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The 7 Most Bizarrely Unlucky People Who Ever Lived

We're not saying these are the unluckiest people in history; we realize the world is full of starving children and cancer victims. But sometimes you …

10 Great Platforms To Learn Languages For Free

I honestly feel quite insecure every time someone tells me that they can speak more than one language. One of the disadvantages of English being your …

Language Learning

Stop- It's Not Just a Weed! It's an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant...

Purslane, also known as Portulaca oleracea, is considered a common weed to many that may even be growing in your garden right now, without your …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

15 All-Natural Products Beauty Pros Always Have in Their Bags

When it comes to carrying on-the-go beauty essentials, it’s one thing to travel light. Traveling light AND all-natural? That may seem like a big ask for busy girls (because if you’re anything like us, you can barely tick off those boxes with your granola bar). So we made it easy: we tapped the …

Skin Care

New Fiercely Powerful Metal Animal Sculptures by Seluk Yilmaz

Istanbul-based sculptor Seluk Yilmaz uses thin strands of hammered and welded metal to render animal heads in fearsome, three-dimensional forms. Like his majestic lion sculpture made from 4,000 metal scraps, his recent renderings of tiger, fox, and lynx busts exude a powerful grace that's apparent …

Modern Art

Jeff Gordon's Disappointing Last Run at Sonoma Mars Near-Perfect Weekend

What could have been wasn’t. What should have happened didn’t.<p>And so Jeff Gordon moves on to what is now 20 races left in his illustrious Sprint Cup career.<p>It should be that simple, but it isn’t.<p>Gordon had the perfect opportunity to win for the final time on his home track, in the backyard of where …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

FIFA

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Law Enforcement

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

#ThePowerOfMakeup: These Instagram Makeover Photos Will Blow Your Mind

If we all took a page from the book of Beyoncé mantras, our Instagram feeds would look quite different. Rather than filtered, edited images that …

This 26-Gigapixel Panorama of the NHL Finals Is Mesmerizing, Even If You’re Not a Hockey Fan

I realize that posting a gigapixel panorama like this on a Monday can be a bit dangerous. There’s quite a potential to spend lots of time (maybe even …

Articles about shelf-aware-10-wall-mounted-storage-solutions-we-love on Dwell.com - Dwell

From the traditional with a twist to completely conceptual, these timely wall clocks will tell the hour, impress the guests, and...<p>Coffee can be dreadfully serious.<p>Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected.<p>The two Toronto curators behind …

Avant-garde

The 12 Stages of Learning About Sex, by Age

Age 17: Masturbating constantly while trying to keep your hope alive that one day boys will be as good at getting you off as you are.<p><b>AGE 11</b> <br>You watch a horrible video about sex that doesn't even remotely make sense to you yet and weirdly, also includes no actual sex, just cartoon penises and …

Naturopathic Medicine
North Korea

Nest gets into the home security game with the Nest Cam

The legacy of Dropcam lives on<p>It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million, and today we're seeing the first real fruits of that acquisition. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled the new Nest Cam — a home security and monitoring device that …

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

<b>The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think.</b><p>Today scientists are using genetic markers from DNA to build up a picture of an offender's face, a process …

Genetics
Latin America

How a scientist in a parking lot may have influenced the Pope and climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a man of science who deals in data-driven evidence and provable facts, but he is absolutely convinced religion is the key to stopping global warming.<p>"The problem is getting worse, and society isn't fixing it," Ramanathan said.<p>Religion, he says, is the …

Climate Change

How Facebook and Yahoo are spawning billion-dollar startups

Take Facebook, for example.<p>As Facebook got bigger and bigger, it started running into some serious growing pains — it was generating more data than its data centers could handle. This was a problem, given that people expect Facebook to always be available and snappy.<p>Normally, this is where a …

Big Data

For the First Time Ever, a Woman Will Appear on the $10 Bill

You can even help decide which woman the bill will feature.<p><i>USA Today</i> reports the U.S. Treasury Department plans to select a woman as the new face of the $10. Finally!<p>The bill won't officially roll out until 2020. So which woman did they pick for this honor? No one, as of yet. Treasury Secretary …

U.S. Treasury

Al-Qaeda executes 2 alleged spies after Yemen leader killed in drone strike

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen killed two men accused of spying for the U.S. and hung their bodies off a bridge on Wednesday, a day after the jihadi …

A Rare Octopus so Adorable It May Be Named for Its Cuteness

Out of all the mysterious creatures who call the deep sea their home, this little octopus may be the cutest! The rare specimen, who belongs to the <i>Opistoteuthis</i> genus, may even be named for its adorable appearance, according to researchers who are studying it. “As someone that's describing the …

Zoology
Abraham Lincoln

Major security flaw may affect 600M Samsung smartphones

Flaw in pre-installed keyboard software could allow hackers to eavesdrop on users' calls and damage handsets, a security company discovers.<p>Millions of Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners may be at risk of eavesdropping of calls, theft of data and installation of malware -- and there isn't much they …

Gear & Gadgets