Brittany McElroy

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Dad's Rant About Common Core Math Problem Goes Viral

Common Core, this is not your week. First you get publicly dumped by the entire state of Indiana, then a dad with an engineering degree calls your …

How To Make Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

<b>Prepare your work space.</b> Place a cutting board for the banana slices to your left. In front of you arrange bowls for the toppings and leave a space …

We Made a Beer Sommelier Taste and Rank a Bunch of 40s

When in the mood to relive your golden years, there's a pretty good chance you'll reach for an equally golden beverage: <b>a 40oz</b>.<p>Maybe you used to drink 'em in your friend Brad's basement, or maybe you used to drink 'em at your friend Brad's friend Todd's lake house, either way, what was your deal …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

In Praise of the Great Flat White

I'd heard about Flat Whites before I visited Australia -- they're the country's signature coffee drink. But, some of you may remember I went "off" coffee and caffeine for my trip, so I never got a chance to drink one while I was there. (Don't worry; I won't make <b>that</b> mistake again.)<p>Once back in the …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Game Never Over: Top 10 Most Addictive Video Games

You've probably read about the ongoing kerfuffle happening around Dong Nguyen's <i>Flappy Bird</i>, a hideously addictive game that involves directing a …

Top 10

The Hostage Horror of Herpesvirus

It’s a staple in many a heist movie. A person or group of people are going about their business when all of a sudden, they are attacked by force or by gunpoint. The situation turns dire as the enemy is not interested in an immediate fate but rather an extended one; it’s a hostage-taking. The target …

Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524619515_88a9da1b321a0c6c93e4107431f29813<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

Interior Design

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Associated Press News

Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

Love

Cheerios drops genetically modified ingredients

Under pressure from consumers and activist groups, General Mills says it will stop using genetically modified ingredients to make its original Cheerios cereal.<p>While the oats used to make Cheerios have never contained any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company did make changes to its …

Ellen Cantor: Prior Pleasures

There have been numerous projects examining our relationships with books and one of my favorite series is <i>Prior Pleasures</i> by photographer Ellen …

How Selfies And An iPhone App Could Get You A Better-Fitting Bra

Fitting rooms are not fun. Nope. Every movie or TV show that has ever portrayed a fitting room as a makeshift pageant or runway show has <i>lied to you</i>. In fact, I strongly believe there is a very special circle of Hell that strongly resembles Forever 21 fitting rooms—tweens, their moms and all.<p>So, you …

The Most Boring Article You'll Read Today

The kind of boredom you experience most often may be linked to your personality, say researchers.<p><b>Who knew boredom could be so interesting? But it's not just being bored; it's what kind of boredom you are experiencing that has researchers intrigued.</b><p>According to an article published in the journal</i> …

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Space Flights

Travel industry mogul and founder of space travel company Virgin Galactic Richard Branson is a big fan of Bitcoin. And today he announced that the …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

Rielle Hunter says she's sorry for John Edwards affair in memoir

Rielle Hunter is sorry — really, really sorry — about the affair she had with John Edwards.<p>The woman who had a child in secret with the former Democratic presidential candidate is so sorry, in fact, that on Tuesday she re-released her June 2012 memoir “What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

The Oxford English Dictionary has accepted a new definition for the word literally – and it's not the only word changing beyond recognition. It's enough to, like, make one despair<p>It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

Why we created The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

I am often lucky enough to be the biggest idiot in the room. In the past few years, I have found myself meeting particle physicists of repute, …