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The 60 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …


Real-Life Astronaut Weighs In on ‘Gravity’

Human Journey<p>In the new film <i>Gravity</i>, a spacewalk goes horribly awry. A devastating debris storm leaves two astronauts, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), struggling to survive in space. Audiences and critics love the movie—it’s breaking box office records—but we wanted …

Space Exploration

Diamonds Stud the Atmospheres of Saturn and Jupiter

Precious gems generated by lightning storms, study says.<p><b>It sounds like science fiction, but as much as 10 million tons of diamonds may be stored in Saturn and Jupiter, researchers announced this week.</b><p>Observational evidence of storms on Saturn that actively generate carbon particles, combined with …


Nobel Prizes Started With a Bang

The world's most famous science awards have a curious, glorious history.<p><b>Blame it on Madame Curie.</b> Mix the French-Polish physicist's early celebrity, some jousting for international prestige before World War I, and the surging importance of physical sciences over the last century, and you have the …




Week At A Glance: On Living Gluten-Free

Quick confession for you: I’ve been feeling like a bit like a failure lately. Third week in a row I don’t have a proper family meal plan to share …

29 Ways To Eat More Veggies For Breakfast

You should eat about 3 cups of vegetables every day. Better start early!

Amazon launches PayPal competitor

Amazon is beefing up the competition to PayPal with a new service that allows customers to make purchases with their Amazon credentials on partnering …


'Mental health issues' suspected for Connecticut woman who died in DC confrontation - Investigations

Undated photo of Miriam Carey.<p>By Pete Williams, Richard Esposito and Jonathan Dienst, NBC News<p>Investigators are attempting to determine why an unarmed Stamford, Conn., woman ran her car into a security fence outside the White House on Thursday before leading authorities on a short chase that ended …

Antonin Scalia Doesn't Care What History Says About Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a wide-ranging interview to <i>New York</i> magazine, covering …


London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.<p><b>Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen</b> …


T. Rex Museum Move Stymied

What’s powerful enough to stop <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> in its tracks? The U.S. government shutdown, which halted the start of a trip for the “Wankel” <i>T. rex</i> from a Montana museum to its new home at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.<p>The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), …


The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

Get the runway look: the easiest fall outfit EVER

Get the runway look: the easiest fall outfit EVER<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>Fall shopping season is upon us, and we've found ourselves in that …


A few of our favorite fall sweaters

A few of our favorite fall sweaters<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>It's beginning to feel a lot like fall outside, which can only mean one thing; It's time …


Woody Allen wanted nothing to do with the hugely important wardrobe for Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen

Will and Kate buck tradition again with Prince George's christening


14 inspiring takes on fall footwear


Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

Think Dirty App Scans Your Personal Care Products Looking for Toxins

You may know what you're putting in your body, but do you know what you're putting on it? A new app called Think Dirty is here to help.<p>Available for …

Advertising Industry

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever

7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

Save yourself some cash, and whip up your own energy bars<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 …

The Crazy Way Olive Oil Helps You Lose Weight

This might just be the easiest dieting hack ever<p>When it comes to eating a healthy diet, olive oil may be your best friend. It tastes delicious, it's full of healthy, good-for-your-heart fats, and it might even help fight off dangerous belly bugs. But there’s another way this golden health elixir …

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

Dehydration, 8 glasses a day and more - WH busts the myths and discovers the facts about our favorite drinkable staple<p>Take a look around. Right this very second there's a water bottle within a 10-foot radius of where you're sitting. How did it get there? A drop of physiological need mixed with an …

The Food That Fights Cravings

Adding some of THIS to your breakfast can help you feel more satisfied all day long<p>You know that eating breakfast is key for keeping your appetite under control throughout the day. But <i>what</i> you eat in the a.m. may be just as important as whether you eat at all: Adding peanuts or peanut butter to …

12 Hot Ways to Wear Camouflage

Go into hiding? Not a chance with these stylish clothes, accessories, and makeup

To Get The Benefits Of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

The Mediterranean diet is a pattern of eating that lately has become a darling of medical researchers. It includes vegetables and grains, not so much meat and, of course, generous portions of olive oil.<p>Mary Flynn, an associate professor of medicine at Brown University, says the evidence that olive …