Zak Hawkes

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I Went To A Clothing-Optional Resort With My Partner & I Felt Closer To Him Than Ever Before

A few months ago, I received an invitation to write a piece on the travel trend of clothing-optional resorts by going to <i>three</i> with my partner: Desire …

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

Parenting

How to Clean a Sheet Pan

This time of year, when roasted vegetables and festive cookies happen by the bushel, sheet pans deserve a round of applause. Whether you line with …

Does It Really Matter What Kind Of Eggs You Buy?

Short version: It does. Here's why.<p>When it comes to eggs, there are so many options to choose from, and that can make navigating the dairy aisle a bit challenging. Between the different colors, sizes, and labels, you might be left scratching your head at the grocery store.<p>Don’t let this …

26-year-olds face challenges as they fall off parents' health insurance

Marguerite Moniot felt frustrated and flummoxed. Despite the many hours she had spentin front of the computer this year reading consumer reviews of health insurance plans offered on the individual market in Virginia, she still did not know what plan was right for her.<p>Moniot was preparing to buy an …

Why One Woman Mysteriously Started Hearing 'Divine' Voices

A 48-year-old woman in Switzerland stabbed herself several times in the chest, claiming she heard divine voices that instructed her to commit the act …

3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a …

‘Unforgettable’ on HBO: Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Your Katherine Heigl Feelings?

Every now and then we get a movie whose camp appeal is obvious from the moment the concept is unveiled. I recall one day exiting a movie theater, …

Has Hollywood changed? Mel Gibson’s bulletproof career would suggest not | Hadley Freeman

Clearly it takes an awful lot to destroy a high-profile straight white man’s career<p>This is the story of two actors, one female and one male, both hugely successful in the 80s and 90s, and both blighted with what Wikipedia would euphemistically call “legal controversies”. These largely happened in …

Shoplifting

Best Chicken Wings in the U.S.

From a cult Korean wings spot featuring exquisitely crispy fried chicken to elegant confit deboned wings from genius chef José Andrés, F&W names …

Butter-Crunch Lemon Bars

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare crust, place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed …

All 26 notable Netflix original shows that debuted in 2017, ranked from worst to best

After starting the year out with a cultural conversation-starter in "13 Reasons Why," the streaming service followed with a string of critically acclaimed new shows, including the serial-killer procedural "Mindhunter" and women's wrestling comedy "GLOW."<p>To find out which new Netflix original shows …

Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday.<p>“Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that …

‘Stranger Things 3’ Will Bring Back Season 2’s Most Polarizing Character

<i>Stranger Things</i> deserves credit for trying something different in season two — an episode set outside Hawkins featuring only one member of the main cast. Unfortunately, “The Lost Sister” wasn’t very good (every other episode of the series has at least a 8.5 user rating on IMDb; “Sister” is …

TV

Bryan Cranston Shares A Chilling Memory Of Charles Manson

As most people have undoubtedly heard by now, convicted murderer and cult leader Charles Manson died at 83 years old on Sunday, after spending 46 years behind bars for the murders of Sharon Tate and six others. Few people will truly mourn the passing of Manson — once labeled by <i>Rolling Stone</i> as “the …

Charles Manson

Where You Can Legally Smoke Weed in the USA, Mapped

Earlier this week, we published an article on how a pop-up weed dinner is coming to a city where, technically, it's illegal to consume or sell weed …

GoPro Shows What It’s Like to Put Your Head in a Particle Accelerator

It’s official. GoPro cameras deserve the moniker, Hero. They’ve been eaten by crocodiles, gone out on spacewalks, and been submerged in lava, and …

California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and transported.<p>The rules released by three licensing agencies — the …

Cannabis

40 Kickass Gifts For Your Own Real-Life Wonder Woman

If you're still obsessed with <b>Wonder Woman</b>, we don't blame you. That's why we went ahead and scoped out the internet's best Diana-approved gifts for the upcoming holiday season. If you have a superhero-loving friend who needs a new iPhone case, or maybe you just really need a stars-and-stripes …

Wonder Woman

9 Speedy Suppers For The Hangry Family

On those crazy weeknights when your “starving” family is about to snap, you need to whip up a satisfying meal — stat! From Southwestern sliders to cashew chicken, these quick dinners are guaranteed to return your hangry family to its normally happy disposition.<p>1. Southwestern Sliders<p>These …

Eat Your Vegetables

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. The world is a dark and dangerous place, though our hearts still jump at the sun and …

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Forget Daylight Saving, We Should Adopt a Single, Universal Time, Scientists Say

This is a bit wild, but we kinda love it.<p>As those in the US had to come to terms with the timezone shuffle once again this week, the "Why do we do …

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The startup behind chewable coffee is launching a performance-enhancing 'superhuman fuel' — we gave it a try

About 13 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) asked the scientific community to create a food that soldiers could take onto the battlefield. The agency, which has been tasked with building breakthrough technologies for the US military, wanted to improve troops' physical …

A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

The 'Stranger Things' Transformation Nobody Saw Coming

The Steve Harrington of 'Stranger Things 2' is a whole new man.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Don't read this unless you've watched</i> Stranger Things 2 <i>in its</i> <i>entirety</i><i>.</i><p>Steve Harrington is not well. A furious man with a weak mustache has just headbutted him to the …

Florida Police Release Eerie New Surveillance Video In Hunt For Suspected Serial Killer

A "person of interest" was seen running from area after first Tampa shooting.<p>Florida police have released a new surveillance video of a “person of interest” wearing a long jacket with a hood and repeatedly flipping open a cell phone in investigators’ hunt for a suspected serial killer in a Tampa …

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton denied US entry over cocaine trace

A law enforcement official says "Stranger Things" actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he arrived in Los Angeles.<p>The official said Friday that a customs canine sniffed Heaton’s luggage when he arrived at Los …

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Poll: Growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization, including Republicans

A record high number of respondents to a Gallup poll released Wednesday said they support the legalization of marijuana, including more than half of Republicans polled.<p>Overall, 64 percent of those reached by Gallup said they support the legalization of marijuana, up 4 percentage points from October …

There's a Hidden Spacecraft Dump in The Middle of The Ocean - Here's What's Down There

This is crazy.<p>The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for 'no one') and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. …