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The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Who remembers the Tunnel of Fudge cake from the '60s?<p>No matter how hard of times, people still must do one thing: eat cake. Take a walk down memory lane and check out the cake that was most popular the year you were born.

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Two-Headed Sharks Keep Popping Up—No One Knows Why

Scientists are discovering more mutated fish, possibly due to genetic abnormalities from overfishing.<p>Two-headed sharks may sound like a figment of the big screen, but they exist—and more are turning up worldwide, scientists say.<p>A few years ago off Florida, fishermen hauled in a bull shark whose …

10 Mac shortcuts you need to know

These tips and tricks will make your Mac life easier.<p>I've covered shortcuts for Finder, iTunes, Safari and Spotlight. Here are ten shortcuts for general Mac use that didn't fit in any of the above apps.<p>1. Command-Q to quit<p>If you are coming to Mac after a long tenure with Windows, then you might get …

Operating Systems

Gas station video proves swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims: Brazil police

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were never robbed, and that surveillance video shows them …

Brazil

30 Things Parents Say In The Middle Of The Night

Mel and I are going on 12 years as parents. We have three children together, and let me just say that we’ve said some serious shit to each other, and …

Butterfly stroke inventor finally admits it was all a prank

RIO DE JANEIRO — The inventor of the butterfly stroke, the swimming style that requires the swimmer to repeatedly flail up and out of the water and …

Killer Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

<b>Simple Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell</b><p>These days, staging your home to sell is almost as essential as making the beds before a viewing. A few decades …

Real Estate

The Kind Of Books You Read Have A Much Larger Impact On You Than You Think

When was the last time you fell asleep reading a book? Or which was the last book you finished without being distracted by Facebook or Instagram? …

Writing

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

Books

This Magical Keurig-Like Thing Mixes Cocktails For You

For $430 the Somabar makes custom cocktails for you in about 5 seconds<p>Meet your new best friend, moms. Known as the Keurig for cocktails, the Somabar …

The Long-Term Relationship Survival Tip Guide

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride.<p><i>Our engagement picture; I was 18.</i><p>What is real is that we are "happily enough" married. Still. The truth is, that we have all kinds of shit going down around us all the …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Lunatic coaches, controlling managers and overzealous parents are wrecking kids' sport

Sometimes I told abusive coaches they were out of order, but was roundly shouted down – after all, whose side was I on?<p>Tim was a psycho soccer dad.<p>As I stood beside the pitch all those winter Saturdays in Canberra, the frozen grass crunching underfoot, the chill wind belting through my ski jacket, …

Parenting

How to trick your iPhone into freeing up storage space

A trick to get more storage space on your iPhone has been circulating around the Internet today — but you have to have less than a gig of available …

The Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero on that ominous ending

[<b>SPOILER ALERT</b>: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s “Not Tomorrow Yet” episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>.]<p>It was easy. Too easy, it turns out. …

How I quit my smartphone addiction and really started living

The phone rings: it’s my friend checking to see if I can pick her up on the way to a dinner party. I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen. I scribble the address in my trusty notebook I keep in my back pocket. I tell her I’ll be at her …

Handsfree

The 'Uncle Dad Syndrome': When Divorced Dads Act Like Carefree Uncles and Why Their Kids Feel Cheated

Some people call them "Disneyland Dads." I call them "Uncle Dads" -- divorced dads who parent the way you'd expect bachelor Uncle Bob to act when he watches your kids for the weekend. The "Uncle Dad Syndrome" is not just about indulging the kids. It's the entire personality of this dad and how he …

The best books we read in 2015 - Vox

  <p><i>Words of Radiance</i> by Brandon Sanderson (fiction)<p>I spend my day writing about conflicts — like the war in Syria — that are vicious, depressing, and defined mostly by the lack of good guys and good options. <i>Words of Radiance</i>, a wonderfully detailed story of good versus evil and the second book in …

What This Not-So-Evil Stepmom Has Learned From Decades Of Parenting

"Like -- or love -- does not happen in any specific timeframe."<p><i>As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your</i> …

Parenting

How to Make an Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake for the Holidays

We all know about rainbow cakes, but have you ever seen one created just for the holidays? This red and green version is not just dyed festive colors — it’s inspired by the classic Italian rainbow cookie! Bringing the tradition of sharing Christmas cookies and impressive, colorful cakes together, …

10 Tricks to Make Hanging Christmas Decorations Way Easier

Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1Preheat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with butter.<p>2In a food processor, …

Baking

Warm Up Your Printer for These 20 Holiday Printables

Walk into any home decorating store and before you know it, you’re walking out with $50 (at least) worth of holiday decor. How does that even happen? Elves probably. If you’ve put yourself on a decorating budget this season (after all, that new purse isn’t going to buy itself), then head to your …

7 Dating Considerations for Divorced Parents

By Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom for Divorce Magazine<p><b>Here are seven considerations, qualities and things to look for in someone who is going to be a stepparent to your kids.</b><p>Looking for a new mate as a divorced person with children is tricky -- especially if your children are important to you, which …

The Differences Between Getting Married in Your 20's vs. in Your 30's

People love to debate about the best age to get married. But when it comes to the actual wedding planning, how different is it between a 20- and 30-something? We rounded up some former brides (all married in the past decade) for their thoughts. Check out their stories — and then head to our …

Weddings

What Comes After 'Boyfriend' When You're Not Planning to Get Married?

<i>This article originally appeared on Slutever.com.</i><p><i>When you're in a serious, long-term relationship, the terms "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" can begin to feel a bit juvenile, or at least insufficient for describing your level of commitment. But what do you call the person you share a life with when</i> …

Transgender waitress shares uplifting story after child asks whether she's a girl or a boy

Transgender waitress shares uplifting story of 'stellar parenting' after customer's child asks whether she's a girl or a boy – and he insists she …

Parenting

A Letter To Myself On My Wedding Day, Now That I'm Divorced

Love won't conquer all.<p><i>Suzanne Erickson's divorce was finalized in 2014. Looking back, she realizes the 12-year marriage was rocky from the start. B</i><i>elow, Erickson writes a letter to the hopeful 24-year-old she was when she walked down the aisle 14 years ago.</i><p>Dear Suzanne,<p>Today couldn't be a more …

Relationships