Rachel Sprouse

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The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

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Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

Colorado School Shooter Had Bizarre Notes Written On His Body Outlining Large-Scale Attack

Karl Pierson used an "indelible marker" to write the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est," which means "the die has been cast," on the inside of his forearm.<p>He also wrote five letters and numbers on his arms that correlate with the library where he killed himself and five specific classrooms located in …

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The 3 Worst Food Mistakes You Can Make For Your Skin

In 2008 alone, Americans spent <i>$35 billion</i> on cosmetics and skincare. But are all these dollars wasted when we follow a diet that causes acne, premature aging and other skin conditions? It sure seems so.<p>"A typical American diet is full of foods and beverages that are bad for your skin," Julie Upton, …

5 Websites That Will Change the Way You Shop Online

In the past few months new websites have popped up on my radar that have changed the way I shop online. Here's my short list...<p><b>Farfetch</b>: On this one website alone you'll find more than 250 boutiques across the world, 2,000 different labels, and 105,000 products. The hub has established itself as a …

Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.<p>Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.<p>Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their …

Thing to Buy the Man in Your Life, If You Are Overprotective or If He Has a Tendency to Get Into Gunfights

Just in time for the holidays! Here's the perfect gift for the man in your life—if you are overprotective or he just happens to be in a line of work that gets him in gunfights every now and again.<p>Canadian bespoke tailors Garrison Bespoke have just launched the first-ever fashion-forward bulletproof …

Obama signs order to create climate change task force, may give fed overreaching authority

Through the stroke of the pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.<p>The executive order …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Explains Why We Love Some Companies And Fear Others

According to Brad Stone's new book "The Everything Store," that omnipresence made its CEO Jeff Bezos wonder how Amazon could avoid becoming one of those companies that people hate for its size and power.<p>The company had already been criticized for how it pays sales tax, eBook pricing, certain …

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Mother Creates Adorable Adventures for Her Sleeping Son

As we've seen many times before, with Adele Enersen's <i>Mila's Daydreams</i> or with Anna Eftimie's <i>Blackboard Adventures</i>, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that's quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao …

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Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

Check your average medicine cabinet, and you're bound to find a jar of Vaseline. But is your trusty petroleum jelly really a "cure-all"? More importantly, is it as harmless as you think? We enlisted New York-based dermatologist Dr. Alan Dattner, founder of HolisticDermatology.com, and celebrity …

Lionel Messi returns for Barcelona while Gareth Bale is poised to make Real Madrid comeback

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has posted on his Instagram account a photo of him kicking a ball with the message "Ready to come back"<p><b>Barcelona</b> and <b>Real Madrid</b> will be boosted by the return of <b>Lionel Messi</b> and Gareth Bale this weekend as both sides prepare for a vital week in their season.<p>Messi …

8 Things to Do With a Mate on a Fall Date

It's that time of year when we see the colors begin to shift from light and bright to warm and neutral. It would be remiss not to address the shift in our tone and mannerisms as well. Most marriages experience this shift and often times it is not addressed. Let's talk about how to get back to that …

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Casting Is 'Quite Terrifying,' Says Show Creative Director

Ever dream of being in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? Yeah, this might change your mind.<p>Show caster Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the one who hand-picks the models for the runway extravaganza each year, admitted to Vogue UK that the casting process is actually "quite terrifying for …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Make way for a new social media icon: the interrobang

It's the ultimate symbol to express excitement and outrage in our shockaholic era<p>At the risk of making my life sound more exciting than it really is, around once a week I find myself staring at my laptop keyboard wondering which of the symbols staring back at me – not to mention those only conjured …

London fashion week spring/summer 2014 live blog : day one - as it happened

Live coverage of all the shows, trends, front row action and backstage gossip at LFW

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

Humor: What if Disney Princesses Shared Photos on Instagram?

I admit that I am an Instagram Junkie. To paraphrase that classic SNL line: “I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE INSTAGRAM.” It’s not …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

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10 Timeless Style Lessons From Marilyn Monroe (PHOTOS)

51 years ago today, we lost a legend.<p>At the young age of 36, Marilyn Monroe passed away from a drug overdose, leaving millions mourning the loss of one of Hollywood's most talented stars. Monroe began her career as a model and quickly went on to become one of the most commercially successful …

Models Being Funny: Check Out This Hilarious Spoof Video Series All About the Fashion Industry!

The fashion industry—and all its beautiful people and their flair for drama—can be a pretty funny place. Like, you know how <i>Zoolander</i> is funny, whether you work in fashion or not? Well, if you do work in the industry, <i>Zoolander</i> takes on a whole new level of hilarity, because I really do feel, in my …

My favourite first line – by writers on the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist

Atlantic magazine asked some of America's greatest writers last week for their favourite first lines from literature. We decided to ask the same of this year's Man Booker prize longlist … with some surprising results<p>First lines for novelists are a bit like penalty kicks for goalies, a …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

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These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

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