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‘Gay’ Doritos Prompt Freak-Out

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ attempt to turn Rowan County into a no-gay-marriage zone has failed, but conservative enthusiasm for pointless posturing …

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The Republican base’s “patriotic” treason: The shocking new poll that exposes the dangerous extremism of the American right

A chilling new poll reveals just how sympathetic Republicans would be to a military coup<p>Last week, as the nation observed the anniversary of 9/11, one could not help but look back at that time and contemplate the reaction by our fellow citizens and foreign nations. Rick Perlstein wrote a very …

How To Build A 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin For $2k

Basic information on solar energy<p>Solar energy is one of the world’s best and largest natural resources. Solar power is said to be green since, in …

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15 Well-Designed Shipping Container Homes for Life Inside the Box

The hot trend of shipping container homes fulfills many design desires: living simply, lessening clutter, being environmentally conscious, building a …

18 DIY Dollar-Store Projects That'll Transform Your Dorm For Cheap

Decorate without breaking the bank.

20 Creative DIY Projects That Only Require a Sharpie

Sharpie markers are one of the most versatile DIY tools you can get your hands on. They are easy to use, fairly inexpensive and are available in a huge range of colors from neon to metallics. Plus, they’re great for any surface and are permanent on even the most hard-to-mark surfaces. Whether you …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

These cool heatmaps show the most popular running routes around the globe

Running and cycling are great for your health.<p>They also have the potential to create some pretty cool images.<p>Strava, the popular fitness tracking app for runners and cyclists, tracked 140 million rides and runs from January 2014 to May 2015, and overlaid the results on Google Maps.<p>Bank of America …

Artist Turns the Sugar Hiding in Soft Drinks into Giant Lollipops

Food photographer Henry Hargreaves took an artistic approach to finding out how much sugar's contained within various drinks for his project titled <i>(de)hydrate</i>. He started out by boiling the refreshments, so that the water evaporated and the sugary contents remained. He then poured the leftover …

Police: Video shows Ferguson shooting suspect with gun

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> Crowds scatter and duck for cover around him. But a man in a white T-shirt sprints forward, waving what appears to be a gun in his hand.<p>Investigators say that image, captured in a surveillance video released by the St. Louis County Police on Tuesday, shows the chaotic …

American, socialist and proud: meet Bernie Sanders' supporters

What does socialism mean in America? Some recent events suggest we haven’t a clue.<p>Last Thursday, political commentator Chris Matthews asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair, what distinguished “a Democrat like Hillary Clinton from a socialist like Bernie Sanders”. …

How The 1% Lives—A Haunting Photo Series

<i>This story was originally published July 31, 2015.</i><p>"The 1%" gained traction after the crash of 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street movement (rallying …

Income Inequality

Moms are furious at the new Bugaboo ads that show a model running in a bikini

A photo posted on the high-end buggy company Bugaboo's social-media accounts of an athletic mom wearing a bikini and jogging along with her $800 Bugaboo stroller has sparked outrage among many of the brand's followers.<p>"See how the model and mum Ymre Stiekema stays fit and healthy with the Bugaboo …

Talk to your children about body image – it’s not worth dying for | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Photograph: REX Shutterstock<p>Eloise Parry. There is ‘the charade maintained by magazines and celebrities that weight loss, even when extreme, is smooth and effortless, the result of a fast metabolism, kale smoothies, yogalates.’ Photograph: Rex …

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Woman Dominates Body-Shamers With Brave Before-And-After Photos

Women's bodies are scrutinized at every shape and size. Society's skewed standards of beauty can lead women to believe they're never skinny enough, never pretty enough, never perfect enough.<p>Simone Pretscherer, a makeup artist from New Zealand, had enough of being told that she wasn't enough. So …

Teenager Uncovers Photos From First Nirvana Concert

Rare photographs from Nirvana’s first concert in March 1987 have been unearthed and shared by an unlikely source: Maggie Poukkula, the 19-year-old …

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10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

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