel quoting a line from Frank Miller's 1986 comic "The Dark Knight Returns" in which Bats says the iconic line:<p>"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the …

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How To Make Healthy Flavored Water At Home

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

18 of the world's most stunning treehouses http://mnatu.re/11fkPeW (we'd live in any of them!)

Earth likely visited by alien space probes, say researchers

New simulations suggest that our galaxy should be littered with self-replicating alien space probes, including multiple visitations to Earth.<p>New …

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Chilled Cucumber and Kefir Soup Recipe by Debra Smith

<b>Enjoy a chilled cucumber and kefir soup. Perfect for these hot summer days when you just want something simple and cooling.</b><br>By Debra Smith<p>I used the …