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An amusing romp through word histories

<b>Written in Stone</b><i><br>Christopher Stevens<br>Pegasus Books, $27.95</i><p>All these words we speak arose somewhere. But what do <i>acrid</i>, <i>acme</i> and <i>acrophobia</i> have in common? …

29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore

You’ve played blind man’s bluff and hide-and-go-seek. You have Marco Poloed, hot potatoed, and I-Spied. But you’ve probably never had to pull a peg …

State name meanings

If you want to understand a state's history, start by looking at its name.<p>The map below shows the breakdown of all the states' etymologies. The most names, eight in both cases, stem from Algonquin and Latin.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>But the etymologies of some names have become muddled over the years. …

Ancients in America? – Strange discoveries | Strange Unexplained Mysteries

The top 100 unexplained mysteries of the world<p>3 0<p>Spot the alien!<p>Christopher Columbus did not discover America.<p>Although nothing can be taken away from …

Is the moon really hollow? It’s appears so! – Strange Unexplained Mysteries

For a number of years both scientist and researchers have been making claims that the moon is hollow!<p>Claims have also been made that “the moon should …

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This Is What Early Modern Photography Looked Like In Japan

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Japanese photographers were doing amazing things with color.<p>Before the turn of the 20th century, photographers in Japan were masterfully experimenting with the use of color. The images of the era, filled with blushing cherry blossoms and azure …

The troublesome debate over the future of killer robots

How much jail time would Arnold Schwarzenegger’s robotic character serve for the 37 deaths in <i>Terminator</i>?<p>The question of whether robots should be …

U.S. Army

5 Tips for Creating Content People Actually Want to Read

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public …

Felder Felder

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Motivation

A Darwinian theory of beauty

TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, …

Beauty

Grammys Red Carpet 2014 Photos: See All The Wild Dresses From Music's Big Stars

If you want sophisticated gowns with understated silhouettes and classic colors, go to the Golden Globes or the Oscars. The Grammys are a wilder game, with unexpected fashion statements that always get us talking (even if it's because we hate them -- remember Nicki Minaj's bizarre Catholic-themed …

Jennifer Lawrence Had The Best Reaction To Seeing Lupita Nyong'o At The SAG Awards

Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o are the top two contenders to win Best Supporting Actress at the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2. Lawrence, who stars in "American Hustle," won the supporting-actress award during the Golden Globes on Jan. 12, but Nyong'o, who makes her screen debut in "12 …

Aerie's Unretouched Ads 'Challenge Supermodel Standards' For Young Women

Looks like aerie is ready for its closeup -- its unretouched closeup.<p>aerie, American Eagle's sister store for lingerie, has launched aerie Real, a Spring 2014 ad campaign featuring all unairbrushed models. In a release on Friday, aerie announced that the ads are "challenging supermodel standards by …

Jennifer Lawrence SAG Awards Dress 2014 Comes Complete With 'Armpit Vaginas' (PHOTOS)

Because God forbid an awards show passes without Jennifer Lawrence committing some hilariously goofy snafu, the 2013 SAG Awards saw Lawrence walk right into what appeared to be a "wardrobe malfunction" with her navy Dior dress. (It looked like it had ripped, although Dior reps said "it was the …

SAG Awards 2014 Red Carpet Photos: See All The Stars' Dresses, Jewels, Shoes & More

Nestled between the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars are the SAG Awards, the show with a rather unflattering name but an awesome founding concept: actors giving their fellow actors awards.<p>And the red carpet fashion is totally up to snuff. Check out all the gorgeous dress, jewels, shoes and …

Old Trees Grow Faster Than Young Ones, New Study Shows

Like a fairy-tale beanstalk, a tree can grow and grow until it scrapes the sky.<p>Instead of slowing down as the centuries add up, old trees speed up their growth, according to a study published today (Jan. 15) in the journal Nature.<p>"Trees keep growing like crazy throughout their life span," said Nate …

9 Great Color Combinations You'd Never Think To Try

It's easy to get bogged down wearing the same outfits week after week... and the same colors. But switching up your look is actually much easier than you think -- sometimes it's as simple as introducing a new color into your closet.<p>We all know a few tried and true color combinations: Navy and red …

What I Learned Masturbating With Japanese Sex Toys

The noise mimicried a duck call and my dog now alternated between being mesmerized and leaping up and trying to snatch the toys out of our hands.<p>Read more on BroBible.com

Polar Bear Cubs Open Eyes For First Time, See Their Mom (VIDEO)

Polar bears may know their mother from birth, but laying eyes on her for the first time is an entirely different story.<p>In a new video from Germany's Hellabrunn Zoo, two polar bear cubs open their eyes and finally see their mom lovingly nuzzling them.<p>Through cameras in the bears' enclosure, the …

You Have To See These Japanese Game Shows To Believe Them. But Even Then You Won't.

To the West, the world of Japanese game shows is best known as a technicolored whirlwind of half-naked bodies, sadomasochistic physical challenges, and the occasional whimsical bunny rabbit head. In short, any reasonable person would assume they couldn't be real. The stereotype today is a bit of a …

Jennifer Lawrence Loses Bracelet On Golden Globes Red Carpet Like A Pro (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence is the darling of Hollywood, the cool girl guys want to date (even Jack Nicholson) and girls want to be BFFs with (us included).<p>She's also the silliest fashionista on the red carpet. At Sunday night's Golden Globes, she hit the red carpet in yet another Christian Dior dress. Lest …

Taylor Swift's Golden Globes Dress 2014 Carries Her Through An Awkward Moment (PHOTOS)

Taylor Swift hit the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet today, stunning in a two-toned Carolina Herrera gown.<p>What an improvement from last year's raisin-colored number. T. Swift certainly needed every ounce of her glam and poise tonight -- how else do you survive a Jennifer Lawrence red carpet photobomb?<p>…

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused blindness in her right eye. But the 24-year-old consistently redefines what it means to be beautiful.<p>Some experts believe the Texas native has some form …

8 Gross Beauty Issues (We're Going There!)

We’re prone to oversharing, and our lack of boundaries ventures into territories that we’ve been told are gross, unpleasant, and even inappropriate. The upside is that our TMI can actually help friends who are too shy — or polite — to discuss embarrassing beauty problems.<p>Read more on Refinery29

8 Films That Forever Changed Sex As We Know It (NSFW)

Back in the 1950s, it was unusual to see two married adults sleep in the same bed, let alone witness an orgy filled with bodies, lust and sexual exploration. Then the 1960s came, and the tumultuous peace and love decade ushered in a filmic revolution in which sexuality was brought to the silver …

Jennifer Lawrence Dons Sexy Bra Top On The Cover Of W Magazine

Jennifer Lawrence looks sexier than ever as one of six stars featured on the February covers of W magazine.<p>The 23-year-old actress rocks a Dolce & Gabbana bra top with matching high-waisted briefs for the magazine's "Movie" issue. Lawrence, now a regular on the award show circuit and nominated for …