Jennifer Lapointe

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Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

<i>Emily Schromm nabbed our second-annual The Next Fitness Star title with her sick moves and infectious energy. Test out her ridiculously effective routine, below, and don't miss out on ordering The Next Fitness Star DVD (sold by</i> Women's Health<i>'s parent company, Rodale), available now!<br>--</i><p>Say hello to …

Viral video documents New York street harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.<p>The comments come continuously as the woman walks through the streets of Manhattan — "What's up, …

Macklemore is being used to paint the rest of hip-hop as 'uncivil'

If Macklemore wins Best Rap Grammy, it will only bolster the crowd using his image to demonize the rest of the rap community<p>Probably the least surprising aspect of the Grammy nominations announcement was the fact that rapper Macklemore is well on his way to a huge night at America's biggest music …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process<p>Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …

5 of the Coolest Kids in the History of the Planet Shoot Their #Outfitgrid

If you follow us on Twitter then you may have noticed our recent giveaway in collaboration with<p>If you follow us on Twitter then you may have noticed our recent giveaway in collaboration with Outfitgrid.com – an online domain headed by Diamond Supply Co.’s Dennis Todisco. For the few that are …

Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

<b>Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up - to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.</b><p>Dr …

Mental Health

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Pollution

Kenya launches anti-corruption website

Kenya's presidency has launched a website allowing users to report corruption directly to the head of state, in a bid to improve the country's reputation.<p>State house spokesperson said on Thursday the move demonstrated President Uhuru Kenyatta's commitment to tackle rampant graft in the country.<p>"The …

Russia 'collects DNA samples' of Muslim women

Russia is allegedly taking saliva samples from religiously conservative Muslim women to help its security forces identify remnants of suicide bombers in case of an attack sabotaging the Sochi Winter Olympics, Reuters news agency has reported, quoting locals in the North Caucasus.<p>The meassure came …

Associated Press News

Jon Stewart Rips Apart Congress for Being Shocked, SHOCKED That NSA Was Doing Bad Things

The National Security Agency was given broad powers when Congress passed the PATRIOT Act in 2001, so naturally when they found out the NSA was spying …

For Sochi Olympics, Russia Dumps Tons Of Construction Waste In Illegal Landfills

Calling an event that entails hundreds of thousands of people flying to a remote region in Russia “sustainable” is always a stretch of the …

Why Raising Corporate Taxes Is Good For Low-Income Americans

As Congress looks for revenue to replace the damaging cuts of sequestration and invest in economic growth during the budget conference, one option …

BREAKING: Hawaii Senate Passes Marriage Equality By Overwhelming Majority

Wednesday evening, the Hawaii Senate passed marriage equality by a remarkable 20–4 vote as part of a special session convened primarily for that …

Top ten forest horror films

<i>In the lead-up to Halloween, Dazed Digital is running a Dark Arts season inspired by our November Dark Arts issue. Among other things, we've walked the path of darkness via the Hollywood Walk of Death and talked to Don Mancini, the creator of Chucky. Check back on our Dark Arts section for a</i> …

Staten Island

Behance

Tera Melos' Guitarist Used A Guitar to Make An Entire Halloween Album of Creepy Ambient Noises

Really freak those trick-or-treaters out.<p>Listen. Not to put all kinds of pressure on you, but if you play some lame-ass songs like “Monster Mash” at your Halloween party this year, expect a significant dropoff in attendance next year. People don’t wanna hear the same old cliche songs year after …

Decorations

The bold digital work of Kent Floris Image gallery: http://j.mp/16jzaae

Classical chinese paintings on mannequins by Peng Wei Image gallery: http://j.mp/Htcpab

'Star Wars 1313' Concept Art Teases Gorgeous Worlds We Won't Get to Explore – /Film

By far the worst thing to come out of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm was the dismantling of Lucasarts, and thereby the canceling of <b>Star Wars 1313</b>. …

Science Fiction

Bach Unwigged: The Man Behind The Music

Johann Sebastian Bach has been a central figure in the life of British conductor John Eliot Gardiner since he was a youngster. On his way to bed, he couldn't help glancing up at the famous 18th-century portrait of Bach that hung in the first floor landing of the old mill house in Dorset, England …

Oldest and most distant galaxy ever discovered was a prolific star factory

Exceptionally high rate of star formation in the galaxy, formed a mere 700m years after the big bang, has baffled astronomers<p>Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen after a faint ray of light struck a telescope on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific.<p>The ancient group of stars …

Nurturing parents shield child's brain from poverty - Futurity

Nurturing may protect children from negative brain changes linked to poverty, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say.

Poverty

First-ever evidence of a comet strike on Earth

When it exploded in Earth’s atmosphere, the comet rained down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.<p>The first ever …

Astronomy

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …