Lauren J. Richard

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Cute Photographs of an Adorable Kitten

Ben Terode is the happy owner of the little kitten named Daisy, living in Japan. With his cute face he is the perfect model for tender and humorous …

This Cauliflower Pizza Crust Is Super Cheesy And Easy To Make

Cauliflower is having a moment. Once reserved for crudité platters and side dishes, this nutritious cruciferous vegetable has become a shining star …

42 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever

Welcome to fall. Here’s how to do it right, in cities across the globe.<p>Summer is over, and with the change comes a new spate of seasonal activities. …

San Francisco

The unseen significance of whales

Changing Planet<p>Co-authored by Jessica Perelman<p><i>Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in biological sciences. She will be attending veterinary school next year and plans to pursue a career in wildlife and conservation veterinary medicine.</i><p>When the …

Whales

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

10 Vacation Spots That Are About To Get Huge

Whoever said that patience is a virtue had no comprehension of just how badly you needed a vacation. And one of the biggest things to look forward to …

The Best Way to Decorate a Christmas Tree

My family tree is very well-decorated at this time of year. My mother-in-law has been known to spend up to a week on her Christmas tree’s lights alone, so that each branch sparkles to perfection, illuminating the house (and her father would go so far as to saw off and reattach tree limbs to create …

Decorations

7 Best DIY Syrups for Pancakes

Maple syrup on pancakes is a no-brainer. But if you really want to take pancakes over the top, try drizzling on a homemade syrup infused with fruits …

The Oddest Sauce Around Is Also the Most Awesome

“Is that ketchup... on your mac and cheese?”<p>I can’t recall who said this to me, but I do remember I was in elementary school, it was a classmate, and I was horrified. Shielding my mac and cheese behind a carton of milk and a juicebox, I ate my noodles trepidatiously while remaining on the lookout …

Comfort Food

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Glass Floor With Mirror Shards Inside: “Cracked” or Genuinely Appealing?

Especially envisioned for Casa Cor Rio, a major design and architecture event in Latin America, this unconventional interior features a suspended …

The real story behind one of film's most valuable props

Thanks to a combination of human error, poor record keeping and a sticky fingered ne'er-do-well, these simple pieces of footwear are now considered one of the most valuable film props in history.<p>Figuring out exactly how much the slippers are worth is no small feat because there are currently only …

7 New Facts About Harry Potter's Family History, Courtesy of J.K. Rowling

Pottermore, the "Harry Potter"-centric website that allows fans of the series to celebrate their love of all things magical, is officially relaunching with loads of new features Tuesday, and to celebrate, author J.K. Rowling has shared some all-new details about her titular character's family …

Books

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Sleepless Nights in Paris' Red Light District

Belinda, 1967<br>Christer Strömholm—Agence VU—Aurora Photos<p>1 of 21<p>In 1959, Swedish-born photographer Christer Strömholm moved to the Parisian …

How to Get a Raise, According to an NFL Agent

Career advice from Ed Wasielewski, of Esquire Network's new documentary series The Agent.<p>There aren't many negotiators tougher than NFL agents. Their livelihoods depend on getting their clients as much money as possible, whether by playing hardball with prospective teams' front offices, or …

Employment

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Early-TV oddities, innovations to screen as part of UCLA archive's anniversary

"Archive Television Treasures" certainly lives up to its name. The new screening series, part of<p>UCLAFilm & Television Archive's 50th-anniversary celebration, is a clear-eyed excursion to the early days of the small screen and a reminder of how the medium changed and developed.<p>These live musicals, …

TV

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy!<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with spinach, cheese and cubes of …

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

10 Animals That Deserved Oscars

For decades, people have been trying to determine what non-human beast has delivered the best performance of all time and, well, let's settle the debate once and for all.<p>From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Jaws," here are 10 animals that deserved to take home Oscars. It's about time these furry and …

Wizard of Oz

These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account …

Nickelodeon Officially Cancels 'Sam & Cat'

Well, "Sam & Cat," Nickelodeon's wildly successful spin-off of two of its most popular shows ("iCarly" and "Victorious"), has been quietly cancelled before the last four episodes of the series had been shot or aired. This Thursday's episode (number 36 for those playing at home), will serve as the …