Victoria Martin

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What Your Favorite Baby Animal Says About How You Will Die

Is it puppies or kittens? Either way, we're all going to die.<p>If you can't choose a favorite or your favorite isn't on this list, then you will never die.

21 Things Cat Owners All Secretly Think Sometimes

Have you ever felt like you loved your cat more than you could even stand? Whisper feels you.

You're Not Crazy, Your Cat Is. Here's Why Kitties Do The Weird Things They Do.

If the Internet has taught us anything, it's that people love cats. And that cats are weird.<p>While we may joke by saying that a "domestic cat" is an oxymoron -- can you really "own" a cat? -- they have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship with humans for centuries. Yet a lot of cat things are …

6 Signs You're Dating A Cat Person

Goodbye, sleeping in on weekends. Comics for your significant (cat-obsessed) other by Cat Versus Human.<p><b>Follow Yasmine's work at Cat Versus Human, or in our comics section!</b>

To Truly Learn How to Communicate, Love a Cat

It's Valentine's Day, and men and women everywhere are scurrying around trying to find just the right gift or card to show their special someone they care. Some turn to chocolates, some roses, but do you really know what your sweetie loves? Do you know deep down, in your heart, their likes, …

31 Animals Who Wear Their Hearts On Their Noses

Where else are you supposed to put it if you don't have sleeves?

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Tips for yoga teachers to teach successfully.<p>Yoga and breathing techniques that can help settle an anxious mind.<p>Encouraging modern women to get …

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Catch More Zzzs

As anyone who's had a long, stressful day can attest to, it's hard to wind down at night sometimes. Luckily yoga happens to be fabulous at quieting …

Shrinky Bracelet

If you grew up in the 80's, like I did, you're probably already familiar with the awesomeness that is Shrinky Dinks...but did you know that you can …

27 Reasons Your Cat Makes The Best Valentine

Happy Meowlentines Day, everyone!

Titanic - Parody by Cats

Start the Day Strong With Peanut Butter and Kale

This peanut butter kale smoothie packs in protein and flavor for a powerfully delicious morning boost.<p>Weekend brunch doesn't have to be an overload of butter and sugar and egg (though sometimes, of course, that's precisely what we want). But for when it's <i>not</i> what we want, it's good to know that …

How to Throw a ’90s-Themed “Pal-entine’s” Brunch Party

If you ask us, people who hate Valentine’s Day are just doing it wrong! Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples… it’s about showing a little love for all your nearest and dearest. That’s why we’re re-branding it “<i>Pal</i>entine’s Day” and turning it into a day you can share with all your pals — single …

Valentine Crafts for Kids | Cardboard Roll Heart Stamp

Today we’re making a <b>cardboard roll heart stamp</b> as part of our series of <b>Valentines Crafts for Kids.</b><p>If you’re even slightly crafty, have small …

Paper Bag Flooring

I never knew such a thing existed. Till now.<p>You can make a floor out of brown paper bags. Really you can. Don’t believe me?<p>Look at the picture above! …

Molly’s Sketchbook: Sweetheart Charms

Anything made by pros at Purl Bee is near perfect. “Molly’s Sketchbook: Sweetheart Charms” are so delightful for a Valentine’s Day gift or for your …

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Chocolate bonbons are one of the more expected love tokens on Valentine’s Day – and who’s complaining? The gift is well received, easy to enjoy and there are no desiccated flowers to toss a week later. Although it’s easy to pick up a box of ready-made chocolates at the grocery store (or fancy …

Learn to Make All-Natural Soap For Face and Body

Learn how to make soap from veteran soap maker, Debra Maslowski. Her homemade natural soap making process is simple, versatile, and teaches many …

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The Short Hair Social Experiment Every College Woman Should Try

It all started with a pact between two girlfriends. Marion and I swore the next time we saw one another, we'd cut our hair short. I'd enjoyed long hair ever since I was a little girl. I didn't know why, but something about the idea of lengthy locks fluttering in the breeze made me feel pretty. This …

Reclaimed-Material Nomadic Pod Was Built for Under $2K

Every time a micro home is built an angels gets its wings. Though we have yet to confirm this bit of conjecture, the testaments are all around us: in the Austrian countryside, where they look like UFOs, in fair Portland, where they're made from recycled Trader Joe's bags, even if Paris, where you …

Why do images of abandoned Japanese island Hashima haunt us?

'Many times we would enter huge art deco buildings with once-beautiful chandeliers, ornate columns and extraordinary frescoes and everything was crumbling and covered in dust and the sense that you had entered a lost world was almost overwhelming."<p>These are the words of the French photographer Yves …

Photography: African hair styles – in pictures

As author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview last year: ‘Hair is hair – yet it is also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.’ Fellow Nigerian JD ‘Okhai …

Finally - The PoV Video From The 127,000ft Space Freefall Is Released

A little over a year ago Felix Baumgartner made history with his record breaking “space jump”, the world’s highest skydive from 127,852ft above …

Spain protesters rally against tougher abortion law

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049368_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534583268_2712cf6b636763f1588961ed0fb100cf<p><b>Thousands of Spaniards have protested in Madrid against a draft law backed by the government that would restrict the right to abortion.</b><p>Activists …

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Graphing Jane Austen: Using Science to Extrapolate the Human Condition from Classical Literature

In 1959, C. P. Snow lamented the tragic disconnect between science and the humanities in his famed “two cultures” lecture. In <b>Graphing Jane Austen: The Evolutionary Basis of Literary Meaning</b>, researchers Joseph Carroll, John Johnson, Daniel Kruger, and Jonathan Gottschall — who gave us the …

Cool Science for Kids: Growing Crystals

This simple at-home science experiment lets kids create a fascinating chemical reaction--and make a sparkly memento, too.<p>BORAX, an old-school cleaning powder, is also a cool tool for teaching about minerals, the building blocks of rocks and earth. When lava hardens or water evaporates from a lake …