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Burning Man festival 2013 - in pictures

Once a year, 68,000 people from all over the world gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance

Rape is about power, not sex

Horrific rapes in Bolivia and India remind us that sexual assault can happen anywhere women's bodies and voices are degraded<p>Traditional gender roles, a self-policing community, hierarchies where certain people are considered untouchable: that's a perfect recipe for rampant sexual abuse and …

Ross Perot just donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood

The Texas billionaire’s foundation has come through with a major gift to the beleaguered women’s health provider<p>Thousands of women have lost access to vital healthcare since Texas dismantled its Medicaid-funded Women's Health Program in 2011 because Planned Parenthood acted as a service provider …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Burglars return stolen goods to group that helps sexual assault survivors

The returned loot came with a note saying, “We hope you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives”<p>In what could be the nicest (and strangest) story you'll read all day, a group of thieves who lifted several computers from a Los Angeles office building returned the stolen goods after …

Coca-Cola Accused Of Overstating Vitaminwater's Health Benefits

By Jonathan Stempel<p>July 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has recommended that Coca-Cola Co face a class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading consumers by overstating the health benefits of its Vitaminwater drink.<p>In a decision made public on Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Levy in …

'Intelligent' surgical knife can sniff out cancer tissue | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have created an “intelligent” surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective and accurate surgery in future.<p>Julia Balog of Imperial College London demonstrates the Intelligent Knife on a piece of meat at St …

Punk Beauty Rituals We’ll Never Forget

Punk style has been on everybody’s mind thanks to the illustrious MET exhibition Chaos To Couture, showing in NYC through August 14. Since beauty and …

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Shopping Burns Enough Calories To Be Considered Exercise

That's right, you burn 15,000 calories per year on your hunt for the perfect pair of shoes. Or jeans. Even handbags. Bottom line is, with the news that shopping is totally a form of exercise, we're vowing to do it more often. Sorry, wallet.<p>The results from the survey conducted by Wall's Solero …

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Three Ways to Smooth, De-Puff, and Brighten Eyes

We’ve all suffered from dark circles and dull, puffy skin under the eyes at one point or another. For some of us, it’s a hereditary fact of life. For …

10 Amazing Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Know

Kitchen goods are gradually becoming the stars of the beauty world. Whether we're reusing old tea bags for under eye puffiness or tightening our pores with turmeric, these unconventional treatments are just as good, if not better, than what we'd pay for at the beauty counter.<p>As we stock up on …

7 Ways to Recover From a Sunburn

Derms weigh in on how to care for your overexposed bits.<p>So you didn't practice safe sunning and now you're feeling the burn. It's a painful lesson that will inspire you to use adequate protection in the future. But in the meantime, a couple of dermatologists put together a seven-point recovery plan …

Florida Man Who Woke Up Speaking Swedish Is ID'd By Sister

One of the odder stories of the day is that of 61-year-old Michael Boatwright, "a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel," as The Associated Press writes.<p>Now, <i>The Desert Sun</i> in Palm …

You Have Better Odds With the Lottery Than McDonald's Monopoly Jackpot

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's Monopoly season at McDonald's again, one of the absolute best times of the year, but the long …

Summer 2013 Guide to Chicago

<i>We have updated this list for 2014. Read Summer 2014 Guide to Chicago</i><p>Chicago in the summer is a beach town—a crazy thought to the uninitiated who …

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The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

Amazing Before And After Images Of The Visual Effects In 'The Great Gatsby'

While some of the film may have appeared to be shot on location in New York, the only minimal filming took place in Sydney, Australia.<p>Chris Godfrey, the visual effects supervisor on the film, released a before and after reel showcasing the amount of work that went into bringing the film to …