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20 books that make perfect holiday gifts

What's a relatively cheap and heartfelt gift? Books, of course!<p>But with so many stellar titles released in 2014, choosing the right book to give this …

First Date Advice: 7 Ways to Ace a First Date

Here's what researchers noted about women based on the speed dates:<p><b>You're usually pickier than he is</b> One finding you'll love: The power is (mostly) in your hands. “Women are much more selective than men when it comes to dating,” says study author Dan McFarland, PhD, a sociologist at Stanford. …

Chris Rock: How We Talk About Race in U.S. Is 'Nonsense'

Chris Rock has some thoughts on race relations in America: they’re a myth.<p>In a wide-ranging cover interview with <i>New York Magazine</i>’s Frank Rich, the …

When my son realized that women do not do all the things men do

My son looked at me expectantly, waiting for an answer to what he obviously thought was a simple question. We were watching the Mets game on TV – he’d started playing Little League a few weeks earlier.<p>I stared at the television, trying to come up with an answer that would be appropriate for an 8 …

Emma Watson's Latest Thoughts On Feminism Are Just Perfect

What a woman.

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Does Pregnancy Affect Your Beauty Routine?

What you need to know about hair dye, manicures and skin care when you're expecting<p>Notice anything different about Blake Lively recently? Besides the fact that the mom-to-be seems to be glowing even more than usual (which we honestly didn't think was possible), her hair is also looking …

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

15 feminist-improved pages for the computer engineer Barbie book

Only the Internet can save Barbie from misogyny.<p>In the book <i>I Can Be a Computer Engineer</i>, Barbie wants to be, as the title states, a computer engineer …

Detailed Millennium Falcon Made Out of Cardboard

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe

Let’s start with a fact: We are all capable of conceiving new, useful ideas. Unfortunately our chances of doing this are hampered by a few stubborn …

Creativity

Fury over ‘rape joke’ optical illusion showing woman being kidnapped in back of pick-up truck

<b>This optical illusion of a woman bound and gagged in the back of a pickup truck has sparked fury online with dozens dubbing it a sick ‘rape joke’.</b><p>The …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

Introducing 'Average Barbie': Complete With Acne, Stretch Marks, and Cellulite

Seeing young girls react to the Lammily doll is pretty inspiring.<p>"She looks like my sister."<p>"She, like, isn't, like, very thin."<p>"I think she's really pretty."<p>They may read like superficial judgments grunted by a pack of Tinder-swiping dudes, but these sound bites are actually something very, very …

What I Want My Children to Know About Being White in America

My husband and I recently took our kids to see Mount Rushmore. While browsing the gift shop, our five-year-old son picked up a bookmark with pictures …

Beautiful Macro Photographs of Insects and Flower Refractions in Dew Drops

Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza has spent the past ten years perfecting his particular brand of macro photography. Specifically, Panizza …

Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you?

The new Institute of Sexology in London shows that humans have been fascinated by weird sex for thousands of years<p>Every generation likes to believe they invented sex – partly because it’s horrifying to imagine parents succumbing to physical urges. But a scientific glance at the history of sexology …

Ancient History

Here are Portraits of Dogs Flying Through the Air

We’ve featured photos of dogs underwater, mid-shake, during bath time and in the middle of a gratuitous lick… but this is the first set of portraits …

'The Walking Dead' recap: Don't mess with Daryl and Carol

The story continued to loop back this week, following branches of the main stream, this time with Carol and Daryl. It's yet another step sideways, as we're still in the run-up to seeing just who emerged from the bushes with Daryl at the end of "Four Walls and a Roof." Good news for those getting …

The Walking Dead

Here's the Unusual Way Donald Sutherland Landed His Role in The Hunger Games

When watching a <i>Hunger Games</i> movie, it feels like Donald Sutherland was <i>born</i> to play Coriolanus Snow, the menacing president of Panem. But the film’s …

Nature’s Powerful Energy Captured in Stunning Black and White Images

While most people get away as fast as they can from perilous storms, a few insane people run towards them. Landscape photographer Mitch Dobrowner is …

Landscape Photography

Google Earth images of urban change and environmental destruction: Mind the Earth at the Danish Architecture Centre (PHOTOS).

“Mind the Earth,” an upcoming exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre, is a carefully curated exhibition of stunning yet terrifying Google Earth …

Granola Cake

<i>Granola Cake-a soft and chewy cake made with granola, chocolate, and coconut! This simple cake is great for dessert, snack time, or even breakfast!</i><p>I …

Dessert

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

Jennifer Lawrence Did What Before Kissing Liam Hemsworth in Mockingjay?

Is Jennifer Lawrence a good kisser?<p>She’s certainly a considerate one – or so she thinks. Sure, she ate a sandwich and then didn’t brush her teeth …

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