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Blame your parents if you must – but then forgive them | Nell Frizzell

They make convenient scapegoats for everything from emotional damage to lack of housing. But in the end you have to let it go<p>Unconditional love doesn’t protect against damaged, broken heirs. Affection doesn’t exclude resentment. Being a child doesn’t always come easily. Whether it’s parental …

I Am That Mom

I am a mom. I am that mom. 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>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 …

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 …

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

Sony world photography awards,Photography,Art,Art and design,Culture,Awards and prizes,Society,Life and style<p>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 …

Morrissey and Mexico fit together like hand in glove. Is that really so strange? | Raf Noboa y Rivera

If you ask me, the reason this handsome devil is so popular among Latinos is his mastery of melancholy<p>Of all the incongruous links between music and peoples, one of the strangest appears to be that between Steven Patrick Morrissey, the former lead singer of the Smiths, and Mexicans. Specifically, …

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.

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for

• 550g white chocolate, chopped<br>• 750g cream cheese, chopped, softened<br>• 6 eggs, separated<p><b>Method</b><p>Preheat your oven to 130°C.<br>• Place 250g of the white chocolate …

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> …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Femen's topless condescension towards Muslim women only helps sexism | Susan Carland

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Photograph: Corbis<p>Hear the Berlin Philharmonic (here conducted by Simon Rattle) for free on Tuesday lunchtimes.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439469027059/cce6eb42-c60d-4ab3-b935-f3fb85ce7fc2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Corbis<p>Hear the Berlin Philharmonic …

10 best brandy cocktails to mix at home

<b>Forget vodka and gin, here are the most sophisticated and delicious brandy cocktails to shake up in your own home</b><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 don’t, they think …

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>Carrie Weisman<p>July 27, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Anal sex can seem daunting, but in reality, it can be just as pleasurable as it is exciting, and as fun as …

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 …

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 …

Breakfast

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. …

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 …

The hidden horrors of Ravensbrück, a concentration camp for women | The Star

I began to look for dates of birth and addresses in case any of the survivors — or even the guards — might still be alive. Someone had given Vera the …

History

Nice Baby You've Got There! Let's Strap a Wearable on Her

The movement-tracking, data-caching quantified-self movement now wants to crawl into your baby's crib. To snuggle with him while he's sleeping. And get into his diapers. Seriously.<p>The internet of things is expected to be in 50 billion everyday objects within five years. Including, possibly, your …

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 …

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. …

Food

‘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, …

American Sniper

Easy Basic Pancakes

Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy recipe will help you whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making pancake batter from scratch is so simple that you'll wonder why you never did it before!

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 …

The Virtues of a Lazy Marriage

A good relationship isn't necessarily one in which you're both constantly striving for the best relationship possible... while keeping the garbage cans empty too. Sometimes a good relationship can just be not doing much with someone you love.<p>Every so often, I'll hear about a friend or acquaintance …

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