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LGBT community prepares for a march -- and a fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains.<p>Gay …

LGBTQI

The Best Wedding Dresses For Your Astrological Sign

Our exclusive astrologer Rebecca Gordon weighed in on the best ways to shop the stars.<p>Looking for some indication of what you'll want in a wedding dress now that you have the ring? Look no further than the stars for inspiration. Our exclusive astrologer Rebecca Gordon weighed in on what wedding …

Morgan Freeman has been traveling around the world learning about how we see God

The man famous for his godly voice and portraying God in “Bruce Almighty” doesn’t believe in God — at least in the traditional way.<p>Morgan Freeman believes that man invented God. But that doesn’t mean he is an atheist.<p>“My opinion does not question the existence of God, merely how we arrived at the …

Awesome Art Picks: Elektra, Batman, Hawkgirl, and More Part I

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

It’s a “blow job” because it’s work: How guys push women to make oral sex as common as shaking hands

<b>(Piotr Marcinski via Shutterstock)</b><p>How oral sex became a teen’s workaround, a path to popularity — but rarely the road to reciprocated pleasure<p>Peggy Orenstein<p>April 2, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape”<p><b>Why Do You Think They Call It a Blow …

Bill Clinton

17 April Fools' Day pranks to improve your morning commute

Commuting is a nightmare. April Fools' Day is a nightmare.<p>Why not mix them together to create one of the worst days of an angry commuter's life?<p>Here …

April Fools' 2016 Video Game Joke Roundup

You can't always trust what you read on the Internet, and this is especially true today. To help separate fact from fiction, we're rounding up the best April Fools' jokes we find. This post will be updated throughout the day as more join in on the fun.<p>Found something interesting? Drop us a line at</i> …

Mississippi vs. Everyone: State’s pushing obscene law that’s not only anti-LGBT, it could also force women to wear makeup

<b>Phil Bryant (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)</b><p>State on verge of passing bill legalizing discrimination against LGBT people and anyone who has non-marital sex<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 1, 2016 8:46pm (UTC)<p>The 2016 legislative session has been a competition between red states to see who can pass the most hateful …

LGBTQI

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Time Management

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

25 helpless dogs that had their bed stolen by the cat

If I fits, I sits.<p>Cats are notorious for doing whatever the hell they want. And when it comes to sitting in a comfy place, they'll sit wherever they …

The Shot: Tracking the Wily Arctic Weasel

I arrived, without luggage (which will prove to be crucial to this story), on Lofoten Island, a remote part of Norway near the top of the world in the Arctic Circle, on March 7 to do a feature story about surfing. I was set up for a 9-day shoot, which I hoped would produce two good days of …

Can You Spot the Lonely Goat In This Herd of Sheep?

We're not pulling the wool over your eyes—it's there!<p>Last December, an illustration by Hungarian cartoonist Dudolf went viral, sending the internet …

A Husband Took To Drawing Little Moments Of Love With His Wife

Love is the little things.<p>"Over time, it became small collections of all these sappy drawings I saved up in the computer," he said. "I decided to upload it as a blog just as a little recollection of our memories and events together. "<p>"Because I was never good with words, I tried to express my …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Immune System

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Inside the Taboo-Filled Mind of Japan's Best BDSM Manga Artist

Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, often involving bestiality, incest, scat, and permanent body modification. But now he is using his art to try to change current mindsets about homosexuality in Japan.<p>Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, and it's some of the best out there. His stories often involve …

Leo Wins an Oscar: The Meme

Leonardo DiCaprio has been on our screens (and in our hearts) since he was just a kid, and he's been earning Oscar nominations since he was a …

Depression Isn't Funny, but These Comics Are

British illustrator Gemma Correllknows first-hand just how difficult it can be to live with clinical anxiety and depression. "I find that the best …

Mental Health

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‘First ever alien voice recording transmitted to NASA’s Mars Rover’

<b>A spaceship finally entered interstellar space for the first time in 2012.</b><p>But what you may not have known is that the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched …

Space Exploration

If We Want to Find Aliens, We Should Search for the Ones Searching for Us

A paper published today in Astrobiology details a new strategy for seeking out intelligent life.<p>A pair of astrophysicists have proposed a new strategy for searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life: point our telescopes in the direction where, if life exists, it may have already found <i>us</i>.<p>"We're …

Stephen Hawking

Hello. It’s me. Now quit using my songs for your racist, Islamophobic message, Mr. Trump!

<b>Adele, Donald Trump (AP/Joel Ryan/Paul Sancya/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Another election year, another round of candidates appropriating artists’ songs. Here’s this year’s crop<p>Sarah Lazare<p>March 1, 2016 11:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>U.S. musicians have long intervened to …

Marco Rubio

Inside China's eerie unborn ghost towns

Study suggests a new trick for finding alien civilizations

The hunt for extraterrestrial life — of any kind, including lowly, long-dead microbes — is lofty enough. But the hunt for <i>intelligent</i> <i>civilizations</i> that could be looking for us in return? It's even more of a long shot. In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, researchers present one …

Planetary Habitability

The Original Poke Cake Is The Most Delicious Thing Ever

Because three milks > one milk.<p>By Alison Roman<p>Serves 8–10<p>FOR THE CAKE:<p>1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¾ tsp. kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 large eggs<p>1 ¼ cups sugar<p>¼ cup whole milk<p>½ tsp.vanilla extract<p>FOR THE SOAK AND ASSEMBLY:<p>½ cup evaporated milk<p>½ cup coconut milk<p>1 can …