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A Grown-Up Easter Hunt Yields the Weirdest Repurposed Furniture

Ever since I discovered an unfortunate beak in my yolk, I've never much been a fan of eggs.<p>I grew up a farm girl, which is just a fancy term for child laborer. In fact, that may be the reason my dad finally gave into to having children. Well, that and the trick my mom played on him inspired by the …

Holidays

Your Weekly Travel Zen: The Bluest Water You've Ever Seen

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Tiffaney Weisser. Her photo of the brilliant blue waters of Bora Bora will transport you to the tropical paradise.<p>What's more tranquil than clear blue water? Whether it's a calm tide, a coursing river or icy glacier, there's lots of ultra-blue, …

12 CrossFit Workouts Anyone Can Do

<i>By Alice Oglethorpe for Men's Journal</i><p>If you've never tried CrossFit, you probably assume the barbell-and-burpee-heavy WODs (it stands for Workout Of the Day) are way out of your fitness range. As a beginner, odds are you're right. But not all CrossFit workouts require being insanely fit or for you …

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p><b>Read More</b><p>Last Week's …

Parenting

How Are Scallops Caught?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Sustainable seafood has become a hot topic in recent years, but despite growing interest very few of us know how our seafood is actually caught.<p>Scallops remain particularly mysterious, and so we caught up with Guy Grieve of Scotland's …

Glenn Greenwald Reacts To Pulitzer Prize

Glenn Greenwald told CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday that receiving the Pulitzer Prize for public service was "really gratifying."<p>On Monday, Greenwald and other journalists at The Guardian and The Washington Post were awarded the Pulitzer for their reporting on the National Security Agency. The big …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Surprising Ways People Make Mac and Cheese Around the World

The classic macaroni and cheese that Americans know and love is made simply with a sharp cheese, usually cheddar, grated and melted over elbow pasta and milk, for a cheesy and creamy texture that is just right.<p>Of course, not all macaroni and cheese is made alike. Depending on flavor preferences and …

David Brooks Actually Talked About Obama's 'Manhood Problem In The Middle East'

New York Times columnist David Brooks decided to go there on Sunday's "Meet the Press."<p>Brooks suggested that President Barack Obama has a "manhood problem" when it comes to his foreign policy in the Middle East. Brooks made the comment during a roundtable discussion about Russia president Vladimir …

Foreign Policy

Jordin Sparks Wears Bikini To The Opening Of Tao Beach, Jason Derulo Joins In Gym Clothes

Jordin Sparks wore a striped bikini to the opening of Tao Beach in Las Vegas on April 19. Her themed look included wedges, sunglasses and a particularly '90s belly chain.<p>Sparks was joined by her long time boyfriend Jason Derulo, who apparently did not get the "Let's all dress up like as if this …

12 Things Kids Think About Divorce But Are Too Afraid To Say

<i>By Tara Kennedy-Kline for YourTango</i><p>Divorce can really suck. Two people, at one time so in love they committed to spend the rest of their lives together, find themselves communicating through lawyers and dividing assets and possessions so they can start their lives over again -- on their own. But …

Parenting

My Easter

Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of "Good Friday." How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?<p>My mother, seminary-trained in an era when …

Religion

That Time Subterranean Aliens Killed 60 People in New Mexico

Dulce, New Mexico is located right on the Colorado-New Mexico border. It's a quaint town, with a population just under 3,000. It's the tribal headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. It's also the alleged location of a secret underground alien base.<p>Philip Schneider, an explosive engineer …

Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

Remember when you were a teenager -- or even in your early 20s -- and you walked into a party or a concert feeling a little uncomfortable and kind of unsettled until you finally see a familiar face?<p>Well, it wasn't anything like that last Saturday as I made my way through the throngs at Coachella -- …

This Cruise Ship From Hell Will Make You Wish You'd Gone on a Road Trip

It's with a heavy heart that I write this. Having grown up watching reruns of <i>Loveboat</i>, rarely did a cold, New England day go by when I didn't dream of walking across the Lido deck to a smiling bartender, waiting behind a well-stocked bar with a cocktail in hand. Well, gone are the days of Lido …

