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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

How To Make a Beautiful iPhone Case Using Real Pressed Flowers

Heaven knows as the Tech Editor I see more iPhone cases than anyone should be exposed to throughout the year. Cases have become so common, it's all …

Women in Science

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

10 Relationship Behaviors You Think Are Odd That Are Totally Normal

<i>By Laura Seldon for GalTime.com</i><p>What's "normal" and what's not when it comes to dating, love and relationships? Think you and your partner align with the average couple? Or are your relationship behaviors totally out there? We've asked several therapists, marriage counselors and relationship experts …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages.<p>There are some 20,000 characters in contemporary written Chinese. Knowing about 4,000 is considered educated, while the threshold for standard literacy is 2,000. “Basic” (or just-getting-by) …

Anna Gunn And 'Breaking Bad's' Skyler White: Just The Tip Of A Very Big Iceberg

I am glad Anna Gunn wrote this eloquent editorial about the hatred her "Breaking Bad" character has induced among some fans of the show. And I absolutely and unequivocally condemn the vitriol the actress has endured during the past few years.<p>In my opinion, however, Gunn's piece doesn't go far …

TV

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …