Laurel C.

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Why a smart contact lens is the ultimate wearable

Smart contact lenses sound like science fiction. But there's already a race to develop technology for the contact lenses of the future — ones that …

Wave of suicides engulfs Indian village: locals blame demons, science blames pesticides

A tiny village in central India has seen an unprecedented 80 suicides since the beginning of the year. Locals blame it on demon spirits, but some …

Mom Breastfeeds Both 3-Year-Old And 1-Year-Old In Gorgeous Photos

"I am not nursing for any purpose than to meet the needs of my daughters."<p>Chelsea Craig was recently on a photo shoot with her young daughters, ages 3 and 8 months, when they began to get fussy. So she decided to breastfeed them.<p>Family photographer Mae Burke, who is based in Texas, was on-hand and …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Farmers and Producers Not Ready for Big Antibiotic Changes in 2016

The Plate<p>The most significant changes in U.S. food-animal production in decades are coming by the end of this year, and farmers and producers aren’t prepared. That’s the warning of the nonpartisan Farm Foundation, based in Oak Brook, Ill., in a report called Stewardship of Antimicrobial Drug Use in …

Exclusive Interview: Men Doing Yoga Display Incredible Feats of Grace and Strength

When I photograph a yogi, I don't bring any expectations of their practice to the photo session. Since anyone who practices regularly knows, your practice can look and feel different from day to day. So whatever their practice looks like on the day of the session is perfect. If they don't nail the …

Flintstones-Inspired Stone House (2 pics + video)

Here at theMET, we feature a lot of modern architecture. The Stone House in Portugal is the furthest thing from that… Inspired by the Flintstones, this odd house was constructed between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe Mountains in Portugal. Like most contemporary homes, it has a front …

"Soul-Stealing" Photos Visualize the Dependence We Have to Our Phones

Our eyes are all-too-often glued to our phones and we miss what's going on in the world around us. The alluring and tempting images light up the screen, grabbing hold of our gaze as we're powerless to look away. French photographer Antoine Geiger has visualized this parasitic relationship in his …

Here's What It's Like When Mental Illness Affects A Relationship

We're told that love conquers all. But sometimes antidepressants help, too.<p><i>Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice.</i><p>One …

Mental Health

10 Ridiculous Things That Can Actually Happen In Fallout 4

Fallout 4

More Sex Is Better, But Only Up To A Point

There are limits to how much happiness is linked to sex.<p>People generally agree that a happy romantic relationship is also a sexual one, but past research hasn’t made clear how much sex, exactly, is best. Does sex have a limitless effect on happiness, as in, the more sex you have the happier you …

Fallout 4 Has Alien Easter Egg And More Hidden Secrets

Junk in Fallout 4 is easily forgettable as something you're going to pick up and never look at again. However, imgur user 1Times took a closer look at a Flux Sensor they found in a Bostonian wasteland hut and thought they'd do a little research after observing something that seemed random on the …

How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, learning something new, preparing for a test or a speech, flying a plane -- almost anything you can think of -- the person who slept enough will perform at their highest levels and get maximum results.<p>"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep …

Weight Loss

How Are Our Screens Changing Us Now?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Screen Time - Part I.<p>Host Guy Raz raises the curtain on a special two-part TED Radio Hour episode about our ambivalent relationships with our screens.<p>We hear audio from a Facebook press conference call in which CEO Mark Zuckerburg describes virtual reality as a …

12 Women Explain Why They Never Want to Have Kids

Yes, as in never.<p>If you've made the decision to not have kids, we're guessing people are <i>always</i> up in your business asking why. Something about being confident in your decision to go child-free brings judgment and doubt from others—whether that's in the form of condescending remarks that you’ll …

Parenting

15 Horrifying Things You Do When You Live Alone

If you eat cake out of the garbage, and no one is around to see it, are you still disgusting?<p><b>1. Let your mail (i.e., bills) pile up for weeks and weeks.</b> It can't hurt you if you don't open it.<p><b>2. Just rinse and reuse that same cup over and over again.</b> All the other ones are dirty.<p><b>3. Go days without</b> …

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology

Workout Music & Running Songs

Find Music That Matches Your Exercise Routine<p>Each month, 40,000 folks submit their favorite workout songs here and vote on the submissions of …

New Music

The Known Universe by AMNH

30 Commonly Mispronounced Food Words (and How to Say Them Correctly)

We can understand that people frequently mispronounce words like quinoa, gnocchi, and Sriracha -- but how about "ravioli"?<p><i>Alessandra Bulow</i><p>We can understand that people frequently mispronounce words like quinoa, gnocchi, and Sriracha -- but how about "ravioli"? The menu at Giada De Laurentiis' new …

New York City

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Workouts

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

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Five Incredible—and Real—Mind-Control Applications

Welcome to a dawning era of brain-controlled devices and actions.<p><b>Scientists achieved the first remote human-to-human brain interface this week, when Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal over the Internet that moved the hand of colleague Andrea Stocco—even though Stocco was sitting all the way across the</b> …

Happiest looking owl, ever? A barn owl poses for LIFE’s Peter Stackpole in 1960. (Peter Stackpole—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Happiest looking owl, ever? A barn owl poses for LIFE’s Peter Stackpole in 1960. (Peter Stackpole—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)