Gemma Hooper

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What will women wear in 2014?

35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place

Everything is NOT terrible.

10 Ways the CIA Tried to Kill Castro

In February of 1959 Fidel Castro became the Prime Minister of Cuba. Since then, according to the man who was charged with protecting him for most of …

11 Sexting Acronyms From the 1930s

Sexting didn’t start with smartphones.<p>Abbreviating conversational phrases with acronyms isn’t unique to this decade or even this millennium. Friends …

Armed Robbery

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Renovated Historic House With Appealing Design Features in Connecticut

<b>Stonington Residence</b> is a renovated historic house neighboring a large meadow in Connecticut, USA. Initially developed by architect John Lincoln in …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

20 of the Most Beautiful Children's Books in the World

Forward-facing book displays are being found in more and more children's spaces. They not only entice little ones to pick up a book, but also help …

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Every time I opened the refrigerator this week I had leftover pumpkin puree staring me in the face. It wasn't enough to make a pie, and it was too …

Thomas Edison's Eccentric Job Interview Questions: A Cheat Sheet

Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying …

19 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want to Steal Immediately

More room = more shoes!<p>A clean, organized closet is the best: Not only does it streamline your morning routine, but you also have more room to buy new clothes and shoes. Which we all <i>obviously</i> need. If you want to make the most of your space, try some of these ideas.

10 Weird Crimes That Could Only Happen in Florida

Even before a homeless man had his face nearly chewed off by a deranged attacker, Florida had a reputation for bizarre crimes. Here are 10 odd cases …

25 Amazing Facts for National Beer Day

Today is National Beer Day! If you're out with friends and run out of things to talk about, here are some beer facts to share.<p><b>1.</b> After he won the …

The Best Hair of Spring 2014 Fashion Week

From the effortless to the intricate, we can't wait to experiment with these new hairstyles.<p>While we have to wait six agonizing months until we can wear the clothes we fall in love with on the runways each season, we can copy our favorite beauty looks right away. From the effortless to the …

Hairstyling

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names

So that's what it's called!<p>Don't miss an episode—subscribe here!<p><i>[Read the transcript of this video here. Images and footage provided by Shutterstock.]</i><p>…

Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>When an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led …

Crispy Chocolate Cereal Roll (no bake) -with yoyomax12

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

10 Language Mistakes Kids Make That Are Actually Pretty Smart

Little kids make such cute mistakes when they talk. We know they're still learning the language, so we tolerate their errors and chuckle at how funny …

Language

5 Modern Bedrooms

• 1 |<p>Serene white walls decorated sparsely with poetic quotes make this modern white bedroom a tribute to writers and readers alike. The small writing …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

Jay Z

How Evil is Your Head?: 9 Illustrations from a 1902 "Character Reader"

Meet Louis Allen Vaught. He was born in 1859, and his masterpiece, <i>Vaught's Practical Character Reader</i>, was self-published in 1902. The physical …

9 Ways to Trick Out Your Bobby Pins

A few weeks ago, we shared 3 cool ways to add bobby pins to your ‘do, but what about tricking out the bobby pins themselves? From nail polish to glitter to studs and chain, here are 9 ways to add a little more pep to this essential hair accessory. Feel free to “pin” your favorites! ;)<p><b>Materials:</b> – …

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years

Octo-Drama

This:<p>Now available in cupcakes!<p>Oh, and while we're at it...<p>BROADWAY OCTOPUS WANTS TO SING:<p>[[<i>jazz tentacles</i>]]<p>BOW-TIED OCTOPUS WANTS TO …

10 great films featuring cats

Can cats act? Frank Inn, a legendary animal trainer who worked with the feline star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), would probably testify as a …

11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever

When someone wants to tell you a story about a recent customer experience, it usually tends to be more Tales from the Crypt than Happily Ever After. …

Customer Service

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

The Brain

8 Cool Natural Earth Illusions

A phenomenon called pareidolia is what makes us interpret random stimuli as something meaningful—for example, believing a grilled cheese sandwich …

Cows