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I Am That Mom

I am a mom. I am that mom.<p>I have four kids just a few years apart and my oldest has autism. I have managed to lose each of them at different times for varying amounts of time.<p>When we lived in the city my son, a ball of pent up energy, would race ahead of me on his scooter while I ran to catch up …

Parenting

WhatsApp Must Speak German to Germans

Facebook’s (fb) WhatsApp has lost its appeal against a German court ruling that said it has to provide its terms and privacy policy in German for …

Privacy

The winners of the Sony world photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Documenting everything from eagle hunters to failed boxers and Afghan refugees, 230,103 entries from 186 countries were whittled down to these winners of the world’s largest photography competition

Photography
Morrissey

People from all over the world reveal the weird things about America they don't understand

An AskReddit thread asked non-American Redditors about the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realize is weird.<p>So far, nearly 18,000 people on Reddit have responded from all over the world even though the question was only posted on Sunday.<p>Check out some of the top responses below.

Weird

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for | Starts at 60

We love simple recipes here at Starts at 60, and this three ingredient cake really takes the… well, cake!<p>People all around the world are loving the …

Dessert

What Life Is Like Inside the Massive Jail That Doubles as Chicago's Largest Mental Health Facility

Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Human Toll of Jail, a storytelling project from the Vera Institute of Justice and Narratively that was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and</i> …

Mental Health

This animated map brilliantly demonstrates in just 3 minutes how much Europe has changed over the last 1,000 years

This simple but incredible clip brilliantly illustrates the changes Europe has experienced in the last millennium.<p>The video, created by LiveLeak, shows a map of Europe's borders changing in colour and layout in accordance with the continent's geopolitical developments from the year 1000 all the way …

Soviet Union

Photoshop Master Seamlessly Combines Two Celebrities into One Famous Face

Hollywood has some of the world's most unmistakable faces. Thanks to their famous faces plastered on everything from magazine covers and movie posters to tabloid features, it's easily noticeable that there's something slightly off about these celebrity portraits by artist Gesichtermix. In fact, …

Ben Affleck

World's Strangest Prisons (PHOTOS)

What cage is three stories high, rotates, and was designed for human beings, not rats?<p>It's the Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, IA, and from 1885 to 1969, this prison stacked its inmates in pie-shaped cells that revolved, so jailers could see all the prisoners from a single vantage point. If …

Travel

Femen's topless condescension towards Muslim women only helps sexism

Islam doesn’t require women to love misogyny as a religious duty – not that Femen would know. Muslim women are capable of standing up for ourselves<p>In an old parable, some people gather in a dark room in which there’s an elephant. They’re asked to describe it. One, who can touch only the elephant’s …

Feminism

How To Make Mouthwatering Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes

Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels …

Cooking

Look into my eyes: can 10 minutes of staring make you hallucinate?

Gaze adoringly at your loved one, and they will soon look deformed, monstrous or like your mother, according to a study. One writer puts it to the test<p>The first two minutes are the trickiest. My partner, C, and I are seated opposite one another in our bedroom, staring into each other’s eyes. As she …

Time I

Here Are 22 Diagrams For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Dessert

To dessert or not to dessert... Is there any question?

Dessert

10 of the best ways to enjoy Berlin … on a budget

See fine art and classical music for free, eat great-value street food and stay in cheap but very stylish hostels … Here are 10 ways to have a brilliant time in Berlin<p>• Find more tips on what to see and do in our Berlin city guide<p>Culture for the canny<p>With an art scene as vibrant as Berlin’s, it’s …

Germany

10 best brandy cocktails to mix at home

Forget vodka and gin, Kay Plunkett-Hogge reveals the most sophisticated and delicious brandy cocktails to shake up in your own home<p>It’s a quirk of history that, these days, people tend to think of cocktails as being made with gin, the whiskies and vodka. Everyone forgets about brandy. Or, if they …

9 ways to make anal sex more pleasurable

Go slow and remember that lube is your friend. Once you put your mind at ease, your sphincter will follow<p>Anal sex can seem daunting, but in reality, it can be just as pleasurable as it is exciting, and as fun as it is liberating. There are plenty of reasons to experiment with it. It may take a few …

Have a Great Hotel Stay in Berlin With the Kids

When most people think of Berlin, it's of the city's legendary club scene, or its culture and history - not that it's a great place to take children. …

Kids

Photographer Files $1 Million Defamation Suit Against Couple After Album Cover Fracas

Remember the story of Andrea Polito, the photographer who was publicly accused by a couple of holding their wedding photos hostage until they paid an …

Corruption

A Toddler's Food Diary

<b>A Toddler’s Food Diary</b><p><b>Breakfast</b><p>– Milk<p>– Three small bites of the oatmeal I gestured to and made monkey sounds at until my mom made it. The rest of it …

Cooking With Olive Oil: Should You Fry and Sear in It or Not?

I've been told it's not safe to fry and sear with olive oil. Is that true?<p>Most of the time when I cook with high heat, such as searing meats or deep frying, I reach for neutral oils like canola or vegetable oil. I mostly do this out of habit, but if I were to give a reason, it'd be both because …

Italian Food

The hidden horrors of Ravensbrück, a concentration camp for women

<i>In her new book,</i> If This Is a Woman<i>, journalist and author Sarah Helm relates the six-year history of the Nazis’ all-female Ravensbrück concentration</i> …

Parenting

Building Baby's First Library: 25 Must-Have Books

The bedtime story that has been loved by generations, <i>Goodnight Moon</i> bids goodnight to all of the familiar items in the little bunny’s room. Kids of …

Kids

Despite being one of the world's most popular foods and the staple diet of anthropomorphic ninja turtles, a pizza is quite a hard thing to describe. …

‘Experts’ Claim ‘American Sniper’ Will Lose Best Picture Because Of The Fake Baby

In case yesterday’s insider chat with an Oscars voter — y’know, the one who wrote, “Did they want to be known for making the best movie of the year or for stirring up sh*t?” about the <i>Selma</i> filmmakers — didn’t convince you that the Academy Awards are an impossible to navigate HOT TAKES factory, …

Clint Eastwood

Easy Basic Pancakes

Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy pancake recipe will help you whip up this weekend favorite in less than 30 minutes. You'll wonder why you never tried this before!Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious …

8 Toxic Patterns in Mother-Daughter Relationships

It’s true enough that all daughters of unloving and unattuned mothers have common experiences. The lack of maternal warmth and validation warps their …

Parenting

The Virtues of a Lazy Marriage

Every so often, I'll hear about a friend or acquaintance whose marriage has collapsed because of infidelity. And every time, I ask my wife the same question: Where on earth do these people find the time to have affairs, anyway?<p>I guess if you're really determined to be horrible to your partner and …