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Orlando shooting: Latest attack on LGBT community

<b>The worst mass shooting in modern American history was also a hate crime against the gay community. It's not the first time LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people have been the targets of violence.</b><p>There is still much to learn about what led 29-year-old Omar Mateen to murder 49 patrons …

Dino Pet Made From Microscopic Sea Life

13 Essential Literary Terms

Simile<p>Metaphor is often confused with <i>simile</i>, a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared; and this comparison often uses the word <i>like</i> …


This New Coffee Is like Drinking Red Wine for Breakfast

We’ve all probably looked at the clock on a particularly bad Monday morning at the office and wished wine wasn’t frowned upon as a morning beverage choice (it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?! And red wine helps with memory, so… productivity?!). But obviously getting boozy before breakfast is not …


10 Most Extreme School Punishments

We Asked a Doctor If 56 Xanax in One Month Is Really That Crazy

Apparently taking Xanax has the same effect as just getting really, really drunk.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Flickr.</i><p>Hip-hop seems to have a new trendy drug every year. It doesn’t seem that long ago that rappers were in love with MDMA, but the newest culprit is a medication that is typically taken to reduce …

No-Churn Mudslide Ice Cream and Affogato

<i>No-Churn Mudslide Ice Cream may be one of the most amazing things to come out of my kitchen this summer. Then I went crazy and turned it into an</i> …

Scientists Determine Safest Places in U.S. to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

How fast until the zombies hit your city?<p>A group of Cornell University researchers have conducted a study to determine the safest places in the U.S. …

DIY Glowing Jars: Make Perfect Night Lights!<p>article<p>These are stunning!<p>Diply

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.<p>It's painstaking performance art, in two dimensions. Artists spend two or three days, on …


19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.