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A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons

Look in the bottom right corner of this painting. If you've never seen a watermelon like that before, you're not alone. This 17th-century painting by …


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“This Little Owl Taking A Bath Is So Cute I Can Barely Handle It Brittany High, incrediblethings.com This is a short but sweet video of Trude the owl taking a bath. My god, it is cute. It’s enough to...

Working Mothers Who Make It All Work

Of all the truisms about work and life out there, the most widely accepted may be this: Any woman who tries to combine a high-powered career and a family is going to be one frazzled, sleep-deprived mess. Like the character in Allison Pearson’s novel “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” she will be …

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.

That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.

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Facebook lets you text ‘1’ to wish a friend a Happy Birthday, so nothing is sacred anymore

When it comes to insincere friend gestures, a generic birthday wish on someone’s Facebook wall probably falls right below re-gifting and right above getting a drink for you at the bar but still putting it on your tab. It’s not that it’s not nice, it’s just that scrawling a generic “Happy Birthday!” …




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Taxidermy with Human Faces

Kate Clark is a taxidermy artist who sculpts human faces on the animals she uses. From the artist’s statement:The unexpectedness of the human face on …


The happiest baby goats in the barn is what you need today

Not even two kid goats hopping around can impress a cat.

Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine welcomed two new baby goats last week, named Lady Bug and Princess Leia, who are still getting to know everyone around the farm.

Recently, they met Moo the barn cat, who was far less excited than the …


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Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory

British photographer Christopher Swann captures stunning shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. With over 25 years of experience diving and running whale- and dolphin-watching holidays around the world, the photographer has become finely attuned …


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