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The KKK Opens Their Doors to a Photographer, This is What He Saw

Chain smoking indoors, flashy attire, extravagant ceremonies, and not so extravagant living quarters is what photographer Peter van Agtmael captured …

Girl, 9, has condition so rare it doesn’t have a name

<b>This nine-year-old girl suffers with a condition so rare it doesn’t even have a name.</b><p>Katie Renfroe was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a …

Dad Shares Clever Hack For Helping Babies Learn To Walk

Gerry Bell got creative with his little one.<p>Parents are experts when it comes to life hacks. Over the past year, several useful parenting hacks have gone viral, including this baby bottle storage method, this Diaper Genie cost-saving measure, this car safety tactic, this trick for diaper bag …

Parenting

I Was Unphotogenic, Until I Learned This

On most days I feel completely confident. I’m happy with my wild curls, pale skin, and big eyebrows—which funnily enough are attributes I used to …

3 Cuban Sandwich Recipes That Will Leave You Drooling

The Cuban sandwich is a classic: layers of ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on toasted bread. It's savory, it's filling, it's layers upon layers of sabor. And there are as many ways to enjoy them as there are Cuban abuelas with their own recipes. Here are a few of our favorite. And a little …

Why Your Teenage BFF Is Good For Your Mental Health

Your teenage best friend could be good for your long-term mental health, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Child Development</i>.<p>According …

New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood

Parents often think teenagers are overly obsessed with their best friends. They should let them be.<p>New research published in the journal Child Development shows that teens aged 15 and 16 who had a close friend, rather than a bigger peer group featuring less intense relationships, reported higher …

Psychology

5 everyday scenarios autistic children might find challenging (and how to solve them)

Predictable routines are a comfort in a world that can bewilder them<p>For autistic children and their families normal day to day activities – from an …

This Sweet Comic Strip About Kids Growing Up Is Hitting Parents Hard

The cartoonist admitted he "got a little teary-eyed" creating it.<p>A cartoonist has stolen the internet’s heart with a sweet comic strip about how fast kids grow up.<p>Dan Dougherty is the artist behind “Beardo,” a comic series he started in 2006 with a main character that represents him and others who …

Comic Books

'Uncombable hair syndrome' is real: Meet the girl with the unruly mane

All of us may feel like we experience “uncombable hair syndrome” at one point or another. Meet a 7-year-old girl who lives with the real thing.<p>Shilah Yin is one of only about 100 people in the world known to have the genetic condition. Uncombable hair syndrome is characterized by dry, frizzy hair …

Dad Illustrates The Ups And Downs Of Parenting In Hilarious Cartoons

"Part of being a parent is just trying to make sense of it all.”<p>Many parents document the first years of their kids’ lives through photo albums, home videos and baby books. But Jonathan Jui has his own way of remembering the ups the downs: drawing cartoons.<p>The London-based dad illustrates life with …

Parenting

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

Want Teenage Boys to Read? Easy. Give Them Books About Sex.

What interests teenage boys? You’re smirking, but this is a question that occupies many of us in the field of young people’s literature. It’s well-documented that girls are reading more than boys, a statistic of increasing concern.<p>I write books for children under the pen name Lemony Snicket, and …

Books

We're dying over this video of Dylan Dreyer 'momming hard' on her vacation

Don't be fooled by the bright smile we see on TODAY meteorologist Dylan Dreyer every day! She may be sweet, but when it comes to motherly duties, she's serious.<p>Very serious.<p>Dylan's husband, NBC cameraman Brian Fichera, captured a little behind-the-scenes footage of Dylan “momming” hard on vacation …

‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch

And you thought the movie was disturbing before.<p>Fans of “All Dogs Go to Heaven” might not recall a scene in which one of the gone-too-soon pooches …

Box Office

The 20 photographs of the week

The protests in Caracas, wildfires in Europe, the battle for Raqqa and the world swimming championships – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Photography

A 24-foot repurposed school bus is home for this couple travelling across America

Meet the couple who have transformed a 24-foot American school bus into a stunning home on the road called Fern. Envy-inducing pictures and video show husband and wife team, Ben (29) and Mande Tucker (28) from Holland, Michigan, USA ripping out the seats and building a stylish living area in their …

Best Ever Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Whisk eggs with sugar until they are three times in volume, light and fluffy.<p>2<p>Done<p>Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix in with ground …

Listen To Sampha Cover Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky”

it was a soulful rendition.<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>During the Glastonbury Music Festival, Sampha performed a cover of Solange's "Cranes In The Sky," from …

The Science of the Perfect Smile

Say, 'Optimal balance!"<p>From his disregard for people’s feelings to his literal axe-wielding, there’s a lot of evidence that Patrick Bateman is truly …

This is One of the Funniest Puzzle Games I've Ever Played

'Zip-Zap' is a mobile game of mechanical humor.<p>The central conceit for <i>Zip-Zap,</i> a tactile puzzle game for iOS and Android, is so perfectly conveyed in the thirteen words of its App Store description that I'm just going to copy it in its entirety:<p>Touch to contract.<p>Release to let go.<p>Bring the clumsy …

Eid: How to handle the tough questions at family gatherings

<b>The holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is coming to an end this weekend. For many Muslims around the world, it's the one time of the year that they return to their hometowns and gather with their extended family for a catch-up and feast.</b><p>But as Christine Franciska of the BBC's Indonesian Service …

Relationships

I'm a Working Mom, and I Actually Have Work-Life Balance. Here's My Secret Weapon

Lean in, my friend, and I’ll tell you a secret: Striking a balance between work and home life is, indeed, possible.<p>Before you begin berating me under …

FX should really accept our brilliant idea for 'Fargo' Season 4

As the third season of Noah Hawley's midwestern crime anthology <i>Fargo</i> comes to a close, fans are left wondering if the next episode will be its …

T-Pain's Reddit comment inspired this musical mashup that you've got to hear

When Reddit user GLASYSmusic posted a video to /r/videos testing out a voice manipulator, it's safe to say he didn't bet on T-Pain seeing it and …

These 17 Color-Coded Cousins Are the Family Portrait Inspo You Need

What better way to show off a big family than with an epic portrait like this one, featuring 17 cousins wearing shirts to represent the six families they come from.<p>When six siblings grow up and have kids, you can bet the family size is going to grow quickly. And that it did for mom Chrissy Roussel …

5-Year-Old Painter Has Already Sold Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Her Work

The pint-sized artist donates some of the money she makes to charities.<p>Cassie Gee started painting at 3 years old. Now 5, the pint-sized painter has sold close to 200 pieces and donated hundreds of dollars to charities from her sales.<p>Based in Sydney, Cassie is known as Cassie Swirls online for her …

Art

This Powerful New Apple Ad is About Photos and Memories

It’s not a new feature, but today Apple has released a new cinematic commercial for its ‘Memories’ feature of the Photos app on iOS devices. It’s …

11 Times Chris Pratt Was The Most Hilarious And Adorable Dad On This Planet

Happy birthday to Jack's dad!<p>Chris Pratt knows the highs and lows of fatherhood all too well. His 4-year-old son, Jack, was born nine weeks early and spent the beginning of his life in the NICU.<p>But today he is a happy and healthy little boy, who brings a lot of joy and laughter to his dad’s …

Parenting