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'Wormy' pills might fend off autoimmune diseases - Futurity

Scientists have identified peptides from parasitic hookworms that can calm the body's immune response.

Amazingly Hyperrealistic Drawings Created Directly on Wood

Using pencils and pastels, Singapore-based artist Ivan Hoo produces amazingly hyperrealistic illustrations drawn directly on the surface of wood. The impressive works are filled with mind-boggling details that look incredibly realistic.<p>The skilled artist plays with perspective to develop everyday …

Animated GIFs Feature Street Art Playfully Interacting with Landscape

Do you see something moving on that wall? You can thank A.L.Crego for that! The photographer and motion designer from Spain creates incredible GIF images using the outdoor environment in his whimsical scenes. He animates things like street art and building windows as a way to transform normally …

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock …

Surreal Images Filled with Childhood Fantasies by Alastair Magnaldo

France-based creative Alastair Magnaldo, whose work we first shared four years ago, combines and manipulates multiple photographs to create lovely storybook images filled with childhood fantasy and dreams. In these sweetly surreal worlds, innocent figures explore magical landscapes that come to …

Surgeon Performs Life-Saving Operation on the Obstetrician Who Delivered Him 45 Years Ago

On July 7, 1969, baby Robert Kincade was brought into this world thanks to the help of obstetrician Dr. Jim Affleck in Sacramento's Sutter Memorial Hospital. 45 years later, Affleck's life was saved by an operation performed on him by the very same Robert Kincade he had delivered, who had grown up …

Artist Transforms Ugly Chicago Potholes Into Colorful Mosaics

Artist Jim Bachor adds a little touch of beauty to the ugly potholes along the streets of Chicago by creating small mosaics inside of the holes that have become quite the problem throughout the city. He uses tiny hand-cut pieces of Italian glass and marble to create beautiful artwork that stands …

Two Friends Turn Their Van into Australia's First Mobile Laundromat for the Homeless

Two 20-year-old friends have come up with an ingenious way to help the homeless population in Brisbane, Australia by turning a van into a mobile laundromat, where the homeless can safely wash and dry their clothes. Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi, the founders of the project, started out with …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

42 Idiom Origins - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 29)

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7 Books That Help Children Deal with Intense Emotions

Feelings Can Be Intense! 1 of 8<p>But don't throw a tantrum, I'm here to help! Read on to find out some books that might get your child talking and …

Parenting

WTF Facts

This Weekend, Prep For Fall With Pumpkin Bruschetta

Pumpkins

Sonja Woodard

OMG.......Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark<br>this is sooo easy to make!<p>2 sticks of butter<br>1 cup of light brown sugar...<br>1 reg. bag of pretzels (you'll use …

Gray Chevron Maternity Hospital Delivery Gown -Super Soft -Perfect Snaps for Breastfeeding, Skin to Skin, and Epidural

✦ MOD MUM MATERNITY HOSPITAL DELIVERY GOWN✦<p>Make your delivery even more amazing with one of our darling maternity hospital gowns!<p>✧Designed with the hospital in mind! Your doctor and nurse can easily access anything they need, without you having to disrobe!<br>✧After you leave the hospital, use your …

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012

On the heels of this year’s best science books, art books, design books, and philosophy and psychology books, the 2012 best-of reading lists continue with the annual roundup of the year’s ten-or-so most delightful children’s and picturebooks. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>HENRI’S WALK TO …

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in DC! Back when my sister and I used to run the blog together, she shared this recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles. They quickly became the most viewed dessert recipe on A Bitchin' Kitchen, and they are absolutely perfect for fall weather! http://abitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-snickerdoodles.html

At last! LEGO creates a female scientist minifigure

This LEGO minifigure isn’t wearing pink, and she isn’t showing any skin. Her wardrobe consists of a crisp white lab uniform and glasses, and her little claw hands grasp two itty-bitty Erlenmeyer flasks.<p>The “Scientist” just hit stores on Sept. 1 as part of LEGO’s Minifigure Series 11, and she’s …

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big …

Gear & Gadgets

Cronuts - Part 2: Frying and Eating -- Doughnut and Croissant Hybrid Recipe

Unique Prosthetic Limbs Highlight Wearers’ Personalities | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Having a limb amputated can be one of the most traumatic and life-changing experiences of a person’s life. After the operation, amputees often feel …

Disability

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Sarah Silverman Wrote a Heartbreaking Obituary for Her Dog

In the immortal words of Louis C.K., bringing home a puppy is a "countdown to sorrow."<p>Chances are you're going to outlive your pet, and when you do, …