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16 Valentine's Day Dishes for 2

Gallery16 Valentine's Day Dishes for 2<p>In the off chance that you've managed to miss the fact that everything <i>everywhere</i> has been decked in pink and red hearts, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. And, as they say, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. We've got 16 home-cooked …

You Have to F*****g Eat

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Mansbach<p>A New York Times Best Seller One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014 One of Flavorwire's 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014 "You Have to F***ing Eat makes parents of picky eaters smile." --TODAY Parents "Adam Mansbach...will delight …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

Florida dad fights wife, courts to keep daughter from alleged abuser

A Florida father is nearly out of options in his desperate effort to protect his 8-year-old daughter from her 17-year-old half-brother, who he claims to have witnessed sexually assaulting her — yet who still regularly visits the girl in their mother's home.<p>"It was the most horrific thing I had ever …

Evolution of a messiah: The story behind Christianity’s founding trauma

The story we all know about Jesus’ crucifixion has taken many forms over the years. Here’s how it all began<p>It was a spectacular late summer morning in New York City. I was at a Sunday worship service at Broadway Presbyterian Church, September 16, 2001, five days after the September 11 attack. The …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Nordstrom: Woman shot by man in Chicago store dies

A woman shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago Nordstrom store has died, the retailer said on its verified Facebook page.<p>"Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends," the post read.<p>The bustling store was packed with holiday shoppers late Black Friday, when a man opened fire on the …

Antique Cameras Are Cataloged Into Impressive Digital Archive

French camera collector Sylvain Halgand has cataloged over 10,000 vintage and antique cameras in an ongoing digital archive called <i>Collection Appareils.</i> Providing a photo of, and from, each device along with its history and specifications, Halgand has been amassing this record since 1999. About 1800 …

Christmas Gifts For Weird People: The Official 2014 Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year and, if you're lucky, it's also the weirdest.<p>If it's truly the thought that counts, then you should be thinking about some strange things for the weirdo in your life.<p>Why not get some chocolates shaped like dog or cat poop? Or an ugly Christmas sweater …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

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Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Qatar judge overturns conviction of U.S. couple in child's death

An appeals judge in Qatar on Sunday cleared American couple Matthew and Grace Huang of starving their adopted daughter to death in 2013, in a case that drew global attention to the Middle Eastern nation's justice system.<p>However, the couple were blocked from leaving Qatar on Sunday by immigration …

Citing security concerns, Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.<p>In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after …

5 Things We Know You Don't Know About Mark Twain

The adventures of Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, certainly hold up to those of his spirited protagonists. Early on in life, he made "millions" prospecting in Nevada and then quickly lost it all. He somewhat accidentally joined the Confederate army for two weeks because he didn't pay …

The Flavors That Could Be Hits In 2015

What new flavors will hit consumers’ sweet and savory spots in 2015? Taking a cue from the wild popularity of pumpkin spice, food manufacturers are in search of the next big flavor trends and, no doubt, are taking cues from today’s shoppers’ taste cravings–which have evolved. Consider the …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The 13 Best Custom iPhones Money Can Buy

These days the real way to show off is with a custom iPhone.<p>Custom iPhones are a great way to express your personality.<p>They also tend to cost more, if that's of concern to you.<p>We've rounded up the best custom iPhones so you'll know what to ask to ask for during the holidays.

Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia's Snowy Landscape

In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a …

The Big Future: What is the future of sex?

Sex is central to human life and has been from the very start, but the act and its aftermath aren't exactly perfect. Despite the technological advancements that have taken place over the course of the last century, people who don't want STIs or children still have to jump through a number of hoops …

The Shocking, Twisted Stories Behind Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Dark backstories often lurk behind our favorite childhood songs and fairy tales. This shouldn't be so surprising. Childhood itself is a fairly recent invention, especially in its current form of G-rated entertainment and brightly colored, hazard-free toys, so the older a children’s story the more …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The Tennessee Valley …

12 Things You Didn't Know About Taco Bell

By: Kristin Hunt<p>Back in the early 1950s, Glen Bell was just a dude who wanted to make people tacos. Today, he's left us an empire of snarkily-labeled hot sauces that is always there when we need it most. An achievement like that deserves its due, which is why we rounded up Taco Bell's most …

5 Dystopian Trilogies Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

With the unending details and minor dilemmas of modern day living, there is an ensnaring simplicity to the fictional task of survival. Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered …

The Book of Strange New Things

• <b>Author:</b> Michel Faber<p><b>A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents.</b><p>It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a …

Grand Theft Auto 5's first-person sex is lurid, graphic

With the leap from old gen to current gen, Rockstar's <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> brought with it one very interesting change: the ability to do everything in the game from a first-person perspective.<p>That shift in point of view that comes to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has a dramatic effect on everything …