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JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every November, America remembers the end of Camelot: a shining time of promise led by John F. Kennedy, our nation's youngest elected president, brought to an abrupt and bloody end by Lee Harvey Oswald's second shot, a bullet to the brain.<p>While conspiracy theorists debate who pulled that …

Pain

This Is the Skateboard Batman Would Ride

The StarkBoard is controlled intuitively by the movements of its rider.<p>Though touted as the next big thing, hover boards and self-balancing …

Moron Trump Trashed By His Own National Security Adviser For Being As Smart As A Kindergartner

Trump’s National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster trashed Trump at a private dinner and said that the President Of The United States is as smart as a …

Donald Trump

Winsor & Newton lifts the lid on the secret tricks of every artist's trade

If you’re an artist, chances are you’ll be well acquainted with art supplies manufacturer Winsor & Newton. The company was founded back in 1832 by a …

This Mind-Bending Archer Fires Arrows That Change Direction in Mid-Air

Archer Lars Andersen doesn’t post a lot of videos to his YouTube channel. But when he does, it’s to show off a mind-melting new trick he’s mastered, …

Middle Ages

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks | Inc.com

As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amid the ringtones and vibrations of modern life.<p>If we apply a laughs per minute scoring system to Ken Robinson's talk, the most viewed on …

Artist Uses Recycled Wire to Create Stunning Fluid Sculptures of the Human Body

Sometimes, art is about demonstrating the extraordinary beauty of ordinary things. This can be achieved in different ways, for example, by using …

10 unique ways to gift wrap without wrapping paper

There's no need for paper when you have ingenious gift wrap already lying around your house.<p>There are a ton of ingenious ways to wrap your presents …

Hot Chocolate

Calvin and Hobbes First Met 30 Years Ago

Calvin and Hobbes have been friends for 30 years.<p>It’s been exactly 30 years since the two title characters of Bill Watterson’s comic strip <i>Calvin and</i> …

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its …

Nature

6 DIY Beauty Hacks So Simple, They'll Blow Your Mind

😱<p>Is your pressed powder crumbling? Did you break yet another tube of lipstick? We've all been there. And we can all attest to the fact that few things are worse than ruining perfectly good makeup.<p>But starting today, there's no need to worry about simple makeup mishaps, thanks to Cosmopolitan.com. …

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

On a late-summer morning, Terry Gross sat before a computer in her office — a boxy, glass-fronted room at WHYY in Philadelphia — composing interview questions. Gross, who wore a leopard-print scarf knotted at her neck, was typing rapidly, occasionally pausing to refer to a memoir open beside her. …

New York State

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

Dessert

Prisoners’ Lives Matter

Last Tuesday morning, online readers of the New York <i>Times</i> awoke to discover a video on the newspaper’s home page titled “Countdown to Death at Rikers Island.” It had been recorded by jailhouse surveillance cameras, and featured forty-five-year-old Carlos Mercado, who had been arrested for selling …

Back to School

American school kids aren’t getting nearly enough sleep. It’s pretty shocking. Even if they’re packed off to bed by ten or so, they’ll keep on texting under the covers, then catch up on their Z’s in soc. studies or algebra class the next day. A recent study of three thousand New England high-school …

6 DIY Photography Hacks from Ikea That Help You Save Money

Everyone loves Ikea. Don't try to fight it; you know you do! They have everything you could possibly need for your home and also those Swedish …

Hacking

You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is to Make This Quartz Necklace

Our love for gems and druzies is burning strong these days, so we thought: What better addition to our DIY jewelry collection than this awesome quartz pendant necklace! This seriously multi-purpose statement piece is already our #1 pick for work, weddings and weekend brunch.<p>We put together a …

I Lived Like an Instagram Celebrity for a Week and This Is What Happened

Hint: It's a whole lot of feeling uncomfortable in crop tops and very tight pants.<p>I never thought I'd Instagram a photo of myself sitting in a bush in the middle of New York City eating a piece of watermelon big enough to kill a man. This being New York City, no one cared.<p>Except, that is, the team …

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

Great friends go to great lengths.

Heartfelt Thai Commercial Maxes out Your Feels for the Day

(Video Link)<p>If the internet is representative, then Thailand produces impressively dramatic and heart-wrenching commercials. In the past, we've seen …

Jimmy Kimmel Made A Hilarious New Campaign Ad For Donald Trump

Donald Trump is proof that if you have enough money and scream your opinions loudly enough, people have no choice but to listen to you. Hell, some people may even agree with you, even if what you’re proposing is nothing more than a bunch of vague platitudes about “making America great again.”<p>Jimmy …

Megyn Kelly

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Home

Do you use coconut oil in your home?<p>The benefits are amazing! There are so many <b>uses for coconut oil</b> and it is a healthy alternative to many of the …

11 Creative DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>For those of you who are DIY-obsessed and crafty home remodelers, we can bet you have a stack of paint chips hidden in the back of a drawer or closet at home. If not, you can always hit up your local hardware store to pick out your favorite colors. …