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Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

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10 Cleansing Conditioners That Will Actually Replace Your Shampoo

Shampooing is a pretty hot topic here on HuffPost Style. While we've debated the pros and cons of going weeks without washing our hair, praised dry shampoo and experimented with apple cider vinegar hair rinses, we've recently ditched regular shampoo altogether. Stay with us...<p>We're now washing our …

'I Am Looking To Rent A Mom And Dad': Abused Woman Who Turned To Craigslist Gets Holiday Family

An abused and abandoned woman who turned to Craigslist to find a family for the holidays got her Christmas wish, and so much more.<p>Earlier this month, Jackie Turner –- a straight-A William Jessup University student -– couldn’t bear spending one more Christmas alone, so she turned to the Internet to …

Elizabeth Warren Comes Down Hard Against Global Warming, Separates Herself From Hillary Clinton On Climate Change

On Friday, December 20th, Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren finally separated herself clearly from former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, regarding the issue of climate change and global warming. Here is the story:<p>TransCanada Corporation wants to build the Keystone XL Pipeline to …

Human Civilization Could Become Quasi-Immortal, Astrobiologist Says

SAN FRANCISCO — Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure out a way to live sustainably, at least some human civilizations could become quasi-immortal, one researcher says.<p>The challenge is …

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If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

Drug researchers have found evidence that a hallucinogenic compound used in shamanic rituals in the Amazon is growing in popularity. Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the active ingredient in ayahuasca, a plant-based mixture, can also be used by itself, often by smoking it.<p>Working off of answers provided …

8 Ridiculously Cheap Superfoods Less Than $1 Per Serving

It's not just an excuse: Nutritious eats really are more expensive than food that <i>won't</i> do a body good.<p>According to a new study, healthful food is $1.50 more expensive per day, or about $550 per year.<p>But that certainly doesn't mean you can give up on fruits and veggies, nor does it mean that lean …

Tyra Banks' 'Kiss My Fat Ass' Speech Named To Greatest Talk Show Moments (VIDEO)

There are few models as outspoken as Tyra Banks and even fewer who've gotten their own talk shows.<p>Thankfully Tyra did, and it brought us one of the most epic instances of "girl power" on television. TV Guide has named Banks' memorable "Kiss my fat ass!" speech to its 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments …

AJ Fosik's New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

5 tips for signing up for insurance on Healthcare.gov

If the government's health care website still seems confusing, you're not alone. Even though several glitches have been fixed, Healthcare.gov has its quirks -- on both the front end and the back end, where insurance companies are complaining about having received information that's either …

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The Key To Dressing Comfortably: Go 'Fake Fancy'

Our longterm love-hate relationship with sweatpants and Uggs stems from a sad but everlasting fact: We prefer to be comfortable than stylish.<p>Yes, it's true. Comfort and ease are key when getting dressed, meaning we like wearing clothes that don't limit our abilities to, say, bend down to tie our …

'The Act Of Killing,' 'Gravity' Named Sight & Sound's Best Films Of 2013

The onslaught of year-end best-of lists has officially begun, with Sight & Sound marking the first major ranking of 2013's top movies. The British Film Institute-published magazine ushered in the annual superlatives on Friday by naming the documentary "The Act of Killing" the best release of the …

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Breakfast Made Easy Via The Nostalgia Electrics Flip-Down Breakfast Toaster

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us still skip it due to a lack of time in the morning. Now you can easily make a …

Exclusive: 17 Downright Beautiful Electric Guitars from Famous Rockers

Like David Crosby, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robbie Robertson.<p><b>The electric guitar.</b> The thing can take you to heaven or beckon you toward the devil. Each one, if put in the right hands, imbued with the potential to make a legend. Van Halen, Crosby, Vaughan, Johnson, Santana, Nielsen, Allman — legends like …

Surreal Photos of Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees | via As CNN reported on the supertrees, “It’s pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their...

Getting It Right, Right From the Start

<i>“[We found that] if we created the right wraparound programs, the right preschool programs that were strong enough and rigorous enough, that fed into a rigorous pre-K through 3 program that fed into a middle school and a high school that actually works and inspired as well as prepared the child,</i> …

Seven Things You (Maybe) Shouldn't Buy Before You Travel

The plane ticket, hotel reservations, and car rental are easy. What's not so simple is the decision to buy the array of additional perks, products, and add-ons available to travelers prior to departure. Should you insure your trip? Do you really need those extra inches of legroom? Is an …

Nirvana: In Utero Is A Great Album, But It's No Nevermind

14<p>SHARES<p>Let’s be clear, <i>In Utero</i> is a sensational album. It’s a five-star classic, a must-have of its genre and the home of several astonishing songs. …

Cool Material - Stuff Guys Want

Rides<p>The Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever created. It’s almost hard to believe, but this year it’s celebrating its 25th …

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The Black Book of Cards

The inspiration for The Black Book of Cards is the idea that every person is born with a card that describes their personality, kind of like a zodiac …

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The Best Economies In The World: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St.: After sliding in the rankings for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness ranking, from seventh last year to fifth in 2013. A combination of factors, including improving financial markets and a strong university …

11 Crunch-Free Ab Workouts

Throw out those boring, stale crunches and mix up your ab routine with some of our experts’ favorite stomach tightening moves. Create your own …