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The Most Hilarious And Poignant Signs From The March For Science

All over the country yesterday (Earth Day!), tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the Trump administration’s lack of support and (in some cases) downright disdain of science. With huge proposed budget cuts to agencies like the EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services, many …

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Government Ethics Office Website Crashes Under Too Much Traffic — Again

The Office of Government Ethics is back in the news as its website crashed, for the second time in less than a month, again under a flood of inquiries.<p>The advisory agency typically works to vet people who run the country and detangle them from financial ties that may influence their work in public …

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Trump Orders Crackdown on Drug Trafficking and Anti-Cop Violence

Promising the start of "a new era of justice," President Trump signed a series of executive orders Thursday that outlined his administration's top crime-fighting targets: international drug traffickers, attacks against cops, illegal immigration and a recent uptick in violent crime.<p>"America faces …

Trump paused a call with Putin to make an aide explain a nuclear arms treaty

Thursday afternoon, Reuters reported that Donald Trump interrupted a phone call with Vladimir Putin to ask a basic question about US-Russia relations. Specifically, he asked what New START, a nuclear arms agreement inked by the Obama administration, was. Once he heard the basics, he immediately …

19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies

Need a delicious, sweet snack for a autumn party or a Halloween celebration? These Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies are the perfect, delicious solution!In …

The number of African greys has plunged to 1% of past levels, conservationists warn. But it is just one of a host of animals and plants on the continent whose future will be debated by more than 180 nations in Johannesburg this week<p>Perry, a five-year-old African grey parrot, is for sale on a …

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Obama has great taste — here are his favorite movies, books, and TV shows

Barack Obama is not only one of our youngest presidents — having been elected at age 47 — but also one of our coolest.<p>He's not just a fixture in politics, but in pop culture as well, and he isn't afraid to respond to mean tweets or parry with Zach Galifianakis between two ferns. He even dissed …

7 Doggy Before-And-Afters That Will Make Your Heart Squirm

This is truly the cutest thing we've seen, like, ever. 😍<p>When your dog is the most important thing in your home, it’s crucial to keep him or her groomed in tip-top shape. For inspiration, take these dramatically cute photos from L.A.-based animal photographer Grace Chon.<p>Chon frequently chooses to …

16 Swoon-Inducing Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Recipes

It’s funny how we obsess so much over pumpkin the minute Starbucks announces the return of PSL. For weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we just can’t get enough of it. And not just for dessert. We’re hankering for pumpkin soup, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin brownies and even pumpkin martinis. Then …

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When Design Is Hostile On Purpose

Intentionally unpleasant structures are intended to shape human behavior<p>The purpose of design in public spaces is typically to make objects and environments more comfortable, functional, and convenient. But in some cases the exact opposite is true. Design can be intentionally repellent, …

10 things that helped us survive our freshman year of college

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>While summer is still in full swing, we're reaching that time of the year when recent high school graduates prepare to say their final …

You’d Never Know These 14 Desserts Were Made With Sweet Potatoes

We truly need to be grateful that we’re living in a world where healthy spins on comfort food classics are gaining momentum — even when it comes to sweets. It’s pretty hard to complain when the Internet is full of lightened-up desserts that are safe to chow down post-workout when your sweet tooth …

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Stunning Nature Photography by Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum is a professional photographer/ filmmaker based in San Francisco CA, who is specialized in capture time lapse of amazing nature …

"Pirate Printers" Are Using Manhole Covers to Print Urban Designs Directly onto Shirts and Totes

Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like …

Sculptor Creates Life-Sized Animal Kingdom From Scrap Metal

Self-taught Australian artist Jordan Sprigg brings worn metal to life with his elaborate sculptures, which meld old machine parts, forgone tools, and miscellaneous farm scraps into creatures of the animal kingdom with feathers, fur, and all. The creations are true to size, carrying the staggering …

These Are the Airlines With the Best (And Worst) Food

Be wary of chowing down while you're up in the air.<p>Flying definitely isn't as glamorous as it used to be. You've probably heard your grandparents (or even parents) bemoan the days when people dressed up to travel, and your flight came complete with a warm, semi-gourmet meal. But today, passengers …

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Unity brightens the lives of Indian women in 'Parched'

Leena Yadav's "Parched" is a bright jewel of a film, surprisingly funny, fresh and upbeat in the way it takes on the complicated and often dark topic of sexual politics in rural India. The three women at the center of the story find strength in each other. They are wives and mothers and …

10 travel accounts on Instagram that are the next best thing to actually travelling

Did you just get back from your annual summer holiday and are stuck at work dreaming about your next? <i>Vogue</i> scours the internet for 10 must-follow …

How an Obsession With Chickpeas Inspired This Fast-Growing Food Startup

Most foods good and tasty come with the price of guilt, but Banza wants to change that. Just one year after beginning commercial operations, the brand of low-carb chickpea pasta has already expanded to more than 2,000 stores.<p>Inc.<i>'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on</i> …

The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood

The horseshoe crab is a hardy sea creature. It has lived through all the mass extinctions our planet has seen, including the one that killed the dinosaurs, and the biggest one, which wiped out more than 95% of marine species. It has done all that without changing much in the last 450 million years. …

Girl band Good English loses gigs after drummer defends Stanford rapist

A Brooklyn music festival cut a girl band from its lineup after it was revealed that its drummer — a childhood friend of the convicted Stanford University sex attacker — penned a letter to the California judge in his defense.<p>The Northside Festival posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that the …

20 Nifty New Uses for Your Hanging Shoe Organizer

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Anti-Trump Street Art Reminds Us There Is Still Some Good In This World

Trump is already more or less a cartoon character, so this is just the next logical step.<p>Street artists are fighting back against Donald Trump.<p>Various murals, stencils and posters depicting the GOP front-runner in assorted unflattering ways -- comparing him to Adolf Hitler, Donald Duck and a piece …

A Day in the Life of Two Feminist, Cannabis-Growing Nuns

“They are exactly who they present themselves to be,” say photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois of the <i>Sisters of the Valley</i>, two nuns who …

Spring Flower Arrangements

Sheaves of muscari, built in appetizer bowls, spring from a tray filled with candy Easter eggs.

The Most Hilarious Food Product Reviews on Amazon

HARIBO GUMMI CANDY GOLD-BEARS<p>“The animal noises broadcasting from my pelvis were an ominous warning of the violent acts that were to follow. I …