Lauren Austin

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Dive Into What the Web Looked Like 10 Years Ago With This Site

When it comes to the internet, our memories can be short. It’s hard to imagine life without reddit or YouTube, which didn’t come around until 2005, …

New York Times

Lexicon Watch: “Ideological Diversity”

During a town hall event at North Carolina A&T State University this week, a student asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg what he does to make his …

Peter Thiel

5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

Personal Information

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Grieving father pleads with Apple to unlock his dead son's iPhone

Leonardo Fabbretti is pleading with Tim Cook to help him see the photos stored on his dead son's iPhone.<p>The Italian architect sent a letter to Cook on March 21. Apple's customer care team has expressed sympathy, trying -- and failing -- to help Fabbretti unlock the iPhone.<p>The news was first …

Privacy

This 4-Year-Old Has The Best Head Of Hair We've Ever Seen

We think it's safe to say that 4-year-old Farouk James has the best head of hair we've ever seen.<p>The London-based tyke first garnered our attention through his amazing Instagram account (which is run by his mother, Bonnie). The feed features the kindergartner in an array of adorable outfits and of …

Hair

This recreation of 'Super Mario 64' in 'Minecraft' will blow your mind

Ever wonder what the main castle from Nintendo 64 gaming classic "Super Mario 64" would look like if it were lovingly re-created in the latest version of "Minecraft?"<p>Two fellows who play "Minecraft" teamed up to take on the challenge:<p>The results are <i>stunning</i>.

Retrogaming

Teens took the PSAT and immediately turned its secret content into memes

Back in my day—when us high schoolers would finish standardized tests after being explicitly told by the prompter to <i>not,</i> they repeated, not discuss …

Education

School Uniforms Around the World

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By reading this, chances are you’ve recently got a new dog and are looking for a dog training guide that will make your newly acquired pet even more …

14 Times Naturals Rocked the Heck Out of a Flower Crown

Spring is winding down and we are recognizing e its impending passing with an ode to flower crowns. The flower crown or wreath has its roots in …

Hair

3 Ways to Style a Failed Twistout or Braidout on Short Natural Hair

We’ve all been here! Your TWA is finally growing out a bit and you decide to get fancy and try your hand at a twistout or braidout. Two hours and …

The Pros and Cons of Long and Short Kinky Natural Hair

After growing my super kinky hair out for the past four plus years, I decided to cut the back and sides down into a long tapered fro. I won’t get …

3 Easy Updos for the Styling Challenged

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m pretty much inept when it comes to styling my natural hair. I see tons of intricate, stunning, and sophisticated …

Hairstyling

‘I Just Want to Have Dreads’: Willow Smith Talks Embracing Her Natural Self

From being the youngest of the talent powerhouse Smith family to a hair-whipping it-girl, Willow Smith is carving out her own lane. The 14-year-old …

Hair

Does the sight of a graduation cap strike fear into your heart? How did you wear your hair on graduation day?

Does the sight of a graduation cap strike fear into the the heart of your natural haired self? Did you scoff out loud at the "one-size-fits-all" tag …

Hair

High School Dress Code Letter Advises Girls To Cover Their 'Sausage Rolls'

Graduating seniors at Biglerville High School might not find it hard to say goodbye to their school, thanks to an offensive letter about dress code.<p>Administrators gave a letter to students on Tuesday that offered guidelines for appropriate attire for an awards ceremony that will take place before …

The Confessions Of A Drug-Addicted High School Teacher

Story based upon actual events. Names have been changed to protect the identities of the innocent. The identities of the guilty are protected by …

25 Quotes That Accurately Represent The Problems With Our Education System

I talk a lot about my problems with how our current education system is run today. The rigid guidelines it imposes on students, the killing of …

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Before we start discussing Superior Singing Method let’s get one thing straight, nobody can instantly become great singers like Whitney Houston or …

hair loss

‘SNL’ gives Scientology the parody it deserves

HBO documentary <i>Going Clear</i> made headlines with its disturbing investigation into Scientology, but satire is often the quickest route to the heart of …

Music Videos

You’ve NEVER Seen Peeps like These Before

Since 2007, The Washington Post has been hosting a little event called the Peeps Show — get your head out of the gutter, peep-le! We’re talking candy here. The rules are simple: Be creative and make a diorama using Peeps. With everything from pop culture references to historical depictions, these …

British Humour

Woman With World’s Largest Afro Shares Her Poofy Hair Care Secrets

Proud of her record-breaking afro, Aevin Dugas says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and ‘go natural’.<p>The …

Ginger To Zayn: Understanding the Pain of Teenagers Through Pop Music

One Direction’s Zayn Malik is this generation’s Ginger Spice…<p>When Ginger Spice left the Spice Girls, I hung her effigy inside another girl’s locker at school. I was 13 and in my first year of high school, and Geri Halliwell’s departure from the biggest girl group in the world hit us like a tragic …

Spice Girls

A boy in America explains to a girl on the other side of the globe how racism feels.

The schools these kids go to every day have metal detectors.<p>Every kid has to wake up and be reminded of the obstacles they face the second they …

Documentaries

This Is What Moms Are Really Teaching Their Children When They Tell Them To Not See Race

Every time racial issues arise, parents like you come out of the woodwork. You mean well. You say it on every article about race:<p>“I’m raising my kids …

The cheesiest lines from Law and Order: SVU's gamer episode

<i>Trigger warning for sexual assault and spoilers for this evening's Law and Order: SVU episode follow.</i><p>Tonight, <i>Law and Order: SVU</i> tackled the harassment of women in gaming in an episode titled "Intimidation Game". It's been a hot topic in our industry since August of last year, and the SVU writers …