Karen Graham

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Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago — here's what's changed over the years

As you'd expect, the site looks completely different now compared when it first launched on February 4, 2004.<p>But in case you haven't been a loyal user since the beginning, we'll give you a little tour of how the site evolved.<p>Check it out:<p><i>(Former Business Insider reporter Megan Rose Dickey also</i> …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Spread the word: if you think hummus is a dip, you've been doing it wrong

Packed with protein and best enjoyed with pita bread and barbecued meats, this Middle Eastern staple of hummus bi tahina can be a meal in itself<p>What a gift is hummus – a delightful little meal that transcends cultures, continents and centuries. At its best, hummus is creamy, unctuous and almost …

The Prince George effect - in pictures

Nu-trad for toddlers, as worn by the royal birthday boy - who turns two on Wednesday

How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.<p>In Chinese, the word <i>computer</i> translates directly as <i>electric brain</i>.<p>In Icelandic, a <i>compass</i> is a <i>direction-shower</i>, and a <i>microscope</i> a <i>small-watcher</i>.<p>In Lakota, <i>horse</i> is literally <i>dog of wonder</i>.<p>These …

The mystery of how Ozzie the cat travelled from Australia to Northern Ireland

An Australian cat has ended up on the other side of the world, and no one knows how.<p>The cat, now nicknamed "Ozzie," was found by Armagh Cats …

Ramadan: a guide to the Islamic holy month

Muslims around the world are preparing for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting – date in hand – for the seconds to tick by until the call to prayer at sunset, why do Muslims fast and what is Ramadan?<p><b>What is …

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Medicine Without Blood

Proponents of “blood management” hope that transfusions will one day be a thing of the past.<p>In the mid-1660s, the English physician Richard Lower performed an unprecedented medical feat.<p>“[I] selected one dog of medium size, opened its jugular vein, and drew off blood, until ... its strength was …

11 Ways to Create a Luxurious Closet for Less

The extra touches Hollywood closets are made of — without the extra cost.<p>While most of us dream of a Carrie Bradshaw-esque closet (and her complete shoe collection) the size and accessories are not always an option. Enter master closet designer and founder of LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams. Here, she …

Tears of joy: 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son

Without doubt, one of the most exciting and emotional events for parents about to have a child is getting to see their little tyke through an ultrasound. But blind moms-to-be get cheated from experiencing this marvelous moment.<p>Now an advertising campaign (of all things) from diaper company Huggies …

Digital Design

Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

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