Abby Shmansen

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4 Stories That Will Make You Love The World

<i>By Elizabeth Svoboda</i><p>Feeling discouraged? Here are a few everyday people whose generosity will inspire the socks off you, from the author of the new book, What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness.<p>The Man Who Used His Own Body As A Crash Pad<p>In 2009, veteran Texas skydiving …

Mini Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are yummy, but very messy! Plus, they can be kind of hard to eat! These mini caramel apples save the day!<p>What a great treat to make …

Chinese Peaches Dressed With Lingerie Look Like Sexy Butts

Some fruit vendors in China have gone above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to sell their fruit by dressing their peaches in miniature …

Experience Travel

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

Because baking's not the only thing this ingredient is good for<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but it’s also a major player in the beauty realm. The inexpensive product is amazing for tons of DIY beauty and hair treatments. Here’s how you can …

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home; Woman Arrested

A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home …

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25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

We’re pretty picky about how our food is packaged – choosing the wrong name, packaging color or logo can scare us away from a food product. You’d …

Galaxy S5 buyers will get $500 in freebie apps, services

After the success of its Oscars marketing campaign, Samsung has followed up with a big announcement regarding its next big thing. The South Korean electronics giant on Monday said its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will ship with over $500 worth of free apps and services.<p>Apps and …

Researchers look at boy-girl differences in autism

Geneticists think they may have an explanation for why autism is more likely to strike boys.<p>It has long been clear that autism strikes boys more often than girls. But when girls do get the condition, they tend to be at the severely affected end of the spectrum.<p>Now, a group of geneticists thinks …

Five ways to catch up for Oscar night

There are a lot of movies to watch before the Academy Awards March 2. That's why we're here to help. You're welcome.<p>The Academy Awards on March 2 are looming, especially for those procrastinators who haven't gotten around to watching all of the nominated movies and performances.<p>Don't freak out. You …

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Challenge 5

<b>Cosmo Challenge: Announce to each other throughout the day—by text, on the phone, or in person—every time you feel horny.</b><p>Had I known that was going to be the challenge for the day, I might not have been so baffled when I received the following email from D. But since we hadn't discussed a challenge.<p>…

10 Things Every Woman Should Know by 21

Kelly Williams Brown, the blogger and author of the newly released guidebook <i>Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps</i>, along with her boyfriend and a male friend, recently penned a list of 10 things every man should know before he turns 21 for <i>Esquire</i> (eyeball it here). Here's my …

Melt Flab Away: The Best Fat Burning Foods

Regular dieting is old school...and boring. Eat the stuff that puts your metabolism on high speed to burn mucho calories.<p><b>Cinnamon</b><p>Without going into the whole scientific explanation of why it works, adding 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of this spice to something you eat every day — hot cereal, marinades, yogurt …

The Colleges With The Most On-Campus Drug And Alcohol Arrests

A great set of maps from Rehabs.com shows where college students face the most arrests for drugs and alcohol.<p>"We wanted to find interesting data that's been under-explored," Drugs on Campus project head Jon Millward told Business Insider. Many of the previously existing reports on campus drug use …

Education

Problem Solved: What to Do If You've Used Too Much Dry Shampoo

If you're anything like me, the thought of using dry shampoo on your hair is a little daunting. Can jet-black hair and a powder-white product mix? And what if I use too much? Well, when I stopped backstage at Misha Nonoo's fall-winter 2014 show, I chatted with Tigi global creative director Nick …

4 Things That Will Happen When You Go on a Romantic Weekend Away—Alone

A romantic weekend in a lovely beachfront hotel room sounds like just what most of us need about this freezing and bleak time of year, right? Well, I was lucky enough to get just that this past weekend, but with my usual life twist: I did it alone.<p>I headed down to Florida for the Clearwater Beach …

These Healthy Nutrients Just Might Help You Have Good Sex

Good sex is something that's on just about everybody's minds right now, what with Valentine's Day and all—oh, heck. Who am I kidding? It's on most people's minds, always!<p>According to Steven Masley, M.D., C.N.S., author of <i>The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up: A Breakthrough Medical Plan to Prevent and Reverse</i> …

8 Romantic Comedies Guys Will Actually Want to Watch With You

Ah, Valentine's Day. If you're single, chances are you're either staying home on the couch watching <i>The Notebook</i> a la Eva Mendes or going out for drinks with other single friends. (Speaking of, Patti Stanger told me once that it's the number-one best time to meet single guys—and then my friend …

Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish Using Something Besides a Cotton Ball

The nail polish look at Tracy Reese, created by Sally Hansen, was designed to mimic the look of broken glass. That translated to three or four coats of glitter nail polish in Chilli Flakes (a red and gold mix) or Shattered Stars (a silver glitter) on the model's nails.<p>Since my number one pet peeve …

Moderate exercise may prevent age-related blindness

New research suggests that exercise could slow the progression of retinal degenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration - one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly.<p>In a new animal study published in <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>, researchers studied the effects of exercise on …

Amanda Knox, what really happened: Writing toward the actual story

<b>Amanda Knox (Reuters/Andrew Kelly)</b><p>Looking for the truth? Try fiction. A novel about the lurid case might have more perspective than Italian courts<p>Katie Crouch<p>February 9, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>For the last three years, I’ve been working on a novel loosely inspired by the final weeks of Meredith …

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap is super easy and fun! Smells heavenly. Say bye bye to all the naughty ingredients in store bought soaps!<p>797<p>5161

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100,000; White House must respond

The petition is clear and to the point: "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card."<p>And now the petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago, has passed the 100,000-signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration. Wednesday morning at 8, the total was at …