Alyssa Boyd

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The Beginner's Guide to the Cloud

"The cloud" is one of those trendy tech terms a lot of people use but can't clearly define. What is the cloud? When do you encounter it? How can it …

So Apparently, Your Applesauce Pack Has a Built-in Spoon

We've all been there, stranded with a pack of applesauce and not a single spoon in sight. Top-shelf caliber first world problem, for sure.<p>What's a poor young lad to do when they're stranded at school, work or even on the road with apple sauce or pudding and no utensil to eat it with? Well, using …

Food Shame: How Our Lunch Defines Who We Are, For Better Or Worse

Someone once told me that shame isn't something we're born with, it's something we learn. This was never more true for me than the first time I pulled a matzah, peanut butter and jelly sandwich out of my lunchbox in the school cafeteria. My school, Puesta del Sol, located on a dusty mesa called Rio …

Buzzfeed

Today marks the first day of the Minnesota State Fair, or what we in the state call the Great Minnesota Get-Together. It began in 1859 and is now the …

Wow! Roasted Cherry Boubon Milkshakes with Hot Fudge via HowSweetEats.com http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/07/roasted-cherry-bourbon-milkshakes-with-hot-fudge/

'Skip Starbucks Saturday' Boycott Planned By Gun Control Advocacy Group

A gun control advocacy group pushing for Starbucks to ban weapons inside its stores is calling for a nationwide boycott against the coffee giant this weekend.<p>Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which formed in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. killings, is protesting the company's policy of …

7 Awesome Things Your Body Does During Pregnancy

In the course of growing an entire human being, women's bodies undergo a slew of unbelievable changes. Often, we (meaning pregnant ladies, and the people who write about them) get hung up on the negative symptoms and with good reason -- it's hard to feel particularly great about unrelenting nausea, …

15 Unintentionally Perverted Toys for Children

Toys are carefully planned investments that companies spend countless hours developing in the hopes that children will use them to foster memories …

Kids

7 Facts About The iPhone You Probably Didn't Know Were True

Apple rumormongers are focused now on the new iPhone, supposedly coming in September. But let's not forget: There are some pretty weird things you should know about the iPhone you already own. To wit:<p>Apple's smartphone wasn't the first iPhone.<p>Not long after Apple's iPhone was announced, Cisco sued …

Iowa Polk County GOP Co-Chairman Resigns, Says Republicans Are 'Too Conservative'

Chad Brown, co-chairman of the Polk County Republican Party in Iowa, has resigned and switched his political affiliation to "independent," arguing in his resignation letter that the GOP has become too conservative.<p>Brown, who served in his position since March, submitted a letter of resignation on …

The Most Annoying People In Your Book Club

Book clubs are a great way to meet new people and forge lasting friendships. Yet there’s always that one member who rubs everyone the wrong way. Do …

Religion Map Of Congress Members Shows The Diversity Of Faith In Government (MAP)

What religion does your Congress member identify with?<p>BuzzFeed has helpfully mapped out the religions of all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives by district, according to public identifications or statements made by spokespeople to BuzzFeed.<p>Out of the 31 religions represented in the …

Why Can't the Effect of a Vacation Last?

So, we finally take a much-needed rest to rejuvenate. We figure out ways to juggle work and family responsibilities, scheduling in some "me-time" for ourselves. Our tone of voice relaxes, we breathe deeper and we even let the little girl in us come out to play.<p>But, like all good things, our …

Bankruptcy Should Be An Option For Some Student Loans: Report

Congress should create new classifications for both federal and private student loans, and open them up for discharge in bankruptcy, the Center for American Progress has argued in a report released Tuesday.<p>Under existing law, student loans are practically impossible to discharge in bankruptcy, but …

Compleat FoodSkin Flexible Lunchbox Keeps Your Food As Perfect As You Assemble It In The Morning

<b>Compleat FoodSkin</b>, a flexible lunchbox that expands to hold your meal. Cool heh? You can perfectly assemble a sandwich and keep it inside this unit …

Industrial Design

For Whites (Like Me): On White Kids

Dear Parents of White Children,<p>I vote that we strike the following from our parental lexicon:<p>1. "Everybody is equal."<p>2. "We're all the same underneath our skin."<p>I realize this is counterintuitive. But I'm completely serious.<p>These statements are so abstract they're mostly meaningless when handed to …

Cory Booker Condemns Drug War As 'Tremendous Failure'

On Sunday, Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker (D) took to Twitter to condemn the war on drugs, characterizing the federal government's approach as a "tremendous failure" and criticizing the Obama administration for not honoring state drug laws.<p>Booker began by tweeting his support …