Denise Drouin

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The clueless parent's guide to understanding Snapchat

Confused about Snapchat? You’re not the only parent. Snapchat is perhaps the most misunderstood of all social media apps. Is it a social network? A photo platform? A means for frustrated millennial expression? The short answer is yes, to all of those things. The longer answer, well…<p><b>What is Snapchat</b> …

Social Media

Lady Gaga Leaps into the Super Bowl: Pictures

BALLGAME. https://t.co/jF5Gif0Iod

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

Homemade

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

I tried the new fitting room at Ralph Lauren and it blew my mind

You can now change the lighting in the fitting room, request a different size, browse through other items in the store, or interact with a sale associate through the mirror.<p>I went to Ralph Lauren to check it out and my shopping experience will never be the same.

Ralph Lauren

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

Like Prohibition, the fight over guns is about something else

A quarter-century ago, while casting about for a dissertation topic, I decided I wanted to write about alcohol prohibition. In a nation of so many drinkers, banning booze was obviously futile. So why did we try so hard to do it?<p>Then I encountered a book by a UC San Diego sociologist named Joseph …

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two Kittens For Her 44th Birthday

Nothing's cuter than feline companions for an ape<p>Koko, the gorilla famous for her sign language skills, turned 44 this year, and got (at least in this author's opinion) the greatest possible present to celebrate: two new kittens. Koko took a shine to a little grey fuzzball named Ms. Gray, and …

Feline

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

americasgreatoutdoors: Located on the Colorado...

Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic treasure. This remote and unspoiled monument …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Here at Open Culture, we don't just feature education in your recommended daily servings of culturally wide-ranging video, audio, text, and image — …

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

These 65 movies and TV shows are disappearing from Netflix on New Year's Day

Hopefully your New Year's resolution isn't to binge watch all five <i>Rocky</i> films, because Netflix won't be able to help you out. As usual, the beginning of a new month marks the disappearance of a lot of old films from the streaming service, and <i>Vulture</i> hasprinted a long list of which will be going …

Everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014

It’s been more than five years since J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book was released. But it doesn’t mean the wizarding world has come to a halt. …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

U.S. Army

On the Red Couch with Roald Dahl’s Grandson Luke Kelly

<i>Whether you’re 50 or 15, there’s a good chance Roald Dahl influenced your childhood in some way. The prolific British author penned 17 hugely popular</i> …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

Management

43 Science-Backed Health Hacks for Busy People

<b>Follow a consistent workout routine.</b> Research suggests that an early morning workout is best for establishing — and sticking to — an exercise …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The New Face of Heroin

The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which …

Drug Addiction

The Biken Banana Holder is the ultimate must-have cycling accessory