Amber Rickson

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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

The Heartbleed bug has caused widespread anxiety, sent engineers scrambling into patch-mode, and likely prompted millions of users to re-invent their passwords, but so far there have been no accounts of attacks leveraging the bug... until now.<p>In the first known report of an attack using the …

Suspected white supremacist held in Kansas Jewish center shootings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here after a man in his 70s opened fire, authorities said. The gunman was believed to be a longtime white supremacist.<p>As the suspect was taken into custody, he appeared to shout "Heil Hitler" as a local …

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (video)

I am firm believer in making everything taste like dessert. Smoothies do not have to be that weird drink you chug with your nose plugged, nope not at …

The Ultimate Green Smoothie

• Add all the ingredients except for greens to your blender and pulse.<br>• Add the greens and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

6 Unusual Veggies That Add Variety To Your Spring Garden

<b>From Networx's Katie Marks:</b><p>Now that spring is here (FINALLY) and the garden is ramping up, you might be thinking about getting started with easy, high-yield spring veggies. These lists usually include things like spinach, lettuce, and kale, all of which are in fact easy and tasty to grow, but who …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

Enlightened Consciousness

Right Place, Right Time

Every now and again, you get a reminder that you are exactly where you should be. This happened to me just recently, and I am so grateful for that reminder.<p>I was scheduled to go do a radio show in LA last week, and I was just so exhausted and overwhelmed with a busy workweek that I just wanted to …

6 Heartbreaking Things That Happen When You Love An Addict

By Katherine Wolfe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/OhuKLx<p>I wish I could say love was the only drug in my past relationships.<p>Over the last six years, …

The Picture-Perfect Pencil Portraits of Natasha Kinaru

Natasha Kinaru is a beautiful, young Russian artist whose pencil and pastel drawings of celebrities are incredibly realistic. So realistic, that they …

Here's the True Story of Ohio's Last Witch Hunt

In <i>Headless Horror: Strange and Ghostly Ohio Tales</i>, author Chris Woodyard investigates anti-witch remedies and witch-tests conducted in 19th century Ohio. In the village of Bethel in Clermont County, there were some families that believed in the power of witchcraft. Two such families are of note, …

Rat outta Hell: Family finds enormous 'Ratzilla' in their kitchen

A family in a suburb of Stockholm was briefly terrorized by an enormous rat -- not including the tail -- that had family members jumping on chairs and left the cat “terrorized for a week.”<p>The behemoth, dubbed a “rat from hell” by Swedish website The Local, crawled into the family’s kitchen through …

A better life: 11-year-old boy gets wish to amputate his leg

For months, 11-year-old Amit Vigoda has wanted just one thing: to have his right leg amputated.<p>And after a very long decision making process, Amit’s mother and father have agreed to make their son’s wish a reality.<p>“We hope it will give him great mobility and a life without limitation,” Amit’s …

Zac Efron punched in face during fight with homeless men, report says

Zac Efron was punched in the face Wednesday night by a transient in a sketchy part of downtown Los Angeles after tossing a bottle from his parked car, TMZ reports.<p>Efron and a man identified as his bodyguard were found by law enforcement fighting with several men under a highway overpass, police …

Faces of drug arrests: New anti-drug campaign shows mug shots of addicts over time

A new anti-drug campaign called, “More Than Meth: Faces of Drug Arrests,” is gaining national attention for its startling imagery illustrating the physical decline of drug users over time, as evidenced in their mug shots.<p>The campaign was created by the web site Rehabs.com, which seeks to connect …

Taco Bell president tells Canada it will get breakfast 'when you take Justin Bieber back'

Yesterday, in celebration of the launch of Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, the company’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit's popular AMA ("Ask Me Anything") section to answer questions about the biggest addition in the chain’s history.<p>“I am Brian Niccol, President of Taco Bell,” he wrote under …

Israel retaliates in Syria after roadside bomb attack against Israeli troops

Israel has warned Syria's government that any aggression against Israeli citizens will be met with force, as a roadside bomb attack which injured Israeli troops prompted airstrikes on Syrian targets.<p>Addressing a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli strikes …

Ian McKellen's Powerful Message To Those Living In The Closet

"I've never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it," he said at BuzzFeed Brews on Feb. 21. "Never."<p>Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart have been basking in an epic Twitter bromance while promoting their two New York City plays, <i>No Man's Land</i> and <i>Waiting For Godot</i>, for the past few …

LGBTQI

Alice Herz-Sommer: pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Tributes have been paid to Alice Herz-Sommer, a renowned concert pianist who was believed to have been the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, after she died in London at the age of 110.<p>She was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague at a time when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian …

A discussion of the Ray Jasper Death Row issue from a family member of the victim

Woman Who Was Abandoned In Burger King As A Baby Searches For Birth Mom On Facebook

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player<p>Only a few hours after she was born, Katheryn Deprill was left on the bathroom floor of a Burger King in Allentown, Pa. After someone heard her cries and alerted the restaurant staff, Deprill was put in foster care and eventually adopted, …

He Said, 'I Think Your Baby Has Dwarfism'

When you don't see it coming at all, it will feel like you are blindsided. Like you got knocked out by the current heavyweight champion when you didn't even know you were in the ring.<p>The "swish, swoosh" sound filled the air. My baby girl's heartbeat. I smiled even though this was not a routine …

Prenatal Development

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Sources

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the nation’s highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor, sources told the Marine Corps Times.<p>While standing guard on a rooftop in the Marjah …

Understanding a man who wishes his son had never been born

In a recent interview published in The New Yorker, Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook mass murderer Adam Lanza, said he wishes his son had never been born. That statement has sparked controversy, because it is stark, and some say it shows no empathy.<p>Elsewhere in his interview, Lanza does note …