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How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You're Paying For

It’s probably been a while since you signed up for internet service, but you should have an idea of how fast your plan is. If not, give your ISP a …

Git

Rare Great White Shark Nursery Is Terrifying, but Kinda Cute

"The part of me that really loves to watch Shark Week was kind of freaking out."<p>Great white sharks are incredibly elusive, but scientists are using …

White Shark

19 Lemon Desserts for When You Need a Break From Chocolate

Fresh lemons may not be high on anyone’s list of fruits to snack on (thanks, no thanks). But that signature acidity, which makes lemons too intense …

Dessert

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

The science of “blue lies”: There’s a reason Trump supporters embrace his alternative facts

<b>(Reuters/Ben Brewer)</b><p>Blue lies are a very particular form of deception that can build solidarity within groups<p>Jeremy Adam Smith<p>March 27, 2017 11:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>President Donald Trump tells lies.<p>His deceptions and misleading statements are easy …

Donald Trump

Mummy of Ancient Egyptian Nobleman Discovered Along Nile River

A tomb holding the mummy of Shemai, the younger brother of a powerful governor in Egypt, has been discovered near Aswan, Egypt, along the Nile River. …

Follow These Pro Hacks for the Best Homemade Biscuits Ever—and You Only Need 3 Ingredients

Flaky buttermilk biscuits from scratch are totally worth it.<p>Making buttery, flaky biscuits from scratch sounds like a lot of work. Measuring tons of …

Secrets of What Ancient Mummies Look Like Under Their Wrappings Are Finally Being Revealed

The public hasn't seen some of these in more than 100 years.<p>If you'd like to be mummified when you die, you can contact an organisation in Salt Lake …

12 Under-Recognized, Badass Women Who Changed the World

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The phrase probably makes you think of Marilyn Monroe or Eleanor Roosevelt, both of whom have been credited with the words (usually written in calligraphy across a coffee shop wall or posted on Instagram when their birthdays roll around). It has become a …

13 luxe makeup products under $5, because beauty doesn't have to cost a fortune

There’s nothing we love more than cheap makeup that performs just as well as the pricier cosmetics we can only dream of owning. If you agree, read …

This Infographic Shows How to Chop Weirdly-Shaped Vegetables

I’m not an ambitious cook and my culinary pursuits are limited to the familiar. I know how to peel a potato. I don’t know much else. That’s why I …

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

Why Crocodiles Look Like Whales

We still don’t know why a raven is like a writing desk, but, according to anatomist Matthew McCurry and colleagues, we know a bit about why a …

Pollens Found in Grave of Bronze Age Woman Paint Picture of Bygone Scotland

In 1987, a team of archaeologists unearthed a Bronze Age grave in Achavanich, an area in the county of Caithness, Scotland. Inside the grave, they …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

As anti-Muslim rhetoric increases under Trump, more Americans are seeing Muslims as less than human.<p>You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick …

23 of the Best-Selling Drugstore Beauty Products of All Time

It's nice to decorate your bathroom vanity with fancy beauty products. But if we're keeping it real, there's nothing like a good ole drugstore item. …

Skin Care

Scientists Explain The Depressing Reason Why Pandas Are Black And White

They're unlike any other animal.<p>With its trademark patches of black and white fur, there's no mistaking the giant panda for any other bear.<p>Now …

12 YouTube tutorials you need to watch if you're new to the whole makeup thing

Do you ever wonder what the fuss about Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit is because you never graduated from Bonne Bell Lip Smackers (RIP)? For makeup newbies, …

In Honor of Black History Month, 10 Heroes You May Not Have Heard Of

These are life stories worth knowing 🙌 🙌.<p>Black History Month is the time to honor the role and achievements of African-Americans in the United States. While some groundbreaking heroes are well-known, there are many unsung heroes worth celebrating—particularly African-American women. Here, we …

How human beings evolved from this disgusting creature

Meet the Saccorhytus, your oldest ancestor and your newest nightmare.<p>This week a team of paleontologists described a new link in the chain of human …

Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago

One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served as Ellis Island's chief registry clerk sometime between 1906 and 1917, photographed a handful of immigrants who passed through. According to the New York Public Library, his subjects were most likely asked to wear their best …

New York Public Library

Weird and Fascinating Ways Animals Use Poop

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>For one, some eat it—like the dung beetle.<p>None of it smells like roses.<p>That’s conventional poop wisdom, but otter dung, called spraint, can sometimes smell like violets, according to entomologist Richard Jones, author of the new book <i>Call of Nature: The Secret Life</i> …

Insects

Rosa Parks' Birthday: 5 Things You May Not Know About Civil Rights Icon

She didn’t know it at the time but December 1, 1955 would be the day that would put her name in history books. That was the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.<p>Her act of resistance that day unleashed a movement that helped to end legal segregation in the U.S., …

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

Netflix’s Most Promising New Original Shows Of 2017

Netflix is not content to release one or two television series a month, which is arguably enough to justify anyone’s monthly subscription fee. The company released close to 50 series in 2016, and plans to continue upping its original series production in 2017. In addition to returning series like</i> …

TV

17 Dogs Who Deserve To Be Pet All They Want, Dammit

They deserve scratchies, perhaps behind the ears.

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

If you've ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, you might want to take a look at GlobalXplorer: a browser-based app that trains ordinary …

Archaeology