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Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear On Warming Canadian Island

A photographer filmed the "soul-crushing" scene to try to break through climate change apathy.<p>A gut-wrenching video taken on Canada’s Baffin Island shows an adult polar bear that looks like little more than a bag of bones covered by slack fur. The bear is pulling his body across an iceless …

Global Warming

The Coziest Restaurant in Every U.S. State, Mapped

If you haven't already read Meik Wiking's best-seller, 'The Little Book of Hygge', Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when …

Cornbread Muffin Trees

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together buttermilk cornbread mix and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Stir together …

Breakfast

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Some People Can't See Any Pictures in Their Imagination, And Here's Why

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the …

Yetis are real, they just also happen to be Himalayan brown bears

Don't worry, it's still an awfully mysterious bunch of bears.<p>It would be easy to dismiss the myth of the yeti as just that: a myth. There’s no conclusive evidence that a giant, ape-like creature lives in the Himalayas (or anywhere else, for that matter). But the beauty of science is that we don’t …

One surging bank stock to buy right now

Financials just hit its highest level in over a decade, and Rich Ross of Evercore ISI has one surging name to buy.

If You Hate Working Out, Just Remember These 8 Exercises

Going into the gym without a plan is like deciding to bake a cake without a recipe: kind of a waste of time and probably not going to end well. Sure, …

Here’s *exactly* the right order to apply your makeup, according to a pro

Makeup is a total confidence booster, and it can be seriously therapeutic to swatch on. At times, however, it can also seem daunting to know exactly …

Makeup

The Most-Hated House On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Might Be Returning In Season 8

Unlike the Lannisters, whose family tree includes some of the most complex characters on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and the Boltons, who have the best sigil, there’s nothing redeeming about House Frey. You don’t love to hate them; you simply hate them. That’s what made the season six finale and season seven …

There's a Scientific Reason to Speak, Not Write, to Those Who Disagree With You

Sorry, keyboard warriors.<p>There may be more to the phrase "the voice of reason" than meets the ear.<p>When it comes to controversial ideas, a person's …

University of Chicago

This Mysterious Post-Orgasm Illness Could Be Caused by Semen Allergy

A new study shows we need more research.<p>A mysterious flu-like sickness that affects some men after they've had an orgasm is exceedingly rare, but …

When You Need to Impress Your Italian Relatives

There is prosciutto, and then there is culatello. To connoisseurs, the latter — cured from a solid chunk of leg, not the whole leg like standard prosciutto — is the variety worth seeking now that the Department of Agriculture has approved for import the culatello di Zibello made near Parma by the …

Do animals fart?

We are all prone to passing a little gas, but there is more than a delicate whiff of flatulence facts floating around some of our stinky friends in …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

National Parks

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

The Ultimate Solution For Your Period Cramps Has Arrived

Ah, period cramps.<p>If your monthly cycle typically comes with a side of intense cramps, you likely already have a method of coping—sometimes it …

Do This 15-Move Yoga Flow Before Bed for the "Best Night's Sleep of Your Life"

Nothing de-stresses the mind and body quite like yoga—and one wellness editor's 15-move flow is a perfect example. "The one thing I do every single …

Noon makes your lights smart without a single smart bulb

Smart lights can be a huge convenience, but too many still fail the most basic test: can you turn them on and off with a light switch, without messing everything up?<p>So instead of making smart lights, a new startup named Noon has decided to make smart light switches — transforming your regular …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

7 German habits we should all adopt

Thinking about moving to Germany? If so, prepare yourself to embrace some of the coolest – and sometimes weird German habits.<p>1. Leave empty bottles …

Hemorrhoids: Dangers, treatments and prevention

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hemorrhoids have plagued mankind's derrieres for centuries.<p>It's said that French leader Napoleon Bonaparte's rectal protrusion caused him such pain during the Battle of Waterloo that it affected his ability to lead, ultimately costing him victory.<p>Hippocrates pioneered many of the surgical …

Healthy Eating

These are the 'health' foods a doctor avoids — and the ones she buys instead

Michael Ruhlman, a chef and author, does just that in his book "Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America."<p>Preventive medicine specialist and the medical director of the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Enterprise Roxanne B. Sukol takes Ruhlman through the aisles of her local grocery store to …

Nutrition

'Pico De Lettuce' Is A Genius Use For Using Up Old, Wilted Greens

We waste 40 percent of our food in the U.S., and this helps solve part of that problem.<p>If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating at Tyler Kord’s No.7 Sub in New York City, you’ve been missing out on some seriously good sandwiches. These are not the kind of sandwiches you normally make at home, …

Healthy Eating

The 25 best songs of 2017 so far, ranked

From the songs of Kendrick Lamar's instant-classic album "DAMN.," to a few stellar singles from R&B artist Frank Ocean, to numerous indie gems, the list of our favorite songs of the year turned out to be an eclectic one.<p>Check out the 25 best songs of 2017 so far:

Kendrick Lamar

How to make the perfect moist chocolate cake

Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of cookbooks are released. Beautifully bound, rarely do these tomes truly aim to teach. But now a new book in …

11 Must-Stream Movies That Are Expiring From Netflix in July 2017

It's peak summer movie season, but you don't have to go out in the heat to watch a good film.<p>The summer movie season has now kicked into high gear, led by the formidable <i>Wonder Woman</i>, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' blockbuster big-screen origin story about the famed Amazonian princess warrior (played, …