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Farts Characterized by What You Eat

<i>Photo by Laura Palladino</i><p>You, me and farts all have one thing in common: we're all unique and different. So we've made a list to help you understand your farts' characteristics and how they're formed.<p><b>1. The Silent But Deadly</b><p><b>Caused by:</b> chewing gum<p><i>Photo courtesy of Michelle (three times a charm)</i><p>The …

7 Science-Backed Habits to Live Happier Every Day

Say yes to happiness and no to negativity. Your life--and the lives of those around you--will be all the better for it.<p>Everything we do--professionally and personally--has an effect on us, whether it's for good or not-so-good. The truth is that we all want to live happy lives. When we choose to do …

Happiness

Kacey Musgraves

Given the timing of Kacey Musgraves' appearance in the NPR offices — the Supreme Court had legalized gay marriage across America mere hours earlier — it was inevitable that the singer would trot out "Follow Your Arrow," the most anthemic go-your-own-way jam on Musgraves' 2013 debut album, <i>Same</i> …

Kacey Musgraves

Science Has Officially Found a Hangover Cure

A new study proves that this drink works better than anything else.<p>Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There's padding your belly with greasy pizza, taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of coffee in the morning, and the bold …

Alcohol

Lil B and Chance the Rapper's Collaborative Mixtape is Great

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Make a Grass Whistle | The Art of Manliness

<i>An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So</i> …

9 Last-Minute 4th Of July Barbecue Recipes

We've rounded up a few of our favorite last-minute barbecue recipes.<p>Prepping a menu for any party can be exhausting and sometimes last-minute. But luckily, the 4th of July has a few standard items, like barbecued kabobs and grilled chicken, that you can whip up in a hurry. There are plenty of other …

How To Make Ice Pops With Beer

You love beer. You love ice pops in the summer. So naturally, you will love beer in your ice pops.<p>Sure, we've spent our summer making ice pops with wine, and basically anything frozen and boozy. But Samuel Adams has figured out a new way to win over our taste buds in the heat, by using its Summer …

Recipe: Franklin Barbecue's Sauce

Austin's Franklin Barbecue is the Mecca of Texas ‘cue. Fans rightfully make pilgrimages to the restaurant from around the country, waiting in line often for hours for a taste of pitmaster Aaron Franklin's smoky, rich brisket with its perfect crust. Franklin's book <i>Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking</i> …

Emotional Pain Areas On The Body And How To Spot Them

Five albums to try this week: Stornoway, Nadine Shah and more

Stream new albums from Wire’s post-punk to Stealing Sheep’s pagan-pop, and let us know what you’ll be listening to this week<p>Nadine Shah – Fast Food (Apollo)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Shah’s second album revisits some of the territory laid out on her dark, chamber-pop debut. This time, she aims for the …

Anime-inspired TIE Fighter short film is eight minutes of Star Wars space-battle porn

What Paul "OtaKing77077" Johnson's <i>TIE Fighter</i> lacks in plot, it makes up for in explosions, as brave Imperial soldiers absolutely pulverize a convoy of dastardly rebel troops. The short was inspired by <i>Star Wars</i> (naturally), and "the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime." While it may be a …

Science Fiction

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

This Chef is Growing His Own Salt, and It's Delicious

Not all salt comes from the ocean—some comes from a mason jar in Ohio.<p>Not all salt comes from the ocean—some comes from a mason jar in Ohio. At …

This gorgeous pixel version of The Simpsons intro is amazing

Pixel artists Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have recreated the iconic opening to <i>The Simpsons</i> for a tribute video that's so fantastic, it's hard to believe it's not official. Featuring music from Jeremy Dower, an interpretation of Danny Elfman's theme, the pixelated, chippy take on <i>The Simpsons</i>' …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

KIDS REACT TO GAME BOY

YouTube

34 Things About Video Games Kids Today Will Never Experience

So. Much. Cartridge blowing.

Bake Kathie Lee's favorite (and super simple) sweet treat: Lemon bars

<i>Kathie Lee is letting people into her home, life and faith through her new book, "The Good Gifts: One Year in the Heart of a Home." In it, she chronicles the 20th anniversary of life in the Giffords' home with recipes, memories and scripture. T</i><i>hose recipes include lemon bars and blood orange lemon</i> …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …