Liz Muerlebach

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Britain's centuries-old secret slang

Susie Dent is one of the UK’s best-known word experts. In her new book she explores the fascinating alien codes and colourful slang spoken for centuries.<p>The word ‘eavesdropper’ originally referred to people who, under the pretence of taking in some fresh air, would stand under the ‘eavesdrip’ of …

Language

Lost Dictionary of A Clockwork Orange Slang Discovered

If you’ve read Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian masterpiece <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, then you’re probably familiar with Nadsat: a futuristic fictional slang …

4.5 Million Blue Flowers Bloom Across Japanese Park Like a Field of Fairies

Back in February, we were mesmerized by the early arrival of Japan's famed cherry blossoms. Now, nearly 3 months later, the pretty pink flowers have come and gone in most regions. Fortunately for us, however, the previously pink Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture is now blanketed in blue …

Japan

Tiny Mouse Shops of Malmö

Swedish mice can dine at the Nuts of Life restaurant or take a date to the amousement park.<p>For most human beings, finding a nice place for a night …

Narrative Optical Illusions Painted by Rob Gonsalves | Colossal

<p>Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves explores childlike stories of wonder through his surrealist paintings, capturing peeks of one’s internal daydreams …

Living With Bipolar Disorder, Depression And Manic Episodes

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mills Baker.</i><p>I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did her mother. I am the sort of …

The DNA detective helping to reunite families

<b>A man left abandoned as a baby in a cinema toilet 61 years ago has tracked down his siblings with the help of a so-called "DNA detective". But what do they do?</b><p>"There's an analogy I like to use: I can crack any safe, some will just take longer than others," Julia Bell tells the Victoria Derbyshire …

Mum's Comics Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like to Have Teenagers

Raising a tween or teen is a struggle in two ways: firstly, they have the capacity to make parenting a nightmare (only second to toddlers), and …

Artist Draws Fantastical Creatures Interacting with Commuters on NYC Subway

Riding on the subway every day might seem like it’d get old, but artist Ben Rubin keeps a fresh perspective with his imaginative series <i>Subway Doodle</i>. The ongoing project features snapshots of New York City train cars and passengers with a fantastical twist—Rubin adds his own characters into the …

Commuting

12 Coolest Chicken Coops

Inspiring Treehouse Scape in Dorset

Do you like the idea of a treehouse? Did you want one as a kid but never got it? No worries. The architects from BEaM designed an amazing treehouse …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p><i>Listen to the audio version of this article:</i><p><i>Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone.</i><p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on …

Yes, I hear voices and have been diagnosed with psychosis – but no, I don't want you to call me mentally ill

If you sat next to me on my commute to work the only thing that might seem odd is my blue hair, yet there is so much about me that might surprise …

Why I broke up with the man who seemed to be my soul mate

Some matches are made in heaven. Others are found in L.A. traffic. That's where I met my recent match.<p>An ArtNight Pasadena was getting underway when I boarded a shuttle and headed to a new exhibit. After admiring splashes of color, chatting with local artists and listening to a few riffs of live …

23 Reasons To Regret Learning German

1 word in English = 13 words in German.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

How to Use Google's Translate App

Google Translate can convert foreign languages to that of your own tongue. Here's how to use it.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

"Urin, Norway" And Other Unbelievably Horrible Town Names Around The World

If you're a loyal reader here at So Bad So Good, then you know all about the unbelievably horrible town names in the USA.<p>With everything from "Blue …

Wall Art

Color Me Sad: Crayola Retires 'Dandelion' Crayon

Fans of the cheerful yellow Crayola color "dandelion" might be feeling a little blue right now.<p>Crayola announced today (March 31) — National Crayon …

The Many Secrets of the World’s Spookiest Trees

We still don’t totally understand why dwarf beeches grow the way they do.<p>Dwarf beech trees are not ordinary trees. Found in a forest near Reims, …

A Prison Psychologist Mourns the Patient He Couldn't Save

I can help this person, I thought. I was wrong.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>I'd been working for several years as a psychologist for prisoners in Washington state when I was tasked with treating a deeply troubled man in his early 20s. I can't tell you his …

In Praise of the Unflinchingly Honest Approach to Teen Suicide on 13 Reasons Why

<b>Warning: Discussions of suicide and depression below. There are also spoilers for 13 Reasons Why throughout.</b><p>There's a good chance Hannah Baker is just like you. At the very least, Hannah Baker is just like someone you know; she's smart, she has a bright future ahead of herself, she has loving …

Biggest mistakes parents make with their teens

If you enter two rooms of Candice Blansett-Cummins' otherwise immaculate home, you might need a mask to disguise the smell, along with some anti-bacterial soap.<p>That's because Blansett-Cummins is the mother of a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old, and she's learned to choose her battles.<p>One battle the …

What Remains of Asia’s Traditional Sky Burial Sites

Five dramatic places dedicated to returning corpses to nature.<p>The ancient ritual of leaving corpses exposed to the elements has long been believed to …

5 ways to improve your sex life, according to science

Here’s a universal truth: No human wants to be labeled as lousy in bed.<p>In fact, most people probably don’t want to be rated average, either. We want to excel in the sack. Fortunately, science has discovered a few ways that both men and women can boost their bed cred.<p>1. Talk Dirty To Me<p>A big plus of …

York University

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

Yehuda Amichai<p>When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …