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Security researchers warn against using shady VPN Android apps

If you’ve ever needed to conduct business over the internet somewhat privately on your phone, a virtual private network — or VPN, for short — is an …

Apps

Seven Body Language Mistakes You Won't Want to Make In Your Next Interview

A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it’s also a time for them to impress you, you want …

Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It’s telling how ready we still are to embrace them<p>Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey.<p>Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden …

10 Apple Desserts (Because You’ve Already Picked Too Many)

Every year, my best gals and I head north of Manhattan to peep the fiery leaves autumn brings. We pull on our newest boots, jackets, and scarves, and we run around hills and fields, picking apples. I cherish this tradition, but I’m often overwhelmed with the volume of take-home fruit it yields.<p>If …

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Take a walk down memory lane with Kathryn of London Bakes as she makes a sweet childhood treat.</i><p>I ate a lot of Pop Tarts in my youth -- I think my …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Salted Caramel Sauce

<i>A simple recipe for homemade salted caramel sauce that is the perfect topping for just about anything.</i><p>Yesterday I was watching The Biggest Loser on …

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15 Hors d'Oeuvres for the Fall

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>Though you clung to it desperately, summer has finally slipped through your fingers. Fall has arrived and at this point, you've decided to accept it. …

10 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is the most-visited vacation resort in the world. Yet as magical as it is, it can also be extremely overwhelming for parents, …

4 Ways You're Making Eggs Wrong (and What to Do Instead)

Such a simple food; so many ways to mess it up. We learned a few rules for making delicious eggs from Michael Ruhlman, author of Egg: A Culinary …

Eggs

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Secrets on 'Secret' Are Getting Juicier

I’ve been using Secret–the iPhone app that lets you share brief items with friends without knowing who’s who–off and on since it debuted in February. …

Tech Industry

The Face Exfoliator That Really, Really Works

We’ve all heard it before: regular exfoliation equals more radiant skin. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve tried a handful of exfoliators over …

Police file raises questions about bullying in Rebecca Sedwick's suicide

It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention.<p>Before she jumped to her death in September,12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, was repeatedly bullied on- and offline, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at the time.<p>About a month later, Judd …

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe.<p>In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

Odd Cause of Humans' Dark Skin Proposed

Skin cancer could have directly driven the evolution of dark skin in humans, a study on people with albinism in modern Africa suggests.<p>Albinism is an …

‘Hell Hath No Fury’: The Scathing ‘Dear John’ Facebook Post a Girlfriend Wrote Her Boyfriend That Led to Him Resigning From His Job

A Kentucky high school basketball coach resigned this week after a Facebook post by his now ex-girlfriend accused him of cheating and alleged that he was “borderline pedophile.”<p>Jason Stonebraker, a high school basketball coach in Kentucky, resigned this week after the school launched an …

Make Up: A History - Flappers of the 1920s, A Great Gatsby Inspired Tutorial!

A stark contrast to the Edwardian era’s subtle make-up and long hair, the roaring ’20s were extremely racy and dramatic. With harsh make-up and short …

Hear David Guetta’s Hard-Hitting Remix of Avicii’s ‘Addicted to You’

David Guetta’s remix of Avicii’s “Addicted to You” tears the song apart and reconstructs it in an entirely new form. Avicii’s original version, off …

Avicii

“Whore phobia” and Ashton Kutcher’s creepy PSA: The problem with banning prostitution

Author Melissa Gira Grant on how prohibition endangers sex workers. And how pop culture misunderstands them<p>“[S]o long as there are women who are called whores, there will be women who believe it is next to death to be one or be mistaken for one,” writer and journalist Melissa Gira Grant writes in …

Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages in 10 Lessons

I receive weekly reminders of my linguistic ignorance whenever I read anything by authors fluent in Latin. How could I not, whenever Clive James …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

When Is It OK To Ask Whether A Public Figure Is Gay?

BuzzFeed chief Los Angeles correspondent Kate Aurthur and Legal Editor Chris Geidner discuss the question of the weekend: What's off limits when it comes to figures like Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, and others? A …