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23 On-The-Go Breakfasts That Are Actually Good For You

Put down the Pop-Tart. These healthy food bloggers have some better, tastier suggestions that will keep you full until lunch.

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

23 Most YOLO Pastas Of 2013

Pasta is always perfect. But sometimes it's fun to shake things up a little bit.

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

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Here's What Happened To Women In 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we can't help but take time to reflect on the past year. We think about everything that's happened over the last 12 months: …

24 Delicious Food Gifts That Will Make Everyone Love You

Should you want to make everyone think you're the best friend/student/cousin/co-worker in the world this holiday season, it's easy (and budget friendly): Give the gift of noms.<p>Photographs by Macey Foronda<p>Labels by Chris Ritter

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Lady Gaga And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sing Christmas Songs Together, Make a Surprisingly Cute Couple

Photo: Getty Images<p>When Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt last shared the stage, at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga wore a seashell bikini and glitter boots, Gordon-Levitt a dimpled smile and twinkly eyes. They were pretty much their usual selves, or at least how we envision them. Gaga as …

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15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

Vegan (+ Gluten Free!) Chili Chocolate Cookies

Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Underground.<p><i>Foodie Underground, a project curated in part by Anna Brones, explores our relationship with the origin of our</i> …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more patience than most of us could ever conceive of.<p>Ramsell expressed his reimagining of the film through the …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 16, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch …

An Ode To Tilda Swinton (& Elegant Androgyny)

Photo: BEImages/Gregory Pace.<p>Scottish alien. Ice queen. Beautiful boy. The color of a cloud. Yes, if you looked up Tilda Swinton in the dictionary, …

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Lily Allen Takes Aim at Robin Thicke, Misogyny in New Video

Lily Allen just released her first original song since 2009, and she’s really swinging for the fences.<p>The video for the song, titled “Hard Out Here,” …

Tom Hiddleston Argues With Kids — And It's Adorable

Sigh. Yes, yet <i>another</i> reason to love Tom Hiddleston. (Seriously, can the man do no wrong?!)<p>In a new video from Comedy Central, the <i>Thor</i> star (dressed …

Bowled Over: 5 Soup Recipes You've Gotta Whip Up

With all due respect to booze, our idea of a proper "liquid lunch" is to enjoy a bowl of hearty soup. Whether it's mum's minestrone or a …

Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

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