Pamela Loperena

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Teen Gets Her Senior Photos Taken At Taco Bell

These are the Cheesy Gordita Crunch of senior pictures.<p>Senior photos have always been the most unnatural pictures that are meant to seem untaught. We remember taking a senior photo while leaning against a fake brick wall, looking tough. All copies of it have hopefully been burned.<p>But for Ritenour …

Lucky Whale Watchers Get An Insanely Close View Of Humpback Pod

<i>By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>When you go on a whale-watch, just the prospect of seeing the majestic creatures at all is seriously thrilling. For a few lucky tourists off the coast of Massachusetts, their trip out to sea turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get <i>really …

Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

Africa

The Flag Cake Recipe To End All Flag Cakes

Photo credit: Sugary Winzy<p>Come the Fourth of July, images of red, white and blue desserts are dancing through each American's head. Jell-O and cheesecake and cookies all get made over with a patriotic color scheme, but the most coveted of Independence Day dessert is the flag cake -- no question.<p>The …

Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Devoted couple married for 67 years die within two hours of each other

Hugh Nees, 94, died of cancer while his wife Joan, 92, suffered a stroke<p>A devoted couple who were married for 67 years have died of natural causes within two hours of each other, in the same room at a New Zealand rest home.<p>Family members said Hugh Nees, 94, and his wife Joan, 92, could not bear to …

Inside D.C.’s first cat cafe, where you can cuddle by the hour

You probably won’t get a chance to pet Olivia. The gray-and-white spotted kitty is the current favorite at Crumbs & Whiskers, the Georgetown cat cafe that opens Saturday. But because Olivia is so friendly — making her way from lap to lap, purring and mewing and begging for a scratch behind the ears …

Pets

The Mean Girls Mansion is Up for Sale

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New in the Shop: Wildly Feminine Illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome

Get whisked away into a surreal fantasyland by viewing these bold illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome. The Canada-based illustrator, who's known for her images of wild animals blended with female figures, shows us just what happens when sensual femininity is mixed with raw animal imagery. Rome studied …

Best Coast Share "Heaven Sent" Video

Best Coast have shared an official video for their <i>California Nights</i> track "Heaven Sent", which was previously released with a lyric video. The performance clip was directed by Lana Kim and the band's Bethany Cosentino. Watch it below via Ray-Ban.<p><i>California Nights</i> follows 2013's <i>Fade Away</i> EP and …

Los Angeles

Avril Lavigne opens up about Lyme disease battle to People: 'I thought I was dying'

Avril Lavigne opens up about her battle with Lyme disease in <i>People</i>‘s latest cover story, and while she may be feeling “more like herself,” she’s …

Disease

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Best Countries for Solo Travelers (PHOTOS)

There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. You deliberately travel solo, they say, because you want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner's tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you're with a companion, it's easy to …

Could You Live In the World's Tiniest Home?

In this diminutive London home, the toilet is in the shower and you have to climb on the counter to get to the bed. But hey, it's in a great neighborhood.<p><i>ZOOPLA</i><p>If "cozy" is real estate agent speak for "tiny," then everything about this north London home is unbelievably cozy. Well, except for the …

Real Estate

New Harry Potter Story and Song: Read JK Rowling's Celestina Warbeck Biography

And here I was all excited at the faux <i>Daily Prophet article</i> J.K. Rowling penned last month—little did I know that there was more to come in our future! Today the writer shared another new <i>Harry Potter</i> story, this time a short biography about Celestina Warbeck, a lesser-known character in the …

Two sisters to be first women hanged in India

Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit due to hang for series of child murders after India's president rejects their final appeal for mercy<p>Two sisters who kidnapped 13 young children, forced them to work as pickpockets and then murdered them are about to become the first women to be executed in India.<p>Renuka …

Giraffe dies from head injuries after trip in back of open truck in South Africa

A young giraffe has died from head injuries sustained while being transported, blindfolded, in an open truck along a South African highway, an animal welfare agency said.<p>The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)'s Rick Allan said he suspected the giraffe died after hitting its …

The '90s TV Show Bedrooms You Wished You Lived In

10 rad rooms will give you nostalgia.<p>Before Pinterest, teens on TV expressed personal style through their bedroom decor. These 10 rad rooms are responsible for inciting massive design envy in '90s kids.

The 20 photographs of the week

The aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the escalating violence in Israel, the World Cup final – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Living Rooms

Brian Bielmann's best photograph: Nathan Fletcher surfing Teahupo'o

I believe this is the greatest wave ever surfed and I've never met anybody who disagreed. It came in August 2011 during the Billabong pro surfing competition at Teahupo'o in Tahiti, although a code red swell meant the contest had been called off. The harbour was closed, and boats weren't allowed …

MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea

My favorite award show of the year is almost always the MTV VMAs (with the Golden Globes hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey being a close contender, of course) for three simple reasons: The show ups the cray factor, keeps the energy high, and has the best musical performances. And looking at this …

A Thoughtful Investigation Into Whether Or Not There Will Ever Be Another Phoebe Cates

Hollywood has a long, sometimes obnoxious tradition of trying to recapture the magic of the classics. Well, Hollywood has a lot of obnoxious traditions, but in this case we’re just focusing on the neverending cycle of using the same tropes over and over as if they’ll all work 100 percent of the …

17 Swimming Pools That Make Us Wish Year-Round Summer Was A Thing

But like, why isn't it?<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool, these pools will make you want to dive right in. If you need more inspo, try our favorite patio and landscaping ideas. Now your backyard is summer (and party!) ready.

Landscaping