Alissa Means

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Beef eating bad for environment says United Nations body

<b>New Delhi:</b> Beef eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues duelling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect, but …

This Gorilla Is Really Tired Of Living In A Zoo And Having His Photo Taken

Wild gorillas face regular threats like poaching and habitat destruction, but their captive counterparts don't always have it better.<p>This primate is one of six western lowland gorillas who live at the Bristol Zoo in the U.K. He was chewing on some grass on July 6 when photographer Bob Pitchford …

Finally: A VR-Enabled, Twerking Robot Butt That You Can Fuck

Pornhub has really outdone itself this time. After inventing a wearable that lets you charge your gadgets by jerking off, the popular purveyor of …

Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at …

Richard Nixon

Laura Starcher and the Petticoat Revolution of 1916

The incumbent all-male government in the tiny town of Umatilla, Oregon—population just 198—was confident going into the 1916 election. Mayor E.E. …

Make Thai Coconut Ice Cream at Home!

Dessert

An Alarm Clock That Makes You Coffee

For those who can't function in the morning, a cup of coffee is key. For those who can't even function enough to make that cup of coffee, there's The …

BBQ

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemons

Roast chicken is a classic dish all over the world. In this beautiful version from Spain, the bird is rubbed with musky, floral saffron and stuffed …

Recipes

Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off

We've all shaken a fitness tracker or two in our lives to beat the system. But now, Pornhub is making a wearable meant for just that—shaking. And …

Just One Eye's Ulysses Tier 1 Disaster Relief Kit

Hidden within a building in Hollywood, Paola Russo's destination boutique Just One Eye is full of contemporary fashion, art and objects. Valentino feather stilettos can be found next to Murakami sculptures and cases full of jewelry. But when Russo wants to really surprise her customers, she thinks …

Great Books

Conquer Insomnia In 6 Weeks? There’s An App For That–And It Could Change Your Life

There’s plenty of science behind Sleepio, now available on iOS 8, but it’s an animated professor that brings users back for weekly sessions.<p>When Peter Hames complained to doctors about his insomnia, they responded by pulling out a prescription pad. Then came the inevitable: more sleeping pills.<p>But …

50 Simple Ways to Celebrate and Enjoy Life

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>+1<p>Pin<p>Shares 103<p>Make it a goal to celebrate life in some way, however small, every day. Below you’ll find a list of 50 simple joys to …

Newport Beach

Artist Ruins Happily Ever After With Misbehaving Disney Characters

Happily ever after ends when reality sets in.<p>Disney mashups typically depict your favorite characters and princesses in a new, fun light. Grumpy Cat …

LSTN Zebra Wood Troubadours

For the lovers of all things classic. The music fans who pay attention to details. The sophisticated and stylish …

Crowd Funding

21 Ingenious Accessories to Deck Out Your Backyard

There is no better place to pass the long days of summer than lounging the best room of the house — the backyard.<p>So you've got the grill, deck and …

thecoolhunter on Twitter: "Museums are awesome because everyone shuts the fuck up"

thecoolhunter on Twitter: "Being famous on Instagram is like being rich in monopoly"

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What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Higgs Boson

31 Air Traffic Control Towers With Surprising Charm

The air traffic control tower is the most important part of any airport, yet it's also the most unacknowledged. Fliers seldom stop to admire their …

Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht's Big Fall

It was the eBay of vice, an online hub of guns, drugs and crime. But its alleged founder soon learned that you can't rule the underworld without …

Crime

Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …