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21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

13 of the best monthly workout streaming subscriptions that cost less than $40

Thanks to the brave new world of on-demand sweat sessions, playing hooky from your IRL workout class is no biggie. And hallelujah for that, since the …

Yoga

This Cardio and Ab Workout From Kayla Itsines Can Be Done in Your Living Room

If you've ever used Instagram, you've probably heard of or seen Australian trainer Kayla Itsines at some point. She created the popular workout program BBG, and her profile is chock-full of useful workouts you can do either at the gym or at home. Kayla is back yet again with another fat-burning …

The A.V. Club’s 20 best albums of 2017

There was too much to listen to in 2017—not just albums, of which there were once again thousands, a barrage of releases from major-label veterans …

The Speculum Finally Gets a Modern Redesign

It was afternoon in the San Francisco headquarters of Frog, the design firm best known for its hand in creating the iconic look of products like …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Filipino “Pixel Art Wizard” Creates Incredible Pixelated Portraits Using Any Medium Imaginable

26-year-old Kel Cruz, an artist from Quezon City, Philippines, is being hailed as a “pixel art wizard”, for his mind-blowing pixelated portraits …

10+ Rare Photos Of Frida Kahlo During The Last Years Of Her Life To Celebrate Her 110th Birthday

On this very day in 1907, modern art icon Frida Kahlo was born in a borough of Mexico City. Though she only lived to be 47 years old, she left behind …

Art

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style

Written by Andrea Lo, CNNHong Kong<p>Coming soon: a nation in space for humans.<p>Named after a Norse mythological city of the skies, Asgardia is open to all residents on planet earth and it doesn't cost anything to join.<p>Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli announced his plans to form the world's first …

Space Exploration

Ask Ethan: What Was The Entropy Of The Universe At The Big Bang?

The second law of thermodynamics is one of those puzzling laws of nature that simply emerges from the fundamental rules. It says that entropy, a measure of disorder in the Universe, must always increase in any closed system. But how is it possible that our Universe today, which looks to be …

Dark Matter

15 Street Artists Who Use the World as Their Playground

Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the …

Streetwear

19 Gnocchi Recipes to Comfort You on Chilly Nights

When the weather is frigid, even hopping in the car for takeout isn’t an option. What you need is the comfort of easy gnocchi recipes to get you through the night without ever having to leave your house. There may be healthier comfort food options out there, but there’s nothing like a blissful bowl …

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Electric Six & In The Whale @ The Red Dog - Arthur

In The Whale and Electric Six will both be playing the Red Dog on Tuesday, September 27th.<p>In The Whale, the opening act of the night, are a two-piece …

Death In This Land Is Liberating

My photographies are like screenshots from beautiful but cruel fairy tales. Their narrations are not straight. Images that appear are more like …

Fairy Tales

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Alice in Wonderland’s hidden messages

Is Lewis Carroll’s tale really about sex, drugs, and colonialism? Some say yes. Others argue it’s about eating disorders or the Wars of the Roses. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book …

Literature

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Turn your Amazon Echo Dot into the ultimate nightstand accessory

Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot has earned legions of fans, offering nearly all the capabilities of the larger Echo for roughly half the cost. Call it "Alexa for less."<p>Because it can pair with a wired or Bluetooth speaker, you might think it's best suited to a den or living room, someplace where …

How To Hack Your Electric Bill

You turn off the lights when you leave a room. You unplug small appliances when they aren't in use. You think you're being pretty smart about your energy consumption, yet every month your electric bill keeps creeping up. You shudder to think how high it could go in the summer months -- especially …

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50 Best Albums of 2015

50<p>Bomba Estéreo, ‘Amanecer’<p>Colombian electro-cumbia duo Bomba Estéreo ramp up the bass tenfold on their major label debut, delivering an …

stately

See the Original Coke Bottle Patent Granted 100 Years Ago

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

Museums

EmDrive the future of space travel? New Nasa Eagleworks tests hint at breakthrough in interstellar flight

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Researchers at Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories say that they are still discovering …

Four Times Science Almost Flew Off The Rails: Bat Men On the Moon, Phantom Planets, Ghosts, and The Hollow Earth

<b>Science is a trial and error process, and sometimes those errors are big—like "whole planet" big. With that in mind, let’s take a look at four times</b> …

Cold War-Era US Soldiers Were Gearing Up to Fight in Space

To defend themselves on new battlefields, the US Army believed soldiers would need a whole new class of weapon.<p><i>This story originally appeared on War Is Boring</i><i>.</i><p>In space, no one can hear you scream. But in the early days of the space age, the Pentagon had a bigger problem—namely, earthly notions of …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

NASA<p>After 26 years of slumber, a black hole woke up and unleashed a giant blast of plasma into space at nearly the speed of light.<p>Such events are …

See The Sun In All Its Fiery Glory In This Five-Year Time Lapse From NASA

We’re told not to stare at the sun, but with NASA’s new ultra-high-definition video, it’s hard not to. The sun has never looked so fiery and bad tempered.<p>The 30-minute film is a mashup of five years of footage from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, and it took NASA’s Goddard Scientific …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

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