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Bette Davis Discusses Hollywood’s Fear of Smart Women in Previously Unheard Interview from 1963

Five decades before <b>Emma Watson</b> would give a game-changing speech on feminism that would be embraced by men, women, and pop stars alike—Bette Davis, one of the best actresses and sound-bite generators Hollywood has ever known, gave an interview during which she openly discussed the gender …

You Can Love Your Life, Even When It's Hard

<b>"Life is fun."</b><p>This is a text I sent to my best friend last night, without sarcasm or an eye roll. I meant it, with my whole heart and soul. This isn't something I would have said a few years ago... I would have said <i>"life is hard"</i> or <i>"life sucks"</i> and believed it with every ounce of my being. When I …

When My Mom Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye.<p>"Mammogram came back suspicious. Have to go back next week. Love you," said Mom via that text. It was her birthday.<p>My heart sank. And …

The Power of Sleep

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How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Don't Wait to Enjoy Life

Have you ever called someone a worrywart? Apparently it's an insult, because recently I told a friend he's a worrywart and he got upset. But the thing is, it's true. He is a worrywart.<p>For the longest time, he worried about whether he would get into law school. Once he got accepted, he worried about …

3 New York City Firefighters Die From 9/11-Related Cancers In The Same Day

NEW YORK -- Three retired New York firefighters died within hours of one another earlier this week, succumbing to cancers related to their relief work after the Sept. 11 attack.<p>Daniel Heg­lund, 58, who had bone cancer; Robert Leaver, 56, who had leukemia; and Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, who had colon …

Finding Purpose in Your Past

So many people let their past define them and keep them a victim. It's when you choose to rise above your life story that your life begins to change. Your story becomes the inspiration you need to find your purpose in life.<p>Trisha Wiles is the founder and CEO of iamafighter, a social network that …

New Reversible Bridesmaid Dresses — Plus Tips To Choosing Re-wearable Dresses!

The genius idea we can't believe we didn't think of first? Reversible bridesmaid dresses! Designer Durga-Kali sells an entire line of dresses that …

A Mountain Wedding with a View in Telluride, Colorado

Though Wynne Calcutt and Tommy Thacher had known one another for a few years, it wasn't until she joined his classroom at Telluride Mountain School as a co-teacher that they really became close. After hours spent skiing with students, lesson planning after school, and traveling together on field …

10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

They say you can speak things into existence. So, fingers crossed -- I'm sharing 10 specific things I definitely want to do before I leave this little world, and I won't quit until I cross every single one of these off my list.<p><b>1. Sit in the "end of the world swing" at Casa del Arbol in</i> …

Mississippi Jails People For Months With No Charges

Even in 2014, it is still possible to come across facts about the American justice system that stagger even the most cynical of minds. For example: …

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

We travel to see things, places, people and ourselves with new eyes. Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go.<p>We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even …

A Flood Almost Destroyed This Colorado Couple’s Wedding

Between the striking wooden arch wreathed in leafy garlands, an antique chandelier and the coral flower arrangements and lush leaves (arranged by …

New York City Wants to Spend $32 Billion on Subway and Rail Expansion

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to spend $5.5 billion on expansion projects in the next five years, with about half of that …

Leaves Change Color Each Fall Because of Dieting Trees

Those brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows? They're preparations for a hungry winter.<p>No offense to Pumpkin Spice Lattes and decorative gourds, but the real signs of fall are the leaves—leaves that transform from green to red. And green to orange. And green to yellow. Autumnal romance aside, it's a …

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly<p>Seventy-five.<p>That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.<p>This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

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8 Awesome Trailers From Tokyo Game Show

From Japan, with love.<p>One of the perks of this job is getting to travel around the world to see, play, and learn about new games. For the second year …

Man Held By Mississippi County For 10 Months, With No Lawyer And No Indictment

"Octavious Burks is an unindicted felony defendant who has been held in the Scott County Detention Center without counsel since Nov. 18, 2013," the ACLU says in new lawsuit challenging the county practices.<p>WASHINGTON — Unindicted criminal defendants in Scott County, Mississippi, are being held …

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Wife Of "Duck Dynasty" Cousin Running For Congress: I've Seen LGBT People Cured

Zach Dasher is running for Congress in Louisiana.<p>Zach Dasher is a Republican candidate for Congress in Louisiana's 5th Congressional district challenging incumbent Rep. Vance McAllister. Dasher also happens to be a cousin to the cast of <i>Ducky Dynasty</i> and the nephew of controversial Phil …

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Mom's last dance with son at his wedding 'most beautiful thing' to her kids

In the final stages of her battle with breast cancer, Mary Ann Manning fulfilled her dying wish to dance with her son, Ryan, at his Sept. 5 wedding, passing away just three days later at the age of 61.<p>Just days after video of that dance went viral, the groom and his sisters, Kristie Manning and …

Sugar blamed for pumping up blood pressure

IN 2004 Sid the Slug fronted a government campaign to persuade people to cut back on salt. It was hailed as one of the most successful health …

AT&T offers an insanely great broadband bundle that cord cutters might find hard to resist

One of the most encouraging trends that we’ve seen in recent years has been ISPs doing more to appeal to cord cutters, a.k.a., people who like …

More women than men have added their DNA to the human gene pool

Counterintuitive effect may be the result of relatively few men mating with multiple women<p>More women than men have contributed to the gene pool of humanity since the first modern humans walked out of Africa around 70,000 years ago, according to a study.<p>Though the laws of biology state that male and …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …