Kristin Roti

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Scientists Had a #CuteOff Competition on Twitter to Crown the Cutest Animal on Earth

Is there anything better than pictures of adorable animals? The creature-loving scientists, zoos, and aquariums on Twitter definitely don't think so. This week, a variety of animal experts and organizations decided to demonstrate just how passionate they are about the other species that call Earth …

"104-Year-Old" Grandpa Expresses Himself with Timeless Style

Günther Krabbenhöft has revealed that self-expression is key when it comes to creating a timeless style. He expertly shows this in his artistic choice of clothing, which features vibrant colors, clean lines, and many classic bowties. “I find that I dress pretty normal,” Krabbenhöft admits. “I’ve …

Are runways above city streets the future of airports?

Who needs a third runway at Heathrow when planes can take off and land in city centres?<p>This is the thinking of architecture graduate Alex Sutton who has designed an airport to exist above the streets and canals of Stockholm.<p>The 25 year-old from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture says the …

Awkward Everyday Lives Of Animals By Simpsons Illustrator Liz Climo

Elizabeth (Liz) Climo, the talented illustrator we wrote about a while ago, is back with more adorable illustrations of her cartoon animals’ everyday …

Here's how New York City's subway system looked over 110 years ago

Luckily, Google has an awesome collection of images taken from the New York Transit Museum that shows off what the old subway trains looked like, beautifully highlighting what riding the subway was like back in 1904.<p>From wood-paneled exteriors with ceiling fans to advertisements from the early …

40 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say in the summer

Ah, summer in NYC. While we do love the chance to watch movies in the park or drink in rooftop bars, we’re also very aware that our clothes are …

Photographer snuck into abandoned amusement parks to capture their decay

This is where your childhood dreams come to die.<p>Photographer Seph Lawless has been traveling around the US capturing abandoned theaters, racetracks …

Amusement Parks

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

By Studying Skinny Apes, Science Figured Out Why Humans Are So Fat

It involves our evolutionary ancestors learning to sweat and having weak arms.<p>A new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> explains how humans became, as <i>Science</i> magazine puts it, "the fat primate." Over the course of about 30 years, two scientists studied the …

The man who was caged in a zoo

The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting on the morning of Monday 10 September 1906, arrived in a state of outrage. A day earlier, the New York Times had reported that a young African man – a so-called “pygmy” – had been put on …

Los Angeles

Literary Landmarks: 7 Famous Authors' Homes You Can Visit

<i>Ken Zirkel / Flickr</i><p>It's no secret that many of America's greatest literary icons inserted autobiographical details into their works, but there is perhaps no better way to get to know each author than by visiting his or her home. House museums dedicated to literary giants like Walt Whitman, …

This Is the Absolute Best Time to Book a Flight

Timing is everything.<p>We all know that flights get more expensive as the departure date gets closer, and flights are full enough these days that …

This Guy Made A Time Lapse Of His Wife's Pregnancy And It's Perfect

Nine months in just a few seconds.

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.<p>"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Former high school bully sends a sweet Facebook apology 20 years later

When ChadMichael Morrisette, now 34, was in junior high school in Alaska, he was bullied by so many people that he couldn't name only one.<p>“The entire …

Parenting

See Jane Run... and Run and Run

“I think it’s a hoot that, at my age, people are calling me a fashion icon,” said Jane Fonda, who freely admits to being 77, on a beautiful spring evening in Manhattan. She was in her small apartment-like hotel room (“I love to have a kitchen”) near Lincoln Center, and she was wearing a chic gray …

The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

Mark Twain

Why Cops Like Me Are Quiet

Department leadership and the Fraternal Order of Police are poor spokespersons for your average police officer. That doesn't mean you'll like what we have to say.<p>On my first day of police academy at Queens College in 1999, I, along with 1,400 other young men and women in ill-fitting suits, heard a …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

UFO Over New York City Reported In Multiple 911 Calls — Police Refuse To Discuss ‘Fireball’

A UFO soaring over the Bronx in New York City was seen by dozens of New Yorkers on Saturday, leading to multiple 911 calls from panicked and …