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Study touted by feds says married women must 'calm down' in spousal spats

Maybe the federal government ought to stay out of marital fights, especially when its message to wives is to "calm down."<p>But that's exactly where the Department of Health and Human Services came down in a recent radio public service announcement, citing a study that says marriages are happiest when …

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

Gang rape of young photojournalist shocks Mumbai

Police on Friday arrested a suspect in the attack who named and identified the other four men<p>NEW DELHI (AP) — A young photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in an isolated, overgrown corner of India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. The case was …

Tourists to India hiring bodyguards for protection

Western visitors and local business people join the super-rich in acquiring greater security after a series of violent attacks<p>A growing number of Indians and tourists visiting the country are hiring bodyguards for protection after a series of violent attacks. Security agencies say business is …

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South Park Easter Eggs Hidden in Video Games

Did You Know Gaming searches through video games for Easter eggs referencing <i>South Park</i> — some of which were included in games like <i>Tiger Woods PGA</i> …

How Big Is the Ocean? A TED-Ed Animated Lecture

In this TED-Ed animated lecture, educator Scott Gass discusses the mind-boggling scale of the ocean, which encompasses 99% of the earth’s biosphere …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

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Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

You Can't Make Me Leave This Bath

(Video Link)<p>Most cats hate water, but this little guy looks just like me when I'm soaking in the tub...comfortable to the point where I refuse to …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Wooden Floor Pattern Based On M. C. Escher’s ‘Reptiles’

photo via Arbore Historic Floors<p>Spanish flooring company Arbore Historic Floors created this fantastic wooden floor inspired by the famous lithograph …

Newborn Identical Quadruplets Laugh Hysterically at Their Father

Newborn identical quadruplets (Grace, Emily, Mary Claire and Anna Mathias) laugh hysterically at their father Steve Mathias as he shakes his head and …

Japan Is About To Prove Keynesian Economics Entirely Wrong

Or we could run the headline as “Japan is about to prove Keynesian economics entirely correct”. For we’ve that wonderful thing going on, that extreme rarity in economics, a natural experiment. One which will either prove or disprove the central tenet of popular Keynesian economics. Please note, I …

China may not overtake America this century after all

Doubts are growing about whether China can pass the US to become the world's biggest economy this century amid warnings that the country’s 30-year miracle is nearing exhaustion.<p>The world's tallest tower should have been built by now. Officials said last year that the great edifice with 220 floors …

Economics

Kitten Spins a Pillow Round and Round on the Floor

In this video, a little grey kitten enthusiastically spins a shabby chic pillow round and round on the floor. It made us think of Dead or Alive’s 80s …

That's Not Fair!

(YouTube link)<p>You know how it felt when you found out your boss was paying a co-worker more money than you for doing the same job? In this excerpt …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

10,000 Books Create a Painting-Like Nature Scene

Built for one of Toronto's Nuit Blanche arts festival, this stunning tower of books, by artist Tom Bendtsen, resembles a nature scene complete with ethereal clouds and a setting sun. His towers, called <i>Conversations</i>, are mean to push the limits of what can be done with books. In this piece, called</i> …

Books

The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart ‘THEY’ Don’t Want You To See

Crispian Jago of The Reason Stick created this handy dandy Conspiracy Theory Flowchart to guide you to <i>The Truth</i>.<p>Had enough government rhetoric? Tired …