Rare Video Shows Insane Waterslide at New Jersey's Deadliest Theme Park

Action Park was New Jersey's deadliest theme park. At least six people died from ride mishaps. So, of course it was the location of one of the most elusive water slides in existence: the loopty-loop water slide. This slide is so controversial, so ridiculously cool that it was only open for ONE …

Clans, Cults and Tribes: From Family to Deaf Culture

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, dedicated to provocation, has produced an excellent version of Nina Raine's <i>Tribes</i>. It might appear to be a play about an "issue," deafness in this instance. But it is a drama about the subject of drama since Greek tragedy, which is our inability to communicate with …

Fossil Fuels Driving Global Weather

Atmospheric scientists have discovered there is so much toxic Asian air pollution from burning fossil fuels that it's now changing global weather patterns.<p><i>Are you concerned about the immense pollution being belched into our atmosphere? How are smelting iron ore and baking limestone affecting the</i> …

Tila Tequila Announces Pregnancy, Incites General Terror

As of Good Friday, Tila Tequila began informing Twitter that she is pregnant with not one, but TWO, miniature Tila Tequilas.<p>While the miracle of life is always a beautiful, joyous, etc. event, this particular birth announcement comes following other less beautiful, joyous, etc. announcements, such …

Babies

Terry Richardson Accused Of Offering Photo Shoot For Sex (UPDATE)

<b>WARNING: This post contains graphic language and imagery.</b><p>Terry Richardson is yet again being accused of sexual harassment.<p>Model Emma Appleton tweeted a picture on Sunday of what appeared to be a text message from the infamous photographer offering a Vogue photo shoot "if i can fuck you."<p>She later …

Feminism

Forget the Spin, Putin Is Holding a Losing Hand

According to the <i>Sunday Times</i>, Barack Obama has had it with trying to build a partnership with Vladimir Putin. Like George W. Bush before him, Barack Obama has finally written off Vladimir Putin. There will be no reset of relations. Instead, his administration's focus will be "<i>cutting off [Russia's]</i> …

Russia

I'll Remember Mama, Try to Forget the Gym

Like many critics, I found the Transport Group production of <i>I Remember Mama</i> to be a touching endeavor. I would generally recommend it. My mother cried. The performances were great. Unfortunately, it had the same two flaws that all Transport Group shows now have. First, and most importantly, it was …

Dogs

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, and then to the movies

Here's a new film--just opened this weekend--you should try not to miss: a strange and fascinating documentary set in the Galapagos. Who knew that some of these islands, about 600 nautical miles west of Ecuador, were inhabited? Not only that, one of them was the scene of events far too farfetched …

Deadbeat and Dollhouse: Conversations With James Iha and Melanie Martinez

<b>A Conversation with James Iha</b><p><b>Mike Ragogna</b>: Let's get into this <i>Deadbeat</i> series. You're doing the new music for this Hulu series, what do you think about it?<p><b>James Iha</b>: I like it a lot. It's a funny supernatural comedy. It's a funny show, I think all of the actors are great, the writing is really …

Inspiration

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

You Have to See How Demi Lovato Responded to the Twitter User Who Called Her 'Fatty'

We love it!<p>Your instinct might be to drop-kick fat-shamers right where they stand, but Demi Lovato sends them love.<p>Recently, a Twitter user called the singer "fatty." Well, instead of getting defensive—or even just ignoring the tweet—Demi shared some wise words with her 21.8 million followers:<p>Her …

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 1970s'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1070000/1070601_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518151875_7d78528510159a2749670169a6d13e17<p><b>The incidence of the most serious skin cancer in Great Britain is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.</b><p>Cancer Research UK …

Cancer

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

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Boss Weed: How Clay Roueche Changed the Marijuana Game Forever

How a blue-collar kid from Chilliwack, British Columbia, forged his own samurai code and raw ambition and became the King of B.C. Bud<p>As the plane …

Crime

Luc Besson's Lucy is a Savage Beauty

Scarlett Johansson kicks all kinds of butt in this upcoming sci-fi action thriller.<p>Director Luc Besson's Lucy screened action-packed scenes at …

Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories

Everyone knows they are the best place to shoot up zombies, but can video games ever overtake cinema and literature for storytelling? Simon Parkin reports on the next chapter for gaming<p>In Invasion of the Space Invaders, Martin Amis's 1982 treatise on the emergent video game medium, the British …