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Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at Mama Afrika, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to one young woman wearing a veil she asks, "Have you …

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called “temari” were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter …

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School tries to silence fifth-grader’s speech on religion

A Florida student writes about injustices committed “In the Name of Religion”<p>Zachary Golob-Drake is the kind of kid any school would be proud to have representing it. And last week, the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader won a first place blue ribbon in a class contest for his speech about how to make the …

Mormon church addresses past racism

Statement rejects previous teachings which banned black people from the lay clergy until 1978<p>The Mormon church has issued its most comprehensive explanation yet about its past exclusion of black people from the priesthood.<p>The statement disavowing previous teachings was posted on the Church of Jesus …

Damian Lewis and the case of the missing redheads

There's Julianne Moore, Karen Elson, Lily Cole, Nicole Kidman … but where are their male counterparts? Flame-haired Michael Hann meets the photographer aiming to show redheaded men are sexy<p>• Which country has the most redheads? Find out here<p>Thomas Knights wants you to think about action heroes. …

Wannabe Anorexics & Other Truths About Modern Eating Disorders

Photo: Courtesy of The Overlook Press.<p><i>Kelsey Osgood's first book, How To Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia, changes the conversation when it</i> …

Tara Lynn, Plus-Size Model: 'It Is Hard To Make Clothes Look Great On Big Women'

Time and again, we've seen designers persistently adhere to the stick-thin model ideal, despite efforts made by modeling advocacy groups, eating disorder organizations and even Vogue.<p>Many are left wondering just why the fashion industry is so committed to this standard, but after establishing …

Miley Cyrus Gets Naked And Glittery In Future's New Music Video

Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records.<p>Back in 2003, Britney Spears slipped into a gem-encrusted bodysuit and proceeded to shock the nation. Today, a decade …

Josh Hutcherson On Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Photo: REX USA/Jonathan Hordle/Rex.<p>Even if you're Team Gale — and having seen Liam Hemsworth's debonair figure in the flesh, we wouldn't blame you — …

Here's Why Sex Feels Awesome

Illustrated by Darcy Moore.<p>We won't pretend even for a moment that we know all of the biological and scientific nuances of why sex feels good. In …

Jackie Kennedy's Letters to Her Personal Shopper, Anti-Cellulite Jeans, Online Retailer Launches Sunday Delivery, and More News to Know

<b>Notes on a sandal:</b> Seventeen of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy's handwritten 1960s notes and letters to her personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman will go on auction at John McInnes Auctioneers in New York on November 22. "She knew exactly what she wanted," an auction house appraiser said. "To see …

Jennifer Lawrence's Hair On Her InStyle Cover Makes Us Miss Her Old 'Do

Jennifer Lawrence's bob, we hardly knew ye.<p>J. Law crushed many a soul when she went and chopped her blonde hair into a pixie last week. Her reasoning? "I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length," she explained. "It just couldn't get …

7 Beauty Products You'll Probably Never Need

While we have a few key weapons in our beauty cabinet arsenal, we're willing to admit that most of our tubes, compacts and bottles remain untouched after the first couple of uses.<p>In an effort to help you sort through all of the mess, we decided to round up the top seven products that we think are …

Mary-Kate & Ashley Go Bare-Faced For Allure

Photo: Courtesy of Allure.<p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: the Olsen Twins kill it at <i>everything</i>. We find ourselves pretty much awestruck …

5 Delicious & Easy Lunch Recipes

Seamless is a life-changing website, but it can’t change the fact that you’ve eaten the same crummy salad every day for the last month. It's time to …

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New Anti-HIV & Birth Control Ring Begins Trials Soon

Photo: Courtesy of NuvaRing.<p>A brand new intravaginal ring (IVR) has shown exciting promise in both protecting against unwanted pregnancy <i>and</i> HIV. The …

Transgender Model Carmen Carrera Says She Wants to Walk the Victoria’s Secret Show

No transgender model has cracked something as mainstream as Victoria’s Secret—for whom much of the audience is straight men. Is Carmen Carrera ready …

Are You Being Lied To? 10 Tell-Tale Signs

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p>It's unlikely you've never fibbed before. And, maybe you got away with it; maybe you didn't. Maybe it was a harmless white lie …

Lady Gaga Critiques Her Glamour Shoot, Sounds Off On Photoshop

Photo: Courtesy of Glamour.<p>Lady Gaga might say a bunch of cryptic stuff (that <i>ARTPOP</i> artist statement still has us reeling), but she's definitely not …

Lady Gaga Slams Her Own Glamour Cover, Calls Out Damaging Use Of Photoshop

Lady Gaga may dress however she pleases in real life, but even she isn't immune to the clever hand of Photoshop on her magazine photos.<p>At Glamour's 2013 Women of the Year Awards on Monday, the December Glamour cover girl accepted her award with a sharp critique of her own recent Glamour photos. …

How to Show Some Leg but Stay Chic and Elegant for a Dressy Date Night

Jessica Biel is busy on the red carpet these days, and we're loving it. And we have to admit it's an extra-special treat when she turns one of those appearances into a date night with hubs Justin Timberlake. Even celebrities need a couple night out once in a while, right?<p>The beautiful (and …

Aww, Ryan Gosling Was Really Cute... But Really Unstylish

Ryan Gosling is the ultimate babe. He can sing, dance, act and save lives -- seriously, is there anything he <i>can't</i> do? Gosling steals our hearts on the big screen, charms his way through press tours and has just about the most dreamy eyes we've ever seen. And boy, can this hottie rock a suit.<p>In …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

Electric velocipede adds tech touches to olde-tyme bike

Twirl your handlebar mustache and hop on the Concept 1865, a 19th-century bike reimagined with modern plastics and an electric drive.<p>I'm so excited about the Concept 1865 electric velocipede I might have to lie down on my Victorian fainting couch for a moment. OK, better now...<p>For those who haven't …

28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.<p>This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's …

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