Amy Kline-Rodriguez

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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

How to Tell If a Cheater Is Truly Sorry

If you've ever been cheated on, you've probably wondered if your cheater is truly sorry. Is it real remorse, or is it the other kind? What I call "genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse (GINR)." You know, sort of looks like the real thing, but upon closer inspection is a cheap fake.<p>Here's a handy …

Christmas Eve

Veronica Partridge, Christian Blogger, Vows To Give Up Yoga Pants To 'Honor God And Husband'

This woman is taking fashion sins a little more seriously than most.<p>Christian blogger Veronica Partridge has been getting a lot of attention for a blog post earlier this month in which she vows to no longer wear leggings in public because of her religious beliefs. The decision -- which she writes …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

And good luck learning the language!

And good luck learning the language!

Why Is Salvia Such a Uniquely Terrifying Drug?

The most potent naturally occurring psychedelic is no fun to use.<p>Bad trips are a looming possibility when consuming any hallucinogenic drug, but one seems to evoke terror more predictably than the rest: salvia.<p>A uniquely potent and psychedelic plant, salvia is no LSD. Indeed, the trip it elicits is …

Consciousness

Game Consoles, Meet Your Competition

Experience PC gaming on your comfortable couch with these compact machines<p>An Xbox One or PlayStation 4 has nothing on a gaming PC. Towers pack so much video memory and such powerful graphics chips that they can render details meticulous enough (smoke, shadows, sunlight) to make a console choke. But …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Wanted: Uteruses To Populate Space Colony

A new essay details how, in science fiction and reality, female astronauts are often treated like walking wombs.<p>Who will make our sandwiches in space? In the 1960s, the vision of the perfect female astronaut was as a space mom—a woman who would cook and clean and sew spacesuits, all while using her …

Dirty Dog: Do Pets Track Bacteria In Your Home?

A little over a year ago I was hunched over my dog in the living room of my apartment, methodically running a set of sterile swabs over various parts of his body. First came the sole of his right front paw, then his bellybutton. Neither seemed to bother him. But when I pried open his mouth and …

Pets

The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction

AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction<p>Alcoholics Anonymous is a part of our nation’s fabric. In the seventy-six years since AA was created, 12-step programs have expanded to include over three hundred different …

Scientists Scanned A Woman's Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience — And What They Found Was Amazing

It may sound like the plot of the Twilight Zone, but a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa says she can voluntarily enter an …

The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2011

Executive summary<p>Economic inequality is, at long last, commanding attention from policymakers, the media, and everyday citizens. There is growing …

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. There, seemingly suspended in the …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

22 Inspiring Acts of Kindness That No One Ever Talks About

While we here at Cracked consider it our duty to shatter the illusions that hold your fragile life together, we also try to spread some good vibes to …

Game of Thrones

Got Your ACE Score?

Now that you’ve got your ACE score, what does it mean?<p>First….a tiny bit of background to help you figure this out…..(if you want the back story about …

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — the largest, most important public health study you never heard of — began in an obesity clinic

<i>Mentions of the ACE Study – the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — have shown up in the New York Times, This American Life, and Salon.com</i> …

commonwealthofpennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs<p>(I’m going to type what’s on the photo. Just in case yous don’t want to click to zoom. uwu lazy butts))<p>The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually Germans. Their “hex signs” were painted on barns, carved into furniture, and hammered on to utensils. They were thought to bring luck, love, and abundance. and ward off misfortune such as fire and lightening. Hex signs were originally called “sech circles,” because the first ones all included six-pointed star in a circle. The …

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The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

article<p>https://psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-psychopaths-relationship-cycle-idealize-devalue-and-discard/<p>Because they suffer from …

Brené Brown on Empathy

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Genetics

This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future

Kira Radinsky has written an algorithm that dissects old news stories and other Internet postings to look for past cause and effect, and then can alert us to possible disasters, geopolitical events, and disease outbreaks.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> might be a widely respected chronicler of past events, but …

Machine Learning

It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction

We all learned this in DARE class. About the rats in a cage who can self-administer morphine who get addicted to the stuff, and then just hit that …