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Your First Look at the Mysterious, Excellent Sci-Fi Film, Freaks

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.<p>A father keeps his daughter locked in their house, …

Horror

Artist imagines what cartoon characters would look like in real life (and they ain't pretty)

3D character artist Miguel Vasquez brings fairly innocuous-looking cartoon characters into disturbing 3D "life," like he did with Homer Simpson above.<p>…

Animation

A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

Women of Color

Why You Should Really Plant Garlic ASAP

Fall is the best time to plant this kitchen essential. Here's how to plant garlic, plus the best ways to use it.<p>You might assume that the end of …

Gardening

Click If You Dare: 100 Favorite Horror Stories

Angela Hsieh/NPR<p>Who doesn't love a good scary story, something to send a chill across your skin in the middle of summer's heat? And this year, we're celebrating the 200th birthday of one of the most famous scary stories of all time: <i>Frankenstein</i> — so a few months ago, we asked you to nominate your …

Horror

These 5 Chicken Bite Recipes Need Only 2 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Recipes

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Tomato & Herb Salad Hummus Bowls

Once you see how easy it is to make your own hummus, you'll have trouble going back to the store-bought stuff. This recipe gets a boost from fresh …

Healthy Eating

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

Chen Tai Chi Village: The Birthplace of Tai Chi is a Ghost Town Banking on a Cultural Treasure

In Chenjiagou, tai chi is everything. The city is the birthplace of Chen style tai chi, the oldest of tai chi’s five traditional family styles, one …

Tai Chi

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Inside the Lucrative World of Female Muscle Worship, Where Men Pay to Touch

Male "schmoes" provide a livelihood for the muscular women they worship: goddesses who are now too big to compete in most bodybuilding championships.<p>"I feel a special frisson with muscular women. The idea of a woman being stronger than me, and the sexual possibilities that that entails, is …

Exercise

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, …

Exercise

Young women are embracing their gray hair like never before—and I, for one, am rooting for it

It happens to everyone: That day when you’re tending to your tresses and you notice something glinting in the light. It’s the first white hair to set …

Hair

Modern mindfulness is rooted in a racist history

Newspaper articles at the time warned of the “clash of civilizations” developing between “uncivilized” Asian and “civilized” White culture.<p>In January 1902, Reverend Clarence Edgar Rice warned Americans of a religion that “both in theory and practice…degrades women,” practices “crass brutality” …

Mindfulness

How I Got Sucked Into the Alternative Universe of QAnon

They’re out there. Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesAlong with everyone else online who spends too much time wallowing in political news, I spent my Tuesday …

Donald Trump

Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Treats

This genius technique allows you to make rich and delicious homemade chocolates with minimal mess and ingredients. In fact, making these ice cube …

Dessert

Harvard doctors say this neglected move is a better way to get strong abs than sit-ups

Sit-ups are so 2017.<p>If you're looking to tone your entire core and work your way to six-pack abs, the plank is the one move you should nail, the physicians at Harvard Medical School say. So the next time you get ready to roll out a yoga mat and lie on your back, take the reverse approach and hold …

Workouts

10 Essential Potato Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Potatoes, in all their many varieties, are the real workhorses of the vegetable world. They're delicious and budget-friendly, and that is exactly …

Cooking

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Science Fiction

Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast Recipe

"Best tender and juicy pot roast you've ever eaten! Also great sliced up and served on hearty rolls."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast<p>1 onion, …

Cooking

How to Improve Your Partner's Oral Sex Skills

There is nothing better than lying back, relaxing, and enjoying a long bout of cunnilingus. Don’t you just love seeing your partner down there? It’s like a love letter to your clitoris.<p>It’s more than a sexy show—oral sex is how many women warm up for intercourse. We need to be properly lubricated, …

DJ Khaled

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

I Did a 1-Minute Plank Every Day For a Week — Here's What Happened

I recently took up yoga. When I learned that improved posture and balance were associated with core body strength, I sought to strengthen mine. I decided to challenge myself to hold a one-minute plank daily for seven days. I wanted to see if something so simple could create noticeable change and if …

Workouts

WTF Is Mindful Masturbation?

<i>The hottest days of the year call for a</i> <b>Summer Fling</b><i>. This week, we're deep-diving into sex, dating, and relationship drama, here.</i><p>We all have things …

Spirituality

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

<i>This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV</i> …

Science Fiction

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Parenting

Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

Critically-Acclaimed

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Brisket — Recipes from The Kitchn

Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and …

Cooking

These Photos From the Loveland Theme Park in South Korea Will Make You Blush

Jeju Loveland: A place in Korea where sex-themed art and eroticism meet. The Loveland Theme Park opened up in 2004 and boasts 140 works of art that may make you blush — but are undeniably interesting to look at. The park also runs sex-education films and has some interactive pieces as well. And of …