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BigPic: The Science Of Lubricated Hamsters

We could solve this with math, but it's more fun if we have an actual hamster, some lube, and an inclined block.<p>Excellent Tumblr Thanks, Textbooks found this great one from a physics textbook involving a somewhat questionable activity. [via Maggie Koerth-Baker and Popperfront]

Inspirational women for a girl to look up to - in pictures

Photographer Jaime Moore wanted to mark her daughter's fifth birthday but before switching on the camera, she came up with an alternative to dressing up as a princess – the dream of most girls of her age

Straight Up

Could posture be the secret to your total health?<p>Sandra Lanshin Chiu, a former investment banker who once worked 100-hour work weeks, knows firsthand that sitting hunched over at a desk all day can wreak havoc on the body. After constant bouts of sickness and muscle aches, she left her high profile …

Yoga

How To Banish Blackheads (Without Scarring!)

Illustrated by <b>Caitlin Owens</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Put Down The Juice: Whole-Food Cleanses That Won't Make You A Maniac

There are three things you should never bring up at a party: religion, politics, and juice cleansing. There is no more divisive topic on this earth — …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

World's Largest Rubber Ducky Makes Its American Debut In Pittsburgh

QUACK QUACK! The giant 40-foot tall floating art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has finally arrived in America.

Real Men Pose Next to Famous Underwear Ads

We've all seen the dreamy underwear ads where male models show off their chiseled abs and their unnaturally tanned bodies. In this series, Jenny Francis and daily tabloid newspaper <i>The Sun</i> teamed up to show how real men compare to those popular campaigns.<p>Four brave men, regular readers of <i>The Sun</i>, …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Friendship, As Told By Babies And Their Dogs

A true best friend will...

21 Pug And Corgi Best Friends Who Will Be The Very Thing That Melts The Internet

Duck for cover: an atom bomb of sweet, sweet cuteness is about to explode all over your screen. This is not a drill.

Zagat

Talk Therapy Online and Counseling Services.

Online Therapists<p><b>Low Fee</b><br>(For unlimited Sessions)<p><b>Counselor Matching</b><br>Take a questionnaire and be matched with a therapist specific to your needs.<p><b>Real</b> …

Mental Health

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7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

How to Deal With Major Life Changes

Online Therapy & Free Counseling, Someone To Talk To | 7 Cups

How 7 Cups Works<p>Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, 7 Cups can connect you to kind people and help you …

Mental Health

How to Find Someone to Talk to When You Can't Afford Therapy

We’ve talked about how to find a great doctor and how to find a therapist or counselor, but if the thought of spending money on a therapist scares …

Mental Health

Antidepressants Alone Don't Treat Depression: Expert Says

A noted neuroscientist has now said that using just antidepressants won't help treat depression in people and that people on these medications need …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

Someone built a ginormous Lego stadium, and it’ll blow your mind

I have a nephew who is a whiz with Legos. He can build anything: a train, motorcycles, small villages, and this one time, something that looked liked …

The Evolution of Alex Trebek's Mustache (PHOTOS)

30 Years of Stache<p>As ‘Jeopardy!’ launches its 30th season, an homage to the real star of the show: Alex Trebek’s facial hair.<p>09.16.13 11:33 AM …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Spectacular Motorized Flipbooks of Hand-Drawn Birds

Brooklyn-based artist Juan Fontanive creates spectacular motorized flip-books. He manually illustrates and paints each “frame” of his sculptural animations on paper and proceeds to install them in his kinetic boxes that sequentially flip through to simulate motion, just like a film projector except …

Personal Trainer Exposes 'Before & After' Secrets on Instagram

A personal trainer whose blog is dedicated to "droppin' truth bombs" on the lies told by the fitness industry has uploaded a rather remarkable …

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …