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The Disney D23 Expo in Pictures

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101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …


31 Impossibly Fun Wedding Ideas

Add a touch of ~pizzazz~ to your special day.


A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Thanksgiving Sides So Easy, Your Kids Can Make Them

From smashed potatoes to a vibrant, healthy slaw, 7 dishes your kids can help make for Thanksgiving.<p>On Thanksgiving, it's not ALL about the turkey. Yeah, your feathered friend is kind of a big deal, but there are some other important things you should not forget: Your kids and your sides.<p>Well, you …


13 Types Of Cuddles You Need To Get In On Right Now

Cuddling: Does a body good.

If Rosa Parks And Hillary Clinton Were Disney Princesses

... And more women heroes drawn as princesses, by artist David Trumble.<p>"The cartoon is a satire that is not meant to glamorize the princess versions of the characters, but rather to make fun of the very limiting princess mould by showing how ridiculous it is to try to crowbar real-life heroes into …

Does CrossFit Really Work?

But here’s the thing: Even though it’s now scientifically proven that CrossFit boosts endurance, we wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if we told you to jump blindly on the CrossFit bandwagon if you’ve never done it before. Why? CrossFit is hard—like, really hard. For one thing, it was recently …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …


Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

23 Most Glorious Balls Of Cheese You've Ever Seen

If you've never dipped a Ritz cracker into a turkey-shaped cheese ball in front of a football game on Thanksgiving then you've got some living to do.<p><i>Great Balls of Cheese</i>, a new cookbook by Michelle Buffardi, offers 50-plus recipes for incredibly creative balls of cheese. Some recipes from the book …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

12 Fabulous Ombre Wedding Cakes

{Above image credits} Photography: via: Shayla Hawkins Events ~ {Below image credits} via Hete Comes The Guide<p>{Below image credits} Photography: Anne …

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Logging In to the Brain's Social Network

Does the pain we feel from rejection and loss have the same effect as physical pain? How does our brain respond to social interactions? In his new book <i>Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect</i> , social neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman describes the biology behind how our brains engage with the …

19 Essential Miyazaki Reaction GIFS For Every Occasion

One day humans will show emotion only through GIFS. Just doing my part to help that along.

This Delicious Butter Is Actually Made of Maple Syrup

Earlier today we showed you the oh-so-easy method for making butter at home. And since I now have butter on the brain, let's talk about another kind …


30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

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20 Inspiring Films To Watch Before You Turn 30

These all have important life lessons. Like, definitely trust that random hot guy who looks like Ethan Hawke.

54 Healthy Smoothies for Any Occasion

It’s near impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got …

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Read This Before You Apologize to Her (or Him)

Love does (sometimes) mean having to say you're sorry.<p>Breakdowns happen in relationships. Despite our best intentions, there are times in relationships in which one or both partners is careless with words, where feelings get hurt, when anger is unfairly displaced, where there is insensitivity to …

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Marriage Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

<b>By Victor M. Parachin for</b><p>Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship."<p>Kevin responded, "I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I …

Starwatch: The Perseids meteor shower

The Perseids meteor shower is now in full flow as meteoroid particles from Comet Swift-Tuttle rain into the Earth's upper atmosphere at 59 km per second. Although they are following parallel paths, perspective causes them to diverge from a radiant point in Perseus which climbs from about 30° high …

21 Podcasts For Every Personality

This is why you should start listening to podcasts.

17 Signs You Do CrossFit

17 Signs You're Obsessed With CrossFit<p>In addition to sporting a super-toned body, you're probably also guilty of a few things on this list<p><p>How can you spot a fellow CrossFit junkie? Consider these quirks and habits dead giveaways. And if you're guilty of them as well, you just might …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.


The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …