Lauren Rhoades

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The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

7 Jump Rope Workouts To Blast Fat And Get Fit

<i>By A.C. Shilton for Men's Journal</i><p>Forget any association you had with jump ropes and gym class. The jump rope is a powerful workout tool. It builds cardio fitness, balance, agility and bone strength. It's also one of the best go-anywhere fitness accessories, fitting easily into even a crammed …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

6 Beauty Hacks That Make You Look Like You HAVEN'T Been Sick for a Week

Washed-out and red-nosed isn't a good look.<p>Being sick is something I <i>get</i>. I tend to joke that I have no immune system, but it's not really a joke so much as a laugh-because-it's-better-than-crying situation. So take it from me: There are easy beauty solutions out there (which, no, won't make you …

Makeup

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Dwell

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Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips

Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions -- Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works.<p>Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. "I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible," …

Buyers beware: The 12 most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables

If you’re going to buy organic, start with apples, peaches and nectarines<p>The Environmental Working Group is out, once again, with its annual "Dirty Dozen" guide to the conventionally grown produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.<p>Apples, again, top the list, which is based on an …

how to make your favorite childhood junk food

10 classic recipes, all from scratch.<p>Unless your parents enforced strict vegetable quotas and mandated a junk-food-free diet, chances are your childhood was filled with snacks both savory and sweet—from cheese-powder-dusted Doritos to <i>almost</i> sickeningly sweet pre-made baked goods. While we like to …

Dessert

3 EASY Ramen Recipes That Are Next-Level Yummy

Ramen is more than just the crown jewel of Japanese cuisine — it's practically an art form. Eating the signature dish is a sensory experience in …

Recipes

The Complete Guide to How Food Has Invaded Pop Culture (At Least According to Us) - Bon Appétit

Sure, we all eat, but what we eat has begun to define pop culture.<p><i>To the staff at</i> Bon Appétit*, food has always been an omnipresent life force. But in the past several years, somehow eating-interesting-food-as-a-cool-lifestyle-choice has gotten really zeitgeist-y, with juice bars popping up every …

Txtter Aims To Be A More Photo-Centric Messaging App

From Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage, to startups like Kik, and Telegram, it is easy to think the social messaging market is all sewn up.<p>Then there are photo and video-focused apps like Facebook’s Instagram, Twitter’s Vine or upstarts Coub, DubSmash, Prezi’s Nutshell, and MusixMatch’s …

Social Media

5 Best Apps of the Week: The #1 Reading App for Busy People + More

It’s the same when it comes to life, love, heck, even lunch — why settle for meh, when you can have YEAH? Why go for good when GREAT is right around the corner — in some cases, just a download away? In this week’s app roundup, I’m continuing on my mission to provide you with upgrades and new app …

Apps

This New App Turns GIFs Into Interactive Animations

Yoyo lets you speed up, slow down or reverse a GIF by simply moving your cursor.<p>Apps that allow for customizable effects on short videos are gaining momentum. Instagram’s Hyperlapse feature lets users create their own short time-lapse video, which can then be embedded like any other Instagram …

This App Is Like Having Your Own Personal Shopper

<b>Why you want it</b>: Donde helps you find the perfect dress with just a few taps.<p><b>Tell me more</b>: Every woman knows that finding the perfect dress can be an …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Everything You Should Watch in March 2015

The best picks on Netflix Streaming, Blu-ray, and in theaters this month.<p>For many pop-culture consumers, any and all free time during the early days of March will be spent binge-watching the third season of <i>House of Cards</i>, which Netflix is releasing tomorrow. But once you emerge from a Frank …

What Kayla Mueller’s Life Reveals About Her Generation

These days, it seems like every millennial is trying to be a role model, whether it’s by designing a multi-billion-dollar app or recording a …

Idealism

Facebook lets you choose what happens to your profile after you die

You can't take your Facebook friends with you to the afterlife, but at least you can now prevent your snarky comments about <i>Drag Race</i> serving as a poor memorial. The social network has announced that users will be able to designate a legacy contact that can maintain their accounts after they have …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

The US Economy Continues To Look Stronger And Stronger

There's nothing wrong with using a little borrowed money to finance purchases. For businesses, financing with debt is cheaper than financing with equity.<p>One of the things that's dragged on the economic recovery has been the deleveraging of consumer and business balance sheets. Specifically, …

Economics

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

10 nerdy shows to binge on before they disappear from Netflix

Your Daily Guide to Getting in Shape This January

So, your New Year's resolution is to get in shape—for real, this time. You've joined the gym, you've bought some kickass running shoes; now, all you need is a game plan. And, here it is: We enlisted celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Lacey Stone to set up a daily schedule that starts January …

Exercise

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Sculpted Arms GIF

Sculpted arms with a hint of sinuous curve—but no bulk—are the hallmark of trainer and modelFIT cofounder **Justin Gelband’**s signature technique. Enter model and client <b>Karlie Kloss,</b> who takes on one of his custom bicep-, tricep-, shoulder-, and chest-toning circuits for today’s arm-focused …