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Same sex couples can now legally adopt in all 50 US states

The move marks the end of anti-LGBT adoption laws across the country.<p>A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples adopting …

LGBTQI

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep

Because you're trying to lose weight -- not sleep.<p>You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.<p>But a new study …

Nutrition

‘Dat Ass Zine’ Is the Ultimate Magazine for People Who Love Butts

Inspired by Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, <i>Dat Ass Zine</i> is dedicated to exactly what it sounds like: ass. After shooting three rolls of film of just …

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Hey boy, hey girl: cross-dressing as fine art – in pictures

Brooklyn-based photographer Lissa Rivera started the project Beautiful Boy when her friend BJ told her he had worn women’s clothes at university but no longer felt comfortable wearing them in public

Art

J.J. Abrams Says There Will Be Gay Characters In "Star Wars"

"It seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character in that world.”<p>His comments reflect previous remarks Abrams made to BuzzFeed News in December, where he stressed his desire for the film to feature a diverse cast.<p>"It was hugely important to …

Aimee Fogelmann by Gary Huddlestone[[MORE]]Anyone with a love of simplicity, lovely blondes and casual beauty will appreciate this down to Earth series by South African photographer Gary Huddlestone....

Anyone with a love of simplicity, lovely blondes and casual beauty will appreciate this down to Earth series by South African photographer Gary …

23 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

Diets. High heels.<p>Being happy should be simple, but with all these insane rules and social pressures that we put on ourselves, it's actually kind of hard. Isn't that so sad? I think it's the worst, personally. A little #LifeHack, though, is that there are things you probably do every day that make …

High Heels

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Hand Pies

From sweet caramel-pecan hand pies to savory chicken pot pie hand pies, here are Food & Wine's best hand pie recipes.

Delish's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Slays the Entire Cheesecake Factory Menu

You're gonna want allll the excuses to make this.<p>Even if you've never stepped foot inside a Cheesecake Factory, you know the chain likely excels at one thing: cheesecake. Fortunately for all you cheesecake-obsessed readers, so does Delish. Delish dreamed up the one cheesecake recipe you should …

Dessert

Portraits of Young Lovers at Their Most Raw, Intimate Moments

Bucharest-based photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona isn’t interested in pretty, sugary sweet pictures; within the hustle and bustle of city life, …

I Shot Crazy Clone Portraits of Singer Rob Cantor

Rob Cantor is a talented musician and songwriter who’s a mastermind at creating viral and creative content. His video titled “Perfect” features him …

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Weather

Hillary Clinton may be behind – our panelists share why she keeps their vote

<b>Peter Daou and Tom Watson: ‘Hillary is a dedicated progressive’</b><p>As long-time progressive activists, supporting Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination is easy. Our judgment about her is based on personal experience, not on the distorted image created by her detractors. Peter was Hillary’s …

Deadpool: the pansexual superhero who has never had a non-heterosexual experience

He flirts with Thor, Spider-Man and unicorns, but is his roving eye for real?<p>Movies don’t come any more self-satisfied than Deadpool. From the air of smugness that pervades this Marvel adventure, you would think it was the first picture to break the fourth wall or feature a profane, badly behaved …

The Best DSLR Cameras Under $1,000

DSLR cameras are by no means compact or pretty. However, they more than make up for their shortcomings by delivering an image quality that compact cameras or smartphones simply cannot match.<p>When choosing a budget-friendly DSLR, please carefully consider how you plan to use it. If still images are …

#Freckles: Photographer shines spotlight on the beauty of spots

With his stunning — and now viral — portraits of freckled folks, British photographer Brock Elbank tells TODAY.com his #Freckles project is all about "documenting the beauty in being an individual."<p>A 42-year-old London resident with 19 years of photography experience, Elbank launched his project in …

Fashion Trends

Too young for Tinder, LGBTQI youth find love through Tumblr

When Jessica N. first signed onto Tumblr, he had no idea who he was.<p>Sure, he knew some of the things he liked — Dr. Who, introversion — but at the …

Peeling Back the Label: 5 Bisexuals Open Up About Polyamory

<b>Note: This article only represents the views of those interviewed and should not be misconstrued as representative of all bisexual and/or polyamorous people.</b><p>You're poly? So...<p>- You're into group sex.<p>- You're a sex addict.<p>- You can't sustain an enduring, loving relationship.<p>These are just some of …

Polyamory

The Science Behind Why Traveling Makes You Healthier

<i>Studies have shown that traveling actually makes you healthier, and our friends at YourTango have the reasons why.</i><p><b>So go on! Treat yourself to that dream vacay.</b><p>Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives.<p>But is it possible that, …

Levitation Photography in 3 Easy Steps

A magician practices the art of illusion. Many times a photographer may practice the same thing. Who knew the art of levitation was only a few …

The Video Game Morality Questions Raised By Mass Murder Simulator, 'Hatred'

The internet is buzzing today about video games, and nearly none of it is good. First, there’s the front page New York Times story about how prominent feminists in the industry are being constantly threatened, and now there’s a much-talked about trailer for an upcoming game called “Hatred,” where …