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Urban Love: Photographer captures couples during their most intimate moments

Humans have been fascinated with the notion of love ever since time began. What does it mean? Why does it happen? Although we'll never truly know the …

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

Self-improvement

13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Valentine's Day

It wasn't always celebrated with chocolate and roses.<p>It comes around once a year and is usually touted as a big corporate scheme. But Valentine's Day is way more than just a Hallmark holiday.<p><b>1. It has some pretty dark roots.</b> Historians believe Valentine's Day actually began in ancient Rome as a …

Science says these 5 things happen to couples who have been together a long time

It also changes you.<p>More importantly, close relationships may spark an entirely different way of thinking and acting, something Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of "Powers of Two," chalks up to having a "shared mind."<p>So, how do you and your significant other stack up? Check out these signs psychologists …

Everything you always wanted to know about sex (and weren’t afraid to ask)

<b>Where has my sexual desire gone, and how do I get it back?</b><p>Sexual desire is normal for most people. The urge itself is a complex combination of intellectual ideas and fantasies. It is usually connected to a physiological response, but one that can theoretically be separated – for instance, one’s …

Communication Skills

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

These haunting photos combine images of Berlin from World War II with the present day

A series of incredible images show how quickly the world can change.<p>In photographer Patrick Strijards' "Old vs. New" collection, he combines images of Germany during World War II with photos of the present day. The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the …

Ansel’s Public Works

<i>Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942.</i> <br>In the summer of 1941, Ansel Adams was recruited for employment by the United States government. …

Nature Photography

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

Public Health

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Oregon Occupation Leaders Arrested, One Dead in Shooting

Oregon occupation protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested Tuesday in a highway traffic stop that ended in gunfire and left an anti-government rancher dead. Five others were also detained.<p>Law enforcement authorities intercepted the group as it headed to a community meeting north of the …

Oregon

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

The 17 Equations That Changed The Course of History

Write these ones down.<p>Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and …

5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she's a "proven fighter." Bernie Sanders says that while experience is important, "it is not the only thing" that Democratic voters should weigh. And Martin O'Malley took off his jacket.<p>Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley made their closing arguments to Iowa …

Government

Cocoon Hanging Seat - Free Knitting Pattern

Pouf Knitting Pattern<p>Ever since I saw a knitted Pouf (or Puff) from Pinterest, I was so inspired and wanting to knit one for my fireplace this …

Slow Cooker Roast Pork with Dried Fruits

Melt-in-your-mouth, moist and delicious roast pork that you'll make over and over again. Use a different variety of fruits - dried giant raisins, …

Cooking

What Classic Literature Looks Like Without the Words

Here’s some decor for grammar nerds: Between the Words, a project by Chicago-based artist and web developer Nicholas Rougeux, visualizes <i>Moby Dick,</i> …

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

Guns

Flip Clock Style Calendar

diy art: tree canvas

Want to personalize your kids room with custom art? Make this DIY tree canvas. Super cute and chic! Tutorial on the blog.<p>22<p>215

Watercolor Bangle Bracelets

These 8 Shockingly Beautiful Wedding Photos Will Make You Swoon

Feast your eyes on the winners of this 2015 photography contest.<p>There are weddings, and then there are the surreal dreamscapes that make up the winners of Junebug Weddings' 2015 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection. This year, over 10,000 photos from 45 different countries were …

Mathematicians Invent New Ways to Slice a Pizza Into Perfectly Even Pieces

Math, delicious math.<p>Need a new party trick? Mathematicians from the University of Liverpool have developed fancy geometric designs that can be used to cut a pizza into equally sized slices.<p>Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley expanded on a previous design that shows it is possible to cut a pizza into …

World events that'll shake up your 2016 vacation | CNN Travel

Travel

Ford sells 1.1M vehicles in China in 2015, sets new record

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford reported record sales of about 1.1 million vehicles in China last year.<p>The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Friday that its …

Selling

Behind the scenes at the White House with Obama's photographer Pete Souza - Telegraph

The White House

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Universal Pictures

How to keep your New Year's resolutions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New Year is a time when many people pause to take stock of how they live their lives and set goals for how to do better. Yet more often than not, New Year's resolutions fall to the wayside as the holidays fade and the hustle and bustle of everyday life descend upon us once more.<p>Why? How …

Happiness

5 Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

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