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M&S launches stoneless avocados - and says they could prevent 'avocado hand'

Marks and Spencer has launched a new type of avocado without a pit, that can be eaten whole — and the supermarket chain has said the fruit could reduce instances of "avocado hand."<p>Surgeons said earlier this year that growing numbers of amateur chefs are reporting to accident and emergency …

Deep Frying

20 of Steven Wright's Funniest Jokes

Don't get too excited, but today is the deadpan comedian's 61st birthday. To celebrate, here are 20 of his funniest jokes.<p>1. "It's a small world, but …

TV

None of My Teachers Knew I Was Homeless. They Should Have.

For many teachers, helping students means a phone call home. And since we didn’t have a home, we didn’t have help.<p><b>By Caitlin Cheney</b><p>As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers, I couldn’t tell them that me and my …

An Online Tutorial Will Teach You How to Count Cards

In the world of blackjack, a little math goes a long way. Card counting, however much casinos try to prevent it, is a relatively easy way to up your …

Study: Brain Variance Affects How Anxiety Sufferers See the World

<b>It’s just how you’re wired.</b><p>Anxiety isn’t something people choose to experience — it’s connected with how their brains see the world.<p>A new study …

Mental Health

If You’re Doing This, You’re Lying to Yourself About Being Happy

You're reading If You’re Doing This, You’re Lying to Yourself About Being Happy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Here's Why You Can't Orgasm, According To Science

Health and Medicine Photo credit: It's not as simple as mind over matter, we're afraid. Artem Furman/ShutterstockEveryone’s fairly interested in sex, …

Here's How Often You Should Wash 10 Household Items

Adulting is hard when you don't have the facts. Here's a cleaning schedule for 10 items that don't come with instructions.<p>1. SHEETS: EVERY 1 TO 2 …

Do You Remember These 15 Discontinued Girl Scout Cookies?

It’s been over 100 years since the Girl Scouts sold their first cookies—which the troopers and their moms made from scratch in their kitchens and …

9 Weird and Wonderful 2016 Calendars

It's almost 2016! Time to get a new calendar for your wall. Whether you're into traffic circles or morbid anatomy, there's one out there for every …

Humanoid Robot Thinks Taking Over The World Isn’t Worth the Effort

Bina48 is one of the most advanced social robots built to date—she can hold a conversation, crack jokes, and has strong opinions on everything from …

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of …

What School Computers Looked Like in 1991

In 1991, <i>Computer Chronicles</i> looked at computers in schools. If your school had computers in the 90s (especially Macs, as they're featured heavily in …

Food

Vladimir Nabokov's Karner Blue Butterfly Makes a Comeback

He may be famous for writing <i>Lolita</i>, <i>Pale Fire</i>, <i>Invitation to a Beheading</i> and many other seminal works of 20th century literature, but Vladimir Nabokov …

Renaissance Paintings Come to Life as Giant Sculptures Representing the Four Seasons

We first saw artist Philip Haas's tremendous <i>The Four Seasons</i> sculptures in 2013 and now, two years later, they continue to dazzle viewers all across the country. This breathtaking series has relocated earlier this year. Currently, the massive sculptures are located at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins …

Adorable Bulldog Puppy Born with Only Two Healthy Legs Receives the Help He Needs

Bonsai is an adorable bulldog puppy who has faced many medical obstacles in his life. The lovable pup was born with two lame legs and many other birth defects. Besides the issue with his legs, Bonsai has a dysfunctional pelvis, a deformed lower spine, and Swimmer Puppy syndrome–a condition that …

Hyped Up: Startups Race To Bring The Hyperloop To Life

The audacious plan to build a train that travels 760 mph<p>Maybe it was the Guns N’ Roses pumping from the speakers. Or maybe it was the spell of Dubai itself, a newly minted megalopolis whose explosion from the Arabian sands screamed that the past was dead and the future had arrived. Whatever it was, …

20 Bob Ross Quotes to Make Life Better

Bob Ross wasn’t just a skilled artist—he was unrivaled in his ability to spout verbal poetry faster than it took to paint one of those happy little …

World's best benches: in pictures

Mental Floss

New York prison escape puts staff-inmate relationships in the spotlight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The charges against a prison tailor accused of helping two convicted murders escape from a maximum security facility in upstate New York have cast a spotlight on relationships between inmates and correctional staff.<p>The exact nature of Joyce Mitchell's ties to Richard Matt and David Sweat, …

Crime

10 Animal Attack Movies That Are Actually Scary

The last time we tackled the topic of films in which "animals attack!" we focused on movies with a sense of humor. Not the over-the-top, …

8 Unusual Places People Visit When Hoping to Conceive

Today, treatments for infertility may involve hormone therapy, surgery, implants, injections, or all of the above, but in the past women just walked …

15 Common Phrases that Come from Boxing

While boxing isn’t as popular as it once was, the practice of fighting with fists, also known as pugilism, is so deeply entrenched in our culture, we …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Writer/Director Alex Garland Discusses His Latest AI-Inspired Film 'Ex Machina'

The science fiction screenwriter dishes on what draws him to the genre<p>In Alex Garland's screenplay for <i>28 Days Later</i>, he envisioned a future in which a manmade blood-borne virus turned most of the human population into crazed zombies. And with his screenplay for <i>Sunshine</i>, he detailed the plight of a …

Artificial Intelligence

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony

In design, it's often said that “form follows function,” but for the Zalewski Architecture Group, sometimes “the form follows fun.” They designed a walk-on balcony that's suspended above a courtyard in Gliwice, Poland. This isn't your typical pathway, though. Instead of being a rigid, straight …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.